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
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  • Litigation
  • Business of Law
  • Class Actions
  • Nuts & Bolts
  • Paralegal
Apr
12th
Business of Law
Time Topic Speaker(s)
12:00 pm
Live Q&A with Golf Legend Gary Player | Broughton Partners

Gary Player is a three-time Masters champion, received 24 PGA tour wins and 165 professional wins.

Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
2:00 pm
What is Digital Public Relations? What does it mean for your online brand and digital presence as well as your SEO? | Exults Digital Marketing

Learn more about digital public relations and how it influences your online brand, digital presence and SEO.

Co-sponsored by Exults Digital Marketing
2:00 pm
Big Data Facebook Advertising How Does It All Work? | X Social Media

Take a look behind the curtain on how X Social Media finds new clients for your firm with Big Data using Facebook and Instagram.

Co-sponsored by X Social Media
4:00 pm
New to Mass Torts. Inside Tip on What Tort to Go After Next | X Social Media

We will give our audience our selection criteria for what Mass Tort we recommend and why we would
recommend one mass tort over another. We also will give insights into Mass Torts that are being done
under the radar and not well know by the masses.

Co-sponsored by X Social Media
Apr
13th
Litigation
Time Topic Speaker(s)
Litigation Track Co-sponsored by Filevine
11:00 am
Human Trafficking: Wall Street’s Involvement

In 37 years of practice I have never seen cases that cry out as loudly for help from folks with law degrees. It will be an extremely strong business decision for any law firm that wants to do really well by doing good.

11:45 am
Zantac: Census, Criteria, and Case Update

Join the leaders of the litigation for an update on the largest pharmaceutical litigation in the country. The panel will discuss recent rulings in the MDL, as well as state court strategies, and changes in case criteria.

12:30 pm
Lunch Break and Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
1:30 pm
PFAS Litigation Update

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 Co-sponsored by X Social Media
Co-sponsored by X Social Media
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

Leaders of the two largest hernia mesh manufacturers discuss the two upcoming Bard Trials and strategies therein, and Ethicon trials set for 2022.

5:00 pm
BREAKOUT SESSION – Ethicon Hernia Mesh – Proceed Without Caution: In-Depth Examination of Proceed, Physiomesh, and P.H.S.

Leaders of the Ethicon litigation discuss the accomplishments to date, key theories of liability, and the path to trials in 2022.  The session will focus particularly on the Proceed product and why the PEC feels Ethicon has significant liability for not only the recalled Physiomesh, but its predecessor product, Proceed.

5:00 pm
Virtual Networking Reception Rooms
5:00 pm
Casino Room featuring Poker, Blackjack, Roulette Co-sponsored by X Social Media and Russell Media

Note: Pre-registration is required for the Casino Reception Room as space is extremely limited.

Co-sponsored by X Social Media and Russell Media
5:00 pm
Magician Room featuring Shimshi Co-sponsored by Scorpion

Bring your own playing cards to join the fun!

Co-sponsored by Scorpion
5:00 pm
"Girls Fight Back" Women in Legal Leadership Reception Room: Learn Basics of Self-Defense featuring Self-Defense Expert Nicole Snell Co-sponsored by A Case for Women

Tune in for this interactive, self-defense training session as Nicole teaches us how to use the tools we already have (physical and verbal) and tap into our power.

Co-sponsored by A Case for Women
6:15 pm
Evening Entertainment: A Conversation with Al Pacino Co-sponsored by Scorpion

MTMP is welcoming legendary actor Al Pacino to our virtual platform for a one-hour conversation with attorney Mike Papantonio. You won’t want to miss this amazing event!

Co-sponsored by Scorpion
Apr
13th
Business of Law
Time Topic Speaker(s)
Business of Law Track Co-sponsored by Counsel Financial
11:00 am
Human Trafficking: Wall Street’s Involvement

In 37 years of practice I have never seen cases that cry out as loudly for help from folks with law degrees. It will be an extremely strong business decision for any law firm that wants to do really well by doing good.

