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Day 1, Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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

Continental Breakfast and Registration

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

Welcome by Co-Chairs

Richard Arsenault, Neblett, Beard & Arsenault
Jennifer A. Moore, Moore Law Group, PLLC, Louisville, KY
Eric D. Holland, Holland Law Firm, St. Louis
Aimee H. Wagstaff, Andrus Wagstaff, Denver

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

Sex Abuse and Human Trafficking

Moderator:
Jayne Conroy, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, New York

Panelists:
Paul J. Pennock, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., New York
Lyndsay A. Markley, The Law Office of Lyndsay A. Markley, Ltd., Chicago
Victoria J. Maniatis, Sanders Phillips Grossman, LLC, New York
Shannon Pennock, Pennock Law Firm LLC, New York

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Instructive Guidance for Navigating Today’s Mass Tort Landscape I

• Exit Strategies (Papering the Deal/Lien Resolution)
• Privilege Log Challenges
• Video Taping Trials for Perpetuation
• Live Satellite Transmission of Trial Testimony

Moderator:
Gary J. Russo, Jones Walker LLP, Lafayette, LA

Panelists:
Thomas R. Anapol, Anapol Weiss, Philadelphia
Blake Deady, President, Archer Systems, LLC, Houston
Will Shapiro, Executive Chairman, Archer Systems, LLC, Austin, TX
Ginger Susman, Executive Chairman, Archer Systems, LLC, Denver
Scott Freeman, Co-Executive Chairman, Archer Systems LLC, Houston

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Instructive Guidance for Navigating Today’s Mass Tort Landscape II

• ESI (Artificial Intelligence/Predictive Coding vs. Search Terms)
• Digital Production - What to Request and How to Manage
• Litigation Funding on Both Sides of the “V” - Proposed Disclosure Requirements and Ethical Rules

Moderator:
Stephen Herman, Herman Herman & Katz, L.L.C., New Orleans

Panelists:
Robert J. Drakulich, The Drakulich Firm, San Diego
Lynn Luker, Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, L.L.C., New Orleans
Sarah Paszkiewicz, CEO, Paszkiewicz Court Reporting & Records Retrieval, Maryville, IL
Joseph Thorpe, Chief Executive Officer, International Litigation Services, Inc. (ILS), Irvine, CA

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

Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Mass Tort “Death Penalty” Issues - Key Recent Developments

• Jurisdiction: Personal and Subject Matter
• Preemption: Express and Implied
Daubert: Shield and Sword

Moderator:
Hon. Harvey Brown (Ret.), The Lanier Law Firm, Houston

Panelists:
Kenneth W. DeJean, The Law Offices of Kenneth W. DeJean, Lafayette, LA
Nicholas J. Drakulich, The Drakulich Firm, San Diego
Travis Lenkner, Keller Lenkner LLC, Chicago
Scott A. Powell, Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, Birmingham, AL
Justin Presnal, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, Alton, IL

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

Roundup Litigation (Including an Analysis of Bifurcation, Multi‐Plaintiff Trials & Sanctions)

Moderator:
Aimee H. Wagstaff, Andrus Wagstaff, Denver

Panelists:
Jennifer A. Moore, Moore Law Group, PLLC, Louisville, KY
Eric D. Holland, Holland Law Firm, St. Louis
Robin L. Greenwald, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., New York
R. Brent Wisner, Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, P.C., Los Angeles
Robin McCall, Senior Director, Marketing & Public Relations, Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, P.C., Los Angeles
Jeffrey Travers, The Miller Firm, LLC, Orange, VA

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

Lunch is Sponsored by Archer.

Archer

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Rapid Fire Mass Tort Landscape Updates I

• Mesh (Hernia/Transvaginal)
• Hips
• IVC
• Xarelto
• Essure

Moderator:
Eric D. Holland, Holland Law Firm, St. Louis

Panelists:
Dawn M. Chmielewski, Neblett, Beard & Arsenault
Erin Copeland, Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, Houston
Todd Matthews, Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., Edwardsville, IL
Todd Campbell, Neblett, Beard & Arsenault

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

3M Combat Hearing Protection

• Prior & Current Litigation
• MDL Status
• Jurisdictional Issues
• Defenses
• Damages

Moderator:
Todd Matthews, Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., Edwardsville, IL

Panelists:
Yvonne M. Flaherty, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P., Minneapolis
Adam Pulaski, Pulaski Law Firm PLLC, Houston
Rachel Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm, New York
Raymond C. Silverman, Parker | Waichman LLP, New York

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

Refreshment Break

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

Talc Ovarian Cancer/Mesothelioma Litigation

• Bankruptcy Status
• Sweeping Removal Activity
• Trial Scorecard
• MDL Update
• State Court Activity

Moderator:
Eric D. Holland, Holland Law Firm, St. Louis

Panelists:
Jayne Conroy, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, New York
James M. Williams, Chehardy Sherman Williams, Metairie, LA
Lindsey Cheek, The Cheek Law Firm LLC, New Orleans

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

Rapid Fire Mass Tort Landscape Updates II

• Opioids
• PPI
• Zostavax
• Gadolinium
• Onglyza
• Risperdal

Moderator:
Jennifer A. Moore, Moore Law Group, PLLC, Louisville, KY

Panelists:
Erin Copeland, Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, Houston
Jayne Conroy, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, New York
Yvonne M. Flaherty, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P., Minneapolis
Victoria J. Maniatis, Sanders Phillips Grossman, LLC, New York
Dustin C. Carter, Neblett, Beard & Arsenault

5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Networking Cocktail Reception

Networking Cocktail Reception is Sponsored by Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP.

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP




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