Agenda

Choose Your Path. Attend Any Session at Any Time.

The MTMP multi-track agenda allows for sessions to run concurrently, and attendees are able to move easily from one track to another. This format allows attendees to maximize their ability to choose the sessions that are of most importance to their practice. Here is a description of the various tracks:

Litigation

The main heart of the program, the litigation track is comprised of sessions covering individual mass tort projects, such as Hernia Mesh, Military Earplugs, PFAS, Talcum Powder, Zantac, etc.

Business of law

Hear from leaders in the legal services industry as they share their insights as to what is new and trending in legal products and services.

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Class Actions

If you are already involved in class actions, or looking to expand your practice to include class actions, this program will give you everything you need to know.

Nuts & Bolts

If you are an attorney just learning about mass torts or class actions, or attending MTMP for the first time, or if you are a paralegal who supports a mass tort practice, this program is the perfect primer for you.

PARALEGAL SKILLS & TRAINING

This track will feature sessions on deposition prep, communication skills, setting up efficient systems for medical records review, and much more.

* Agenda subject to change
ALL SESSION TIMES ARE IN EASTERN TIME

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  • Litigation
  • Business of Law
  • Class Actions
  • Nuts & Bolts
  • Paralegal
Apr
13th
Litigation
Time Topic Speaker(s)
Litigation Track Co-sponsored by Filevine
11:00 am
America’s New Flesh Trade: Trafficking
11:45 am
Zantac: Census, Criteria, and Case Update
12:30 pm
Lunch Break and Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall
Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
1:30 pm
3M Says Poison PFOS Acid Will Rain All Over Planet

Get an update from the national team leading the ever expanding PFAS toxic tort litigation. The panel will discuss recent developments in the AFFF MDL including the first pool of cases selected for bellwether trials.

2:15 pm
Paragard IUD Litigation Update

Join Erin Copeland and Timothy Clark for an update on the Paragard IUD Litigation including the status of the MDL, claims and more.

3:00 pm
Afternoon Break: Litigation Track - Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall
3:30 pm
Elmiron Eye Injury Litigation Update

In addition to discussing the formation of the MDL, this session will address the science of retinal maculopathy and Elmiron and the damages which can result. Additionally, the speakers will address the strange regulatory background of Elmiron and the lack of clinical efficacy for Elmiron.

4:15 pm
Bard and Ethicon Hernia Mesh: Trial Packages to Take Down the Beasts
5:00 pm
BREAKOUT SESSION – Ethicon Hernia Mesh – Proceed without Caution: In-Depth Examination of Proceed, Physiomesh, and P.H.S.
5:00 pm
Virtual Networking Cocktail Party
6:15 pm
Evening Entertainment: A Conversation with Al Pacino
Apr
13th
Business of Law
Time Topic Speaker(s)
Business of Law Track Co-sponsored by Counsel Financial
Agenda Coming Soon!
11:00 am
America’s New Flesh Trade: Trafficking
5:00 pm
Virtual Networking Cocktail Party
6:15 pm
Evening Entertainment: A Conversation with Al Pacino
Apr
13th
Class Actions
Time Topic Speaker(s)
Tuesday Class Actions Track Co-sponsored by Top Class Actions
Agenda Coming Soon!
11:00 am
America’s New Flesh Trade: Trafficking
5:00 pm
Virtual Networking Cocktail Party
6:15 pm
Evening Entertainment: A Conversation with Al Pacino
Apr
13th
Nuts & Bolts
Time Topic Speaker(s)
Nuts & Bolts Track Co-sponsored by CAMG
11:00 am
America’s New Flesh Trade: Trafficking
11:45 am
Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo Torts: Which Projects to Pursue
  • What is and what isn’t a mass tort?
  • What makes a good project?
12:30 pm
Lunch Break and Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall
Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
1:30 pm
Getting Your Mass in Gear: Managing Large Client Inventories
  • Maintaining client contact
  • What is a Census and how to avoid problems
2:15 pm
Leave No Stone Unturned: How to Rock Mass Torts
  • Electronic discovery and requests for production
  • Best practices to create search terms and efficiently request documents from defense counsel
  • Discovery generally in a major database
3:00 pm
Afternoon Break: Nuts & Bolts Track - Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall
3:30 pm
Birds of a Feather: When to Flock Together
  • Reaching out to plaintiffs and client intake
  • Keeping cases in-house
  • Advertising for cases and referring them out
  • Co-counsel relationships and doing common benefit work
4:15 pm
Vendor Vidi Vici: How to Conquer Client Acquisition