12:30 pm
Lunch Break and Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
1:30 pm
Creative Financial Solutions for Your Law Firm

Navigating the myriad of financing options can be confusing in today’s environment. Counsel Financial shares concrete examples of actual financings to help provide some clarity on what’s available to contingent-fee firms.

2:00 pm
Generating Leads in the Age of COVID - What's Working?

Over the last year, COVID-19 has changed consumer behavior patterns causing law firms to reimagine ways to attract and retain clients. Our panel of experts discusses how these changes have impacted digital marketing strategies and provide tips on how to change your approach to reach potential clients where they are.

3:15 pm
Afternoon Break: Business of Law Track - Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall Co-sponsored by X Social Media
Co-sponsored by X Social Media
3:45 pm
Digital Marketing Braintrust - How to Support Your Firm's Mass Tort and Single Event Practices

Come learn about the latest digital marketing strategies Plaintiff’s firms must leverage to generate clients today. From effectively creating awareness about the cases you represent, to retaining new qualified clients who need you the most, learn what it takes to grow the business-side of your law firm.

4:30 pm
Your Advertising Runs on AI (and Why You Should Care)
  • What exactly does it mean for AI to be driving your advertising campaigns?
  • Apple’s iOS changes are stripping the power of AI to precisely target people on Facebook
  • Why human intervention on AI decision-making is both critical and will never be eliminated
  • How to optimize costs in mass tort campaigns by actively managing advertising AI
5:00 pm
Virtual Networking Reception Rooms
5:00 pm
Casino Room featuring Poker, Blackjack, Roulette Co-sponsored by X Social Media and Russell Media

Note: Pre-registration is required for the Casino Reception Room as space is extremely limited.

Co-sponsored by X Social Media and Russell Media
5:00 pm
Magician Room featuring Shimshi Co-sponsored by Scorpion

Bring your own playing cards to join the fun!

Co-sponsored by Scorpion
5:00 pm
"Girls Fight Back" Women in Legal Leadership Reception Room: Learn Basics of Self-Defense featuring Self-Defense Expert Nicole Snell Co-sponsored by A Case for Women

Tune in for this interactive, self-defense training session as Nicole teaches us how to use the tools we already have (physical and verbal) and tap into our power.

Co-sponsored by A Case for Women
6:15 pm
Evening Entertainment: A Conversation with Al Pacino Co-sponsored by Scorpion

MTMP is welcoming legendary actor Al Pacino to our virtual platform for a one-hour conversation with attorney Mike Papantonio. You won’t want to miss this amazing event!

Co-sponsored by Scorpion
Apr
13th
Class Actions
Time Topic Speaker(s)
Tuesday Class Actions Track Co-sponsored by Top Class Actions
11:00 am
Human Trafficking: Wall Street’s Involvement

In 37 years of practice I have never seen cases that cry out as loudly for help from folks with law degrees. It will be an extremely strong business decision for any law firm that wants to do really well by doing good.

12:30 pm
Lunch Break and Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
1:30 pm
TransUnion Corp. v. Ramirez: Will the Supreme Court Bite Into Consumer Class Actions?

The claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act – consumers who asked for their credit files weren’t given the required information, and TransUnion’s egregious mistakes and poor process violated the FCRA; The case was tried to a jury and upheld by the Court of Appeals; The constitutional issue posed by the case, for individuals and for class actions; Holding a company to its tactical choices in trying the case; Can TransUnion have a defense by not keeping records about its sales of credit files; The “typicality” issue before the Court

2:15 pm
MDL Organization Where Mass Torts, Personal Injury, and Class Claims Coexist

We will discuss organizational, logistical, and legal concerns arising when class cases are paired up with non-class cases in an MDL setting.

