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					DRI’S sixth Trucking Law Seminar is designed to                         Program Schedule                              3
enhance the practice of all trucking industry
professionals—from experienced defense attorneys and
risk managers to those who are new to trucking. The
seminar will provide a comprehensive look at the practical              Faculty Biographies                           6
aspects of handling the unique issues facing trucking law
practitioners, such as effective voir dire, conspicuity, loading
and unloading and strategies to tackle the “not your                    Seminar Sponsors                              8
everyday” trucking claims. DRI is proud to present
David Osiecki, Senior Vice President of Policy and Regulatory
Affairs for the American Trucking Associations, as its keynote
speaker. The seminar will also include a presentation with a            General Information                           9
real-time driving simulator to help participants better
understand the challenges faced by commercial drivers.
                                                                        2011/2012 Seminar Schedule                    10
There will be a breakout session for those new to trucking. This
year the focus is on medical challenges faced by trucking law
professionals. A live mock independent medical exam (IME)
will be conducted to highlight its key components, as well as           Registration Form                             11
demonstrate how to use the IME, medical records and the
plaintiff’s history to present a winning case. The seminar is a
must attend for those involved in the trucking industry.

                                                                        WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
                                                                   n	   Strategic ways to uncover and explore a
                                                                        plaintiff’s background and medical history
                                                                        to improve your defense of a trucking claim
MaryJane Dobbs           Brett A. Ross
Program Chair            Program Vice Chair
                                                                   n	   Current updates on a variety of trucking-
                                                                        related laws and regulations that will impact
                                                                        your practice
                                                                   n	   New approaches to utilizing the Internet and
                                                                        other resources to defend against a
                                                                        plaintiff’s questionable claim
                                                                   n	   Tactics for navigating the truck driver’s
Kurt M. Rozelsky         Jack Laffey                                    history and overcoming the challenges a
Committee Chair          Law Institute                                  driver’s file can create in a trucking case

