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Day 1, Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Breakfast Sponsored by Priority-One/Veritext

Priority-One/Veritext

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

Welcome By Co-Chairs

John C. Garde, McCarter & English, Newark, NJ
David Katzenstein, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Newark, NJ
Christopher M. Placitella, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., Red Bank, NJ
Joel R. Clark, McGivney, Kluger & Cook, P.C., Florham Park, NJ

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

Pre-Trial Discovery – What Is Necessary To Support Elements of Important Motions?

Stephanie A. DiVita, The Law Firm of Pascarella DiVita, PLLC, Holmdel, NJ
Michael A. Macrides, Belluck & Fox, LLP, New York
Gary D. Van Lieu, O'Toole Scrivo Fernandez Weiner Van Lieu, LLC, Cedar Grove, NJ
Leah Kagan, Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC, Dallas

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Special Master Session

Agatha N. Dzikiewicz, Esq., Special Master, New Jersey Superior Court, Middlesex County, New Brunswick, NJ
Christopher M. Placitella, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., Red Bank, NJ
Joel R. Clark, McGivney, Kluger & Cook, P.C., Florham Park, NJ

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Rule 104 Hearing: The Underutilized Gatekeeper Tool

Moderator: John C. Garde, McCarter & English, Newark, NJ

Amber R. Long, Levy Konigsberg LLP, New York
Roy F. Viola Jr., Hawkins Parnell Young, LLP, New York

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

New Jersey Recent Court Rulings Affecting the Asbestos Litigation: Proving Cross-Claims, Forum Non Conveniens, Bankruptcy Trusts, Bare Metal, etc.

Moderator: David Katzenstein, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Newark, NJ

Jared M. Placitella, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., Red Bank, NJ
Ezra H. Alter, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Newark, NJ
Paul C. Johnson, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C., Mount Laurel, NJ

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

Lunch

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

Ethics – Mass Tort

John C. Garde, McCarter & English, Newark, NJ
Lynne M. Kizis, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., Woodbridge, NJ

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Update on Medical Issues in Mass Tort

Moderator: Joel R. Clark, McGivney, Kluger & Cook, P.C., Florham Park, NJ

Charles McGivney, McGivney, Kluger & Cook, P.C., Florham Park, NJ
Nathan D. Finch, Motley Rice LLC, Washington, DC

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Expert Reports – The Essential “Four Corners”

Moderator: Christopher M. Placitella, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., Red Bank, NJ

F. Alexander Eiden, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., Cherry Hill, NJ
Karen J. Stanzione, Reilly, McDevitt & Henrich, P.C., Cherry Hill, NJ

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

Networking Cocktail Party




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