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                                    YOUNG LAWYERS
                                    ADVANCED LITIGATION
 INCLUDING                          SUCCESSFUL DEFENSE

 CLAIMS/LITIGATION                  JUNE 17–18, 2010
 MANAGER                            EDEN ROC RENAISSANCE
                                    MIAMI BEACH


                                      REASONS TO ATTEND
 SENIOR ATTORNEY,                     Build your own business relationships with
 THE FLORIDA BAR’S                    corporate counsel
                                      Develop a winning defense through
 DIVISION                             investigation, assessment and evaluation

 FOREST LAKE AREA                     Network with other young lawyers from
                                      across the nation
 MEMBER                               Earn up to 12 hours of CLE, including 1 hour of
                                      ethics credit
DRI’s annual Young Lawyers Seminar is designed                   Program Schedule                                 3
to develop the critical skills that defense lawyers
and in-house counsel need to defend their corporate
                                                                 Corporate Counsel Breakout                       6
clients successfully. This program boasts distinguished
faculty from around the country, including in-house
lawyers from some of the most recognized companies               2010 DRI Seminar Schedule                        6
in America, experienced and successful trial lawyers,
a state bar investigator and some of the best speakers           Seminar Sponsors                                 7
from DRI’s Young Lawyers Committee. In addition, there
is a corporate counsel breakout session, open only to
in-house counsel, which will provide corporate attendees         General Information                              8
with unique presentations designed specifically for
them. Attendees also will have an opportunity for a truly        Faculty Biographies                              9
rewarding experience through participation in a special
community service project on Wednesday. Please join DRI’s
Young Lawyers Committee in Miami to hone your trial skills       Membership Application                           11
and benefit from numerous networking opportunities.
                                                                 Registration Form                                12

Robert A. Shields           Cynthia P. Arends
Program Chair               Committee Chair

                                                                 What You Will Learn
                                                             n   How to preserve company documents properly
                                                                 and tips on developing litigation holds
                                                             n   Pointers on taking the deposition of a foreign
Mark A. Solheim                                                  witness
Law Institute                                                n   How to defend a punitive damage case from
                                                                 the answer to trial
Presented by DRI’s
Young Lawyers Committee                                      n   Insight into recognizing the effect of bias in
                                                                 the courtroom

           This seminar brochure is sponsored by
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PROGRAM SCHEDULE                                             8:15 a.m.   Integrating Your Client’s Resources into an
                                                                         Effective Defense
Wednesday, June 16, 2010                                                 Specific strategies for understanding and
                                                                         integrating your client’s business needs and
12:30 p.m. Young Lawyers                                                 philosophies into a focused litigation approach
           Committee Community                                           will be covered. Ms. Nelson will also offer
           Service Project                                               suggestions for young lawyers on building their
                                                                         own business relationships within the company
           DRI Young Lawyers                                             as their practices grow.
           Committee continues
           its tradition of                                              Alison R. Nelson, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn,
           community service                                             Michigan
           by spending an
           afternoon with                                    9:00 a.m.   Nuts and Bolts of Preparing a Meaningful
           Community Partnership for Homeless. CPH and                   Litigation Budget
           its on-site partner agencies provide individual               From beginning to end, preparing a litigation
           case management, health and dental care,                      budget is not merely the task of assessing
           counseling, daycare, life-skills training and                 anticipated expenses. It is an opportunity for
           much more in their comprehensive approach                     in-house and outside counsel to formulate their
           to assisting the homeless. Attendees will help                winning strategy. This presentation will offer
           prepare the center’s evening meal, spend                      ideas for using the budgeting process to help
           time with children living at the center and                   identify the key areas in a case that are likely
           help maintain the facility’s buildings and                    to bring the matter to a successful and cost-
           grounds. Participation is open to all seminar                 effective resolution.
           attendees and their families (age limits may                  Robert P. Nicks, Lennar Corporation, Houston,
           apply). Transportation and refreshments will                  Texas
           be provided. Please join us in this opportunity
           to give back to the Miami-Dade County             9:45 a.m.   Refreshment Break
           community while developing and strengthening                  Sponsored by Frost Brown Todd LLC
           relationships with your fellow young lawyers.
