3 Days in Vegas, representing over 500 Law Firms, covering 50 Mass Torts Topics

Agenda

MTMP October 2018 Conference Agenda

Below is our agenda from the April 2018 conference. We will post the October 2018 agenda in mid-July

Click on the blue, orange and green boxes below to view each day's sessions. MTMP registration entitles you to attend all of the sessions and events for all three days, unless you have registered solely for the Nuts and Bolts Day. Nuts and Bolts registration is limited to the Wednesday sessions and events.
The new multi-track MTMP agenda allows for sessions to run concurrently all day Wednesday, Thursday afternoon, and Friday morning. 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.
Weds. April 11 Tracks
Business of Law
Nuts & Bolts
Thurs. April 12 Tracks
Litigation
Intake
Marketing
Fri. April 13 Tracks
Litigation
Finance
Legal Services

MTMP April 2018 Conference Agenda

Click on the boxes below to view each day's sessions. MTMP registration entitles you to attend all of the sessions and events for all three days, unless you have registered solely for the Nuts and Bolts Day. Nuts and Bolts registration is limited to the Wednesday sessions and events.
The new multi-track MTMP agenda allows for sessions to run concurrently all day Wednesday, Thursday afternoon, and Friday morning. 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.
Weds. April 11 Tracks
Business of Law
Nuts & Bolts
Thurs. April 12 Tracks
Litigation
Intake
Marketing
Fri. April 13 Tracks
Litigation
Finance
Legal Services
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TimeWed. Apr. 11 (Business of Law)SpeakersLocation
7:00 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfastco-sponsored by Counsel FinancialExhibit Hall
7:45 a.m.Moderators for Today’s SessionsJohn Romano (Romano Law Group); Chase Givens (The Cochran Firm)Latour Ballroom
7:45 a.m.Philanthropy and Civil Justice: Can Families Rely on Social Good to Support Themselves When They Hit Exhaustion During Lawsuits?John Bair (Milestone Consulting/Bairs Foundation)Latour Ballroom
8:00 a.m.Dot Law Gold Rush Heats UpLou Andreozzi (Dot Law)Latour Ballroom
8:15 a.m.Low Cost Capital Sparks Explosive GrowthJarret Prussin (SBA Loan Group)Latour Ballroom
8:30 a.m.Acquiring Plaintiffs Through Cost Per Action with Premium T.V. AdvertisingAndrea Godoy (The Relion Group)Latour Ballroom
8:55 a.m.What You Need to Know to Grow Your FirmMike Papantonio (Levin Papantonio)Latour Ballroom
9:25 a.m.Mass Tort Marketing & Analysis for Top Litigations in 2018Steve Nober (Consumer Attorney Marketing Group)Latour Ballroom
9:50 a.m.Morning Breakco-sponsored by Counsel FinancialExhibit Hall
10:00 a.m.Best Practices for Successfully Generating Cases in 2018Ben Fiandaca (Scorpion)Latour Ballroom
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.BREAKOUT SESSION: Opioid Trial Strategy Boot CampTroy Rafferty (Levin Papantonio), Mark Lanier (The Lanier Law Firm), Eric Kennedy (Weisman, Kennedy & Berris), Paul Farrell (Greene, Ketchum, Farrell)Mouton 2
10:25 a.m.Navigating Litigation Funding for the Plaintiffs’ BarJoe Dinardo (Counsel Financial)Latour Ballroom
10:50 a.m.How to Develop a Motorcycle Niche Within Your PracticeAri Levenbaum (Law Tigers)Latour Ballroom
