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INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT SAFETY & LIABILITY PREVENTION ASSOCIATION th The 8 Annual Product Safety & Liability Prevention Conference Milwaukee Presentations from: Leading Product Liability Attorneys, Warnings Experts, the CPSC, Safety, Regulatory & Insurance Experts July 12-13, 2012 InterContinental Hotel Milwaukee Sponsored By Call 262.594.5198 IPSLP Product safety, product recalls, and product liability lawsuits continue to be major issues across the United States, Canada, and Europe. This Annual Conference will feature some of the most experienced and successful product safety experts and trial attorneys who will cover a wide range of topics and the latest in techniques in order to minimize your company’s exposure or win cases. This Conference is designed for all members of the manufacturing management team, including; Executive Management, In-house Legal departments, Engineering, Risk Management, Quality, Reliability, New Product Development, Finance, and Purchasing, as well as insurance companies, government agencies and others. List of Speakers Randall Goodden is known worldwide for his public Attorney Edward B. Ruff, III, is the managing and in-house seminars and keynote presentations partner and a shareholder of Pretzel & Stouffer. He on product safety & product liability prevention, and has tried over fifty cases to verdict, in the areas of is the author of the 3 best selling books on the topic, product liability, mass tort, fire loss, bad faith, the latest titled “Lawsuit! Reducing the Risk of intellectual property and professional negligence. Product Liability for Manufacturers”. He is also a Currently, he is lead national counsel for a distributor consultant to manufacturers. He is the President and to The Home Depot in a multi district litigation arising Founder of the IPSLP Association. out of a product recall. Attorney Josh Johanningmeier is a shareholder in Attorney Charles E. Joern, Jr. concentrates his Godfrey & Kahn’s Product Liability and Tort Practice practice in the area of consumer product safety laws Group. He defends manufacturers in product liability and product liability litigation. He counsels and actions involving personal injury, wrongful death and represents manufacturers, importers, distributors property damage and works with manufacturers to and retailers of consumer products before the assess and develop on-product warnings as well as United States Consumer Product Safety instruction and user manuals for products. He also Commission (CPSC) and assists clients faced with counsels manufacturers, distributors and retailers the challenges of complying with CPSC mandatory on regulatory compliance and recall issues. reporting obligations, regulatory investigations, recalls, and civil penalty matters. Dennis Blasius is currently the Director of Field Operations in the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Attorney Brian Cahill is one of the founding Commission’s (CPSC) Office of Compliance and members of Gass Weber Mullins. His primary areas Field Operations. Dennis is responsible for working of practice are product liability defense, commercial with the Compliance, Epidemiology and Legal staffs litigation, and general personal injury defense. Brian to coordinate civil and criminal product safety was selected a Wisconsin Super Lawyer for the investigations nationwide. He is responsible for a years 2007 through 2011. Prior to returning to nationwide Field staff that includes the District of private practice in 2004, Brian spent over nine years Columbia and Puerto Rico. Dennis also coordinates as in-house counsel for CNH Global, one of the the CPSC’s Internet Surveillance Unit. world’s largest agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers. Attorney Mark Kinzie is a principal with Averture and specializes in regulatory compliance and Dave Ludwin is CNA's Products Liability Risk product recall for product manufacturers. The Control Director. Dave brings over 35 years loss subject of his legal work is always a product and is control experience to the position as both a always evaluating a product in the supply chain. practicing field loss control consultant as well as Mark is been a delegate member from ANSI TAG to a consulting director responsible for maintaining the ISO 10377 and ISO 10393, which is writing the product liability skills of CNA's Risk Control staff. Mr. industry standards on product safety and product Ludwin in a professional member of the American recall. Society of Safety Engineers and a gold level Certified Safety Professional. Peter Dion is the Line of Business Director-Product Liability, North America for Risk Engineering at Marcello Presutti is CNA’s AVP of Underwriting. A Zurich Insurance. Peter manages a team of ten commercial insurance professional with more than Product Specialists. He is also a member of the 25 years of underwriting and management Global Risk Engineering Technical Center experience in a variety of roles. Marcello holds the headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Peter has position of Casualty Practice Leader for the facilitated product liability training courses to Northern and Central Zones, with extensive Underwriters, Risk Engineers, and external expertise in Manufacturing, Distribution, and related customers throughout North America, Asia, and industry segments. He also lead the Manufacturing Europe. Industry Group and the Commercial Automobile Line of Business. The Conference Day 1 8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast / Opening Comments 8:30 - 9:30 Manufacturers Missing the Mark [Goodden] • The numbers and nature of product recalls • Improving efforts in Design Reviews, Product Safety Reviews & Testing • Product lawsuits & recall expenses having major financial impacts • Getting the corporate team on track 9:30 - 10:30 Emerging Risk [Dion] • Asbestos to nanotechnology: The evolution of emerging risk • The "future" of emerging risk: How natural