                                                             10:00 a.m. Early Bird Gets the Worm: How Early Case
4:00 p.m. Return to Hotel                                               Assessment Makes or Breaks Cases
                                                                        Mr. Shirley will suggest a list of tasks that need
6:00 p.m. Registration                                                  to be performed, when to perform them, and
                                                                        how to evaluate the facts and evidence early
6:00 p.m. Networking Reception                                          in the case to advise clients on risks and costs.
          Sponsored by SEA Limited                                      This “how to” presentation is essential for those
                                                                        attorneys who are handed a file, told to find out
7:30 p.m.   Dine-Arounds                                                what happened and determine how to advise
            Join colleagues and friends at selected                     the client.
            restaurants for dinner (on your own).                       Sean W. Shirley, Balch & Bingham LLP,
            More details on-site.                                       Birmingham, Alabama
                                                             10:30 a.m. How to Handle Discovery Effectively
Thursday, June 17, 2010                                                 Corporate clients understand, expect and
                                                                        appreciate that it is the young lawyer who is
            Internet Café                                               most often saddled with the responsibility
            Sponsored by Westlaw Litigator                              of navigating through the pretrial discovery
                                                                        process. Ms. Schuler, the director of litigation
7:15 a.m.   Registration                                                for the world’s leading manufacturer and
                                                                        distributor of in-home medical equipment, will
7:15 a.m.   Continental Breakfast                                       provide practical insight into effective client
                                                                        communications on discovery issues, locating
            Sponsored by Litigation Management Inc.                     and evaluating publicly available information
                                                                        about your client and exploring tactics for
8:00 a.m.   Welcome and Introduction                                    diverting or minimizing any potential problems,
            Mark A. Solheim, Larson•King LLP, St. Paul,                 posturing your case for the critically important
            Minnesota                                                   corporate deposition and developing a long-
            Cynthia P. Arends, Nilan Johnson Lewis PA,                  term professional relationship with your client.
            Minneapolis, Minnesota                                      Gretchen L. Schuler, Invacare Corporation,
            Robert A. Shields, Wilson Petty Kosmo & Turner              Elyria, Ohio
            LLP, San Diego, California
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11:15 a.m.   Getting It In: The Fundamentals of Admitting                           Mr. Raymond will demonstrate the efficiency
             Evidence                                                               and cost benefits in creating an electronic law
             Making sure that evidence is admissible at trial is                    practice, including calendaring, document and
             a basic and critical job for the trial lawyer, and it is               case management, litigation support and trial
             often the responsibility of the young lawyer who is                    presentation. Hear how technology and law firm
             second chair. This talk will explore the mechanics                     design impact competiveness for alternative fee
             of the admission of evidence from documents to                         arrangements.
