Victor Schwartz chairs the firm's Public Policy Group, which focuses on integrating litigation, government affairs and public relations. The group seeks to be the vanguard of developing public policy issues that will help improve our civil justice system. Mr. Schwartz also has an active appellate practice and advises product manufacturers on liability prevention, litigation and public relations issues.

Sought by print and broadcast media, Mr. Schwartz is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times. He has appeared on Oprah, 60 Minutes and leading news programs. The Legal Times of Washington has named Mr. Schwartz one of Washington’s Top 30 “Visionary” lawyers, and The National Law Journal named Mr. Schwartz one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the United States in March 2013.

Mr. Schwartz is on the Board of Directors of the Searle Civil Justice Institute at George Mason University School of Law. He is a frequent participant in judicial education programs. Mr. Schwartz serves as General Counsel to the American Tort Reform Association.

Prior to entering the full time practice of law, Mr. Schwartz was a professor and dean at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He currently serves on the College’s Board of Visitors. In 2012, the College established the Professor Victor E. Schwartz Chair in Tort Law.

Mr. Schwartz, while at the U.S. Department of Commerce, served as chair of the Federal Inter-Agency Task Force on Product Liability, and the Federal Inter-Agency Council on Insurance. He was the principal author of the Uniform Product Liability Act and the Federal Risk Retention Act. He received the Secretary of Commerce’s Award for Professional Excellence.

Mr. Schwartz is co-author of the most widely used torts casebook in the United States, Prosser, Wade and Schwartz’s Torts (12th ed. 2010). He is author of the leading text Comparative Negligence (5th ed. 2010).

Mr. Schwartz has been an advisor for each of the American Law Institute’s (ALI) Restatement (Third) of Torts projects; Products Liability, Apportionment of Liability, and Liability for Physical Injury and Emotional Harm. He is a life member of the ALI.

Mr. Schwartz’s law review articles have analyzed almost every major subject of modern tort and civil justice public policy issues. His articles are frequently cited by both state and federal courts.

Publications

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman, The Rise of ‘Empty Suit Litigation. Where Should Tort Law Draw the Line?, 80 Brook. L. Rev. 599 (2015).

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman eds., Lawsuit Ecosystem II: New Targets, Trends and Players, (Inst. for Legal Reform 2014). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman, Laboratories of Tort Law: A Three-Year Review of Key State Supreme Court Decisions (Inst. for Legal Reform 2014). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Christopher E. Appel, Federal Government Crossfire: Fix the “Catch 22” Businesses Face from Conflicting Agency Demands, 23:15 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. Nov. 7, 2014).

Victor E. Schwartz & Christopher E. Appel, Government Regulations and Private Litigation: The Law Should Enhance Harmony, Not War, 23 B.U. Pub. Int. L.J. 185 (2014). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Phil Goldberg, Iowa High Court Exposes Pharma ‘Innovator Liability’ for What it Is: Deep-Pocket Jurisprudence, 23:11 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. Sep. 12, 2014). 

Mark Latham, Victor E. Schwartz & Christopher E. Appel, Is EPA Ignoring Clean Air Act Mandate To Analyze Impact Of Regulations On Jobs?, 29:15 Legal Backgrounder (Wash. Legal Found. June 6, 2014), reprinted in 28 Westlaw Employ. J. 24 (June 24, 2014).

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

Victor E. Schwartz & Christopher E. Appel, Two Wrongs Do Not Make a Right: Reconsidering the Application of Comparative Fault to Punitive Damage Awards, 78 Mo. L. Rev. 133 (2013). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman, Gaming of CAFA’s Jurisdiction Exemption for ‘Mass Actions’: How It Can Be Stopped, 22:14 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. Oct. 25, 2013). 

Victor E. Schwartz, "No Injury" Theories of Liability, in The New Lawsuit Ecosystem: Trends, Targets and Players (Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman eds., Inst. for Legal Reform 2013). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Phil Goldberg & Christopher E. Appel, Appeals Court Rebuffs Federal Agency’s Attempt at Sue and Settle Regulation, 22:10 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. July 19, 2013). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Phil Goldberg & Cary Silverman, Warning: Shifting Liability to Manufacturers of Brand-Name Medicines When the Harm was Allegedly Caused by Generic Drugs has Severe Side Effects, 80 Fordham L. Rev. 1835 (2013). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Phil Goldberg & Cary Silverman, WARNING: Alabama Court’s Blame-Shifting Pharma Decision Will Have Serious Side Effects, 21:17 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. Feb. 8, 2013). 

