All complex litigation, including intellectual property, business, environmental, and employment matters.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE
Judge Sarokin’s 17 years on the federal bench were preceded by 25 years as a litigator representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all types of complex litigation, resulting in experience in almost all fields of the law. Judge Sarokin has authored more than 2,000 written opinions, settled approximately 3,000 cases and presided over more than 1,000. During his federal tenure, he was involved in numerous class action suits, every conceivable federal claim coming before the courts, and a panoply of state issues arising under diversity jurisdiction.
While serving as a judge, he was a favorite among lawyers for his knowledge, patience, courtesy, quickness and sense of humor, and his courtroom was coveted as the most pleasant place in which to try a case.
FEDERAL REPORTS PUBLISHED OPINIONS
In addition to his many unpublished decisions, opinions by Judge Sarokin have been published in the Federal Reports on the following subjects: cigarette litigation/the Cipollone case; ERISA; age discrimination; environmental claims; race discrimination (individual and class action suits); EPA violations; building contracts; Education of the Handicapped Act; FDIC; and many other subjects.
ORGANIZATIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Twice appointed Chair of the Third Circuit Judicial Conference
Twice selected as Chair of the Quadrennial National Conference of Federal Judges
Appointed by Chief Justice Rehnquist to Judicial Conference Committees on judicial improvements, automation, judicial administration and case management
Listed in Who’s Who In America and Who’s Who in the Law
Author of numerous law review articles