Taft partner David Butler was quoted in the Law360 article “‘One of the Family’: Why Trial Attys Love Their Local Counsel,” published on April 8. The article discusses why it’s important to lean on well-connected local counsel when preparing for trial. Butler noted that he sees his job as being a “known quantity” in the Southern District of Ohio.
“In trials, there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes that needs to be communicated with chambers. You need to work with the court staff and the law clerks. You need to work with the magistrates on certain discovery issues,” Butler said. “It helps when you have one of the family members, so to speak, that’s down there helping.”
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Butler is a litigation partner in Taft’s Columbus office. He brings extensive experience in complex civil litigation, mass tort class actions, and multi-district litigations. He is currently engrossed in a hernia mesh MDL against C.R. Bard, one of the nation’s largest multidistrict litigations.