International tobacco company Philip Morris International has hired David Bernick as senior vice president and general counsel.
He was previously a senior partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP where he served for over 30 years – 15 of which he spent as a member of the firm’s management committee.
In his career, Bernick has spearheaded some of the most complex and significant litigation in both the United States and internationally. He has represented multinational corporations such as ABB Ltd, Abbott, Baxter International, Apple, Dow Chemical, DuPont, IBM and W R Grace.
Bernick has represented several companies in the tobacco industry including Philip Morris USA in numerous key product liability and commercial cases.
He featured in The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers and The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators.