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Agenda

MTMP April 2019 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.
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 April 10
Business of Law
Nuts & Bolts
Thursday April 11
Mass Torts
Class Actions
Friday April 12
Mass Torts
Class Actions

MTMP April 2019 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.
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 10
Business of Law
Nuts & Bolts
Thurs. Apriil 11
Mass Torts
Class Actions
Fri. April 12
Mass Torts
Class Actions
TimeWed. April 10 (Business of Law)SpeakersLocation
7:00 AM Registration Latour Ballroom Foyer
7:00 AM Continental Breakfast Co-sponsored by Counsel Financial Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM Client Relation Management for the Digital Age Eric Sanchez, GrowPath; Ryan Anderson, Filevine Latour 3
8:30 AM Innovative Ways to Acquire New Cases Scott Bennett, Relion Group; Cason Carter, Amicus Latour 3
9:00 AM Innovation - Keep Your Firm Growing Mike Papantonio, Levin Papantonio Latour 3
9:30 AM Creative Financing for Mass Tort Firms: Joint Ventures, Refinancing & Case Acquisition Joe DiNardo, Counsel Financial Latour 3
10:00 AM Morning Break Co-sponsored by Counsel Financial Exhibit Hall
10:15 AM Gorilla Marketing vs. T.V. vs. Digital vs. Billboards Alex Shunnarah, Shunnarah Law; Steve Nober, Consumer Attorney Marketing Group; Ari Levenbaum, Law Tigers; Jacob Malherbe, XSocialMedia Latour 3
11:15 AM Managing Your Mass Tort Cases: It’s About Time and Money Deb Zonies and Dan Comunale, Verus LLC Latour 3
11:45 AM Show Me the Money! Ari Kornhaber, Esquire Bank; Jarret Prussin, SBA Loan Group Latour 3
12:15 PM Luncheon Co-sponsored by Counsel Financial Exhibit Hall; Latour 1,2,4
1:15 PM Get New Clients with Digital Marketing Ben Fiandaca, Scorpion; Michael Mogill, Crisp Video; Andrew Orlander, Razor Rank; Aaron Peterson, Law Scout Latour 3
2:15 PM Outsourcing Afterhours Call Centers and Webchat with Intake Retention Tom Ball, Alert Communications; Mont Lewis, Podium Latour 3
2:45 PM Why Lien Resolution is Critical to Your Success Ryan Weiner, MASSIVE; Ginger Susman, Providio Latour 3
3:00 PM MTMP's "Shark Sessions" with Vendors Co-sponsored by SBA Loan Group Lafleur 2
3:15 PM Business of Law Track Adjourns
4:45 PM First-Time Attendees Networking Forum and Reception Co-hosted by Levin Papantonio, Janet Janet & Suggs, and Jenner Law Petrus 1
4:45 PM Women in Legal Leadership Reception Co-sponsored by Garretson Resolution Group Petrus 2
4:45 PM LGBTQ Networking Reception Sponsored by Levin Papantonio; Hosted by Bill Cash and Elizabeth Cabraser Montrachet 1
6:00 PM Opening Night Gala Co-sponsored by The Relion Group XS Nightclub at Encore
TimeWed. April 10 (Nuts & Bolts of Mass Torts)SpeakersLocation
7:00 AM Registration Latour Ballroom Foyer
7:00 AM Continental Breakfast Co-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM Welcome from Mike Papantonio Mike Papantonio, Levin Papantonio Latour 6
8:15 AM What Is a Mass Tort? What Isn’t a Mass Tort? Brenda Fulmer, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley Latour 6
8:30 AM Mass Tort Forums: Federal Courts, the JPML, and State Courts Mark Niemeyer, Niemeyer Grebel Kruse; Karen Barth Menzies, Girard Gibbs; Jennifer Scullion, Seeger Weiss Latour 6
9:10 AM Finding Mass Tort Clients Moderator: Harlan Schillinger Speakers: Jacob Malherbe, XSocialMedia; Susan Jones Knape, A Case for Women; Scott Hardy, Top Class Actions; Steve Nober, Consumer Attorney Marketing Group; Ben Fiandaca, Scorpion Latour 6
9:50 AM Morning Break Co-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group Exhibit Hall
