Alicia Donahue Silvia

Co-Chair, Product Liability Litigation Practice Group at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Alicia Donahue Silvia

Alicia Donahue Silvia

Co-Chair, Product Liability Litigation Practice Group at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Biography

Alicia J. Donahue, native San Franciscan, Alicia co-chairs the firm’s Product Liability Litigation Practice Group andserved as the managing partner of the San Francisco office from 2005-2011. For more than 30 years. Alicia has represented drug and device manufacturers in complex litigations, coordinated proceedings and MDLs throughout the country. Alicia currently serves as the firm’s Relationship Partner for Pfizer, Inc., Roche, Genentech and AbbVie, Inc., for which she also serves as national MDL counsel. In addition, Alicia represents these companies in mass tort litigation throughout thecountry. She also represents Bayer in various California litigations, including Mirena and Cipro. In2006, she represented Philip Morris in a 10-week trial of a case brought by an individual smoker withlung cancer in which Philip Morris received a unanimous defense verdict.
Alicia has a broad range of litigation experience and is well-known to local judges, arbitrators andlawyers on both sides of the bar in multiple practice areas. Prior to joining Shook in 2000, Alicia wasat Sedgwick, where she worked on a variety of drug and device cases, including acting as RegionalCounsel for Bristol Myers Squibb, coordinating the defense of individual breast implant cases in 6states: California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico and Arizona. While at Sedgwick, Aliciatried five cases on behalf of the Dalkon Shield Claimants’ Trust. Early in her career and before joiningSedgwick, Alicia served as local counsel on the DES litigation in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Co-Chair, Product Liability Litigation Practice Group at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1984

The University of San Francisco School of Law strives for excellence in education underscored by a deep commitment to justice. The law school pursues excellence in a humane, diverse, and intellectually vibrant learning community of outstanding teachers and scholars dedicated to training ethical professionals. Consistent with the Jesuit tradition, the law school contributes to society by inspiring the pursuit of justice and serving the many communities—from the academic to the professional and the local to the global—of which it is a part.

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Class of 1981

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

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Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) was established in 1872 as a nonprofit legal membership organization that provides San Francisco legal professionals with networking, educational and pro bono opportunities in order to better serve the community. BASF is located in the financial district at 301 Battery Street, between Sacramento and Clay Streets, on the third floor of the Bently Reserve building.Included in the National Register of Historic Places, the Bently Reserve, formerly the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, was built in 1924.

Career History
Co-Chair, Product Liability Litigation Practice Group
2000 - Current

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP provides legal services. The firm's practice areas include agriculture & food safety, antitrust & trade regulation, banking & financial services, corporate governance, business litigation, and environmental & health law. It was founded in 1889 and is located in Kansas City, MO.

Attorney
Prior

Sedgwick LLP is an international litigation and business law firm that provides counseling, risk management, litigation management, trial, appellate and transactional legal services to sophisticated corporate clients. Founded in 1933 as a three-person firm in San Francisco, Sedgwick now has more than 370 attorneys in offices around the world. Sedgwick's collective experience spans the globe and virtually every industry.

Awards & Honors
2019
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
2018
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
2017
San Francisco Business Times - The Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business
Other Affiliations

Alicia Donahue Silvia is affiliated with Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, Sedgwick LLP

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