A litigator at Paul, Weiss for 29 years, Bob Atkins is the Chairman of the firm’s legal ethics committee and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He has tried cases in state and federal courts, most recently an antitrust trial in the Eastern District of Texas. Bob has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Lawyers” in the U.S. in Antitrust Litigation.
Experience — Bob also defends product liability and negligence suits involving allegations of unsafe products, defective medical devices and the transmission of infectious diseases. His representations include: Mitsubishi Motors Corp. in investigations and litigations related to allegedly defective airbags. Boeing against design defect claims in the multi-billion dollar property damage lawsuits arising from the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11. Becton Dickinson in product defect class actions and individual suits claiming fatal injuries to healthcare workers. Take-Two Interactive in dismissing wrongful death and strict liability claims against the creator of the Grand Theft Auto video game.