How Reed Smith Notched A ‘Sweeping’ Opioid Trial Triumph

By Jeff Overley (July 25, 2022, 3:49 PM EDT) — One of America’s largest distributors of prescription opioids went on trial in one of America’s epicenters of opioid abuse and emerged victorious this month by deploying a legal strategy that reported compassion and confidence, the company’s lead counsel at Reed Smith LLP told Law360 in an interview.

Robert A. Nicholas, counsel for AmerisourceBergen Corp. and a Philadelphia-based partner at Reed Smith, shared the perspective during a conversation about a landmark bench trial that spanned nearly three months in West Virginia federal court last year and ultimately produced a 184-page opinion in favor of the company and two other drug distributors this…

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