LexisNexis presents: Wall Street Forum: Mass Tort Litigation (WSTCON)
Venue: The Carlyle Hotel
|Event Date/Time: Oct 19, 2005||End Date/Time: Oct 19, 2005|
Mitchell M. Breit, Esq., Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman LLP,
James A. Lowery III, Esq., Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP, Dallas
The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, a luncheon, attendance at all conference sessions, a copy of the conference handbook on CD, networking reception, and coffee breaks. The registration fee is $1095 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
• Early-Bird registration — by 8/31/05 — $300 off — $795
• Corporate Discount — $200 off — $895
• Additional registrants from the same firm or company — $150 off — $945
• Government employees — one-third off — $730
• Sitting judges — attend free
• Paralegals — two-thirds off — $365
*Cannot be combined with any other offer.
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.
Registrants who cancel on or before October 5th will receive a full refund. Registrants canceling from October 6th-October 12th will receive a full credit towards another Mealey’s conference. Cancellations made after October 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.
The Carlyle Hotel is located at 35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue, just 30 minutes from LaGuardia Airport and an hour from JFK International Airport. Attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 212-744-1600. When making reservations, indicate that you are attending LexisNexis® presents Wall Street Forum: Mass Tort Litigation, October 19, 2005. A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at a rate of $395 a night for a single or double room. The cut-off date for this rate is September 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.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2005
8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Mitchell Breit, Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman
James Lowery, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham
9:15 Identification & Definition Tools for Mass Torts
Robert Gordon, Weitz & Luxenberg
John Bridger, Strong Pipkin Bissell & Ledyard
10:15 The Morphing Mass Tort Landscape – What Factors Have Changed The Business of Mass Torts in Recent Years?
Mark Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm
Neil Goldberg, Goldberg & Segalla
Linda Mullenix, PhD, Morris & Rita Atlas Chair in Advocacy, University of Texas School of Law
11:30 Issues of Funding and Bankruptcy Concerns
Sander Esserman, Stutzman Bromberg Esserman & Plifka
James Ferguson, Director of Risk Management & Assistant General Counsel, Halliburton Company
Additional speakers to be announced
12:30 Luncheon & Keynote Address
Has Tort Reform Helped or Hurt Corporate America
Melvyn Weiss, Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman
2:00 In the Line of Fire – Identifying the Targets
in the Sights
Michael Ramirez, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham
Blair Hahn, Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman
3:00 The Insurance Coverage Components of Mass Tort Litigation
Richard Fields, Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky
Additional speaker to be announced
4:00 When All Hell Breaks Loose – Responding to Crisis
David Ernst, Bullivant Houser Bailey
Hugh Hilton, Managing Director, Catalyst, LLC
Colby Walton, Vice President, Account Manager, Cooksey Communications
Jack Drake, Whatley Drake, LLC
5:30 Networking Reception