Presented by DRI’s                                                 n	   The implications of stipulating to liability
Trucking Law Committee                                                  and how to make a stipulation work for your
                                                                        client at trial
                                                                   n	   Cargo basics and loading and unloading
                                                                        complexities that are creeping into a variety
                                                                        of trucking-related personal injury cases
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P R O G R A M            S C H E D U L E                                   to the audience how simulators are used as a
                                                                           critical tool in commercial driver training, as well
                                                                           as provide insight into how drivers are trained.
                                                                           Jack Laffey, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC ,
                                                                           Milwaukee, Wisconsin
6:00 p.m. Registration                                                     Mark Weaver, J.J. Keller & Associates Inc.,
                                                                           Neenah, Wisconsin
6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
          Sponsored by Rimkus Consulting Group Inc.            10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
                                                                          Sponsored by Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012                                    10:15 a.m. Toto, We Are Not in Kansas Anymore:
                                                                          Handling the Not-Your-Everyday Trucking Case
            Boarding Pass Kiosk                                           Not all truck cases are alike. Explore strategies
            Sponsored by Perkins & Associates LLC                         for handling the extraordinary and off-the-
                                                                          beaten-track liability cases, including low
            Internet Café                                                 hanging wire accidents, livestock collisions,
            Sponsored by Carlock Copeland & Stair LLP                     stationary vehicle claims and other odd
                                                                          liability cases facing trucking law practitioners.
7:00 a.m. Registration                                                    Sara Johnson, Schneider National Inc.,
                                                                          Green Bay, Wisconsin
7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
                                                                          Michael F. Nerone, Pion Johnston Nerone
          Sponsored by Exponent                                           Girman Clements & Smith PC , Pittsburgh,
7:00 a.m. First-Time Attendees Breakfast
                                                               11:10 a.m. Voir Dire in Commercial Trucking Cases:
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction                                        Establishing the Building Blocks for Victory
          Jack Laffey, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC ,                       Selecting a jury in a catastrophic trucking case
          Milwaukee, Wisconsin                                            takes skill, balance and lots of preparation.
          Kurt M. Rozelsky, Smith Moore Leatherwood                       This segment pairs a seasoned trial attorney
          LLP, Greenville, South Carolina                                 with an experienced jury consultant,
          MaryJane Dobbs, Marcus Brody Ford & Kessler                     discussing tried-and-true jury selection tactics
          LLC , Roseland, New Jersey                                      and teaching the techniques to identify and
                                                                          eliminate juror bias and build juror confidence
8:15 a.m.   Navigating the Road Ahead: What Is In Store                   in the trucking defendant.
            for the Trucking Industry as Seen Through the                 Allan J. Campo, AJC Consulting, Sandestin, Florida
            Upcoming Legislative and Regulatory Agenda                    John R. Woodard III, Feldman Franden
            From hours of service and CSA to EOBR and                     Woodard & Farris , Tulsa, Oklahoma
            sleep apnea, the ATA senior policy advisor will
            discuss the legislative and regulatory issues      12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
            that will face the trucking industry in the
            months and years to come.                          1:15 p.m.   To Settle or Not to Settle? That Is the Medicare
            Moderator                                                      Question!
            Kurt M. Rozelsky, Smith Moore Leatherwood                      With the renewed focus on enforcement of
            LLP, Greenville, South Carolina                                Medicare’s interests in liability settlements,
                                                                           countless issues arise with plaintiff’s counsel on
            Speaker                                                        how to settle a case. This segment will focus on
            David J. Osiecki, American Trucking                            strategies and practical approaches to address
            Associations Inc. , Arlington, Virginia                        the recalcitrant or misinformed plaintiff’s
                                                                           counsel and the difficulty of obtaining accurate
9:10 a.m.   Are You Ready for the Road?                                    and timely information from CMS to enable the
            Join DRI with a live driving simulation                        parties to achieve a final settlement.
            to experience real world challenges that                       Jay Barry Harris, Fineman Krekstein & Harris
            commercial drivers regularly encounter. Learn                  PC , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
            from a professional trainer and an experienced                 Chuck Perry, Knight Transportation Inc.,
            litigator who will navigate the road and explain               Phoenix, Arizona
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B R E A KO U T             S E S S I O N S
(2:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) — Choice of two

            BREAKOUT ONE:                                                  BREAKOUT TWO:
            MEDICAL TRACK FOR NEW-TO-                                      ADVANCED TRACK

2:10 p.m. Live IME: An Orthopedic Surgeon’s Guided                2:10 p.m. The Trials and Tribulations of Loading and
          Tour of a Comprehensive Independent                               Unloading
          Medical Examination for Personal Injury                           Jenifer L. Kienle, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard &
          Claims                                                            Smith LLP, Costa Mesa, California
          Stephen G. Brown, M.D., PC, Phoenix, Arizona                       Richard Reinoehl, Covenant Transportation
          Michael W. Halvorson, Jones Skelton &                              Group Inc., Chattanooga, Tennessee
          Hochuli PLC, Phoenix, Arizona

3:05 p.m. Refreshment Break Sponsored by Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC

3:20 p.m. Cross Examination of a Treating Physician               3:20 p.m. Employment a la carte: What Every Trucking
          Terrence L. Graves, Sands Anderson PC ,                           Lawyer Needs to Know About Employment Law
          Richmond, Virginia                                                Michael R. Butler, United Parcel Service,
                                                                            Atlanta, Georgia
                                                                             Karen R. Glickstein, Polsinelli Shughart PC ,
                                                                             Kansas City, Missouri

4:10 p.m. Medical Records Autopsy: Dissecting a                   4:10 p.m. CSA 2010 in 2012: Practical Lessons from the
          Plaintiff’s Medical Records to Present a                          Road
          Winning Case                                                      Matthew J. Jewell, Forward Air Corporation ,
          W. Randall Bassett, King & Spalding LLP,                          Forest Park, Georgia
          Atlanta, Georgia                                                  Eric L. Zalud, Benesch Friendlander Coplan &
          Chimba Mkandawire, Ph.D., PE, CAISS,                              Aronoff LLP, Cleveland, Ohio
          Exponent Failure Analysis Associates ,
          Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

