Three MG+M Partners Named to 2017 Best Lawyers in America Guide

September 07, 2016

MG+M (MG+M) congratulates partners Harry L. Manion III, John B. Manning, and Max Swetman on their selection by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 Guide.

The 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America lists MG+M lawyers based on an exhaustive national peer-review survey. Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Harry L. Manion III was selected in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, and Mass Tort Litigation. Harry’s 37-year record of results across a broad legal spectrum has placed him on the short list of go-to lawyers: locally, nationally, and globally. Within the last five years, Harry resolved the most significant legal challenges facing Koch Industries, Lukoil, Nike, and Sodexo (for whom he has been national litigation counsel since 1986). During the same period, Harry and his Dutch co-counsel secured a $66 million judgment in the Amsterdam District Court for a large Dutch pharmaceutical company’s pension fund against its global financial advisor. Currently, Harry is Lead Trial Counsel in the Southern District of New York for a target defendant in the largest admiralty case in the U.S.

John B. Manning was selected for his extensive expertise in Mass Tort Litigation and Class Action Defense. Mr. Manning serves as the Chair of MG+M’s Products Liability and Complex Tort Litigation Group, and concentrates his practice in products liability, toxic torts, asbestos defense, mass torts, litigation management, food liability, professional liability, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, environmental litigation, class actions, commercial and insurance disputes. He represents dozens of corporations in litigation throughout the country and serves on several clients' National Trial Teams. In addition, as National Coordinating Counsel for multiple products manufacturers, he directs all aspects of the defense of more than 200,000 asbestos lawsuits pending in all 50 states.

Max Swetman was selected in the areas of Product Liability Defense, Mass Tort Litigation, and Class Action Defense. His litigation practice focuses on the defense of toxic tort, occupational diseases, and environmental claims alleging bodily injury and property damage for both individual and mass tort claims. In addition to a law degree, Max holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Policy, and a Master’s of Public Health Degree in Epidemiology. His extensive technical background allows him to bring together legal, medical and scientific teams to ensure the best possible defense of these claims. He also frequently handles litigation and regulatory compliance counseling concerning a wide range of environmental laws on behalf of his clients.

Max will be a featured speaker at the Perrin Conferences’ 2016 Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook, delivering a presentation entitled, Evaluating Industrial Hygiene Conclusions.

About Best Lawyers
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

New Orleans
504 799 0502
617 670 8800
John B.