Ed’s superior litigation, leadership, organizational and crisis management skills derive from a mosaic of more than 35 years of experience: over 20 years of trial practice in mass tort liability litigation, four years as a senior executive (General Counsel and Chief Restructuring Officer) in a publicly traded company, and more than a decade as an active duty Marine Corps officer.
Building on his national reputation as a lead trial attorney in mass tort products liability personal injury cases and as a senior company executive, Ed successfully directed and managed a multi-faceted bankruptcy restructuring. This included pension, retiree medical, public and inter-company debt, environmental liabilities, and mass tort liabilities (including direct supervision of litigation involving more than $1 billion in products liability insurance coverage). He formed and led task-organized teams through a wide range of issues including: negotiation and resolution of longstanding foreign tax liabilities; negotiation and sale of a majority interest in a major manufacturing facility in sub-Saharan Africa to that country’s government (including management of political relationships with several United States governmental agencies); development of a ground-breaking application of bankruptcy law to multiple mass tort liability resolution in the restructuring; management of a privileged internal environmental investigation; and oversight of internal audit and compliance matters.
He has been admitted pro hac vice for trials in more than 12 states and in several federal jurisdictions over his career.
- Juris Doctor, University of Maryland School of Law, 1977
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Maryland, 1968
- State Bar of Maryland
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Maryland
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Maryland
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit