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Harvey L Kaplan

Harvey L Kaplan
Office:
Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
2555 Grand Blvd
64108
City:
Kansas City
State:
Missouri
Country:
USA
Tel:
+1 816 559 2214
Fax:
+1 816 421 5547

Biography • Life Sciences - Product Liability

Harvey Kaplan is a partner of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP (SHB) in Kansas City, Missouri. He is chair emeritus of the firm's pharmaceutical and medical device litigation division and has served as a member of its executive committee. Mr Kaplan is well known for defending pharmaceutical companies and medical device companies. His litigation practice also includes other products liability cases and complex commercial litigation.

Mr Kaplan has tried high-profile pharmaceutical cases in many jurisdictions, including Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. He has won defence verdicts in cases involving serious personal injuries alleged to have been caused by drugs and devices such as DES, the Cu-7 IUD, the Dalkon Shield IUD, and the FenPhen diet drug combination. In addition, he has argued cases in the appellate courts of Missouri and Michigan and in the Fifth, Eighth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Mr Kaplan is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; the International Society of Barristers; the American Bar Foundation; and the Litigation Counsel of America. He has served on the board of directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). He has been director of the IADC's Defense Counsel Trial Academy and co-chair of the DRI Corporate Counsel Roundtable; he was also at the forefront of launching DRI Europe. In 2010, he received the Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing.

Mr Kaplan was named 'Global Product Liability Lawyer of the Year' from 2008-2011 by Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. He was also named 'the World's Leading Product Liability Lawyer' in 2009-2011 by the Legal Media Group Guide to the World's Leading Product Liability Lawyers. Law360 profiled Mr Kaplan in 2010 as one of the 10 most admired product liability lawyers. He has also been featured in articles about SHB's selection as The American Lawyer's product liability litigation department of the year. ABA Journal referred to him as 'the godfather of product liability law' in an article featuring SHB as 'the firm many of the world's biggest companies turn to at the first hint of trouble with one of their products.'

He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. (biotechnology law, mass tort litigation and product liability litigation); Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (listed in Band 1 as one of the six leading lawyers in nationwide product liability and mass torts); The Legal 500: United States (which describes him as 'one of the top pharma lawyers in the country'); Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (Global Product Liability Lawyer of the Year 2008-2011, and listed as one of the 10 most highly regarded lawyers worldwide); The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers ('Kaplan once again received more votes from clients and peers worldwide than any other individual'); Lawdragon: The 500 Leading Lawyers in America ('the nation's top defense-side choice for bet-the-company litigation related to pharmaceuticals and medical devices'); Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (named a 'National Star' for product liability); The Legal Media Group: 'Best of the Best' 2012; The International Who's Who of Commercial Litigators; The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers; The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers; Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers; PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook; PLC Life Sciences Handbook; and PLC Dispute Resolution Handbook.

Mr Kaplan is admitted to practise before the Supreme Court of the United States; the US Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits; the US Tax Court; the Missouri Supreme Court; and the US District Courts in Missouri, Kansas, Arizona, Nebraska and Colorado.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers which can be purchased from our Shop.

Biography • Commercial Litigation

Harvey Kaplan is a partner of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP (SHB) in Kansas City, Missouri. He is chair emeritus of the firm's pharmaceutical and medical device litigation division and has served as a member of its executive committee. Mr Kaplan is well known for defending pharmaceutical companies and medical device companies. His litigation practice also includes other products liability cases and complex commercial litigation.

Mr Kaplan has tried high-profile pharma cases in many jurisdictions, including Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania. He has won defence verdicts in cases involving serious personal injuries alleged to have been caused by drugs and devices such as DES, the Cu-7 IUD, the Dalkon Shield IUD and the FenPhen diet drug combination. In addition, he has argued cases in the appellate courts of Missouri and Michigan and in the Fifth, Eighth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Mr Kaplan is a fellow of: the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; the International Society of Barristers; the American Bar Foundation; and the Litigation Counsel of America. He has served on the board of directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). He has been director of the IADC's Defense Counsel Trial Academy; co-chair of the DRI Corporate Counsel Roundtable; and he was also at the forefront of launching DRI Europe. In 2010, he received the Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing.