In today’s age of digital marketing and advertising, discovering the best way to find clients can be a daunting task. Our panel of gurus will break down the best ways for you to get your name out there, find clients, and convert referrals into cases!

5:00 pm
Virtual Networking Cocktail Party
6:15 pm
Evening Entertainment: A Conversation with Al Pacino
Apr
14th
Litigation
Time Topic Speaker(s)
Litigation Track Co-sponsored by Filevine
11:00 am
Lessons I’ve Learned from My Heroes and Mentors
11:45 am
Business Interruption Claims Litigation Update
12:30 pm
Lunch Break and Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall
Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
1:30 pm
Talc Cases: Ovarian Cancer and Mesothelioma
2:15 pm
Judicial Panel

Note: There will be no Q&A for this session.

 

3:15 pm
Afternoon Break: Litigation Track - Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall
3:45 pm
Human Trafficking Litigation Update
  • Suits against hotel chains
  • Litigating the case of a trafficking survivor
  • Update on MindGeek
5:15 pm
Texas Power Outage Litigation
6:00 pm
Litigation Track Adjourns
Apr
14th
Business of Law
Time Topic Speaker(s)
Business of Law Track Co-sponsored by Counsel Financial
Agenda Coming Soon!
11:00 am
Lessons I’ve Learned from My Heroes and Mentors
12:30 pm
Lunch Break and Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall
Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
Apr
14th
Class Actions
Time Topic Speaker(s)
Wednesday Class Actions Track Co-sponsored by Top Class Actions
Agenda Coming Soon!
Apr
14th
Nuts & Bolts
Time Topic Speaker(s)
Nuts & Bolts Track Co-sponsored by CAMG
11:00 am
Lessons I’ve Learned from My Heroes and Mentors
11:45 am
Don't Be SOL: Tools and Tips to Avoid Mass Tort Malpractice and Statute of Limitations Traps
12:30 pm
Lunch Break and Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall
Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
1:30 pm
The Social Distance Network
  • Networking in a mask
  • Transitioning back to “Normal”
  • Networking through AAJ, MTMP, WEM and other bar organizations
  • Building relationships with co-counsel during a project
2:15 pm
Stop Making Cents: How Funding in Mass Torts Works
2:45 pm
The Settlement Matrix: Redux

Learn to take command of the settlement process. Our panel of experts will guide you through the end stages of your case, from negotiations to disbursement.

3:30 pm
Nuts & Bolts Track Adjourns
Apr
14th
Paralegal
Time Topic Speaker(s)
2:15 pm
Through the Looking Glass: The World of Mass and Class

Learn the difference between mass torts and class actions.

2:30 pm
How to "Excel" in Case Management
3:15 pm
Afternoon Break: Paralegal Track - Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall
3:45 pm
Unmute Yourself: Communicating Effectively During COVID and Beyond
  • Working effectively with the lawyers and your team
  • Working effectively with opposing counsel
  • Communicating with clients: overcoming obstacles and staying in touch
  • Handling the difficult client
  • Determining what should be an email, a call, or a video call
4:30 pm
Reaching Critical Mass: How to Avoid a Meltdown
  • Time management strategies
  • Setting expectations for your attorney, for the client, for your team
  • Practical tips and ideas for better time management
  • Working remotely: helpful tips and tools
  • Workload: getting a system and staying on top of it
  • The stress of work-life balance during COVID and taking care of yourself
5:15 pm
Paralegal Track Adjourns
Apr
15th
Litigation
Time Topic Speaker(s)
Litigation Track Co-sponsored by Filevine
11:00 am
Strategic Marketing to a Diverse Plaintiff Group
  • How minority firms and mass tort firms can partner up
  • How to effectively do outreach to minority plaintiff groups
11:45 am
Allergan: From Coast to Coast

