Cary Silverman’s public policy work focuses on product liability, tort and consumer law, and civil justice reform. He regularly authors amicus briefs on behalf of national business, trade and other advocacy groups in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and state high courts.
Cary assists clients with a wide range of complex legislative and regulatory matters. He has testified before Congress and most state legislatures.
Cary has published over 30 articles in prominent law journals. His recent scholarship addresses “no-injury” lawsuits, federal preemption of tort claims, consumer litigation and punitive damage awards.
He has also published extensively on such issues as jury service improvement and judicial selection. He closely studies and has written widely read reports on trends in civil litigation, lawsuit abuse and legal reform.
Cary advises business groups and trade associations on CPSC regulations and policy, and he has prepared comments on proposed regulations and testified before the Commission.
Cary filed an amicus brief on behalf of manufacturers in the first legal challenge to the inclusion of inaccurate material on Saferproducts.gov, the CPSC’s online database of publicly-submitted reports of potential product hazards. He speaks with groups regarding trends in consumer product safety regulation.
Cary is an adjunct professor at George Washington University. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Administrative Law Review (American University) and George Washington University Undergraduate Law Review.
Cary is a recipient of the firm’s William G. Zimmerman Award in recognition of his sustained commitment to pro bono legal services. He has handled a wide range of pro bono matters and is an active member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.
- J.D., with honors, George Washington University Law School, 2000
- The Environmental Lawyer, Managing Editor
- Moot Court Board, Member
- M.P.A., George Washington University, 2000
- B.S., State University of New York College Geneseo, 1997 (Management)
- Student Government President
- Class President
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
- U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
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