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Harvey L Kaplan

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

Biography • Litigation

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 LMG’s Guide to the World's Leading Product Liability Lawyers. Law360 profiled Mr Kaplan as “one of the 10 most admired product liability lawyers” in 2010. 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 Best Lawyers in America (biotechnology law, mass tort litigation and product liability litigation); Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (one of the leading lawyers in nationwide product liability and mass torts); The Legal 500: United States (“provides ‘tremendous credibility’ in court”); Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defence (“...one of the forefathers of this practice area”); Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (named a “national star” for product liability); Legal Media Group's Expert Guide: Litigation and Product Liability; Legal Media Group’s The Best of the Best USA 2014 (top 30 US product liability lawyers); Who's Who Legal: Litigation; and Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences.

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 Who's Who Legal: Litigation which can be purchased from our Shop.

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