HarrisMartin's Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference

Conference Agenda

Day 1, Wednesday, September 21, 2022

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

St. Patrick Center is the #1 Homeless Service Provider in the St. Louis Region and has worked to end homelessness in St. Louis and the surrounding communities since 1983. Attendees of this CLE event are asked to consider making a $25 donation to the St. Patrick Center Give Thanks Thanksgiving Program which will help provide a Thanksgiving meal for a family. Donations can be made here.

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8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Welcome by Co-Chairs

Amy E. Garrett, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, Alton, IL
Brenda G. Baum, HeplerBroom LLC, Edwardsville, IL

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Current Trends, Procedures, and Practices in St. Clair County, IL

• Current Trends
• Notes on Case Management
• Motion Practice Considerations
• Trial Preferences and Considerations

Hon. Andrew Gleeson, Chief Judge, Illinois 20th Judicial Circuit Court, St. Clair County, Belleville, IL
Eric P. Hall, HeplerBroom, Edwardsville, IL
Martavious Antwon Thomas, The Gori Law Firm, Edwardsville, IL

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Trends in Industrial and Cosmetic Talc Litigation

Jim Kramer, Simmons Hanly Conroy, New York
Jennifer Johnson, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Edwardsville, IL

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

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Depositions in Madison County Asbestos Cases

• Key Rules to Know
• Practice Pointers

Hon. Stephen Stobbs, Circuit Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Madison County, Edwardsville, IL
Steven D. Rineberg, Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC, St. Louis
Charles S. Anderson, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Edwardsville, IL

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ethical Considerations of Medicare Secondary Payer – Does AMP “Lien” Away from Mandatory-Reporting-of-Everything and is the PAID Act Paying Off?

• Description of the PAID Act and Its Implications for MSP Compliance
• Upcoming Civil Money Penalties and What They May Mean for AMP Cases
• Communicating Medicare Reimbursement and Reporting Responsibilities to Clients – Including Plaintiffs, Companies and Insurers
• Internal Checklists for MSP Compliance

Catherine E. Goldhaber, Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP, Chicago
Sean P. Sheehan, HeplerBroom, LLC, Edwardsville, IL
Morgan Hatten, Medicare and Lien Supervisor, The Gori Law Firm, Edwardsville, IL
Charles Medlin, COO & Founder, LitPRO, Charlotte, NC

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch - Pro Bono - How You Can Make a Difference

Clarissa Gaff, Executive Director, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc., Alton, IL
Angela N. Wille, Madison County Law Library, Edwardsville, IL

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Indiana Asbestos Litigation

• Local Rules
• Centralized Dockets
• Motion and Trial Practice

Kathy Farinas, Law Offices of Dean Omar Branham Shirley Farinas, Indianapolis
Susan E. Mehringer, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, Indianapolis

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
St. Louis Practice Pointers

Bart Baumstark, O’Brien Law Firm, P.C., St. Louis
Carolyn Husmann, Sinars Slowikowski Tomaska, St. Louis

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Attracting Legal Talent in Today’s Market

• Market Statistics
• Employer Challenges
• Remote Work
• Enhanced Compensation/Benefits Packages
• Training/Mentoring/Pro Bono & Diversity Efforts
Claire O’Brien, Director of Admissions, Lecturer in Law, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law, St. Louis
Rebecca Gockel, Professor, Paralegal and Business Paralegal Program Coordinator, Lewis & Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL
Amy Barboza, Director of Human Resources, Simmons Hanly Conroy, East Alton, IL

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

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
The Intersection of Law and Science

J. Conard Metcalf, Simmons Hanly Conroy, Alton, IL
Mandy Williams, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Edwardsville, IL

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Women in the Law

Hon. Nancy J. Rosenstengel, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois, East St. Louis, IL
Hon. Madeline O. Connolly, Circuit Judge, 22nd Judicial Circuit, Missouri Circuit Court, St. Louis
Anita M. Kidd, Armstrong Teasdale LLP, St. Louis
Sophie Zavaglia, SWMW Law, St. Louis

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