Bridgewater, NJ (October 14, 2013) – Peter D. Hutcheon, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been appointed to serve as a member of the Editorial Board of Jurimetrics, The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, the oldest journal of law and science in the United States. Jurimetrics is the journal of the American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology Law and the Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology of the Arizona State University College of Law. Hutcheon previously served as Associate Editor (1974-1977) and Editor-in-Chief (1977-1981) of Jurimetrics. He also has held various leadership positions with the Section of Science and Technology Law, including serving as Chair (1980-1987).
“Peter’s active leadership will be central to furthering the mission of the American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology Law, which is to provide leadership on emerging issues at the intersection of law, science, and technology; to promote sound policy and public understanding on such issues; and to enhance the professional development of its members,” said Hugh B. Wellons, Chair of the Section.
Jurimetrics, first published in 1959 under the leadership of Layman Allen as Modern Uses of Logic in Law (MULL), is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the relationships between law, science, and technology in all areas, including physical, life, and social sciences; engineering, aerospace, communications, and computers; logic, mathematics, and quantitative methods; the uses of science and technology in law practice, adjudication, and court and agency administration; and policy implications and legislative and administrative control of science and technology. Jurimetrics was adopted as the name of the publication in 1966. The journal enjoys a circulation of more than 8,000, which includes all members of the ABA Section of Science and Technology Law.
Hutcheon practices primarily in the areas of business governance, commercial transactions, securities, banking and finance. He regularly counsels managements of public and private companies and banking institutions on governance matters. He also has particular expertise with respect to indemnification and insurance issues affecting directors and officers. Hutcheon represents clients seeking investment capital from private placements, venture capital and private equity deals, as well as firm commitment underwritten offerings of securities. Many of these financings involve high-tech businesses. Hutcheon is experienced with securities matters ranging from stock options to dividend reinvestment plans. He possesses extensive familiarity with bank regulatory matters and has worked on mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry. Hutcheon has considerable experience in corporate and financing transactions and has represented both buyers and sellers in public and private corporate acquisition transactions in deals involving some $1 billion.
Hutcheon received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Williams College and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.