Fred B. Buck, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Philadelphia office, will speak at the American College of Trial Lawyers Spring Meeting on March 3, 2016. Fred will be a panelist for the session “It’s All a Matter of Proportion: The 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.” The panel will discuss the amendments, which are designed to make the civil litigation process more streamlined and less expensive. In addition, the panelists will explain how the amendments are expected to operate and what they are intended to achieve, focusing on four key areas: increased cooperation among counsel, more active judicial management, proportionality of discovery, and remedies for loss or destruction of electronically stored information.
Fred Buck has been an active litigator and trial lawyer for over 30 years. He is Chair of the firm’s Professional Liability Section. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Fred has represented clients in high exposure cases in many diverse areas of the law including general negligence, civil rights, product liability, professional liability, commercial motor vehicle, and construction site accidents. He has tried many jury and nonjury cases in the Courts of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, Berks, Bucks, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike and York Counties as well as in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. He has argued appeals in the Pennsylvania appellate courts and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has taught as an adjunct professor of law at the Villanova University School of Law. He has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer from 2004 through 2015.