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The Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims


The Institute’s advisory board is comprised of preeminent, established players and emerging leaders within the complex litigation bar, representing a diverse range of perspectives and insights. 

The board’s composition includes experts in both class actions and multidistrict litigation (MDL), as well as key players in not only federal litigation but also parallel state court litigation, in order to ensure that all stakeholder constituencies and perspectives are represented. These board members are tasked with advising on the strategic direction of the institute, as well as providing financial resources and support for the institute’s programming.

The Institute also holds roundtable dialogues on rule of law and emerging issues.  The class action roundtable is co-chaired by Lynn Sarko (Keller Rohrback, Seattle WA) and Cari Dawson (Alston & Bird, Atlanta GA); the MDL roundtable is co-chaired by Ellen Rekin (Weitz Luxenberg, New York, NY) and Joe Petrosinelli (Williams & Connolly, Washington DC).