resources may be the biggest risk • Managing emerging risk 10:30 - 10:45 Break 10:45 - 12:00 Working Effectively with the CPSC [Blasius] • CPSC's Hazard Identification Process • CPSC Industry Resources • Industry Reporting Requirements • What to Expect when CPSC Contacts You • Understanding the Recall Process 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (provided) 1:00 - 2:00 Product Liability - An Insurance Company Perspective [Ludwin & Presutti] • What financial protection is available • Products liability factors in the underwriting decision • Products liability factors impacting insurance cost • Preparing and presenting your company to the insurance market 2:00 - 3:00 Products on Trial: Compliance with Standards and Regulations [Cahill] • Using the concept of Group Wisdom • Focusing on “Why” instead of “Compliance” • Compliance evidence and the Engineering Witness • The Burden of Proof and Taking the Moral High Ground 3:00 - 3:15 Afternoon Break 3:15 - 4:45 How to Write Effective Warnings [Kinzie] • Which Warnings Work and Which Ones Don’t • Liability for Inadequate Warnings • Hands-On Training: A Methodology for Creating Only the Warnings You Need 4:45 - 5:00 Final Discussion & Adjourn The Conference Day 2 7:30 - 8:00 Continental Breakfast 8:00 - 8:45 Product Traceability and Recall Readiness [Goodden] • Building traceability into the product and process • Ensuring your components suppliers are building in traceability • Creating the Recall Team and responsibilities 8:45 - 9:45 Compliance with International Regulations Governing Your Product [Kinzie] • New 2012 Regulatory Requirements in Other Jurisdictions • How to Report and Recall Products Sold in Other Jurisdictions • Resources to Track and Anticipate New Regulations 9:45 - 10:00 Break 10:00 - 11:00 How a Product’s History, Internal Documents, and Pre-Sale Testing Help or Hurt a Case [Ruff] • Similar incidents or a lack thereof - How your product’s history can affect future litigation • How your internal documents can lead to losing the case • Hazard analysis - How do the juries view hazard analysis and should an analysis be retained in the first instance 11:00 - 12:00 Consumer Product Safety Laws Updated - Where are We Now? [Joern] • Rules, rules and more rules - An overview of important Consumer Product Safety Commission rulemakings and their effects on businesses • International developments that affect US businesses • What is coming - What should businesses be watching out for in the near future 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (provided) 1:00 - 2:00 Consumer Product Database - What Matters Today [Joern] • SaferProducts.gov – Important changes • What to do now – essential procedures to put in place • Beyond the Consumer Product Safety Commission - database reports don't stop there 2:00 - 3:15 The Story of Your Product in Litigation: Quality and Compliance Lead to Happy Endings [Johanningmeier] • Bottom Line - Costs include more than you think • Quality programs and regulatory compliance outside litigation • Litigation and the Role of Hindsight • Post-Sale measures - Recalls and Crisis Management General Information Fee Covers: Course notebook, continental breakfast, break refreshments and lunches. Accommodations: The InterContinental Hotel is located in downtown Milwaukee at 139 E. Kilbourn Ave, just 8 miles north of Milwaukee International Airport. Attendees will receive a special rate of $169 up until June 11. To secure a room call 1.800.951.4667 and state you are attending the Annual Midwest Product Safety Conference. Bastille Days 2012 Bastille Days in Milwaukee July 12 – 15 featuring new Mardi Gras celebration! Hours: Thursday July 12: 11am-Midnight Friday July 13: 11am-Midnight Saturday July 14- 10am-Midnight Sunday July 15- 11am-9pm Bastille Days, Milwaukee’s popular French festival and one of the nation’s largest French-themed celebrations, returns to downtown Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square Park, July 12 – 15. The free, four-day bash attracts over 250,000 visitors annually who enjoy live music, an international marketplace, chef and wine demos, French and Cajun cuisine, roaming entertainment and a signature 43-foot Eiffel Tower replica offering hourly light shows. Storm the Bastille Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 9pm Run through the streets of Downtown Milwaukee with 4,000 of your closest friends! Runners and walkers kick off Bastille Days with the annual BMO Harris Bank Storm of the Bastille 5K Run/walk, in honor of the 18th century attack on the Bastille prison in Paris. The 5-K run and 2-mile walk will take place on opening night of the festival, July 12th at 9pm. This year's 5K run/walk will begin on North Jefferson Street, adjacent to Cathedral Square Park. The course will lead participants through the scenic streets of downtown Milwaukee & the Historic Third Ward. The Bastille Days Festival is only 3 blocks from the Conference Hotel Midwest Conference Registration Form Space is limited. Register early to assure your place! Registration Fee: $595 Special – Register before May 11 $695 after May 11 Name: Title: Company: Address: City/State/Zip: Phone: ( ____ ) _________________ Email: _______________________________ Nickname (name tag) _______________ Billing Information Check Enclosed Reserve My Place Now, Bill Me (Must be paid before Jun 4th) Charge to My Credit Card (Visa, MC, AE) (Book now, credit cards will not be charged until 40 days before event) Cardholder’s Name Card No. Expires Signature: How To Register Fax: Fax completed form to 262.594.5715 Email: Complete form and email to seminars@IPSLP.Org Mail: Send completed form and check to: Goodden Enterprises LLC S95 W34660 Jericho Dr Eagle, WI 53119 USA Refund Policy Goodden Enterprises will give you a complete refund if you cancel before Jun 1, 2012. Cancellations between Jun st th th 1 and Jun 15 will be charged a $200 cancellation fee. No refunds after Jun 15 , but substitutions are allowed.
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