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  1. Class Action: 75%
  2. Appeals: 25%

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1718 M St NW #236
Washington, DC, 20036


DCActive 199607/05/2016
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199405/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberAmerican Law Institute2008
Order of the CoifUniversity of Chicago Law School1994
High honorsUniversity of Chicago Law School1994
Olin Fellow in Law & EconomicsN/A1993
Law ReviewN/A1992
Public Service ScholarshipN/A1991
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct FellowManhattan Institute Center for Legal Policy2010 - Present
FounderCenter for Class Action Fairness2009 - Present
Resident FellowAmerican Enterprise Institute2005 - 2009
CounselO'Melveny & Myers LLP2001 - 2005
AssociateIrell & Manella1997 - 2001
AssociateKirkland & Ellis1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Law InstituteMember2008 - Present
Federalist Society Executive Committee2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Bluetooth Headset Prod. Liability Litig., 654 F.3d 935Ninth Circuit victory
Nachshin v. AOL LLC, 663 F.3d 1034Ninth Circuit victory
Dewey v. Volkswagen AGThird Circuit victory
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Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Review of Law and PoliticsDid the Right Make America a Lawsuit Nation? Thomas Geoghegan’s See You In Court2008
Health AffairsMalpractice in Massachusetts: Another View2008
American SpectatorProsecutors Gone Wild2008
Wall Street JournalThe Era of Big Punitive Damage Awards Is Not Over2008
Dispute Resolution MagazineThe Current State of Consumer Arbitration2008
Wall Street JournalArbitrary and Unfair2007
Wall Street JournalPrime Target2007
UALR Law ReviewA Taxonomy of Obesity Litigation2006
Wall Street JournalRule of Law2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Brandeis UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The 15th Annual National Institute on Class ActionsClass-Action Objectors2011
National Lawyers ConventionAttorneys Fees in Class Actions2011
2011 Corporate Law SymposiumBeyond Coupons: Structuring CAFA Settlements to Maximize Attorneys' Fees2011
New York University ACSClass Action Restrictions and Other Limitations2010
12th Annual Faculty ConferenceYoung Legal Scholars Paper Presentations2010
ALEC ConventionConsumer fraud class actions2009
ACS National ConventionGuaranteeing Justice in the Civil Justice System2008
Federalist Society, Austin, TX ChapterClass Action Contingent Fees2007
Federalist SocietyClass Action Fairness Act2007
Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored EnterprisesH.R. 54912006
Philip Morris v. WilliamsPhilip Morris v. Williams2006
ACS National ConferenceHabeas Corpus2006
The $253 Million Vioxx VerdictVioxx Litigation2005