Clergy Sexual Abuse Cases
Part of defense lead team responsible for the defense of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, a corporation sole, in over 600 cases alleging sexual abuse, negligent supervision, respondeat superior, battery and other claims of economic and personal injuries. Settlement “czar” responsible for closing $60 million settlement of 45 clergy sexual abuse cases in 2006 and $660 million settlement of 517 clergy sexual abuse cases in 2007 and 2008. Negotiated settlements with multiple insurance carriers for the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Prepared key motions in limine in connection with various clergy trials. Prepared good faith motions for settled cases. Formulated fact and evidence-gathering plan for constitutional challenge to SB 1774, the clergy sexual abuse revival statute. Primary role in researching and preparing Los Angeles Archdiocese's Report to the People of God: Clergy Sexual Abuse, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, 1930-2003 (http://www.bishop-accountability.org/usccb/natureandscope/dioceses/reports/losangelesca-rpt.pdf).