In case you missed the announcement yesterday on Overlawyered, Ted Frank is leaving the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers on May 6 to take a new job--
I'm pleased to announce that I'm taking a dream job: on July 1, I will start at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research as a resident fellow and director of the AEI Liability Project. I should continue writing for Overlawyered, but I'll also have the additional time and freedom to do longer and more comprehensive articles and books, as well as the opportunity to work with scholars on empirical and public policy research on litigation reform issues and questions. In the words of Glenn Reynolds, I've taken the Boeing, though I'm not sure that metaphor works for a lawyer taking a paycut.
Since it's a rare event that a lawyer finds a "dream job," I plan to question Ted further about his new career as a professional tort reformer sometime next month. It will take the form of a written Q-and-A that I'll post here. In the meantime, you can learn more about the AEI Liability Project by reading its mission statement.