5:15 p.m.   Trucking Law Committee Meeting (open to all)
6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
            Sponsored by Carr Allison
                         Franklin & Prokopik PC
7:30 p.m. Dine-Arounds
          Join colleagues and friends at selected restaurants for dinner (on your own). More details on-site.
                                                                                      February 16–17, 2012             5

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012                                                vehicle conspicuity can turn a minor nighttime
                                                                         fender bender into a catastrophic loss. It is
            Boarding Pass Kiosk                                          essential to ensure that your company and
                                                                         clients meet the federal requirements for
            Sponsored by Perkins & Associates LLC
                                                                         reflective materials and that the vehicles are
            Internet Café                                                operating in the safest possible manner.
            Sponsored by Carlock Copeland & Stair LLP                    Zach T. Mayer, Kane Russell Coleman & Logan
                                                                         PC , Dallas, Texas
7:00 a.m. Registration                                                   Robert M. Milane, Canal Insurance Company,
                                                                         Greenville, South Carolina
7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
          Sponsored by Ansa Assuncao LLP                     11:00 a.m. Stipulating to Liability: When Is It Best to
                                                                        Admit Fault and Fight on Damages?
8:00 a.m. Announcements                                                 Examine the pros and cons of conceding to
          MaryJane Dobbs, Marcus Brody Ford & Kessler                   liability and how to stipulate to liability and
          LLC , Roseland, New Jersey                                    other facts properly in a way that works for
                                                                        your client and not against it.
8:05 a.m. New Tools of the Trade: How Substantive                       Renee Blum, Quality Distribution Inc. , Tampa,
          Trucking Websites Can Enhance Your Practice                   Florida
          Beyond social media, there is a wealth of                     Peter S. Doody, Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP,
          information available on the Internet that can                San Diego, California
          be used in defending a trucking case. Learn
          how to utilize the FMCSA website and other         11:45 a.m. Defending the Driver’s History: When the
          substantive sites effectively to maximize your                Focus Is on the Driver and Not the Accident
          success at trial.
                                                                        A trucking company risk manager and an
          David P. Chameli, Hoffman Estates, Illinois                   experienced defense attorney explore the
          Sara L. Williams, Carr Allison , Birmingham,                  driver’s qualification file and medical history
          Alabama                                                       and the impact it can have on a plaintiff’s
                                                                        claims against the driver and the motor carrier.
9:00 a.m. Cargo Basics: Carmack, Bills of Lading and                    Learn tactics to use when the driver’s files are
          More                                                          not exactly what you want the jury to see.
          To handle trucking accident cases more                        Janice W. Beacham, Estes Express Lines Inc. ,
          effectively, every trucking attorney needs to                 Richmond, Virginia
          understand certain critical cargo concepts,                   Renée Welze Livingston, Livingston Law Firm ,
          such as shifting loads, dangerous cargo                       Walnut Creek, California
          and hazardous handling. Explore the cargo
          fundamentals that can come into play in a          12:30 p.m. Steering Through Ethical Challenges: Conflicts
          trucking accident case and learn how to use                   That Arise Between Motor Carriers, Truck
          them to your advantage.                                       Drivers, Their Insurance Carriers and Counsel
          Fritz R. Damm, Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson                 Examine the actual and potential conflicts of
          & Feary, Detroit, Michigan                                    interest in tort related motor carrier litigation
          Marian Weilert Sauvey, Atlas Van Lines Inc.,                  and strategies to resolve them. This discussion
          Evansville, Indiana                                           will include balancing dual representation of
                                                                        the motor carrier and truck driver with the
10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break                                            fiduciary responsibilities owed to an insurance
           Sponsored by Fineman Krekstein & Harris PC                   carrier that may be providing a defense and
10:15 a.m. Lit Up Like a Christmas Tree: Shining the Light              Carlos Rincon, Rincon Law Group PC , El Paso,
           on Conspicuity Issues                                        Texas
           Failing to know and comply with the Federal
           Motor Carrier Safety regulations pertaining to    1:30 p.m.   Adjourn
6           Trucking Law Seminar

