1 June 4- June 6, 2014 Four Seasons Hotel! Las Vegas, NV The Defense Asbestos Litigation Seminar (DALS): A Practical Guide for Winning Lung Cancer Cases at Trial EXCLUSIVELY FOR DEFENSE LAWYERS & CLIENTS! DALS%Conference%Chairs%! Albert%H.%Parnell,!Hawkins!Parnell!Thackston!&!Young,!LLP! Tom%Radcliffe,!DeHay!&!Elliston!L.L.P.! David%A.%Speziali,!Speziali,!Greenwald!&!Hawkins,!P.C.!
2 Wednesday, June 4, 2014: The Prologue 2:30pm 2:35pm The Introduction 2:35pm 3:10pm What We Learned From Victories & Defeats in the Last 12 Months This topic will examine trial victories and losses in the last 12 months and discuss what we learned from the trials Thomas A. Bickers, Paine, Tarwater, and Bickers, LLP TBA 3:10pm 3:45pm The Top Adversary Lung Cancer & Mesothelioma Experts This topic will address the most important plaintiff expert witness that will be faced and suggest their weaknesses and cross examination techniques. Rick D. Nadolink, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP Open forum with audience 3:45pm 4:45pm The Jury Consultant View of Persuasion in a Lung Cancer Case Cindy K. Andrews, Ph.D., President and Chief Trial Consultant; Firehorse Trial Consulting, LLC Jill M. Leibold, Ph.D., Director Jury Research, Litigation Insights 4:45pm 5:30pm War Stories, Verdict & Witness Stories The panel invites the participation of the attendees to share their experiences. Lawrence G. Cetrulo, Cetrulo LLP Sharla J. Frost, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edleman & Dicker LLP 5:45pm 7:00 pm Networking Cocktail Party 2
3 Thursday, June 5, :30am 8:35am The Introduction: Defeating the Modern Lung Cancer Case 8:35am 9:15am New Lung Cancer Cases: How Did We Get Here From There We are seeing a re-birth of lung cancer filings. This presentation will be an examination of the history of the lung cancer medical and scientific research, writings, and documents that dealt with cancer among smokers, those with and without asbestosis, and non-smokers. There will be an overview of the state of art, and studies by Drs. Selikoff and Markowitz. 9:15am 9:50am Preparing the Lung Cancer Case: Defeating Smoking & Non-Smoking Claims This subject is a re-examination of lung cancer case preparation in view of the new approach, the new articles, and the youth of most current deposition takers. The subject will cover the training of lung cancer deposition takers in how to take the deposition, the importance of a review of the existing medical records, the potential importance of pulmonologists, treating physicians, and B readers, an examination of warnings and failure to warn. 9:50am 10:10am 10:10am 11:10am Roundtable Discussion: Joint Defense Approaches to Defending Lung Cancer Claims The panel will consist of national coordinating counsel and representative clients discussing joint efforts in preparing cases from depositions to experts. Dwight E. Tarwater, Paine, Tarwater, and Bickers, LLP C. Michael Evert, Evert, Weathersby, & Houff Laura Kingsley Hong, Tucker Ellis LLP Robert E. Thackston, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young Jennifer Whelan, Eckert Seamans 11:10am 12:00pm The Deposition of a Smoking Lung Cancer Plaintiff This segment will demonstrate the methods to be used on the lung cancer cross of the plaintiff. Gary D. Elliston, DeHay & Elliston L.L.P. 12:00pm 1:30pm Lunch (On Your Own) 1:30pm 2:15pm Corporate Counsel Roundtable: What We Really Expect From A Defense Lawyer in the Asbestosis Mesothelioma Or Lung Cancer Case Corporate counsel will outline what they expect of the lawyers who actually defend their cases. Robert H. Riley, Schiff Hardin LLP John W. LeBold, Assistant General Counsel, The Sherwin-Williams Company Joesph J. O Hara, Assistant General Counsel, The Owens-Illnois Company Paul F. Slater, Assistant General Counsel, The General Electric Company 3
4 2:15pm 3:15pm The Preparation of the Corporate Representative for Deposition and Trial: Dealing with the Morality, Economic and Knowledge Questions This section deals with the current trends by plaintiffs in taking corporate representative depositions and their questions on knowledge, morality, ethics, profits, and safety. 3:15pm 3:35pm 3:35pm 4:20pm Insurance Company Roundtable Insurance leaders will outline what they expect of the lawyers who actually defend their cases. Thomas W. Tardy, Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP Peter Dinunzio, Resolute Management, Inc. Mark Donlevie, Vice President & General Claims Manager, Complex & Emerging Risks Claims, Liberty Mutual Insurance Brooke Green, Resolute Management, Inc. Linda Tatka, Claims Director, Claims & Risk Services, Abestos, Pollution, Health Hazard, Fireman s Fund Insurance Company 4:20pm 5:15pm Proving Alternative Causation Through Better Plaintiff and Plaintiff Expert Examination There are cases where alternate exposure causation is minimal or suspected but not quite thoroughly identified. You will learn ways to use existing information about trades and work places to develop testimony about causation based on historical knowledge. We will use the science articles and plaintiff expert past testimony to create causation from insulation, historical products, and products of bankrupt corporations. 5:15pm 6:30pm Networking Cocktail Party Friday, June 6, 2014: The Trial 8:30am 8:35am The Introduction 8:35am 9:35am Ethics Raymond R. Fournie, Armstrong Teasdale LLP 9:35am 10:15am Win Your Lung Cancer & Mesothelioma Case Through Effective and Persuasive Vior Dire and Opening Voir dire and openings are the first and best opportunity to create a defense psychology in jurors. You will learn effective techniques that sway jurors to a favorable verdict. Edward R. Hugo, Brydon Hugo & Parker 10:15am 10:30am 4
