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Transcript: Opioid Litigation Panel


On February 17, 2023, the University of Richmond Law Review hosted a symposium entitled Overlooked America: Addressing Legal Issues in Rural America. A portion of the event focused on the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States, including the causes and effects of certain actions taken by players in the pharmaceutical industry. The Opioid Litigation Panel, transcribed below, brought together four of the most prominent leaders in the fight for justice in the opioid epidemic: Mr. Rick Mountcastle, Mr. Paul Farrell, Mr. Eric Eyre, and Professor Patrick McGinley. The University of Richmond Law Review was so honored to have these individuals speak at the symposium and is thrilled to publish their powerful discussion below.


Rick Mountcastle *

Paul Farrell **

Eric Eyre ***

Patrick C. McGinley ****

* Former United States Attorney, Western District of Virginia

** Attorney, Farrell & Fuller

*** Pulitzer Prize winning journalist

**** Judge Charles H. Haden II Professor of Law, West Virginia University College of Law