Lisa Lipsen, '81 to head American Association for Justice
Monday, May 03, 2010
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
Our congratulations to Antioch School of Law alumna Lisa Lipsen, '81, who has been named Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for Justice, formerly known as the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA). AAJ represents America's trial attorneys and their clients, and is a leader in the effort to oppose the restriction Americans' access to the legal system for the redress of harms done them by their fellow citizens, natural and corporate.
According to PRNewswire-USNewswire, Lipsen said, "It is an honor to lead AAJ into the next decade, at a time when our legal system is more important than ever. Trial attorneys have been a powerful force in holding wrongdoers accountable and protecting the public. While their profession and the civil justice system have been attacked by negligent corporations for decades, our resolve and sense of purpose has only deepened."
"We have seen time and again what happens when unscrupulous corporations put profits ahead of the safety and well-being of the public," she continued. "While I am CEO, AAJ will not just defend the civil justice system, but also promote its importance in ensuring fairness and justice for all. Preventing needless injuries and deaths in the first place, rather than eliminating the rights and remedies of Americans, is where the focus must be."
See Dan Egan's May 2 Washington Post story
Or the Forbes Magazine / PRNewswire-USNewswire story