Victor E. Schwartz, A Letter to the Nation’s Trial Judges: Asbestos Litigation, Major Progress Made Over the Past Decade and Hurdles You Can Vault in the Next, 36 Am. J. of Trial Advoc. 1 (2012). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman, Preemption: Department of Labor Reversal and Ruling By Washington Supreme Court Could Impact Respirator Availability, 40:44 Prod. Safety & Liab. Rep. (Bloomberg BNA) 1274 (Nov. 5, 2012). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Phil Goldberg & Christopher E. Appel, Climate Change Tort Litigation, The Recorder, Oct. 4, 2012.

Victor E. Schwartz & Christopher E. Appel, The Church Autonomy Doctrine: Where Tort Law Should Step Aside, 80 U. Cin. L. Rev. 432 (2012). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Phil Goldberg & Christopher E. Appel, A Hazardous Precedent: Federal Agency Proposal Targets Workers’ Private Health Insurance, 21:17 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. Aug. 3, 2012). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Phil Goldberg, & Christopher E. Appel, Does the Judiciary Have the Tools for Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions?, 46 Val. U. L. Rev. 369 (2012). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Phil Goldberg, Judge's Double-Take for Double Liability Spells Trouble for U.S. Businesses, 21:4 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. Feb. 24, 2012).

Victor E. Schwartz, Why Some “Stop Signs” are Needed: Civil Procedure Rules Must Balance Expediency with Rendering Justice, No. 179 Critical Legal Issues: Working Paper Series (Wash. Legal Found. Feb., 2012).

Mark Latham, Victor E. Schwartz & Christopher E. Appel, The Intersection of Tort and Environmental Law: Where the Twains Should Meet and Depart, 80 Fordham L. Rev. 737 (2011). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman, Punitive Damage Awards: The Rest Of The Story; A Response To The Center For Justice & Democracy White Paper, 26:25 Legal Backgrounder (Wash. Legal Found. Nov. 4, 2011). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Phil Goldberg & Christopher E. Appel, Lawsuit Roulette: Pursuit of the “Children’s Trust” Climate Change Litigation, 26:15 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. July 8, 2011). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Editorial, Huge Asbestos Verdicts Hurt Victims and the Public, 26:11 Mealey’s Litig. Rep.: Asbestos (July 6, 2011).

Victor E. Schwartz & Christopher E. Appel, Reshaping the Traditional Limits of Affirmative Duties Under the Third Restatement of Torts, 44 John Marshall L. Rev. 379 (2011). 

Victor Schwartz & Cary Silverman, Flawed CPSC Product Hazard Database, LJN’s Prod. Liab. L. & Strategy, vol. 29, no. 10, at 1 (Apr. 2011). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Christopher E. Appel, Exporting United States Tort Law: The Importance of Authenticity, Necessity, and Learning from Our Mistakes, 38 Pepp. L. Rev. 551 (2011). 

Victor Schwartz, Phil Goldberg & Corey Schaecher, Why Trial Courts Have Been Quick to Cool ‘Global Warming’ Suits, 77 Tenn. L. Rev. 803 (2010). 

Victor Schwartz, Phil Goldberg & Corey Schaecher, Game Over? Why Recent State Supreme Court Decisions Should End the Attempted Expansion of Public Nuisance Law, 62 Okla. L. Rev. 629 (2010).

Victor E. Schwartz, Phil Goldberg & Christopher E. Appel, Global Warming Lawsuits: Poised for Supreme Court Hot List?, 19:13 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. July 9, 2010). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Christopher E. Appel, Rational Pleading in the Modern World of Civil Litigation: The Lessons and Public Policy Benefits of Twombly and Iqbal, 33 Harv. J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 1007 (2010). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman, Preemption of State Common Law by Federal Agency Action: Striking the Appropriate Balance that Protects Public Safety, 84 Tulane L. Rev. 1203 (2010). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Cary Silverman & Christopher E. Appel, Respirators to the Rescue: Why Tort Law Should Encourage, Not Deter, the Manufacture of Products that Make Us Safer, 33:1 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 13 (2010). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman, CPSC Poised to Implement Online Product Hazard Database, Prod. Liab. L. & Strategy, March 2010.

