Leading international law firm Proskauer is delighted to announce that Partner Lee Popkin has been named Young Lawyer of the Year (Litigation) in The American Lawyer’s 2022 Industry Awards.
“Lee is an exceptional attorney who possesses technical skills, strategic thinking and wisdom beyond her years. She demonstrates all of those regularly in the courtroom. She has tackled numerous complex cases and her cross-examinations of key expert witnesses have helped to secure trial wins for clients in high-stakes matters time and time again,” said Bart Williams, co-head of the Trial Strategies Practice at Proskauer. “This is an extremely well-deserved recognition.”
Lee, who is co-head of Proskauer’s Product Liability & Consumer Litigation Group, represents clients in a wide range of industries in trials in state and federal courts throughout the country. Recently, she was instrumental in securing a landmark victory for Monsanto in a case brought by a woman claiming that use of the herbicide Roundup caused her non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After a five-month trial, the California jury returned a complete defense verdict on all claims.
Lee’s other recent notable matters include successful representation of Tiffany & Co. in its long-standing trademark dispute with Costco over the wholesaler’s use of TIFFANY to sell diamond engagement rings and securing a complete dismissal, affirmed by the Second Circuit, of a breach of contract claim brought by Cipriani against client Mr. Chow.
Winners for the annual Industry Awards were selected from more than 700 submissions. The Young Lawyer of the Year Award recognizes a lawyer under 40 who has shown exceptional work in any litigation practice within the past two years. The winners were announced and recognized Nov. 10 at The American Lawyer Industry Awards gala in New York City.
We are 800+ lawyers serving clients from 12 offices located in the leading financial and business centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The world’s leading organizations, companies and corporations choose us to be their representatives in their most critical situations. But more, they consider Proskauer a strategic partner to drive their business forward. We work with asset managers, major sports leagues, Fortune 500 companies, entertainment industry legends and other industry-redefining companies.
Proskauer has a full-service litigation practice with extensive trial experience in virtually every major forum across the globe. We win make-or-break cases, change laws and establish precedents. Recent victories for our multi-disciplinary team include procuring a historic debt restructuring on behalf of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, and securing a landmark victory for Monsanto in a case brought by a woman claiming that the use of the herbicide Roundup caused her non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Our prowess in the field consistently earns the highest accolades, receiving top-tier rankings in Chambers and recognized as leaders by The Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation, among others.