Full Bio




ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY.
    • Professor of Law, 2008-present; Visiting Prof., 2007-08.
    • Courses: Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, Professional Responsibility
    • Chair, Faculty Hiring Committee, 2011-13; Co-Chair, Faculty Scholarship Committee, 2010-12; Director of Adjunct Faculty, 2008-10
    • Teacher of the Year, 2012
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ.
    • John J. Gibbons Professor of Law, 2007-08; Professor, 2001-07; Assoc. Prof., 1998-2001; Ass’t Prof., 1995-98.
    • Courses: Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, Professional Responsibility, Torts
    • Professor of the Year, 1998; Professor of the Year Nominee, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2006, 2007; Dean’s Fellow, 2004-07; University Faculty Excellence Award, 1998; University Teaching Fellow, 1998-99

VISITING ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Chuo Law School, Tokyo, Japan.  Visiting Professor, April 2010.
    • Lectures on U.S. Litigation Process
  • Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville, TN.  Visiting Professor, Short Course.
    • Ethics in Multiparty Litigation (Spring 2007)
    • Problems in Resolving Mass Litigation (Fall 2005)
  • Columbia Law School, New York, NY.  Fensterstock Visiting Professor, Fall 2002.
    • Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation
  • New York University School of Law, New York, NY. Visiting Scholar, 2001-02.

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

  • Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York, NY.  Associate, 1992-95.
  • Chief Judge James L. Oakes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. Law Clerk, 1991-92.
  • Justice Stewart G. Pollock, Supreme Court of New Jersey.  Law Clerk, 1990-91.
  • The Green Vale School, Glen Head, NY.  Humanities Teacher, 1985-87.

JUDICIAL, PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY APPOINTMENTS

  • American Law Institute, Elected Member, 2005-present
  • Adviser, Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation, 2004-10
  • Members Consultative Group, Restatement (Third) of Torts: Physical Harm, 2006-10
  • Association of American Law Schools, Civil Procedure Section
  • Chair, 2004; Chair-Elect, 2003; Secretary, 2002; Executive Committee, 2002-05
  • Congregation Shomrei Emunah, President, 2010-12
  • New Jersey District V(A) Ethics Committee, Member, 2000-04
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee, Member, 2000-08
  • Chair, Subcommittee on Protective Orders, 2002-06
  • Third Circuit Task Force on Selection of Class Counsel, Member, 2001-02

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New Jersey, 1990
  • New York, 1991
  • United States District Court:
    • District of New Jersey, 1990
    • Southern District of New York, 1993
    • Eastern District of New York, 1993
    • Southern District of Texas, 1994