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Robert A. Izard

Robert A. Izard

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Robert A. Izard is the former chair of the Commercial and Business Litigation Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association. He has been lead or co-lead counsel in many of the nation’s most significant class actions, including cases against Merck, Tyco International, Time Warner, AT&T, Fidelity, MetLife, NYLife, Prudential, John Hancock and Sprint among others.  Mr. Izard has substantial experience in various types of complex class action and commercial litigation matters.  For example, he represented a large gasoline terminal in a gasoline distribution monopolization lawsuit and a class of milk purchasers in a price fixing case.

In approving the Tyco settlement, Judge Paul Barbadoro, Chief Judge of the District of New Hampshire, stated with respect to Mr. Izard:

I have a high regard for you. I know you to be a highly experienced ERISA class action lawyer. You’ve represented your clients aggressively, appropriately and effectively in this litigation, and I have a high degree of confidence in you so I don’t think there’s any question that the quality of counsel here is a factor that favor’s the Court’s endorsement of the proposed settlement…
I have enjoyed working with you in this case. You’ve always been helpful. You’ve been a gentleman. You’ve been patient when I’ve been working on other matters…

As part of his twenty plus years litigating complex commercial cases, Mr. Izard has substantial jury and nonjury trial experience, including a seven-month jury trial in federal district court.  He is also experienced in various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

Mr. Izard is the author of Lawyers and Lawsuits: A Guide to Litigation published by Simon and Schuster and a contributing author to the Mediation Practice Guide.  He received his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D., with honors, from Emory University, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was an editor of the Emory Law Journal.

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