Duke Law mourns Francis McGovern, preeminent expert in ADR, resolving mass tort claims

Francis McGovern

Remembered as a beloved friend and colleague, McGovern was renowned for finding innovative solutions to seemingly intractable problems

The Duke Law community is mourning the passing of Professor Francis E. McGovern, who died on Feb. 14 following a fall at his home in Marin County, Calif. McGovern was renowned for his expertise in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and his innovative work as a special master and mediator overseeing or advising on the management and settlement of mass tort claims. He is remembered by his colleagues as a cherished friend. [Read more…]