11:10 a.m.The Plight of the Contingency Fee Law FirmAri Kornhaber (Esquire Bank)Latour Ballroom
11:30 a.m.The Revolution is Here: Next Generation Software to Run Law Firms Smarter and More ProfitablyEric Sanchez (GrowPath)Latour Ballroom
11:50 a.m.Combating the Rise of Commoditization: Dominating the New Legal LandscapeMichael Mogill (Crisp Video Group)Latour Ballroom
12:10 p.m.MDL Defendants Attacking YOUR Firm Over Advertising: Latest Updates and How to Defend YourselfScott Hardy (Top Class Actions)Latour Ballroom
12:30 p.m.Luncheonco-sponsored by Counsel FinancialLatour Ballroom
1:15 p.m.BREAKOUT SESSION: #MeToo, #TimesUp: What You Need to Know About Litigating Sexual Assault CasesKim Dougherty (Andrus Wagstaff), Jessica Pride (The Pride Law Firm), Melissa Fry Hague (Goldman, Scarlato & Penny)Chambertin 1
1:30 p.m.Top Verdicts & Trends From 2017Richard Caruso & Molly Miller (ALM Media)Latour Ballroom
1:00 p.m.BREAKOUT SESSION: Hernia MeshRobert Price (Levin Papantonio), Troy Brenes (Brenes Law Group), Kelsey Stokes (Fleming Nolen & Jez), Jim Matthews (Blasengame Burch Garrard & Ashley), Todd Matthews (Gori Julian & Associates), Brian Ketterer (Ketterer Brown and Anderson, Adam Evans (Hollis Law Firm)Mouton 1
1:45 p.m.Intakes and Retainers: Inhouse, Outsource, or Both?Ed Lake (Gacovino Lake/PERSIST)Latour Ballroom
2:00 p.m.BREAKOUT SESSION: PPI Litigation (Plaintiffs' Counsel Only)Mike London (Douglas & London), Troy Rafferty and Bill Cash (Levin Papantonio), Chris Seeger and Jeff Grand (Seeger Weiss), Tracy Finken Magnotta (Anapol Weiss), Paul Pennock (Weitz & Luxenberg), Shannon Pennock (The Pennock Law Firm), Seth Katz (Burg Simpson), Neil Overholtz (Aylstock Witkin)Petrus 1
2:05 p.m.7 Habits for Running the Plaintiff’s MDL or Mass Tort Case Like a Business: A Special Master’s PerspectiveEd Gentle (Gentle Turner Sexton & Harbison)Latour Ballroom
2:25 p.m.Important Trends in Mass Tort Lien ResolutionsRobert Marcino (Providio); Nick D’Aquilla (Garretson Resolution Group)Latour Ballroom
3:00 p.m.Afternoon Breakco-sponsored by Counsel FinancialExhibit Hall
3:00 p.m.BREAKOUT SESSION: Benicar Dan Nigh & Troy Rafferty (Levin Papantonio), Tara Sutton (Robins Kaplan), Chris Coffin (Pendley, Baudin & Coffin)Petrus 2
3:10 p.m.Innovative Marketing Ideas for Your PracticeAnnesley DeGaris (DeGaris Law Firm), Alex Shunnarah (Law Offices of Alex Shunnarah)Latour Ballroom
3:30 p.m.The Current Landscape at the American Association of JusticeAndy Bederman (Greenberg & Bederman)Latour Ballroom
3:50 p.m.Maximizing your Firm's EfficiencyMichael Yekikian (GreyStone Management Solution)Latour Ballroom
4:10 p.m.Exploiting Medical Device Adverse Event Data to Help Your CaseMadris Tomes (Device Events, LLC)Latour Ballroom
4:45 p.m.Women in Legal Leadership ReceptionOpen to All Attendees: Speaker: Jayne Conroy (Simmons Hanly Conroy), co-sponsored by Garretson Resolution GroupPalmer 2
4:45 p.m.First Time Attendees Networking Forum and Receptionco-sponsored by Levin Papantonio and Janet Jenner & SuggsMargaux 2
6:00 p.m.Opening Night Gala at XS NightclubPhoto-ID Required - - co-sponsored by The Relion GroupXS Nightclub at Encore
TimeWed. Apr. 11 (Nuts & Bolts of Mass Torts)SpeakersLocation
