HarrisMartin’s Northwest Asbestos Litigation Conference

Conference Agenda

Day 1, Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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

8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.
Welcome by Co-Chairs

Katherine M. Steele, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, Seattle
Matthew P. Bergman, Bergman Draper Oslund, Seattle

8:40 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Thirty Years of Asbestos Litigation: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

Katherine M. Steele, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, Seattle
Matthew P. Bergman, Bergman Draper Oslund, Seattle

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Who’s Suing Whom: Current Asbestos Filing Trends

Elizabeth R. Bain, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, Portland, OR

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Asbestos Litigation Transformed: New Defendants & Liability Theories in a Post-Bankruptcy Environment

Employer Direct Action
Mark B. Tuvim, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP, Seattle

Premises Liability
Ruby Aliment, Bergman Draper Oslund, Seattle

Mask Litigation
Erica Bergmann, Bergman Draper Oslund, Seattle

Automotive Litigation
Daniel K. Reising, Fucile & Reising LLP, Portland, OR

U.S. Navy Equipment Liability
Allen Eraut, Rizzo Mattingly Bosworth PC, Portland, OR

Electrical Components
Glenn S. Draper, Bergman Draper Oslund, Seattle

Contractor Liability
Annalie M. Faddis, Abbott Law Group, P.C., Portland, OR

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Shifting Foundations and Shaking Columns: Recent Appellate Developments in Washington and Oregon

Justin Olson, Bergman Draper Oslund, Seattle
Michael B. King, Carney Badley Spellman, P.S., Seattle

12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Lunch: Best (and Worst) Practices in Asbestos Litigation and Trial Practice: One Judge's View

Hon. Judith H. Matarazzo, Oregon Fourth Judicial District Court, Multnomah County, Portland, OR

1:20 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Warfare by Other Means: Current Trends in Asbestos Trial Practice

Chandler H. Udo, Bergman Draper Oslund, Seattle
Howard (Terry) Hall, Foley & Mansfield, Seattle & Portland, OR

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Exploring the New Frontier: Challenges and Opportunities in Talc Litigation

Brendan E. Little, Bergman Draper Oslund, Seattle

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

2:45 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
Maximizing (and Minimizing) Recoveries: Current Issues in Damages Litigation

Meredith Goode, Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC
Melissa K. Roeder, Foley & Mansfield, Seattle
George S. Pitcher, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Portland, OR

3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Back to the Future: Federal Court Asbestos Litigation After the MDL

Thomas Breen, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, Seattle

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Blinding Them with Science: Current Trends in Asbestos

Christopher S. Marks, Tanenbaum Keale LLP, Seattle

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Keeping on the Straight and Narrow: Ethical Challenges in Settlement Negotiations

Professor Steve Johansen, Professor of Law and Director, Lawyering Program, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR

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