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Legal Superstar Pamela Gilbert Named to Advisory Council of the American Museum of Tort Law
Winsted, CT. October 20, 2016 - Attorney Pamela Gilbert, a partner in the Washington D.C. law firm Cuneo, Gilbert and LaDuca, LLP has joined the advisory council of the American Museum of Tort Law (AMTL).
“I am so excited to be associated with the American Museum of Tort Law. I have spent my career working to keep the courthouse doors open for consumers, and I’m thrilled to join with the museum to help educate the public about how the civil justice system protects us all,” Gilbert said.
Ms. Gilbert has over twenty-five years of experience in consumer advocacy in Washington, DC. She has testified before the U.S. Congress over 50 times and has made dozens of appearances in national print and electronic media. President Obama tapped Pamela to head his transition team for the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Ms. Gilbert focuses her practice on government relations matters. She represents a wide variety of clients before Congress, the Executive Branch, and multiple Regulatory Agencies. She is one of the leading advocates in Washington, DC, working to preserve access to the civil justice system for both individuals and businesses.
Ms. Gilbert headed up the lobbying effort to pass the “Raechel and Jacqueline Safe Rental Car Act,” which was signed into law by President Obama on December 4, 2015. The law, named after sisters who were killed in an unrepaired recalled rental car, would prohibit the rental of cars under a safety recall unless the defect has been repaired.
Previously, Pamela served as Executive Director of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (1995-2001), the agency’s senior staff position. She also served as Consumer Program Director at the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (1984-1989) where she specialized in civil justice and consumer protection issues. Between 1984 and 1989 she worked for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch, one of Washington’s largest consumer advocacy organizations, first as Legislative Director and then as Executive Director and was chosen as Consumer Advocate of the Year by the Trial Lawyers’ Association of Metropolitan Washington in 1995.
“We are delighted that Pamela Gilbert has joined our advisory board” said Richard L. Newman, Executive Director of the Museum. “Pam brings a wealth of experience, ideas, and vision, which will help the Museum further extend our mission of educating the public about the benefits of tort law and trial by jury.”
The American Museum of Tort Law opened in September 2015 to rave reviews. The Museum is a unique mix of historic displays and engaging experiences that illustrate the workings and effects of Tort Law to protect our fundamental consumer rights and inspire a sense of future possibilities for the welfare of our society. The Museum creates educational partnerships that extend interactive and hands-on learning experiences.