8:00 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfastco-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing GroupExhibit Hall
9:00 a.m.Moderators for Today’s SessionBill Cash & Kim Adams (Levin Papantonio)Lafleur Ballroom
9:00 a.m.IntroductionMike Papantonio (Levin Papantonio)Lafleur Ballroom
9:15 a.m.What is a Mass Tort? What Isn’t a Mass Tort?Bill Cash (Levin Papantonio)Lafleur Ballroom
9:35 a.m.Mass Tort Forums: Federal Courts, the JPML, and State CourtsBill Cash (Levin Papantonio), Sindhu Daniel (Barron & Budd)Lafleur Ballroom
10:15 a.m.Morning Breakco-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing GroupExhibit Hall
10:30 a.m.Finding Mass Torts ClientsSteve Nober (Consumer Attorney Marketing Group), Bobby Blanchard & Daniel Nigh (Levin Papantonio)Lafleur Ballroom
11:00 a.m.Advancing the Mass Tort Plaintiff’s CaseKim Adams & Robert Price (Levin Papantonio), Elise Martin (Grant & Eisenhofer)Lafleur Ballroom
11:45 a.m.Luncheonco-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing GroupLafleur Ballroom
12:45 p.m.Case-Specific Pleadings and DiscoverySejal Bhrambhatt (Williams Kherkher), Bill Cash (Levin Papantonio)Lafleur Ballroom
1:35 p.m.Developing the General Liability Case in Mass TortsRebecca Gilliland & Chris Paulos (Levin Papantonio)Lafleur Ballroom
2:35 p.m.Afternoon Breakco-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing GroupExhibit Hall
2:50 p.m.Bellwether Trials in Mass TortsTim O’Brien & Ben Gordon (Levin Papantonio), Seth Katz (Burg Simpson), Candess Zona-Mendola (The Lange Law Firm)Lafleur Ballroom
3:40 p.m.Mass Torts Settlement Concepts & PracticesElizabeth Graham (Grant & Eisenhofer), Brenda Fulmer (Searcy Denney), Laura Voght (Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C.)Lafleur Ballroom
4:10 p.m.Question and Answer / Wrap-Up Discussion PeriodLafleur Ballroom
4:45 p.m.Women in Legal Leadership ReceptionOpen to All Attendees: Speaker: Jayne Conroy (Simmons Hanly Conroy), co-sponsored by Garretson Resolution Group
4:45 p.m.First Time Attendees Networking Forum and Receptionco-sponsored by Levin Papantonio and Janet Jenner & Suggs
6:00 p.m.Opening Night GalaPhoto-ID Required - - co-sponsored by The Relion Group
TimeThurs. Apr. 12 (Litigation Track)SpeakersLocation
7:30 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfastco-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing GroupExhibit Hall
8:45 a.m.Moderators for Today’s SessionKim Dougherty (Andrus & Wagstaff), Shannon Pennock (The Pennock Law Firm), Brandon Bogle (Levin Papantonio)Lafite Ballroom
8:45 a.m.Opening SessionMike Papantonio (Levin Papantonio), Mark Lanier (Lanier Law Firm)Lafite Ballroom
9:45 a.m.Opioid Litigation UpdateMike Papantonio and Peter Mougey (Levin Papantonio), Diandra “Fu” Debrosse (Zarzaur Mujumdar & Debrosse)Lafite Ballroom
10:00 a.m.Hernia Mesh LitigationRobert Price (Levin Papantonio), Kim Dougherty (Andrus & Wagstaff), Jim Matthews (Blasingame Burch), Kelsey Stokes (Fleming Nolen & Jez), Steve Babin (Chapin Legal Group)Lafite Ballroom
10:30 a.m.Morning Break & Novelty Food Stationsco-sponsored by Walker AdvertisingExhibit Hall
10:45 a.m.AbilifyChris Paulos (Levin Papantonio), Tara Sutton (Robins Kaplan), Kristian Rasmussen (Cory Watson), Behram Parekh (Kirtland & Packard)Lafite Ballroom
