BioMimetics Therapeutics founder and former CEO Sam Lynch last week was honored by the Harvard School of Dental Medicine for his work in the field. Lynch received his Distinguished Alumnus Award for his body of work in regenerative medicine and protein therapeutics and his philanthropic work. School officials say Lynch's work has produced about $5 million in royalties and other payments to Harvard.
Nashville attorney and trial consultant Phillip H. Miller will serve on the faculty of a national program on trial advocacy at Harvard Law School.
The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is sponsoring the program, to run March 10-14 and to be called “The Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course: Art of Persuasion.”
In addition, Miller, whose Phillip Miller & Associates firm is located in East Nashville, is on the faculty of AAJ’s national case planning and strategy seminar and workshop, Feb. 24-26, in Washington, D.C., and the Louisiana Association for Justice’s strategic case planning workshop on March 6 in Baton Rouge. He is the only Tennessee attorney to serve on the faculty of all three programs.
Miller focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury cases. He has practiced law since 1980 and is certified as a civil trial specialist of the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Given the massive deleveraging of public- and private-sector debt that lies ahead, and my continuing cynicism about the US political and legal system’s capacity to facilitate workouts, two or three years of slightly elevated inflation strikes me as the best of many very bad options, and far preferable to deflation. While the Fed is still reluctant to compromise its long-term independence, I suspect that before this is over it will use most, if not all, of the tools outlined by Bernanke.
I am skeptical that investment is currently depressed by perceptions of an anti-business climate. But if the average businessperson does in fact have the perception that recent Democratic administrations have been worse for business than Republican administrations, I suggest setting aside campaign rhetoric and looking at actual history... Investment will recover when the economy does.The broader question remains: Are today's entrepreneurs and corporations being properly incentivized to invest? Let us know what you think. [poll id="9"]