1 Asbestos Medicine Gain strategic insights from top experts Learn the latest developments in defending lung cancer cases Ascertain how genetics and fiber-types may impact the development of asbestosrelated disease November 6 7, 2014 Hilton San Francisco Union Square San Francisco, California
2 Keep on top of the latest developments in asbestos litigation! Hear about the latest medical advances in diagnoses and treatment. Learn how science impacts strategies and defenses. Attendance at this seminar will provide defendants, insurers, and attorneys with information to put to use immediately. Obtain knowledge from a cross- section of experts in a variety of sciences. Back by popular demand, the Young Lawyers Breakout session will help attorneys and claims handlers build on their foundation of understanding of asbestos and its potential effect on end-users. All attendees will enjoy multiple networking opportunities, with networking made even easier with the updated DRI app! Evelyn Fletcher Davis Program Chair Bruce T. Bishop Program Co-Vice Chair Catherine E. Goldhaber Program Co-Vice Chair Jack Laffey Law Institute WHAT YOU WILL LEARN How to explore alternative exposures and use them at trial A strategic approach to evaluating the Navy case How different mineral fibers affect the lung and may lead to the development of mesothelioma How to sharpen your advocacy skills for the modern juror Methods to preserve issues on appeal Ethical considerations surrounding the Garlock bankruptcy litigation Effective strategies to identify and diffuse fraudulent product identification THIS SEMINAR BROCHURE IS SPONSORED BY
3 PROGRAM SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, :00 p.m. Registration 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception SPONSORED BY McCaffery & Associates Inc. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014 Boarding Pass Kiosk SPONSORED BY Aiken Welch 7:00 a.m. Registration 7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast SPONSORED BY KCIC 8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction Jack Laffey, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Evelyn Fletcher Davis, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, Atlanta, Georgia Bruce T. Bishop, Willcox & Savage PC, Norfolk, Virginia 8:15 a.m. Revisiting the Navy Case Mr. Speziali will discuss the defense of proximate causation. David A. Speziali, Speziali Greenwald & Hawkins PC, Williamstown, New Jersey 9:10 a.m. Advocacy and Jury Persuasion Learn how to put your advocacy skills to use in persuading the modern juror. Michael A. Brown, Miles & Stockbridge PC, Baltimore, Maryland 10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break 10:15 a.m. Mastering the Mass Tort Docket Ms. Frost will provide insight and tips on working with special masters and consolidated dockets. Sharla J. Frost, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, Houston, Texas 11:10 a.m. Asbestos Exposure, Asbestosis, and Lung Cancer Attribution: A 2014 Update Dr. Weill will discuss considerations in evaluating asbestos as a contributing cause of lung cancer. David Weill, M.D., Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own) 1:00 p.m. Young Lawyers Breakout (see page 2) 1:15 p.m. Fun with Fractions: Minimizing Your Client s Contribution to the Aggregate Exposure Get pointers on proving that your client s contribution to the aggregate exposure is not a substantial contributing cause of the plaintiff s disease. Lawrence G. Cetrulo, Cetrulo LLP, Boston, Massachusetts 2:10 p.m. Update on the Health Consequences of Smoking and the Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Dr. Alberg will discuss the 2014 Surgeon General s Report, The Health Consequences of Smoking 50 Years of Progress, before going on to focus on the epidemiology of lung cancer. Anthony J. Alberg, Ph.D., MPH, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 3:15 p.m. Pathogenesis and Diagnosis of Mesothelioma Dr. Carbone will address how different mineral fibers cause mesothelioma, the growing problem of environmental exposure to carcinogenic fibers, and the issue of genetics. Michele Carbone, M.D., Ph.D., University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawaii 4:10 p.m. Refreshment Break SPONSORED BY Burr & Forman LLP 4:30 p.m. Breakouts (4:30 6:00 p.m. See page 3.) 6:00 p.m. Adjourn 6:15 p.m. Networking Reception SPONSORED BY Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP PACE Claims Services FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014 Boarding Pass Kiosk SPONSORED BY Aiken Welch 7:00 a.m. Registration 7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast SPONSORED BY Speziali Greenwald & Hawkins 8:00 a.m. Announcements Evelyn Fletcher Davis, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, Atlanta, Georgia PROGRAM SCHEDULE 1
