Mark Behrens co-chairs Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.’s Washington, DC-based Public Policy Group. Mark has been listed as one of Washington, DC’s “top lawyers” by Washingtonian magazine and as a leading product liability defense attorney by Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. He is a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated attorney.

Mark has authored or co-authored over 150 amicus briefs on behalf of national and state business and civil justice organizations in cases before the United States Supreme Court, seven different federal appellate courts, thirty different state courts of last resort, and eight different state appellate courts. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and numerous state legislatures. In addition, he has served as an expert witness in trials.

Mark has published over fifty scholarly articles in leading national journals and law reviews, including the Harvard Journal on LegislationCornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, and Texas Review of Law & Politics. He received a Burton Award for Legal Achievement and an award from several national organizations for major research contributing to civil justice issues. He has been quoted in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the National Law Journal, and has appeared on radio and television, including CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg, and CNN.

Mark is a member of The American Law Institute (ALI) and serves as an Adviser to the ALI’s Restatement Third, Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons project. In 2010, Mark taught Advanced Torts as a Distinguished Visiting Practitioner in Residence at Pepperdine University School of Law. Earlier, he served on the adjunct faculty of The American University’s Washington College of Law.

Mark is counsel to the Coalition for Litigation Justice; co-counsel to the American Tort Reform Association; chair of the Civil Justice Response Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Adviser to the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Civil Justice Task Force; and co-chair of the Tort and Product Liability Subcommittee of the Federalist Society’s Litigation Practice Group. He is also a member of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center’s State Litigation Advisory Committee, Washington Legal Foundation’s Legal Policy Advisory Board, and the NFIB Small Business Legal Center’s Advisory Board. In addition, Mark is a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. (PLAC), IADC, Lawyers for Civil Justice, and the Lawyers Committee of the National Center for State Courts.

Mark received his J.D. in 1990 from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was a member of the Vanderbilt Law Review and received an American Jurisprudence Award for achievement in tort law. He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1987.

Publications

Mark A. Behrens, A ‘Perfect Storm’ Confronts Asbestos Defendants in Newport News, 24:11 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. June 5, 2015).

Mark A. Behrens & Phil S. Goldberg, It’s Time to Fix NYC’s Broken Asbestos Litigation System, Law360, June 2, 2015.

Mark Behrens, Editorial, Litigation Tourism is Bad for Illinois, Madison-St. Clair (Ill.) Record, June 1, 2015.

Mark A. Behrens & Virginia Knapp Dorrell, Changes to U.S. Court Rules Would Improve Civil Litigation, LawyerIssue, Mar. 21, 2015.

Mark A. Behrens & Christopher E. Appel, Nevada Supreme Court Adopts Medical Monitoring Remedy in Negligence Actions, 24:2 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. Feb. 27, 2015). 

Mary Margaret Gay & Mark A. Behrens, Garlock One Year Later, Int’l Ass’n of Def. Counsel, Toxic and Hazardous Substances Litig. Comm. Newsletter (Jan. 2015).

Mark A. Behrens & Tiffany F. Lim, Washington Supreme Court Preserves Integrity of Industrial Insurance Act, King Cnty. Bar Ass’n Bar Bulletin, Nov. 2014. 

Mark A. Behrens & Virginia R. Knapp Dorell, New York High Court Should Keep "Stream of Commerce" Tort Rule, Legal Opinion Letter (Oct. 10, 2014).

Mark A. Behrens, Dummitt v. Crane Co.: New York’s Highest Court Should Reaffirm Its “Stream of Commerce” Approach to Product Liability And Confirm That New York Law Is In Harmony With The Clear Majority Rule Nationwide, 29:16 Mealey’s Litig. Rep.: Asbestos 1 (Sept. 24, 2014). 

Mark A. Behrens, Missouri Supreme Court Invalidates State’s Legislative Cap on Punitive Damages, The Legal Pulse (Wash. Legal Found. Sep. 11, 2014). 

Mark A. Behrens & Margaret Horn, Liability for Asbestos-Containing Connected or Replacement Parts Made by Third Parties: Courts Are Properly Rejecting this Form of Guilt by Association, 37 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 489 (2014). 

Mark Behrens & Cary Silverman, The Garlock Bankruptcy Order and What it Means for Defense Counsel, For the Defense (DRI), May 2014, at 10. 

