Title: Senior Advisor
Education: J.D., John Marshall Law School
B.S., Business, University of Illinois
Intersections between molecular science and law are increasingly frequent and important for strategic planning, and Kirk Hartley provides consulting services in those areas, with a specific focus on long latency diseases such as various cancers. Most of Mr. Hartley’s 35 years of experience have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on the opportunities and risks and related to mass torts and long latency diseases.
Mr. Hartley’s career includes negotiating for and advising clients on asbestos and other product liability claims, insurance coverage for policyholders, and inter-company battles regarding “shared” insurance rights, fraudulent conveyance issues, product recall obligations, and tort resolution trusts. He has served clients in commercial and tort venues around the country and in various private arbitrations and overseas claims. In providing consulting and expert witness testimony, Mr. Hartley is able to draw from his clients having gone to judgment in lawsuits and arbitrations involving fraudulent conveyance claims, issues arising from underlying tort litigation, indemnification rights and obligations, manufacturing operations, and insurance recovery claims.
In addition to his consulting work, Mr. Hartley is a member of the external Advisory Board to the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and serves as a pro bono direct for a not for profit focused on the legal rights of persons with cancer, Triage Cancer.
Since 2008, Mr. Hartley has published an independent blog, GlobalTort.com.