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Class Action Reports, Inc. Welcomes Seven Top Class Action Attorneys to Its Editorial Board

Class Action Reports, Inc. Welcomes Seven Top Class Action Attorneys to Its Editorial Board

Class Action Reports, Inc. adds depth and diversity to its Editorial Board with the addition of seven highly regarded class action attorneys. The new board members will offer readers fresh insights into the many complexities of class action law and litigation.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 29, 2005

Class Action Reports, Inc. (ISSN 0746-7168), a leading publisher of print and electronic class action news and analyses, today announces the addition of seven new members to its Editorial Board: Noel M. B. Hensley, Esq., Haynes and Boone, LLP in Dallas, Texas; Robert L. Hickok, Esq., Pepper Hamilton, LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Waldemar J. Pflepsen, Jr., Esq., Jorden Burt, LLP in Washington, D. C.; Maya S. Saxena, Esq., Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman, LLP in Boca Raton, Florida; Lori A. Schechter, Esq., Morrison & Foerster, LLP in San Francisco, California; Murielle J. Steven Walsh, Esq., Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross, LLP in New York, New York; and Kathy A. Wisniewski, Esq., Bryan Cave LLP in St. Louis, Missouri.

"All of our new board members are accomplished attorneys who possess a wealth of knowledge and diversity of experience in the specialty of class actions. Their input will help our readers understand the complexities of the class action process from a broad range of perspectives," said Stuart J. Logan, Editor-in-Chief, Class Action Reports™. "We are fortunate to add these individuals to what already was an exceptional Editorial Board."

Noel Hensley is a partner at Haynes and Boone LLP with 20 years experience in a variety of business litigation areas including securities litigation and class action law. Ms. Hensley is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association where she serves on the Litigation Section – Securities Committee. From 2002 to 2004, Ms. Hensley served on the Board of Directors for the Dallas Bar Association and has been a Fellow with the Dallas Bar Association and the Southwestern Legal Foundation. Ms. Hensley earned a B. S., magna cum laude, from North Texas State University and a J. D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University. During law school, she was editor of "The Southwestern Law Journal". Ms. Hensley completed a clerkship with the Honorable Robert W. Porter, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas. She is currently an instructor at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and has written several articles covering issues of disclosure and company-analyst communications.

Bob Hickok is a partner in the Litigation Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP where he chairs the Commercial Litigation Practice Group and serves as a member of the firmÂ’s Executive Committee. Mr. HickokÂ’s practice focuses on antitrust law, securities litigation, insurance sales practices litigation, and class action defense. He is a member of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and District of Columbia bars. Mr. Hickok received his B. A., summa cum laude, from Lehigh University and his A. M. from Harvard University. He graduated magna cum laude with a J. D. degree from Harvard Law School and was editor of the "Harvard Law Review" and recipient of the Sears Prize. After graduation, Mr. Hickok clerked for the Honorable Leonard I. Garth, United States Court of Appeals Judge for the Third Circuit. He then worked as a federal prosecutor in the U. S. AttorneyÂ’s Office in Philadelphia and has taught courses in law and economics, and professional responsibility as an adjunct professor at the Rutgers-Camden School of Law.

Wally Pflepsen practices complex litigation in the areas of insurance, securities, and ERISA as a partner at Jordan Burt LLP. Mr. Pflepsen is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the District of Columbia. As an American Bar Association member he has served on a number of committees including the Task Force on Class Action Litigation, the Corporate Counsel Committee which he chaired in the late 1990s, and the Employee Benefits Law Committee which he currently vice-chairs. Mr. Plfepsen graduated with a B. A. from Michigan State University and received his J. D. degree from American University. He held clerkships with the Honorable Patricia J. Boyle and the Honorable Lawrence Gubow while both were judges for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Mr. Pflepsen co-authored the "Handbook on ERISA Litigation" and has written numerous articles on other topics such as health care litigation, managed care class action lawsuits, and market conduct annuity litigation.

Maya Saxena represents investors including state and city pension funds and labor union in securities fraud litigation and class action cases. She is a partner at Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman LLP. Ms. Saxena is a member of the State Bar of Florida and was admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in 1998 and to the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. She earned her B. A., summa cum laude, from Syracuse University and her J. D. from Pepperdine University. After law school, Ms. Saxena worked as an Assistant Attorney General representing the State of Florida and its agencies in civil cases at the appellate and trial level. She is a member of the Palm Beach County and the Broward County Bar Associations. Recently, Ms. Saxena was selected as one of the best lawyers in South Florida by "South Florida Business Journal".

Lori Schechter is a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP where she represents clients in federal, state, and multidistrict class action cases involving antitrust and unfair competition claims, false advertising and privacy, as well as other complex litigation. Currently, Ms. Schechter is Chair of her firmÂ’s Litigation Department. She is a member of the State Bar of California. Ms. Schechter attended Cornell University where she received a B. A., magna cum laude, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her J. D. from Yale Law School and clerked for the Honorable Mark L. Wolf, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts. Ms. Schechter has authored several articles including one on multidistrict litigation and class actions. In 2005, "Chambers USA" recognized Ms. Schechter as a leading litigation lawyer in California. In addition she has been named one of the top 50 female litigators in the country by the "National Law Journal" and was selected by "California Law Business" as one of the "Top 20 Under 40" California lawyers in 2001.

Murielle Steven Walsh is an associate with the law firm of Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP. Her practice focuses on securities litigation and antitrust litigation. She is a member of the State Bar of New York and was admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in 1999. Ms. Steven Walsh received a B. A. degree from Seton Hall University. She attended New York Law School where she earned a J. D., cum laude, and was awarded the Irving Mariash Scholarship. While in law school, Ms. Steven Walsh interned at the Kings County District AttorneyÂ’s Office. Ms. Steven Walsh is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association where she serves on the Committee on Media Law.

Kathy Wisniewski is a trial lawyer representing corporations in class actions and commercial litigation with a primary focus on the defense of class action product defect cases. Ms. Wisniewski is a partner with Bryan Cave LLP. She is a member of the State Bars of Missouri and Illinois and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Missouri, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Circuits. Ms. Wisniewski graduated from Bradley University with a B. S. degree and from Saint Louis University with a J. D., cum laude. For a number of years, Ms. Wisniewski has taught Civil Practice as an adjunct professor at Saint Louis University.

About Class Action Reports, Inc.

For 33 years Class Action Reports, Inc. (www. classactionreports. com) has published the most comprehensive, authoritative class action legal journal in the United States. Each bi-monthly issue of Class Action Reports™ offers extensive analyses of recent class action decisions in the areas of securities, antitrust, consumer litigation, civil and political rights, mass torts, labor/employment and more. Class Action Reports Online™ provides advanced electronic access to each issue of Class Action Reports and contains an extensive searchable archive of past issues. In 2005, the online service will expand its web-based offerings to include individual PDF document purchases. Enhanced subscriber services will provide special content not found in the print journal. In addition to the resources available in print and online, Editor-in-Chief, Stuart J. Logan, and his staff offer class action consulting services. U. S. and international legal professionals, courts, and law libraries rely on Class Action Reports and Class Action Reports Online to provide fair, informative, and full analyses of class action decisions and special topics.

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