4 PROGRAM SCHEDULE Catherine E. Goldhaber, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltd., Chicago, Illinois 8:10 a.m. Ethical Considerations in the Aftermath of the Garlock Bankruptcy Court Decision A review of the recent important order and what it means for defense counsel. The Honorable Peggy L. Ableman, McCarter & English LLP, Wilmington, Delaware 9:10 a.m. The Long and Short of It Dr. Roggli will discuss the carcinogenicity of short fiber asbestos. Victor L. Roggli, M.D., Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break SPONSORED BY Hermes Netburn O Connor & Spearing PC 10:30 a.m. An Update on the Debunking of Fraudulent Product ID Mr. Dubin will explore different methods to strengthen defenses. Morton Donald Dubin II, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, New York, New York 11:20 a.m. History in the Making Dr. Dyson will discuss the defense viewpoint of state-of-the-art knowledge. William L. Dyson, Ph.D., Workplace Environments LLC, Greensboro, North Carolina 12:20 p.m. Lunch (on your own) 1:30 p.m. Diagnosis of Mesothelioma Pitfalls and Practical Information Discussion will focus on pitfalls in discriminating benign from malignant mesothelial proliferations, pitfalls with individual mesothelial immunostains, and differential diagnosis of pleural malignancies. Mary Beth Beasley, M.D., Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York 2:40 p.m. Refreshment Break SPONSORED BY Exponent 2:55 p.m. Dose Reconstruction Validation and Correlation with Fiber Burden Studies Dr. Redinger will discuss considerations in developing the industrial hygiene aspects of defense. Charles F. Redinger Ph.D., MPA, CIH, Redinger 360 Inc., Harvard, Massachusetts 3:45 p.m. Domestic Exposure: Is There a Risk? Dr. Mowat will cover the exposure and epidemiologic aspects of take-home exposure relevant to domestic asbestos exposure cases. Fionna S. Mowat, Ph.D., Exponent, Menlo Park, California 4:35 p.m. Adjourn YOUNG LAWYERS BREAKOUT Thursday, 1:00 4:00 p.m. (Breakout is limited to defense lawyers and their clients. Plaintiffs lawyers are welcome to meet elsewhere on their own.) 1:00 p.m. The Who Is and Who Was of Experts Bruce T. Bishop, Willcox & Savage PC, Norfolk, Virginia Christopher Bruni, Sinunu Bruni LLP, San Francisco, California 1:45 p.m. Fact Witness Depositions: Building Your Defenses Jack Laffey, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Anthony J. Sbarra, Jr., Hermes Netburn O Connor & Spearing PC, Boston, Massachusetts Jennifer Whelan, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC, Boston, Massachusetts 2:30 p.m. Lung Cancer: Preparing for and Cross-Examining Experts (what to look for in medical records) Susan J. Cole, Bice Cole Law Firm PL, Miami, Florida Fred Krutz, Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP, Jackson, Mississippi Katherine M. Steele, Williams Kastner, Seattle, Washington 3:15 p.m. Beyond the Deposition: What Concerns Clients Today Charles B. Blakinger, CertainTeed Corporation, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania Linda Tatka, Fireman s Fund Insurance Company, Novato, California Marsharee Wilcox, Brandywine Group of Insurance & Reinsurance Companies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2
5 GENERAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS Thursday, 4:30 6:00 p.m. (All breakout sessions are limited to defense lawyers and their clients. Plaintiffs lawyers are welcome to meet elsewhere on their own.) 4:30 p.m. Breakout A: Creating Your Record How to Preserve Issues for Appeal MODERATOR Kristina C. Lemanski, San Bruno, California Curt Cutting, Horvitz & Levy LLP, Los Angeles, California Jack R. Reiter, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt PA, Miami, Florida 5:30 p.m. Breakout F: Keeping Your Boiler Defendant from Losing Steam Boiler Operation and Defense Strategy MODERATOR David C. Marshall, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, Atlanta, Georgia Laura Kingsley Hong, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, Ohio Jason J. Irvin, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, Dallas, Texas Breakout B: Understanding Jurors Generational Differences to Win at Trial MODERATOR David M. Governo, Governo Law Firm LLC, Boston, Massachusetts John J. Jack Delany III, Delany McBride PC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mary A. Noffsinger, Ph.D., Courtroom Sciences Inc., Dallas, Texas Breakout G: Wire and Cable Client Considerations MODERATOR Ollie M. Harton, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, Atlanta, Georgia William J. Donovan, Burns White LLC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Julie E. Goodman, Ph.D., DABT, FACE, Gradient, Cambridge, Massachusetts Breakout C: Managing with Case Management Orders Put CMOs to Work for You to Resolve Bankruptcy Trust Disputes MODERATOR Mary Margaret Gay, Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP, Jackson, Mississippi Kirk T. Hartley, LSP Group LLC, Chicago, Illinois E. Mason Martin III, Mason Martin LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii Breakout H: Construction Defenses