(Washington, D.C.)—Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) and the Chair of its Legal Policy Advisory Board, Jay B. Stephens, are pleased to announce that Heather A. Pigman, a partner with Hollingsworth LLP, has joined WLF’s Board.

Heather has 25 years of experience developing defense strategies in class actions, centralized and consolidated proceedings, and high-stakes litigation involving toxic tort, pharmaceutical, tobacco, medical device, RICO, personal injury, and consumer protection cases. She also routinely works with cross-disciplinary teams to formulate and coordinate medical and scientific defenses for large scale litigation matters. Heather frequently writes and speaks on complex civil litigation and has done so several times for WLF.

“We are honored that Heather has joined our Advisory Board,” said WLF Executive Director Glenn Lammi. “She can provide us unique insights from her strategic approach to litigation in areas of significant focus for WLF such as expert evidence, class-action certification, and consumer protection. Heather also shares WLF’s conviction that legal victories for the cause of free enterprise can be achieved not only in court, but also through educating policy makers on the bench and in regulatory agencies,” Lammi added.

WLF’s Legal Policy Advisory Board includes over forty distinguished professionals from the business, legal, academic, and public-policy communities who serve on a volunteer basis.