Howard R. Marsee, panel member with Upchurch Watson White and Max Mediation Group, has been inducted into the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters (ACAM). The Academy is the only national organization for special masters. Comprised of some 78 members, the selective Academy is limited to those who have been appointed by federal and state courts to serve as special masters. The ACAM members have served in a wide variety of complex cases such as mass torts, class actions, securities and antitrust cases.
Special Masters perform major functions in the civil justice system. As cases have become more complex and judicial budgets tightened, appointments to serve have become more common. For example, Kenneth Feinberg, an Academy member, was appointed to handle the Compensation Claims Commission for the relatives and survivors of the 9-11 disaster, distributing the multi-billion dollar fund for that purpose.
In November, Mr. Marsee attended the Academy's annual meeting and national education conference in San Francisco .