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Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 54%
    37 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 12%
    37 years
  3. Estate Planning: 12%
    37 years
  4. Business: 12%
    37 years
  5. International Law: 10%
    37 years

Attorney Endorsements

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  • David E. Prewitt

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    David Prewitt Insurance Attorney
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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Excellent lawyer.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP

Avenue of the Arts
123 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19109-1099

437 Madison Avenue, 29th Floor
New York, NY, 10022



NYCurrently registered 201103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinguished Service AwardProduct Liability Advisory Council2008
ListedSuper LawyersN/A
ListedWho's Who in the WorldN/A
ListedWho's Who in American Law -MarquisN/A
ListedWho's Who in AmericaN/A
ListedInternational Who’s Who of Commercial LawyersN/A
ListedThe International Who’s Who of Product Liability LawyersN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner, Chairman Products Liability and Risk ManagementMontgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP1978 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
International Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
International Association of Defense CounselBoard of Directors2004 - 2007
Defense Research InstituteChairman, International Committee2002 - 2004
Product Liability Advisory CouncilBoard of Directors1999 - 2003
Philadelphia Association of Defense CounselN/A1997 - Present
American Law InstituteMember, Consultative Groups1995 - Present
Federation of Defense and Corporate CounselN/A1995 - Present
International Association of Defense CounselN/A1989 - Present
Product Liability Advisory CouncilN/A1988 - Present
Defense Research InstituteN/A1983 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionExecutive Committee1979 - 1983
American Bar AssociationN/A1978 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A1978 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationN/A1978 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Kluwer Law International, The NetherlandsContributing Author, INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT LAW MANUAL2010
DRI Fifty-State Compendium on Enforceability of Non-Compete AgreementsDelaware2009
Il Contenzioso di Massa in Italia, in Europa e nel Mondo ("Mass Litigation in Italy, Europe and the World")Contributing Author, Stati Uniti d'America, or Class Actions in the United States of America2008
The Attorney-Client Privilege in Civil Litigation, Fourth EditionAttorney-Client Privilege2008
Multinational Survey on Legal PrivilegeLegal Privilege in the United States2007
Compendium on Defending Intellectual Property ClaimsAwards of Attorney Fees to "Prevailing Parties" in Trademark Cases: Both Sword and Shield for Defendants2006
Multi-National and Multi-State Extraordinary Damages SurveyPennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware2006
Defense Counsel JournalIssues Management in the Global Economy: Creating and Managing Document1998
South Texas Law ReviewEffect of Compliance or Noncompliance With Applicable Governmental Product Safety Regulations on a Determination of Product Defect1995
University of Toledo Law ReviewThe Economic Loss Doctrine: Saving Contract Warranty Law from Drowning in a Sea of Torts1995
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of VirginiaHonors HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts, with Honors1975
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2011 Mid-Year ConferenceIs Privacy Still An Issue In Today’s World?2011
IADC Annual Meeting, Barcelona, SpainThe Latest Trends in Europe . . . and Implications for the U.S.2010
Corporate Counsel SymposiumEthics: The Erosion of the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine, and Its Effect On In-House Counsel2010
PLAC 2009 Spring ConferenceProposals for Collective Redress in Europe2009
IADC European Conference (Prague)Collective Redress/Class Action in the European Union: Collective Redress and Class Action - Unequal Brothers or Twins?2009
IADC European Conference (Munich)for Collective Redress in Europe2008
Toronto ConferenceClass Actions in the United States2007
IADC Mid-Year ConferenceComparative Examination of the Legal Privilege in Australasia, Europe and the U.S.2006
IADC Mid-Year ConferenceRecent Developments in Breach of Fiduciary Duty Law2006
IADC European Conference (Vienna)Rome Convention I and the Proposals for a New Regulation of the European Parliament and Council2006
IADC Annual ConferenceInternational Comparative Analysis of Punitive and Exemplary Damages2006
Joint International Conference (Barcelona)Product Safety – the U.S. and European Governmental Product Safety Regulations and Standards2004
IADC Annual ConferenceClient Relationship Management: Improving the In-house/Outside Counsel Relationship2004
Techno-TortsMultinational Jurisdictional and Procedural Issues Created by the World Wide Web: Litigation in a World Without Boundaries2002
IADC Annual ConferenceLaw and the Media2002
IADCTHE USA PATRIOT ACT: Fact or Fiction – An Overview of Concerns2002
PBI Hot TopicsHot Topics in Products Liability – the New Restatement in Pennsylvania2001
DRI International Conference (Brussels)An Overview of Damages and The Compensation Scheme in Products Liability Actions in the United States2001
IADCCaught in the Web - Liabilities and Litigation From Commercial Use of the Internet1998