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Hudson appointed as Co-Chair of the ABA’s Mass Torts Litigation Committee

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) Attorney Eric E. Hudson has been appointed as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Mass Torts Litigation Committee as a part of the 2012-2013 Section of Litigation Leadership.

Hudson is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on drug and device litigation, complex commercial litigation, toxic torts and environmental law, product liability and class action, mass torts and multidistrict litigation.

“Eric works tirelessly on behalf of his clients and in serving the bar and the community as a whole.  We are extremely pleased that he has been chosen for this significant position in the ABA,” said Donald Clark, Jr., Chairman, Butler Snow.

Hudson has represented litigation clients in numerous states and has successfully tried civil cases in both judicial and administrative proceedings.  Hudson is an AV- rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized for his work by Mid-South Super Lawyers and was named to the Top 40 under 40 by the Memphis Business Journal.  He was previously recognized as an Outstanding Subcommittee Chair by the Litigation Section of the ABA.  In addition to his role with the ABA, Hudson currently serves as the President-Elect of the Mid-South Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the Tennessee Bar Association.

According to the ABA, the Mass Tort Litigation Committee exists to “address both current and emerging issues that arise in a broad spectrum of substantive areas, where the common denominators are the large number of plaintiffs asserting the claims, and the type of claims being a tort in the broadest sense of the word.”  The Committee centers its attention around the substantive and procedural developments in case law, proposed reforms and best practice techniques.  The Committee also strives to assist all members of the bar in better understanding how to handle all aspects of the management of mass tort litigation.  The ABA strives to have diversity among the representation on the Committee including the plaintiff’s bar, the defense bar, academia and in-house counsel.