Mealeys National Asbestos Litigation Conference (ASBCON0904)

Venue: The Westin Hotel

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 20, 2004 End Date/Time: Sep 21, 2004
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Monday, September 20, 2004



8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast



8:45 Introduction and Opening Remarks

David Austern, Claims Resolution Management Corporation

Joseph Rice, Motley Rice



9:00 Asbestos Legislation In 2004-2005: What Does the Future Hold for Federal and State Initiatives? A Panel Discussion

Timothy O’Reilly, President and Executive Director, The National Mass Action Defense Resource Center

Barry Direnfeld, Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman

Bryan Blevins, Provost * Umphrey Law Firm

Damon Silvers, American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFLCIO)



10:15 Morning Break



10:30 Ethical Questions Part I: Issues Relating to
Screenings


Robin Harvey, Baker & Hostetler

Laura Welch, MD, Medical Director, Center to Protect
Workers’ Rights

Lester Brickman, Professor of Law, Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law



12:00 Ethical Questions Part II: Are There Limits On Marketing and Referral Cases?

David Austern, President, Claims Resolution Management Corporation



12:30 Networking Luncheon



1:30 Asbestos Appellate Rulings During the Past Year

Alan Rich, Baron & Budd



2:00 Recent Trends In Asbestos Claims Filings

B. Thomas Florence, PhD, President, Analysis Research Planning

Raji Bhagavatula, Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman Inc.

Robert Riley, Schiff Hardin

Mark Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm



3:00 Afternoon Break

3:15 Asbestos Bankruptcy Update and Which Asbestos Defendants Are Next In Line for Section 524(g)

Elihu Inselbuch, Caplin & Drysdale

Joseph Rice, Motley Rice

Roger Frankel, Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman

Mark Plevin, Crowell & Moring



5:00 Networking Cocktail Reception



Tuesday, September, 21, 2004



8:30 Continental Breakfast



9:00 A Financial Analyst’s View of the Asbestos World

Speaker to be announced



10:00 Morning Break



10:15 Do the Means Justify the Ends? Forecasting Claims, Rates of Return and Delivering Equity

Mark Lederer, Chief Financial Officer, The Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust



11:15 Domestic and Foreign Insurance Companies: Will Asbestos Insurance Be Collectible?

James Sottile, Baach Robinson & Lewis

Scott Gilbert, Gilbert Heintz & Randolph



12:15 Adjourn

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