Kenneth H. Zucker is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Over the course of his 30+ years at Pepper, his practice has spanned both the Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Group and Health Sciences Department.
Mr. Zucker principally represents pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in the defense of product liability, consumer protection, and Medicaid fraud claims brought as part of mass litigation – class actions and federal multidistrict and coordinated state proceedings. His practice includes particular focus on structuring and implementing mass settlements and the design of strategies for addressing lien claims by government and private payors of health care benefits.
Mr. Zucker is an advisor to the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies in support of its conferences and publications concerning Standards and Best Practices for Large and Mass Tort Multidistrict Litigation. He has lectured on health care lien resolution in mass tort settlements, including at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and also on the admissibility of expert opinion under Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., including at the Temple University Beasley School of Law. He is among an exclusive group of attorneys nationally who have been identified by Fortune 1000 corporate counsel to receive recognition for distinguished service to such companies.
Mr. Zucker is a court-appointed mediator for the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Landlord/Tenant Mediation Program. His pro bono activities also include the representation of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the United States, about which he has addressed American Bar Association National Convention delegates. He has been recognized by the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania on the Pro Bono Roll of Honor for exemplary pro bono work.