Community Involvement

March 23, 2020

New Orleans Partners Guest Lecture Toxic Torts Class at LSU Law School

On March 11, 2020, New Orleans attorneys Charles Abbott and Melissa Fuller guest lectured a Toxic Torts Class at LSU Law School, the second in a series of classes taught by FormanWatkins’s attorneys this semester. Presenting to both second year and third year law students, Mr. Abbott and Ms. Fuller focused their lecture on all aspects of asbestos, silica, and benzene litigation and discussed many of the scientific, as well as practical, issues and topics they encounter in their daily practices.

This is the second year that Mr. Abbott and Ms. Fuller have guest lectured together a Toxic Torts Class at LSU Law School.

On March 13, 2020, Mr. Abbott returned to LSU Law School and guest lectured for the same Toxic Torts Class with Larry Centola of Martzell Bickford & Centola.  Messrs. Abbott and Centola focused their lecture on the pro’s and con’s of class actions and multi-district litigation (MDL) in connection with toxic torts and mass torts from both a defense and plaintiff’s perspective.

This is the third year that Messrs. Abbott and Centola have guest lectured together.