EIGHT LAW FIRMS have been selected as members of the plaintiffs’ steering committee to coordinate the consolidated civil litigation stemming from the February 1993 World Trade Center terrorist bombing.
The committee, officially established July 29 includes as the liaison counsel Blair C. Fensterstock of the New York office of Atlanta’s Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. Plaintiffs filed some 177 suits against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the building, for negligence and poor security.
The plaintiffs are seeking a total of about $ 2 billion in damages for injuries and business interruption.
The other members of the committee include Lewis A. Kaplan and Brad S. Karp of New York’s Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Howard Goldstein and Cyrus M. Diamond of New York’s Sullivan & Liapakis; Abraham Fuchsberg and Ari M. Gross of New York’s Fuchsberg & Fuchsberg; Richard Glazer and Gerard F. Belz Jr. of the New York office of Philadelphia’s Cozen & O’Connor; Victor A. Kovner and Sharon Schneier of New York’s Lankenau, Kovner & Kurtz; Richard S. McGowan of New York’s Rheingold & McGowan; and Jerrold S. Parker and Herbert L. Waichman of Great Neck, N.Y.’s Parker & Waichman.