5 10:30am 11:30am Lung Cancer Closing Arguments: Actual Lung Cancer Closing Presented out of the Presence of Each Other John Fitzpatrick, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP Sharla J. Frost, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edleman & Dicker LLP 11:30am 12:15pm Critique of Closing Arguments & Jury Consultant Observations Cindy K. Andrews, Ph.D., President and Chief Trial Consultant; Firehorse Trial Consulting, LLC Jill M. Leibold, Ph.D., Director Jury Research, Litigation Insights 12:15pm 1:30pm Lunch (On Your Own) 1:30pm 2:30pm The State of the Art Conduct Defense: Defeating Negligence and Punitive Damages This topic would include an up-to-date discussion of the historic documents as support for your client s defense to conduct-related claims. It will include a discussion of medical and scientific articles; the applicable government regulations; asbestos and cigarettes, the impact of warnings; the role of the US Government and the US Navy in developing the state of the art. Kurt Rasmussen, Rasmussen Willis Dickey & Moore L.L.C. 2:30pm 3:15pm The Joint Defense: Can We Still Cooperate Through Preparation And Trial Without Pointing Fingers? Many plaintiff lawyers count on defendants pointing fingers at each other at trial. Can amphibole, chrysotile, retailer, premises, contractors, engineers, and low dose defendants cooperate? Are defendants able to present their defenses and not harm each other? Can they still preserve their cross claims? Lawrence G. Cetrulo, Cetrulo LLP 3:15pm 3:30pm 3:30pm 4:00pm The Gatekeeper (Daubert or Other) Hearing on Each and Every Exposure Or Special Exposure This is a discussion of the issues which we face in attempting to eliminate a witness and relates to past decisions, scientific articles, and the expert cross examination Bruce T. Bishop, Wilcox & Savage, P.C. 4:00pm 4:45pm Culpability: Proving Shares On the Jury Verdict Form This section is an overview of what you need to think about when constructing your jury verdict form, the evidence you will need to place an entity on the verdict form, and dealing with bankrupt shares. Eric R.I. Cottle, K&L Gates LLP 4:45pm 5:30pm The Documents: Unions, Navy & Historic Literature This section will discuss the key the medical and scientific and government documents from Walsh Healey to the Navy. The materials will be made available to conference attendees. 5:30pm Closing Remarks 5
6 REGISTRATION The Defense Asbestos Litigation Seminar: A Practical Guide for Winning Lung Cancer Cases at Trial This event is exclusively for defense attorneys and clients. Registration Fee The registration fee for this program is $975. Group rates are available. Please inquire for details. Registration Register by mail or through the registration form attached at the end of the brochure. Please make checks payable to Perrin Conferences. Send Mail-in registrations: Perrin Conferences 200 Coldstream Drive Berwyn PA, For more information or to registration form, please contact: Bethany Long Corio Cancellation Policy Registrants who are unable to attend will receive a full refund. Please provide written notice to Bethany Long Corio or Kelsey Browning. You are able to enroll a substitute in your place at anytime. Bethany Long Corio Kelsey Browning Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit CLE Accreditation for this conference will be provided as requested by attendees. Please send state specific CLE requests in with your registration. This program includes hours of CLE (depending on your state) including 1.0 hour of Ethics. Kelsey Browning Hotel Information The conference will be hosted at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, located at 3960 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV To reserve a room, call the Hotel Reservations Department directly at or and reference the DALS (the Defense Asbestos Litigation Seminar) room block. A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted group rate of $169/ night. Direct reservations must be made prior to May 12,
7 The Defense Asbestos Litigation Seminar: A Practical Guide for Winning Lung Cancer Cases at Trial The cost of the seminar is $975. NOTICE: THIS SEMINAR IS ONLY OPEN TO THOSE PERSONS WHO ARE ACTIVELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEFENSE BAR. EACH ATTENDEE WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A CONFIDENTIALITY FORM ACKNOWLEDGING THE ASSERTION OF THE JOINT DEFENSE AND WORK PRODUCT PRIVILEGES IN CONNECTION WITH ATTENDANCE AT THIS PROGRAM. THE LAW FIRMS SPONSORING THE DEFENSE ASBESTOS LITIGATION SEMINAR RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ENTRY TO ANY PERSON WHO IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION DOES NOT MEET CRITERIA FOR ENTRY, OR TO REVOKE PERMISSION FOR ANY PERSON WHO IS DETERMINTED IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION TO BE INAPPROPRIATELY ADMITTED. DALS Conference Chairs Albert H. Parnell, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & DALS 2014 Registration Form June 4-6, 2014 The Four Season Hotel, Las Vegas 3960 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV Contact Perrin Conferences: Bethany Long Corio Kelsey Browning Name: Company/Firm: Business Address: Phone: Fax: Only one registrant per Registration Form Make check payable to: Perrin Conferences Mail to: to: Perrin Conferences 200 Coldstream Drive Berwyn, PA Cardholders Name: CC Number: Expiration Date: Verification Code (visa): Customer Code (4 digits): CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT Acknowledgment of the limited nature of admission to the Defense Asbestos Litigation Seminar: By signing and submitting this form, I acknowledge that DALS 2014 is a seminar run for and by attorneys and their clients who are only dealing with claims and a joint defense privilege is to all participants. No audio, video, or photography is permitted. I acknowledge the sponsors of DALS 2014 may refuse and/or revoke admission to anyone whom they determine does not meet admission criteria without a refund of the admittance fee. Signature:
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