Gass Weber Mullins, along with national food safety attorneys Shawn Stevens and Ralph Weber, is featured in the September 2012 issue of Corporate Counsel, American Lawyer Media’s national in-house counsel magazine.
The article recaps the firm’s multiple nationwide trial victories, including a one-year stretch starting in August, ’11 when Gass Weber Mullins “put together a 7-0 streak of trial wins from Maui to Maine" on a diverse mix of commercial, insurance and food safety cases.
In addition to profiling the firm's broad array of litigation work for clients generally, the article also explores the firm's recent victories for the food industry. The firm's food safety team works nationally with a vast array of food industry clients (including some of the nation’s largest food processors, national restaurant chains, and food distributors and grocers), helping them comply with complex USDA and FDA food safety regulations, responding to FDA inspections (including 483s and Warning Letters) and USDA enforcement actions, enhancing their food safety programs and systems, reducing their food safety litigation risk and exposure, planning for outbreaks and recalls, and defending against high-profile foodborne illness outbreaks and claims.
Impressively, Gass Weber Mullins is one of the only law firms in the nation with such a diverse industry-focused food safety practice.
Indeed, while consulting with nearly all sectors in the food industry on ongoing food safety issues, the firm's food safety team was also, at the same time, able to obtain a favorable jury verdict in a high-profile federal foodborne illness outbreak lawsuit tried recently in Portland, Maine.
Corporate Counsel traces the firm’s roots back to a predecessor firm where several founding partners worked in the early 1990s, and who reunited in 2004 to create a boutique firm of lawyers which strives to be the best, not the necessarily biggest.
The firm has set itself apart as a national leader which embraces technology, makes extensive use of jury research, tries high-stakes, complex, leading-edge cases, and consistently delivers outstanding results for clients throughout the country.