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Day 1, Wednesday, January 30, 2019

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Welcome by Co-Chairs - Form Before Substance: Major Rule Changes, Procedures and Process

Robin Symons, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP, Miami
Neil D. Overholtz, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL
Stephanie O’Connor, Douglas & London, P.C., New York

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

Rule 30(6)(b): Changes Proposed

Moderator: Neil D. Overholtz, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL

Jennifer M. Hoekstra, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL
Douglas C. Monsour, Monsour Law Firm, Longview, TX
Robert J. Drakulich, The Drakulich Firm, San Diego
Zachary L. Wool, Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix LLP, New Orleans

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

The Court, Special Masters, Lien Resolution Administrators and Claims Administrators: Roles and Responsibilities Pre- and Post-Settlement

Moderator: Robin Symons, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP, Miami

Ellen K. Reisman, Reisman Karron Greene LLP, Washington, DC
Gary J. Russo, Jones Walker LLP, Lafayette, LA
Hon. David R. Herndon, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, East St. Louis, IL
Randi S. Ellis, Randi S. Ellis, LLC, Baton Rouge, LA
David Smith, BrownGreer PLC, Richmond, VA
William Mulvey, Vice President, Garretson Resolution Group, Charlotte, NC

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

2018 Rule Changes and Recent Impact

Moderator: Stephanie O’Connor, Douglas & London, P.C., New York

Brenda S. Fulmer, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, West Palm Beach, FL
Joseph VanZandt, Beasley Allen Law Firm, Montgomery, AL
Emily C. Jeffcott, Morgan & Morgan, PA, Pensacola, FL

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

Marriot Data Breach

Daniel S. Robinson, Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., Newport Beach, CA
Jeremiah Frei-Pearson, Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP, White Plains, NY
Lance August Harke, Harke Law, Miami

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

Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Rule 23 Changes and Impact on Class Settlements

Moderator: Robin Symons, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP, Miami

Ethan P. Greene, Reisman Karron Greene LLP, Washington, DC
A.J. de Bartolomeo, Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman LLP, San Francisco
Howard M. Bushman, The Moskowitz Law Firm, Coral Gables, FL
Julie Braman Kane, Colson Hicks Eidson, Coral Gables, FL

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Personal Jurisdiction in a Post-BMS World

Moderator: Stephanie O’Connor, Douglas & London, P.C., New York

Lance August Harke, Harke Law, Miami
Robert J. Drakulich, The Drakulich Firm, San Diego

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

MSP Litigation

Moderator: Neil D. Overholtz, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL

Gary J. Russo, Jones Walker LLP, Lafayette, LA
Randi S. Ellis, Randi S. Ellis, LLC, Baton Rouge, LA
Shannon P. McKenna, Clarke Silverglate, P.A., Miami
Valerie B. Greenberg, Akerman LLP, Miami

12:30 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.

Lunch - 3M Combat Earplug and Hearing Loss Litigation

Douglass A. Kreis, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL
Evan Buxner, Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., Edwardsville, IL

1:25 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Welcome from Co-Chairs - MDL Hot Topics

Neil D. Overholtz, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL
Stephanie O’Connor, Douglas & London, P.C., New York

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

Mass Torts 101

Moderator: Neil D. Overholtz, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL

Mike Morgan, Morgan & Morgan, PA, Orlando, FL
Douglas C. Monsour, Monsour Law Firm, Longview, TX
Jonathan M. Sedgh, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., New York
Srivatsa V. Gupta, International Litigation Services, Inc., (ILS), Pensacola, FL

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

Preemption Landscape – Waiting on Fosamax

Moderator: Neil D. Overholtz, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL

Hon. David R. Herndon, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, East St. Louis, IL
Nicholas J. Drakulich, The Drakulich Firm, San Diego
Paul J. Pennock, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., New York
Bradley D. Honnold, Goza | Honnold, L.L.C., Overland Park, KS
Shannon Pennock, Pennock Law Firm, Jersey City, NJ

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Water Contamination

Moderator: Stephanie O’Connor, Douglas & London, P.C., New York

Gale D. Pearson, Pearson, Randall & Schumacher, P.A., Minneapolis
Carla Burke Pickrel, Baron & Budd, P.C., Dallas
Louise R. Caro, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, New York
Scott Summy, Baron & Budd, P.C., Dallas
Rebecca G. Newman, Douglas & London, P.C., New York

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Marketing for 2019: Strategies To Succeed in a Highly Competitive Industry & Mass Tort Updates for Q1

Steve Nober, Founder and CEO of Consumer Attorney Marketing Group (CAMG), Woodland Hills, CA

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Valsartan/Zostovax

Moderator: Stephanie O’Connor, Douglas & London, P.C., New York

Ruben Honik, Golomb & Honik, P.C., Philadelphia
Michael Goetz, Morgan & Morgan, PA, Tampa, FL
Daniel Nigh, Levin Papantonio, Pensacola, FL
Steve Nober, Founder and CEO of Consumer Attorney Marketing Group (CAMG), Woodland Hills, CA

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Essure/Taxotere

Moderator: Neil D. Overholtz, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL

Emily C. Jeffcott, Morgan & Morgan, PA, Pensacola, FL
Ben Gordon, Levin Papantonio, Pensacola, FL
Erin Copeland, Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, Houston
Jennifer M. Hoekstra, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL
Daniel Thornburgh, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL
Marcus Susen, Koch Parafinczuk Wolf Susen, P.A., Coral Gables, FL

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

PPI, Talcum Powder, Hip Implants & Gadolinium

Moderator: Stephanie O’Connor, Douglas & London, P.C., New York

R. Jason Richards, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL
Joseph Osborne, Osborne & Francis Law Firm, PLLC, Boca Raton, FL
Douglass A. Kreis, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL
Lindsey Cheek, The Cheek Law Firm, LLC, New Orleans

5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Sex Abuse (#metoo)

Shannon Pennock, Pennock Law Firm, Jersey City, NJ
Lisa Lee, Andrus Wagstaff, Denver
Lyndsay Markley, The Law Office of Lyndsay A. Markley, Ltd, Chicago
Paul J. Pennock, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., New York
Richard Schulte, Wright Schulte LLC, Dayton, OH

5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Networking Cocktail Party

Networking Cocktail Reception is Sponsored by Garretson Resolution Group.

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