1 Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference March 18-19, 2013 Beverly Hills, CA The Beverly Wilshire Hotel CHAIRS John D. Cooney, Esq. Cooney & Conway Chicago, IL Timothy L. Krippner, Esq. Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. Chicago, IL Jeffrey B. Simon, Esq. Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC Dallas, TX
2 Event Agenda Day 1 Sunday, March 17, :30 PM 7:30 PM St. Patrick s Day Opening Cocktail Reception at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel Sponsored by: Cooney & Conway, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. and Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC Monday, March 18, :00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast Sponsored by: Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP 8:30 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks John D. Cooney, Esq., Cooney & Conway, Chicago, IL Timothy L. Krippner, Esq., Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd., Chicago, IL Jeffrey B. Simon, Esq., Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, Dallas, TX 8:45 AM The Top Emerging Trends in 2013 Asbestos Litigation An interactive Q&A session with top plaintiff and defense attorneys, in-house counsel and judges on the issues that will most impact asbestos litigants in 2013 Perry Browder, Esq., Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC, East Alton, IL Hon. Emilie H. Elias, Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA Hon. Jo-Lynne Q. Lee, Asbestos Department Judge, Alameda County Superior Court, Oakland, CA William Mahoney, Esq., Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd., Chicago, IL Albert H. Parnell, Esq., Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, Atlanta, GA Paul Slater, Esq., Senior Counsel, General Electric Company, Fairfield, CT Perry Weitz, Esq., Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., New York, NY 10:00 AM Current Observations of Patterns of Mesothelioma in the American Populace Peritoneal mesothelioma Current perspectives on dose and fiber type Christian H. Hartley, Esq., Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd Law, LLC, Charleston, SC Ollie M. Harton, Esq., Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, Atlanta, GA
3 Victor L. Roggli, MD, Professor of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC Thomas G. Scully, Esq., Walworth Franklin Bevins & McCall LLP, Orange County, CA 10:45 AM Break Sponsored by: F T I Consulting 11:00 AM Striking the Gavel: A Judicial Roundtable on the Coordination of Asbestos Litigation Moderators: Brent M. Karren, Esq., Cooley Manion Jones LLP, San Francisco/Los Angeles, CA Perry Weitz, Esq., Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., New York, NY Hon. Helen I. Bendix, Supervising Judge of the Settlement Courts for the Central District of the Los Angeles County Superior County, Los Angeles, CA Hon. Mark Davidson, 11 th Civil District Court of Texas, Harris County, TX Hon. Emilie H. Elias, Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA Hon. Teri Jackson, Asbestos Department Judge, San Francisco Superior Court, San Francisco, CA Hon. Jo-Lynne Q. Lee, Asbestos Department Judge, Alameda County Superior Court, Oakland, CA Hon. Arnold L. New, Court of Common Pleas, Co-Coordinating Judge, Complex Litigation Center, Philadelphia, PA Hon. John A. Parkins, Jr., Superior Court of Delaware, Wilmington, DE 12:00 PM Networking Lunch Sponsored by: Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd Law, LLC 1:00 PM The Emerging Lung Cancer Case: An Analysis of Surging Filing Trends, Asbestos Trust Issues and the Modern Causation Case Update on the recent rise of lung cancer filings in Madison County and other active asbestos dockets Overview of the history of causation and compensation for lung cancer claims Impact of tobacco settlements on sources of potential recovery for lung cancer claims Asbestos bankruptcy trusts how much are current lung cancer claims being compensated by the 524(g) trusts? Who are the targeted defendants? The synergistic effect studies on asbestos exposure and smoking tobacco Arnold R. Brody, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD, Professor, Chair, School of Public Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA Barry Julian, Esq., Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., Edwardsville, IL Michael A. Graham, MD, Professor and Co-Director, Division of Forensic and Environmental Pathology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Chief Medical Examiner, St. Louis, MO Steven A. Hart, Esq., Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd., Chicago, IL 2:00 PM Lessons Learned from the Nation s Top Litigators W. Mark Lanier, Esq., The Lanier Law Firm, Houston, TX
4 2:45 PM Break 3:00 PM Asbestos Bankruptcy: National Update on Recent Filings, Confirmations and Insurance Coverage Issues Overview of recently confirmed 524(g) cases The pending cases: Bondex, Garlock, Pittsburgh Corning, UGL, Flintkote, etc. Bankruptcy Part Two? Update on the present status of Kentile Current and emerging insurance issues in asbestos bankruptcy cases an overview of coverage issues in Plant, Thorpe, Porter Hayden, Manville and other cases Estimation and discovery issues in asbestos bankruptcy proceedings Bankruptcy trusts and the tort system how are current trust payments affecting plaintiffs, defendants and insurers? Is the bankruptcy wave receding? Will there be more filings in 2013? John D. Cooney, Esq., Cooney & Conway, Chicago, IL David J. Gordon, CEO, The Flintkote Company, San Francisco, CA Elihu Inselbuch, Esq., Caplin & Drysdale, Washington, D.C. Richard D. Schuster, Esq., Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, Columbus, OH 3:45 PM Each Exposure Theory Update Where Are the Courts