3:00 pm
Afternoon Break: Class Actions Track - Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall Co-sponsored by X Social Media
Co-sponsored by X Social Media
3:30 pm
The RICO Case You’re Missing: The Rise of RICO Claims in Class Actions

Think RICO is just for the mob? Think again. The Racketeering in Corrupt Organizations (“RICO”) Act is a powerful tool that is increasingly finding its way into class actions. We will provide a brief introduction to the statute, highlight a few recent RICO class cases, and offer some tips on how and when you should consider a RICO claim as part of your class action.

4:15 pm
Class Actions Track Adjourns
5:00 pm
Virtual Networking Reception Rooms
5:00 pm
Casino Room featuring Poker, Blackjack, Roulette Co-sponsored by X Social Media and Russell Media

Note: Pre-registration is required for the Casino Reception Room as space is extremely limited.

Co-sponsored by X Social Media and Russell Media
5:00 pm
Magician Room featuring Shimshi Co-sponsored by Scorpion

Bring your own playing cards to join the fun!

Co-sponsored by Scorpion
5:00 pm
"Girls Fight Back" Women in Legal Leadership Reception Room: Learn Basics of Self-Defense featuring Self-Defense Expert Nicole Snell Co-sponsored by A Case for Women

Tune in for this interactive, self-defense training session as Nicole teaches us how to use the tools we already have (physical and verbal) and tap into our power.

Co-sponsored by A Case for Women
6:15 pm
Evening Entertainment: A Conversation with Al Pacino Co-sponsored by Scorpion

MTMP is welcoming legendary actor Al Pacino to our virtual platform for a one-hour conversation with attorney Mike Papantonio. You won’t want to miss this amazing event!

Co-sponsored by Scorpion
Apr
13th
Nuts & Bolts
Time Topic Speaker(s)
Nuts & Bolts Track Co-sponsored by CAMG
11:00 am
Human Trafficking: Wall Street’s Involvement

In 37 years of practice I have never seen cases that cry out as loudly for help from folks with law degrees. It will be an extremely strong business decision for any law firm that wants to do really well by doing good.

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
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 Co-sponsored by X Social Media
Co-sponsored by X Social Media
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 Reception Rooms
5:00 pm
Casino Room featuring Poker, Blackjack, Roulette Co-sponsored by X Social Media and Russell Media

Note: Pre-registration is required for the Casino Reception Room as space is extremely limited.

Co-sponsored by X Social Media and Russell Media
5:00 pm
Magician Room featuring Shimshi Co-sponsored by Scorpion

Bring your own playing cards to join the fun!

Co-sponsored by Scorpion
5:00 pm
"Girls Fight Back" Women in Legal Leadership Reception Room: Learn Basics of Self-Defense featuring Self-Defense Expert Nicole Snell Co-sponsored by A Case for Women

Tune in for this interactive, self-defense training session as Nicole teaches us how to use the tools we already have (physical and verbal) and tap into our power.

Co-sponsored by A Case for Women
6:15 pm
Evening Entertainment: A Conversation with Al Pacino Co-sponsored by Scorpion

MTMP is welcoming legendary actor Al Pacino to our virtual platform for a one-hour conversation with attorney Mike Papantonio. You won’t want to miss this amazing event!

Co-sponsored by Scorpion
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
Coronavirus Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Litigation Update

Lead counsel in federal and state cases from around the country provide an update and analyze this significant and far-reaching litigation, now entering its second year. This panel will discuss the critical factual and legal elements in this nation-wide litigation, as well as how to identify and prepare potential cases.

12:30 pm
Lunch Break and Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
1:30 pm
Talc Cases: Ovarian Cancer and Mesothelioma

This session will give you important information on Talc induced ovarian cancer and mesothelioma cases.  You will receive important information on the Imerys Bankruptcy plan as well as the current status of MDL and state court litigation against Johnson &Johnson.

