The NYCAL defense bar has elected Suzanne Halbardier and Judy Yavitz as NYCAL defense liaison counsel last week. Suzie and Judy join Peter Dinunzio and Kerryann Cook in representing the defense bar’s interests in one of the most active asbestos jurisdictions nationwide. Liaison counsel works closely with the NYCAL Coordinating Judge and Special Master to ensure cases are handled fairly and expeditiously. Specifically, they are tasked with coordinating discovery procedures, organizing monthly defense meetings to address ongoing issues, and disseminating communications between the Coordinating Judge and all defendants.
Suzie is an esteemed trial attorney with over 30 years’ experience defending both large and small companies throughout all facets of toxic tort and asbestos litigation. She has tried many cases to verdict in New York state and federal courts. Suzie’s experience, integrity and dedication will make for a fantastic addition to a group of esteemed liaisons.