Theodore Van Itallie

Lecturer in Law

Theodore Van Itallie

Theodore
Van Itallie
Lecturer in Law

Taysen Van Itallie was associate general counsel of Johnson & Johnson from 1996 to 2009, with responsibility for global litigation and investigations. He is a former director of the Division of Law, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, where he was responsible for civil litigation and administrative proceedings for New Jersey.

He was a partner at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, where his practice consisted of trial and appellate work in patent, antitrust, complex commercial, product liability, and employment litigation in a host of industries, including pharmaceutical, medical device, medical diagnostic, shipping, real estate, entertainment, and publishing.

Van Itallie has experience as a mediator with the U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey, and the Panel of Certified Mediators. He was a member of the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, the New Jersey Panel, and the Technology Panel. Van Itallie has served as co-founder and former executive committee chair of the Chief Litigation Counsel Association, co-chair of the Civil Justice Reform Group Operating Committee from 2006 to 2008, and as an executive committee member of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution from 2006 to 2008. He was a member of the board of directors of the American Tort Reform Association from 2006 to 2008, a member of the European Justice Forum, the co-founder and president of the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance, and is a member of the Board of the New York advocacy group Fund For Modern Courts.

He is a 1977 graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was Kent and Stone Scholar, and a 1973 graduate of Harvard College.