Mary Margaret Gay, Mark Behrens & Virginia Dorell, Garlock Bankruptcy Judge: Asbestos Settlements “Infected With the Impropriety of Some Law Firms,” Int’l Ass’n of Def. Counsel, Prod. Liab. Newsletter (2d ed. Apr. 2014). 

Mark Behrens & Christopher Appel, Torts 101 – Damages for Those Who Might Get Sick Are Nonsensical, Nat’l L.J., Jan. 27, 2014, at 27. 

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Asbestos Litigation: The “Endless Search for a Solvent Bystander,” 23 Widener L.J. 59 (2013). 

Mark A. Behrens, Cary Silverman & Christopher E. Appel, Calculating Punitive Damages Ratios With Extracompensatory Attorney Fees And Judgment Interest: A Violation of the United States Supreme Court’s Due Process Jurisprudence?, 48 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1295 (2013). 

Mark A. Behrens & Joanna Vassallo, Workers’ Comp Reform Needed in Pennsylvania, Legal Intelligencer (online), Dec. 27, 2013.

Mark A. Behrens & Virginia Knapp Dorell, New Rules Under Consideration in U.S. to Lessen Costs and Burdens of Litigation, CorporateLiveWire.com, Nov. 20, 2013.

Mark A. Behrens, Asbestos Litigation , in The New Lawsuit Ecosystem: Trends, Targets and Players (Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman eds., Inst. for Legal Reform 2013). 

Mark A. Behrens et al., 7th Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues: George Mason Judicial Education Program: Edited Transcripts: The Asbestos Litigation Tsunami - Will It Ever End?, 9 J.L. Econ. & Pol'y 489 (2013).

Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, The Baltimore City Circuit Court Should Reject ‘Consolidation III,’ 28:4 Mealey’s Litig. Rep.: Asbestos 1 (Mar. 20, 2013). 

Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, Litigation Tourism in Pennsylvania: Is Venue Reform Needed?, 22 Widener L.J. 29 (2012). 

Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, WV's Resolution for 2013: Lose ‘Judicial Hellhole' Label, The State Journal, Dec. 19, 2012. 

Mark A. Behrens, Editorial, Pa.’s Model for Commonsense Tort Reform, Phila. Inquirer, June 3, 2012, at C5. 

Mark A. Behrens, Philadelphia Tort Litigation: Forum Shopping and Venue Reform, 13 Engage: J. Federalist Soc’y Prac. Groups 55 (July 2012). 

Mark Behrens, Kevin Underhill, Cary Silverman, Erin Sparkuhl & Christine Edwards, Asbestos Litigation “Magnet” Courts Alter Procedures: More Changes on the Horizon, 27:8 Mealey’s Litig. Rep.: Asbestos 1 (May 16, 2012). 

Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, The Constitutional Foundation for Federal Medical Liability Reform, 15 J. Health Care L. & Pol’y 173 (2012). 

Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, State Court Endorses Use of Equitable Power to Reduce Asbestos Suit Double-Dipping, 21:2 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. Jan. 27, 2012). 

Mark A. Behrens, Pennsylvania Moves Forward With Considering Asbestos Trust Recoveries When Calculating Tort System Awards, 26:15 Mealey’s Litig. Rep.: Asbestos 34 (Sept. 7, 2011). 

Mark A. Behrens, Medical Liability Reform: A Case Study of Mississippi, 118:2 Obstetrics & Gynecology 335 (Aug. 2011). 

Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, Punitive Damages in Asbestos Personal Injury Litigation: The Basis for Deferral Remains Sound, 8 Rutgers J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 50 (2011). 

Mark A. Behrens, The Constitutional Foundation for Federal Medical Liability Reform (Am. Tort Reform Ass’n May 2011). 

Mark A. Behrens & Christopher E. Appel, The Need for Rational Boundaries in Civil Conspiracy Claims, 31 N. Ill. L. Rev. 37 (2010).

Malcolm Myers, Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, CA Case to Decide Whether the Duty to Warn Covers Hazards Posed by Products of Others, 29:4 L.J. Newsletters Prod. Liab. L. & Strategy 1 (Oct. 2010). 

Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, Report Sheds Light on Parallel World of Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts, 19:19 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. Aug. 20, 2010). 

