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Mark Lanier on Torts

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Mark Lanier on Torts (RealPlayer required)

Mark Lanier is a true communicator and his presentation to a Harvard Law School class is an indication of his appeal with juries. Mark somehow manages to combine a lot of seemingly contradictory attributes. Mark has that sense of self that exudes from so many of the top trial lawyers, but
retains a certain charm that many lack, or lose somehow.

The video is from a visit to Prof. Jon Hanson’s Torts class at Harvard law in November.

W. Mark Lanier, the plaintiffs attorney who won a $253 million judgment against pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. over the fatal effects of its painkiller Vioxx, spoke to Professor Jon Hanson’s Torts class on November 19 at the law school.

Lanier is the founder of the Lanier Law Firm and serves as the Houston firm’s lead litigation counsel. He has won multi-million dollar awards for plaintiffs against such powerful corporations as Merck, Amoco and Becton Dickinson. The New York Times has called him “one of the top civil trial lawyers in America.”

Entertaining and good advice.

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