- Admiralty Law
- Business Torts
- Class Actions
- Environmental Liability
- Mass Torts
- Medical Malpractice
- Products Liability
- Securities Litigation
Temple University, B.S., 1961
Temple University, LL.B., 1964
1964, Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth and Tenth Circuits and U.S. Supreme Court; 1983, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania and U.S. Claims Court
Philadelphia (Member: State Judicial Procedure Committee, 1978-; Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, 1978-), Pennsylvania, American (Vice Chairman, Maritime Insurance Law Committee, 1981-1982) and International Bar Associations; Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1978-1981); Pennsylvania Association for Justice (Co-Chairman, Antitrust Section, 1977-); American Association for Justice (Secretary, 1977-1978, Vice Chairman, 1978-1979 and Chairman, 1979-1980, Commercial Litigation Section; Member: Amicus Curiae Committee, 1979-1980, 1992-1997; Trial Subject Advisory Committee, 1979-1980; Chairman, Environmental Law Essay Contest, 1983); Maritime Law Association of the United States.
Captain, U.S. Army (MPC)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 23, 1939
Phi Alpha Delta; Beta Gamma Sigma; Tau Epsilon Rho; Scabbard & Blade. Article Editor, Temple Law Quarterly, 1964. Listed in The Best Lawyers of America; Top 100 Trial Lawyers - The American Trial Lawyers Association. Multiple Reported Federal and State Opinions. Author: "Clearing A Path Through Multi District Litigation," Trial Magazine, September 1979; "Class Action," Trial Magazine, May 1982; "Proof of Causation: The Problem of the Indeterminate Defendant and of the Indeterminate Plaintiff," The Barrister, Winter 1985-1986. Member, Roscoe Pound Foundation, 1981-. Co-Lead Counsel, Plaintiffs' Legal Committee Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel and Class Counsel, In re Orthopedic Bone Screw Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1014 (E.D. of Pa.); Co-Lead Counsel, Plaintiffs' Management Committee, Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel and Class Counsel, In re Diet Drugs (Phentermine, Fenfluramine Dexfenfluramine) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1203 (E.D. of Pa.); Plaintiffs' Lead Counsel, In re Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2047 (E.D. of LA.). Member, Plaintiffs' Executive Committee, In re Rezulin Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1348 (S.D. of NY). Member, Executive Committee and Lead Trial Counsel, In Re Asbestos School Litigation, U.S.D.C., Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Master File No. 83-0268. Member: Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, Silicone Gel Breast Implants Products Liability Litigation, Master File No. CV-92-P-10000-S; In re Telectronics Pacing Systems, Inc. Accufix Atrial "J" Leads Products Liability Litigation, Case No. MDL-1057 (S.D. Ohio). Member, Steering Committee: In re Baxter Healthcare Corporation Gammagard Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1060-R (C.D. of Calif.); In re Norplant Product Liability Litigation MDL No. 1038 (E.D. of Texas); In re Propulsid Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1355 (E.D. of Louisiana); In re Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1657 (E.D. of Louisiana); In Re Yasmin/Yaz Marketing Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2100 (S.D. of Illinois); Court Appointed Medical Monitoring Lead Counsel in In re Human Tissue Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1763 (D. of New Jersey); Plaintiffs' Steering Committee: In re National Football League Players' Concussion Litigation, MDL No. 2323; Plaintiffs' Steering Committee: In re Pool Products Distribution Market Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2328; Lead Counsel In re Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2047.
International Society of Barristers; Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.
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