Stephanie Parker, a partner and co-leader of the Firm's Business & Tort Litigation Practice, has been named a 2017 "MVP" in the Trials category by the legal publication Law360. This is Ms. Parker's fifth distinction as an MVP and, in 2015, she was named a "Super MVP" for winning the Product Liability MVP award four years in a row. The MVP awards honor elite attorneys for their successes in high-stakes litigation, significant deals, or complex global matters in the previous year.
Ms. Parker has extensive experience trying and leading "bet the company" litigation in product liability, mass tort, commercial and patent cases. During the Law360 reporting period, she led a cross-office and cross-practice team at trial representing Idenix Pharmaceuticals against Gilead Sciences and won the largest patent verdict in U.S. history and represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in its nationwide tobacco litigation.
In the profile, Ms. Parker said that she became a trial lawyer because she loves the work, the collaborative effort, and the excitement of being in the courtroom. She went on to offer the following advice for aspiring trial attorneys, "You've got to be yourself. You can’t model your work on someone else...It’ll come across as fake, and the jury will know it."
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