             expert witnesses, and offer tactics for making sure                    Bruce H. Raymond, Raymond & Bennett LLC,
             that your client’s evidence gets admitted.                             Glastonbury, Connecticut
             Thomas J. Hurney, Jr., Jackson Kelly PLLC,
             Charleston, West Virginia                                  4:30 p.m.   Young Lawyers Committee Meeting and
                                                                                    Subcommittee Sessions
12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)                                                      Activities               Seminar Planning
12:00 p.m. Women’s Networking Lunch (on your own)                                   Annual Meeting           SLDO Liaisons
           More details on-site.                                                    Civility and             Sponsorship
                                                                                    Professionalism          Substantive
1:30 p.m.    Litigation Holds and Alternative Ways to                               Corporate Counsel        Committee Liaisons
             Preserve Records
             Learn how to avoid the traps relating to                               Diversity                Supreme Court
             preservation of records and how to discharge                           Law School Initiative    Swearing In
             the duties regarding retention or deletion of                          Legislative Liaison      The Whisper
             records properly. Ms. Brok-Perez will also examine                                              Webconference
             how, in the context of highly technological                            Long Range Planning
             communications and transactions, the transitory                        Marketing                Webpage/
             nature and size of electronic records can change                                                Technology
             your entire litigation strategy.                                                                Women’s Mentoring
             Carolina Den Brok-Perez, Kemira North America,                         Publications
             Kennesaw, Georgia                                                      Public Service
2:15 p.m.    Are You Sure That Is Exactly What He Said?                 6:00 p.m.   Networking Reception
             Taking Foreign Witness Depositions                                     Sponsored by Matson Driscoll & Damico
             A professional deposition translator should be
             neutral, but that is not always the case. Foreign
             language depositions can lead to inaccurate                Friday, June 18, 2010
             translations and uncomfortable situations for all
             of the parties. This presentation will offer practical                 Internet Café
             strategies for arranging and taking depositions of                     Sponsored by Westlaw Litigator
             non-English-speaking witnesses, including tips
             on using interpreters, handling complex cultural           7:30 a.m.   Registration
             issues and being prepared for interruptions and
             distractions that may arise during the deposition.         7:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast
             Joseph M. Hanna, Goldberg Segalla LLP, Buffalo,                        Sponsored by Sirote & Permutt PC
             New York
                                                                        8:20 a.m.   Announcements
2:45 p.m.    Refreshment Break                                                      Laurie K. Miller, Ellis & Winters LLP, Cary,
             Sponsored by Frost Brown Todd LLC                                      North Carolina
                                                                                    Joseph M. Hanna, Goldberg Segalla LLP,
3:00 p.m.    Defending Your Own Expert Against Daubert                              Buffalo, New York
             Failing to anticipate and prepare your experts             8:30 a.m.   Protecting Your Client’s Confidential
             adequately for a Daubert challenge can sink                            Information from Public Disclosure
             your case. Learn how to defend your expert                             Practical advice on preventing (and responding
             successfully.                                                          to) a public leak of a corporation’s confidential
             Malini Moorthy, Pfizer Inc., New York, New York                        documents will be offered. Mr. Mousilli will
                                                                                    discuss available legal remedies, including cease-
3:45 p.m.    Creating and Managing a Digital/Paperless Law                          and-desist letters, copyright infringement and
             Practice                                                               trade secret misappropriation actions. Practical
             The corporate world continues to experience rapid                      risk mitigation measures, including internal
             change through creative innovation and new                             controls and technological solutions to prevent
             advances in technology. In many respects, the                          future leaks, will be covered.
             legal services industry has failed to keep pace.                       Feras Mousilli, Dell Inc., Round Rock, Texas
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9:15 a.m.    Lessons Learned During the Transition from                        or witnesses, and even judicial rulings. This
             Outside to In-house Counsel: Things I Wish                        presentation will address how the subtle social
             I Knew Then That I Know Now                                       interactions and cues that occur spontaneously
             The transition from private practice to in-house                  in voir dire and the assessment of each juror’s
             counsel at U-Haul provided Ms. Doyle with                         fit for a case reveal the ways in which implicit
             valuable insights into ways to serve corporate                    biases play a role. Dr. Leibold will also address
             clients better. She will offer a practical guide to               how plaintiffs’ attorneys are using implicit bias
             understanding your client’s psyche, maximizing                    to certify a class and how a defense lawyer
             the limited time that you have the client’s                       should respond.
             attention, and understanding the financial                        Jill Leibold, Ph.D., Litigation Insights Inc.,
             aspects that drive your client’s decision-making                  Redondo Beach, California
             Holly C. Doyle, U-Haul International Inc.,            12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
             Phoenix, Arizona
                                                                   12:00 p.m. Diversity Networking Lunch (on your own)
9:45 a.m.    Twitter, Facebook and Other Social Networking                    More details on-site.
