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College of Law grad named president of N.O. Bar Association

December 3, 2010

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law graduate Brian P. Quirk, J.D. ’89, was installed as president of the New Orleans Bar Association on Nov. 18, at the Audubon Tea Room. The New Orleans Bar Association represents the interests of lawyers practicing in the New Orleans metropolitan area. The association was founded in 1924 and has 2,900 members.

At Loyola, Quirk was active in the law clinic, St. Thomas More Inn of Court, and Phi Delta Phi, the oldest legal fraternity in continued existence in the United States.

Quirk is the managing partner of Irwin, Fritchie, Urquhart & Moore LLC. Quirk’s law practice concentrates on products liability with an emphasis on pharmaceuticals, medical devices, asbestos and other toxic substances, and industrial products. His practice also includes insurance, casualty, professional liability, business and commercial litigation.

Quirk is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute and its Drug & Medical Device Committee, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and the New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel. Quirk is also active in the American Inns of Court (New Orleans Bar Association Chapter), and has served on the boards of various non-profit and community organizations in the New Orleans area, including the Louisiana Children’s Museum and the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

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