Partner Laurence Pulgram Successfully Introduced Resolution Countering "Judge-Shopping" During ABA Annual Meeting

Representing the ABA Litigation Section, Fenwick’s Laurence Pulgram introduced Resolution 521 during the recent ABA Annual Meeting. The resolution counters “judge-shopping,” a practice in which litigants strategically select districts and judges to secure favorable outcomes. The House of Delegates achieved consensus to endorse the random assignment of federal judges to cases, emphasizing that forum-shopping, especially in divisions with a single judge, undermines judicial fairness. 

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