Nathan A. Schachtman

Lecturer in Law

Nathan A. Schachtman

Lecturer in Law

Nathan A. Schachtman’s legal practice focuses on scientific and statistical evidence in products liability, environmental, occupational disease, and other litigation. He has served as national coordinating, multi-district, trial, and appellate counsel in cases around the country. Schachtman has lectured and published widely on expert witness and other evidence issues. His interests include access to underlying research data, medico-legal causation and screenings, the reliability and admissibility of scientific proofs, and historian expert testimony. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He has served as a peer reviewer for the Federal Judicial Center, and, recently he wrote a teaching curriculum module for the National Academies of Science on the legal, regulatory, and scientific aspects of birth-defect causation claims for infants whose mothers took anti-depressant medications in pregnancy.

Schachtman clerked for the late Honorable H. Emory Widener, Jr. of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

In 1982, Schachtman earned his J.D. degree with high honors from Rutgers School of Law, where he was the articles editor of the Rutgers Law Journal and a teaching assistant for the school’s research and writing program. He had previously received an A.B. degree from Rutgers College in philosophy and biology.

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