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Day 1, Wednesday, October 04, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome by Co-Chairs

Howard E. Jarvis, Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC, Knoxville, TN
R. Dean Hartley, Hartley Law Group, PLLC, Wheeling, WV
Chad D. Mountain, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, Philadelphia

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

The Growing Use of Genomics in Toxic Tort Litigation

• Benzene, Asbestos and Pharmaceutical Cases
Moderator:
Howard E. Jarvis, Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC, Knoxville, TN

Catherine Pyune McEldowney, Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC, Wilmington, DE
Kirk T. Hartley, LSP Group LLC, Chicago
Paul A. Bradley, Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC, Wilmington, DE
Debra A. Kaden, Ph.D., Ramboll Environ, Boston

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Update on Recent Benzene Litigation Cases: Novel Legal and Factual Issues

• Car Dealership Training
• Gas Station Cases
Levi W. Heath, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Los Angeles
R. Dean Hartley, Hartley Law Group, PLLC, Wheeling, WV

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Refinery/Facility Marine Loading Docks and Benzene Exposure

Eric Williams, Williams Law Office, LLC, Metairie, LA
Robert P. Scott, Blank Rome LLP, Houston

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Hall v. ConocoPhillips - Three Takeaways

Brett J. Young, Norton Rose Fulbright, Houston
Keith Patton, Patton Law, P.C., Albuquerque, NM

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Personal Jurisdiction: What the Bristol-Myers Squibb Decision Means for your Practice

• U.S. Supreme Court’s BNSF v. Tyrell Decision and Its Impact On Toxic Tort Cases
Stan Perry, Reed Smith LLP, Houston

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Be Careful What You Wish For: The Practical Implications of a Successful Personal Jurisdiction Challenge

• Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should
• What Factors Need to be Considered Before a Motion to Dismiss is Filed Based Upon a Lack of Personal Jurisdiction?
• Are Two Cases Really Better Than One For Your Client?
Larry Chilton, Chilton Yambert Porter, Chicago
Chad D. Mountain, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, Philadelphia
Holly Harris, Chevron Products Company, San Ramon, CA

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Ethics: The Legal Responsibility of Genetic Testing Results

D. Mark Jackson, Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum LLP, San Francisco
Dean T. Howell, Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC, Knoxville, TN

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Networking Cocktail Reception




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October 04, 2017

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