FAC U LT Y                               global licensing, data security and         cases, employment disputes and
                                         privacy matters. Mr. Butler has held        criminal actions. An active member
                                         various staff and management                of DRI’s Trucking Law Committee,
W. Randall Bassett is a partner in the   positions since he joined the               Ms. Dobbs is the program chair of
Atlanta office of King & Spalding LLP.   company in 1986.                            this seminar.
For nearly 20 years, Mr. Bassett has
focused on high exposure liability       Allan J. Campo, a principal at              Peter S. Doody, a partner with Higgs
cases in the areas of transportation,    American Jury Centers and AJC               Fletcher & Mack LLP in San Diego,
trucking and product liability           Consulting in Sandestin, Florida, is        specializes in defending
(automotive, tobacco and                 one of the nation’s leading litigation      transportation companies, product
pharmaceutical). He is a member of       consultants. His insight into the           manufacturers and premises owners.
DRI’s Trucking Law Committee and a       needs and interests of jurors and           He has extensive jury trial experience
member of the Georgia and Florida        other fact-finders, coupled with an         and is a member of ABOTA and DRI.
state bars.                              extensive background in psychology          Mr. Doody is a former president of
                                         and interpersonal communications,           the San Diego Defense Lawyers.
Janice W. Beacham is Director, Risk      have made him a sought-after
Management for Estes Express Lines       resource for those who are facing a         Karen R. Glickstein, a shareholder
Inc. in Richmond, Virginia, a national   major lawsuit.                              with Polsinelli Shughart PC in Kansas
LTL carrier serving Canada,                                                          City, Missouri, has an extensive trial
Puerto Rico, Mexico and Hawaii. Estes    David P. Chameli is a public speaker,       practice focusing on employment law
Express also has specialized divisions   law department consultant and a             and business litigation. Ms. Glickstein
for freight. Ms. Beacham is a member     corporate attorney licensed to              is a former chair of DRI’s
of DRI, the Virginia Trucking Safety     practice in Minnesota, New York and         Employment Law Committee and a
Committee and the Trucking               Illinois. Previously with Sears             former member of DRI’s Law
Insurance Defense Association.           Holdings Corporation, parent                Institute. She has been named a
                                         corporation for Sears, Roebuck and          “Missouri Super Lawyer,” as well as
Renee Blum, Director of Claims for       Co. and Kmart Corporation, he served        one of the top 50 female attorneys in
Quality Distribution Inc. in Tampa,      for 11 years as Associate General           Missouri.
Florida, currently manages three         Counsel, responsible for the legal
departments at Quality: claims,          affairs of the supply chain/logistics, IT   Tamara B. Goorevitz, a principal with
emergency care center and extended       and corporate procurement business          Franklin & Prokopik PC in Baltimore,
service. Quality handles all lines of    units. Mr. Chameli has over 20 years        focuses on trucking and
business, including workers’             of international and domestic supply        transportation law, including defense
compensation claims in the               chain/transportation law experience,        of liability and insurance coverage
United States and Canada.                as well as strategic sourcing.              actions for motor carriers, brokers,
                                                                                     freight forwarders and/or their
Stephen G. Brown, M.D., PC, is an        Fritz R. Damm, an attorney with the         insurers, and the litigation of freight
orthopedic surgeon from Phoenix,         Detroit office of Scopelitis Garvin         charge, freight loss and damage
who has concentrated on medical/         Light Hanson & Feary, has extensive         claims. Ms. Goorevitz is the vice chair
legal consultation for the last 12       experience in many facets of the            of DRI’s Trucking Law Committee.
years. After general surgery training    transportation industry, going back
at Johns Hopkins and orthopedic          to his early days as a management           Terrence L. Graves, a shareholder
residency at Harvard, he practiced in    labor lawyer in the regulated era.          with Sands Anderson PC in
the Phoenix metropolitan area from       Mr. Damm is a past president of the         Richmond, Virginia, heads the firm’s
1979–2004. Dr. Brown has performed       Transportation Lawyers Association          risk management practice group and