             Sites: Impact on Practice and the Court
             Social networking sites have become a treasure        1:15 p.m.   Miami Confidential: An In-House Perspective
             trove of information concerning parties to a                      on Settlement
             lawsuit, their counsel and even jurors. This                      Drawing from his extensive experience
             session will focus on how these sites can help or                 managing litigation, Mr. Merriweather will
             harm your case; courtroom rules (admissibility,                   provide unique insight into the role of corporate
             laying the foundation) that affect the ability of                 counsel in settlement negotiations and offer
             those affiliated with the litigation to use and                   helpful practice tips for young lawyers who
             rely upon the information learned from the                        want to secure the best possible settlement for
             sites; and the ethical implications of using the                  their clients.
             information.                                                      Marc Merriweather, Wyndham Worldwide
             Sarah E. Madsen, Larson•King LLP, St. Paul,                       Corporation, Parsippany, New Jersey
                                                                   2:00 p.m. Beyond Litigating: Using Your Law Degree
10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break                                                 to Change Public Policy
           Sponsored by Frost Brown Todd LLC                                 Ms. Turner began her career as a litigator in
                                                                             one of Minneapolis’ largest law firms, but
10:30 a.m. How to Defend a Punitive Damages Case                             her interests always extended beyond the
           Practicing in a jurisdiction where punitive                       courtroom. Hear her tips and strategies for
           damages can be a “bet the company” proposition                    building your career through public service,
           every time, Mr. Thompson has a unique                             from serving on community boards to running
           perspective on the high stakes that are involved.                 for office. Learn how you can serve your clients
           He will talk about the precautions and procedural                 and acquire new ones through community
           steps that are unique to defending such a case.                   involvement.
           He will also discuss how to prepare the client                    Erin K. Turner, Johnson & Turner PA, Forest Lake,
           for the possible stakes, as well as budgeting                     Minnesota
           concerns that arise when punitive damages
           enter into the equation. Hear how the addition of       2:45 p.m.   Refreshment Break
           punitive damages to any litigation has an impact                    Sponsored by Frost Brown Todd LLC
           on every stage of the defense, from the answer to
           discovery to jury selection and trial.                  3:00 p.m. Staying in the Game: Ethics Investigations
           J. Carter Thompson, Jr., Baker Donelson                           and What You Need to Know
           Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Jackson,                         As bar counsel for the Florida Bar’s Lawyer
           Mississippi                                                       Regulation Division, Ms. Savitz investigates
                                                                             complaints of ethics violations. She will
11:15 a.m.   The Effects of Implicit and Explicit Bias in the                recommend several practical steps you can take
             Courtroom                                                       to avoid any ethical violations and reduce your
             While a juror’s explicit attitudes are certainly                exposure to malpractice claims.
