Winston & Strawn is pleased to welcome Sandra Edwards as a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. Joining from Farella Braun + Martel, where she was chairwoman of its environmental and product law department, Sandra will focus her practice on representing corporate clients in multidistrict litigation (MDL), as well as in individual and coordinated lawsuits across a number of industries and products, including pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, and medical devices.
San Francisco Managing Partner Robb Adkins weighed in on what Sandra’s hire means for the office and the firm: “It’s a perfect marriage between an excellent lawyer and a clear client need for our San Francisco office. . . We have plans to integrate her and put her in front of those additional clients, including clients in the Bay Area.” He continued, “And to use her specific skills—not just as a great complex commercial litigator, but somebody that handles mass product liability cases, [and] has done work with clients in pharmaceuticals, consumer products, [and] environmental. Those are all areas that we’ve been focused on strategically.”
Commenting on her decision to join Winston, Sandra said: “I have been practicing law 25 years. I actually have a lot of trial experience in a wide array of areas. Given Winston’s reputation. . . as a litigation and trial powerhouse. . . I’m hoping my experience will be useful to them and their existing clients and even to my existing clients as well.”
Read the full article announcing her move to the firm on The Recorder [subscription required].