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									Product Liability
Conference —
Product Liability in the Global
Economy
Fe b rua ry 6 – 8, 2008
A r i zo n a B i lt m o re
P h o e n i x , A r i zo n a


                               Presented by DRI’s
                               Product Liability
                               Committee

                               Who Should Attend
                               • Corporate counsel
                               • Trial lawyers
                               • Everyone involved in
                                 product liability
                                 litigation
                               • Anyone interested in
                                 becoming involved
                                 in the defense of
                                 product
                                 manufacturers
                               • Individuals
                                 interested in
                                 litigation trends,
                                 defense themes, and
                                 techniques unique to
                                 product liability
                                 litigation
                               • In-house and
                                 insurance claims
                                 professionals
PRODUCT LIABILITY IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
is the theme for the 2008 DRI Product Liability Conference. In
today’s global economy, product manufacturers not only market
products and services all over the world, but they also develop
partnerships and alliances with other entities across the globe. With
these opportunities come new challenges, such as understanding
how traditional legal theories and strategies are affected by
globalization. On the main program, there will be presentations
from Bradley Casper, President and CEO of The Dial Corporation;
Carl Johnson, President and CEO of Matrixx Initiatives Inc.; and
outside and in-house counsel experienced in issues such as managing
global product liability litigation, consumer product class actions,
the use of nuisance theories in product liability litigation,
counterfeit product claims, applicable product safety regulations and
the unique indemnity issues presented by global alliances. In
addition to cutting-edge topics on the main program, there will be
19 Specialized Litigation Group (SLG) Workshops where you can
hone your skills in specific areas. From the young lawyer to the
seasoned trial veteran, this conference offers unparalleled opportunities
to learn about current issues, earn CLE credit and network.

John F. Kuppens
Program Chair
                                   What You Will Learn
Steven F. Coronado                 • How to deal with the unique
Committee Chair                      challenges presented by litigation
                                     that crosses international borders
John P. Freedenberg                • How to defend class actions
Vice Chair                           involving consumer products

Jack Laffey                        • How to prevent and defend against
                                     counterfeit products claims
Law Institute
                                   • How indemnity and insurance
                                     issues involving foreign affiliates
                                     might affect your practice
                                   • Case law development in product
                                     liability
                                   • Developments in the use of
                                     nuisance theories in product
                                     liability cases
                                   • The truth about race and ethnicity
                                     in jury selection
                                   • How to avoid possible ethical issues
                                     that may arise between national
                                     and local counsel


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Product Liability Conference

                       TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008


12:00 p.m.    Community Service Project
              DRI’s Product Liability Committee, in
              conjunction with St. Mary’s Food Bank
              Alliance, is pleased to sponsor an afternoon of
              service at the food bank, which serves 13 of
              Arizona’s 15 counties and is committed to
              providing food to Arizonans in need through
              more than 900 partner agencies throughout the state. Please sign
              up for this worthwhile event by emailing Patrick Sweeney
              (patrick.sweeney@sweeneyfirm.com) or marking the community
              service notation on the back of this brochure when registering.

4:30 p.m.     Return to Hotel

6:00 p.m.     Registration

6:00 p.m.     Networking Reception in Exhibit Showcase
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                     WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2008


              Cappuccino Bar in Exhibit Showcase
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              Internet Café
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7:00 a.m.     Registration

7:00 a.m.     Continental Breakfast
              Sponsored by




7:00 a.m.     First-Time Attendees Breakfast

8:15 a.m.     Welcome and Introduction
              Jack Laffey, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
              John P. Freedenberg, Goldberg Segalla LLP, Buffalo, New York
              John F. Kuppens, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP,
              Columbia, South Carolina

8:15 a.m.     Young Lawyers Breakout (See schedule on page 9.)

8:30 a.m.     Competing in the Global Economy
              Bradley A. Casper, The Dial Corporation, Scottsdale, Arizona


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                                                           February 6–8, 2008


9:00 a.m.    Introduction of Case Study Fact Pattern
             John F. Kuppens, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP,
             Columbia, South Carolina

9:15 a.m.    Managing Production in Foreign Countries and Related
             Global Litigation
             John K. Stipancich, Newell Rubbermaid, Huntersville,
             North Carolina
             David L. Wallace, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, New York, New York

10:00 a.m.   Refreshment Break in Exhibit Showcase
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10:15 a.m.   I Heard It through the Grapevine — Identifying Over-
             looked and Non Traditional Sources of Safety Information
             Alan L. Dorris, Ph.D., Dorris and Associates Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
             Nathan T. Dorris, Ph.D., Dorris and Associates Inc., Atlanta,
             Georgia
             Charles A. Stewart III, Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP,
             Montgomery, Alabama