Victor E. Schwartz, Sherman T. Joyce & Cary Silverman, West Virginia as a Judicial Hellhole: Why Businesses Fear Litigating in State Courts, 111 W. Va. L. Rev. 757 (2009). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Christopher E. Appel, How Bad Faith Becomes Bad Law, Inside ALEC, Nov/Dec 2009, at 13-14, 19-20. 

Victor E. Schwartz, Phil Goldberg, & Christopher E. Appel, Can Governments Impose a New Tort Duty to Prevent External Risks? The “No-Fault” Theories Behind Today’s High-Stakes Government Recoupment Suits, 44 Wake Forest L. Rev. 923 (2009). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Christopher E. Appel, Common-Sense Construction of Unfair Claims Settlement Statutes: Restoring the Good Faith in Bad Faith, 58 Am. U. L. Rev. 1477 (2009). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Cary Silverman & Christopher E. Appel, The Supreme Court’s Common Law Approach to Excessive Punitive Damage Awards: A Guide for the Development of State Law, 60 S.C. L. Rev. 881 (2009). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Christopher E. Appel, The Plaintiffs' Bar's Covert Effort to Expand State Attorney General Federal Enforcement Power, 24:24 Legal Backgrounder (Wash. Legal Found. July 10, 2009), reprinted in 32 No. 3 Andrews Asbestos Litig. Rep. 11 (Nov. 30, 2009). 

Victor Schwartz & Cary Silverman, Editorial, Does Rage Against Federal Pre-emption Hurt Public Safety?, The Examiner, June 3, 2009, at 18. 

Victor E. Schwartz & Christopher E. Appel, Federal Government Bailout for Trial Lawyers, 18:11 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. May 22, 2009). 

Markus Green, Victor E. Schwartz & Phil Goldberg, CMS Should Stop Health Plans from Displacing Doctors’ Judgment on Prescription Medicines, 18:6 Legal Opinion Letter (Wash. Legal Found. Mar. 27, 2009).

Victor E. Schwartz, Cary Silverman, Michael J. Hulka & Christopher E. Appel, Marketing Pharmaceutical Products in the Twenty-First Century: An Analysis of the Continued Viability of Traditional Principles of Law in the Age of Direct-To-Consumer Advertising, 32 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 333 (2009). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Cary Silverman & Christopher E. Appel, Consumer Product Safety Reform Could Mean a Boon for Safety or a Boondoggle For Plaintiffs’ Lawyers: It’s Up to the CPSC, State AGs, the Courts, and You, 36:43 Prod. Safety & Liab. Rep. (BNA) 1106 (Nov. 3, 2008). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Kevin Underhill, Cary Silverman, & Christopher E. Appel, Governments’ Hiring of Contingent Fee Attorneys Contrary to Public Interest, 23:34 Legal Backgrounder (Wash. Legal Found. Aug. 8, 2008). 

David C. Landin, Victor E. Schwartz & Phil Goldberg, Lessons Learned from the Front Lines: A Trial Court Checklist for Promoting Order and Sound Public Policy in Asbestos Litigation, 16 Brook. J.L. & Pol’y 589 (2008). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Phil Goldberg, Florida Making Wrong Waves Over Homeowner Insurance Crisis, 23:20 Legal Backgrounder (Wash. Legal Found. May 30, 2008).

Victor E. Schwartz & Christopher E. Appel, Effective Communication of Warnings in the Workplace: Avoiding Injuries in Working with Industrial Materials, 73 Mo. L. Rev. 1 (2008). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Christopher E. Appel, Putting the Cart Before the Horse: The Prejudicial Practice of a “Reverse Bifurcation” Approach to Punitive Damages, 2 Charleston L. Rev. 375 (2008). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Cary Silverman & Christopher E. Appel, "That’s Unfair!" Says Who –The Government or Litigant?: Consumer Protection Claims Involving Regulated Conduct, 47 Washburn L.J. 93 (2007). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Philip Goldberg & Christopher Appel, Plaintiffs' Bar Campaign to Introduce Pain and Suffering Damages in Pet Food Cases Will Only Increase the Pain and Suffering of People's Pets, 35:39 Prod. Safety & Liab. Rptr. (BNA) 947 (Oct. 8, 2007). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Christopher E. Appel, Analysis & Perspective: Average Wholesale Price Pharmaceutical Litigation Proposed Settlement: A Deal that Helps First DataBank and Lawyers, But Is It Fair to Others?, Class Action Litig. Rep. (BNA), May 25, 2007, at 390.