Mark A. Behrens, Asbestos Litigation Screening Challenges: An Update, 26 T.M. Cooley L. Rev. 721 (2009). 

Mark A. Behrens & Corey Schaecher, RAND Institute for Civil Justice Report on the Abuse of Medical Diagnostic Practices in Mass Tort Litigation: Lessons Learned from the "Phantom" Silica Epidemic That May Deter Litigation Screening Abuse, 73 Alb. L. Rev. 521 (2010). 

Mark A. Behrens, Alabama High Court Issues Landmark Drug Pricing Decision, Class Action Watch (Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies), May 2010, at 1.

Mark A. Behrens, Who Should Decide Tort Law? A Fundamental Issue in the Public Debate Over Civil Justice Reform, in Andrew F. Popper, Materials on Tort Reform (2010). 

Mark A. Behrens & Corey M. Schaecher, RAND Report Highlights Abuse of Medical Diagnostics in Mass Torts, 19:6 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. Mar. 12, 2010). 

Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, Alabama Supreme Court Rejects Pharmaceutical Pricing "Regulation Through Litigation," 19:1 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. Jan. 15, 2010). 

Mark Behrens & Phil Goldberg, Editorial, Home of the Asbestos Litigation “Gold Rush?,”  Daily J. (San Fran.), Nov. 18, 2009, at 5. 

Mark A. Behrens & Corey Schaecher, RAND Issues Report on Abuse of Medical Diagnostic Practices in Mass Litigation, 10:3 Engage – The J. of the Federalist Society’s Prac. Groups 108 (Oct. 2009). 

Mark A. Behrens & Christopher E. Appel, Denial of Federal Tax Deduction for Punitive Damages Threatens Job Growth, 18:12 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. June 5, 2009). 

Mark A. Behrens, Gregory L. Fowler & Silvia Kim, Global Litigation Trends - Class Actions, Contingency Fees, and Punitive Damages: Moving Toward the American Civil Law Model?, 17 Mich. St. J. Int’l Law 165 (2009). 

Mark Behrens, What’s New in Asbestos Litigation?, 28 Rev. Litig. 501 (2009). 

Mark A. Behrens & William L. Anderson, The “Any Exposure” Theory: An Unsound Basis for Asbestos Causation and Expert Testimony, 37 Sw. U. L. Rev. 479 (2008).

Mark A. Behrens & Frank Cruz-Alvarez, Rhode Island Supreme Court Joins Other State Courts in Rejecting Product-Based Public Nuisance Claims, Class Action Watch (Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies), Oct. 2008, at 5. 

Mark A. Behrens & Christopher E. Appel, Seventh Circuit Rejects Effort to Bypass Class Action Fairness Act in Mass Action, 9:16 Class Action Litig. Rep. (BNA) 701 (Aug. 22, 2008). 

Mark A. Behrens & Christopher E. Appel, Second Circuit Upholds Federal Liability Reform Law, 18:12 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. May 16, 2008). 

Mark A. Behrens & Christopher E. Appel, “Reverse Bifurcation” Approach to Punitive Damages Trials in West Virginia, Class Action Watch (Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies), Mar. 2008, at 7. 

Mark A. Behrens, Book Review, Mass Torts in a World of Settlement (by Richard A. Nagareda), 9:1 Engage – The J. of the Federalist Society’s Prac. Groups 151 (Feb. 2008). 

Mark A. Behrens & Christopher E. Appel, Medical Monitoring in Missouri After Meyer Ex Rel. Coplin v. Fluor Corp.: Sound Policy Should be Restored to a Vague and Unsound Directive, 27 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 135 (2007). 

Mark Behrens & Christopher Appel, New Jersey and Missouri Supreme Courts Reject Lead Paint Public Nuisance Claims, Class Action Watch (Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies), Sept. 2007, at 1. 

Mark A. Behrens, Asbestos and Silica Litigation Reform: Helping the Sick, Curbing Fraud, and Providing Liability Fairness, The State Factor (Am. Legis. Exch. Council Feb. 2007). 

Mark A. Behrens, Fifth Consecutive State High Court Rejects Medical Monitoring, 8:1 Engage – The J. of the Federalist Society’s Prac. Groups 131 (Feb. 2007). 