thousands of IMEs and has been           and a director of the North American        commercial transportation team. He
deposed over 400 times.                  Transportation Employee Relations           focuses on transportation, toxic torts
                                         Association.                                and general insurance defense
Michael R. Butler, litigation counsel                                                matters involving catastrophic injury
for United Parcel Service in Atlanta,    MaryJane Dobbs is a member of               and property damage. Mr. Graves is
handles commercial, patent,              Marcus Brody Ford & Kessler LLC in          an active member of DRI’s Trucking
e-discovery and personal injury          Roseland, New Jersey. She has               Law Committee and is listed in Best
matters across the United States and     substantial experience in handling a        Lawyers in America (2010–2011) for
parts of Canada. Previously, he was      variety of matters for transportation       transportation law.
responsible for UPS’s IT procurement,    carriers, including personal injury
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Michael W. Halvorson, a partner at        Jack Laffey, a shareholder in the         His work includes accident
Jones Skelton & Hochuli PLC in            Milwaukee office of Whyte                 reconstruction and biomechanical
Phoenix, concentrates primarily on        Hirschboeck Dudek SC, concentrates        analysis of trauma in transportation,
trucking/transportation defense,          on product liability, toxic torts,        sport and racing activities, heavy
including commercial cargo and            transportation litigation, catastrophic   equipment, falls, consumer products,
property loss. He is a steering           injury defense, insurance and             and the workplace.
committee member for DRI’s                commercial litigation matters. He
Trucking Law Committee.                   represents corporations and insurers      Michael F. Nerone is a shareholder
Mr. Halvorson has mediated,               involved in these areas. Mr. Laffey is    and one of the founders of Pion
arbitrated and tried a variety of         a member of DRI’s Law Institute and       Johnston Nerone Girman Clements &
transportation cases, often involving     a former chair of the DRI Trucking        Smith PC in Pittsburgh. His practice is
punitive damages.                         Law Committee.                            focused in the areas of
                                                                                    transportation law, insurance
Jay Barry Harris is a shareholder         Renée Welze Livingston, the               coverage litigation, bad faith defense
with Fineman Krekstein & Harris PC        founding member of Livingston Law         and prevention, product liability law
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and        Firm in Walnut Creek, California,         and general civil litigation.
Haddonfield, New Jersey. His practice     handles catastrophic injury, wrongful
focuses on trucking litigation,           death and other high-exposure cases       David J. Osiecki, Senior Vice
employment law, premises liability,       primarily involving product liability,    President for Policy and Regulatory
product liability, construction law       trucking and transportation, and          Affairs for the American Trucking
and insurance coverage litigation. He     premises liability. Ms. Livingston is a   Associations Inc. (ATA) in Arlington,
is admitted to the Pennsylvania,          DRI member and a board member for         Virginia, oversees ATA’s policy
New Jersey and New York State Bars.       the National Association of Minority      development on various trucking
                                          and Women Owned Law Firms.                issues, including fuel/energy issues,
Matthew J. Jewell, Executive Vice                                                   environmental requirements, labor,
President and Chief Legal Officer of      Zach T. Mayer, a director of Kane         safety and security rules, as well as
Forward Air Corporation in Forest Park,   Russell Coleman & Logan PC in Dallas,     truck size and weight limits.
Georgia, has over 20 years of             focuses on counseling and defending
transportation law experience. He         national corporations, local              Chuck Perry, Director of Corporate
previously served as senior vice          businesses and individuals facing         Claims for Knight Transportation Inc.
president and general counsel to          high risk, catastrophic loss actions.     in Phoenix, oversees all auto, general
Landair Corporation, a Greenville,        His litigation practice includes          liability and cargo claims. Mr. Perry
Tennessee, based motor carrier.           matters in the retail, construction,      possesses 30 years of insurance
                                          trucking and hospitality industries.      industry experience, including
Sara Johnson is Director of Litigation    Mr. Mayer prides himself on               claims, underwriting, loss control