11:00 a.m.   Indemnity/Insurance Issues Concerning Foreign
             Manufacturers
             Veronica H. Gromada, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Arkansas
             Michael G. Jones, Martin Pringle Oliver Wallace & Bauer LLP,
             Wichita, Kansas

11:45 a.m.   Lunch (on your own)

1:15 p.m.    How to Prevent and Defend Claims Resulting from
             Counterfeit Products
             Brian H. Monks, Underwriters Laboratories, Melville, New York
             Russell B. Morgan, Boult Cummings Conners & Berry PLC,
             Nashville, Tennessee

2:00 p.m.    Application of Domestic Regulations to Foreign Products
             Lewis Bass, PE, Lewis Bass International Inc., Campbell, California
2:45 p.m.    Defending Consumer Product Class Actions
             Victoria Davis Lockard, Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta, Georgia
             Sharon A. Luarde, Electrolux Home Products Inc., Cleveland, Ohio

3:30 p.m.    Refreshment Break in Exhibit Showcase
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3:45 p.m.    SPECIALIZED LITIGATION WORKSHOPS
             (See pages 10–11 for session descriptions.)
             Biomechanics and Injury Causation
             Building Products
             Chemical and Toxic Torts
             Children’s Products
             International Legal Issues
             Manufacturers’ Risk Prevention
             Scaffolds, Cranes and Aerial Devices
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Product Liability Conference


5:45 p.m.     Adjourn

6:00 p.m.     Networking Reception in Exhibit Showcase
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                      THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008


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7:30 a.m.     Registration

7:30 a.m.     Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Showcase
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7:30 a.m.     Corporate Breakfast (by invitation only)

8:15 a.m.     Announcements
              John P. Freedenberg, Goldberg Segalla LLP, Buffalo, New York
              John F. Kuppens, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP,
              Columbia, South Carolina

8:30 a.m.     Management Perspective—The Bet Your Company Litigation
              Carl J. Johnson, Matrixx Initiatives Inc., Phoenix, Arizona

9:15 a.m.     Trial Plans in Product Liability Cases — Combating the
              Novel, Unconventional and Unfair
              Jeffrey A. Holmstrand, McDermott & Bonenberger PLLC,
              Wheeling, West Virginia
              Dawson Horn III, Altria Corporate Services Inc., New York, New York
              Sean P. Wajert, Dechert LLP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

10:00 a.m.    Refreshment Break in Exhibit Showcase
              Sponsored by




10:15 a.m.    Bastardization of Nuisance Law in Product Liability Cases
              James P. Dorr, Wildman Harrold LLP, Chicago, Illinois
              Michael T. Nilan, Halleland Lewis Nilan & Johnson PA,
              Minneapolis, Minnesota
              Joseph F. Speelman, Lyondell Chemical Company, Houston, Texas
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                                                          February 6–8, 2008


11:00 a.m.   Videotaped Accident Re-Enactments Performed as Part
             of a Plaintiff ’s Deposition
             Francis H. “Rasch” Brown III, Frilot LLC, New Orleans,
             Louisiana
             Charles R. Morin, PE, Engineering Systems Inc., Aurora, Illinois
             Robert A. Sachs, California Western School of Law, San Diego,
             California

11:45 a.m.   Lunch (on your own)

11:45 a.m.   Women’s Networking Luncheon (included in registration)

             Sponsored by


1:15p.m.     Product Liability Case Law Update
             Henry J. Noye, Goldberg Segalla LLP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
             Sara M. Turner, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell &
             Berkowitz PC, Birmingham, Alabama

2:00 p.m.    Harmonization of American and European Product
             Standards
             Mark D. Hickok, PE, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation,
             Brookfield, Wisconsin
             William E. Vita, Westerman Ball Ederer Miller & Sharfstein LLP,
             Mineola, New York

2:45 p.m.    Dispelling the Myths — The Truth about Race and
             Ethnicity in Jury Selection
             Susan A. Powell, Ph.D., Strategic Litigation Research Inc.,
             New York, New York

3:30 p.m.    Refreshment Break in Exhibit Showcase
             Sponsored by




3:45 p.m.    SPECIALIZED LITIGATION WORKSHOPS
             (See pages 12–13 for session descriptions.)
             Agricultural/Construction/Mining/Industrial Equipment
             Aviation and Aerospace
             Fire and Casualty
             Product Licensing
             Recreational Products
             Trial Techniques and Technology

