October 16-17, 2023
Touro Law Center
225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722

Co-Sponsored by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Sponsorship opportunities are available.


Touro University Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, in conjunction with the Touro Law Review and co-sponsored by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is holding a two-day conference on legal and public health aspects of the opioid epidemic on October 16 and 17, 2023.

Join us as we get an inside look at the historic five-month jury trial in Suffolk County presided over by Hon. Jerry Garguilo, the first in the United States to include all parties in the pharmaceutical supply chain, from manufacturers to wholesale distributors to retail sellers. Explore how settlement funds are currently being used to address the opioid epidemic and what we can anticipate in the future.

Experts from the legal, academic, and healthcare fields, as well as community activists will join together as we examine opioid litigation and settlements across the country. We will examine what the outcomes of litigation (or possible outcomes for unresolved litigation) mean for combating the opioid epidemic and for developing legal strategies and regulations to respond to future public health crises.


HONORABLE JERRY GARGUILO - The Honorable Jerry Garguilo has served as a Supreme Court Justice in Suffolk County since January 2009. He currently manages dockets designated Commercial, Asbestos, and the Coordinated Opioid Litigation.

PROFESSOR ABBE R. GLUCK - Abbe R. Gluck is the Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law and the founding Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School. She is also Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine) at Yale School of Medicine and a Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale. Professor Gluck has written about opioid litigation in a number of scholarly articles.

Additional speakers will be announced in September.

Courtyard by Marriott Long Island/Courthouse Complex
11 Court House Dr., Central Islip, NY 11722

Touro Law has secured a discounted hotel within walking distance to the law school at the Courtyard Marriott Long Island/Courthouse Complex. Rooms have been arranged for a group rate of $150 per night from Sunday, October 15 through Wednesday, October 18, 2023. The last day to book at this rate is Friday, September 29. Book your room today.


Day one: 4 NY CLE Professional Practice Credits available for attending attorneys. Day two: 3 NY CLE Professional Practice Credits available for attending attorneys.  Attorneys wishing to attend CLE Courses at or through Touro Law Center may apply for tuition assistance.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact events@tourolaw.edu or call (631) 761-7006.

*Government Employee and Judicial discounts are available.

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