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					                               HB Litigation Conferences Presents
                              Northeast Judicial Forum on Asbestos
                                       December 3, 2009

                                  Chair and Faculty Biographies


Perry Weitz pioneered asbestos litigation in New York City and throughout New York State. He is
liaison counsel in both State and Federal Court. Mr. Weitz tried some of the most significant cases in
the New York Asbestos Litigation. He was lead counsel in the first major consolidated trials, and has
obtained some of the largest verdicts in the country. Mr. Weitz has led Weitz & Luxenberg in
successfully obtaining asbestos verdicts approaching a billion dollars. He was the first lawyer in the
state of New York to get punitive damages verdicts against Celotex Corporation and Keene
Corporation. Mr. Weitz has settled thousands of asbestos cases under his Privatization Theory, and
has spearheaded the National Settlement Program of Owens Corning/Fibreboard negotiating the
first settlement and implementing his theory on Privatization. Mr. Weitz, as chairman of the
Haliburton Bankruptcy Committee, negotiated a $5.1 billion settlement for present and future
claimants. He is on the Trust Advisory Committee for more than a dozen Asbestos Bankruptcy
defendants. Mr. Weitz has successfully tried and resolved other mass tort litigation such as silicone
breast implants, fen-phen, DES. The firm has been prominently involved in other national product
liability litigations such as Propulsid, Parlodel, Rezulin, Zyprexa, and Sulzer Hip implants, and was
class counsel in the Tobacco Litigation, and represented the NAACP in their case against the gun
industry. The firm is currently litigation cases involving ReNu, Vioxx, Celebrex, Bextra, Ortho-Evra,
Vytorin, and Accutane. Weitz & Luxenberg has been retained buy the County of Suffolk and the
County of Nassau in New York, as well as other municipalities across the country to represent their
residents against the oil companies responsible for the underground water contamination MTBE.

Judy Yavitz is a partner in the New York office of Reed Smith, where she is a member of the Life
Sciences Health Industry Group, practicing in the area of product liability litigation. She has
experience in product liability, mass tort litigation and personal injury, and in managing a department
responsible for defending thousands of asbestos personal injury cases filed throughout New York
state and nationally. Ms. Yavitz has been involved in asbestos personal injury cases for more than 20
years as national counsel, overseeing nationwide litigation for major defendants as well as New York
counsel. She has jury trial experience and substantial experience with medical and other expert
testimony and evaluation, as well as extensive experience with depositions and all aspects of
discovery, motion practice, and mass tort litigation. Her experience also includes consolidations,
multi-district litigation, and class actions, and she has evaluated and settled thousands of significant
cases. Ms. Yavitz maintains a high profile in federal and state courts with extensive courtroom
experience, and serves as lead counsel in asbestos litigation in New York state and federal courts.
Her responsibilities include drafting case management orders for courts, ongoing service as lead
counsel for many defendants, and continual contact with numerous judges. Ms. Yavitz holds a BA
from Colgate University and a JD from Columbia University School of Law.

Joseph Belluck is a founding partner of Belluck & Fox, LLP. He is a nationally recognized attorney
whose practice focuses on asbestos, consumer, environmental, and product injury litigation, and has
won a number of major cases—including a recent asbestos case that settled for over $12 million. In
2008, Mr. Belluck was appointed by the Governor of New York to serve on the New York State
Commission on Judicial Conduct and named a New York SuperLawyer. In 2007, he co-chaired
Mealey’s National Asbestos Litigation SuperConference. While serving as counsel to the New York State
Attorney General, Mr. Belluck was instrumental in settling the State’s lawsuit with the tobacco
industry for $25 billion. He is a member of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, the Board
of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the New York Academy of Trial
Lawyers. Mr. Belluck graduated magna cum laude from the SUNY-Buffalo School of Law (1994),
where he was Articles Editor of the Buffalo Law Review and received the New York State Bar
Association’s Legal Ethics Award.