for Schneider National Inc.’s captive     aggressively defending cases to the       and marketing. He has experience
insurance company, INS Insurance          benefit of his clients.                   with multiple lines of business,
Inc. in Green Bay, Wisconsin.                                                       including transportation, FELA,
Ms. Johnson has been accountable          Robert M. Milane, Claims Legal            general liability, excess surplus lines,
for INS’s liability claims division in    Manager for Canal Insurance Company       product liability and personal lines.
several different capacities for over     in Greenville, South Carolina, is an
19 years.                                 attorney with 30+ years’ experience       Richard Reinoehl, Vice President of
                                          in the transportation industry.           Risk Management for Covenant
Jenifer L. Kienle, a partner in the       Mr. Milane has worked for a number        Transportation Group Inc. in
Orange County, California, office of      of companies, including Roadway           Chattanooga, Tennessee, has worked
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP,      Express, Caliber System Inc. and          in insurance/claims for 19 years,
is an experienced trial attorney with     FedEx Group Package System Inc.           starting in workers’ compensation,
expertise in defending national and                                                 transferring into the Special
California commercial enterprises in      Chimba Mkandawire, Ph.D., PE,             Investigations Unit, and then into
general liability claims. Ms. Kienle      CAISS, of Exponent Failure Analysis       claims analysis/management.
has handled personal injury and           Associates in Philadelphia addresses      Mr. Reinoehl was recently recognized
property damage litigation arising        issues involving injury biomechanics,     as “Risk Innovator of the Year” 2010
out of transportation activities,         human tolerance, occupant                 by Risk & Insurance magazine.
including waste and freight hauling.      kinematics and rigid body dynamics.
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Carlos Rincon, founding shareholder       Mark Weaver is a highly effective        S E M I N A R
of Rincon Law Group PC in El Paso,        transportation safety and compliance     S P O N S O R S
Texas, represents the transportation      management consultant and trainer
industry in a broad range of tort and     for J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. in    DRI wishes to thank our sponsors for
commercial litigation and is board        Neenah, Wisconsin. He utilizes his 25    their support at this year’s seminar!
certified in personal injury trial law    years of extensive transportation and
by the Texas Board of Legal               logistics industry experience and his
Specialization. He is a former chair of   hazardous materials expertise to
DRI’s Trucking Law Committee and a        conduct dynamic programs,
current DRI board member.                 assessments and expert witness
                                          services, and provide real-world
Brett A. Ross, a shareholder in the       solutions.
Birmingham, Alabama, office of Carr
Allison, defends the transportation       Sara L. Williams, an associate with
industry and product manufacturers.       Carr Allison in Birmingham, Alabama,
He was recently named an Alabama          concentrates on transportation,
“Super Lawyer” in transportation and      employment and commercial
maritime litigation. Mr. Ross is the      litigation. Ms. Williams serves as the
chair of DRI’s Lawyers’                   diversity liaison for the DRI Trucking
Professionalism and Ethics                Law Committee. She also serves as
Committee and the program vice            an adjunct professor of trial advocacy
chair for this seminar.                   at Cumberland School of Law in
Kurt M. Rozelsky, a partner with
Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in            John R. Woodard III, a partner in the
Greenville, South Carolina, focuses on    Tulsa, Oklahoma, firm of Feldman
the defense of transportation,            Franden Woodard & Farris, has
product liability and other technical     defended products and
and expert-driven litigation.             transportation claims for over 40
Mr. Rozelsky is the chair of DRI’s        years. He has been named a top 50
Trucking Law Committee and a              “Super Lawyer” in Oklahoma and
member of the FDCC, TIDA and              been recognized in Best Lawyers in
Transportation Lawyers Association.       America . Mr. Woodard served two
                                          terms on DRI’s board of directors.
Marian Weilert Sauvey, Senior Vice
President and General Counsel of          Eric L. Zalud is a partner at Benesch
Atlas Van Lines Inc., headquartered       Friendlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP in
in Evansville, Indiana, has been with     Cleveland, Ohio, and chair of its                        NORTH LOUISIANA       EAST TEXAS

