Mealeys Practical Skills Series: Toxic Tort Litigation (Toxic)

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 02, 2003
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Monday, September 29, 2003



7:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast



8:30 Introduction and Opening Remarks

Michael Drumke, Schiff Hardin & Waite

Esther Berezofsky, Willams Cuker & Berezofsky



8:45 Effective Management of Toxic Tort Litigation

Margaret Byrne, Swanson Martin & Bell

Additional speakers to be announced



9:30 Procedural Issues

PLAINTIFF PERSPECTIVE: Speaker to be announced

DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE: Michael Pratt, Pepper Hamilton

JUDICIAL PERSPECTIVE: Hon. Louis Bechtle, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Conrad O'Brien Gellman & Rohn



10:15 Morning Break



10:30 Emerging Areas of Toxic Tort Litigation - Keeping up with the Trends

James Messer, Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Echsner & Proctor

John McMeekin, Rawle & Henderson

Additional speakers to be announced



11:30 Understanding the Concerns of the Plaintiff Client

Seth Lesser, The Law Offices of Gene Locks



12:00 Luncheon and Keynote Address - Tort Reform



1:30 Understanding the Concerns of the Corporate Client

Cynthia Antonucci, Harris Beach

Additional speaker to be announced



2:00 Corporate Witnesses and Corporate Discovery

Matthew Fischer, Schiff Hardin & Waite



2:30 Records, Documents & E-Discovery

James Gordon, Vice President Global Information Technology, Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations

Jonathan Redgrave, Jones Day



3:30 Afternoon Break



3:45 Ethics Presentation - Multi-client Representations

Janet MacDonell, Deutsch Kerrigan & Stiles

Additional speaker to be announced



4:45 Insurance Primer - Coverage

POLICYHOLDER PERSPECTIVE: Matthew Jacobs, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart

CARRIER PERSPECTIVE: Speaker to be announced



5:30 Networking Reception

"Finals to the Firm" - Everything You Need to Know to Survive at a Law Firm

Raymond Millien, Piper Rudnick

Calvin Gladney, Real Estate Counsel, BRIDGE Housing Corporation



Tuesday, September 30, 2003



8:00 Continental Breakfast



8:30 The Admissibility of Scientific and Medical Evidence

MODERATORS: Esther Berezovsky and Mike Drumke

Peter Barrett, M.D., Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine & New England Medical Center

Howard Sandler, MD, President, Sandler Occupational Medicine

Ronald Gots, MD, PhD, International Center for Toxicology & Medicine

David Cugell, Bazley Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School

Additional speakers to be announced



10:30 Morning Break



10:45 Identifying and Preparing Your Experts - Panel and Mock Direct & Cross Examination

PLAINTIFF PERSPECTIVE: Benjamin Shein, Shein Law Center

DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE: Stephen Imbriglia, Hecker Brown Sherry and Johnson

EXPERT: Howard Sandler, MD, President, Sandler Occupational Medicine



12:30 Adjourn


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