This session will provide an update on the BIOCELL breast implant litigation from California to New Jersey. We will discuss: motions to dismiss, preemption challenges, discovery and more.

12:15 pm
Evaluating U.S. Tort and Transplanting Them to the EU/UK

The panel will address methods of accessing US mass and class action claims and the factors that are predictive of success in the EU and UK along with the best practices for when and how to transplant those claims to the appreciate European venue.

12:45 pm
Lunch Break and Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall: Litigation Track
Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
1:15 pm
Tenofovir Litigation Update

The presentation will begin with a short introduction to the litigation in state and federal court, and the prevailing theories of liability. The panel will discuss updated screening criteria, and the current prospects of attracting additional clients to the litigation. The panel will then discuss the challenge of litigating a case against Gilead in the age of COVID, and the prospective juror reactions to bringing a case on behalf of people living with HIV.

2:00 pm
Sexual Assault Litigation Update
3:00 pm
Afternoon Break: Litigation Track - Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall
3:15 pm
Opioids Litigation Update
3:45 pm
Current Issues in Securities Fraud/Investment Loss Cases
  • Types of Investment Loss Claims
  • Overview of The Arbitration Forum
  • Current Cases and Products and Investigations: Non-traded REITs, GPB Capital Ponzi-Scheme, Margin loss claims, and more
4:15 pm
Session TBD
4:45 pm
Ethics: Plaguing Mass Tort Practice Is the Abusive Use of Confidentiality Orders
5:45 pm
Quick Hits on Mass Tort Litigations
5:45 pm
PPI
5:52 pm
3M Earplugs
5:59 pm
Valsartan
6:06 pm
Beovu
6:13 pm
Belviq
6:20 pm
JUUL
6:30 pm
Virtual Conference Concludes
Apr
15th
Business of Law
Time Topic Speaker(s)
Business of Law Track Co-sponsored by Counsel Financial
Agenda Coming Soon!
12:30 pm
Lunch Break and Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall: Business of Law Track
Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
6:30 pm
Virtual Conference Concludes
Apr
15th
Class Actions
Time Topic Speaker(s)
Thursday Class Actions Track Co-sponsored by Epiq
Agenda Coming Soon!
6:30 pm
Virtual Conference Concludes
Apr
15th
Paralegal
Time Topic Speaker(s)
11:00 am
Juggling Defendants: How to Not Drop the Ball

Juggling defendants is easy when you stay organized and have the right set of tools at your disposal. Learn easy tips and tricks to streamline projects with multiple defendants.

11:30 am
All Aboard the Yellow Submarine: Discovery Deep Dive
  • Electronic discovery and requests for production
  • Best practices to create search terms
  • Efficiently request documents from defense counsel
  • Best practices for E-discovery
12:00 pm
How's Your Wifi: Strategies and Technology to Make Virtual Depositions a Success

Learn the three P’s of Virtual Depositions—preparation, production, presentation—to ensure a smooth and successful deposition in a virtual format. Not only does this webinar discuss how to best utilize virtual platforms, but it also provides valuable tips and tricks for witness preparation, document and exhibit organization, as well as document presentation.

12:45 pm
Lunch Break and Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall: Paralegal Track
Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
1:15 pm
Starting Your Case with the Right Tools for Settlement
2:00 pm
Keeping It Classy: Managing a Class Action
2:45 pm
Paralegal Track Adjourns
6:30 pm
Virtual Conference Concludes