|•||Marsha Rabiteau (chair), Dow Chemical|
|•||Tom Hill, General Electric|
|•||Judyth Pendell, Pendell Consulting|
|•||Paul Rheingold, Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold and Shkolnik, P.C.|
|•||Paul Rothstein, Georgetown Law School|
|•||John Shewmaker, Pfizer|
|•||Bill Stock, Exxon Mobil.|
This committee helped us interpret the trends we were seeing in the data, suggested areas for additional analysis, and provided comments on interim drafts. We thank them for their time and effort.
The formal technical reviewers of the draft report were Margaret Berger at Brooklyn Law School and Michelle White at RAND. Their comments improved the report significantly. We received insightful comments on the draft from Kim Brunner at State Farm Insurance Companies; Joe Cecil at the Federal Judicial Center; Lovida Coleman, Jr., at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, LLP; Tom Rowe at Duke Law School; and Larry Stewart at Stewart Tilghman Fox & Bianchi, P.A. Bert Black at Diamond McCarthy Taylor & Finley, LLP, provided insightful comments on interim findings and was a valuable source of information on expert evidence procedures, issues, and data throughout the project.
Many people at RAND made important contributions to the project. Dan McCaffrey provided statistical advice, Nick Pace helped us develop the coding instrument and access the Federal Filing Database, Steve Garber was a useful sounding board for ideas, Lisa Wong provided programming support, and Nicki Wickham formatted the coding instrument and coordinated the work of the coders. Melody Fowler, Paul Hellyer, Babak Nehoray, Eda Suh, Shaw Yadegar, and John Yang coded the opinions. We thank them for the care with which they did their work, Laura Zakaras helped improve the clarity and effectiveness of the Summary;