Lynn A. Baker

  • Frederick M. Baron Chair in Law;
  • Co-Director - Center on Lawyers, Civil Justice and the Media

Activities

  • Invited Presentation

    February 10, 2017

    TTLA 4th Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Seminar

    Invited Presentation on "Ethical Finality in Mass Tort Settlements," TTLA 4th Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Seminar, Austin, TX.

  • Invited Participant

    January 7, 2017

    Law School Outreach Summit

    Participated in the invitation-only Law School Outreach Summit, hosted by the Pound Civil Justice Institute in San Francisco, CA.

  • Invited Paper and Presentation

    December 7, 2016

    Tel Aviv University Law School Law & Economics Workshop

    Presented "Mass Torts and the Pursuit of Ethical Finality" at Tel Aviv University Law School, Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • Invited Panelist and Moderator

    November 11, 2016

    16th Annual Class Action/Complex Litigation Symposium of the Louisiana State Bar Association

    Moderated and spoke on panel titled "Ethics, Ethics, and More Ethics" at the 16th Annual Class Action/Complex Litigation Symposium, Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans, LA.

  • Invited Paper and Presentation

    October 21, 2016

    Fordham Law School Symposium

    Presented "Mass Torts and the Pursuit of Ethical Finality" at the Symposium on "Civil Litigation Ethics at a Time of Vanishing Trials," hosted by the Stein Center for Law and Ethics and the Fordham Law Review, NY, NY.

  • Invited Speaker

    July 16, 2016

    7th International Legal Ethics Conference

    Spoke on "Mass Torts and the Pursuit of Ethical Finality" as a panelist on "Aggregate Litigation Ethics" at the 7th International Legal Ethics Conference in New York, NY

  • Invited Speaker

    May 25, 2016

    HarrisMartin's MDL Conference

    Spoke on "Ethical Finality in Mass Tort Litigation" at HarrisMartin's "MDL Conference: 'Bet-the-Company' Mass Tort Litigation" in Chicago, IL.

  • Published Op-Ed

    January 16, 2016

    Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News

    "Attorney Fees Key to Fighting Wall Street Fraud" (with Charles Silver)

  • Published Op-Ed

    January 13, 2016

    Austin American-Statesman

    "Commentary: Improve Market Integrity by Standardizing Attorneys' Fees" (with Charles Silver)

  • Invited Panelist

    November 13, 2015

    15th Annual Class Action/Complex Litigation Symposium of the Louisiana State Bar Association

    Spoke on aggregate settlements and legal ethics as a panelist on "Does Complex Litigation Complicate Ethics?" at the 15th Annual Class Action/Complex Litigation Symposium of the Louisiana State Bar Association, in New Orleans, LA.

  • Invited Presentation

    November 9, 2015

    Columbia Law Review

    Presented (with Michael A. Perino) "Is the Price Right? An Empirical Study of Fee-Setting in Securities Class Actions" at a colloquium with Columbia Law Review editors, in New York, NY.

  • Invited Presentation

    September 10, 2015

    Kentucky Justice Association Annual Convention and Seminar

    Spoke on "Aggregate Settlements (Large and Small): The Evolving Ethical Landscape," at the Kentucky Justice Association Annual Convention and Seminar, in French Lick, IN.

  • Invited Panelist

    May 28, 2015

    ABA National Conference on Professional Responsbility

    Spoke on aggregate settlements and legal ethics as a panelist on "Riding the Aggregate Settlement Bronco," at the 41st Annual National Conference on Professional Responsibility, sponsored by the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, in Denver, CO.

  • Invited Paper and Presentation

    April 1, 2015

    Conference on "Lawyers as Targets: Suing, Prosecuting and Defending Lawyers"

    Presented paper titled "Aggregate Settlements and Attorney Liability: The Evolving Landscape," at the Conference on "Lawyers as Targets: Suing, Prosecuting and Defending Lawyers,' at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.

  • Invited Presentation

    February 6, 2015

    Conference on "The Rehnquist Court: Ten Years Later"

    Spoke on "Federalism" as part of the Conference on "The Rehnquist Court: Ten Years Later," presented by the William H. Rehnquist Center on Constitutional Structures of Government, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, AZ.