             a factor in the courtroom, his or her implicit                  Patricia Ann Toro Savitz, The Florida Bar,
             biases may play a more subtle, yet equally                      Orlando, Florida
             weighty, role in voir dire, jury selection,
             juror’s attitudes and trust toward attorneys          4:00 p.m. Adjourn
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                                                            2010 SEMINAR SCHEDULE
    C O R P O R AT E C O U N S E L
            B R E A KO U T                                  March 4–5         Strictly Retail
         (Open to in-house counsel only)                                      Wyndham Chicago, Chicago, IL
    Friday, June 18, 2010                                   March 17–19       Damages
                                                                              Vdara, Las Vegas, NV
    2:00 p.m. The Heat Is On: Corporate Counsel’s
              New Everyday Challenges                       March 18–19       Toxic Torts and Environmental Law
              The last few years have seen in-house                           Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
              counsel caught in a world of not so
              pleasant responsibility, whether from         March 25–26       Sharing Success—A Seminar for Women
              shareholder suits, congressional and                            Lawyers
              law enforcement scrutiny, or litigation                         The Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ
              disclosure demands. This presentation
              will discuss best practices for dealing       April 7–9         Product Liability Conference
              with new corporate compliance/                                  The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV
              corporate governance responsibilities.        April 14–16       Insurance Coverage and Claims
    3:15 p.m.   That’s the Way We Like It                                     InterContinental Chicago, Chicago, IL
                An in-house counsel panel will discuss      April 15–16       Business Litigation and Intellectual
                how they manage and control rising                            Property
                legal costs through early case
                evaluations, budgeting and creative                           Hilton New York, New York, NY
                billing arrangements.                       April 22–23       Corporate Conduct: Emerging Sources
                                                                              of Civil and Criminal Liability Across
    4:00 p.m. Adjourn                                                         Europe for Corporations and Their
                                                                              Directors and Officers
                                                                              Le Meridien Piccadilly, London, England
                                                            April 28–30       Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Claims
                                                                              Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago, IL
                                                            May 6–7           Employment Law
      DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION                                                 Camelback Inn, Scottsdale, AZ
               IN DRI:
                                                            May 20–21         Drug and Medical Device
      A STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLE                                                San Francisco Marriott, San Francisco, CA
    DRI is the largest international membership             June 10–11        Diversity for Success
    organization of attorneys defending the                                   Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago, IL
    interests of business and individuals in civil          June 17–18        Young Lawyers
    litigation. Diversity is a core value at DRI. Indeed,
                                                                              Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach,
    diversity is fundamental to the success of the                            Miami Beach, FL
    organization, and we seek out and embrace the
    innumerable benefits and contributions that the         September 23–24 Nursing Home/ALF Litigation
    perspectives, backgrounds, cultures, and life                           Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago, IL
    experiences a diverse membership provides.
    Inclusiveness is the chief means to increase the        September 30–     Construction Law
    diversity of DRI’s membership and leadership            October 1         Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV
    positions. DRI’s members and potential                  October 20–24     DRI Annual Meeting
    leaders are often also members and leaders
    of other defense organizations. Accordingly,                              San Diego Marriott, San Diego, CA
    DRI encourages all national, state, and local           November 4–5      Fire and Casualty
    defense organizations to promote diversity and                            Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago,
    inclusion in their membership and leadership.                             Chicago, IL
                                                            November 11–12    Asbestos Medicine
                                                                              Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA
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DRI wishes to thank our sponsors for their support at this
year’s seminar!

                                                         25 YEAR




                   F O R E N S I C & I N V E S T I G AT I V E
                              A C C O U N TA N T S


                                                                       Wilson Turner Kosmo     LLP
                                                                            ATTORNEYS AT LAW
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G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N                              Hotel Accommodations
                                                                A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made
CLE Accreditation                                               available at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, 4525
This seminar has been approved for MCLE credit by the State     Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33140. For reservations,
Bar of California in the amount of 12 hours, including 1 hour   contact the hotel directly at 305.531.0000. Please mention
of ethics credit. Accreditation has been requested from         DRI’s Young Lawyers Seminar to take advantage of the group
every state with mandatory continuing legal education           rate of $239 Single/Double. The hotel block is limited and
(CLE) requirements. Certificates of attendance will be          rooms and rates are available on a first-come, first-served
provided to each attendee. Attendees are responsible            basis. You must make reservations by May 17, 2010, to be
for obtaining CLE credits from their respective states.         eligible for the group rate. Requests for reservations made
Credit availability and requirements vary from state to         after May 17 are subject to room and rate availability.
state; please check our website at for credit
information for your state.                                     Travel Discounts
                                                                DRI offers discounted meeting fares on various major air
Registration                                                    carriers for DRI’s Young Lawyers Seminar attendees. To receive
The registration fee is $595. The registration fee includes     these discounts, please contact Hobson Travel Ltd., DRI’s official
CD-ROM course materials, continental breakfasts,                travel provider at 800.538.7464. As always, to obtain the lowest
refreshment breaks and networking receptions. If you wish       available fares, early booking is recommended.