Victor E. Schwartz, Consumer Protection Acts are a Springboard for Lawsuit Abuse, Executive Counsel, Mar. / Apr. 2007. 

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman, The Draining of Daubert and the Recidivism of Junk Science in Federal and State Courts, 35 Hofstra L. Rev. 217 (2006). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Paul W. Kalish & Phil Goldberg, A Letter to the Nation’s Trial Judges: Serious Asbestos Cases – How to Protect Cancer Claimants and Wisely Manage Assets, 30 Am. J. of Trial Advoc. 295 (2006). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Cary Silverman & Phil Goldberg, Toward Neutral Principles of Stare Decisis in Tort Law, 58 S.C. L. Rev. 317 (2006). 

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

Victor E. Schwartz & Phil Goldberg, The Law of Public Nuisance: Maintaining Rational Boundaries on a Rational Tort, 45 Washburn L.J. 541 (2006). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Phil Goldberg, Total Immunity Without Accountability: Why the Proposed Federal Media Shield Bill is Out of Balance with America's Laws and Values, 10:5 Briefly (Nat'l Legal Center for the Pub. Int. May 2006). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman, Regulated Industries Benefit from Illinois Consumer Protection Ruling, 21:5 Legal Backgrounder (Wash. Legal Found. Feb 9, 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). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Phil Goldberg, Animal Liability and Guardianship, The State Factor (Am. Legis. Exch. Council Jan. 2006).

Victor E. Schwartz & Emily J. Laird, Non-economic Damages in Pet Litigation: The Serious Need to Preserve a Rational Rule, 33 Pepp. L. Rev. 227 (2006). 

Victor E. Schwartz, A Critical Look at the Jurisprudence of the Michigan Supreme Court, Mich. Bar J., Jan. 2006, at 38. 

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman, Common-Sense Construction of Consumer Protection Acts, 54 Kansas L. Rev. 1 (2006). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Phil Goldberg, A Prescription for Drug Liability and Regulation, 58 Okla. L. Rev. 135 (2005). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, Defining the Duty of Religious Institutions to Protect Others: Surgical Instruments, Not Machetes, Are Required, 74 U. Cin. L. Rev. 11 (2005). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman, Punitive Damages and Compliance With Regulatory Standards: Should A Manufacturer or Service Provider Be Punished When It Follows the Law?, 12:1 Nat'l Legal Center White Paper; (Nat'l Legal Center for the Pub. Int. Sept. 2005). 

Victor E. Schwartz, The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005: The Defense Discusses Benefits and Minefields, 24:3 L.J. Newsletters Prod. Liab. L. & Strategy 1 (Sept. 2005). 

Victor E. Schwartz, E. Donald Elliott & Leah Lorber, The Respirator Access Assurance Act, 3:1 Mealey's Tort Reform Update 1 (Aug. 2005). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Leah Lorber & Emily J. Laird, Medical Monitoring: The Right Way and The Wrong Way, 70 Mo. L. Rev. 349 (2005).

Steven B. Hantler, Victor E. Schwartz, Cary Silverman & Emily J. Laird, Moving Toward the Fully Informed Civil Jury, 3 Geo. J. of L. & Pub. Pol'y 21 (2005). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, Commentary, State High Court Ruling Departs From Tort Principles in Consumer Protection Cases, 12:4 Andrews Class Action Litig. Rep. 18 (May 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). 

Victor E. Schwartz et al., Prosser, Wade and Schwartz’s Cases and Materials on Torts (11th ed. 2005).

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, A Letter to the Trial Judges of America: Help the True Victims of Silica Injuries and Avoid Another Litigation Crisis, 28 Am. J. of Trial Advoc. 296 (2004). 

Steven B. Hantler, Victor E. Schwartz & Phil S. Goldberg, Extending the Privilege to Litigation Communications Specialists in the Age of Trial by Media, 13:1 J. Comm. L. & Pol’y 7 (2004).

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman, Pressure for Reform, Global Reins., Nov. 2004, at 17. 

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). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman, Hedonic Damages: The Bubbling Cauldron, 69 Brooklyn L. Rev. 1037 (2004), reprinted in 54 Def. L.J. 819 (2005). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, Changes in International Civil Justice Law: The Gathering Storm, in International Product Liability Law: A Worldwide Desk Reference 926 (Gregory L. Fowler ed., 2004).

