HarrisMartin's Federal and State Asbestos Litigation Conference

Conference Agenda

Day 1, Monday, February 20, 2012

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

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

David Craig Landin, Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond, VA
Joseph F. Rice, Motley Rice, Mt. Pleasant, SC

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
MDL-875: Past, Present, and Future

Hon. Eduardo C. Robreno, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Practice in the MDL and in Federal Courts

Francis McGovern, Professor of Law, Duke University, Durham, NC
Lori Elliott Jarvis, Hunton & Williams, Richmond, VA

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Mesothelioma in Women

Victor Roggli, M.D., Pathology/Pathology Clinical Services, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
MARDOC MDL - Will it be Different This Time Around and Why

Michael T. Cole, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Charleston, SC
John E. Herrick, Motley Rice, Mt. Pleasant, SC

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
FELA Litigation in the MDL and Beyond Kurns

John D. Roven, Roven-Kaplan, Houston
James E. Wynne, Butzel Long, Detroit

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

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Texas: The MDL and the Trial Docket

Judge Mark Davidson, Texas Multi District Litigation Asbestos Judge, Houston
Bryan O. Blevins Jr., Provost Umphrey, Beaumont, TX
Kay Andrews, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, Austin, TX

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Take-Home Cases: Shaking out the Who, What, and When

John D. Epps, Hunton & Williams, Richmond, VA
Alexandra B. Cunningham, Hunton & Williams, Richmond, VA
Gary W. Kendall, MichieHamlett, Charlottesville, VA

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Networking Cocktail Reception

Day 2, Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Jury Selection and Jury Persuasion in Federal Trials: It Isn’t as Limited As You Might Think

Marygrace Schaeffer, DecisionQuest, Minneapolis
Paul Jepsen, DecisionQuest, Minneapolis
Joshua D. Lee, Schiff Hardin LLP, Chicago

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
The Low-Dose Chrysotile Defense after Kanarek

Bruce T. Bishop, Willcox & Savage, P.C., Norfolk, VA

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Medicine of Low-Dose Exposures and Causation

David Weill, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Director, Center for Advanced Lung Disease, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
O’Neil: The National Fallout from this Landmark California Decision

Edward M. Slaughter, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, Dallas
Mark A. Linder, Waters & Kraus, Dallas