Mr Kaplan was named "Global Product Liability Lawyer of the Year" from 2008-2011 by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. He was also named "the World's Leading Product Liability Lawyer" in 2009-2011 by The Legal Media Group Guide to the World's Leading Product Liability Lawyers. Law360 profiled Mr Kaplan in 2010 as one of the 10 most admired product liability lawyers. He has also been featured in articles about SHB's selection as The American Lawyer's product liability litigation department of the year. The ABA Journal referred to him as "the godfather of product liability law" in an article featuring SHB as "the firm many of the world's biggest companies turn to at the first hint of trouble with one of their products."

He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (biotechnology law, mass tort litigation and product liability litigation); Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (listed in Band 1 as one of the nine leading lawyers in nationwide product liability and mass torts); The Legal 500 United States (where he is described as having 'a wealth of experience' and providing 'trememdous credibility' in court); The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (Global Product Liability Lawyer of the Year 2008-2011; The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers, where he is listed as one of the 10 most highly regarded lawyers worldwide ("peers name him as 'the dean of the products liability bar' and 'a legendary presence'"), Lawdragon: The 500 Leading Lawyers in America ("Kaplan's expertise with bet-the-company litigation helped him prevail on summary judgment for Mylan in West Virginia federal court on claims stemming from heart medication Digitek), Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (named a National Star for product liability); The Legal Media Group: "The Best of the Best USA" 2012; The International Who's Who of Commercial Litigators, The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers, The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers, Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, and PLC's Which Lawyer? Yearbook, Life Sciences Handbook and Dispute Resolution Handbook.

Mr Kaplan is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits, the United States Tax Court, the Missouri Supreme Court and the United States District Courts in Missouri, Kansas, Arizona and Nebraska.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Commercial Litigators which can be purchased from our Shop.

Biography • Product Liability Defence

Harvey Kaplan is a partner of Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP in Kansas City, Missouri. He is chair emeritus of the firm's pharmaceutical and medical device litigation division and has served as a member of its executive committee. Mr Kaplan is well known for defending pharmaceutical companies and medical device companies. His litigation practice also includes other products liability cases and complex commercial litigation.

Mr Kaplan has tried high-profile pharmaceutical cases in many jurisdictions, including Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania. He has won defence verdicts in cases involving serious personal injuries alleged to have been caused by drugs and devices such as DES, the Cu-7 IUD, the Dalkon Shield IUD and the FenPhen diet drug combination. In addition, he has argued cases in the appellate courts of Missouri and Michigan and in the Fifth, Eighth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Mr Kaplan is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, the American Bar Foundation and the Litigation Counsel of America. He has served on the board of directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). He has been director of the IADC's Defense Counsel Trial Academy and co-chair of the DRI corporate counsel roundtable; he was also at the forefront of launching DRI Europe. In 2010, he received the Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing.

Mr Kaplan was named Global Product Liability Lawyer of the Year (2008-2011) by Who's Who Legal. He was also named the World's Leading Product Liability Lawyer (2009-2011) by Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Product Liability Lawyers. Law360 profiled Mr Kaplan in 2010 as one of the 10 most admired product liability lawyers. He has also been featured in articles about SHB's selection as The American Lawyer's product liability litigation department of the year. The ABA Journal referred to him as "the godfather of product liability law" in an article featuring SHB as "the firm many of the world's biggest companies turn to at the first hint of trouble with one of their products".

He is also listed in Best Lawyers in America (biotechnology law, mass tort litigation and product liability litigation); Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (listed in band one as one of the nine leading lawyers in nationwide product liability and mass torts); The Legal 500: United States (which describes him as 'one of the top pharma lawyers in the country"), Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defence ('peers name him as 'the dean of the products liability bar' and 'a legendary presence'"), Lawdragon: The 500 Leading Lawyers in America ("the nation's top defence-side choice for bet-the-company litigation related to pharmaceuticals and medical devices"), Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (named a National Star for product liability); The Legal Media Group's Expert Guides "Best of the Best" feature (2012); Who's Who Legal: Commercial Litigators, Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences, Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, PLC's Which Lawyer? Yearbook, PLC's Life Sciences Handbook and PLC's Dispute Resolution Handbook.

Mr Kaplan is admitted to practise before the Supreme Court of the United States, the US Courts of Appeal for the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits, the US Tax Court, the Missouri Supreme Court and the US District Courts in Missouri, Kansas, Arizona, Nebraska and Colorado.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers which can be purchased from our Shop.

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