Victor E. Schwartz & Phil S. Goldberg, Closing the Food Court: Why Legislative Action is Needed to Curb Obesity Lawsuits, 8:8 Briefly (Nat'l Legal Center for the Pub. Int. Aug. 2004). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Leah Lorber & Emily Laird, Silica Litigation: Controls Are Needed to Curb the Potential for Unwarranted Claims, 5:1 Engage - The J. of the Federalist Society's Prac. Groups 103 (Apr. 2004). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, Changes in International Civil Justice Law: The Gathering Storm, 12:10 L.J. Newsletters Prod. Liab. L. & Strategy 3 (Apr. 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). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman, Toppling the House of Cards That Flowed From an Unsound Supreme Court Decision: End Inadmissibility of Railroad Disability Benefits in FELA Cases, 30 Transp. L.J. 105 (2003). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Leah Lorber & Rochelle M. Tedesco, Taking a Stand Against Lawlessness in American Courts: How Trial Judges and Appellate Justices Can Protect Their Courts From Becoming Judicial Hellholes, 27 Am. J. of Trial Advoc. 215 (2003).

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, Death by a Thousand Cuts: How to Stop Multiple Imposition of Punitive Damages, 7:12 Briefly (Nat’l Legal Ctr. for the Pub. Int. Dec. 2003). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman, Jury Service: It’s Changing in Ohio, 32 Cap. U.L. Rev. 101 (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 & Rochelle Tedesco, Quenching the Fire in Judicial Hellholes, 2 Chief Legal Exec. 52 (Winter 2003).

Victor E. Schwartz, Comparative Negligence: It’s the Defendant’s Choice, 31:44 Prod. Safety & Liab. Rptr. (BNA) 1027 (Nov. 10, 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). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Rochelle M. Tedesco, The Re-emergence of “Super Strict” Liability: Slaying the Dragon Again, 71 U. Cin. L. Rev. 917 (2003).

Victor E. Schwartz and Cary Silverman, Jury Service, Reform and Fair Trials, L.J. Newsletters Prod. Liab. L. & Strategy (Oct. 2003). 

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

Scott Pruitt and Victor E. Schwartz, Placing Constitutional Limits on Punitive Damages: State Legislatures May Help, ALEC Issue Analysis (Am. Legis. Exchange Council June 2003). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Editorial, Double Trouble: End Punishment Bounty, Nat’l L.J., May 12, 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). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Peter D. Bernstein, Proposal Asks SEC to Require Disclosure of Plaintiffs’ Lawyers’ Contacts with Analysis, 11: 6 Counselor’s Advisory (Wash. Legal Found. April 11, 2003).

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman, Fulfilling the Promise of the Jury System, Litig. Management Magazine, Spring 2003, at 40. 

Victor E. Schwartz, Federal Civil Justice Reform in the 108th Congress: An Analysis of the Criteria for Legislative Action, 11:8 Leader’s Prod. Liab. L. & Strategy 1 (Feb. 2003).

Victor E. Schwartz, Editorial, Asbestos Claimants, Nat’l L.J., Feb. 10, 2003, at A13.

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).

Victor E. Schwarz, Editorial, Ohio Court Overreaches, USA Today, Jan. 9, 2003, at 10A.

Victor E. Schwartz & Rochelle Tedesco, Stop the Venue Shopping Spree, 1 Litig. Mgmt. 40 (2003).

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, Vaccine Liability Law Clarification Protects Lives and Resources, 18:1 Legal Backgrounder (Wash. Legal Found. Jan. 6, 2003), also printed in 14:2 Andrews Prod. Liab. Rep. 20 (Mar. 2003); 8:12 Andrews Pharmaceutical Litig. Rep. 18 (Mar. 2003); 6:8 Andrews Drug Recall Litig. Rep. 11 (Mar. 2003).

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, The General Aviation Revitalization Act: How Rational Civil Justice Reform Revitalized an Industry, 67 J. Air L. & Com. 1269 (2002).

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, Twisting the Purpose of Pain and Suffering Awards: Turning Compensation Into "Punishment," 54 S.C. L. Rev. 47 (2002), also printed in 52 Def. L.J. 737 (2003).

Victor E. Schwartz, Pushing Regulation through Litigation to the Edge, 4 Pol’y Forum 54 (Am. Legis. Exch. Council Summer/Fall 2002).

