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08/13/17  |  News & Events

Hermes Netburn Attorney, Anthony J. Sbarra, Jr., Completes Term as ABA-TIPS Products Liability Committee Chair and Committee Receives 2016-2017 Most Innovative Award

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(New York, NY – August 13, 2017) Hermes Netburn Shareholder Tony Sbarra completed his two-year term as Chair of the American Bar Association Tort Trial and & Insurance Practice Section’s Products Liability Committee at the ABA/TIPS Annual Meeting in New York City. During this year’s term, Tony served as a Program Chair for and presented at the Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Law Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona in April, contributed written submissions to The Brief and participated in all of the Committee’s other activities. The Committee itself was presented with the Most Innovative Award at the Annual Meeting through which the Section commended it for the creativity and innovation displayed in its efforts to recruit, involve and retain members of the Committee and the Section.  For 2017-2017, Tony was appointed to serve TIPS on its CLE Board, Ethics & Professionalism and Long Range Planning Standing Committees.  He is also a Vice-Chair of the Trial Techniques and the Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committees.

American Bar Association – Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS): A source of knowledge and leadership on trial practice and critical issues of justice that involve tort and insurance law.  TIPS is unique within the ABA and the legal community because of our focus on balance and diversity, bringing together plaintiffs, defense, corporate and in-house counsel to tackle issues confronting our profession.  TIPS enriches the tort, trial and insurance fields of law through CLE programs, comprehensive periodicals, cutting-edge publications, and innovative online resources.