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Greenberg Traurig’s Cliff Merrell Named to the Daily Report’s On the Rise List

ATLANTA, GA (Aug. 5, 2014) – The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced that Cliff Merrell was selected for the Daily Report’s 2014 “On the Rise” list. Merrell is shareholder in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice in the firm’s Atlanta office.

The Daily Report is the primary source for news about the courts and the business and profession of law for lawyers in metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia. Each year the publication chooses 40 accomplished attorneys under the age of 40 with promising futures in law for its “On the Rise” special edition.

Merrell focuses his practice on products liability litigation, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. He serves as national counsel for many pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in state court, federal court and multidistrict litigation. His experience includes both large mass tort actions and single plaintiff legislation. Merrell has also been selected as one of Law360’s 2014 “Rising Stars,” and he is listed as one of Super Lawyers magazine’s 2014 “Rising Stars” and Georgia Trend magazine’s 2013 “Legal Elite.”

“Cliff’s extensive experience, leadership skills and dedication have contributed to his success here at Greenberg Traurig,” said Ted Blum, Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office. “We are delighted that he has been profiled as one of the most promising young attorneys in Atlanta in the Daily Report’s ‘On the Rise’ edition.”

Greenberg Traurig’s national Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice Group, an integral part of the firm’s 600-plus member National Litigation Practice, is comprised of more than 100 attorneys who actively represent clients in complex litigation in courts across the country.  The team has the combination of court experience and the depth of resources and talent, including nurse paralegals, team paralegals and trial consultants, to resolve or defend through trial “bet the company” cases.  Recent accolades include: “2011 Product Liability Group of the Year” from Law360; national rankings for 2014 “Products Liability & Mass Torts” from Chambers and Partners USA Guide; national rankings for 2043 “Practice Liability & Mass Torts Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices” from The Legal 500 U.S.; and a 2010 “Appellate Group of the Year” from Law360.