31 March 2011
Chicago –Henninger Bullock and Matthew Ingber, partners in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice in the New York office of Mayer Brown have been named to Law 360’s “Rising Stars” list of attorneys under 40 to watch. Mr. Bullock was chosen in the Product Liability category (view article) and Mr. Ingber was selected in the Securities Litigation category (view article). They each were one of only five attorneys in their respective categories so honored.
Mr. Bullock was recognized for acting as national defense counsel for clients Schwarz Pharma and Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc. in the ongoing product liability litigation related to Reglan®, an FDA-approved prescription drug used to treat severe gastrointestinal conditions. Law 360 reports that Mr. Bullock leads the defense in more than 5,000 Reglan cases in dozens of state and federal courts.
To date, Mr. Bullock has secured the dismissal of one or both of his clients from 175 of the Reglan suits, and neither client has paid any money in settlements or judgments. The online publication also cites Mr. Bullock’s success in turning aside numerous attempts by plaintiffs to invoke the innovator liability theory of recovery and in consolidating the cases into three primary jurisdictions.
Law 360 selected Mr. Ingber for two key securities-related wins: his defense of Bank of New York Mellon in a $550 million lawsuit in which the plaintiff, the bankruptcy trustee for Sentinel Management Group, alleged that BNY Mellon facilitated a fraudulent investment scheme; and his defense of former New York Stock Exchange trader Robert A. Scavone Jr. in a criminal securities fraud case, which was the first defeat for the government in prosecutions of allegedly improper trading activity on the NYSE. The article also noted Mr. Ingber’s role in helping You Tube and its parent Google Inc. win a summary judgment in a $1 billion copyright infringement suit brought by Viacom Inc.
Mr. Bullock has been with Mayer Brown since graduating from Boston College Law School in 2001, and Mr. Ingber has been with the firm since graduating from George Washington University Law School in 1998.