HarrisMartin's DNA and Molecular Evidence in Toxic Torts Conference: A Scientific Revolution in Asbestos, Benzene and Environmental Litigation

Conference Agenda

Day 1, Thursday, March 27, 2014

7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:20 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Welcome By Co-Chairs

Howard E. Jarvis, Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC, Knoxville, TN
Kirk T. Hartley, LSP Group LLC
Theodore P. Ray, ExxonMobil Corporation, Houston

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Daubert and the Admissibility of Gene Expression Testing

Howard E. Jarvis, Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC, Knoxville, TN
E. Paige Sensenbrenner, Adams and Reese, LLP, New Orleans

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Application of Genomics and Genetic Technologies in Toxic Tort Litigation

Len van Zyl, Ph.D., CEO and CSO, ArrayXpress, Inc., Raleigh, NC
Michael Zapata III, Executive Chairman, ArrayXpress, Inc., Raleigh, NC
Kimberly A. Martin, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, Charleston, WV

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

Emanuel Rubin, M.D., Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology, Philadelphia

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

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
The Use of Genomic Research and Data in Toxic Tort Causation Claims

Steve C. Gold, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental Law Clinic, Rutgers School of Law, Newark, NJ
Herschel Hobson, Ph.D., Hobson & Bradley, Beaumont, TX
Kirk Hartley, LSP Group LLC, Chicago

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ethics: The Medical and Legal Implications of Gene Testing

D. Mark Jackson, Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum LLP, San Francisco
John B. Sullivan, M.D., MBA, Medical Toxicology & Environmental Health, President Health Effects Group, Tucson, AZ

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

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
MicroRNAs in Mesothelioma and other Malignancies

E. Robert Wassman, M.D., FAAP, FACMG, Rosetta Genomics Inc., Philadelphia
Steven Miller, Rosetta Genomics Inc., Philadelphia

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

• Solvent vs. Radiation
David G. Hoel, Ph.D., Exponent Inc., Alexandria, VA
Michael Baker, Strong Pipkin Bissel & Ledyard LLP, Beaumont, TX

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

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Toxicogenomics: Occupational and Environmental Exposures

Carla J. Kinslow, Ph.D., Environ, Houston
Dean T. Howell, Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC, Knoxville, TN

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Linking DNA Signatures to Litigation Strategies

Allan Feingold, M.D., FRCP(c), FCCP, Feingold Medical Legal, Miami
Kirk T. Hartley, LSP Group LLC, Chicago

5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Networking Cocktail Reception