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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Perspectives on Mass Tort Litigation at Widener

On April 16, 2013, Widener's Harrisburg, PA Campus will host Perspectives on Mass Tort Litigation.  The brochure (pdf) is here:  Download Mass Tort Symp bro 2013.  Please make plans to join us to discuss mass torts with a Pennsylvania flavor.  The schedule is as follows:

Introduction -- Dean Linda Ammons (9:00 to 9:15 a.m.)

 Panel 1 – Mass Tort Theory (9:15 to 10:30 a.m.)

  • Moderator – Professor Christopher Robinette (Widener University School of Law)
  • Professor Michael Green (Wake Forest School of Law)
  • Professor Deborah Hensler (Stanford Law School)
  • Professor Linda Mullenix (University of Texas School of Law)
  • Professor Aaron Twerski (Brooklyn Law School)

Panel 2 – Emerging Issues in Mass Tort Practice (10:30 to 11:45 a.m.)

  • Moderator – Professor Mary Kate Kearney (Widener University School of Law)
  • Hon. Thurbert Baker (McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP; Atlanta, GA)
  • John Beisner (Skadden Arps; Washington, DC)
  • Tobias Millrood (Pogust Braslow & Millrood; Philadelphia, PA)
  • Victor Schwartz (Shook, Hardy & Bacon; Washington, DC)

Lunch & DistinguishedAddress – (12:00 to 1:15 p.m.)

Introduction by Professor Christopher Robinette (Widener University School of Law)

Hon. Eduardo Robreno (E.D. Pa.) Federal Asbestos Litigation:  Black Hole or New Paradigm?

Panel 3 – Keystone State Civil Justice Issues (1:30 to 2:45 p.m.)

  • Moderator –  Amaris Elliott-Engel (Legal Intelligencer)
  • Nicholas Vari (K&L Gates; Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Nancy Winkler (Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C.; Philadelphia, PA)
  • Mark Behrens (Shook, Hardy & Bacon; Washington, DC)
  • Scott Cooper (Schmidt Kramer; Harrisburg, PA) 

Panel 4 – Asbestos-Related Bankruptcy Issues (3:00 to 4:00 p.m.)

  • Moderator –  Professor Susan Raeker-Jordan (Widener University School of Law)
  • Professor S. Todd Brown (SUNY Buffalo Law School)
  • Bruce Mattock (Goldberg, Persky & White, P.C.; Pittsburgh, PA)
  • William Shelley (Gordon & Rees, LLP; Philadelphia, PA) 

Panel 5 – Mass Torts Ethics (4:00 to 5:00 p.m.)

  • Moderator – Professor Randy Lee (Widener University School of Law)
  • Professor Sheila Scheuerman (Charleston School of Law)
  • Professor Byron Stier (Southwestern Law School) (via Skype)

--CJR

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