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Robert Klonoff Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

November 30, 2018

  • Jordan D. Schnitzer Professor of Law Robert Klonoff

Robert Klonoff, Jordan D. Schnitzer Professor of Law, recognized for his scholarship in class action litigation, civil procedure, and appellate litigation, has received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of law from Who’s Who in America. The award is granted to those who have been included in a Marquis Who’s Who publication for 20 or more years, worked at least 30 years in a particular field, and received multiple awards related to their particular field of expertise.

Klonoff served as Dean of Lewis & Clark Law School from 2007 – 2014. He is the author of a leading casebook on class actions, published by Thomson West, and the author of the West Nutshell on class actions. He is also the co-author of a leading text on trial advocacy and co-author of a West Nutshell on federal appellate practice. He has also written numerous articles on class actions and other topics.

He has lectured throughout the United States and in several foreign countries about class actions and appellate litigation. He is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) and served as an Associate Reporter for the ALI’s class action project, “Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation.”

Klonoff is a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and served as a Reporter for the 2005 National Conference on Appellate Justice. He is also an elected member of the International Association of Procedural Law, and serves as an advisory board consulting editor of Class Action Litigation Report (BNA).

In 2011, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., appointed Professor Klonoff to serve as the academic member of the United States Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. He was re-appointed by Chief Justice Roberts in May 2014 for a second three-year term, which ended in 2017. In 2013, Professor Klonoff was awarded the Oregon Consular Corps’ individual award for international engagement.

Klonoff has argued eight cases before the United States Supreme Court, including Gentile v. Nevada Bar and Kungys v. United States, and has argued dozens of cases in other federal and state appellate courts throughout the country. In addition, he has served as an expert witness on class action issues in numerous federal and state court cases, including the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon oil spill litigation, the National Football League Concussion litigation, and the Volkswagen Clean Diesel Litigation. He has personally represented clients on both the plaintiff and defense side in more than 100 class actions. His pro bono cases have included death penalty, civil rights, and veterans’ rights cases.

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