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Agenda

MTMP October 2018 Conference Agenda

Click on the blue and orange 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.
Wednesday October 3
Business of Law
Nuts & Bolts
Thursday October 4
Mass Torts
Class Actions
Friday October 5
Mass Torts
Class Actions

MTMP October 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. October 3
Business of Law
Nuts & Bolts
Thurs. October 4
Mass Torts
Class Actions
Fri. October 5
Mass Torts
Class Actions
TimeWed. Oct. 3 (Business of Law)SpeakersLocation
7:00amRegistration and Continental BreakfastCo-sponsored by Counsel Financial
8:00amGet New Clients with Web, Video and SEOBen Fiandaca, Scorpion; Michael Mogill, Crisp Video; Andrew Orlander, Razor RankGrand Ballroom 8
8:45amCase Acquisition TrendsEd Lake, Gacovino Lake/PERSIST; Andrea Godoy, Relion Group; Cason Carter, Get CasesGrand Ballroom 8
9:30amInnovation - Keep Your Firm GrowingMike Papantonio, Levin PapantonioGrand Ballroom 8
10:00amThe Dangers of Entering Mass Torts: What You Need To Do & How To Do ItJoe DiNardo, Counsel FinancialGrand Ballroom 8
10:30amMorning BreakCo-sponsored by Counsel Financial
10:45amLatest Marketing Options for Law FirmsAlex Shunnarah, Shunnarah Law; Steve Nober, Consumer Attorney Marketing Group; Ari Levenbaum, Law Tigers; Jacob Malherbe, XSocialMediaGrand Ballroom 8
11:45amManaging Your Mass Tort Cases: It’s About Time and MoneyDeb Zonies and Mark Eveland, Verus LLCGrand Ballroom 8
12:00pmLuncheonCo-sponsored by Counsel Financial
1:00pmKeep Track of Leads and ClientsEric Sanchez, GrowPath; Chris O’Brien, Captorra; Ryan Anderson, FilevineGrand Ballroom 8
1:45pmHandle Afterhour Calls and Intake RetentionTom Ball, Alert Communications; Gary Falkowitz, ICE; Ryan Alovis, 1-888-GO-ANSWER!Grand Ballroom 8
2:30pmLien Resolution UpdateNick D'Aquilla, Garretson Resolution Group; Ginger Susman, ProvidioGrand Ballroom 8
3:00pmHow Do You Pay for It All?Jarret Prussin, SBA Loan Group; Ari Kornhaber, Esquire BankGrand Ballroom 8
3:30pmAdjourn
4:45pmFirst-Time Attendees Networking Forum and ReceptionCo-hosted by Levin Papantonio, Janet Janet Suggs, and Jenner Law
4:45pmWomen in Legal Leadership ReceptionCo-sponsored by Garretson Resolution Group
6:00pmOpening Night GalaCo-sponsored by The Relion GroupOmnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace
TimeWed. Oct. 3 (Nuts & Bolts of Mass Torts)SpeakersLocation
7:00amRegistration and Continental BreakfastCo-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group
8:00amWhat Is a Mass Tort? What Isn’t a Mass Tort?Vance Andrus and Aimee Wagstaff, Andrus WagstaffGrand Ballroom 4
8:30amMass Tort Forums: Federal Courts, the JPML, and State CourtsSindhu Daniel, Baron & Budd; Mark Niemeyer, Niemeyer Grebel Kruse; Karen Barth Menzies, Girard GibbsGrand Ballroom 4
9:10amFinding Mass Tort ClientsJacob Malherbe, XSocialMedia; Susan Jones Knape, A Case for Women; Scott Hardy, Top Class Actions; Steve Nober, Consumer Attorney Marketing Group; Ben Fiandaca (Scorpion)Grand Ballroom 4
9:50amMorning BreakCo-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group
10:00amAdvancing the Mass Tort Plaintiff’s CaseRobert Price and Katrina Youngblood, Levin PapantonioGrand Ballroom 4
10:40amCase-Specific Pleadings and DiscoverySejal Brahmbhatt, Williams Kherkher; Chris Paulos, Levin PapantonioGrand Ballroom 4
11:25amDeveloping the General Liability Case in Mass TortsRebecca Gilliland, Levin Papantonio; Danielle Mason, Beasley Allen; Erin Copeland (Fibich Leebron Copeland & Briggs)Grand Ballroom 4
12:25pmLuncheonCo-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group
1:25pmBellwether Trials in Mass TortsTim O’Brien and Ben Gordon, Levin Papantonio; Seth Katz, Burg Simpson; Elizabeth Graham (Grant & Eisenhofer)Grand Ballroom 4
2:10pmMass Torts Settlement Concepts and PracticesEllen Relkin, Weitz & Luxenberg; Troy Rafferty, Levin Papantonio; Mike Burg, Burg Simpson; Rob Jenner, Jenner LawGrand Ballroom 4
3:00pmQuestion and Answer/ Wrap-Up DiscussionGrand Ballroom 4
3:30pmAdjourn
4:45pmFirst-Time Attendees Networking Forum and ReceptionCo-hosted by Levin Papantonio, Janet Janet Suggs, and Jenner Law
4:45pmWomen in Legal Leadership ReceptionCo-sponsored by Garretson Resolution Group
6:00pmOpening Night GalaCo-sponsored by The Relion GroupOmnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace
TimeThurs. Oct. 4 (Mass Torts)SpeakersLocation
7:00amMTMP Wellness Forum – Mindfulness MeditationJoe DiNardo, Counsel Financial
7:30amRegistration and Continental BreakfastCo-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group
8:45amOpening Session: Human Trafficking -- It’s Time to use our Special Skills to Help End ItMike Papantonio, Levin Papantonio; Mark Lanier, Lanier Law FirmGrand Ballroom 5
9:45amHuman Trafficking: Taking Down GoliathDiandra Debrosse, Zarzaur Mujumdar & Debrosse; Kim Dougherty, Andrus Wagstaff; Paul Pennock, Weitz & Luxenberg; Kim Adams and Mike Papantonio, Levin Papantonio; Jayne Conroy (Simmons Hanly Conroy)Grand Ballroom 5
10:30amMorning BreakCo-sponsored by RazorRank
10:45amTalc Ovarian Cancer CasesMark Lanier, Lanier Law Firm; Chris Tisi and Wes Bowden, Levin Papantonio; Leigh O'Dell, Beasley Allen; Michelle Parfitt, Ashcraft & GerelGrand Ballroom 5
11:30amOpioids Litigation Moving ForwardMike Papantonio, Troy Rafferty & Peter Mougey, Levin PapantonioGrand Ballroom 5
12:15pmLuncheon Featuring Keynote Address and Football Auction with Peyton Manning, and Presentation of Clarence Darrow Award to Eric KennedyCo-sponsored by Gacovino Lake/PERSIST
2:15pmMonsanto Roundup Herbicide Litigation – The Recent $289 Million Jury Verdict & Future CasesMike Papantonio, Levin Papantonio; Robin Greenwald, Weitz & Luxenberg; Mark Niemeyer, Niemeyer Grebel Kruse; Michael Baum, Baum Hedlund; Tim Litzenburg, The Miller FirmGrand Ballroom 5
2:45pmEssure Recall: Where Do We Go From Here?Kim Dougherty, Andrus Wagstaff; Erin Copeland, Fibich Leebron Copeland Briggs; Fidelma Fitzpatrick, Motley Rice; Bryan Aylstock (Aylstock Witkin)Grand Ballroom 5
3:15pmAfternoon BreakCo-sponsored by Scorpion
3:30pmHernia Mesh Litigation UpdateRobert Price and Tim O'Brien, Levin Papantonio; Kelsey Stokes, Fleming Nolen & JezGrand Ballroom 5
4:00pmPPI LitigationTroy Rafferty, Levin Papantonio; Paul Pennock, Weitz & Luxenberg; Stephanie O'Connor, Douglas & LondonGrand Ballroom 5
4:30pmWhat We Couldn't Tell You from the BenchJudge Sandra Moss (ret.); Judge Dan Stack (ret.); Justice Janice Holder (ret.)Grand Ballroom 5
5:00pmGadolinium Part 2: Gadolinium Deposition DiseaseChris Tisi and Dan Nigh, Levin Papantonio; Brooks Cutter, Cutter Law; Zoe Littlepage, Littlepage BoothGrand Ballroom 5
5:30pmNetworking Cocktail Reception and Comedy Show with Jim GaffiganCo-sponsored by ScorpionExhibit Hall
TimeThurs. Oct. 4 (Class Actions)SpeakersLocation
2:30pm Class Actions 101: What Is a Class Action and How Is It Different from a Mass Tort? Bill Cash III and Matt Schultz, Levin Papantonio Grand Ballroom 4
2:55pm Getting Your Feet Wet in Consumer Class Actions: What They’re All about and How You Can Get Started in Your Own Practice Dan Bryson, Whitfield, Bryson & Mason, LLP Grand Ballroom 4
3:25pm Coffee Break Co-sponsored by Epiq
3:35pm Finding the Perfect Plaintiff: Means and Ethics. A Panel Discussion on Reaching Class Plaintiffs, Best Practices, and the Ethical Issues Involved Scott Hardy, Top Class Actions; Carl Jaeckel, ClassAction.org; Melissa Weiner, Pearson, Simon & Warshaw Grand Ballroom 4
4:35pm Diamonds in the Rough: How to Tell If a Potential Client Actually Has Good Class Claims—and What to Do with Them Michelle Drake, Berger & Montague, P.C. Grand Ballroom 4
5:15pm Class Action Settlement Administration 101: Utilizing Administrators to Get Claimants Paid and Secure Final Approval of Your Settlement Michael O’Connor, Epiq Grand Ballroom 4
5:30pm Networking Cocktail Reception and Comedy Show with Jim Gaffigan Co-sponsored by Scorpion Exhibit Hall