Bruce Bishop is a member of Willcox and Savage where he specializes in toxicity/products liability
litigation with an emphasis on asbestos defense, transportation, aviation and environmental
litigation. Mr. Bishop has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts throughout the United
States in the defense of toxic torts/products liability claims. In the course of representing numerous
clients in toxic tort and products liability litigation, Mr. Bishop has developed considerable expertise
in the coordination of mass tort litigation. He also has a national reputation in the medical, industrial
hygiene and state-of-the-art issues associated with toxic tort litigation. His experience includes
serving as co-trial counsel in the first personal injury case to be tried to a verdict involving injury and
death from alleged exposure to asbestos as a building occupant rather than occupational/household
exposure. The case resulted in a defense verdict. Mr. Bishop earned a BA in Political Science from
Old Dominion University (1973) and a JD from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (1976).
He was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1977 and the West Virginia Bar in 2007. He is also admitted
to the U.S. District Court (Eastern District) of Virginia, the U.S. District (Western District) of
Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals (4th Circuit), the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Bishop was a law
clerk to Chief Judge U.S. District Court (Eastern District) of Virginia in 1976-1977.

Craig Blau is a member of the Life Sciences Health Industry Group at Reed Smith, practicing in the
area of product liability litigation. Mr. Blau represents clients as national, regional and local counsel
in complex product liability and multiparty mass tort litigations. He has extensive litigation
experience defending premises owners and manufacturers and distributors of consumer and
intermediary goods and equipment, including building and construction materials, automotive parts,
molding compounds, reactors and pharmaceutical products. Mr. Blau has substantial experience
with medical and other expert testimony and evaluation, and extensive experience with depositions
and all aspects of discovery, motion practice, and litigation in multidistrict mass tort. His experience
also includes drafting case management orders for courts, consolidations and class actions. Prior to
joining Reed Smith, Mr. Blau was an attorney with the firms of Anderson Kill & Olick and Skadden
Arps. He holds a BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton (1991) and a JD from
Northeastern University School of Law (1994).
Lisa Nathanson Busch is a senior attorney at Weitz & Luxenberg. She heads the asbestos
bankruptcy department, as well as the asbestos new case department. Ms. Busch was a litigator in
the silicone breast implant litigation before working in asbestos litigation. She participates as a TAC
member on a number of asbestos bankruptcy committees and has been a guest speaker for Hon.
Helen Freedman in her class at New York Law for a number of years. Ms. Busch holds a BA from
Duke University (1990) and a JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (1993).

Jeffrey Carucci is the Statewide Coordinator for Electronic Filing of the Unified Court System of
the State of New York. Mr. Carucci is in charge of coordination of the court system’s E Filing
program and the development of the E Filing system, the New York State Courts Electronic Filing System
(NYSCEF), together with outreach to and training of the staff of the County Clerks, Judges and
court staff, and attorneys in all of the venues and courts in New York State in which electronic filing
has been authorized. He directs the court system’s NYSCEF Resource Center, which serves as a
statewide help desk and training center for E Filing. Mr. Carucci is a co-author of the “State Courts
Technology Update,” a column that appears each month in the electronic newsletter, T News, of the
New York State Bar Association. He is also editor of NYSCEF News, a newsletter about electronic
filing in New York State that is published by the NYSCEF Resource Center. Mr. Carucci has played
a major role in the development of the e-filing software in New York, working very closely in this
regard with the court system’s Department of Technology. Mr. Carucci has been in the court system
since 1985 and, in addition to carrying responsibilities for e-filing in New York County, served as the
Deputy Chief Clerk of the Motion Support Office in New York County Supreme Court, which
processes over 35,000 motions annually. Mr. Carucci has spoken often before Bar groups about
motion practice in the State courts, such as at the “Navigating the Supreme Court” and “Bridge the
Gap” programs of the New York County Lawyers’ Association. He has played an important role in
various technological advances that have been made in the Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York
County, such as the court’s website and its public access efforts. In the latter, a software program
developed by Mr. Carucci and Reginald Bouchereau, a colleague in the Management Information
Systems Department of the New York County Supreme Court, provides to the Bar and the public
via the Internet, in an integrated format, access to court and County Clerk data on individual cases in
that court, together with images of key documents in those cases. Mr. Carucci has received the
Bernard Botein Award from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York in recognition of
his outstanding services to the court system, the Bar and the public at large.

Anthony Caruso is managing partner of Caruso Pope Edell Picini, P.C., where he concentrates his
practice in Toxic Torts, Product Liability Law, Insurance Defense, Government Agencies, Personal
Injury Defense, and Litigation and Appeals. He is admitted to California, 1978; New Jersey, 1979;
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1979; U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1979; and the
U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Caruso holds a BA in Anthropology from Wesleyan University (1975) and
a JD from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific (1978).

