Litigation

Roy Alan Cohen named to the IADC 2013 Trial Academy Faculty at Stanford Law School

7/15/2013 | News

The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC ) Trial Academy is one of the oldest – 41st annual this year– and most respected programs for developing defense trial advocacy skills. This seven-day intensive program to begin July 27th at Stanford Law School blends faculty instruction and demonstration with individual student participation. The faculty consists of leading defense trial lawyers selected on a national basis from different regions of the country. Each faculty member is assigned to a group of five to seven students which allows for individualized attention and instruction.

The faculty utilizes proven methods of instruction for a full learning experience. Faculty demonstrations expose participants to different approaches to and ideas in solving common trial problems and add dimension to the program. For the student exercises, this academy makes extensive use of videotape as a teaching tool. Each student conducts opening statements, direct and cross examination of lay witnesses, direct and cross examination of medical doctors and economists, and closing statements. Faculty members and the student then critique the videotaped exercises.

Mr. Cohen is a senior principal of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.  He leads trial teams in New Jersey and New York, litigating and trying a wide variety of toxic tort, product liability, construction, environmental, professional liability, trucking, class action, and commercial litigation matters. He serves as outside general counsel for several clients, local and co-counsel with many lawyers from around the country, and as national asbestos counsel for several construction companies, equipment manufacturers, and a major elevator manufacturer.  He also previously served as national counsel for a major Canadian asbestos mining company (1982-2002).  He has been certified since 1987 as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on Trial Certification.

For more information about the 41st Annual Trial Academy, please click here for their brochure.