2nd Annual Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series

Sep 26 2013 8:00 pm
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 5:30pm
Omni Providence Hotel, One West Exchange Street, Providence, Rhode Island

RWU Law presents:  “From Lawyer to Fishmonger – What’s the Catch?” featuring Jan R. Schlichtmann, Esq.

Jan R. Schlichtmann is one of the country’s most notable plaintiff’s attorneys, specializing in the area of complex civil litigation. In 1986, he received national recognition for his representation of eight Woburn, Massachusetts families against W.R. Grace and Beatrice Foods for the contamination of the Woburn City water supply by industrial chemicals. The case was chronicled in Jonathan Harr’s 1996 bestseller, “A Civil Action,” which in 1998 became a major motion picture starring John Travolta as Mr. Schlichtmann.Responding to the environmental and economic challenge of our time, Mr. Schlichtmann recently embarked on a new career in oceanic research and innovation.  Taking inspiration from the natural world and working through his startup, Oceanic Innovations, LLC, he hopes to seed sustainable 21st Century harbor front development and marine industry based on the latest principles in ecological engineering, green chemistry, and biomimicry.  Believing that the interplay between food, energy, and water use is determinative of our quality of life, Mr Schlichtmann is driven by the desire to work with others in developing a vitalizing industrial metaphor that is symbiotic with nature.

Seating is limited – Registration is required.

Limited student transportation is available from RWU Law in Bristol to the Omni Providence Hotel.  RWU Law students must register for the lecture and indicate if they wish to take the transportation from Bristol. The coach bus will depart from RWU Law at 4:30 p.m.