David Feinberg is Chief Executive Officer at Courtroom Connect, a member of the company's
board of directors and has been involved with the company since July 2001. As the CEO, Mr.
Feinberg sets the strategic direction for the company and the senior management team. He also
brings to the company 15 years experience in business development at the Feinberg Group, the
foremost law firm in the nation specializing in the negotiated resolution of complex legal disputes.
Alani Golanski is an appellate litigator at Weitz & Luxenberg. After 12 years practicing appellate
law in environmental tort litigations, Mr. Golanski dropped out of the practical world and in 2003
earned an LL.M. at the Columbia University School of Law, focusing on the uses of science in law,
and was named a James Kent Scholar, Columbia Law’s highest academic distinction. In 2004, he
received a master in analytic philosophy, focusing on the philosophy of science, at the Graduate
Center of the City University of New York. Mr. Golanski has authored numerous articles on
products liability, toxic torts and other issues, and is a frequent book reviewer for the New York Law
Journal. His most recent article concerns the post-sale component parts issue in products liability law,
titled “When Sellers of ‘Safe’ Products Turn Ostrich in Relation to Dangerous Post-Sale
Components,” which is forthcoming in the Southwestern University Law Review, Vol. 39 (Fall 2009). A
prior article, “General Causation at the Crossroads in Toxic Tort Cases,” 108 Penn State L. Rev. 479
(2003), is discussed in Carl F. Cranor, Toxic Torts: Science, Law, and the Possibility of Justice (Cambridge
Univ. Press 2006), and is cited, inter alia, in the Harvard Environmental Law Review (2006). Another of
his articles, “Linguistics in Law,” 66 Albany L. Rev. 61 (2002), is discussed in Christopher Hutton,
Language, Meaning and the Law (Edinburgh Univ. Press 2009).

Robert Gordon is a partner at Weitz & Luxenberg. Mr. Gordon has tried 70 mass tort cases
involving asbestos, Vioxx, Rezulin, and silicone gel breast implants, obtaining jury verdicts in excess
of $400 million. He lectures nationally and has published numerous articles on complex litigation.
Formerly an assistant district attorney in the felony jury unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s
Office and an adjunct professor at Temple University, Mr. Gordon was honored by the National Law
Journal in 1995 as one of the top 40 attorneys in the country under the age of 40. In 2009 he was
named Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist by the Public Justice Foundation for his work in MTBE
Litigation. Mr. Gordon has been appointed to the following committee: Co-lead Counsel, MTBE
Litigation (MDL 1358); Plaintiff Steering Committee, Breast Implant Litigation (MDL 926); Plaintiff
Steering Committee, Rezulin Litigation (MDL 1348); Co-liaison Counsel to the PSC and MDL, New
York State Rezulin Litigation Liaison Advisory Committee, Baycol Litigation (MDL 1431); and the
Scientific and Medical Integrity Committee, American Association for Justice Committee on Tort
Litigation, Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler was elected Judge of the Civil Court in 1994. She was designated an
Acting State Supreme Court Justice in 1996 and in 2000 was elected to begin a term in 2001 as a
State Supreme Court Justice. As a trial judge she evaluated, settled, and tried all manner of cases.
Since 2007, she has been an Associate Justice of the Appellate Term of the State Supreme Court,
First Department. In August 2008, Justice Heitler was assigned to the Court’s Center for Complex
Litigation to administer the asbestos mass tort cases in New York City. She has chaired and lectured
at various programs established by professional groups of which she is a member. She is currently
adjunct professor of law at Fordham. Justice Heitler received a BA from Hunter College, MA from
New York University, and JD from Fordham University School of Law. Between graduate school
and law school, she was Assistant Director of Admissions at Long Island University. After her
admission to the Bar in 1977, Judge Heitler worked as a law assistant in the New York City Civil
Court. She then founded the law firm of Heitler & Levy, P.C. She was an arbitrator for the New
York City Civil Court and taught family law at Baruch College.
James C. Long, Jr., has been an attorney with Weitz & Luxenberg in New York City since
September 2000. Two of his most recent verdicts include a combined $37 million on behalf of two
powerhouse workers who died of lung cancer and $16 million for a former dental technician student
who developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to dental tape. From 1989 through September
2000, Mr. Long worked for Gene Locks in Philadelphia, trying cases in Pennsylvania, New York and
Kentucky. He worked for the Philadelphia District Attorney's office from September 1976 through
March 1989. He was promoted to Homicide Unit in 1981, where he tried dozens of murder cases
and served as Assistant Chief (1986-1989). Mr. Long began his career as a law clerk to a criminal trial
judge in Philadelphia in September 1975. He is admitted the bars of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvnia, and States of New Jersey and New York, and is also admitted to practice before a
number a Federal Courts in all three states. Mr. Long is a graduate of Villanova University (1972)
and Dickinson School of Law (1975).