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). 

Victor E. Schwartz, How “Clever” Personal Injury Lawyers Proceed in 2002, 10: 11 Metro. Corp. Counsel, Special Rep., Nov. 2002, at 45.

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).

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, Judicial Nullification of Civil Justice Reform Violates Our Fundamental Form of Government, Boston Bar J., May/June 2002, at 36.

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, Twisting the Purpose of Pain-And-Suffering Awards, 1:2 Chief Legal Officer, Spring 2002, at 22.

Victor E. Schwartz, Cashing In on Terrorism, Wash. Post, Apr. 22, 2002, at 18.

Medical Monitoring and Asbestos Litigation: A Discussion With Richard Scruggs and Victor Schwartz, 17:3 Mealey's Litig. Rep.: Asbestos 5 (Mar. 1, 2002). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Rochelle M. Tedesco, The Law Of Unintended Consequences In Asbestos Litigation: How Efforts to Streamline The Litigation Have Fueled More Claims, 71 Miss. L.J. 531 (2001).

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, Judicial Nullification of Civil Justice Reform Violates the Fundamental Federal Constitutional Principle of Separation of Powers: How to Restore the Right Balance, 32 Rutgers L. J. 907 (2001). 

Victor E. Schwartz, Judicial Nullification of Tort Reform: Ignoring History, Logic, and Fundamentals of Constitutional Law, 31 Seton Hall. L. Rev. 688 (2001).

Victor E. Schwartz & Rochelle M. Tedesco, When Product Safety Rules Undermine Safety: How Tort Law Impedes the Goals of the CPSC, 19:42 Prod. Safety & Liab. Rptr. (BNA) 990 (Oct. 22, 2001).

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, State Farm v. Avery: State Court Regulation Through Litigation Has Gone Too Far, 33 Conn. L. Rev. 1215 (2001).

Victor E. Schwartz, A Prescription for Litigation Disaster, Healthplan, May/June 2001, at 12.

Victor E. Schwartz et al., It’s Sad That Bankruptcy Offers The Only Rational Method of Resolving Litigation Claims, Legal Times, Mar. 19, 2001, at 68.

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, Changes Proposed in European Product Liability Law, 16:9 Legal Backgrounder (Wash. Legal. Found. Mar. 9, 2001).

Victor E. Schwartz, White House Action on Civil Justice Reform: A Menu for the New Millennium, 24 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 393 (2001).

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, A Letter to the Nation’s Trial Judges: How the Focus on Efficiency Is Hurting You and Innocent Victims in Asbestos Liability Cases, 24 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 247 (2000). 

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, Judicial Nullification of Tort Reform: A Call to Arms to Stop It Now, 8:4 Metro. Corp. Counsel, Apr. 2000, at 39.

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, Secret Government Deals With Private Lawyers: Opportunities for Fraud and Abuse, 18:9 Leader’s Prod. Liab. L. & Strategy 4 (Mar. 2000).

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, Secret Government Deals With Private Lawyers: Shining Light on an Unsound Trend, 18:8 Leader’s Prod. Liab. L. & Strategy 4 (Feb. 2000).

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, HMOs: Class Actions Not a Good Fit, 14 John Liner Rev. 23 (2000).

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). 

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).

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 Forums 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).

Victor E. Schwartz, Trial Lawyers Unleashed, Wash. Post, May 10, 2000, at A29.

Victor E. Schwartz, The Restatement Third, Torts: Products Liability: A Model of Fairness and Balance, 10 Kan. L.J. & Pub. Pol’y 41 (2000).

Victor E. Schwartz et al., Prosser, Wade and Schwartz’s Cases and Materials On Torts (2000).

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

Victor E. Schwartz, The Remoteness Doctrine: A Rational Limit on Tort Law, 8 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 421 (1999).

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, See No Evil, Hear No Evil: When Clear and Adequate Warnings Do Not Prevent the Imposition of Product Liability, 68 U. Cin. L. Rev. 47 (1999).

Victor E. Schwartz, Will State Judges Agree to Act as Gatekeepers for the Admission of Expert Evidence?, 14 Alumni Mag. 12 (Nat’l Jud. Conf. Winter 1999).

Victor E. Schwartz & Leah Lorber, Regulation Through Litigation Has Just Begun: What You Can Do To Stop It, 3:11 Briefly (Nat'l Legal Center for the Pub. Interest Nov. 1999).

