HarrisMartin's California Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation Conference: The Impact of Daimler and BMS-Plavix

Conference Agenda

Day 1, Friday, October 28, 2016

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Welcome by Co-Chair

Hunter J. Shkolnik, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, New York
Amy Eskin, Levin Simes, San Francisco

8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
The History of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court: How Did It Get Here So Fast

Shayna E. Sacks, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, New York
Hunter J. Shkolnik, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, New York

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
A Judge’s Perspective on Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court

Moderator: Ken Seeger, Seeger Salvas LLP, San Francisco

Hon. Steven A. Brick, (Ret.), JAMS, San Francisco
Hon. Richard Kramer (Ret.), JAMS, San Francisco

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
The Supreme Court Argument

Stuart B. Esner, Esner Chang & Boyer, Pasadena, CA
Andre M. Mura, Gibbs Law Group LLP, San Francisco

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

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Class Action JCCP Wage and Hour Cases

Mark J. Geragos, Geragos & Geragos, Los Angeles
Brian Kabateck, Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP, Los Angeles
V. Andre Sherman, Girardi | Keese, Los Angeles

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The Future of JCCP

Steven Skikos, Skikos, San Francisco
Jennifer Liakos, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, El Segundo, CA
Pete Kaufman, Panish, Shea & Boyle LLP, Irvine, CA

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch with Keynote Speaker - Ten Tips for Smooth Sailing in Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation

Judge Mary E. Wiss, California Superior Court, San Francisco County, San Francisco

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Daimler in Other Jurisdictions

Eric D. Holland, Holland Law Firm, St. Louis
Jennie Lee Anderson, Andrus Anderson LLP, San Francisco
Brian J. Perkins, Meyers & Flowers, St. Charles, IL
D. Todd Mathews, Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., Edwardsville, IL

1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
How do you Keep the Cases in California?

William M. Audet, Audet & Partners, LLP, San Francisco
Mark E. Burton Jr., Hersh & Hersh , San Francisco

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Centralized Management of De-Centralized Cases

• Managing Multi-State and MDL Cases
Jake Woody, BrownGreer, Richmond, VA

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
The Defense Perspective - Daimler v. Bauman

Robert J. Herrington, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Los Angeles
Joseph J. Ortego, Nixon Peabody, New York

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

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
The JCCP petition and the Add-On Worries

Behram V. Parekh, Kirtland & Packard, El Segundo, CA
Ruth Rizkalla, Kirtland & Packard, El Segundo, CA

4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Removal and Remand: The Pitfalls of Pleadings

Ryan L. Thompson, Watts Guerra LLP, San Antonio
C. Brooks Cutter, Cutter Law, P.C., Sacramento, CA

4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Pleading Standards Going Forward

Robert Mosier, The Sanders Law Firm, Irvine, CA
Timothy Clark, The Sanders Law Firm, Irvine, CA

5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Networking Cocktail Reception