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Veteran Products Liability Litigator Shevon Rockett Joins Dorsey’s New York Office

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that
Shevon Rockett has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Products
Liability practice group in New York.


Ms. Rockett’s practice focuses primarily on the defense of
pharmaceutical, medical device, and other companies in complex
commercial litigation matters. She has represented AstraZeneca,
Boehringer Ingelheim, Dentsply Sirona, Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Pfizer,
Takeda, TASER International, Inc., and other large corporate clients in
local, regional and national products liability litigation, as well as
in government investigations and consumer fraud cases. Ms. Rockett plays
an integral role in case strategy and fact development, and has managed
active dockets involving single suits, collections of individual
lawsuits, class actions, and Multidistrict Litigations.

Prior to joining Dorsey, Ms. Rockett was a partner and practiced in the
Philadelphia office of Goodell DeVries. She received B.A. from Duke
University and a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law. She also
holds a U.S. Healthcare Compliance Certificate from the Seton Hall
University School of Law.

Ms. Rockett also maintains an active pro bono practice that has included
section 1983 prisoner civil rights litigation, divorce representation,
and the successful obtainment of permanent residence status for
immigrants through the Violence Against Women Act. She has also
represented homeowners in premises liability matters, and successfully
appealed the denial of an assistive technology petition for a disabled
client. Ms. Rockett has been on the First Judicial District of
Pennsylvania’s Pro Bono Roll of Honor each year since 2009. She also
currently serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of The Caring
Center, a nationally accredited independent childcare center and
academic school for children six weeks to eight years old.

“Shevon brings a wealth of products liability and healthcare litigation
expertise to Dorsey and is a great addition to our Products Liability
practice group,” noted Bill Stoeri, Managing Partner of Dorsey &
Whitney. “With her expertise in pharmaceutical and medical device cases,
she will add to Dorsey’s strong multi-office litigation capabilities.”

“I look forward to helping Dorsey to continue building and expanding its
strong products liability litigation practice,” said Ms. Rockett.
“Dorsey is a great firm with an exceptional client base that fits my
experience and expertise. I am excited to serve clients through Dorsey’s
global platform.”

About Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Clients have relied on Dorsey
since 1912 as a valued business partner. With locations across the
United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Dorsey
provides an integrated, proactive approach to its clients’ legal and
business needs. Dorsey represents a number of the world’s most
successful companies from a wide range of industries, including leaders
in banking & financial institutions, development & infrastructure,
energy & natural resources, food, beverage & agribusiness, healthcare
and technology, as well as major non-profit and government entities.

Contacts

Jeri Longtin-Kloss
612.492-5315
[email protected]

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