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9 J.L. Econ. & Pol'y 489 (2012-2013)
The Asbestos Litigation Tsunami - Will It Ever End

handle is hein.journals/jecoplcy9 and id is 503 raw text is: THE ASBESTOS LITIGATION TSUNAMI-WILL IT EVER
Joseph W. Belluck, Charles S. Siegel, Michele Hale DeShazo,
Mark A. Behrens
Moderator: S. Todd Brown
D. BRUCE JOHNSEN: If you all will please take your seats we can get
started with our last panel of the day following which we will have lunch
and a keynote speaker. With that it is my pleasure to introduce our next
panel moderator for a panel addressing the question of asbestos litigation
and whether it will ever end. Our moderator is S. Todd Brown. I am al-
ways happy to meet and introduce people who go by their middle name as
I, myself, go by D. Bruce Johnsen.
S. Todd Brown is an Associate Professor of Law and the Director of
the Center for the Study of Business Transactions at SUNY Buffalo School
of Law where he teaches bankruptcy, torts, mass torts, and business
courses. He is the author of a very influential article, Section 524(G) With-
out Compromise: Voting Rights and the Asbestos Bankruptcy Paradox,
which has been cited in a number of district court and circuit court opi-
nions.' Todd has also testified before the House Judiciary Committee con-
cerning the bankruptcy trust system.2
Todd earned his Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University School
of Law where he was the Articles Editor of the Columbia Business Law
Review. He earned his LLM from the Beasley School of Law at Temple
University in 2009 and prior to law school he received his Bachelor of Arts
in Philosophy summa cum laude from Loyola University in New Orleans,
Louisiana. For some period of time, eight years I believe, he practiced law
at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. and at Jones Day. Thank you very
much and let us welcome Todd.
S. TODD BROWN: Well thank you D. Bruce. You know a few years ago I
was on the teaching market and told one of my advisers that I was going to
be giving my job talk on asbestos bankruptcies and he looked me squarely
in the eye and said, Are you trying to chase people out of the room?
Most academics do not like to hear about bankruptcy and even fewer like to
hear about asbestos and somehow I managed to merge them. And I think-
' S. Todd Brown, Section 524(G) Without Compromise: Voting Rights and the Asbestos Bank-
ruptcy Paradox, 2008 CoLuM. BuS. L. REV. 841 (2008).
2 Hearing on the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act: H.R. 4369 Before the H. Comm.
on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law, 112th Cong. (2012)
(written statement of S. Todd Brown, Professor, SUNY Buffalo Law School).



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