MODERATOR Lisa L. Oberg, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, San Francisco, California Adam H. Doeringer, Swanson Martin & Bell LLP, Chicago, Illinois Valerie E. Ross, Schiff Hardin LLP, Washington, D.C. Breakout D: Medicare and Medicaid s Impact on Litigation MODERATOR Jennifer A. Cormier, Walsworth Franklin Bevins & McCall LLP, San Francisco, California Bradley Drew, Navigant, Hamilton, New Jersey Tracey McDevitt Hagan, Reilly Janiczek & McDevitt PC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Breakout I: Applying the Brakes Updating the Friction Defenses MODERATOR Christine O. Boyd, Lavin O Neil Cedrone & DiSipio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Kevin P. Greene, Willcox & Savage PC, Norfolk, Virginia F. Ford Loker, Miles & Stockbridge PC, Baltimore, Maryland Breakout E: Insurance/ Reinsurance Market for Tort Liabilities Arising from Products MODERATOR Christopher Alviggi, ARM, Alliant Insurance Services Inc., New York, New York Rajesh Raj Sahasrabuddhe, Oliver Wyman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Toby Smith, Ironshore Environmental Insurance, New York, New York Breakout J: Premises Owners How Far Out Can the Duty of Care Net Be Cast? MODERATOR Sandra F. Clark, MehaffyWeber PC, Beaumont, Texas C. Paul Cavender, Burr Forman, Birmingham, Alabama Jeanne F. Loftis, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, Portland, Oregon PROGRAM SCHEDULE 3
6 FACULTY FACULT Y The Honorable Peggy L. Ableman is special counsel in the Products Liability Practice Group of McCarter & English LLP in Wilmington, Delaware. A former Delaware Superior Court judge, she had responsibility for the state s asbestos litigation docket for almost two years. She has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, the Wisconsin State Judiciary Committee, and the ABA Task Force on Asbestos Litigation on compensation to victims of asbestos exposure. In 2013, she received the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Judicial Leadership Achievement Award. Anthony J. Alberg, Ph.D., MPH, is professor of public health sciences, Blatt Ness Endowed Chair in Oncology, and the Hollings Cancer Center s associate director of population sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Alberg s research interests include the health effects of cigarette smoking, the etiology of tobacco- associated malignancies, and tobacco prevention and control. He has authored or co- authored more than 130 peer- reviewed publications related to cancer epidemiology and its prevention. Mary Beth Beasley, M.D., is an associate professor of pathology and head of pulmonary pathology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Beasley has published 100 book chapters and peer- reviewed articles on various aspects of pulmonary pathology, including the diagnosis of mesothelioma. Dr. Beasley additionally serves on committees and in other leadership roles in several national and international organizations. Bruce T. Bishop of Willcox & Savage PC in Norfolk, Virginia, focuses his practice on asbestos defense, transportation, trucking, aviation, and environmental litigation. He has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts in the defense of toxic torts and product liability claims. He has developed considerable experience in the coordination of mass tort litigation. Mr. Bishop has a national reputation in the medical and state-of-the-art issues associated with toxic tort litigation. He is the program co-vice chair of this seminar. Michael A. Brown is a trial lawyer with Miles & Stockbridge PC in Baltimore, handling complex cases in 15 states around the country for corporations, insurance companies, manufacturers, and hospitals. Mr. Brown has tried nearly 60 cases to verdict in the areas of product liability defense, mass tort litigation, employment law, medical malpractice, insurance defense, and commercial litigation. Michele Carbone, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of pathology and the director of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center in Honolulu. Dr. Carbone leads a multidisciplinary, international team that discovered HMGB1 as a critical mediator of asbestos- carcinogenesis; environmental erionite exposure in the United States; and genetic susceptibility in certain families to mesothelioma. His research led to preventive measures that are expected to save many lives affected by mesothelioma. Lawrence G. Cetrulo is a founding partner of Cetrulo LLP in Boston, chair of its product liability and toxic tort practice groups, and author of Toxic Torts Litigation Guide published by Thomson Reuters. Mr. Cetrulo serves as national coordinating and trial counsel defending claims arising from toxic exposures. He also has over 35 years litigation experience in environmental, auto design defect, product liability, general liability, and insurance coverage matters. His trial experience includes over 150 trials and dozens of arguments before state and federal appellate courts. Evelyn Fletcher Davis is a partner at Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP in its Atlanta office. She is one of the nation s leading asbestos, silica, benzene, and product liability lawyers, with a strong presence in the Alabama, Florida, and Georgia jurisdictions. Ms. Davis is a board member of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, and an active member of DRI, FDCC, and IADC. She is the program chair of this seminar. Morton Donald Dubin II is a partner at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in New York City, practicing in its product liability group. In the asbestos arena, he represents Union Carbide as part of its national counsel. Mr. Dubin has tried 4
7 cases for Union Carbide across the United States and is responsible at a national counsel level for coordinating key aspects of the defense, including trial strategy, scientific and medical defenses, product identification fraud initiatives, and punitive damages. William L. Dyson, Ph.D., is a consultant with Workplace Environments LLC in Greensboro, North Carolina. Dr. Dyson is a member and past president of the Academy of Industrial Hygiene, a fellow and former officer of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, a former director and officer of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, and a former trustee of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation. His Ph.D. is in environmental health engineering. He was a certified industrial hygienist from designed, conducted, and published exposure analyses designed to simulate and evaluate historical exposures, and is the author of 25 articles, including several that are asbestos- related. Charles F. Redinger, Ph.D., MPA, CIH, is a principal with Redinger 360 Inc. in Harvard, Massachusetts. He has worked with a variety of organizations, including the U.S. Department of Defense, OSHA, Global 500 Companies, and the ILO and ANSI committees that developed the global standards for risk management. Dr. Redinger has performed complex occupational health risk assessments for the U.S. Public Health Service and Environmental Protection Agency. He is the secretary for the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Sharla J. Frost is the regional managing partner of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP s Houston office. She has been first chair in more than 40 jury trials and serves on national trial teams for clients in toxic exposure litigation. Ms. Frost is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and past president of Litigation Counsel of America. Catherine E. Goldhaber is a senior shareholder at Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltd. in Chicago. She defends insured and self- insured companies in toxic tort litigation, as both national and local trial counsel. Ms. Goldhaber regularly consults on Medicare Secondary Payer Act issues, assisting in resolving related disputes. She is the vice chair of DRI s Medicare Secondary Payer Task Force. Ms. Goldhaber is the program co-vice chair of this seminar. Victor L. Roggli, M.D., is a professor of pathology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He has published more than 185 articles and 35 chapters in textbooks. Dr. Roggli has also written five books, including Pathology of Asbestos- Associated Diseases, 3rd edition. He is a member of the U.S.- Canadian Mesothelioma Panel. His research interests include pneumoconiosis, asbestos- related disease, and analytical electron microscopy. David A. Speziali is a partner at Speziali Greenwald & Hawkins PC in Williamstown, New Jersey. Since 1981, he has managed and tried asbestos- related claims on behalf of dozens of corporate defendants in more than 40 states. Mr. Speziali has conducted dozens of training programs and lectured across the country. FACULT Y Jack Laffey, a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, focuses on product liability, transportation litigation, toxic tort, catastrophic injury defense, and insurance and commercial litigation matters. He is a member of DRI s Law Institute and is a former chair of DRI s Trucking Law Committee. Fionna S. Mowat, Ph.D., is a principal scientist with Exponent, a scientific research and consulting company in Menlo Park, California. She specializes in exposure and risk assessment, focusing on exposure to airborne agents in occupational settings and consumer products. Dr. Mowat has 5 David Weill, M.D., is a professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center in Stanford, California. He is the director of the Stanford Center for Advanced Lung Disease. Dr. Weill also directs the lung and heart-lung transplant program at Stanford. He has authored numerous publications on various aspects of lung disease, including a paper examining exposure, radiographic changes, and lung function in Libby, Montana, as well as two book chapters related to asbestosrelated diseases.
8 GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION CLE/CLAIMS ADJUSTERS ACCREDITATION This seminar has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 14.5 hours, including 1 hour of ethics credit. Accreditation has been requested from every state with mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) requirements. Certificates of attendance will be provided to each attendee. Attendees are responsible for obtaining CLE credits from their respective states. Application has been made for continuing education for claims adjusters. Credit availability and requirements vary from state to state; please check the DRI website at dri.org for the latest information for your state. REGISTRATION The registration fee is $755 for members and those who join DRI when registering and $985 for nonmembers. The registration fee includes course materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, networking receptions, and access to the DRI app. If you wish to have your name appear on the registration list distributed at the conference and receive the course materials in advance, DRI must receive your registration by October 17, 2014 (please allow 10 days for processing). Registrations received after October 17, 2014, will be processed on-site. REFUND POLICY The registration fee is fully refundable for cancellations received on or before October 17, Cancellations received after October 17 and on or before October 24, 2014, will receive a refund, less a $100 processing fee. Cancellations made after October 24 will not receive a refund, but the course materials on CD-ROM and a $100 certificate good for any DRI seminar within the next 12 months will be issued. All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing. Fax ( ) or to DRI s Accounting Department. Processing of refunds will occur within four weeks after the date of the seminar. All refunds will be processed in the same method that the payment was received. Substitutions may be made at any time without charge and must be submitted in writing. HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O Farrell Street, San Francisco, California For reservations, visit dri.org and go to the Asbestos Medicine Seminar page or contact the hotel directly at Please mention DRI s Asbestos Medicine Seminar to take advantage of the group rate of $259 Single/Double. The hotel block is limited and rooms and rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You must make reservations by October 6, 2014, to be eligible for the group rate. Requests for reservations made after October 6 are subject to room and rate availability. SPECIAL DISCOUNTS Group Discount The first and second registrations from the same firm or company are subject to the fees outlined previously. The registration fee for additional registrants from the same firm or company is $695, regardless of membership status. All registrations must be received at the same time to receive the discount. In-House Counsel In-house counsel are eligible for free registration to DRI seminars. In-house counsel are defined as licensed attorneys, who are employed exclusively by a corporation or other private sector organization for the purpose of providing legal representation and counsel only to that corporation, its affiliates and subsidiaries. In order to qualify for free registration, the individual must also be a DRI member and a member of DRI s Corporate Counsel Committee. Offer excludes the DRI Annual Meeting. Claims Executives Any member of DRI employed as a claims professional by a corporation or insurance company, who spends a substantial portion of his or her professional time hiring or supervising outside counsel in the representation of business, insurance companies or their insureds, associations or governmental entities in civil litigation, will be entitled to free attendance at any DRI program. Nonmember claims executives should contact DRI s Customer Service at for details. Offer excludes DRI Annual Meeting. Travel Discounts DRI offers discounted meeting fares on various major air carriers for DRI s Asbestos Medicine Seminar attendees. To receive these discounts, please contact Hobson Travel Ltd., DRI s official travel provider, at As always, to obtain the lowest available fares, early booking is recommended. The taping or recording of DRI seminars is prohibited without the written permission of DRI. Speakers and times may be subject to last-minute changes. A small portion of your room rate offsets the costs of the seminar. DRI policy provides there will be no group functions sponsored by others in connection with its seminars. 6
9 2014 SEMINAR SCHEDULE July July Class Actions Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C. Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C. September Construction Law Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, San Diego, CA September Data Breach and Privacy Law Conrad Chicago, Chicago, IL September Nursing Home Litigation Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago, IL October November 6 7 November 6 7 Annual Meeting San Francisco Marriott, San Francisco, CA Asbestos Medicine Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA Fire Science and Litigation FireSky Resort, Scottsdale, AZ November Complex Medicine The Westin San Diego, San Diego, CA December 4 5 December 4 5 Insurance Coverage & Practice New York Marriott Marquis, New York, NY Professional Liability New York Marriott Marquis, New York, NY 2015 SEMINAR SCHEDULE January February 4 6 March March March Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, San Diego, CA Product Liability Conference The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV Medical Liability and Health Care Law Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Trial Tactics Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute Chicago Marriott Downtown, Chicago, IL March April May 6 8 May Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Hilton Austin Hotel, Austin, TX Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Claims Marriott Marquis Washington D.C., Washington, D.C. Employment and Labor Law Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia, Scottsdale, AZ Drug and Medical Device San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN DRI: A STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLE DRI is the largest international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. Diversity is a core value at DRI. Indeed, diversity, which includes sexual orientation, is fundamental to the success of the organization, and we seek out and embrace the innumerable benefits and contributions that the perspectives, backgrounds, cultures, and life experiences a diverse membership provides. Inclusiveness is the chief means to increase the diversity of DRI s membership and leadership positions. DRI s members and potential leaders are often also members and leaders of other defense organizations. Accordingly, DRI encourages all national, state, and local defense organizations to promote diversity and inclusion in their membership and leadership. SEMINAR SCHEDULE 7
10 SEMINAR SPONSORS DRI wishes to thank our sponsors for their support at this year s seminar! SEMINAR SPONSORS 8
11 Asbestos Medicine Seminar November 6 7, 2014 Hilton San Francisco Union Square San Francisco, California For inclusion on the preregistration list and to receive course materials in advance, register by October 17, FORMAL NAME TITLE NAME (as you would like it to appear on badge) COMPANY/FIRM/LAW SCHOOL ADDRESS CITY STATE/PROVINCE ZIP/POST CODE TELEPHONE FAX Please list any special needs Are you a first-time attendee at this DRI seminar? Yes No How many attorneys are in your firm? What is your primary area of practice? REGISTRATION FEE Registration fee includes seminar attendance, networking events, course materials, and access to the DRI app. DRI will a link to download the course materials to all registrants two weeks in advance of the seminar. The CD will be included in the registration packet on-site. You can order additional copies by checking the appropriate box below or going online at dri.org. Member $755 Nonmember $985 Government Member $500 Download the New Law Student Member FREE DRI App! In-House Counsel Member* FREE Claims Executive Member* FREE Group Discount* $695 (*as defined on page 6) ADDITIONAL COURSE MATERIALS Member $75 Nonmember $95 (Illinois residents, please add 9.25% sales tax. Shipping charges for U.S. and Canada only: $6.50) Search DRI App in your App Store PAYMENT METHOD My check for (USD) is enclosed. Please charge my VISA MasterCard American Express Asbestos B Card # Exp. Date Signature Please remit payment by MAIL to: Please remit payment by COURIER to: DRI JP Morgan, Attn: DRI # Eagle Way, Chicago, IL S. Dearborn, 6th Floor, Chicago, IL PHONE: FAX: WEB: dri.org
12 55 West Monroe Street Suite 2000 Chicago, IL USA PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID DRI IN-HOUSE SPEAKERS INCLUDING Charles B. Blakinger CertainTeed Corporation Linda Tatka Fireman s Fund Insurance Company Marsharee Wilcox Brandywine Group of Insurance & Reinsurance Companies For inclusion on the preregistration list and to receive course materials in advance, register by October 17, FREE REGISTRATION for DRI In-House Counsel and Claims Executives. See page 6 for details.