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Law Professors from NYU and Cardozo Among Panelists at Mass Tort Judicial Forum with Hon. Marina Corodemus (ret.)

NEW YORK – MARCH 19, 2018 – Former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Marina Corodemus, now one of the nation’s leading special masters for complex litigation, has selected two highly regarded law professors for the faculty of her annual event, Mass Torts Judicial Forum with Hon. Marina Corodemus (ret.), which will take place on April 23, 2018, in New York.  Learn more. 

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The professors are:

Myriam E. Gilles, Vice Dean and Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. This noted legal scholar, who specializes in class actions and aggregate litigation, will share her insights into proposed MDL rule changes and legislative proposals to reform class actions.


Catherine M. Sharkey, Crystal Eastman Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law. This learned educator will provide an overview and insights regarding the spate of high-impact appellate decisions that have been handed down recently in significant mass tort actions.

“Judge Corodemus strives for excellence both in terms of the subject matter and the faculty for her annual event. Since her first program in 2010 she has remained devoted to featuring leading women in mass torts,” said Tom Hagy, Managing Director of HB Litigation Conferences. “With the addition of Professors Gilles and Sharkey, as well as former Judges Shira A. Scheindlin and Helen E. Freedman, this may be her best one yet.”

“Professors Gilles and Sharkey are part of faculty that comprises 16 women and 16 men who are among the nation’s leading plaintiff and defense attorneys, neutrals and various subject matter experts. In addition to former Judges Corodemus, Scheindlin and Freedman, the faculty features former Judges Richard Levie and Robert Peck.

Organizations represented on the faculty are:

Anderson Kill P.C.; Ankura Consulting Group; Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Baron & Budd P.C.; Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley P.C.; BrownGreer PLC; Center for Constitutional Litigation P.C.; Corodemus & Corodemus LLC; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Garretson Resolution Group; Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; IBM Cloud; JAMS; Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP; Mari Henry Leigh & Associates, LLC; Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC; Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman LLP; Milestone Consulting LLC; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP; Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley P.A.; Sidley Austin LLP; Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; Tanenbaum Keale LLP; Verus LLC; Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.; and Williams & Connolly LLP.

Supporting organization are:

Ankura; Garden City Group; Garretson Resolution Group; JAMS; Leigh-galese; The Lien Resolution Group; and Milestone.

Special guests are:

Ottis “O.J.” Anderson, former New York Giants running back

John Starks, former New York Knicks shooting guard

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Tom Hagy
(484) 324-2755 x2070