Mark A. Behrens & Christopher E. Appel, Mississippi Supreme Court Rejects Medical Monitoring, 17:3 Legal Backgrounder (Wash. Legal Found. Feb. 9, 2007). 

Mark A. Behrens & Phil Goldberg, The Asbestos Litigation Crisis: The Tide Appears To Be Turning, 12 Conn. Ins. L.J. 477 (2006).

Mark A. Behrens, Michigan Supreme Court Takes Step to Address Asbestos Litigation Problems, State Court Docket Watch (Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies-State Courts Project), Nov. 2006, at 5. 

Mark A. Behrens & Frank Cruz-Alvarez, Premises Owner Liability for Secondhand Asbestos Exposure: The Next Wave?, 7:2 Engage – The J. of the Federalist Society’s Prac. Groups 145 (Oct. 2006). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Kevin Underhill, Litigation Tourism Hurts Californians, 21:20 Mealey’s Litig. Rep.: Asbestos 41 (Nov. 15, 2006).

Mark A. Behrens & Phil Goldberg, Lawsuit Scandal Reform: Asbestos and Silica Medical Criteria Legislation Needed, Mo. Law. Wkly. (Oct. 9, 2006). 

Mark A. Behrens & Frank Cruz-Alvarez, State-Based Reforms: Making a Difference in Asbestos and Silica Cases, 16:21 Legal Backgrounder (Wash. Legal Found. Aug. 4, 2006), reprinted in 28:22 Andrews Asbestos Litig. Rptr. 12 (Aug. 25, 2006). 

Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, ALEC Model Legislation: Leading the Way to Help Address the Asbestos Litigation Crisis and Discourage Silica Litigation Fraud, 8:2 ALEC Pol’y Forum 4 (Summer 2006). 

Mark A. Behrens, States Address Asbestos Litigation Crisis and Curb Silica Litigation Fraud, Tex. Civ. Justice League J. 5 (Summer 2006). 

Mark A. Behrens & Frank Cruz-Alvarez, A Potential New Frontier in Asbestos Litigation: Premises Owner Liability for “Take Home” Exposure Claims, 21:11 Mealey’s Litig. Rep.: Asbestos 5 (July 5, 2006). 

Mark A. Behrens & Andrew W. Crouse, The Evolving Civil Justice Reform Movement: Procedural Reforms Have Gained Steam, But Critics Still Focus on Arguments of the Past, 31 U. Dayton L. Rev. 173 (2006). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Andrew W. Crouse, Getting The Sand Out of the Eye of the Law: The Need for a Clear Rule for Sand Suppliers in Texas After Humble Sand & Gravel, Inc. v. Gomez, 37 St. Mary’s L.J. 283 (2006). 

Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, Now Open for Business: The Transformation of Mississippi’s Legal Climate, Miss. C. L. Rev. 393 (2005). 

Mark A. Behrens & Phil Goldberg, In Memoriam: Senior United States District Judge Charles R. Weiner, 20:22 Mealey's Litig. Rep.: Asbestos 24 (Dec. 21, 2005). 

Mark A. Behrens & Andrew W. Crouse, High Courts Reject Premises Liability For Secondhand Asbestos Exposure, 15:25 Legal Backgrounder (Wash. Legal Found. Dec. 16, 2005), reprinted in 28:5 Andrews Asbestos Litig. Rptr. 9 (Dec. 30, 2005).

Mark A. Behrens, State Asbestos and Silica Reform: Past Successes - Future Opportunities?, 20:19 Mealey's Litig. Rep.: Asbestos 29 (Nov. 2, 2005). 

Steven B. Hantler, Mark A. Behrens & Leah Lorber, Is the Crisis in the Civil Justice System Real or Imagined?, 38 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 1121 (2005). 

Mark A. Behrens & Phil Goldberg, State-Based Medical Criteria For Asbestos Suits Gains Momentum, 15:13 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. July 1, 2005), reprinted in 27:20 Andrews Asbestos Litig. Rptr. 10 (July 29, 2005), and 23:13 Andrews Toxic Torts Litig. Rptr. 11 (Aug. 5, 2005).

Mark A. Behrens & Phil Goldberg, Stopping Asbestos Litigation Abuse, 6:1 Engage – The J. of the Federalist Society’s Prac. Groups 120 (May 2005). 