Atlas since 1993. Ms. Sauvey is the       litigation group and transportation
                                                                                                 W W W. P E R K I N S F I R M . C O M

chair of the Conference of Freight        and logistics group. He has litigated
Counsel and is a member of the            or arbitrated matters in 27 states.
Trucking Industry Defense                 Mr. Zalud has experience in Carmack
Association and Transportation            Amendment litigation, FMCSA
Lawyers Association.                      dealings, NHTSA matters and DOT and
                                          Surface Transportation Board matters,
                                          plus general transportation issues.

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This seminar has been approved for MCLE credit by the State
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ethics credit. Accreditation has been requested from every state          The first and second registrations
with mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) requirements.             from the same firm or company are
Certificates of attendance will be provided to each attendee.             subject to the fees outlined above.
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The registration fee is $745 for members and those who join DRI           IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
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fee includes CD-ROM course materials, continental breakfasts,             In-house counsel are eligible for
refreshment breaks and networking receptions. If you wish to              free registration to DRI seminars.
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                                                                          affiliates and subsidiaries. In order
The registration fee is fully refundable for cancellations received on    to qualify for free registration,
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and on or before February 3, 2012, will receive a refund, less a $50      member and a member of DRI’s
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good for any DRI seminar within the next 12 months will be issued.
All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing.       TRAVEL DISCOUNTS
Fax to DRI’s Accounting Department at 312.795.0747. All refunds           DRI offers discounted meeting
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                                                                          minute changes.
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                                                                          with its seminars.
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2011 SEMINAR SCHEDULE                                         March 8–9         Medical Liability and Health Care Law
                                                                                Hilton New Orleans Riverside,
                                                                                New Orleans, LA
November 10–11   Asbestos Medicine
                 Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV                      March 14–16       Trial Tactics
                                                                                Bally’s Las Vegas , Las Vegas, NV
November 17–18   The Changing Landscape of
                 International Litigation                     March 14–16       Rainmaking
                 Gallery Hotel, Barcelona, Spain                                Bally’s Las Vegas , Las Vegas, NV
December 15–16   Insurance Coverage and Practice              March 28–30       Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute
                 Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers,                              The Westin Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
                 New York, NY                                 April 11–13       Product Liability Conference
December 15–16   Professional Liability                                         The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV
                 Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers,            April 25–27       Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Claims
                 New York, NY                                                   Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago, IL
                                                              May 2–4           Employment Law
2012 SEMINAR SCHEDULE                                                           Sheraton Chicago, Chicago, IL
                                                              May 10–11         Drug and Medical Device
February 2–3     Civil Rights and Governmental Tort                             New Orleans Hilton Riverside,
                 Liability                                                      New Orleans, LA
                 Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach ,           May 10-11         Retail and Hospitality
                 Miami Beach, FL                                                Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago, IL
February 9–10    Toxic Torts and Environmental Law            May 17–18         Commercial Litigation
                 Fontainebleau Miami Beach ,                                    Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers ,
                 Miami Beach, FL                                                New York, NY
February 16–17   Trucking Law                                 June 7–8          Diversity for Success
                 The Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ                            Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago, IL
February 23–24   Sharing Success—A Seminar for                June 14–15        Young Lawyers
                 Women Lawyers                                                  JW Marriott Eden Roc , Miami Beach, FL
                 The Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ

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