The Role of Outside Counsel in Representing the Government
The Role of Outside Counsel in Representing the Government



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Course Description

This program was recorded on February 26, 2019

This presentation will focus on the unique aspects and growing trend of outside counsel representing governmental entities in affirmative litigation.

Significant government actions such as Tobacco, the BP Oil Spill, and most recently the Opioid Litigation, state attorneys general and other governmental entities have enlisted the help of private lawyers to navigate their claims in litigation.

Attorney James D. YoungJames D. Young
Though born in Boston, James was raised and educated in Florida. After a successful career as Special Counsel to the Florida Attorney General’s office, James joined the firm’s complex litigation unit focusing on qui tam whistleblower cases nationwide. James has broad experience and is nationally known in the areas of consumer protection, health fraud, and pharmaceutical litigation. He has served in leadership positions in numerous multistate Attorney General investigations including starting and co-leading the largest consumer protection drug settlement to date, In Re Risperdal. He was appointed co-lead of the government plaintiffs group in the Vioxx Multi-District Litigation and served as lead of several litigation subcommittees.

In addition to his responsibilities as an attorney, James is a regular contributor to the Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group’s whistleblower blog.

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  1. Process for Bidding on Legal Services Contracts
  2. Public Records Implications
  3. Fee Structure and Statutory Limitations
  4. Types of Claims Which Have Historically Benefited From Using Outside Counsel