10:00 AM Managing Mass Tort Cases Emmie Paulos, Levin Papantonio; Lea Morris, V.P., Garretson Resolution Group Latour 6
10:40 AM Case-Specific Pleadings and Discovery Troy Bouk, Levin Papantonio; Michelle Kranz, Zoll & Kranz Latour 6
11:25 AM Developing the General Liability Case in Mass Torts Brandon Bogle, Levin Papantonio; Stephanie O'Connor, Douglas & London; Michelle Parfitt, Ashcraft & Gerel; Rob Jenner, Jenner Law Latour 6
12:25 AM Luncheon Co-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group Exhibit Hall; Latour 1,2,4
1:25 PM Bellwether Trials in Mass Torts Tim O'Brien, Levin Papantonio; Seth Katz, Burg Simpson; Beth Graham, Grant & Eisenhofer Latour 6
2:10 PM Mass Torts Settlement Concepts and Practices Troy Rafferty, Levin Papantonio; Ellen Relkin, Weitz & Luxenberg Latour 6
3:00 PM Question and Answer/ Wrap-Up Discussion Latour 6
3:30 PM Nuts & Bolts Track Adjourns
4:45 PM First-Time Attendees Networking Forum and Reception Co-hosted by Levin Papantonio, Janet Janet & Suggs, and Jenner Law Petrus 1
4:45 PM Women in Legal Leadership Reception Co-sponsored by Garretson Resolution Group Petrus 2
4:45 PM LGBTQ Networking Reception Sponsored by Levin Papantonio; Hosted by Bill Cash and Elizabeth Cabraser Montrachet 1
6:00 PM Opening Night Gala Co-sponsored by The Relion Group XS Nightclub at Encore
TimeThurs. April 11 (Mass Torts)SpeakersLocation
7:30 AM Registration Latour Ballroom Foyer
7:30 AM Continental Breakfast Co-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group Exhibit Hall
8:45 AM Opening Session: How to Build Your Firm into a National Powerhouse Mike Papantonio, Levin Papantonio; Mark Lanier, Lanier Law Firm Lafite 5
9:45 AM The Dynamics and Backstory of How Major Mass Tort Projects Settle – The Inside Story Francis McGovern, Duke University; Joe Rice, Motley Rice; Mark Lanier, Lanier Law Firm; Mike Papantonio, Levin Papantonio Lafite 5
10:30 AM Morning Break Co-sponsored by Razor Rank Exhibit Hall
10:45 AM A Talk with Survivors and Leaders to End Human Trafficking Mike Papantonio and Kim Adams, Levin Papantonio; Eric Bauer; Kevin Malone; Geoff Rogers; Alex Trouteaud Lafite 5
11:30 AM BREAKOUT SESSION – Human Trafficking Consortium Kim Adams, Levin Papantonio; Gregory Zarzaur, Zarzaur Mujumdar & Debrosse; Kim Dougherty, Andrus Wagstaff; Paul Pennock, Weitz & Luxenberg; Shannon Pennock, Pennock Law Firm Lafite 8
11:30 AM Hall of Fame Panel Moderator: Mike Burg, Burg Simpson; Panelists: Gary Douglas, Douglas & London; Elizabeth Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Hon. Sandra Moss (ret.); Hon. David Herndon (ret.) Lafite 5
12:15 PM Luncheon Featuring the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the Presentation of the Clarence Darrow Lifetime Achievement Award to Leo Thomas, Esq. Co-sponsored by Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano Latour Ballroom
2:15 PM 2019 Roundup Litigation: Multiple Trials on Multiple Battle Fronts Mike Papantonio, Levin Papantonio; Mark Niemeyer, Niemeyer Grebel Kruse; Aimee Wagstaff, Andrus Wagstaff Lafite 5
2:45 PM Storms, Floods and Fire Disasters on the Rise Everywhere – How Can You Get Invovled? Peter McNulty, McNulty Law Firm; Archie Lamb and Troy Rafferty, Levin Papantonio; Mark Gray, Gray and White Law; Bill Robins, Robins Cloud; John Fiske, Baron & Budd; Joshua Katz, Weisbrod Matteis & Copley; Brian Panish, Panish Shea & Boyle; Ron Haynes, Christopher Ligori & Assoc.; Lexi Hazam, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Diane Moore, Baum Hedlund Lafite 5
3:00 PM MTMP's "Shark Sessions" with Vendors Co-sponsored by SBA Loan Group Lafite 9