5:45 p.m.    Adjourn

6:00 p.m.    Networking Reception in Exhibit Showcase

             Sponsored by




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Product Liability Conference

                        FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008


              Cappuccino Bar in Exhibit Showcase

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7:30 a.m.     Registration

7:30 a.m.     Continental Breakfast

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7:30 a.m.     Minority Lawyers Networking Breakfast

8:00 a.m.     Announcements
              John P. Freedenberg, Goldberg Segalla LLP, Buffalo, New York
              John F. Kuppens, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP,
              Columbia, South Carolina

8:15 a.m.     SPECIALIZED LITIGATION WORKSHOPS
              (See pages 13–15 for session descriptions.)
              Automotive
              Consumer Goods and Office Equipment
              Electronic Discovery
              Food Law
              Hand and Power Tools
              Mass Torts and Class Actions

10:15 a.m.    Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m.    The Dual Edge — Trial Advocacy and the Rules of Ethics
              E. Wayne Taff, Sherman Taff Bangert Thomas & Coronado PC,
              Kansas City, Missouri

11:30 a.m.    Panel Discussion — Ethical Issues that Arise between
              National and Local Counsel
              Moderator
              Patrick J. Paul, Snell & Wilmer LLP, Phoenix, Arizona
              Panel
              The Honorable Susan Ritchie Bolton, United States District
              Court, Phoenix, Arizona
              Patrick L. Breen, Oshkosh Truck Corporation, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
              Courtney Camp Enloe, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Atlanta, Georgia
              Daniel J. Scully, Jr., Clark Hill PLC, Detroit, Michigan

12:30 p.m.    Adjourn

12:30 p.m.    Product Liability Committee Business Meeting (open to all)



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                                                             February 6–8, 2008


   Young Lawyers Breakout
   Hot Topics in Product Litigation
                     WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2008


DRI’s Young Lawyers Committee sponsors this innovative and informative program
featuring presentations by some of the best young defense attorneys from across the
nation. The Young Lawyers Breakout features fast-paced and unique 25-minute
presentations covering a diverse array of substantive topics.

8:15 a.m.     Welcome and Introduction
              Jena W. Smith, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer LLC, New Orleans,
              Louisiana
              Julie C. Smith, Ulmer & Berne LLP, Cincinnati, Ohio

8:20 a.m.     Communicating with the Modern Juror — How to get
              through to Generations X, Y, Z and Beyond
              James L. Pattillo, Norman Wood Kendrick & Turner,
              Birmingham, Alabama

8:45 a.m.     You Can’t Defend a Vacuum in a Vacuum — The
              Importance of Knowing Your Client’s Product
              Brian A. Bender, Harris Beach PLLC, New York, New York

9:10 a.m.     I Didn’t Learn Everything in Kindergarten — Utilizing
              In-house Experience in a Private Practice Setting
              John P. Noyes, Gordon Hargrove & James PA, Fort Lauderdale,
              Florida

9:35 a.m.     Your Suit Is Inside Out — Creating Symbiotic
              Relationships with Inside Counsel to Win Over the
              Judge and Your Client
              Amanda Sanchez, Deere & Company, Moline, Illinois

10:00 a.m.    Refreshment Break

10:15 a.m.    State of the Union on Product Liability Class Actions
              Jennifer Snyder Heis, Ulmer & Berne LLP, Cincinnati, Ohio

10:40 a.m.    The Wild Wild West — The Americanization of Class
              Action Lawsuits in the European Union
              Michael B. Hixson, Smith & Partners International Law Firm,
              Boeblingen, Germany

11:05 a.m.    Don’t Jump the Gun — Preserving Privilege in a Multi-
              National Product Liability Case
              Paul F. Gordon, Sherman Taff Bangert Thomas & Coronado PC,
              Kansas City, Missouri

11:30 a.m.    Going Once, Going Twice…SETTLED — Creative
              Strategies for Early Case Assessment and Resolution for
              Product Liability Cases around the Globe
              Katrina L. Reinhardt, Dow Corning Corporation, Midland,
              Michigan

11:55 a.m.    Adjourn
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Product Liability Conference


   Specialized Litigation Group
   Workshops
                      WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2008
                            3:45–5:45 p.m.


