HarrisMartin's MDL Conference: Managing Mass Torts, Status of Key Litigations and Lessons Learned Speaker Profiles
Mark Lanier is consistently recognized as one of the top civil trial lawyers in America. Best known as a zealous advocate for individuals in personal injury and product liability claims against major corporations, Mark brings passion, creativity and an unparalleled ability to connect with juries in courtrooms across the nation.
Jayne Conroy is a named shareholder at Simmons Hanly Conroy and oversees practice areas in the Complex Litigation Department. Under her leadership, the firm has become one of the country’s largest plaintiff law firms dedicated to helping those injured by corporate wrongdoing.
Erin K. Copeland is a partner at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs in Houston, Texas. Licensed to practice in Texas and Missouri, Erin devotes her time and resources to advocate on behalf of those who have suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing.
The Wall Street Journal has described Arsenault as having "national notoriety," BusinessWeek described him as "a Dean of the Louisiana Tort Bar," and The New York Times described him as one of the "big players" in the legal community. He has been involved in over 25 Multidistrict Litigation proceedings, often serving in leadership capacities. In the Actos MDL, he served as Co-Lead Counsel, where a jury rendered a $9 billion verdict. He subsequently served on the negotiating team that secured a $2.4 billion settlement, which is the largest single mass tort settlement for a drug that is still on the market.
Arsenault was also appointed to the Pinnacle MDL Executive Committee and was a trial team member where three Bellwether trials resulted in $502 million, $1 billion and $247 million verdicts. He has been recognized as one of America's 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers by Trial Lawyer magazine, nominated for the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award by the Public Justice Foundation, and recognized by the National Law Journal as one of America's Elite Trial Lawyers. Arsenault will also become one of the first practitioners in the nation to become Board Certified in Complex Litigation. He was also recently appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice to serve on the Rules of Professional Conduct Class Action, Bench Book, and State MDL Exploratory Committees.