Hon. Joan Madden of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County was
elected to the Supreme Court in 1998 and has served as a trial judge in the Civil Term since election.
Justice Madden is presently assigned to an Individual Assignment Part presiding over cases from
inception through final disposition; responsibilities include determination of procedural and
substantive motions, supervising discovery, settlement negotiations, and conducting jury and non-
jury trials. In addition to asbestos litigation, she hears cases involving the law of contracts,
employment discrimination, medical and other professional malpractice, labor law, negligence, real
property, and arbitration, and Article 78 proceedings. Justice Madden was first elected to Civil Court
in 1992; served as a trial judge in Criminal Court from 1992 through 1993 and in Civil Court from
1994 through mid-1997, and as an Acting Supreme Court Justice from May 1997-December 19. She
graduated from Fordham University School of Law, J.D., in 1973.

Hon. Ann McCormick is a Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County, Law
Division, and sits in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Appointed to the bench in 1997, she was assigned
to the asbestos docket in 2001. Prior to being appointed to the bench, she was a shareholder in
what is now known as Gibbons, P.C. located in Newark, New Jersey. Judge McCormick is a former
certified mediator and arbitrator, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and is a
former member of the Lawyer’s Advisory Committee to the District Court. She has served as Chair
of the Civil Justice Reform Act Committee of the United States District Court for the District of
New Jersey and as a member of the Supreme Court District Ethics Committee, District VA. Having
served as a member of the Seton Hall Law Review, Judge McCormick is the author of “Per Se or Not
Per Se, That is the Question” and “Note, Private Landlord May Exclude Potential Tenants on the
Basis of Economic Criteria Which Have a Racially Discriminatory Effect,” both published in the
Seton Hall Law Review. She is a former adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School. Judge McCormick
received her BA from Bucknell University and her JD cum laude from Seton Hall Law School. She
was Law Secretary to the Hon. Clarkson S. Fisher, United States District Court for the District of
New Jersey.

Hon. Sandra Mazer Moss a member of the First Judicial District of Philadelphia, is the
Coordinating Judge of the Complex Litigation Center, supervising several judges handling complex
Mass Torts, Class Actions, Major and Non Jury, and Products Liability cases. She was the founder
and first Supervising Judge of the Complex Litigation Center creating ground-breaking programs in
asbestos, DES, L-Tryptophan, lead paint, breast implant, bone screw, Norplant, repetitive stress
syndrome, medical malpractice, and general products liability litigation. She received a BS in
journalism and a JD from Temple University and practiced law for eight and a half years specializing
in medical malpractice, products liability and toxic torts. Judge Moss was a founding member and
chair of the State Judges Mass Tort Litigation Committee (MTLC founded in 1991), which was the
first national organization to develop common approaches to problems in mass tort litigation and
for eight years was a standing committee of the Conference of Chief Justices. She also testified
before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee concerning legislative and judicial solutions to
the asbestos problem nationwide and addressed the Conference of Chief Justices and the Federal
Court’s Multi-District Litigation Judges on managing complex litigation. She is chair of the First
Judicial District’s Civil Rules Committee and co-chair of Civil Conversations, a monthly Judicial
Education Seminar. She was appointed in by President Judge Darnell Jones as co-chair of the newly
formed Senior Judge’s Committee. Judge Moss is also an executive committee member of the
Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges, the Law Alumni Association of Temple University
Beasley School of Law and the Brandeis Law Society. She is the 2007-2008 President of the Temple
American Inn of Court and a National, at-large Board Member of the American Inns of Court.
Judge Moss received the Philadelphia Bar Association’s 2007 Justice William J. Brennan Jr.
Distinguished Jurist Award which recognizes a jurist who adheres to the highest ideals of judicial
service. She was also selected as the Beasley School of Law’s Certificate of Honor Recipient at
Temple University’s Founders Day Celebration 2008. Judge Moss has been a faculty member at the
National Judicial College since 1992 teaching Civil Procedure and Complex Litigation to Judges
from across the country. She has actively participated on the Editorial Advisory Board of the
State/Federal Judicial Observer published by the Federal Judicial Center and as an Advisory Committee
member of George Washington University’s Law and Science Project. She has taught at Temple
University’s Beasley School of Law, Weidner Law School, Drexel University Honors Program,
Philadelphia City Solicitor’s Office, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, Pennsylvania
Bar Institute and the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges. Judge Moss is married to Bill
Deane, a Professor at Arcadia University and Development Director of St. Joseph Hospital’s
Nursing School. Their “prefabricated family” includes four children and two grandchildren.

