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Ronald W Kessler
A lawyer-lobbyist with Jones Day Reavis & Pogue in Austin Texas, who acts as lead lawyer for the tobacco industry in their product liability programs.
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1986 Oct 7: He is from Surrey & Morse (headed by David Morse and Walter Sterling Surrey)
This is now a subsection of Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, the massive Washington-based legal lobby firm is heading a massive consortium of law firms put together by the tobacco industry to attack the product liability laws in Texas. The group carries the name "Texas Ad Hoc Group".
Ron Kessler (JDRP in Austin) and Jon Newton (of Clark Thomas Winters & Newton in Austin) appear to be the team leaders, with a number of Texas law firms also involved..