  • Invited Presentation

    November 21, 2014

    Louisiana State Bar Symposium

    Spoke on "Ethics, Aggregate Settlements, and Exit Strategies" at the 14th Annual Class Action/Complex Litigation Symposium, sponsored by the Louisiana State Bar Association, in New Orleans, LA.

  • Invited Presentation

    April 12, 2014

    University of Texas Law School Annual Reunion

    Spoke on "Recent Developments in Legal Ethics," at the University of Texas Law School Annual Reunion, Austin, TX.

  • Invited Paper and Presentation

    November 8, 2013

    Corporate and Securities Litigation Workshop

    Presented "Private Ordering Versus Judicial Regulation of Attorneys' Fees in Securities Class Actions: An Empirical Assessment" (coauthored with Michael A. Perino & Charles Silver), at the Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, IL.

  • Invited Paper and Presentation

    September 28, 2013

    A Conference in Honor of Richard A. Nagareda

    Presented "Models of Closure in Mass Torts: A Comment on 'The Mass Tort Bankruptcy: A Pre-History'" at a conference on "The Public Life of the Private Law: The Logic and Experience of Mass Litigation; A Conference in Honor of Richard A. Nagareda," Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville, TN.

  • Invited Paper and Presentation

    August 29, 2013

    University of Texas Law School Faculty Colloquium

    Presented "Setting Attorneys' Fees in Securities Class Actions: An Empirical Assessment" (with Michael A. Perino and Charles Silver) at the University of Texas Law School Faculty Colloquium, Austin, TX.

  • Invited Presentation

    May 30, 2013

    ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibiilty

    Panelist on "Mass Torts as Quasi-Class Actions: The Role of Judicial Oversight," ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility, San Antonio, TX.

  • Invited Paper and Presentation

    April 19, 2013

    Clifford Symposium

    Presented "Alienability of Mass Tort Claims" at the Clifford Symposium on "Brave New World: The Changing Face of Litigation and Law Firm Finance," DePaul Law School, Chicago, IL.

  • Invited Paper and Presentation

    April 12, 2013

    Symposium of the Institute for Law and Economic Policy

    Presented "Setting Attorneys' Fees in Securities Class Actions: An Empirical Assessment" (with Michael A. Perino and Charles Silver) at the 19th Annual Symposium of the Institute for Law and Economic Policy, "The Economics of Aggregate Litigation," Naples, FL.

  • Invited Presentation

    April 10, 2013

    Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference

    Spoke on "The Business of Law" at the Mass Torts Made Perfect, Las Vegas, NV.

  • Invited Presentation

    June 8, 2007

    Hot Topics In Pharmaceutical Litigation Conference

    Spoke on "Group Settlements in the New Era: Ethical and Liability Issues," at the "Hot Topics In Pharmaceutical Litigation" conference in Miami, Florida.

  • Paper Presentation

    April 24, 2007

    University of Texas Law School Drawing Board Lunch

    Presented (with Dan Rodriguez) a work-in-progress titled "Comparative Domestic Constitutional Law: Federalism and Localism as a Case Study," at a Drawing Board Lunch at the University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX.

  • Invited Presentation

    March 30, 2007

    Mass Torts Made Perfect Symposium

    Spoke on "Group Settlements in the New Era: Ethical and Liability Issues," at the Mass Torts Made Perfect symposium in Las Vegas, NV.

  • Paper Presentation

    March 29, 2007

    Legal Theory Colloquium

    Presented a paper entitled "Solving the Problem of the Modern Spending Power," at the Legal Theory Colloquium at the University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, CA.

  • Invited Presentation

    March 22, 2007

    Review of Litigation Symposium

    Presented remarks on "Do the Ethics Rules Governing Group Litigation Disadvantage Plaintiffs?," at the Review of Litigation Symposium on "Products Liability: Litigation Trends on the 10th Anniversary of the Third Restatement," at the University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX.

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