MMWR partner, Christopher D’Angelo, faculty member for IADC program

April 25, 2008

Christopher Scott D’Angelo served as a member of the Faculty at the Corporate Counsel College in April, 2008.  The Corporate Counsel College, a program of the International Association of Defense Counsel, is an interactive, team-driven forum that addresses the very latest legal issues of particular importance to corporate General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel. The topics and programs are deigned by an Advisory Committee comprised of the General Counsel or Assistant General Counsel of major corporations and insurers in industries from computers and electronics to building materials, agribusiness, pharmaceuticals, oil and energy, industrial equipment and business services.  Topics this year included information management, litigation holds, protecting CEOs, senior VPs and General Counsel from discovery and depositions, internal investigations of corporate misconduct (including in-house counsel duties and extra-judicial litigation strategies), foreign hot topics in the global economy (including privacy issues, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues, and EU proposals for “collective redress” and for private damages for antitrust violations), alternative billing protocols, and civil justice reform update, and included presentations and interactive discussions by a stellar faculty of in-house and outside counsel.

The IADC is the oldest international association of attorneys representing major corporations and insurers. It is 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.  It serves its members through networking, education, and professional opportunities, and likewise the civil justice system and the legal profession at large.  The IADC takes a leadership role in many areas of legal reform and professional development.

Christopher Scott D’Angelo is a partner in the Litigation Department at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP and is Chairman of its Products Liability & Mass Torts Section 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 member of The American Law Institute and several of its Members Consultative Groups, a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (where he recently served on the Board of Directors and is a past Chairman of its Business Litigation Committee and past Vice Chairman of its International Committee), a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council (where he served on its Executive Committee), a member of the Defense Research Institute (where he served as the Chairman of its International Law Committee and as Co-Chairman of its European Corporate Outreach Committee), the International Bar Association, the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (in particular, its Products Liability Committee and Business Litigation Committee), and of the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations. 

Mr. D’Angelo is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in the World, and in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Lawyers and the International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers.

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.

Mr. D’Angelo received both his B.A. with distinction and with Honors in History (1975) and his J.D. (1978) from the University of Virginia.