3:30 PM Afternoon Break Co-sponsored by Razor Rank Exhibit Hall
3:45 PM Polypropylene Paradigm Shift: Bard Hernia Mesh Update Robert Price and Tim O'Brien, Levin Papantonio; Kelsey Stokes, Fleming Nolen & Jez Lafite 5
4:00 PM BREAKOUT SESSION – Environmental Torts: Water Contamination, Lead, Pesticides and Chemicals Randy Nordstrom, Focus DMG; Ryan Weiner, MASSIVE; John Fiske, Baron & Budd; Robin Greenwald, Weitz & Lux; Gale Pearson, Pearson Randall & Schumacher; Hunter Shkolnik, Napoli Shkolnik; Jessica Meeder, Murphy Falcon & Murphy; Robert Bilott, Taft Stettinius & Hollister Lafite 8
4:15 PM PPI Litigation Cameron Stephenson, Levin Papantonio; Paul Pennock, Weitz & Luxenberg; Bess DeVaughn, Douglas & London; Shannon Pennock, Pennock Law Firm Lafite 5
4:45 PM Valsartan Litigation Dan Nigh, Levin Papantonio; George Williamson, Farr Law Firm; Marlene Goldenberg, GoldenbergLaw Lafite 5
5:15 PM Networking Cocktail Reception and Evening Entertainment with Al Pacino Co-sponsored by Scorpion Exhibit Hall
TimeThurs. April 11 (Class Actions)SpeakersLocation
2:30 PM Class Action 101: How to Build Class Actions into Your Everyday Practice Dan Bryson, Whitfield, Bryson & Mason, LLP Lafite 7
2:55 PM Good Clients, Bad Clients: What Makes a Good Class Action Client, and How to Survive a Bad One Jonathan Shub, Kohn Swift & Graf, P.C. Lafite 7
3:25 PM Illegal Fees Everywhere: How Companies and Governments Everywhere Charge the Public, and How You Can Fight Back Hassan Zavareei, Tycko & Zavareei LLP; Bobby Ahdoot, Ahdoot & Wolfson Lafite 7
4:10 PM Coffee Break Co-sponsored by Epiq Exhibit Hall
4:25 PM Mega-Settlements: In the Room When the Biggest Class Actions Get Done Elizabeth Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP; Sol Weiss, Anapol Weiss Lafite 7
5:10 PM Getting the Word Out: Innovative Electronic Class Notices Dawn McPherson, Epiq Lafite 7
5:30 PM Class Action Marketing Approaches: How It All Fits Together Scott Hardy, Top Class Actions; Carl Jaeckel, ClassAction.org Lafite 7
6:00 PM Thursday Class Actions Track Adjourns
6:00 PM Networking Cocktail Reception and Evening Entertainment with Al Pacino Co-sponsored by Scorpion Exhibit Hall
TimeFri. April 12 (Mass Torts)SpeakersLocation
7:30 AM Registration Latour Ballroom Foyer
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast Co-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM Women in Legal Leadership Breakfast Co-sponsored by Grant & Eisenhofer and Milestone Consulting/The Bairs Foundation Lafite 8
8:30 AM Ethics Involving Attorney Fees and Expenses in Mass Torts Hon. Marina Corodemus (ret.), Corodemus & Corodemus; Mark Eveland, Verus; Wendy Fleishman, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein Lafite 5
9:00 AM MTMP's "Shark Sessions" with Vendors Co-sponsored by SBA Loan Group Lafite 9
9:30 AM Gadolinium Part 2: Gadolinium Deposition Disease Chris Tisi, Levin Papantonio; Brooks Cutter, Cutter Law; Zoe Littlepage, Littlepage Booth Lafite 5
9:30 AM BREAKOUT SESSION – Judicial Panel Jaime Dodge, Emory University School of Law; Lori Cohen, Greenberg Traurig; Mark Lanier, Lanier Law Firm; Hon. Donovan Frank, U.S. Dist. Judge, Minnesota; Hon. David Proctor, U.S. Dist. Judge, No. Dist. of Alabama; Hon. Diane Bessen, Fulton Co. State Court, Georgia; Hon. Dan Stack (ret.); Hon. David Herndon (ret.) Lafleur 2
10:00 AM Social Security Disability – A Key Tool for Serving Mass Tort Clients Sam Pond, Thomas Giordano, Jr. & Kajal Alemo, Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano Lafite 5
10:30 AM Morning Break: Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar Co-sponsored by GrowPath Exhibit Hall
