Donald G. Gifford is the Edward M. Robertson Research Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law whose principal research and teaching specialties are torts, products liability, and mass torts. Gifford earlier served as dean of the law school. He is the author or editor of several books, including a leading torts casebook and the definitive five-volume treatise on tort law, and numerous articles. Gifford served as a student organizer for the late Democratic Ohio Congressman John Seiberling’s first campaign in 1970. After serving as the Chair of the Maryland Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission in the early 1990s, he later advised both the National Paint and Coating Association (now the American Coatings Association) and DuPont on childhood lead poisoning prevention legislation and mass tort litigation.