Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys Debate Critical Issues at the Industry-Leading Largest Joint Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook, Sept. 10-12, 2012

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Renowned plaintiff/defense attorneys debate issues on both sides of the bar at Perrin Conferences Annual Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook on Sept. 10-12. This is one of the industry's largest and most engaging conferences and it is being held in San Francisco, CA. To register, visit

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Perrin Conferences hosts its annual national asbestos conference and brings the industry's most influential insurance, corporate, legal, and science experts together to discuss and debate current trends in asbestos litigation at the Fairmont San Francisco. Chairs John B. Manning, Esq., Cooley Manion Jones LLP, Boston, MA, Rick Nemeroff, Esq., The Nemeroff Law Firm, P.C., Dallas, TX, Joseph F. Rice, Esq., Motley Rice LLC, Mt. Pleasant, SC and Paul Slater, Senior Counsel, General Electric Company, Fairfield, CT, will lead the innovative program, providing fresh perspectives and discussing highly relevant litigation topics affecting companies, influencing juries, and ultimately determining trial results.

Panel discussions include trends in the litigation, emerging and specialized claims, recent verdicts, decisions and events in key jurisdictions such as California, Madison County, New York and Philadelphia; latest advancements in asbestos medicine; recent developments in asbestos bankruptcies, insurance coverage, and the unique perspective held by esteemed judicial, in-house counsel, and insurance panelists. This year’s conference will feature demonstrations of Voir Dire and Jury Selection, Presentation of Evidence and Closing Statements, with real-time juror reaction based on a mock naval asbestos case. Following the mock trial, key decision makers provide an in-house perspective on the jury findings. To register, visit

Each panel will host notable speakers from the insurance industry, plaintiff/defense counsel, in-house counsel, judges and scientists.

Panelists include:

Christy Benton, Esq., Assistant General Counsel- Litigation, John Crane Inc., Morton Grove, IL, Arnold R. Brody, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, Nina Lynn Caroselli, Senior Vice President, Claims TIG Insurance Company, RiverStone Claims Management, LLC, Manchester, NH, Michael Glackin, Managing Counsel - Products, IP & DAS Litigation, Dow Chemical Co., Midland, MI, Holly Harris, Senior Counsel, Chevron Products Company, San Ramon, CA, Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, New York State Supreme Court, New York, NY, Hon. Jo-Lynne Q. Lee, Asbestos Department Judge, Alameda County Superior Court, Oakland, CA, Mary Beth McCarthy, Senior Litigation Counsel, Lehigh Hanson, Inc., Irving, TX, Victor L. Roggli, MD, Professor of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, and Linda Tatka, Claims Director, Fireman’s Fund /Allianz Insurance Company, San Francisco, CA.

In addition to the more than 2O panel sessions occurring over the two and a half day conference, multiple networking opportunities are available to all attendees including a “Women and Business Breakfast,” a golf outing, lunches and cocktail receptions. CLE accreditation is provided at this event.

Perrin Conferences, the national leader in hosting legal-based continuing education programs with joint plaintiff and defense litigation conferences, established this conference in 2009. Each successive year has seen an increase in attendance, with over 475 of the industry's key influencers attending in 2011. This conference consistently receives recognition for the caliber of the agenda, the vibrant discussions, the attendees, and the effectiveness of the networking opportunities.

To register for this event or to learn more about this and other upcoming events, visit

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