Our Products Liability Practice Group provides a broad range of support to manufacturers. The Firm has provided representation for a wide variety of product claims involving electrical and gas powered consumer products, including large fire loss claims, asbestos and mold, and claims involving mobile and industrial equipment, airplanes, computer failure, elevators, man lifts, breast implants and other medical devices.
To assist the manufacturer in avoiding costly litigation, the Group provides ongoing assistance and counseling for the prevention of product liability claims. Such assistance may include the development of checklists, compliance manuals, review of office procedures and preservation of appropriate paperwork. Corporate seminars on current issues may be presented. We are keenly aware of the need to maintain on a confidential basis trade secrets and manufacturing practices of our clients. We are also familiar with highly competent consulting engineers and professionals in products design and manufacturing who are experienced with the litigation process and who may assist in claims prevention counseling and seminars.
Where lawsuits are involved, the Group has broad experience in the management of litigation through to trial. Our Firm has served as lead defense counsel in a number of mass tort lawsuits throughout Washington, Alaska and Oregon. We presently serve as the lead defense counsel in Washington and Alaska for several large manufacturers of medical devices. We also represent a number of petrochemical manufacturers in toxic substance exposure claims, and have been involved in a number of claims involving fire loss from electrical products. With the manufacturer/client and our attorneys working as a team, we regularly prepare and take product liability claims to trial.
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Lane Powell has more than 135 years of commitment to our communities. This commitment is reflected in Lane Powell's hiring and promotion of women and individuals from diverse backgrounds. The Firm has established an attorney Diversity Committee. The Committee is tasked with designing and implementing programs and strategies that promote an inclusive work environment and encourage the development and success of all employees.
MultiCultural Law Magazine Recognizes Lane Powell for Diversity
Lane Powell ranked as one of the country’s top 100 firms for diversity in a recent poll by MultiCultural Law magazine. The annual issue featuring the top ranking firms will be received by many Fortune 500 general counsels, all ABA-approved law schools, as well as a host of national minority and women’s legal organizations. The magazine highlights successful minority and women lawyers. Readers get straightforward interviews with some of the nation’s leading minorities in the legal community. Look for this issue of MultiCultural Law magazine in April 2005.
We are proud of our Firm’s commitment to diversity and our communities. This commitment is reflected in Lane Powell’s hiring and promotion of women and individuals from diverse backgrounds.
The Diversity Committee's mission statement is as follows:
To illustrate Lane Powell’s continuing commitment to diversity, our attorneys have volunteered to participate in a cutting-edge program on racism, race relations, and racial problems in the legal profession. The six-week program, conducted by the Understanding Racism Foundation, included large law firms and was geared toward creating an understanding of the problems faced by minorities in our society. The program’s goal is to awaken participants to the awareness that racial problems still exist in our society, both overtly and subtly. And many individuals are unaware and are influenced by prior generations’ prejudice. It is hoped that this increased awareness will result in a more comfortable work environment for minorities and lead to greater attraction and retention of minorities. This program is ongoing, and Lane Powell is proud to have been the first firm to host it. Our attorneys have also participated in the Pre-law Conference for High School Students of Color sponsored by the American Bar Association and the Washington State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division.
To incorporate diversity at all levels of staffing, we actively recruit candidates from diverse backgrounds; this supports our commitment to diversity while also creating a team of qualified professionals, a team which we are extremely proud to call Lane Powell.
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