HarrisMartin's Opioid Litigation Conference: The State Court Case Against the PBMs, Retailers and Distributors

Conference Agenda

Day 1, Wednesday, May 08, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Opioid State-Court Litigation Overview and Opening Remarks

Shelly Sanford, Watts | Guerra LLP, Austin, TX
Dara Hegar, The Lanier Law Firm, Houston
Mikal C. Watts, Watts | Guerra LLP, Austin, TX

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Hiding in Plain Sight: The Pharmacy Benefit Managers’ Role in Opioid Utilization and Reimbursement

Joanne Cicala, The Cicala Law Firm PLLC, Dripping Springs, TX

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Recovery System Models and the Spectrum of Recovery: A Look at Addiction and Dependence Recovery From the Streets to a Sober Environment

Jason Howell, RecoveryPeople, Austin, TX
Mark Kinzly, Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative (TONI), Austin, TX

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Causes of Action Under the Uniform Drug Dealer Liability Act: A Guide for Participating States

J. Gerard Stranch IV, Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC, Nashville, TN
F. Jerome Tapley, Cory Watson Attorneys, Birmingham, AL

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Roadmap for Applying DEA Retail Pharmacy Regulation Strategy to State Claims

Jonathan Novak, The Fears | Nachawati Law Firm, Dallas

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Claims by the State Attorney’s General

Bradley Beckworth, Nix Patterson LLP, Austin, TX

Patrick Sweeten, Associate Deputy AG for Special Litigation, Office of the Texas Attorney General, Austin, TX

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Overview and Update: Claims Filed in State Courts

Jeffrey B. Simon, Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC, Dallas
Lila Razmara, Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., Newport Beach, CA
Mark York, Director, McDowell County Drug Project, Charleston, WV
Matthew J. Sill, Fulmer Sill, Oklahoma City, OK

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

Lunch Sponsored by CS Disco Inc.

CS Disco Inc.

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
What ARCOS Data Tells Us and State Court Alternatives to ARCOS Data

Matthew Daniel, Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, Dallas
Jonathan Novak, The Fears | Nachawati Law Firm, Dallas
Jay Henderson, Fibich Leebron Copeland Briggs, Houston

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Strategies and Reasons for State Court Filings and Updates on Executive Liability

Shelly Sanford, Watts | Guerra LLP, Austin, TX

2:15 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
When and How are Retail Pharmacies Wholesalers, and Wholesaler Roles in the Opioid Crisis

Hon. John F. Garvey (Ret.), Carey Danis & Lowe, St. Louis
Beth A. Kaswan, Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP, New York

2:55 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Case Against McKesson

Mike Gallagher, The Gallagher Law Firm, LLC, Houston
Jay Henderson, Fibich Leebron Copeland Briggs, Houston

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
The Recovery High School and Youth Recovery Programs

Lori Holleran Steiker, Ph.D., Steve Hicks Professor of Addiction, Recovery and Substance Use Services, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, Austin, TX
Julie McElrath, LMSW, LCDC-I, Executive Director, University High School, Austin, TX

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Opioid Crisis from County Officials’ Perspectives

Benjamin L. Goetten, Jersey County State’s Attorney, Jerseyville, IL
Hon. Ann E. Callis (Ret.), Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C., Edwardsville, IL

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