2:15 pm
Judicial Panel on Diversity and Leadership in MDLs

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

The Judicial Panel this year will consist of Judges Madeline Cox Arleo, Robert Dow, Donovan Frank, and Robert Kugler, who will be giving us a candid perspective from the bench on the increasing focus on diversity and access to MDL leadership.  They will be joined by defense attorney Sara Thompson and Levin Papantonio’s own Troy Rafferty to discuss the challenges that remain in strengthening the pipeline of counsel for leadership, but also the challenges, pitfalls, and opportunities for new entrants throughout the MDL lifecycle.  Moderated by Professor Jaime Dodge, from the Emory Institute for Complex Litigation.

 

3:15 pm
Afternoon Break: Litigation Track - Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall Co-sponsored by X Social Media
Co-sponsored by X Social Media
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
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
Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
1:00 pm
The Ninja Warrior Approach: Better Ways to Navigate Obstacles from Intake Through Disbursement
1:30 pm
Your Most Important Resource Is Under Attack: How to Produce and Protect Creative Energy

Legal professionals need to think big to survive and thrive in the challenges ahead. But they too often squander their creative energy on distractions, emergencies, and other people’s priorities. This presentation explores the pervasive habits that steal time and hinder higher-order thought, and proposes science-backed solutions to build focus, autonomy, and creativity in your practice.

2:00 pm
NEW SBA Programs & Financing Solutions from SBA Loan Group
  • Learn about the strategic use of SBA Loans to: PROTECT, GROW, & BUILD EQUITY in your firm
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  • Very few restrictions on how you use the money for an SBA loan
  • Up to 100% financing to buy a building for your law firm
  • Learn more about the most cost-effective settlement funding program in the United States where you can borrow up to 70% of expected fees
2:30 pm
Perfecting the Mass Tort Intake: How to Capitalize on Strong Cases and Cap Consulting Costs

General Surgeon, Dr. Wendy Ketner, discusses how to expedite and scale your mass tort intake strategy without breaking the bank.

3:00 pm
You Retained the Case, Now What?

You need a cohesive settlement plan! Learn how industry leading lawyers execute their plans helping give you the confidence to increase your case load.

4:00 pm
Business of Law Track Adjourns
Apr
14th
Class Actions
Time Topic Speaker(s)
Wednesday Class Actions Track Co-sponsored by Top Class Actions
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
Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
1:30 pm
Setting Your Settlement Up for Approval: From Notice/Admin Planning to Avoiding Objections
2:15 pm
Finding the Perfect Expert: How to Identify What Experts You Need for Your Class and How to Get the Best Expert

Khaldoun Baghdadi, Esq. and Dr. Wendy Ketner, a general surgeon, discuss the four key factors that make an Expert the right fit for a case and how to apply these factors to pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer product matters.

3:00 pm
Afternoon Break: Class Actions Track (Extended for Class Actions Track) - Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall Co-sponsored by X Social Media
Co-sponsored by X Social Media
4:45 pm
Developments in Class Settlement Review and Design
  • Pushing the Envelope in Class Settlement Design and Guarding Against Professional Objectors
  • Design topics include issues class, defendants class, (b)(1) and (3) combos, and (b)(3) design resulting in virtual (b)(1)
  • Objector defense includes applying the 2018 amendment to Rule 23 and guarding against new objector ploys like class counsel ethics squeeze out by objecting named plaintiffs and malpractice claims against class counsel by objectors
5:30 pm
You Need to Hear These Tips for Making and Strengthening Your Class Action or Mass Tort Case

Scott Hardy, President of Top Class Actions, and Andrew Shamis, managing partner at Shamis & Gentile P.A, talk about how to build a winning class action or mass tort lawsuit case with strong plaintiffs and a bulletproof theory.

6:15 pm
Class Actions Track Adjourns
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

Learn how to navigate the minefield of statute of limitations from intake to resolution, including practical tips for intake, pre-litigation, and discovery!

12:30 pm
Lunch Break and Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
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

Explore all of the options for supporting and growing your mass tort practice, from financing to other alternatives, and learn what to watch for in the fine print.

