District of Columbia Fellow Reuben A. Guttman has co-authored a new book, “Pretrial Advocacy,” to be released by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. The volume, which was also written by Rutgers Professor J.C. Lore, discusses the “unwritten rules” of pre-trial preparation and grapples with the challenges of efficiently developing cases that can stand up to jury scrutiny in the face of overflowing demand, even though 90% of civil cases never make it to trial.
The Guttman, Buschner & Brooks founding partner has spent 36 years tackling high-profile cases against oil refineries, pharmaceutical organizations, and prisons using laws such as the False Claims Act and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Guttman started his legal career as counsel for the Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO, and is known for his work with whistleblowers. He is also a familiar figure in the academy and the press–when he isn’t giving his time to Emory University School of Law as an adjunct professor, journal advisor, or board member, he’s writing for or being quoted in more than 30 journals and media outlets as varied as The New York Times and Peking University Public Interest Law Journal. Mr. Guttman’s international experience stretches from the U.S. federal government, where he has testified before Congress and advised President Clinton’s transition team, to as far away as China, where he has spoken about Chinese labor laws at the Dutch Embassy and lectured at universities in Shanghai and Beijing.
Read more about “Pretrial Advocacy” here.