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The “State” of Sanctions One Year after Amendment of the Federal Rules

Speaker(s): Ronald J. Hedges, Tami Lyn Azorsky
Recorded on: Nov. 30, 2016
PLI Program #: 200902

Nationally recognized for exceptional client service, Tami has earned a reputation for creative and highly-effective litigation strategies. Her clients have included large multinational defense, chemical, energy, and construction industry clients, among others. Her practice spans the areas of occupational and environmental exposure, environmental litigation, False Claims Act litigation, healthcare fraud litigation, and challenges to federal agency actions and regulations. She addresses issues involving constitutional, statutory, and regulatory disputes in federal and state courts, through arbitration, and before administrative agencies.

As a Washington, DC-based litigator working for clients in highly regulated industries that often need action from either the executive or legislative branch to conduct business or resolve disputes, Tami has developed extensive facility with the constitutional and statutory limits on executive and legislative authority.  She is highly experienced in developing multi- faceted strategies that bring together the U.S. and foreign constitutions, interstate compacts, and the statutes and common law governing the delegated authorities to and separation of powers among the branches of the federal government. Because she has decades of experience addressing issues with inherent public and media sensitivities, she is highly experienced in coordinating responses on behalf of her clients to calm the concerns of regulators, courts, stockholders, and other constituencies.

Ms. Azorsky serves as co-chair of the firm's US Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice.  She serves on the Board of Directors, and spearheaded the development and implementation of the firm's proprietary project management and budgeting software, designed to improve budget estimates, matter management, and efficient delivery of client service.

Ms. Azorsky is committed to diversity in the profession. She was the co-founder of the McKenna Long & Aldridge mentoring program for law students through the Georgetown University Women of Color Collective and a long term board member of the Hispanic National Bar Foundation.

Ronald J. Hedges, J.D., is a Senior Counsel with Dentons US LLP. He served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. Mr. Hedges is a frequent writer and speaker on various topics related to, among other things, electronic information and is the lead author of Managing Discovery of Electronic Information: A Pocket Guide for Judges, Third Edition (Federal Judicial Center: 2017), He is also the Co-Senior Editor of The Sedona Conference Cooperation Proclamation:  Resources for the Judiciary, Third Edition, His full biography is available at