Broadcast Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)
Toxic tort and environmental litigation is among the most legally complex and high-risk areas of law. Notable regulatory developments and case verdicts continue to shape this field, that practitioners must keep themselves in the know of emerging trends and updates to avoid pitfalls. Having an in-depth knowledge of effective litigation procedures and case strategies is also necessary to ensure success in this type of lawsuit.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with a detailed discussion of the key trends and updates in toxic tort and environmental litigation. Speakers will analyze critical issues as well as present significant defense strategies in this evolving legal climate.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation: Trends and Statistics
Notable Cases and Court Decision
Theory of Liability and Damages
Effective Case Management and Strategic Litigation Procedures
Charles R. Wilbanks, Jr. is a trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience practicing law in Mississippi and across the United States. He has a national practice advising clients in products liability litigation, including toxic torts, silica, asbestos, medical device and pharmaceutical litigation. He has served as lead trial counsel in courts across the country. Chip also represents clients in landlord/tenant, church law and litigation, insurance defense, real estate and property litigation and construction litigation.
Matthew R. Dowd, Partner Adams and Reese LLP
Matt Dowd is an experienced trial lawyer who has a national practice advising clients in product liability defense matters, including cases involving silica, asbestos, drugs and medical devices, and safety equipment products. He also advises on commercial litigation, including contracts, collections, real estate, construction, personal injury, premises liability and other matters. Matt has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict in a variety of areas, including several complex product liability and mass tort cases.
Matt also serves as outside general counsel to a variety of businesses, advising on day-to-day operational issues, contracts, transactions and litigation prevention strategies.
Ann I. Park, Of Counsel Foley & Mansfield
Ann I. Park, Of Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Foley & Mansfield, has extensive experience in toxic tort defense, commercial business disputes, insurance coverage and environmental law matters. Ann concentrates her practice in defending complex, high-risk toxic tort, asbestos products liability and premises liability actions. She is skilled in the complex medical and scientific aspects of defending the firm’s clients in toxic tort lawsuits.