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

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, Adequate Warnings Should Be Enough, But Two Courts Say No, 18:1 Leader’s Prod. Liab. L. & Strategy 18 (July 1999).

Victor E. Schwartz, Some Lawyers Ask, Why Wait for Injury? Sue Now!, USA Today, July 15, 1999, at A17.

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).

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).

Victor E. Schwartz, Comparative Negligence, (3d ed. 1994 & Supp. 1999).

Victor E. Schwartz, The Restatement (Third) of Torts: Products Liability – The American Law Institute’s Process of Democracy and Deliberation, 26 Hofstra L. Rev. 743 (1998).

Victor E. Schwartz, The Restatement (Third) of Torts: Products Liability – A Guide To Its Highlights, 34 Tort & Ins. L.J. 85 (1998).

Victor E. Schwartz, Federal Liability: Small Steps are Easier Than Large Ones, A.B.A. J. (1998).

Victor E. Schwartz, Continuing Duty to Warn: An Opportunity for Liability Prevention or Exposure, 17:1 J. Pub. Pol’y & Mkt. (Apr. 1, 1998).

Victor E. Schwartz & Barry M. Parsons, Judicial Nullification of Legislative Action Continues, 16:10 Leader’s Prod. Liab. L. & Strategy 4 (Apr. 1998).

Victor E. Schwartz, The “Three Ring Circus” of Product Liability in 1998, 26 Prod. Safety & Liab. Rep. (BNA) 63 (Jan. 16, 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, High Court: Class Actions and Toxic Torts Do Not Mix, 16:2 Leader’s Prod. Liab. L. & Strategy 2 (Aug. 1997).

Victor E. Schwartz et al., Should Court’s or Legislators Write America’s Tort Law, Lawyer to Lawyer, Summer 1997, at 7.

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 et al., Guide to Multistate Litigation, (Shepards/McGraw-Hill 1985 & Supp. 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).

Victor E. Schwartz et al., State Law Product Liability Claims: Preemption is Down…But Not Out, Leader’s Prod. Liab. & Strategy (Aug. 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 & Fred S. Souk, Proposed Rule Change Makes Counsel Cringe, Hazardous Waste & Toxic Torts L. & Strategy (May 1993).

Victor E. Schwartz, Comparative Fault and Punitive Damages – Balancing the Equities, They Must Intersect, 23 Mem. St. U. L. Rev. 125 (1992).

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

Victor E. Schwartz, The Death of “Super Strict Liability”: Common Sense Returns To Tort Law, 27 Gonzaga L. Rev. 179 (1991/92).

Victor E. Schwartz, Challenging The Constitutionality of Punitive Damages: Putting Rules of Reason on an Unbounded Legal Remedy, 28 Am. Bus. L.J. 485 (1990).

Victor E. Schwartz, Warning: Occupational Disease Risk Notification Can Be A Liability Nightmare, 17 N. Ky. L. Rev. 105 (1989).

Victor E. Schwartz & Liberty Mahshigian, National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986: An Ad Hoc Remedy Or A Window For The Future?, 48 Ohio St. L.J. 387 (1987).

Victor E. Schwartz, Tort Law Reform: Strict Liability And The Collateral Source Rule Do Not Mix, 39 Vand. L. Rev. 569 (1986).

Victor E. Schwartz & Liberty Mahshigian, Offensive Collateral Estoppel: It Will Not Work in Product Liability, 31 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 583 (1986).

Victor E. Schwartz, Unavoidably Unsafe Products: Clarifying the Meaning and Policy Behind Comment k, 42 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1139 (1985).

Victor E. Schwartz & Liberty Mahshigian, Failure to Identify The Defendant in Tort Law: Towards A Legislative Solution, 73 Cal. L. Rev. 941 (1985).

Victor E. Schwartz, The Post-Sale Duty To Warn: Two Unfortunate Forks In The Road To A Reasonable Doctrine, 58 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 902 (1983).

Victor E. Schwartz & Russell W. Driver, Warnings in the Workplace: The Need for a Synthesis of Law and Communication Theory, 52 U. Cin. L. Rev. 38 (1983).

Victor E. Schwartz, The Uniform Products Liability Act – A Brief Overview, 33 Vand. L. Rev. 579 (1980).

Victor E. Schwartz, Strict Liability and Comparative Negligence, 42 Tenn. L. Rev. 171 (1974).