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Hawkins Parnell & Young Promotes New Equity Partners

April 23, 2019 – Press Release

April 23, 2019 (Atlanta, GA) – Hawkins Parnell & Young is pleased to announce the election of Edward P. Abbot, partner-in-charge of the New York office, and Catherine E. Goldhaber, partner-in-charge of the Chicago office, as equity partners.

“Not only have Ed and Catherine expanded our presence and clientele in the Midwest and Northeast immensely, but they have been exemplary leaders helping drive innovation in the firm,” said Jack Sibley, managing partner at Hawkins Parnell & Young. “We are proud of their accomplishments and excited for the contributions they will make as we continue to evolve.”

Abbot represents large public and private corporations in complex product liability and mass tort litigation involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, talcum powder, and asbestos. He is national counsel to several manufacturers and distributors of products, helping develop strategy and manage litigation nationwide. He has tried more than 25 trials across the country. Abbot is also often sought to handle a variety of high-profile cases. He is a former New Jersey mayor of 16 years, a volunteer firefighter, and a leader of numerous charitable and civic causes.

Goldhaber defends corporations in litigation involving product liability, toxic exposures, transportation, and commercial disputes. She handles matters directly in Illinois, Michigan and Missouri, and manages multi-state litigation as national coordinating and trial counsel. Goldhaber is also a national leader on Medical Secondary Payer (MSP) issues. She serves as Chair of DRI's MSP Task Force, represents DRI in relation to the Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition, and has advised on policy issues to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Prior to private practice, Goldhaber was an Assistant State’s Attorney. She is committed to civic engagement and currently a board member for the Chicago Legal Clinic.

About Hawkins Parnell & Young

Hawkins Parnell & Young is a national defense litigation firm that has represented many of the largest and most well-known companies in high-risk litigation and business disputes. The 250-strong litigation team works with clients to develop winning defense strategies and, if necessary, try cases to verdict in all 50 states.