United States: Chadbourne & Parke Announces Transfer Of Products Liability Partner To London Office
Last Updated: January 26 2006

Allison Alcasabas to Represent Firm’s Products Liability Clients in Europe

NEW YORK – January 23, 2006 – The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that Allison Alcasabas, a partner in the Firm’s litigation department, has recently relocated from Chadbourne’s New York office to its affiliated multinational partnership, Chadbourne & Parke MNP, in London.

In this capacity, she will manage a substantial and growing products liability practice in Europe. Ms. Alcasabas has assisted in the defense of complex products liability cases around the world.

"This move augments our products liability capabilities and was taken to meet the growing needs of our litigation clients," said Thomas Bezanson, head of Chadbourne’s Products Liability practice. "Allison has substantial products liability experience, and her relocation to London supports our strong commitment to bolstering our litigation practice in London and Europe to meet the growing needs of our clients."

Ms. Alcasabas has over 13 years’ experience defending manufacturers in various industries, including tobacco, aviation, and automobiles. Most recently, she has represented a major tobacco company in the preparation for and defense of product liability litigation throughout Europe. She also has represented manufacturers in litigation in the United States, including the defense of several product liability trials in New York and in other jurisdictions around the country. Additionally, Ms. Alcasabas has assisted in product liability litigation against manufacturers in South Africa, Australia and Canada.

In addition to her Chadbourne work, Ms. Alcasabas actively participates in the product liability activities of various legal organizations, including the ABA and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). She also is a member of the DRI’s Commercial Litigation section’s steering committee, serving as the committee’s European/international representative.

Ms. Alcasabas graduated from Bucknell University, B.A., cum laude, 1989, and Cornell Law School, J.D., 1992. At Cornell, she was on the Cornell Law Review (Editor, 1991-1992; Staff Member, 1990-1991). She joined Chadbourne in 1998 and was made partner in 2004.

Chadbourne’s products liability practice has long represented companies in a wide range of actions, including lawsuits involving manufacturers of tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, cosmetics, and over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals. Much of Chadbourne’s experience has involved acting as international or national counsel in large-scale products liability litigation. In addition, the Firm has advised regional, national and international manufacturers, distributors, and other businesses outside the litigation setting.

About the London office
Chadbourne & Parke, A Multinational Partnership

In London, the Firm conducts its practice through Chadbourne & Parke, a multinational partnership employing both English-qualified solicitors and U.S. lawyers who work closely with other Chadbourne offices to provide seamless service to international clients. The London partnership offers a range of legal services under both English and U.S. law and, in particular, focuses on project finance, privatization, energy, capital markets, banking, insurance and reinsurance, securitizations, structured finance, corporate finance, litigation and products liability.

About Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, corporate finance, private equity, energy, telecommunications, commercial and products liability litigation, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Houston, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kyiv, Almaty, Warsaw (through a Polish partnership), Beijing, and a multinational partnership, Chadbourne & Parke, in London. For additional information, visit www.chadbourne.com.


Charles K. O’Neill, Managing Partner
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
+ 1 (212) 408-5365

Media Contact: Andrew Blum, Public Relations Manager, + 1 (212) 728-4519,

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