Steven A. Karg, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be a panelist at 2010: A New Decade of Mass Torts, a seminar presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick. At this fast-paced new seminar, Federal and State Mass Tort Judges along with the Chief of the New Jersey Civil Court programs and two expert practitioners will conduct a round table rapid fire discussion, providing both the background information and specialized techniques attorneys need to handle this specialized area of litigation.
The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education was created in 1962 to help lawyers and judges increase their general professional competence, keep abreast of developments in the law, and become more proficient in selected areas of practice. A non-profit, completely self-supporting organization, NJICLE is a joint venture of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, and Seton Hall University. NJICLE presents more than 300 seminars each year throughout the State, publishes a wide variety of materials, and administers the Skills and Methods Course on behalf of the New Jersey Supreme Court. The Institute’s lecturers, authors, and advisors are the very best New Jersey attorneys, from both the bench and bar, representing every field of specialization and every type of practice. Their generous contribution of time, talent, and energy makes NJICLE’s high quality programs and publications possible. For more information or to register, visit www.njicle.com or call (732)214-8500.
Karg focuses his practice on commercial litigation with an emphasis on products liability defense. He has substantial experience defending manufacturers and/or distributors of a wide variety of products including prescription medications. He represents clients at both the trial and appellate level. He is the New Jersey counsel to Pfizer in the Celebrex/Bextra centralized litigation. He is also the New Jersey counsel to APP Pharmaceuticals and Abraxis BioScience, Inc. for several medications.
Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Karg was the Manager of Property and Facilities at Purolator Courier Corporation where he managed the company’s many facilities and supervised construction projects. Prior to that, he was a production supervisor and industrial engineer at the Colgate-Palmolive Company where he oversaw the production of personal care products.
Karg frequently speaks to various organizations about products liability issues, such as the American Bar Association, Meritas, Inc., New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association, New Jersey Defense Association, New Jersey Chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, New Jersey Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society, Northeast Pharmaceutical Attorneys and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. In addition, he has also authored many articles on various products liability and toxic tort issues.
Karg is President-Elect of the Somerset County Bar Association, a member of the New Jersey Defense Association (Former Chairperson, Products Liability Committee) and the Defense Research Institute (Member, Products Liability and Drug & Medical Device Committees).
Karg earned his J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University and his B.S., magna cum laude, from Trenton State College in Mechanical Engineering Technology.