HarrisMartin's Southern California Wildfires and Mudslide Litigation Conference Agenda

Day 1, Tuesday, May 08, 2018

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

Continental Breakfast and Registration

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

Welcome By Co-Chairs

Lexi J. Hazam, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco
Robert J. Nelson, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco
Rahul Ravipudi, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, Los Angeles
Mark P. Robinson Jr., Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., Newport Beach, CA

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

Fire Litigation 101

Frank M. Pitre, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, San Francisco
Gregory P. Waters, Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack, Los Angeles
Dave Fox, Fox Law APC, Solana Beach, CA

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

Factual Background to Thomas Fire & Mudslides

Dave Fox, Fox Law APC, Solana Beach, CA
Alexander Robertson IV, Robertson & Associates, LLP, Westlake Village, CA
Matthew S. McNicholas, McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP, Los Angeles

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

Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Inverse Condemnation and Other Common Legal Issues

Lexi J. Hazam, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco
Gerald Singleton, Singleton Law Firm, Solana Beach, CA

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

Business Claims & The Economic Loss Rule

Sarah R. London, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco
Lexi J. Hazam, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco

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

Lunch

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

Science of Mudslides

Lyssa Amy Roberts, Panish Shea & Boyle, Los Angeles
Noah J. Finnegan, Associate Professor, Physical & Biological Sciences, Earth & Planetary Sciences Department, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Robert A. Curtis, Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis, LLP, Santa Barbara, CA

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

Refreshment Break

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

Wrongful Death and Injury Claims

Rahul Ravipudi, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, Los Angeles
Alison E. Cordova, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, Burlingame, CA

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

Class Claims

Robert J. Nelson, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco
A. Barry Cappello, Cappello & Noël, LLP, Santa Barbara, CA

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Risk Management

Frank M. Pitre, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, San Francisco

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

What’s Happening in Sacramento: Legislative Update

Michael A. Kelly, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, San Francisco
Frank M. Pitre, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, San Francisco

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Networking Cocktail Reception