Big Tobacco Loses David Bernick as Inside Counsel
Corporate Counsel has a story on David Bernick resigning his position as inside counsel at Phillip Morris. The article speculates on money issues. Losing Mr. Bernick as inside counsel may or may not mean losing him as counsel – he could return to Kirkland or create his own firm or ….
One has to think this is not good for big tobacco – Mr. Bernick is a very creative lawyer and leader in mass tort litigation, as described when he joined Phillip Morris.