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Executive Director of the Center for Justice and Democracy

New York Law School

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Joanne Doroshow, Executive Director

Joanne Doroshow is the founder and executive director of the Center for Justice & Democracy and co-founder of Americans for Insurance Reform (AIR). She is also Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, where she teaches "Civil Justice Through the Courts. An attorney, Doroshow has worked on civil justice issues since 1986, when she directed an insurance industry and liability project for Ralph Nader. Together, they developed some of the first educational materials used to fight "tort reform" around the country including Goliath: Lloyd's of London in the United States (1988) and Safeguarding Democracy: The Case for the Civil Jury (1992).
Doroshow founded CJ&D in 1998. As CJ&D Executive Director, she has testified before the U.S. Congress many times and appeared before numerous state legislatures around the country. She has written or co-authored numerous CJ&D studies and White Papers on civil justice issues including Premium Deceit: The Failure of "Tort Reform" to Cut Insurance Prices, The CALA Files: The Secret Campaign by Big Tobacco and Other Major Industries to Take Away Your Rights, The Bitterest Pill, and The Racial Implications of Tort Reform. She also edited Lifesavers: CJ&D's Guide to Lawsuits that Protect Us All, The Secret Chamber, Workers Compensation- A Cautionary Tale, How the Civil Justice System Protects Environmental Health and many other CJ&D publications.
Doroshow is a nationally recognized civil justice expert, frequently appearing on television and radio programs on CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, C-SPAN, and NPR. She is regularly quoted in newspapers nationwide, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and Los Angeles Times. Doroshow has film and television production experience as well. She was one of the producers of the 1992 Academy Award-winning documentary, The Panama Deception, and has worked on the theatrical, broadcast and video distribution of a number of films. In 1994 and 1995, she was a Segment Producer and Coordinating Producer for TV Nation, the Emmy Award-winning humorous political show by Michael Moore. She was also a Coordinating Producer of the documentary SiCKO (2007) and an Associate Producer of Fahrenheit 9/11.
From 1981 through 1985, Doroshow was lead counsel and spokesperson for TMI Alert, a community group working to block the restart of the TMI-1 nuclear reactor after the 1979 Three Mile Island accident and whose case reached the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1992, she worked on the successful Supreme Court appeal of the Karen Silkwood case. From 1989 to 1990, Doroshow was the director of California-based Bhopal Justice Campaign, a coalition of community groups and leaders fighting for statewide support for victims of the India gas disaster.

When the Insurance Industry Covets Our Rights | [cached]

By Joanne Doroshow, Center for Justice and Democracy at New York Law School

Airbnb and Discrimination: Why It’s All So Confusing | [cached]

"You can really prove a pattern or practice of discrimination [through a class action] and show it is systemic," says Joanne Doroshow, executive director at the Center for Justice and Democracy at New York Law School.

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According to Joanne Doroshow, executive director of New York Law School's Center for Justice and Democracy, change will only follow if cases like Selden's prove successful. "Class-action cases have been the only effective way to prove and remedy systemic discrimination because you can't prove a pattern of behavior with individually filed cases," she said.

Regulators circle VW, as Kenneth Feinberg stakes out his newest challenge | [cached]

Joanne Doroshow, executive director of the Center for Justice and Democracy at New York Law School, said she's concerned about the precedent the funds set for future disasters and scandals that could warrant mass litigation.

"Increasingly, companies, it seems, are thinking of it that way, and ... ultimately I think it threatens our democratic system," she said.

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