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Co-Chair Jennifer M. Hoekstra, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL Show/Hide Bio

Co-Chair Jennifer M. Hoekstra

Jennifer M. Hoekstra is a partner with Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC. A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Ms. Hoekstra boasts an impressive academic and professional record, including graduation from two of the nation’s top schools. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science from Columbia College, Columbia University in the City of New York. She relocated to Louisiana to attend Tulane Law School, where she earned her J.D. while also completing a certificate in Environmental Law. During her law school career, she spent a semester studying at the University of Wisconsin School of Law and visited on their International Law Journal as a Junior Member during her Hurricane Katrina evacuation semester.

Co-Chair Diandra “Fu” Debrosse Zimmermann, DiCello Levitt, Birmingham, AL Show/Hide Bio

Co-Chair Diandra “Fu” Debrosse Zimmermann

Diandra “Fu” Debrosse Zimmermann is managing partner of DiCello Levitt’s Birmingham office, and co-chair of the firm’s Mass Tort division. Fu is also a member of the firm’s Public Client, Environmental, Personal Injury, Civil Rights, and Trial practice groups. Widely known for her relentless client advocacy, Fu represents individuals and public entities injured by wrongful conduct, whether from defective medical devices or drugs, environmental contamination, corporate misconduct, or civil rights abuse. Nationally-recognized as a powerhouse in mass torts, class actions, products liability, discrimination, and sexual assault claims, Fu has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in client damages.

Co-Chair D. Todd Mathews, Bailey Glasser LLP, St. Louis Show/Hide Bio

Co-Chair D. Todd Mathews

During the past two decades, Todd Mathews has secured numerous multi-million dollar trial verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, successfully representing plaintiffs nationwide across product liability, personal injury, employment, sexual abuse, class action, mass tort, and whistleblower cases. Todd serves as the co-lead counsel for the Talc Creditors Committee in the LTL/J&J bankruptcy which is pending in New Jersey, and where they have dumped more than 38,000 pending cases stemming from asbestos contamination of talc products cases that are now currently stayed.

Adam Pulaski, Pulaski Kherkher, PLLC, Houston

Aimee Wagstaff, Wagstaff Law Firm, Denver

Amanda Greenburg, ARCHER Systems, LLC, San Francisco

Amy Keller, DiCello Levitt, Chicago

Ashley Keller, Keller Postman LLC, Chicago

Ben Crump, Ben Crump Law, Washington, DC

Brad J. Bradford, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis, & Overholtz PLLC, Pensacola, FL

C. Andrew Childers, Levin Papantonio Rafferty, Pensacola, FL

Caryn Papantonakis, Vice President of Client Development, Epiq, Houston

Chelsie Green, Levin Papantonio Rafferty, Pensacola, FL

Clinton Richardson, Beasley Allen Law Firm, Montgomery, AL

Drew Lewis, CS DISCO, Chattanooga, TN

Ed Bell, Bell Legal Group, Georgetown, SC

EricaRae Garcia, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., New York

Erin K. Copeland, Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, Houston

E. Samuel Geisler, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis, & Overholtz PLLC, Pensacola, FL

Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick, Motley Rice LLC, Providence, RI

Gabrielle Sulpizio, Bell Legal Group, Georgetown, SC

Gregory A. Cade, Environmental Litigation Group P.C., Birmingham, AL

Hunter J. Shkolnik, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, Puerto Rico

Jason S. Goldstein, Parker Waichman LLP, New York

Jayne Conroy, Simmons Hanly Conroy, New York

Jenn Robertson, Consumer Attorney Marketing Group (CAMG), Woodland Hills, CA

Jonathan D. Orent, Motley Rice LLC, Providence, RI

Jonathan P. Kieffer, Wagstaff & Cartmell, Kansas City, MO

Jonathan Wiley, CS DISCO, Tallahassee, FL

Katherine E. Charonko, Bailey Glasser LLP, Charleston, WV

Larry Taylor, The Cochran Firm, Dallas

LaRuby May, May Jungᴸᴸᴾ, Washington, DC

Lee Floyd, Breit Biniazan, Richmond, VA

Leigh O’Dell, Beasley Allen Law Firm, Montgomery, AL

Mark A. DiCello, DiCello Levitt, Cleveland

Mark M. Abramowitz, DiCello Levitt, Cleveland

Mikal C. Watts, Watts Guerra LLP, Puerto Rico

Mildred Conroy, The Lanier Law Firm, New York

Navan Ward, Beasley Allen Law Firm, Atlanta

Rene F. Rocha, Morgan & Morgan, New Orleans

Roopal P. Luhana, Chaffin Luhana LLP, New York

Samantha Katen, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL

Sam Dolce-Powers, Esq., Milestone, Buffalo, NY

Shayna E. Sacks, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, New York

Timothy Becker, Johnson // Becker, PLLC, St. Paul, MN

Tracy A. Finken Magnotta, Anapol Weiss, Philadelphia

Vanessa Harris Gross, Wagstaff & Cartmell, Kansas City, MO