MMWR partner, Christopher D’Angelo, Moderator at IADC Annual Meeting

July 30, 2010

Christopher Scott D’Angelo was the Moderator for the program, The Latest Trends in Europe . . . and Their Implications in the U.S. that was presented at the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain in July, 2010.  The program addressed the latest trends in the law in Europe, such as proposals for class actions or collective redress, privacy issues and reforms of Brussels I, and their effect in the U.S. and elsewhere around the world.  Considering the new treaty and a new Parliament, and the activities of the Commission and the various Directorates General, the program examined the latest trends and where they are projected to go, how to influence their path, and the implications for business, liability and litigation in the EU and the U.S.

The IADC is the oldest and most prestigious international organization of attorneys representing major corporations and insurers. Its activities benefit not only the approximately 2500 invitation-only, peer-reviewed members and their clients through networking, education, and professional opportunities, but also the civil justice system and the legal profession.  Moreover, 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 served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of its Business Litigation Committee and 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 Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (where he serves on its Corporate Counsel Symposium Committee), and of the International, 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.