Simmons Hanly Conroy, one of the nation’s largest mass torts firms and a leader in asbestos and mesothelioma litigation, is pleased to announce that Perry J. Browder, shareholder and head of the firm’s Asbestos Litigation Practice, will chair the Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook. The firm also is a sponsor of the event that will be held Sept. 12-14 at the Fairmont San Francisco Hotel in San Francisco.
Produced by Perrin Conferences, the 8th annual conference is a three-day, comprehensive educational forum with panels and events covering cutting edge topics and trends in asbestos litigation, including related legal, scientific and insurance coverage implications. Attendees will include many of the nation’s leading plaintiff and defense attorneys, judges, insurance professionals, risk managers, and scientific and medical experts.
“The Asbestos Litigation Conference is one of the best-attended and most productive events in the nation for asbestos litigation practitioners,” said Browder, who leads the firm’s team of more than 50 asbestos attorneys and has spent more than 20 years helping families resolve hundreds of million dollar-plus asbestos cases. “The event’s atmosphere encourages learning and engagement among plaintiffs’ and defense lawyers, as well as judges and representatives from companies and insurance carriers, for addressing important challenges.”
Browder also will participate in the conference panel discussion “National Trends Driving Asbestos Litigation,” which will provide an update on current trends, statistics and dynamics impacting asbestos litigation. Other panel topics will include insurance, judges and corporate perspectives roundtable discussions; updates on lung cancer; “Settlement Dynamics and Negotiation Strategies”; “Evaluating Industrial Hygiene Conclusions”; “Impact of Bankruptcies on Litigation Strategies”; jurisdictional updates; and discussions about the latest wave of talc litigation including a relevant mock trial exercise. The conference also will feature Young Lawyers and Women in Business networking lunches designed to encourage and foster supportive relationships in those communities within the asbestos litigation industry.
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