Randall Appointed to DRI Professional Liability Steering Committee

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ROSELAND, N.J./October 24, 2008 -- Karen Painter Randall, a partner with Connell Foley LLP, was recently appointed to the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Professional Liability Steering Committee.

The Professional Liability Steering Committee concerns itself with the defense of a wide variety of professionals, including lawyers, accountants, corporate directors and officers, insurance brokers and agents, real estate brokers and agents, financial planners, educators, and clergy. The Committee’s goals are to provide opportunities for networking and communications among defense attorneys and insurance industry representatives in the professional liability area, to produce publications and present educational programs, and to educate and inform members on legal developments and practice issues.

Ms. Randall, a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, serves as Chair of Connell Foley’s Class Action Defense practice group. In addition, she is Co-Chair of the Professional Liability practice group. She has held several leadership positions with the American Bar Association (ABA) and New Jersey State Bar Association. Randall has also been a frequent presenter at ABA conferences on professional liability litigation and risk management issues. Randall was elected Chair of USLAW Network Inc.’s Professional Liability practice group in 2008 and 2009. In August, 2005, the New Jersey Law Journal listed Ms. Randall as a prominent leader among women and minority attorneys in the State of New Jersey.

For more information, please contact Ms. Randall at 973-535-0500 or krandall@connellfoley.com.

About Connell Foley
Established in 1938, Connell Foley LLP has a tradition of innovative legal representation. Over 120 attorneys provide clients with expertise in a wide range of specialties, including litigation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), corporate law and governance, employment and labor law, professional liability, business crimes and regulatory defense, crisis management and catastrophic loss, insurance, real estate, environmental law, land use, banking, technology law and intellectual property, taxation and estate planning, bankruptcy, toxic torts, health care, and other fields.

About DRI
DRI is the international organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. DRI provides numerous educational and informational resources to DRI members and offers many opportunities for liaison among defense trial lawyers, Corporate America, and state and local defense organizations. DRI’s goals are to teach and educate and to improve the skills of defense law practitioners; to be a counterpoint to the plaintiff’s bar; to strive for improvement in the civil justice system; to seek balance in the justice system in the minds of potential jurors; to assist members in dealing with the economic realities of the defense law practice; to urge members to practice ethically and responsibly; and to preserve the civil jury. For more information, please visit dri.org.

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