Mark A. Behrens & Manuel López, Unimpaired Asbestos Dockets: They Are Constitutional, 24 Rev. Litig. 253 (2005). 

Mark A. Behrens, Successor Asbestos-Related Liability Fairness Act, 7:1 ALEC Pol’y Forum 18 (Spring 2005). 

Mark A. Behrens & Phil Goldberg, Asbestos Litigation: Momentum Builds for State-Based Medical Criteria Solutions to Address Filings by the Non-Sick, 20:6 Mealey’s Litig. Rep.: Asbestos 33 (Apr. 13, 2005). 

Mark A. Behrens, Leah Lorber & Cary Silverman, Silica: An Overview of Exposure and Litigation in the United States, 20:2 Mealey's Litig. Rep.: Asbestos 33 (Feb. 21, 2005). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Phil Goldberg, Defining the Edge of Tort Law in Asbestos Bankruptcies: Addressing Claims Filed by the Non-Sick, 14:1 J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 61 (2005). 

Mark A. Behrens & Phil S. Goldberg, Editorial, Asbestos X-rays: Study Points To Abuse, Nat'l L.J., Nov. 1, 2004, at 19. 

Mark A. Behrens & Andrew W. Crouse, Book Review, Shakedown: How Corporations, Government and Trial Lawyers Abuse the Judicial Process (by Robert A. Levy), 5:2 Engage – The J. of the Federalist Society's Prac. Groups 154 (Oct. 2004). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Kimberly D. Sandner, Asbestos Litigation in Madison County, Illinois: The Challenge Ahead, 16 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 235 (2004). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, New California Law Grants State 75% of Punitive Damages Award, 19:20 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. Sept. 3, 2004). 

Mark A. Behrens & Phil S. Goldberg, The Asbestos Litigation Crisis in a Nutshell, The State Factor (Am. Legis. Exch. Council July 2004). 

Mark A. Behrens & Philip S. Goldberg, Asbestos Litigation Reform: Where Is It Headed?, 15:1 Products Liability (ABA, Sec. Of Litig., Comm. on Prods. Liab. Litig.), Spring/Summer 2004, at 1. 

Mark A. Behrens & Edward O. Gramling, Improving the Jury System in Kansas: A Call For Jury Patriotism Legislation, 13 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 1 (2004). 

Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, Asbestos Litigation Reform in 2004 and Beyond, Columns: Asbestos, Apr. 2004, at 2. 

Mark A. Behrens, Asbestos Litigation Reform in 2004, The Nat’l Forum for Envtl. & Toxic Tort Issues Newsletter, Mar. 2004, at 2.

Mark A. Behrens & Philip S. Goldberg, The Michigan Supreme Court: Will It Help Curb Asbestos Litigation Abuse And Help The Truly Sick?, 18:24 Mealey’s Litig. Rep.: Asbestos 1 (Jan. 21, 2004). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Rochelle M. Tedesco, Addressing the “Elephantine Mass” of Asbestos Cases: Consolidation Versus Inactive Dockets (Pleural Registries) and Case Management Plans that Defer Claims Filed By the Non-Sick, 31 Pepp. L. Rev. 271 (2004). 

Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, Improving the Jury System in Virginia: Jury Patriotism Legislation is Needed, 11 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 657 (2003). 

Mark A. Behrens & Kimberly D. Sandner, Federal Tax Deduction for Punitive Damage Payments Comes Under Fire, 13:24 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. Dec. 29, 2003). 

Mark A. Behrens & M. Kevin Underhill, A Call for Jury Patriotism: Why the Jury System Must Be Improved for Californians Called to Serve, 40 Cal. W. L. Rev. 135 (2003). 

Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, Five Ways the Kentucky Legislature Can Improve Jury Service, 42 Brandeis L.J. 1 (2003). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Rochelle Todesco, Congress Should Act to Resolve the National Asbestos Crisis: The Basis in Law and Public Policy for Meaningful Progress, 44 S. Tex. L. Rev. 839 (2003).

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Rochelle M. Tedesco, Selective Due Process: The United States Supreme Court Has Said That Punitive Damages Awards Must Be Reviewed for Excessiveness, But Many Courts Are Failing to Follow The Letter And Spirit of The Law, 82 Or. L. Rev. 33 (2003). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, I’ll Take That: Legal and Policy Problems Raised by Statutes That Require Punitive Damages Awards To Be Shared With The State, 68 Mo. L. Rev. 525 (2003). 

