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Lieff Cabraser Partner Mark Chalos Discusses Federal Opioid Litigation on Belmont University College of Law Panel

Lieff Cabraser Partner Mark Chalos Discusses Federal Opioid Litigation on Belmont University College of Law Panel

On November 12, 2019, Lieff Cabraser partner Mark Chalos participated on an attorney panel at the Belmont Inn of Court’s “Addressing the Opioid Crisis” conference presented at Belmont University College of Law. Mark spoke on the topic, “State of the Opioid Crisis – An Inside Look at Litigation & Regulatory Solutions.”

Responding to the continuing nationwide opioid crisis and attendant litigation, the program provided an overview of efforts to address the problem through civil litigation and regulatory efforts on both the state and national levels. The program included a summary of pending litigation and a panel discussion from attorneys involved with various aspects of litigation. Topics included posture of the litigation, legal theories at issue, societal impact, regulatory efforts, among other aspects.

In the national opioid litigation, Mark and the Lieff Cabraser team of attorneys represent states, large and small counties (including Metro Nashville and Rutherford County), cities, Native American tribes, and health benefit providers in cases against opioid manufacturers and distributors seeking justice for the communities ravaged by the ongoing opioid crisis. Lieff Cabraser holds court-appointed leadership roles in the national opioids litigation and serves on the team that prepared the liability case for the first federal trials in the litigation. Mark also represents Broward County on the Ad Hoc Creditors Committee in the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy.

About the Belmont University College of Law American Inn of Court

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About Mark Chalos

Mark is the Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office. He litigates class actions and mass tort cases in courts across the United States. He also represents clients in many centralized litigations across the country.

Mark also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School, teaching “The Practice of Aggregate Litigation.” He also serves on the Select Committee on Class Actions within Emory University School of Law’s Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims.

Mark frequently speaks at legal seminars nationwide and has been cited by top-tier media outlets, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Washington Post, NPR’s Morning Edition, The Associated Press, CNN, CBS This Morning, and MSNBC.