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)
Paralegal Track Co-sponsored by T-Scan Record Retrieval
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
Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
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 Case Management Makes Managing Cases Manageable
3:15 pm
Afternoon Break: Paralegal Track - Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall Co-sponsored by X Social Media
Co-sponsored by X Social Media
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
Transplanting Successful U.S. Torts 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 Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
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
Sex Assault Litigation: Advocating for the Rights of Survivors in Multiple Arenas
  • Legislative, Congressional and United Nations Advocacy
  • Representation During Investigations: Board of Education, Medical Boards, SafeSport and Title IX Investigations
  • Litigation Efforts Beyond Civil Suits: Bankruptcy Proceedings and Criminal Investigations
3:00 pm
Afternoon Break: Litigation Track - Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall Co-sponsored by X Social Media
Co-sponsored by X Social Media
3:15 pm
Opioids Litigation Update
  • National Opiate Litigation and Settlement Update
  • Nuts & Bolts from the Perdue Bankruptcy to the $26 Billion Distributor Proposal
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
Ethics: Plaguing Mass Tort Practice Is the Abusive Use of Confidentiality Orders

The Model Rules discussed in this session:

  • Rule 3.1: Meritorious Claims & Contentions
  • Rule 3.2: Expediting Litigation
  • Rule 3.3: Candor Toward the Tribunal
  • Rule 3.4: Fairness to Opposing Party & Counsel
  • Rule 4.1: Truthfulness in Statements to Others
  • Rule 8.4: Misconduct
5:15 pm
Quick Hits on Mass Tort Litigations

Join this panel as they discuss the latest on several Mass Tort litigations.

  • PPI
  • Valsartan
  • JUUL
  • Beovu
  • Belviq
  • 3M Earplugs
6:00 pm
Virtual Conference Concludes
Apr
15th
Class Actions
Time Topic Speaker(s)
Thursday Class Actions Track Co-sponsored by Epiq
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
12:45 pm
Lunch Break and Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
1:00 pm
Class Actions—Latest Updates from the Experts

Join Greg Coleman and Dan Bryson as they discuss some of the top class actions slated to make significant progress in 2021, legal issues to be aware of and the impact of COVID-19 on class action litigation.

1:45 pm
Mass Torts in Perspective: Class Actions and Individual Actions When Multiple Plaintiffs Have Similar Claims
  • Class Action or Individual Actions?
  • Complex Litigation in Federal or State Court
  • When Multiple Plaintiffs Have Similar Claims
2:30 pm
Cherry v. Dometic Corporation: A Victory on Ascertainability in the 11th Circuit
  • An overview of ascertainability in each circuit
  • The implications of the 11th Circuit victory and where we go after the Cherry decision
3:15 pm
Essential Elements of Effective Class Action Settlements

Join Epiq as we examine why settlement administration is important and seven key considerations to keep in mind prior to settling a case. You will learn essential elements to effectively settling class action lawsuits.

4:00 pm
Class Actions Track Adjourns
6:00 pm
Virtual Conference Concludes
Apr
15th
Paralegal
Time Topic Speaker(s)
Paralegal Track Co-sponsored by T-Scan Record Retrieval
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
11:00 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 Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
Co-sponsored by Broughton Partners
1:15 pm
Starting Your Case with the Right Tools for Settlement

Every mass tort case starts with anticipation of settlement. Find out how to prepare from the beginning so you are ready for the inevitable demands of settlement.

2:00 pm
Keeping It Classy: Managing a Class Action

Let’s hear it for the paralegals! Emily Torromeo, paralegal extraordinaire at Kazerouni Law Group, talks with Scott Hardy, President of Top Class Actions, and attorney David J. McGlothlin, Esq. from Kazerouni Law Group, about the myriad roles played by support staff and some of the tricks of her trade.

2:45 pm
Paralegal Track Adjourns
6:00 pm
Virtual Conference Concludes