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Day 1, Friday, March 02, 2018

7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:20 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Welcome by Co-Chairs and Opening Remarks

Paulina do Amaral, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco
Jayne Conroy, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, New York
Shelly Sanford, Watts | Guerra LLP, Austin, TX

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

A Journalist’s Perspective on the Opioid Problem

Julia Lurie, Mother Jones, San Francisco

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

Who are the Entity Plaintiffs and What are the Causation Theories?

Moderator: Paulina do Amaral, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco

Mikal C. Watts, Watts Guerra LLP, San Antonio
Tommy Fibich, Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, Houston

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

State Court Opioid Litigation Updates & Liability Theories

Mark P. Robinson Jr. , Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., Newport Beach, CA
Shayna E. Sacks, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, New York
Rhon Jones, Beasley Allen, Montgomery, AL
Mike Gallagher, The Gallagher Law Firm, LLC, Houston

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

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

MDL 2804: Litigation Update

Steven Skikos, Skikos, Crawford, Skikos & Joseph, LLP, San Francisco
Paul J. Hanly Jr. , Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, New York
Paulina do Amaral, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco
Jeff Gaddy, Levin Papantonio, Pensacola, FL

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Insurance and Bankruptcy Issues in Opioid Litigation

Barry I. Buchman, Haynes and Boone, Washington, DC
Carla Green, Haynes and Boone, Dallas

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch with Keynote Speaker: The Opioid Crisis Trends in Recovery

Introduction by Melissa L. Stewart, Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP, New York

Bob Forrest, VH1’s Celebrity Rehab Addiction Specialist, Program Founder, Alo House Recovery Centers, Malibu, CA

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Case for Distributor Liability

Moderator: Shelly Sanford, Watts Guerra LLP, Austin, TX

Erin Nowell, Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, Dallas
Reagan E. Bradford, The Lanier Law Firm, Houston

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

Damage Theories for Governmental Entities and Hospitals

Jayne Conroy, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, New York
David McMullan, Barrett Law Group, P.A., Lexington, MS
Aimee H. Wagstaff, Andrus Wagstaff, Denver
Shelly Sanford, Watts | Guerra LLP, Austin, TX

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

Refreshment Break

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

Theories for Approaching Class Actions and Individual Actions on Opioid Over-Prescription Cases

Mark P. Chalos, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, Nashville, TN
James D. Young, Morgan & Morgan, PA, Jacksonville, FL
A.J. de Bartolomeo, Gibbs Law Group LLP, Oakland, CA

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Theories For Abatement of a Public Nuisance

Derek W. Loeser, Keller Rohrback Law Offices LLP, Seattle
Anne Andrews, Andrews and Thornton, Irvine, CA

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Generational Issues and Addiction Health Services Approaches to Substance Abuse Disorder for Veterans, Youth, Adults, Neo-Nates and the Elderly

Greg Williams, M.A., Facing Addiction, Danbury, CT
John M. Restaino, D.P.M., J.D., M.P.H. , Senior Of-Counsel Attorney, Sanders Phillips Grossman, Denver
Kimber Falkinburg, PRS-S, Founder and Director, Spread Hope Like Fire
Anna Lembke, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult), Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Networking Cocktail Reception

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