Panelists

PANELIST BIOS
Panel 1   Assignment of Cases to MDL

Professor Donald Beskind, Duke University School of Law
Sheila Birnbaum
Judge John Heyburn, Western District of Kentucky (Chairman MDL Panel)
Professor Francis McGovern, Duke University School of Law (Moderator)
Judge Anthony J. Scirica, Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Panel 2   Selection and Location of MDL Judge

David Bernick, Boies, Schiller & Flexner
Judge W. Royal Furgeson, Northern District of Texas (MDL Panel) (Moderator)
Judge John Heyburn, Western District of Kentucky
W. Mark Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm
Professor Francis McGovern, Duke University School of Law

Panel 3   Selection of Counsel

Lisa Blue Baron, Baron & Blue
Richard Godfrey, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
Dean David Levi, Duke University School of Law (Moderator)
Judge R. David Proctor, Northern District of Alabama
Chief Judge Kathryn Vratil, District of Kansas (MDL Panel)

Panel 4   Common Benefit Fund/Attorney Fees

Richard Arsenault, Neblett, Beard & Arsenault
Judge Eldon Fallon, Eastern District of Louisiana
W. Mark Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm (Moderator)
Judge Sandra Moss, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia
Christopher Seeger, Seeger Weiss, LLP

Panel 5   Remands

John Beisner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP (Moderator)
Judge Jeremy Fogel, Director, Federal Judicial Center
Malini Moorthy, Pfizer, Inc.
Joseph Rice, Motley Rice
W.G. Watkins, Forman, Perry, Watkins, Krutz & Tardy, LLP

Panel 6   Federal-State Court Coordination

Dawn Barrios, Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix, LLP
David Bernick, Boies, Schiller & Flexner (Moderator)
Elizabeth Cabraser, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Judge Sandra Moss, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia