Upcoming Seminar of Interest

Our readers may be interested in the upcoming seminar: Chemical Products Liability and Environmental Litigation.  

It's scheduled for April 22-23 in New Orleans, and includes topics such as Recent Developments In Fracking Litigation, and Navigating the Litigation Threat Stemming from Potentially Disruptive Regulatory Changes.

Your humble blogger is on the faculty.  I have the privilege of moderating a panel on In-House Perspectives: Thinking like Litigation Counsel, Analyzing Litigation Trends, and Sharing Insight about Docket Management.  The panel features Jennifer L. Ferratt, Esquire, of Chevron USA; Scott A. King, Esquire, from Occidental Chemical Corporation, and Eric S. Sarner, Esquire, of Praxair, Inc.

This is the 6th Annual conference and the prior years' drew great reviews from litigators in the toxic tort and environmental fields. 

Worth checking out.

ACI Chemical Products Liability Seminar

My new firm (Shook Hardy & Bacon) is co-sponsoring the 4th Annual ACI’s Chemical Products Liability and Environmental Litigation conference.  This program brings together a faculty of outside attorneys directly involved in significant toxic tort litigation, as well as industry in-house counsel and the nation’s leading jurists with on-point chemical products experience. This essential litigation forum is designed to educate practitioners—both in-house and outside counsel—on the leading trends in chemical products liability and environmental litigation.  This includes experts from Chevron, Chevron Philips Chemical, The Dow Chemical Company, Dow AgroSciences, Georgia Gulf Corp., Marathon Petroleum, PPG Industries, Praxair, Solvay North America, and many more.

You humble blogger has the privilege of moderating a panel on '"In-House Perspectives: Controlling Costs When Preparing and Trying Cases."  We hope to focus on 

  • Building a trial team, including managing a multi-law firm team that has been “knitted” together
  • Responding to plaintiffs’ forum shopping by tailoring trial management strategies to fit mass tort, class action, or one-off cases
  • Settlement issues
  • Strategizing expert selection
  • Controlling the discovery process to help minimize costs
     

Looking forward to the conference on 4/30 in Chicago.