to have your name appear on the registration list
distributed at the conference and receive the CD-ROM            Flyer
course materials in advance, DRI must receive your              Sponsored by Litigation Insights
registration by May 28, 2010 (please allow 10 days for                            Matson Driscoll & Damico
processing). Registrations received after May 28, 2010, will
be processed on-site.                                           See your attendee packet on-site for information on this
Refund Policy
                                                                The taping or recording of DRI seminars is prohibited without the written
The registration fee is fully refundable for cancellations      permission of DRI.
received on or before May 28, 2010. Cancellations received      Speakers and times may be subject to last-minute changes.
after May 28 and on or before June 4, 2010, will receive a
                                                                DRI policy provides there will be no group functions sponsored by others in
refund, less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made after     connection with its seminars.
June 4 will not receive a refund, but the course materials
on CD-ROM and a $100 certificate good for any DRI seminar
within the next 12 months will be issued. All cancellations        AT T E N D E E T E S T I M O N I A L S
and requests for refunds must be made in writing. Fax to
DRI’s Accounting Department at 312.795.0747. All refunds           “The Young Lawyer Seminar is a great way to network
will be mailed within four weeks after the date of the             and generate business. My first Young Lawyer Seminar
conference. Substitutions may be made at any time without          was in 2006 in Miami and, while at a dine-around, I
charge and must be submitted in writing.                           met a fellow attendee. We got to know each other and
                                                                   have become really good friends. The icing on the cake
Course Materials                                                   was that after the seminar, he sent me several cases
In order to better serve and satisfy the numerous requests         on which I now serve as local counsel! Additionally, for
from our membership, DRI will mail the course materials to         the past three years I have served on the Young Lawyer
all registrants in CD-ROM format 12 days in advance of the         Steering Committee in various roles and have referred
seminar. You can order additional copies by checking the           out many cases to my peers; I always look first to people
appropriate box on the registration form on the back of this       I’ve met through DRI when choosing local counsel.”
brochure or ordering online at                        Kelly E. Jones, Harris Beach PLLC , New York, New York
Sponsored by MRC—Medical Research Consultants
                                                                   “I have been attending the Young Lawyer Seminar
Supplemental Materials                                             since 2004. In 2008, I met a fellow young lawyer during
                                                                   one of the dine-arounds. At the time, I was working in
Recommended supplemental material for this seminar is              West Virginia, but was getting ready to move to North
Punitive Damages: A State-by-State Compendium from                 Carolina. Between the time I met him at the seminar
DRI’s Defense Library Series. Order your copy by checking          and the time I started at my new firm, he referred a case
the appropriate box on the registration form on the back           to me. The case actually arrived at my new firm before
of this brochure. You can also view the entire list of DRI         I did! What a great way to start off a new job. You can
publications offerings and make purchases online at                get CLE anywhere, but truly outstanding networking                                                       opportunities are hard to come by. Bring your business
                                                                   cards—this is the seminar for young lawyers.”
                                                                   Laurie K. Miller, Ellis & Winters LLP, Cary, North Carolina
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F A C U LT Y                                                     Jill Leibold, Ph.D., is a senior trial consultant with
                                                                 Litigation Insights Inc. in Redondo Beach, California. Her
Cynthia P. Arends is a shareholder of the Minneapolis law        experience spans all aspects of pretrial research, such as
firm of Nilan Johnson Lewis PA. Ms. Arends practices in the      mock trials and focus groups, as well as in the courtroom
areas of commercial litigation and product liability. She        with voir dire, jury selection and post-trial interviews.
serves on the steering committee for DRI’s Commercial            Dr. Leibold has participated in a myriad of jury selections
Litigation, Product Liability and Young Lawyers Committees.      nationwide, including high-profile cases such as Enron
Ms. Arends is the chair of DRI’s Young Lawyers Committee.        Broadband and the Phil Spector murder trial. As a
                                                                 psychologist, her areas of expertise include bias,
                                                                 persuasion, juror decision-making and quantitative verdict
Carolina Den Brok-Perez is general counsel for Kemira            prediction techniques.
