Carl J. Summers: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Carl J. Summers

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone+1 202 263 3247

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  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Punitive Damages
  • Supreme Court & Appellate
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 202 263 3247
Fax: +1 202 263 3300
University Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A., Chemistry/Philosophy, summa cum laude, 1996; University of Michigan, M.A., 1999
Law SchoolYale Law School, J.D., 2001
Admitted2002, New York; 2004, District of Columbia

As a member of Mayer Brown's Supreme Court & Appellate practice, C.J.'s practice focuses on insurance bad faith, products liability, federal preemption, and punitive and other non-economic damages, with a particular focus on cases that require the presentation of complex medical or scientific information. C.J. regularly represents clients in the US Supreme Court, the various US Courts of Appeals, and state appellate courts and has argued in the Seventh Circuit, the New York Appellate Division, and several federal and state trial courts. In addition to his appellate work, C.J. regularly works closely with trial counsel to present and preserve issues for appellate review.


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Fourth Circuit Holds that Experts Must Separate Opinions From Fact Testimony and Lay Adequate Foundation for Both
Carl J. Summers,Evan M. Tager, June 11, 2014
Increasingly, in a number of contexts, experts are playing the role traditionally filled by attorneys: reviewing and explaining the relevance of the evidence, integrating it into the party’s narrative, and mixing in opinions along the way. This has the potentially dangerous effect of placing...

Sixth Circuit Slams the Door on Unreliable, Result-Oriented Expert Testimony in Disparate-Impact Case
Miriam R. Nemetz,Carl J. Summers,Evan M. Tager, April 21, 2014
Plaintiffs increasingly rely on questionable expert testimony to fill gaps in their proof, trusting that the imprimatur of an expert will overcome otherwise insuperable deficiencies in their cases. In employment cases, where dubious expert testimony frequently is offered to show disparate impact or...

En Banc Ninth Circuit Adds Teeth to Daubert Gatekeeping Obligation
Carl J. Summers,Evan M. Tager, January 23, 2014
On January 15, the en banc US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision in Barabin v. AstenJohnson, Inc. that significantly strengthened and expanded the gatekeeper role of both trial and appellate courts in determining whether to admit expert testimony.
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Carl J. Summers

1999 K Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20006-1101


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