Salvatore Graziano Discusses the Decline in Civil Jury Trials at the ACS National Convention
June 15, 2012
BLB&G partner Salvatore Graziano participated in the American Constitution Society’s (ACS) National Convention, which was held from June 14-16, 2012 in Washington D.C.
On Friday, June 15, Mr. Graziano was a featured member on a panel of over two dozen distinguished speakers entitled “Are Individuals Losing the Right to Trial by Jury?” As part of the program, Mr. Graziano discussed how changes in arbitration use and the growing cost of bringing a case to trial have contributed to the decline of civil jury trials. While the panelists agreed that the number of jury trials in civil cases is dropping, there was not a consensus as to whether this decline is a positive or negative trend.
With over fifteen years of experience, Mr. Graziano's practice focuses primarily on securities fraud class actions. He is one of the partners who oversees the firm's Subprime Litigation Practice Group, which serves to protect and vindicate shareholder and consumer rights arising from the mortgage meltdown and subsequent financial crisis. Mr. Graziano is currently serving as the President of the National Association of Shareholder & Consumer Attorneys.