K.B. Battaglini, Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, Jury Patriotism: The Jury System Should Be Improved for Texans Called To Serve, 35 St. Mary’s L.J. 117 (2003).

J. Walter Sinclair, Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, Making Jury Duty a Little Friendlier, 46:10 The Advocate (Idaho State Bar), Oct. 2003, at 23. 

Victor E. Schwartz and Mark A. Behrens, Symposium: Asbestos Litigation Articles, S. Tex. L. Rev. (Fall 2003). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, The Jury Patriotism Act: Making Jury Service More Appealing and Rewarding to Citizens, The State Factor (Am. Legis. Exchange Council April 2003). 

Keith T. Borman & Mark A. Behrens, Preserving the Right to a Representative Jury, 4:1 Engage - The J. of the Federalist Society’s Prac. Groups (2003). 

Mark A. Behrens & Rochelle M. Tedesco, Two Forks in the Road of Asbestos Litigation, 18:3 Mealey's Litig. Rep.: Asbestos 35 (Mar. 7, 2003). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, Safeguarding the Right to A Representative Jury: The Need for Improved Jury Service Laws, 7:1 Briefly (Nat’l Legal Center for the Pub. Int. Jan. 17, 2003).

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, New Model Law Designed to Improve Jury Service in State Courts, Counsel’s Advisory (Wash. Legal Found. Jan. 17, 2003).

Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, Tort Reform: The Changing Landscape, 4:2 TortSource: A Publication of the Am. Bar Ass’n Tort & Ins. Prac. Sec., Winter 2002, at 1. 

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens, Cary Silverman and Rochelle M. Tedesco, Consumer Protection in the Legal Marketplace: A Legal Consumer's Bill of Rights Is Needed, 15 Loy. Consumer L. Rev. 1 (2002). 

Mark A. Behrens, Some Proposals for Courts Interested in Helping Sick Claimants and Solving Serious Problems in Asbestos Litigation, 54 Baylor L. Rev. 331 (2002).

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Rochelle M. Tedesco, Kentucky High Court Rejects Medical Monitoring Actions, 10:6 Counsel’s Advisory (Wash. Legal Found. Sept. 6, 2002).

Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, High Court Should Send Strong Signal In Asbestos Cases, Columns: Asbestos, June 2002, at 2.

Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, The Case for Adopting Appointive Judicial Selection Systems for State Court Judges, 11 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 273 (2002). 

Mark A. Behrens & Rochelle Tedesco, Addressing Regulation Through Litigation: Some Solutions To Government Sponsored Lawsuits, 3 Engage - The J. of the Federalist Society’s Prac. Groups 109 (Apr. 2002). 

Mark A. Behrens, When the Walking Well Sue, Nat’l L.J., Apr. 29, 2002, at A12. 

Mark A. Behrens & Cary Silverman, Promoting Judicial Independence & Public Confidence in the Courts: The Case for Judicial Appointments in Texas, Veritas - A Quarterly J. of Pub. Pol’y in Tex. 27 (Mar. 2002). 

Mark A. Behrens & Richard O. Faulk, The Asbestos Litigation Crisis in a Nutshell, 4:1 ALEC Pol'y Forum 46 (Spring 2002). 

Mark A. Behrens & Barry M. Parsons, Responsible Public Policy Demands and End to the Hemorrhaging Effect of Punitive Damages in Asbestos Cases, 6 Tex. Rev. L. & Pol. 137 (2001).

Mark A. Behrens & Monica Parham, Stewardship for the Sick: Preserving Assets For Asbestos Victims Through Inactive Docket Programs, 33 Tex. Tech. L. Rev.1 (2001) (selected by the Texas Tech Law Review’s Board of Editors as the Outstanding Lead Article of the year).

Mark A. Behrens & Phillip R. Anderson, State Supreme Courts Retreat From Medical Monitoring Causes of Action, 10:5 L.J. Newsletters Prod. Liab. L. & Strategy 1 (Nov. 2001).

