HarrisMartin's National Benzene Litigation Conference: Recent Developments in Solvent Litigation

Conference Agenda

Day 1, Friday, November 30, 2018

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

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

Howard E. Jarvis, Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC, Knoxville, TN
Eric Williams, Williams Law Office LLC, Metairie, LA

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
In-House Perspectives: Managing the Solvents Docket and Meeting the Challenges of the Discovery Process and its Abuse

Larry J. Chilton, Chilton Yambert Porter LLP, Chicago
Holly Harris, Chevron Products Company, San Ramon, CA
Kevin Dunleavy, Sunoco, Philadelphia
Tracey Rogers, Senior Attorney, BP America Inc., Houston

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Jurisdictional Challenges: New Theories and New Law

Stan Perry, Reed Smith LLP, Houston
R. Dean Hartley, Hartley Law Group, PLLC, Wheeling, WV

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

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Population Wide Genome Analysis and the Drivers of the Onset of Cancer

Len van Zyl, Ph.D. , CEO and CSO, ArrayXpress, Inc., Raleigh, NC
Shounak "Ruku" K. Sarkar, Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC, Wilmington, DE
Michael Zapata III, Executive Chairman, ArrayXpress, Inc., Raleigh, NC
Emanuel Rubin, M.D., Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Pathology, Anatomy, & Cell Biology, Philadelphia

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Premises, Products and Problems with Discovery

Keith Patton, Patton Law, P.C., Albuquerque, NM
John McDermott, Archer, Philadelphia

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Simmons Trial

Matt Cairone, The Cairone Law Firm PLLC, Canonsburg, PA
Stephen M. Capriotti Jr., Kelley Jasons McGowan Spinelli Hanna & Reber LLP, Philadelphia

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

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Ethical Issues in Solvent Litigation

Tanya Tyer Smitherman, Henry, Oddo, Austin & Fletcher, P.C., Dallas
Chad D. Mountain, Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC, Philadelphia

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Refreshment Break

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
IARC 2017 Benzene Update

• How Will This Affect Your Case?
Eric Williams, Williams Law Office, LLC, Metairie, LA
Howard E. Jarvis, Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC, Knoxville, TN

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Low Dose Exposure to Benzene and Causation

Andrew J. DuPont, Locks Law Firm, Philadelphia
James B. Galbraith, McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, P.C., Galveston, TX

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Relevance and Use of Odor in Calculating Exposure

Larry R. Cohan, Anapol Weiss, Philadelphia

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