Matt Garretson is the founder and CEO of Garretson. He received his B.A. from Yale University and his law degree at Kentucky’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law.
Matt has served as the special master or administrator of settlement funds throughout the country in environmental disaster, product liability, civil rights and other cases. His work in these areas includes notice, program design, claims administration, healthcare lien resolution, and post-settlement medical monitoring.
Matt frequently speaks and writes on a range of issues affecting individual and mass tort settlements and is the author of the legal text book Negotiating and Settling Tort Cases.
Jason Wolf is the co-founder of Garretson and focuses his attention on project development.
Jason takes great pride in the company's leading position of recognizing issues in the changing landscape of healthcare providers’ role in settlements. Jason's role in building strong business relationships with federal agencies, all state agencies, private health care plans and third party recovery contractors has assisted in the company's success in facilitating fair agreements between interested parties (plaintiff, plaintiff counsel, defense, health care plan). Jason provided extensive operational and management experience that was instrumental in GRG’s role in pioneering the field of third party Medicare Compliance in both single event and mass tort settlement programs. By identifying the needs of the settlement community and designing proprietary work flow processes, methodologies and systems, GRG built a practice that now employs over 400 professionals to serve its national client base.
Jason has lectured to attorney and healthcare organizations on various subjects related to lien resolution and settlement administration. Jason earned his graduate and undergraduate degrees from Eastern Michigan University.
Drew Dixon is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Garretson Resolution Group (GRG). In this role he manages GRG’s finance function, including accounting, financial planning & analysis, tax, treasury, financial reporting, human resources, investor relations, strategic planning, pricing, resource allocation and operational support.
Drew joined GRG in 2014, bringing more than 20 years of financial experience, including nearly a decade as CFO of Inmar, where he was named CFO of the year by the Triad Business Journal. Drew also served as a Senior Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1990 to 1995. A Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina, Drew holds a BS in Accounting from Wake Forest University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Matt Francis is the head of Garretson Resolution Group’s healthcare compliance and lien resolution business.
Matt joined the company in August 2008 as a Litigation Manager and in subsequent years and positions led and reorganized the departments responsible for all state and private medical lien resolution, as well as all company-wide medical record review.
Matt came to GRG from Ernst and Young, where he served clients in the firm’s Technology, Communications, and Entertainment practice. Matt holds a B.S., cum laude, from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.
Amy Gernon, Director and Special Counsel on Mass Torts for Garretson Resolution Group (GRG), provides settlement advisory and consulting services to GRG's mass tort clients as part of the complex settlement client development team.
Amy joined GRG in 2015, having previously worked for more than six years as an attorney for Faegre Baker Daniels in Minneapolis, MN, a law firm focusing on intellectual property, business litigation and multi-district litigation. Prior to that, Amy served as a law clerk to three federal judges in the District of Minnesota: Judge Richard H. Kyle, Judge Joan N. Ericksen, and Judge Donovan W. Frank. Amy gained significant mass tort experience in her five-year career clerkship with Judge Frank during the Guidant MDL litigation, which resulted in a $240 million settlement involving 8,550 claimants.
Amy received her B.A. in English from Grinnell College in 1994 and her J.D. from the University of Michigan in 2000.
William C. Mulvey, Vice President and Special Counsel of Garretson Resolution Group (GRG), leads GRG’s consulting practice, as well as its complex settlement business development team.
At GRG, William is responsible for leading engagements that provide a broad range of settlement advisory and administrative services to our clients, such as: claims valuation, allocation methodology, and the design and operation of administrative programs for mass tort settlements and the resolution of other complex disputes.
William began at GRG in 2013, having previously served as deputy to attorney Kenneth Feinberg, when Mr. Feinberg served as administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. William also served Mr. Feinberg as an advisor in his capacity as the Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation for the U.S. Treasury Department, a role in which he was charged with setting compensation standards and amounts for executives at firms receiving assistance through the program.
He received his B.A. from Saint Louis University in 2002 and his J.D. with honors from Fordham Law School in 2005, where he was a member of the editorial board of theFordham Urban Law Journal and a recipient of the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award. He began his legal career in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP with the firm’s compensation and benefits practice.