11:15 a.m.Hall of Fame PanelMike Burg (Burg Simpson), Tom Girardi (Girardi Keese), Mark Lanier (Lanier Law Firm), Hon. David Herndon (U.S. Dist. Court, So. Dist. of Ill.), Hon. Sandra Mazer Moss (ret.) (Dispute Resolution Institute)Lafite Ballroom
12:00 p.m.Presenting the Difficult ClientF. Lee BaileyLafite Ballroom
12:15 p.m.Creating the Science When the Defense Refuses ToRob Jenner (Jenner Law)Lafite Ballroom
12:30 p.m.Luncheon and 2018 Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonyco-sponsored by Gacovino Lake/PERSISTLatour Ballroom
2:30 p.m.InvokanaTim O’Brien (Levin Papantonio)Lafite Ballroom
3:00 p.m.The Las Vegas Shooting LitigationRobert Eglet (Eglet Prince), Mark Robinson (Robinson Calcagnie)Lafite Ballroom
3:30 p.m.BREAKOUT SESSION: Onglyza LitigationTimothy Clark (Sanders Phillips Grossman), Alex Davis (Jones Ward), Derek Braslow (Pogust Braslow & Millrood)Palmer 2
3:45 p.m.Break and Novelty Food Stationsco-sponsored by Walker AdvertisingExhibit Hall
4:00 p.m.PPI LitigationTracy Finken (Anapol Weiss), John Restaino (The Restaino Law Firm), Bill Cash (Levin Papantonio)Lafite Ballroom
4:30 p.m.TaxotereDawn Barrios (Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix), Karen Barth Menzies (The Gibbs Law Firm), Ben Gordon (Levin Papantonio), Chris Coffin (Pendley Baudin & Coffin)Lafite Ballroom
5:00 p.m.TestosteroneBrandon Bogle (Levin Papantonio), Olga Viner (Robins Cloud)Lafite Ballroom
5:30 p.m.Cocktail Reception and Comedy Show with Whoopi Goldbergco-sponsored by ScorpionExhibit Hall
TimeThurs. Apr. 12 (Client Intake Track)SpeakersLocation
12:30 p.m.Luncheon and 2018 Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonyco-sponsored by Gacovino Lake/PERSISTLafite Ballroom
2:30 p.m.IntroductionGary Falkowitz (Intake Conversion Experts)Lafleur 1
2:45 p.m.How Intake is Done at Levin PapantonioKim Adams (Levin Papantonio)Lafleur 1
2:55 p.m.The Role of The Intake SpecialistJay Jackson (Opus Intake)Lafleur 1
3:20 p.m.Building a New Intake DepartmentDarren Miller (D. Miller & Associates)Lafleur 1
3:30 p.m.Break and Novelty Food Stationsco-sponsored by Walker AdvertisingExhibit Hall
3:40 p.m.The Importance of Software in Your Intake DepartmentDenny Newberry (Captorra)Lafleur 1
4:05 p.m.Scaling Your Intake Department for GrowthStewart Guss (Stewart J. Guss Law Firm)Lafleur 1
4:15 p.m.Maximizing the Retention Rate in Your Intake DepartmentGary Falkowitz (Max Intake)Lafleur 1
4:40 p.m.The Importance of Intake Department TrainingDr. Michael McAleer (X Intake)Lafleur 1
5:05 p.m.Outsourced Retention OptionChris O’Brien (Intake Conversion Experts)Lafleur 1
5:30 p.m.Cocktail Reception and Comedy Show with Whoopi Goldbergco-sponsored by ScorpionExhibit Hall
TimeThurs. Apr. 12 (Marketing Track)SpeakersLocation
12:30 p.m.Luncheon and 2018 Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonyco-sponsored by Gacovino Lake/PERSISTLafite Ballroom
2:30 p.m.A Deep Dive into Direct Strategies for Acquiring Mass Tort Cases including an Overview of Top Torts Data, Analysis of Injures, Demographics, Heat Maps. Includes Bonus Comprehensive Reference Guide HandoutSteve Nober (Consumer Attorney Marketing Group)Lafleur 2
