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Partner Christopher Scott D’Angelo Speaks at Product Liability Advisory Council Annual Meeting

October 28, 2014


PHILADELPHIA-Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that Christopher Scott D’Angelo was a speaker on the program, “Ethical Challenges Facing In-House Counsel,” at the Annual Meeting of the Product Liability Advisory Council, which was held October 15-17 in Chicago. D’Angelo discussed issues related to international and national conflicts of laws as they pertain to the attorney-client privilege and the issue of waiver of the attorney-client privilege in internal corporate investigations.

D’Angelo is co-chair of the Product Liability, Toxic Torts and Catastrophic Events practice and chair of the International practice at Montgomery McCracken, based in its Philadelphia and New York City offices. His practice emphasizes litigation and preventive counseling in the fields of business and business torts, corporate litigation, intellectual property, class actions, products liability and mass claims, construction and risk management, 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. D’Angelo is a member of The American Law Institute, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Product Liability Advisory Council, the Defense Research Institute, the International Bar Association, the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, the Sports & Fitness Industry Association Legal Task Force, the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, and the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations.

D’Angelo is a frequent speaker and author on law-related matters. His articles, books and presentations have involved such topics as products liability and business litigation, class actions, multinational litigation, attorney-client privilege, privacy, FCPA and other anti-corruption and bribery regimes and requirements, information and documents management, alternative dispute resolution regimes, and issues involving the Internet and the use of the Internet in litigation and investigations.

D’Angelo is listed in Guide to the World’s Leading Product Liability Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Lawyers, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in American Law. He received both his B.A. with distinction and with Honors in History (1975) and his J.D. (1978) from the University of Virginia. Additional information is available at mmwr.com.

About The Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc.

The Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. (“PLAC”) is a nonprofit association with 120 corporate members representing a broad cross-section of American and international product manufacturers. In addition, several hundred leading product liability defense attorneys are sustaining members of PLAC. PLAC seeks to contribute to the improvement and reform of law in the United States and elsewhere, with emphasis on the law governing the liability of manufacturers of products. PLAC’s perspective derives from the experiences of a corporate membership that spans a diverse group of industries in various facets of the manufacturing sector. Since 1983, PLAC has filed more than 800 briefs as amicus curiae in state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States, presenting the broad perspective of product manufacturers seeking fairness and balance in the application and development of product liability law.

About Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP

Montgomery McCracken is a multidisciplinary law firm with more than 120 attorneys in offices in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Its attorneys provide legal services to clients in a wide range of industries both nationwide and internationally. Follow the firm on Twitter at @MMWR_Law.