Lea Morris, Director & Special Counsel, Mass Torts, is a part of Garretson Resolution Group’s (GRG) complex settlement development team, providing settlement advisory and consulting services to our mass tort clients.
Prior to joining GRG in 2013, Lea practiced for seven years at Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty and Proctor P.A. in Pensacola, Florida where she was an attorney in the firm's mass torts department. Lea oversaw and ran several litigations and their subsequent settlements during her time at Levin Papantonio including Gadolinium, Trasylol and Avandia. Due to her experience practicing mass torts, Lea brought a unique, client-based perspective to the GRG team. From mid-2006 through 2009, while practicing law, Lea also co-hosted a daily news program called The Daily Left on GoLeft.tv, the most popular progressive news video website at that time.
Lea received her B.A. from the University of West Florida in 2002 and her J.D. from Cumberland School of Law in 2006.
Charles Medlin, Asbestos and Private Healthcare Compliance Attorney for Garretson Resolution Group (GRG), educates attorneys on the obligations regarding health care lien resolutions, ensuring compliance on reimbursement actions involving ERISA, FEHBA, Medicare Advantage Organizations, Supplemental Medicare/Medicaid, Worker’s Compensation and other governmental liens.
Charles joined GRG in 2011, having previously clerked for Judge Sam J. Ervin IV of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and providing analysis on subrogation and anti-subrogation published by the American Bar Association. Charles earned his B.A. degree in French and Political Science from Appalachian State University and his J.D. degree from the Charlotte School of Law. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar.
Nick D’Aquilla is a leader on Garretson Resolution Group’s complex settlement development team, providing settlement advisory and consulting services. Nick received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and his J.D. from the Southern University Law Center. In 2016, he will receive his LLM in Health Law from Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Law.
Nick has extensive experience driving success in multiple operational and commercial business units of Garretson, including in-depth work on the Deepwater Horizon Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement.
He previously served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Louisiana Department of Justice.
Brenda Stephenson advises firms throughout the country on mass tort program design and implementation solutions as a leader of Garretson Resolution Group’s business development team. Brenda obtained her B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002.
Brenda joined GRG in 2014 after ten years with The James Street Group of companies, including The Plaintiff’s Resource where served as The Operations Director and was responsible for the operational performance of all aspects of the company’s lien resolution business.
Dan Docherty, Senior Vice President of Garretson Resolution Group (GRG), is accountable for ensuring smooth implementation of settlement terms, ensuring GRG meets its responsibilities to plaintiffs, defendants, and courts. In conjunction with other members of the Executive Team, Dan also uses client input to provide strategic direction and leadership for future GRG services.
Dan started at GRG in 2010. Previously, Dan was an officer of a privately held healthcare company. In this role, he oversaw all commercial activities and led a team of more than 250 people. Additionally, Dan has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, corporate due diligence and strategic planning.
He obtained his BA degree from Miami University and his MBA from Xavier University. He has also completed professional management programs at the University of Michigan and Dartmouth University.
Joe Juenger, Director of Class Action Services for Garretson Resolution Group (GRG), is responsible for the design and implementation of settlement plans. Joe designs settlement plans for both class action and private mass tort aggregate settlements, including actions related to personal injury, defective drugs and medical devices, environmental toxic torts, and mass accidents. In this role, Joe serves as a neutral third-party expert to objectively and equitably allocate aggregate settlement funds among thousands of claimants, designing practical, efficient, and compliant resolution paths to assist attorneys, judges, and special masters nationwide.
Joe has designed and implemented programs for the resolution of more than 60 aggregate settlements, encompassing more than 50,000 individual claimants and the disbursement of more than $2 billion in settlement funds. This work has given him a comprehensive understanding of the many moving parts in complex litigation and aggregate settlements, including the terms of master settlement agreements, claimant correspondence and releases, claims intake and evaluation protocol, trust instruments and disbursement controls, healthcare lien resolution, and the resolution of probate and bankruptcy matters.
Joe joined GRG in 2007, having previously worked for a Fortune 500 financial services corporation. Joe earned his undergraduate degree in operations management from Miami University, his J.D. from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, manga cum laude, and his MBA from Xavier University. He has also studied software development at University of California- Los Angeles.