Mark A. Behrens & Donald Kochan, Protecting the Right to Appellate Review in the New Era of Civil Actions: A Call for Bonding Fairness, 2:17 Class Action Litig. Rep. (BNA) 644 (Sept. 14, 2001), also printed in 29:21 Prod. Safety & Liab. Rptr. (BNA) 515 (May 21, 2001).

Mark A. Behrens & Donald Kochan, Federal Courts Using “Certification” to Punt On Controversial State Tort Law Issues, 14: 8 L.J. Newsletters Prod. Liab. L. & Strategy 4 (Feb. 2001).

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Monica Parham, Fostering Mutual Respect and Cooperation Between State Courts and State Legislatures: A Sound Alternative to a Tort Tug of War, 103 W. Va. L. Rev. 1 (2000). 

Mark A. Behrens, The Transportation Recall Enhancement: Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act, Translaw, Fall 2000, at 1.

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Leah Lorber, Tort Reform Past, Present And Future: Solving Old Problems And Dealing With “New Style” Litigation, 27 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 237 (2000).

Mark A. Behrens & Donald Kochan, Let the Sunshine In: The Need for Open, Competitive Bidding in Government Retention of Private Legal Services, 28:38 Prod. Safety & Liab. Rptr. (BNA) 915 (Oct. 2, 2000).

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Leah Lorber, Fair Federal Forums Should Decide Interstate Class Actions, 1:8 Class Action Litig. (BNA) 285 (Aug. 11, 2000).

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Leah Lorber, Federal Courts Should Decide Multistate Class Actions: A Call For Federal Class Action Diversity Jurisdiction Reform, 37 Harv. J. on Legis. 483 (2000) (winner, Burton Awards for Legal Achievement for excellence in legal writing).

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Joseph P. Mastrosimone, Reining in Punitive Damages “Run Wild”: Proposals for Punitive Damages Reform By Courts and Legislatures, 65 Brook. L. Rev. 1003 (2000).

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, A Proposal for Federal Product Liability Reform In The New Millennium, 4 Tex. Rev. L. & Pol. 261 (2000).

Mark Behrens, Scott Winkelman & Victor Schwartz, Y2K Law Not Foolproof, Nat’l L.J., Dec. 6, 1999, at A15.

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens, Emma Tubb & Jennifer Groninger, Medical Monitoring – Should Tort Law Say Yes?, 34 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1057 (1999).

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Andrew W. Bagley, The Tort Reform Marathon, Fla. Bus. Insight, Sept./Oct. 1999, at 24.

Mark A. Behrens, Reform Consumer Lawsuits, Idaho Statesman, Oct. 9, 1999, at B6.

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Judicial Activism In The Civil Justice System: Problems and Solutions, Litig. News (Federalist Soc’y for L. & Pub. Pol’y Stud.), Summer 1999, at 5.

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Leavy Mathews III, Federalism and Federal Liability Reform: The United States Constitution Supports Reform, 36 Harv. J. on Leg. 269 (1999). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Leah Lorber, Oregon Tort Reform is Latest Victim of Judicial Nullification, Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. Aug 6, 1999).

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Equal Justice Denied If Congress Assists DOJ Quest To Sue Unpopular Defendants, 14:17 Legal Backgrounder (Wash. Legal Found. May 14, 1999).

Mark A. Behrens, Editorial, Courts Are The Wrong Forum for Legislation, Bus. Ins., Apr. 5, 1999, at 8.

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Punitive Damages Tax Proposal: A New Weapon for Trial Lawyers, Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. Mar. 19, 1999).

Mark A. Behrens & Christopher J. McGuire, Year 2000 Problems Will Leave Many Wanting to Take a “Byte” Out of Computer and Technology Companies: A Preview of Liability Issues Affecting “Y2K” Litigants, Mealey’s Year 2000 Rep. (Mar. 1998).

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Federal Legislation To Limit Punitive Damages, Libel Defense Resource Center Libelletter, Feb. 1998.

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Curbs on Class Action Abuses, 8 Australian Prod. Liab. Rptr. 83 (July 1997).

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Mark D. Taylor, Should Courts or Legislators Make America’s Tort Law?, in Executive Risk Management Associates, Lawyer to Lawyer, Edition VII, July 1997.

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Mark D. Taylor, Illinois Tort Law: A Rich History of Cooperation and Respect Between the Courts and the Legislature, 28 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 745 (1997).