North America in Kennesaw, Georgia. Ms. Brok-Perez has
been practicing law since 1995. As in-house counsel, she
provides guidance relating to the company’s global               Sarah E. Madsen is an attorney with the St. Paul, Minnesota,
chemical business, including matters affecting                   law firm of Larson•King LLP. Her practice focuses on
manufacturing, sales, marketing, product liability,              businesses in commercial and product liability litigation.
regulatory compliance and human resources. In addition to        Ms. Madsen has represented financial services, insurance,
her transactional expertise, her primary role is to provide      mortgage and manufacturing companies in various state
critical input on the legal and business implications of the     and federal courts. She is an active member of DRI’s Young
company’s strategy and direction to other functional areas.      Lawyers Committee and has published articles in several
                                                                 DRI publications.
Holly C. Doyle is an assistant general counsel with U-Haul
International Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona. She directs the          Marc Merriweather is vice president-legal of Wyndham
defense of product liability and negligence cases involving      Worldwide Corporation in Parsippany, New Jersey, where
U-Haul trucks, trailers and moving-related equipment.            he is part of the company’s litigation team. He has been at
Prior to going in-house with U-Haul, she spent several           Wyndham and its predecessors for six years and his
years at a Phoenix law firm, defending product liability         responsibilities primarily focus on the company’s hotel
lawsuits on behalf of automobile and medical device              group business unit. Prior to Wyndham, Mr. Merriweather
manufacturers.                                                   was an associate at a New York City law firm.

Joseph M. Hanna is a partner with Goldberg Segalla LLP in        Malini Moorthy is senior corporate counsel in the litigation
its Buffalo, New York, office. Mr. Hanna’s practice is focused   group of Pfizer Inc.’s Legal Division in New York City.
on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on sports law         Immediately prior to joining Pfizer, Ms. Moorthy practiced
and construction law. He represents Fortune 1000                 commercial litigation in the New York City office of a
companies and sports franchises in licensing and other           multinational firm. Previously, she practiced law in
business matters. Mr. Hanna serves as the program vice           Toronto, Ontario, and served as the executive director of an
chair of the DRI Young Lawyer Seminar.                           international children’s rights organization, Free the
                                                                 Children. Ms. Moorthy is admitted to practice in New York
                                                                 and Ontario.
Thomas J. Hurney, Jr., is the manager of the litigation
department of Jackson Kelly PLLC in Charleston,
West Virginia, and has a varied statewide practice focusing      Feras Mousilli is corporate counsel for the Global Consumer
mainly on serious personal injury and wrongful death             Division at Dell Inc. in Round Rock, Texas, where he
cases, with substantial trial experience involving medical       counsels clients on intellectual property matters, including
negligence, as well as product liability, environmental,         advertising and marketing, copyright and trademark
insurance bad faith, contract and property law actions.          strategies and risks. Mr. Mousilli is a registered U.S. patent
Mr. Hurney is a fellow of the American College of Trial          attorney and regularly advises business clients on a range
Lawyers and an active member of DRI and the IADC.                of technology law issues. He is also an active member of
                                                                 the Association of Corporate Counsel, serving as president-
                                                                 elect of the Austin Chapter.
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Alison R. Nelson is managing counsel of Ford Motor                 Robert A. Shields is a partner at the San Diego firm of
Company’s consumer litigation and product claims group             Wilson Petty Kosmo & Turner LLP. His practice focuses on
in Dearborn, Michigan. She is Ford’s chief counsel on all          product liability defense. Mr. Shields represents
consumer affair issues. She also handles some commercial           automobile, motorcycle and heavy equipment
litigation matters, including antitrust and contract               manufacturers in state and federal courts. An active DRI
disputes. Ms. Nelson was a member of the ABA Board of              member, he is the program chair of this seminar.
