Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is proud to announce that Seamus C. Duffy has been elected as a member of the prestigious American Law Institute (ALI), the leading independent organization working to promote the clarification, modernization and simplification of United States common law.

Duffy is the chair of Drinker Biddle’s Communications Litigation Practice Group and a longtime veteran of numerous large-scale consumer class actions, as well as other complex business litigation matters, especially in the telecommunications industry. “We are extraordinarily proud to have another representative from our firm as a member of this storied and distinguished organization,” said Alfred W. Putnam, Jr., Chairman of Drinker Biddle. “Seamus is sure to make substantial contributions to ALI's ongoing work in preserving and protecting our common law system.”

Duffy is now one of approximately 3,000 judges, lawyers and legal scholars across the country to serve as an ALI member. In this role, he will take an active part in ALI’s activities, including through the submission of comments on drafts, serving on consultative groups and advising on ALI projects and debating and voting on the Institute’s work at Annual Meetings.

“I am truly honored to have been selected to be a member of the the American Law Institute,” said Duffy. “This is a tremendous opportunity to assist in ensuring that U.S. law remains relevant and fair for all in our rapidly changing society and culture.”

Duffy regularly lectures on trial advocacy at programs sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He has also lectured at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on litigation, trial practice and ethical issues arising from the representation of corporate clients. He joined Drinker Biddle in 1988 following a one-year clerkship in the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.