AAJ Features Interview on Inspiration for First PSC of Mostly Women

In its July 2016 issue of Trial magazine, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) features an interview, “A Milestone in Gender Equality,” with Paul J. Pennock, practice group chair of Defective Drugs and Medical Devices at Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., and attorney Aimee Wagstaff, a partner at Andrus Wagstaff in Lakewood, Colorado.

The two attorneys served as co-leads of the plaintiffs’ steering committee (PSC) overseeing litigation involving Ethicon, Inc.’s, power morcellator. The title of the piece is Milestone in Gender Equality – July 2016.

Last November, U.S. District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil of Kansas approved this historical milestone — a predominantly female PSC, charged with overseeing the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL). Pennock credits Judge Vratil, who inspired him to form the committee.

Pennock has been recognized annually as one of the region’s “Super Lawyers” since 2007. He is also one of “America’s Elite Trial Lawyers,” as named by The National Law Journal.

Pennock, who has been instrumental in recovering more than a billion dollars for W&L clients, is highly regarded as one of the United States’ leading plaintiff litigators.

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