2009-10 Gauthier Lecture:
"James Carville Looks
at American Politics"James Carville
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Wendell H. Gauthier
Wendell H. Gauthier was one of the country’s foremost trial attorneys and rose to national prominence representing victims of the 1982 crash of Pan Am Flight 759 in Kenner. He also represented victims of a major hotel fire at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and at the collapse of a walkway at a Hyatt Regency in Kansas City. One of Mr. Gauthier’s most controversial cases included the groundbreaking Castano litigation filed against several tobacco companies. During the litigation, he discovered documents exposing a corporate cover up of nicotine’s addictive potential. The revelation paved the way for the industry’s landmark $246 billion settlement with the states in 1998. Mr. Gauthier died in December, 2001.
Political Consultant, Represented by the Washington Speakers Bureau
||Professor Arthur Miller
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies
||Ian Forrester, Q.C.
Partner, White & Case, and lead counsel for Microsoft in European Commission antitrust appeal
||Kenneth R. Feinberg
Special Master for the "911 Victims Compensation Fund" and founder, The Feinberg Group LLP
Chairman, Boies Schiller & Flexner, LLP