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.”