Mealeys National Asbestos Conference (ASBCON)

Venue: The Four Seasons Hotel

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 08, 2005
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Conference Chaired by

Edward J. McCambridge, Esq., Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd, Chicago

Joseph F. Rice, Esq., Motley Rice LLC,
Mt. Pleasant, SC

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 $1295 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)768-0880, 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*

• Early-Bird registration — by 8/8/05 $300 off — $995

• Corporate Discount — $200 off — $1095

• Additional registrants from the same firm or company — $150 off — $1145

• Government employees — one-third off — $865

• Sitting judges — attend free

• Paralegals — two-thirds off — $435

* Cannot be combined with any other offer.

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.

Cancellation Policy

Registrants who cancel on or before September 15th will receive a full refund. Registrants canceling from September 6th-12th will receive a full credit towards another Mealey’s conference. Cancellations made after September 12th 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.

Hotel Accommodations

The Four Seasons Hotel is located at One Logan Square, just 30 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport. Attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 215-963-1500. When making reservations, indicate that you are attending Mealey’s National Asbestos Litigation Conference, September 19-20, 2005. A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at a rate of $215 a night for a single or double room. The cut-off date for this rate is August 19th. 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.

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.

Monday, September 19, 2005

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Edward McCambridge, Segal McCambridge Singer
& Mahoney

Joseph Rice, Motley Rice

9:15 Legal & Financial Aspects of Proposed Federal Asbestos Legislation

Moderators: Joe Rice, Motley Rice and Edward McCambridge, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

Sarah Fox, ALF-CIO and Of Counsel, Bredhoff & Kaiser

Additional speakers to be announced

10:45 Morning Break

11:00 The Constitutional Implications of Federal Asbestos Legislation

Speakers to be announced

11:45 Networking Luncheon

12:45 State Legislative Effort Wrap-Up

Mark Behrens, Shook Hardy & Bacon

Bryan Blevins, Provost * Umphrey Law Firm

Ann Marie Sferra Vorys, Bricker & Eckler

1:45 Asbestos Abroad – An International Affair

Mona Lisa Wallace, Wallace & Graham

Additional speaker to be announced

2:45 Asbestos Bankruptcy – Life Beyond Pre-Packs

Edward Houff, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Company

3:45 Afternoon Break

4:00 Insurance Coverage Issues in Asbestos Litigation

Simon Wright, Equitas

5:15 Networking Reception

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

8:00 Optional Bonus Session: Trends in Search and Retrieval of Internal Work Product in the Law Firm

8:00 Continental Breakfast

For those not attending the Optional Bonus Breakfast Session

9:00 “Non-traditional” Defendants Becoming the Norm in Asbestos – A Roundtable Discussion

Christian Gannon, Segal McCambridge, Singer & Mahoney

John Spillane, Baron & Budd

10:15 Morning Break

10:30 The Cost of Taking Ownership – Facing Successor Liability Issues in Asbestos Litigation

Speaker to be announced

11:30 Ethical Issues in Asbestos Litigation

William Greaney, Covington & Burling

12:30 Adjourn