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Greenberg Traurig’s Marcella Ducca Named Products Liability Law360 Rising Star

NEW YORK – August 8, 2018 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Marcella Ducca was selected as a Law360 Products Liability Rising Star for 2018. This year, Law360 recognized 168 attorneys under 40, chosen out of 1,200 entries for their outstanding legal talent and career achievements.

“Marcella is well known among her peers for her can-do attitude, penchant for hard work, and superb legal talent. These qualities, combined with her tireless work to improve the community and to counsel young associates, make Marcella a true rising star,” said Lori G. Cohen, co-chair of the firm's Global Litigation Practice, chair of the firm's Trial Practice Group, and chair of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice, said.

Ducca was also recently recognized by the American Bar Association on its 2017 “On the Rise: Top 40 Young Lawyers” list and has been selected by Georgia Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” since 2013.

Ducca, a shareholder in the firm’s Atlanta office, specializes in women’s health and medical device issues and has successfully represented many major clients in high-profile cases. She is a leader in her practice, helping to coordinate the defense of significant mass torts across the country, as well as serving as a critical member on several trial teams. Ducca has found a niche in the crucial process of identifying and preparing experts for testimony.

Consistently eager to dig into the details of a case, Ducca is noted by her colleagues for her dedication to learning about the medicine, science, and technology behind clients’ products. She is always willing to extend a helping hand to up-and-coming lawyers and acts as a mentor to numerous junior lawyers.

Ducca is involved with numerous legal and community organizations. This includes holding multiple roles in the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association, as well as actively mentoring young law students as an active member of the Emerging Leaders Board of Advisors for The Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims at Emory University School of Law. She is most proud of serving as Volunteer Broadcaster with the Georgia Radio Reading Service, reading newspapers, magazines, and books to the blind and visually impaired. 

About Greenberg Traurig’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice

 The Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice is an integral part of the firm’s 600-plus member national Litigation Practice. The team is nationally recognized for its dynamic courtroom presence, responsiveness to clients, and deep subject matter knowledge. Recent recognitions include 2017 “Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year” from The American Lawyer, national rankings for 2017 “Products Liability & Mass Torts” from Chambers USA Guide; national rankings for 2017 “Practice Liability & Mass Torts Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices” from The Legal 500 United States; and being named the Products Liability/Mass Torts Litigation Department of the Year by The Daily Report in 2013 and from 2015 - 2017. In addition, Greenberg Traurig is recognized as a "Product Liability Litigation Standout" in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2018 published by BTI Consulting Group.

About Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.