LexisNexis presents: Wall Street Forum: Mass Tort Litigation (WSTCON)

Venue: The Carlyle Hotel

Location: New York, New York, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 19, 2005 End Date/Time: Oct 19, 2005
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Conference Chaired by

Mitchell M. Breit, Esq., Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman LLP,
New York

James A. Lowery III, Esq., Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP, Dallas

Registration Fee

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 mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com 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 8/31/05 — $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.

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 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.

Hotel Accommodations

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.

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 mealeyseminars@lexisnexis.com

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.

CLE Credit

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

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