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:

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.

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.

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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, Roundup, Talcum Powder, Valsartan.

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.

* Agenda subject to change

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  • Business of Law
  • Class Actions
  • Litigation
  • Nuts & Bolts
Time Topic Speaker(s) Location
7:00 am Continental Breakfast Co-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group Exhibit Hall
7:00 am Continental Breakfast Co-sponsored by Counsel Financial Exhibit Hall
7:00 am Registration Foyer
8:00 am How Do You Brand Your Law Firm?
8:15 am Welcome from Mike Papantonio
8:30 am What Is a Mass Tort? What Isn’t a Mass Tort?
8:45 am Finding Mass Tort Clients Moderator: Harlan Schillinger
9:00 am Powerful Reviews to Crush It on Google Maps & Organic or Paid for Lead Generation
9:30 am Innovation - Keep Your Firm Growing
9:30 am You Have a Case, Now What?
10:00 am Creative Financing for Mass Tort Firms: Joint Ventures, Refinancing & Case Acquisition
10:10 am Morning Break Co-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group
10:30 am Morning Break Co-sponsored by Counsel Financial Exhibit Hall
10:30 am Practical Ways to Get Involved with a Mass Tort Firm
10:45 am Outsource Your Intake for Better Conversions
11:00 am TV vs. Digital Media - Who Will Win?
11:15 am Mass Torts Settlement Concepts and Practices
12:00 pm Outsource Your Lien Resolution for a Better ROI
12:30 pm Luncheon Co-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group Exhibit Hall
12:30 pm Luncheon Co-sponsored by Counsel Financial Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm Keep Up with All Your New Clients with Case Management
1:30 pm The Nuts & Bolts of Class Actions
2:15 pm Leveraging Data and Innovation to Help Your Law Firm Achieve Its Objectives
2:30 pm Dealing with Difficult Judges: Flying into Headwinds
2:30 pm How Do I Pay for It All?
2:30 pm Nuts & Bolts Track Adjourns
2:55 pm Third-party Litigation Funding in Class Actions: How Does It Work, What Are the Defendants up to, and What Will Judges Let Them Get Away With?
3:00 pm The Changing Legal Malpractice Market & Getting Claims Paid
3:15 pm Business of Law Track Adjourns
3:35 pm ESI Tips and Tricks: What Tools Should Be in Your Toolbox
4:00 pm Developments in Class Notice and Settlement Administration: Digital Notice and New Means of Distributions
4:20 pm Thinking Outside the Black Box: Drug Cases in the Class Context
4:45 pm First-Time Attendees Networking Forum and Reception Co-hosted by Levin Papantonio and Ketterer Browne & Anderson Da Vinci 2
4:45 pm LGBTQ Networking Reception Sponsored by Levin Papantonio Da Vinci 3
4:45 pm Women in Legal Leadership Reception Co-sponsored by Epiq Da Vinci 3
5:00 pm Insurance Class Actions: Finding Claims, Typical Defenses, and What's Around the Corner
5:25 pm Tuesday Class Actions Track Adjourns
6:00 pm Opening Night Gala Co-sponsored by X Social Media Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace
Time Topic Speaker(s) Location
7:30 am Continental Breakfast Co-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group Exhibit Hall
7:30 am Registration Foyer
8:45 am Corporate Cancer Again: JUUL Grand Ballroom 5
9:45 am Coordination – What State Judges Are Really Thinking Grand Ballroom 5
10:45 am Morning Break Co-sponsored by MASSIVE Exhibit Hall
11:00 am Full Decriminialization of Prostitution - The Impact Grand Ballroom 5
11:30 am Passing the Torch to the Next Generation of Lawyers Grand Ballroom 5
12:15 pm Luncheon Featuring the Legal Services Innovation Award, Clarence Darrow Award, and Keynote by Carl Bernstein Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners Tower Ballroom
2:00 pm Building Your Nationwide Class One State at a Time: Holding Cases Together after Bristol-Myers Squibb; Strategies for Filing, Politics, and Dominance
2:15 pm 2019 Roundup Litigation: Multiple Trials on Multiple Battle Fronts Grand Ballroom 5
2:35 pm Front-loading the Class Cert Motion: Why Judges Are Asking More of Lawyers Earlier and Earlier. Early Notice Plans, Damages Models, Science Days, and More
2:45 pm Mediation in Mass Torts: Problems & Solutions in Resolution & Allocation Moderator: Abbas Kazerounian, Kazerounian Law Group Grand Ballroom 5
3:10 pm You Won Your Trial! Now What? Reducing the Jury Award to Final Judgment and Beyond
3:15 pm Afternoon Break Co-sponsored by MASSIVE Exhibit Hall
3:30 pm Talc Cases: Ovarian Cancer and Mesothelioma Grand Ballroom 5
3:35 pm Arbitration: Start Playing Offense, Not Defense. Using Arbitration as a Sword in Class Cases
4:00 pm Hernia Mesh: The Heat is On Grand Ballroom 5
4:10 pm International Class Actions: Making Your Case Overseas
4:15 pm BREAKOUT SESSION – PFAS: Firefighting Foam Water Contamination Grand Ballroom 8
4:30 pm 3M Ear Plugs Litigation TBA Grand Ballroom 5
4:45 pm The Common Issues Class: Rule 23(c)(4)
5:00 pm Wednesday Litigation Track Adjourns
5:05 pm Digital Marketing and Notification for Class Action Settlements
5:25 pm Wednesday Class Actions Track Adjourns
5:30 pm Networking Cocktail Reception and Evening Entertainment with Sebastian Maniscalco Co-sponsored by Scorpion Exhibit Hall
Time Topic Speaker(s) Location
7:30 am Registration Foyer
8:00 am Continental Breakfast Co-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group Exhibit Hall
8:30 am Ethics in Depositions Grand Ballroom 5
8:30 am Women in Legal Leadership Breakfast Co-sponsored by Grant & Eisenhofer and Epiq Grand Ballroom 8
9:30 am Valsartan Litigation Additional Speakers To Be Announced Grand Ballroom 5
10:00 am Tenofovir Litigation Grand Ballroom 5
10:45 am Morning Break: Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar Co-sponsored by GrowPath Exhibit Hall
11:00 am BREAKOUT SESSION – Church & College Sexual Assault Cases Grand Ballroom 8
11:00 am Essure Litigation Grand Ballroom 5
11:30 am Impact of Recent Fosamax Supreme Court Ruling Grand Ballroom 5
12:00 pm Box Lunches Co-sponsored by Filevine Filevine Booth in the Exhibit Hall
12:15 pm Taxotere Update Grand Ballroom 5
12:45 pm Finding Your Niche: Small Cases That Can Lead to Big Results Grand Ballroom 5
1:15 pm Gadolinium Update Grand Ballroom 5
1:44 pm Quick Hits: Litigations Emerging and Wrapping Up Grand Ballroom 5
1:45 pm PPI Grand Ballroom 5
1:54 pm Stryker V40 Grand Ballroom 5
2:03 pm Onglyza Grand Ballroom 5
2:12 pm Abilify Litigation Update Grand Ballroom 5
2:21 pm Zostavax Grand Ballroom 5
2:30 pm Conference Adjourns

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own schedule

With our new and improved app, you will be able to create your own event schedules, network with other attendees, answer live polls and surveys, engage in event challenges — and so much more!

getting around
the venue

The Bellagio Hotel, the site of the MTMP April 2019 conference, is a AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five Star Hotel located on the Las Vegas Strip directly across from the Fashion Show Mall.