Biography














Prior Affiliations

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP – Mass Torts Group (New York)
     Partner, 2001-2013
     Counsel, 2000-2001
     Associate, 1992-2000
Cravath, Swaine & Moore – Litigation associate (New York), 1991-1992

Professional Activities

Elected Member, American Law Institute
Columnist, National Law Journal
ABA Journal “Blawg 100” Honoree, Torts Category (2010, 2011)
Chairman, Products Liability Committee, NYC Bar Ass’n (2008-2010)
Adjunct Professor, Washington University School of Law (2014) (complex civil litigation)
Adjunct Professor, Brooklyn Law School (2006-2008) (products liability)
Adjunct Professor, Fordham University Law School (1996) (products liability)

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Courts for the:
     Southern District of New York
     Northern District of New York
     Western District of New York
     Eastern District of Michigan
     District of Colorado

Education

JD, The College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
     Order of the Coif
     Co-editor, The Administrative Law Review
     Staff, William & Mary Law Review
     (Note published at 31 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1047)

B.A., Southwest Baptist University (Bolivar, MO)
     4.0 GPA
     Outstanding senior award
     2nd Place Pentathalon Award, Nat’l Individual Events Ass’n Speech Tourney
     Opinions Editor, News Editor, SBU Omnibus
     Junior Class President
     President, Alpha Chi Honor Society
     President, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Society