Bloomberg Law
April 27, 2020, 3:44 PMUpdated: April 27, 2020, 4:19 PM

Dechert Hires Kirkland Team Who Won Johnson & Johnson Trial (1)

Roy Strom
Roy Strom

Dechert has hired a team of former Kirkland & Ellis product liability and mass torts litigators led by Kimberly Branscome, who in December won a major California jury trial for Johnson & Johnson.

Branscome, who was an equity partner at Kirkland, will serve as managing partner of Dechert’s Los Angeles office, which opened in 2011 and houses about 10 lawyers. Dechert’s products liability group has about 70 lawyers.

Joining Branscome in the move are partner Jay Bhimani, counsel Benjamin Sadun, and associate Alli Ozurovich. The team of former Kirkland partners helped Johnson & Johnson earn a defense verdict in a ...

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