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2007 Tribute to Champions of Justice Dinner

Presented by

The Civil Justice Program

Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Friday, September 28, 2007


Thomas Jerome Nolan
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Tom Nolan is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading trial attorneys and has extensive experience representing corporations and individuals in complex civil and criminal litigation in state and federal courts. Mr. Nolan is a former federal prosecutor and served as Chief of Fraud and Special Prosecutions in the Los Angeles United States Attorney’s Office. He has been a member of the defense bar since 1979.

Mr. Nolan is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (admission limited to 500 trial attorneys in the United States). Mr. Nolan serves as a lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. He is consistently recognized as a “leading lawyer” in Antitrust and General Commercial Litigation by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Mr. Nolan has been profiled as one of the “Top 100” most influential lawyers in California in each of the past seven years and one of the “Top 30 Securities Litigators” in California by the Daily Journal.

Mr. Nolan also has represented corporations and individual clients, including directors and officers, in criminal and SEC enforcement matters and in internal investigations involving FCPA allegations, securities fraud, money laundering, RICO, health care fraud and insider trading violations.In addition to his white collar defense practice, Mr. Nolan has extensive trial experience involving complex civil litigation matters. Mr. Nolan has represented clients, both plaintiffs and defendants, in matters involving antitrust and intellectual property issues, as well as in class action lawsuits and litigation involving a wide variety of contract disputes and unfair business practices. In the past six years, he has obtained verdicts of more than one billion dollars for his clients.


Mark P. Robinson, Jr.
Robinson Calcagnie & Robinson, Inc.

Mark P. Robinson, Jr. is the senior partner with Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson in Newport Beach, California. In 2006 he was selected by The Best Lawyers in America as one of the Los Angeles Area's Best Lawyers. In 2005 he was named one of the Top 500 Lawyers in America, and for the fourth year in a row, he was named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the State of California. Also in 2005 he was appointed by the Honorable Elwood Fallon to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1657, the nationwide federal multidistrict Vioxx proceeding. Mr. Robinson is currently a leader in the following national products liability litigation: Vioxx, Bextra and Celebrex, and Guidant cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers. Mr. Robinson has been voted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the International Society of Barristers, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He was elected to serve in 1999 as President of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), formerly the California Trial Lawyers Association. In 1981 Mr. Robinson was the president of Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and won the OCTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in 1996 and again in 2006.

Mr. Robinson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and graduated cum laude from Loyola School of Law. He has devoted his legal career to product safety, has been counsel or co-counsel in cases in over 20 states, and has handled hundreds of products liability cases. In 2006 he served as lead trial counsel for the plaintiff in Barnett v. Merck, which resulted in a $51 million jury award, and the first verdict for a plaintiff in a federal Vioxx trial. His other noteworthy litigation successes with his co-counsel include the following: The $4.9 Billion verdict in Anderson v. General Motors, the $3.3 Billion Los Angeles County tobacco settlement, the $128 Million Ford Pinto fire verdict, the $69 Million Baycol settlement, the $15 Million Hyundai seatbelt verdict, a 9.2 Million seatback verdict against Nissan, a 9.1 Million crashworthiness judgment against General Motors, and the $6 Million judgment against Ford Motor Company in the famous Kentucky school bus case. The Ford Pinto verdict was recognized by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America as one of the ten most significant civil trials of the past millennium.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Beverly Hills Hotel – Crystal Ballroom

6:30 pm

7:30 pm


For more information please contact Deanna Donnini at 213-736-1071 or deanna.donnini@lls.edu

The Civil Justice Program at Loyola Law School Los Angeles is made possible by the support of the Consumers Attorneys Public Education Fund, a program of the Consumers Attorneys Association of Los Angeles; the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel; the American Board of Trial Advocates; Daniels Fine Israel & Shonbuch, LLP; the Southern California chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates; and a generous anonymous donor. Funds raised will support the Civil Justice Program at Loyola Law School . Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.