Headed? Update on recent rulings and pending cases The Science Debate o How do cancers work, and is one hit enough? o Cumulative dose o Should fiber potency play any role?; Where does epidemiology fit in? What is Impacting Court Decisions? o Picking the right case; degree of court scrutiny; trial effect on defendants o How causation standards impact the debate (Lohrmann,but for, substantial factor) o The Texas approach dose option plus Iwatsubo/Rodelsperger William L. Anderson, Esq., Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, D.C. Anne Kearse, Esq., Motley Rice LLC, Mt. Pleasant, SC J. Yasmin Tayyab, Esq., Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd., Chicago, IL 4:30 PM The In-House Perspective Moderator: R. Scott Masterson, Esq., Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Atlanta, GA Marec Edgar, Assistant General Counsel & Risk Manager, Gardner Denver, Inc., Quincy, IL Scott Scarpelli, Esq., Managing Counsel: Asbestos, Products Liability and Insurance Litigation Group, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI Paul Slater, Esq., Senior Counsel, General Electric Company, Fairfield, CT Richard H. Taylor, Litigation Counsel, CertainTeed Corporation (formerly General Attorney for U.S. Steel), Valley Forge, PA 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Networking Cocktail Reception Sponsored by: Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
5 Event Agenda Day 2 Tuesday, March 19, :00 AM Women in Business Breakfast Roundtable Sponsored by: Poole & Shaffery, LLP Hon. Helen I. Bendix, Supervising Judge of the Settlement Courts for the Central District of the Los Angeles County Superior County, Los Angeles, CA Hon. Teri Jackson, Asbestos Department Judge, San Francisco Superior Court, San Francisco, CA Lori Elliott Jarvis, Esq., Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond, VA Hon. Jo-Lynne Q. Lee, Asbestos Department Judge, Alameda County Superior Court, Oakland, CA Ana T. Portillo, Esq., Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, San Francisco, CA 8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast Sponsored by: Foley & Mansfield 9:00 AM Asbestos Insurance: In-House Discussion on Litigation Risk Management Moderator: Thomas W. Tardy, III, Esq., Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP, Jackson, MS Mark Donlevie, Vice President & General Claims Manager, Complex & Emerging Risks Claims, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Dover, NH Philomene A. Miller, National Asbestos Claims Manager, Farmers Insurance, Los Angeles, CA Thomas J. Olsen, Senior Vice President, Mass Tort Claims, Chartis Insurance, New York, NY Robert Sampson, Vice President of Claims, RiverStone Claims Management LLC, Manchester, NH Linda Tatka, Claims Director-Asbestos, Fireman s Fund/Allianz Insurance Company, San Francisco, CA 10:00 AM Break 10:15 AM Ethics in Mass Tort Settlements Hon. Mark Davidson, 11 th Civil District Court of Texas, Harris County, TX 11:15 AM The Continued Evolution of Component Parts Litigation The impact of O Neil and its progeny of cases Overview of current case law and rulings is it still a mixed-bag? Informational requests regarding component parts in Navy cases Failure to warn issues Pending cases and upcoming rulings
6 Peter A. Kraus, Esq., Waters, Kraus & Paul, Dallas, TX Stephen M. Nichols, Esq., McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Los Angeles, CA Nicholas Vari, Esq., K&L Gates LLP, Pittsburgh, PA 11:45 AM Jurisdictional Updates California, DC, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Virginia John A. Barnerd, Esq., Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC, East Alton, IL Peter B. Langbord, Esq., Foley & Mansfield, Los Angeles, CA Jan E. Simonsen, Esq., Carr Maloney, P.C., Washington, DC 12:15 PM Adjourn Speakers & Agenda are subject to change.*
7 Register for the Event Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference March 18-19, 2013 The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA Registration Cost $1195 All in-house counsel and insurance professionals receive complimentary registration at Perrin Conferences live programs.* Special Restrictions Apply. Registration fee is $1195 and includes private website access to course materials and admission to all networking eventscocktail receptions, refreshment breaks, lunch, etc. Group discounts available, please inquire. For more information or to register, contact Lynnsey Perrin or Bethany Long You Can Also Register On-line at: https://www.perrinconferences.com/html/upcoming_eventscutting_edge_issues_asbestos_lit.shtml -OR-Through the attached mail-in registration form at the end of this brochure. Hotel Information Call the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (310) and reference Perrin Conferences' room block. The conference room rate is $295 per night for a Deluxe Room, $370 per night for a Premier Studio Suite. Cancellation Policy: If you cannot attend, please notify us prior to March 1, 2013, and we will refund your fee. Cancellations received after this date and no-shows are subject to a $200 administrative fee. You may enroll a substitute at any time before the course starts.
9 March 18-19, 2013, Beverly Hills, CA Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference Mail-in Registration Form Name Company/Firm Name Address City State Zip Code Telephone Fax Address Registration Fee: $1195. Credit Card Number Credit Card Expiration Date Credit Card Code Please Mail Form to: Perrin Conferences, Attn: Lynnsey Perrin Hee, 200 Coldstream Drive, Berwyn, PA Make Checks Payable to: Perrin Conferences, LLC Or to: For those attorneys who are seeking financial aid for this or any of our events, please contact Lynnsey Perrin directly for further information and instruction on how to apply.