Mealeys Mold Litigation Conference (MLD CON)

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 16, 2005 End Date/Time: Jun 17, 2005
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Conference Chaired by

Edward Eshoo, Jr., Esq., Childress Duffy Goldblatt, Ltd., Chicago

V. Robert Denham, Esq., Powell Goldstein LLP, Atlanta, GA

Registration Fee

The registration fee includes continental breakfast each day, one luncheon, attendance at all conference sessions, a copy of the conference handbook on CD, networking reception, and coffee breaks. The registration fee is $1145 for the first attendee.

How to Register

Fax is the best way to enroll, allowing us to attend to your registration immediately. Please fax this form to (610)768-0303, call 1-800-MEALEYS, (610)768-7800, e-mail or mail this form with payment to Mealey Publications, P.O. Box 62090, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0230. Receipt of payment guarantees your registration.

Special Discounts

• Corporate Discount — $200 off — $945

• Additional registrants from the same firm or company — $150 off — $995

• Government employees — one-third off — $765

• Sitting judges — attend free

• Paralegals — two-thirds off — $380

Special Needs

Should you have any special needs, please contact Mealey’s at least three weeks prior to the conference, to allow us time to make reasonable accommodations.

Hotel Accommodations

The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey is located at 4375 Admiralty Way, just 20 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport. Attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 310-823-1700. When making reservations, indicate that you are attending Mealey’s Mold Litigation Conference, June 16-17, 2005. A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at a rate of $235 a night for a single or double room. The cut-off date for this rate is May 25th. After that date, this rate will be offered based on space availability. Please note, there are a limited number of rooms in our room block so make your reservations early.

For alternative hotels and rates, please call us at (610) 768-7800.

Cancellation Policy

Registrants who cancel on or before June 2nd will receive a full refund. Registrants canceling from June 3rd-June 9th will receive a full credit towards another Mealey’s conference. Cancellations made after June 9th will be subject to a 25% administrative fee; the remaining amount will be credited towards another Mealey’s conference. Credits must be used within one year of the date of issuance. Attendees who are paid in full and do not attend the conference forfeit a refund or a credit voucher. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Conference on Audiotape

If you cannot attend this conference, take advantage of our new audiotape conference service. For more information call 1-800-MEALEYS or e-mail

CLE Credit

Credits will be available from all states with mandatory requirements. For more information visit and click on ‘CLE Credit’, or call 1-800-MEALEYS.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please call 1-800-MEALEYS for more information on exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.

Speakers, sessions and times may be subject to last-minute changes.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9:15 Case Round-up – Current Developments
& Decisions in Mold Litigation

Marlo Orlin Leach, Powell Goldstein

Stephen Mullins, The Law Ofiices of Alwyn H. Luckey

10:15 Morning Break

10:30 Review of the Current Status of the Medical
Literature on Mold

Bryan Hardin, PhD, Principal, GlobalTox, Inc.

Additional speaker to be announced

11:30 The Dos & Don’ts of Testing

Philip Morey, PhD, MS, CIH, Vice President, Microbiology, Air Quality Sciences, Inc.

Edward Light, CIH, President, Building Dynamics LLC

12:30 Networking Luncheon

1:45 Technical Aspects of Remediation

Frank Silva, Akerman Senterfitt

Arthur Edge, Law Offices of Arthur Edge, III

Patrick Rafferty, MSPH, CIH, President, Rafferty & James, Inc.

2:45 Expert Admissibility - The Latest Developments in
the Battle of the Experts

Voris Johnson, Powell Goldstein

Jeff Bouma, Law Offices of Jeff Bouma

3:45 Afternoon Break

4:00 Strategies & Techniques for Prosecuting & Defending
a Mold Claim - A Point-Counterpoint Debate

Michael Duffy, Childress Duffy Goldblatt

Patrick Perrone, McCarter & English

Kevin Smith, Wood Smith Henning & Berman

Additional speaker to be announced

5:15 Networking Reception

Sponsored by JAMS

Friday, June 17, 2005

8:00 Continental Breakfast

9:00 The State of the Insurance Market

Michael Levine, Hunton & Williams

Robert Rosenfeld, PhD, CPCU, Managing Director, America Risk Management Resources Network

David Schack, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham

10:15 Morning Break

10:30 Strategies in Mold Litigation – Break-Out Sessions

Moderators will lead discussions focusing on the hot-button issues in mold litigation faced in your day-to-day practice

Plaintiff Moderator: Michael Childress, Childress Duffy

Defense Moderator: Stephen Henning, Wood Smith Henning & Berman

(Please indicate Plaintiff or Defense on your registration form. Breakout sessions will be closed to preserve the integrity of the discussion.)

12:00 Adjourn