June 28, 2006

School of Law alum named among California's top women litigators

Ruth Kahn specializes in toxic tort and complex commercial litigation

Ruth Kahn, a 1985 graduate of Case Western Reserve University's School of Law, was recently named one of the top women litigators in California.

She is among an elite group of just 75 singled out for this honor from among more than 15,000 practicing women lawyers in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Kahn, who was recently named a partner in the Los Angeles office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, has substantial experience handling—and winning—toxic tort litigation, complex commercial litigation, and premises and products liability cases.

"Ruth is an exceptional lawyer and a consummate professional litigator," said Lawrence Riff, managing partner of Steptoe's Los Angeles office. "This is well-deserved recognition for her litigation success, including several recent victories she has achieved in high-profile cases for some of the nation's largest corporations."

Kahn represents manufacturers and distributors of chemical and petroleum-based products in personal injury and wrongful death litigation and trials. She has extensive litigation and trial experience involving both industrial and consumer products, with an emphasis on defending complex, multi-party cases involving cancer, epidemiological and toxicological issues, and difficult questions of causation.

"I am honored to be named among the women litigators recognized by the Daily Journal," Kahn said. "It is gratifying to have had an opportunity to represent the interests of more than 70 corporations in products liability and mass tort litigation across the country. It is a privilege to be recognized for doing what you most enjoy doing."

Kahn is a member of the American Bar Association, Products Liability, and Litigation Sections, the California and Los Angeles County Bar Associations, Litigation Sections; and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. For approximately six years, she served on the Board of Directors of Los Angeles County Bar Association Foundation. She is admitted to the Bar in California, Washington, D.C., and Hawaii.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, June 28, 2006 12:50 PM | News Topics: Alumni, Awards

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