Governors and past president of the Wolverine Bar                  Mr. Shields is a member of the Illinois and California state
Association (NBA Affiliate). She is a member of the                bar associations, and the U.S. District Court for the
National Bar Institute and a board member of the                   Northern District of Illinois and the Southern District of
American Corporate Counsel-Michigan Chapter.                       California.

Robert P. Nicks is senior litigation counsel for Lennar            Sean W. Shirley is a partner in Balch & Bingham LLP’s
Corporation in Houston, Texas. He manages outside counsel          litigation section in Birmingham, Alabama, where he
regarding Lennar’s homebuilding, land and financial                focuses on product, casualty and environmental litigation.
services operations; environmental and land use disputes;          He is serving his third year on the steering committee for
and general construction, personal injury, contract, vendor,       DRI’s Young Lawyers Committee and has also served as the
customer and all other litigation. Mr. Nicks is a member of        marketing chair for the Product Liability Committee’s
the Texas State Bar and the U.S. District Courts for the           Children’s Products Specialized Litigation Group. Mr. Shirley
Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas.                           was named a “2009 Rising Star” in Birmingham Magazine.

Bruce H. Raymond, a founder and partner of Raymond &               Mark A. Solheim is a partner in Larson•King LLP’s
Bennett LLC in Glastonbury, Connecticut, has served as lead        St. Paul, Minnesota, office. Mr. Solheim represents clients in
counsel in over 1,000 litigated cases in 20 years of trial         complex litigation matters, including product liability,
practice in state and federal courts in Connecticut and            transportation, class actions, medical negligence,
Massachusetts. Mr. Raymond represents clients in business          professional liability, insurance and commercial disputes.
litigation, product liability, toxic tort, intellectual property   He has been chosen by his peers as a “Super Lawyer” in
and personal injury insurance defense. He is a past                Minnesota Law & Politics and is included in the Best
president of the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association           Lawyers in America. Mr. Solheim is a member of DRI’s Law
and former DRI board member. He is a member of the                 Institute, the IADC, the Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court and
Connecticut and Massachusetts Bar Associations.                    the board of directors for the Minnesota Defense Lawyers
Patricia Ann Toro Savitz has been the senior attorney with
The Florida Bar in Orlando since 1997. She handles inquiries       J. Carter Thompson, Jr., is a shareholder at Baker
and complaints, plus works with three grievance                    Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC in Jackson,
committees. Previously, Ms. Savitz spent four years as an          Mississippi, where he serves as chair of the firm’s product
assistant public defender, handling cases involving abused         liability and mass tort practice group and co-chair of the
children for the Department of Children and Families. She          drug, medical device and bioscience industry group. His
has done extensive appellate work, including oral                  practice is focused on the national, regional and local
argument.                                                          defense of product liability and personal injury cases.
                                                                   Mr. Thompson has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in
Gretchen L. Schuler is the director of litigation                  America, Chambers USA and Mid-South Super Lawyers. He
management for Invacare Corporation in Elyria, Ohio.               is a member of DRI, the FDCC and the Product Liability
Invacare is the industry leader in the manufacture and sale        Advisory Council.
of durable medical devices. Ms. Schuler is accredited by the
Insurance Institute of America as an associate in claims           Erin K. Turner is a partner at Johnson & Turner PA, a family
(AIC) and an associate in insurance services (AIS). She            law firm located in Forest Lake, Minnesota. She is an active
manages Invacare’s global insurance program, as well as            member of the community in which she practices, serving
claims and litigation for all Invacare products, including         as the chair-elect of the Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau
power wheelchairs, oxygen concentrators, patient lifts and         and as an elected member of the Forest Lake Area School
walkers.                                                           Board. Ms. Turner is a member of the Minnesota State Bar.
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