Lively, high-level legal discussion addressing tough ethical issues that tort lawyers confront – attractive to both the plaintiff's bar and defense attorneys.Ethical Considerations in Mass Tort Actions
Part of the Fordham Law Roundtable Series Brought to you by The National Law Journal
November 17th, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT
NOTE: CLE credit will be available to only those who attend the webinar on November 17th, 2010, in the following states: California, Illinois, Louisiana and New York.
Benjamin C. Zipursky
James H. Quinn '49 Chair in Legal Ethics and Associate Dean for Research at Fordham Law
A leading scholar in torts, tort theory and jurisprudence, he has published more than 40 articles and chapters on subjects ranging from punitive damages and duty in tort law to the varieties of pragmatism within legal philosophy. He has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad and is a frequent commentator in the news media on issues related to pharmaceutical liability. Zipursky is best known as a pioneer of "civil recourse theory" of tort law, which he and Professor John Goldberg of Harvard Law School have established as a leading alternative within tort theory to corrective justice theory and law and economics. He co-authored the casebook Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress. He graduated from Swarthmore, holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed a J.D. at NYU School of Law.
Howard M. Erichson
Professor of Law, Fordham Law
Professor Howard M. Erichson has published widely on topics of procedure and ethics, particularly as they relate to mass torts and other complex litigation. He is the past chair of the Civil Procedure Section of the Association of American Law Schools and an Advisor to the American Law Institute's Principles of Aggregate Litigation, and has served on the District Ethics Committee and the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee. Before coming to Fordham, he clerked for Justice Stewart Pollock of the New Jersey Supreme Court and for Chief Judge James Oakes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, practiced as a litigator with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York City, and taught at Seton Hall Law School, where he was named the John J. Gibbons Professor of Law. He graduated from Harvard University and from New York University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review.
Kenneth A. Gary, JD
Associate Publisher, The National Law Journal
A lawyer and journalist by training, Mr. Gary has worked extensively inside the legal community in a variety of capacities, including consulting legal research companies, marketing, advising and operating legal trade publications, and investigative and compliance work for several regulatory organizations and a Fortune 200 financial services company. Mr. Gary has received national recognition for his editorial and analytical contributions for several leading tax and corporate governance legal news publications and has had his works sourced by newspapers including The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.
Mr. Gary received his Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Colorado, and his Juris Doctorate degree from the American University Washington College of Law, where he served as Editor-In-Chief of American Jurist.
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