International Association of Defense Counsel Prague, Czech Republic Meeting Addresses Class Action in the European Union

June 12, 2009

Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP partner Christopher Scott D’Angelo was a speaker at the International Association of Defense Counsel’s  (IADC) Meeting in Prague, Czech Republic in May.  The meeting’s focus was collective redress /class action in the European Union.  D’Angelo’s presentation included a report on the Hearing of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe on Collective Redress; and What did Go Wrong with a Well-meant Idea in the U.S.?

The IADC is the oldest international association of attorneys representing major corporations and insurers. Dedicated to the just and efficient administration of civil justice and the continual improvement of civil justice systems, the IADC consists of approximately 2500 invitation-only, peer-reviewed members who are private, corporate and insurance lawyers from more than 31 countries.

D’Angelo is chairman of Montgomery McCracken’s products liability & mass torts practice and vice chairman of its Sports, Entertainment & Amusements Law practice.  His practice emphasizes litigation and preventive counseling in the fields of business and business torts, intellectual property, class actions, and products liability, including in his role as national counsel for several major U.S. clients and his representation of foreign concerns in the United States and United States concerns abroad, as well as litigation and other matters in the probate courts.

Mr. D’Angelo is a frequent speaker and author on a range of law-related matters.  His presentations have involved such topics as products liability and business litigation, multi-national litigation, privacy issues, information and documents management, and issues involving the internet and the use of the internet in litigation and investigations.