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Madeleine M McDonough

Madeleine M McDonough
Office:
Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
1155 F Street NW
Suite 200
20004-1305
City:
Washington
State:
District of Columbia
Country:
USA
Tel:
+1 202 639 5600
Fax:
+1 202 783 4211

Biography • Life Sciences - Product Liability

Madeleine McDonough chairs Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP's pharmaceutical and medical device litigation division, and she co-chairs the firm's agribusiness and food safety practice and life sciences and biotechnology practice.

Ms McDonough represents clients in a range of industries: pharmaceutical, animal health, medical device, food, cosmetics, and beverage. She counsels clients on Food and Drug Administration regulations and represents corporations and individuals in product liability, toxic tort, personal injury, and commercial matters. Ms McDonough advises organisations on preventative litigation approaches, policy and governance issues, emerging legal developments, creative resolution strategies, risk management, corporate social responsibility, and crisis management. Ms McDonough also serves as National E-Discovery Counsel for clients.

She is currently serving a third three-year term on the firm's executive committee, and she heads up civic, diversity, pro bono, training, and client development activities.

In 2012 and 2013, she was named a leading product liability attorney by Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers and a Life Science Star by LMG Life Sciences. Missouri Lawyers Weekly also honoured Ms McDonough as a 2013 Mentor of the Year for her long-standing dedication to advising younger colleagues, law students and high school students with an interest in the law.

Ms McDonough is a lecturer in the Global Health Law LLM program at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. Before her legal career, Ms McDonough worked as a clinical pharmacist in a large university teaching hospital and brings her pharmaceutical background to her representation of pharmaceutical, medical device, food, and cosmetics manufacturers in product liability, regulatory and related legal issues.

Ms McDonough is a member of the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) and FDLI Finance Committee; the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP) and the IILP advisory board; the American Bar Association (ABA) and the ABA section of science and technology, where she serves as vice chair of the food, cosmetics and nutraceuticals committee; the Personal Care Products Council; the Bar of the District of Columbia; the Missouri Bar; and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, where she served as chair of its public service committee. In that capacity, she co-founded the Kansas City summer law internship programme for high school students.

Ms McDonough served as editor-in-chief of the Kansas Law Review. She earned her LLM in Global Health Law from Georgetown University Law Center. She is a member of the University of Kansas School of Law's Alumni Board of Governors and of the Women's Advisory Council, and serves on the Community Advisory Board of KCUR-FM, a National Public Radio affiliate in Kansas City.

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

Biography • Product Liability Defence

Madeleine McDonough chairs Shook, Hardy & Bacon's pharmaceutical and medical device litigation division, and she co-chairs the firm's agribusiness and food safety practice and life sciences and biotechnology practice. She also serves as national e-discovery counsel for clients.

Ms McDonough serves as counsel to clients in a range of industries: pharmaceutical, animal health, medical device, food, cosmetics and beverage. She counsels clients on Food and Drug Administration regulations and represents corporations and individuals in product liability, toxic tort, personal injury, and commercial matters. Ms McDonough advises organisations on preventative litigation approaches, policy and governance issues, emerging legal developments, creative resolution strategies, risk management, corporate social responsibility and crisis management.

She is currently serving a third three-year term on the firm's executive committee, and she heads up civic, diversity, pro bono, training and client development activities.

In 2012, she was named a leading product liability attorney by Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers and a "Life Science Star" by LMG Life Sciences.

Ms McDonough is a lecturer in the global health law LLM programme at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. Before her legal career, she worked as a clinical pharmacist in a large university teaching hospital and brings her pharmaceutical background to her representation of pharmaceutical, medical device, food, and cosmetics manufacturers in product liability, regulatory and related legal issues.

Ms McDonough is a member of the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) and FDLI finance committee; the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP) and IILP advisory board; the American Bar Association (ABA) and ABA food, cosmetics and nutraceuticals section; the Personal Care Products Council; The Bar of the District of Columbia; the Missouri Bar; and Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, where she served as chair of its public service committee. In that capacity, she co-founded the Kansas City summer law internship programme for high school students.

Ms McDonough served as editor-in-chief of the Kansas Law Review. She earned her LLM in global health law from Georgetown University Law Center. She is a member of the University of Kansas School of Law's alumni board of governors and of the Women's Advisory Council, and serves on the community advisory board of KCUR-FM, a National Public Radio affiliate in Kansas City.

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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