Two Goodwin Procter lawyers, including the leader of the firm’s Washington litigation department, are leaving for Schiff Hardin.
Elizabeth Geise and Valerie Ross, who focus on toxic tort litigation, join as partners in the product liability group. Their practice includes class actions, commercial litigation and insurance coverage disputes. Geise formerly led Goodwin’s Washington litigation team.
Geise said in an interview that she and Ross "were looking for a larger and more national products liability practice." Schiff Hardin, Geise said, wanted her and Ross as much as the two lawyers wanted to move to the firm. Geise said she first met Schiff Hardin chairman Robert Riley when the two attorneys were on opposite ends of a case about 25 years ago.