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MDL at 50: The State Role and State Attorneys-General (panel)

  • New York University School of Law, Greenberg Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall 40 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012 (map)

Moderated by Abbe Gluck (Professor, Yale Law School)

  • Natalie Ludaway (Chief Deputy Attorney General, Washington DC Attorney General)

  • David Nachman (Senior Enforcement Counsel, New York Attorney General's Office)

  • Luther Strange (former Senator, United States Senate; former Attorney General, Alabama)

  • James Tierney (Lecturer at Law, Harvard Law School; former Attorney General, Maine)

The conference is free to attend, and you can RSVP by clicking here, or copying the following link into your browser:

Video of Panel Presentation

For a video of the panel with Prof. Tierney’s talk, please see MDL at 50: The value of teaching about AG's in law school, under Video Resources on the AG 101: Introduction to State AGs page.

MDL at 50: The 50th Anniversary of Multidistrict Litigation

The Center on Civil Justice is excited to announce its first of two fall conferences, MDL at 50, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Multidistrict Litigation Statute. This conference is co-hosted by the Center on Civil Justice at NYU Law School and the Liman and Solomon Centers at Yale Law School. The topic of aggregate litigation is especially important in light of the many cases brought together under MDL and the shifting rules on the availability of class actions. This is an opportunity to take stock, by looking back on the history of MDL and its current impact. We will discuss what the goals of MDL have been and are, MDL's successes and challenges, and whether and how its processes can be improved.