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Federal Product Liability Reform in 1997: History and Public Policy Support Its Enactment Now, 64 Tenn. L. Rev. 595 (1997).

Jerry Phillips, Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Foreword, 64 Tenn. L. Rev. 557 (1997).

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Editorial, Liability “Overkill” Threatens Lives, Wallets, Las Vegas Rev.-J., Mar. 30, 1997, at 1E.

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Mark D. Taylor, Stamping Out Tort Reform: State Courts Lack Proper Respect for Legislative Judgments, Legal Times, Feb. 10, 1997, at S34.

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Mark D. Taylor, Who Should Make America’s Tort Law: Courts Or Legislators?, Wash. Legal Found. (Feb. 1997). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, An Unhappy Return to Confusion in the Common Law Of Products Liability — Denny v. Ford Motor Company Should Be Overturned, 17 Pace L. Rev. 359 (1997).

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, The Road To Federal Product Liability Reform, 55 Md. L. Rev. 1363 (1996).

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Editorial, Overkill in Liability System Keeps Valuable Products, Services Off the Market, Columbian (Vancouver, WA), Sept. 26, 1996.

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Editorial, We Pay Hidden Fees to Some Rich Lawyers, Orange County Register, Sept. 24, 1996.

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Editorial, We Should Repeal the “Tort Tax,” Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA), Sept. 23, 1996.

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Editorial, “Tort Tax” Repeal Would Help All U.S. Consumers, Houston Chron., Sept. 20, 1996, at 37.

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Editorial, The High Cost of Judicial Overkill, J. Comm., Sept. 18, 1996.

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Editorial, The “Tort Tax,” Las Vegas Rev.-J., Sept. 18, 1996, at 11B.

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Editorial, Tax Reform Must Include “Tort Tax” Which Burdens Business, Consumers, Ariz. Republic (Phoenix), Sept. 18, 1996, a B5.

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Editorial, “Tort Tax” Liability Reform Boon To Consumers, Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser, Sept. 18, 1996, at 21A.

Victor E. Schwartz, Robert Charrow & Mark A. Behrens, Special Report: Law After Medtronic, 15:2 Leader’s Prod. Liab. L. & Strategy 5 (Aug. 1996).

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Federal Product Liability Reform Is Consistent With Virginia Law And Should Be Strongly Supported, 4 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 279 (1996).

Mark A. Behrens & Daniel Raddock, Japan’s New Product Liability Law: The Citadel Of Strict Liability Falls, But Access To Recovery Is Limited By Formidable Barriers, 16 U. Pa. J. Int’l Bus. Law 669 (1996).

Victor E. Schwartz, Bob Charrow & Mark A. Behrens, Following the Supreme Court’s Analysis in Cipollone, Courts are Finding Broad Preemption in Sophisticated Medical Device Tort Litigation, 17 J. Prod. & Toxic Liab. 31 (1995).

Victor E. Schwartz, Mark A. Behrens & Lori Bean, Multiple Imposition Of Punitive Damages: The Case For Reform, Critical Legal Issues: Working Paper Series (Wash. Legal Found. Mar. 1995).

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Preserving Issues For Appeal Of Punitive Damages Awards, 22:42 Prod. Safety & Liab. Rptr. (BNA) 1122 (Oct. 28, 1994).

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Product Liability: Making The Law Work Through Fair and Rational Rules, in State Civil Justice Reform: Future Challenges, Past Successes, 7-15 (Roger Clegg ed. 1994).

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Following The Spirit of Haslip: Virginia Should Adopt A “Middle” Burden Of Proof In Punitive Damages Cases, 20 Va. Bar Assn. J. 4 (Winter 1994).

Victor Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, The American Law Institute’s Reporters’ Study On Enterprise Responsibility For Personal Injury: A Timely Call For Punitive Damages Reform, 30 San Diego L. Rev. 263 (1993).

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Punitive Damages Reform — State Legislatures Can And Should Meet The Challenge Issued By The Supreme Court Of The United States in Haslip, 42 Am. U.L. Rev. 1365 (1993).

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Supreme Opens Challenges to Excessive Punitive Damages Awards, 7:8 Inside Litig., Aug. 1993, at 13.

Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens, Haslip May Alter Tort-Claim Strategies, Nat’l L.J., Feb. 17, 1992, at 23.