CLEVELAND, OH—Sherry Knutson and Tariq Naeem have been named co-chairs of the Tucker Ellis Health & Life Sciences Group. One of the largest and busiest health and life sciences practices in the United States, the Tucker Ellis team represents more than half of the top 20 pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the country. The team coordinates and defends medical device and pharmaceutical product liability cases nationwide at both the trial and appellate levels, often in the role of lead national coordinating counsel in multidistrict and state coordinated mass tort proceedings.
With more than two decades of experience, Ms. Knutson tries cases and coordinates the national defense of mass torts in the life sciences area. Her practice ranges from multi-plaintiff, multi-jurisdiction litigations to single-plaintiff cases. She has served as national coordinating counsel in multiple pharmaceutical mass torts and as lead counsel in coordinated proceedings in Chicago. Ms. Knutson received her law degree with high honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Marquette University.
Mr. Naeem is a specialist in litigation involving health and life sciences companies, having spent the majority of his 20-year career defending pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, medical institutions, and other similar entities in cases ranging from single-plaintiff cases to complex nationwide litigation alleging wrongful death and other serious injuries. He has tried multiple cases to verdict and has been involved in various roles in numerous other trials. Mr. Naeem received his law degree cum laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Miami University.