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Day 1, Wednesday, April 01, 2020

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

Continental Breakfast and Registration

Breakfast Sponsored by Priority-One/Veritext

Priority-One/Veritext

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 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, Clark & Intoccia, P.C., Florham Park, NJ

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

Ethics in Mass Tort Litigation

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

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

State of the Docket

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

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

Refreshment Break

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

Mock Trial of a Mass Tort Cross Claims Case: Brief Statement of the Case

• Intro to Jury - Comments by the Jury Consultants and Counsel
• Statement of the Case by the Judge
Presiding Judge:
Hon. Jose L. Linares (Ret.), Former United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, McCarter & English, LLP, Newark, NJ

Robert F. Bettler, Jr., Ph.D., DecisionQuest, Atlanta
John C. Garde, McCarter & English, Newark, NJ
Christopher M. Placitella, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., Red Bank, NJ

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

Mock Trial - Opening Statements from the Plaintiff and the Defense

• Case Themes
• Telling the Story
Patricia Henrich, Reilly, McDevitt & Henrich, P.C., Cherry Hill, NJ
Dennis M. Geier, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., Philadelphia
Donald R. Gosnay, Hill Wallack LLP, Cherry Hill, NJ

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Mock Trial – Direct of Plaintiff/Cross Examination

• Case Themes
• Preempting the Opposition
• Telling the Story
Witness: Stephen DeNaro, McGivney, Kluger, Clark & Intoccia, P.C., Florham Park, NJ

Richard D. Picini, Caruso Smith Picini, Fairfield, NJ
Dennis M. Geier, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., Philadelphia
Donald R. Gosnay, Hill Wallack LLP, Cherry Hill, NJ

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

Mock Trial - Direct of Defendant/Cross Examination

• Building the Plaintiffs’ Case/Defending the Defendant’s Case
Witness: Ronald S. Suss, Caruso Smith Picini, Fairfield, NJ

Dennis M. Geier, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., Philadelphia
Donald R. Gosnay, Hill Wallack LLP, Cherry Hill, NJ
Kevin Hoffman, McGivney, Kluger, Clark & Intoccia, P.C., Florham Park, NJ

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

Refreshment Break

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Mock Trial – Presenting the Cross Claims

• Focusing on the Cross Claims
• Guiding the Jury to Decision
Kevin Hoffman, McGivney, Kluger, Clark & Intoccia, P.C., Florham Park, NJ
Thomas McNulty, McGivney, Kluger, Clark & Intoccia, P.C., Florham Park, NJ
Richard D. Picini, Caruso Smith Picini, Fairfield, NJ
Alexandra Caruso, Caruso Smith Picini, Fairfield, NJ
Charles McGivney, McGivney, Kluger, Clark & Intoccia, P.C., Florham Park, NJ

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

Mock Trial – Closing/Jury Instructions

Presiding Judge:
Hon. Jose L. Linares (Ret.), Former United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, McCarter & English, LLP, Newark, NJ

Patricia Henrich, Reilly, McDevitt & Henrich, P.C., Cherry Hill, NJ
Dennis M. Geier, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., Philadelphia
Donald R. Gosnay, Hill Wallack LLP, Cherry Hill, NJ
Robert F. Bettler, Jr., Ph.D. , DecisionQuest, Atlanta

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

Mock Trial - Jury Deliberation, Live Video Feed of Discussion

Robert F. Bettler, Jr., Ph.D. , DecisionQuest, Atlanta

4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Military Presentation

Thomas M. Toman, Jr., Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP, Red Bank, NJ

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

Networking Cocktail Reception




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April 01, 2020

7:45AM - 6:15PM

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