Greg Fowler of SHB was the facilitator at the in-house educational program, "Legal Briefing on International Product Liability Law," at the Library of Congress on June 15. Also on the program were, from left, SHB's Harvey L. Kaplan, Xy Li of King & Wood, Beijing, China, and SHB's Simon Castley. Those participating in the panel discussion, but not pictured: SHB's Victor Schwartz, and Michael Molitoris, Nörr Stiefenhofer Lutz, Munich, Germany.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon hosted an in-house educational program, “Legal Briefing on International Product Liability Law,” on June 15 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The daylong seminar and panel discussion informed in-house counsel and staff of the Law Library of Congress on emerging product liability laws, litigation and related consumerism around the globe.
SHB Partner Greg Fowler, who is general editor and chapter author of International Product Liability Law: A Worldwide Desk Reference, facilitated the program. The speakers included SHB’s Harvey L. Kaplan, Victor E. Schwartz and Simon Castley; Michael Molitoris of Nörr Stiefenhofer Lutz, Munich, Germany; and Xy Li of King & Wood, Beijing, China.
Walter Gary Sharp, Sr., Director of Legal Research for International, Comparative and Foreign Law, had his key counsel attend “as this was an excellent symposium to attend to gain insight, from an active legal perspective, with attorneys who deal with international issues on a daily basis.”
Following the program, the International Product Liability Law — A Worldwide Desk Reference was signed into the Law Library of Congress Special Collection. SHB is the only law firm to have a book included in the Law Library of Congress Special Collection.
Fowler, who co-authored the chapter on the United States, signed the book along with chapter authors Castley (England and Wales), Li (China) and Molitoris (Germany).
“The selection to include this book in the library’s Special Collection was an easy decision as this worldwide reference aligns perfectly with the objectives of the Law Library of Congress as a resource for global law standards and guidelines,” said Dr. Rubens Medina, Law Librarian of Congress.
SHB's Greg Fowler signed the International Product Liability Law - A Worldwide Desk Reference into the Law Library of Congress Special Collection on June 15. Fowler, editor of the book and co-author of the chapter on the United States, was joined at the signing with chapter authors, from left, Michael Molitoris (Germany), Simon Castley (England and Wales) and Xy Li (China).
The Burton Foundation for Legal Achievement was the co-sponsor of the program. The Burton Foundation is a nonprofit, cultural and academic organization devoted to further promoting the stature of the legal profession. The founder of the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement and Co-Founder of the Holmes Debates is William C. Burton, a partner in the international law firm of D’Amato & Lynch. He is a former New York State Assistant Attorney General and the author of the authoritative reference book, Burton’s Legal Thesaurus, published by McGraw-Hill.