3:30 p.m.Best Practices for Successfully Generating Cases in 2018: An In-depth LookPeter Webb & Brandon Wheeler (Scorpion)Lafleur 2
4:30 p.m.Strategies to Break Through the Noise: How to Get & Keep Your Ideal Client’s AttentionMichael Mogill (Crisp Video Group)Lafleur 2
5:30 p.m.Cocktail Reception and Comedy Show with Whoopi Goldbergco-sponsored by ScorpionExhibit Hall
TimeFri. Apr. 13 (Litigation Track)SpeakersLocation
8:00 a.m.Continental Breakfastco-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing GroupExhibit Hall
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.Women in Legal Leadership Breakfastco-sponsored by Grant & Eisenhofer and Milestone Consulting. Speakers: Elizabeth Graham (Grant & Eisenhofer), John Bair (Milestone Consulting), Kim Adams (Levin Papantonio), Thomas Ayala (Grant & Eisenhofer), Danielle Mason (Beasley Allen), Hon. Shira Scheindin (ret.), Rob Jenner (Jenner Law)Margaux Room
8:00 a.m.Gadolinium Deposition DiseaseBrooks Cutter (Cutter Law)Lafite Ballroom
8:15 a.m.IVC Filters Reports on the First Cook and Bard Bellwether TrialsJulia Reed Zaic (Heaviside Reed Zaic), Ben Martin (Law Offices of Ben C. Martin)Lafite Ballroom
8:40 a.m.Ethics in Mass TortsHon. Sandra Mazer Moss (Ret.) (Dispute Resolution Institute), Hon. David Herndon (U.S. Dist. Court, So. Dist. of Ill.), Professor Jaime Dodge (Emory University School of Law)Lafite Ballroom
9:40 a.m.Fosamax FemurTim O’Brien (Levin Papantonio)Lafite Ballroom
10:00 a.m.Morning Break – Bloody Mary and Mimosa Barco-sponsored by GrowPathExhibit Hall
10:15 a.m.From Big Pharma to Your Backyard – How the Nationwide Opioid Epidemic Spread to Your Hometown Peter Mougey (Levin Papantonio), David Schiller (Retired DEA Asst. Special Agent in Charge/Co-Founder RXDisposal), James Geldhof (Retired DEA Diversion Program Manager), Prof. Katherine Keyes (Columbia University)Lafite Ballroom
11:45 a.m.Diversity in the Legal Profession PanelHon. Shira Scheindin (ret.), Aimee Wagstaff (Andrus Wagstaff), Hon. Sandra Mazer Moss (ret.) (Dispute Resolution Institute), Elizabeth Cabraser (Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein), Professor Jaime Dodge (Emory University School of Law)Lafite Ballroom
12:45 p.m.Roundup LitigationRobin Greenwald (Weitz & Luxenberg), Mark Niemeyer (Niemeyer Grebel & Kruse), and Rebecca Gilliland (Levin Papantonio)Lafite Ballroom
1:15 p.m.Bair HuggerGenevieve Zimmerman (Meshbesher & Spence), David Hodges (Kennedy Hodges)Lafite Ballroom
1:45 p.m.Adjourn
TimeFri. Apr. 13 (Finance Track)SpeakersLocation
8:00 a.m.Continental Breakfastco-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing GroupExhibit Hall
9:00 a.m.Financing Options Beyond Traditional BanksPaul Cody (Counsel Financial), Glenn Phillips (Sanders Phillips Grossman)Lafleur 1
9:30 a.m.True Talk: Business Roundtable Regarding Litigation Funding at Bank RatesAri Kornhaber (Esquire Bank), Joe Zones (Zonies Law), Noah Kushlefsky (Kriendler & Kreindler)Lafleur 1
10:00 a.m.Morning Break – Bloody Mary and Mimosa Barco-sponsored by GrowPathExhibit Hall
10:15 a.m.Low Cost Capital Sparks Explosive GrowthJarret Prussin (SBA Loan Group)Lafleur 1
10:45 a.m.How To Strategically Use Legal Finance & Medical FundingElizabeth Pekin (Momentum Funding)Lafleur 1