TimeFri. Oct. 5 (Mass Torts)SpeakersLocation
7:00am MTMP Wellness Forum – Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Joe DiNardo, Counsel Financial
8:00am Continental Breakfast Co-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group
8:30am Women in Legal Leadership Breakfast Co-sponsored by Grant & Eisenhofer and Milestone Consulting
8:30am Testosterone Brandon Bogle, Levin Papantonio; Meghan Quinlivan, Burg Simpson Grand Ballroom 5
8:45am IVC Filters Matt Schultz, Levin Papantonio; Ramon Lopez, Lopez McHugh Grand Ballroom 5
9:15am Technology and Ethics Hon. Marina Corodemus (ret.) Corodemus & Corodemus; Mark Eveland (Verus) Grand Ballroom 5
9:30am Judicial Forum Breakout Session Jaime Dodge (Emory University School of Law)
10:15am Morning Break: Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar co-sponsored by GrowPath
10:30am Opioids: Individual Cases David Haynes, The Cochran Firm; Brett Oppenheimer, Attorney at Law; Angie Mason, The Cochran Firm; Wayne Alford, Alford Law Group Grand Ballroom 5
11:00am Courtroom Demeanor: A Touch of Elegance Judge Brian Barker (ret.) Chairman, London Criminal Bar; Hezekiah Sistrunk, The Cochran Firm
11:30am Talc Mesothelioma Cases – Talc/Asbestos Mark Lanier, Lanier Law Firm; Chris Panatier, Simon Greenstone Panatier; Chris Placitella, Cohen Placitella & Roth Grand Ballroom 5
12:00pm Developments in the Law – Preemption Update Fred Longer, Levin Sedran Berman; Tracy Finken, Anapol Weiss Grand Ballroom 5
12:30pm Box Lunches Co-sponsored by Filevine Filevine Booth in the Exhibit Hall
12:30pm Quick Hits: Litigations Emerging and Wrapping Up Grand Ballroom 5
Stryker Richard Schlueter, Childers Schlueter & Smith
Zofran Scott Nabers, Blizzard & Nabers
Risperdal Derek Braslow, Pogust Braslow & Millrood
Taxotere Ben Gordon, Levin Papantonio
Onglyza Jennifer Moore, Grossman Moore
Xarelto Emmie Paulos, Levin Papantonio
Abilify Chris Paulos, Levin Papantonio; Behram Parekh, Kirtland & Packard
E-Cigarettes Amy Eskin, Levin Simes Abrams
Zostavax Mark Sadaka, Sadaka & Associates
2:00pm Adjourn
TimeFri. Oct. 5 (Class Actions)SpeakersLocation
7:00am MTMP Wellness Forum – Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Joe DiNardo, Counsel Financial
8:00am Continental Breakfast Co-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group
8:30am Women in Legal Leadership Breakfast Co-sponsored by Grant & Eisenhofer and Milestone Consulting
9:30am What’s Hot Right Now in Class Actions? Learn What Types of Cases Are Active Right Now Lynn Toops, Cohen & Malad, LLP Grand Ballroom 4
10:05am Caselaw Update: Presentation on Recent Decisions Affecting Class Action Plaintiffs, and Strategies to Stay on the Offense Melissa Weiner, Pearson, Simon & Warshaw; Adam Prom, DiCello Levitt & Casey LLC Grand Ballroom 4
10:50am Coffee Break Co-sponsored by Angeion
11:00am Unique Obstacles to Recovery in Class Cases: Arbitration, Standing, Objectors, Court Approval, Fee Caps, and More Michelle Drake, Berger & Montague, P.C. Grand Ballroom 4
11:30am Giving Effective Notice: Best Techniques and New Practices in Settlement Notices; Improving Opt-in Rates; How to Build the Best Notice Strategy and Media Plan to Effectively Reach Potential Claimants Steve Weisbrot, Angeion; Scott Hardy, Top Class Actions; Gerard Stranch, Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC Grand Ballroom 4
12:00pm Ethical Issues in Class Actions: Finding Plaintiffs, Problems in Settlement Negotiation, Recent Ethics Cases Katrina Carroll, Lite DePalma Greenberg, LLC Grand Ballroom 4
12:00pm Box Lunches Co-sponsored by Filevine Filevine Booth in the Exhibit Hall
12:40pm Maximizing Your Fee While Maximizing Clients’ Recovery: Best Practices in Demonstrating the Full Value of Your Hard Work, Common Pitfalls in Fee Negotiations, and How Well-intentioned Lawyers Trip Up Greg Coleman, Greg Coleman Law, P.C.; Bill Cash III, Levin Papantonio Grand Ballroom 4
1:20pm Current Issues in TCPA Claims Keith Keogh, Keogh Law, Ltd. Grand Ballroom 4
2:00pm Adjourn