The Washington Post recent published an obituary for Francis McGovern, a pioneer in our field. His colleagues at Duke have posted  memories as well. I worked with Francis only briefly. He was among the too-rare ranks of scholar-practitioners in our field. No account of the landscape of mass tort settlement in the United States can properly be written without heavy reference to his thinking. I regret not having more time, more excuses to work with and learn from him.

MM