West Virginia Law Review Symposium Lecture Series 2024

Join the West Virginia Law Review for a series of lectures highlighting critical work impacting our state by scholars, attorneys, and advocates.

Opioid Litigation Symposium on April 12, 2024

A diverse discussion on the litigation resulting from the opioid epidemic and the pursuit of recovery throughout West Virginia and beyond. 

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the WVU College of Law Fitzsimmons Event Hall

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9:00 a.m. – Arrival & Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – A Criminal Law Attorney's Perspective 

Navigating Federal Sentencing Laws in the War on Drugs: Stay the Course or Pave the Way to Victory with Innovative Strategies 

10:15 a.m. – Professor Daniel Aaron, S.J. Quinney College of Law  

Immunity through Bankruptcy for the Sackler Family 

11:00 a.m. – Clayton Fitzsimmons & Mark Colantonio 

Fitzsimmons Law Firm: A Litigator's Perspective on the West Virginia Opioid Cases

12:15 p.m. – The Honorable Michael J. Aloi & Drug Court Team 

A Panel Discussion on the Northern District of West Virginia's Drug Court Program 

1:00 p.m. – Lunch & Networking 

2:15 p.m. – Professor Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, UGA School of Law 

Public Litigation Values Versus the Endless Quest for Global Peace in Mass Torts 

3:00 p.m. – Professors Patrick C. McGinley & Suzanne Weise, WVU College of Law 

Drugs, Deception and Death: The Corporate Strategy that Killed Hundreds of Thousands and Addicted Millions of Americans 

3:45 p.m. – Closing Remarks 

Professional Dress Preferred 

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