Christopher Placitella is a senior partner at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. Mr. Placitella is one of
the country's leading legal authorities on mesothelioma, asbestos related diseases, and toxic torts. He
has been recognized by his peers, along with CPR's other senior partners, as one of the Best Lawyers
in America. He has an award winning reputation within both the legal and non legal community for
his commitment to those who have been harmed due to the wrongful conduct of others. Mr.
Placitella has a well deserved reputation for participating in a number of crucial landmark cases,
many of which were, and still are, unprecedented. Examples include serving as a key member of the
legal team representing the State of New Jersey against the tobacco industry and helped achieve the
largest settlement of any kind in the history of New Jersey totaling $7.6 billion; helping negotiate
what is believed to be the largest settlement in the nation involving a single company in a product
liability case. The $3.75 billion settlement involved the diet drugs Pondimin and Redux; serving as
trial counsel in the largest consolidated asbestos trial in New York City history, as well as obtained
the largest punitive damage verdict against an asbestos company in New Jersey's history; and serving
as one of the lead trial counsel in the largest environmental tort settlement on behalf of individuals
in New Jersey history to $38.5 million. Mr. Placitella holds a BS from Fordham University (1978)
and a JD from Syracuse College of Law (1981).
Paul Scrudato is a partner at Schiff Hardin in New York. Mr. Scrudato has tried numerous cases in
the New York state and federal courts, and has also been lead trial counsel in federal and state
actions in Illinois, Wisconsin, Maryland, Texas, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Indiana. Mr. Scrudato
focuses his practice in complex litigation, with particular emphasis in product liability, health care
and government investigations. He serves as national trial counsel to multiple companies with high-
profile litigation and trial exposure, and he has extensive experience in negotiating complex
agreements to control clients' trial risk. Mr. Scrudato has published numerous articles in The New
York Law Journal and other national trial advocacy publications. Mr. Scrudato was one of 20 trial
lawyers selected nationally by the American Trial Lawyers Association and Trial Lawyers Care to
represent a lead case arising out of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The 20 lead cases were
the first to proceed through the Federal Victim's Compensation Fund, 49 USC 40101 (2001), and
were template cases for the expected thousands of claims to follow. The lead cases were
instrumental in establishing the application of the regulations governing the Fund to individual
factual scenarios, and expanded the range of potential monetary awards to victims. Mr. Scrudato
appeared on national television and radio programs in connection with his work for Trial Lawyers
Care, Inc. Mr. Scrudato holds a BA from Denison University (1982) and JD from George
Washington University Law School (1985).

John Shin is the executive director of the Content Services business line at Courtroom Connect,
which captures and streams the content of live trials. Mr. Shin is responsible for the overall direction
of this business line, as well as developing and fostering new customers and new markets, both
domestically and internationally. Prior to joining Courtroom Connect, he was the director of
business development for Public Internet Exchange (PIX). Mr. Shin earned his JD with honors at
Syracuse University Law School in 1992 and BS at the University of Maryland in 1989 in
Government & Politics. He is a member of the Maryland Bar and the United States District Court.
He is admitted to the 4th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.

