William Marler, an accomplished personal injury lawyer and national expert in foodborne illness litigation, is visiting UW-Madison on February 8. He has been a major force in food safety policy in the United States and abroad, and with his partners at Marler Clark, has elevated the role of personal injury attorney from ambulance chaser to consumer champion and advocate for change. His advocacy for better food regulation has led to invitations to address international conferences on food safety, including recent testimony before the U.S. Congressional Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Marler will hold an interactive seminar with UW-Madison students at 4 p.m. on February 8th in the Microbial Sciences Building, 1550 Linden Drive, Room 6201.
Later that evening, from 7:30-9 p.m., he will present a lecture, entitled “Chasing the Ambulance Away: Reshaping the Role of the Personal Injury Lawer in Society and the Law,” in the Great Hall at Memorial Union. The public is invited to attend the lecture.\
Marler’s visit is being sponsored by UW’s Food Research Institute, the Food Science Club, the Saddle & Sirloin Club, the Medical Microbiology & Immunology Club, the Microbiolgy Club, the Health Law-Student Association, The Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), the Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS), and the Office of Corporate Relations.