10:45 AM Opioids Litigation Moving Forward Mike Papantonio, Peter Mougey & Archie Lamb, Levin Papantonio; Jayne Conroy, Simmons Hanly Conroy; Paul Farrell, Greene Ketchum Farrell Bailey & Tweel Lafite 5
11:00 AM BREAKOUT SESSION – Church & College Sexual Assault Cases Archie Lamb, Levin Papantonio; Andy Rubenstein, D. Miller & Associates; John Manly, Manly Stewart Finaldi; Richard Serbin, Janet Janet & Suggs; Ashley Hadler, Cohen & Malad; Matt White, Gray & White Lafite 8
11:15 AM Talc Cases: Ovarian Cancer and Mesothelioma Mark Lanier, Lanier Law Firm; Chris Tisi, Levin Papantonio; Leigh O'Dell and Danielle Mason, Beasley Allen; Chris Panatier, Simon Greenstone Panatier; Chris Placitella, Cohen Placitella & Roth; Michelle Parfitt, Ashcraft & Gerel Lafite 5
11:45 AM Taxotere Update Ben Gordon, Levin Papantonio; Karen Barth Menzies, Gibbs Law Group; Chris Coffin, Pendley Baudin & Coffin; Emily Jeffcott, The Lambert Firm Lafite 5
12:00 PM Box Lunches Co-sponsored by Filevine Filevine Booth in the Exhibit Hall
12:15 PM Essure Discontinued: Where Do We Go From Here? Alex Taylor, Levin Papantonio; Marcus Susen, Koch Parafinczuk Wolf Susen; Fidelma Fitzpatrick, Motley Rice; Jennifer Hoekstra, Aylstock Witkin Lafite 5
12:45 PM E-Cigarettes – Explosions and Chemical Exposure Amy Eskin, Levin Simes Abrams; Annesley DeGaris, DeGaris & Rogers Lafite 5
1:15 PM Quick Hits: Litigations Emerging and Wrapping Up--IVC Filters, Stryker V40, Onglyza, Abilify, Zostavax Ben Martin, The Law Offices of Ben C. Martin; Richard Schlueter, Childers Schlueter & Smith; Jennifer Moore, Grossman Moore; Tara Sutton and Gary Wilson, Robins Kaplan; Mark Sadaka, Law Offices of Sadaka Associates Lafite 5
2:15 PM Adjourn
TimeFri. April 12 (Class Actions)SpeakersLocation
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast Co-sponsored by Consumer Attorney Marketing Group Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM Women in Legal Leadership Breakfast Co-sponsored by Grant & Eisenhofer and Milestone Consulting/The Bairs Foundation Lafite 8
9:00 AM The New Rule 23: Five Practice Pointers to Stay Ahead Melissa Weiner, Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP Lafite 7
9:45 AM Labeling Cases: How the “Reasonable Consumer” Gets Her Day in Court Mike Reese, Reese, LLP Lafite 7
10:15 AM Supreme Court Roundup: Latest Decisions on Arbitration, ERISA, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and What’s Coming Up Katrina Carroll, Lite DePalma Greenberg; Bill Cash, Levin Papantonio Lafite 7
11:00 AM Coffee Break Co-sponsored by Simpluris Exhibit Hall
11:10 AM Data Breach Roundup: What’s Hot with Current Litigations; Standing Issues; Crossovers; And More Greg Blankinship, Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP; Gary Mason, Whitfield, Bryson & Mason, LLP; Karen Riebel, Lockridge Grindal Nauen, PLLP Lafite 7
12:10 PM Box Lunches Co-sponsored by Filevine Filevine Booth in the Exhibit Hall
12:20 PM “Survey Says?”—Using Conjoint Analysis to Measure Classwide Damages—Pitfalls and Successes Greg Coleman, Rachel Soffin & Adam Edwards, Greg Coleman Law Lafite 7
1:05 PM Holding Together Your Nationwide Class: Personal Jurisdiction, MDL Court Jurisdiction, 50-State Analyses, and Hyundai/Kia: Practice Pointers for Practitioners Matt Schultz, Levin Papantonio Lafite 7
1:45 PM Kennedy v. Kavanaugh: Will Trump’s Newest Justice Make a Difference to the Class Bar? Matt Schultz, Levin Papantonio Lafite 7
2:15 PM Settlement Administration: Latest Best Practices Troy Hoffman, Simpluris Lafite 7
2:35 PM Recent Developments in TCPA Law Abbas Kazerounian, Kazerouni Law Group, APC Lafite 7
3:15 PM Friday Class Actions Track Adjourns