Hon. Martin Shulman had been a government attorney and afterwards engaged in private practice
for seven years until his 1994 election as New York City Civil Court Judge. He was re-elected for a
second 10 year term. Appointed an acting Supreme Court Justice in 1998, Justice Shulman was
elected a New York State Supreme Court Justice in November 2005, and from 2000 to 2009, also
served as Supervising Judge of the New York County Civil Court. In May 2009, he was appointed an
Associate Justice of the Appellate Term, First Judicial Department, which hears appeals from cases
originating in the lower New York City Civil and Criminal Courts. Among other matters, Justice
Shulman also maintains an active Supreme Court Part presiding over civil asset forfeiture, asbestos
exposure and drug product liability cases. Justice Shulman is active in a number of bar
associations/civic organizations, has authored articles in complex field of rent regulation, lectures
before bar groups and participates in various legal clinics at New York City law schools. Justice
Shulman was born in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, in 1955, received his AA magna cum laude (1977) and
BA cum laude (1978) from Yeshiva University, and a JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
(1981). He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1982.

John Stracquatanio is an IT professional with over 20 years experience in developing court and
criminal justice applications at the state level. Mr. Stracquatanio is currently the project manager for
New Technology Applications at the NJ Administrative Office of the Courts and is responsible for
the development and implementation of the JEFIS (Judiciary Electronic Filing Imaging System)
project. JEFIS provides attorneys with an internet-based solution for statewide electronic filing and
also integrates with the court’s case management and document management systems. Mr.
Stracquatanio was previously responsible for statewide civil and criminal applications where he
guided the design and development of a Differentiated Case Management system for the civil courts
as well as systems and interfaces for the criminal courts, county prosecutors and the county
correctional facilities. Prior to working for the New Jersey judiciary, he worked as a systems analyst
for NBC, Westinghouse and Burroughs corporations. Mr. Stracquatanio is a graduate of Rutgers

Beth Valocchi is a partner in the Wilmington, Delaware office of Swartz Campbell, LLC, where she
concentrates her practice in complex litigation and insurance defense litigation of toxic and
environmental torts, products liability and workers' compensation claims. She is licensed to practice
in Pennsylvania and Delaware. She is admitted in the U.S.D.C. for the district of Delaware, the
Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the Ct. of Appeals, for the Third Circuit. Ms.
Valocchi received a BS from West Chester State University in 1976 and a JD from Widener
University School of Law in 1984. Before joining Swartz Campbell, she was a founding partner of
Valocchi & Sasso, P.A. Both in her own practice and now with Swartz Campbell, she has
represented numerous Fortune 500 companies and is on the approved counsel list for various

Nick Vari is a partner in the Pittsburgh office of K&L Gates. For nearly 20 years, he has defended
product liability claims in trial and appellate courts and counseled clients defending mass tort claims
across the United States. His current practice is focused upon developing and coordinating
innovative defense strategies on a national level, and counseling clients on matters of strategy and
defense management relating to asbestos claims pending across 45 states and one United States

Jason Wolf is Managing Director of the Garretson Firm Resolution Group, Inc. (GFRG). Mr.
Wolf’s extensive operational and management experience was instrumental in GFRG’s role in
pioneering the field of third party Medicare Compliance in both single event and mass tort
settlement programs more than seven years ago. By identifying the needs of the settlement
community and designing proprietary work flow processes, methodologies and systems, GFRG built
a practice that now employs more than 80 professionals to serve its national client base. Mr. Wolf
takes great pride in the firm's leading position of recognizing issues in the changing landscape of
healthcare providers’ role in settlements. His role in building strong business relationships with
federal agencies, all state agencies, private health care plans and third party recovery contractors has
assisted in the firm's success in facilitating fair agreements between interested parties (plaintiff,
plaintiff counsel, defense, health care plan). GFRG serves clients nationwide to ensure compliance
with federal, state, military and private health care plans by defining and resolving obligations.
GFRG’s work in mass tort settlements is nationally recognized and has resulted in formal
appointments as “Lien Resolution Administrators” in dozens of settlements. GFRG is the court
appointed lien resolution administrator in the 60,000 claimant / $4.5 billion Vioxx settlement
program. Mr. Wolf has lectured to attorney and healthcare organizations, conferences and
associations on various subjects including lien resolution in personal injury settlements, workers’
compensation settlements and compliant use of Medicare set-aside funds. Mr. Wolf earned his
graduate and undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University.

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