History has shown that some of our best CLE programs have been presentations of
the Specialized Litigation Groups during individual breakout sessions. SLG
programs are open to all attendees and offer focused presentations on specialized
areas of products law. The small group format facilitates interaction with the
country’s leading practitioners in your areas of interest — and you get CLE credit too!
BIOMECHANICS AND INJURY CAUSATION
Chair
David H. Kochman, Harris Beach PLLC, New York, New York
Vice Chair
Denise M. Smith, Ulmer & Berne LLP, Cincinnati, Ohio
Biomechanics of Head Injury — New Issues on the Frontier of Injury
Reduction and Prevention
Moderator
Mark S. Granger, Morrison Mahoney LLP, Boston, Massachusetts
Panelists
Dennis Piper, Full90 Sports Inc., San Diego, California
Terrence Smith, Ph.D., Dynamic Research Inc., Torrance, California

Advanced Occupant Protection
Chimbaugona Mkandawire, Ph.D., CAISS, Exponent Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Special Considerations in Pediatric Biomechanics — Children Are Not
Miniature Adults
Michael T. Prange, Ph.D., PE, Exponent Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
BUILDING PRODUCTS
Chair
David C. Rocker, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Portland, Oregon
Vice Chair
Russell B. Morgan, Boult Cummings Conners & Berry PLC, Nashville, Tennessee
Class Busters — Defending Building Products Claims to Avoid Class
Certification
Julie M. Burnstein, Boult Cummings Conners & Berry PLC, Nashville, Tennessee

I Like My Odds — Using Statistical Evidence to Defend Your Building
Products Case
Michael J. Sullivan, Ph.D., The FSC Group, San Francisco, California
James E. Weatherholtz, Buist Moore Smythe McGee PA, Charleston, South Carolina
CHEMICAL AND TOXIC TORTS
Chair
Adam E. Miller, Husch & Eppenberger LLC, St. Louis, Missouri
Vice Chair
Sara M. Turner, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC,
Birmingham, Alabama
To Test or Not to Test — Judicial Decisions Underlying the Strategic
Decision of Whether to Conduct Environmental Testing
Cynthia P. Arends, Halleland Lewis Nilan & Johnson PA, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Strategy Used to Build Toxicological Database for Emerging Toxic
Chemicals in Litigation Focusing on the Mechanism of Action — Yes,
This Is Rocket Science!
Richard C. Pleus, Ph.D., Intertox, Seattle, Washington


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                                                          February 6–8, 2008

Property Stigma Claims in Environmental Contamination Cases —
Defeating Voodoo Economics a la Marie LaVeaux
Adam E. Miller, Husch & Eppenberger LLC, St. Louis, Missouri
CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS
Chair
Cheryl A. Possenti, Goldberg Segalla LLP, Buffalo, New York
Vice Chair
John S. Monical, Lawrence Kamin Saunders & Uhlenhop LLC, Chicago, Illinois
Fighting the Playground Bullies of the Plaintiffs’ Bar with an Effective
Communications Program
Gene Grabowski, Levick Strategic Communications, Washington, D.C.

New ANSI Z-535 Warning Standards — For Adults Only?
Charlsa (Sandy) Broadus, Day Pitney LLP, Hartford, Connecticut
Thomas C. Regan, Day Pitney LLP, Florham Park, New Jersey

It Looks Like a Duck, But It Oinks Like a Pig — Using Other Similar
Incidents in Your Case
Heidi K. Oertle, Schiff Hardin LLP, Chicago, Illinois
INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ISSUES

Chair
Rod Freeman, Lovells, London, England
Viva la Difference — Challenges for American Counsel when Dealing
with the Outside Product Liability World
Moderator
Rod Freeman, Lovells, London, England
Panelists
Christian Bouckaert, Bouckaert Ormen Passemard Sportes—BOPS Law, Paris, France
Alejandro Ferreres-Comella, Uría & Menéndez, Barcelona, Spain
Andrew Morrison, Clayton Utz, Melbourne, Australia
James R. O’Brien, Black & Decker, Towson, Maryland

Introduction to DRI Europe
Rod Freeman, Lovells, London, England
MANUFACTURERS’ RISK PREVENTION
Co-Chairs
Kevin M. Reynolds, Whitfield & Eddy PLC, Des Moines, Iowa
John A. Rupp, Textron Inc., Providence, Rhode Island
Insurance Subrogation Cases — When an Insurer Can Become a
Manufacturer’s Worst Enemy (Especially in the Age of E-discovery)
Moderators
John A. Rupp, Textron Inc., Providence, Rhode Island
Kevin M. Reynolds, Whitfield & Eddy PLC, Des Moines, Iowa
Panelists
Bradley Gee, AIG Claims Services, Alpharetta, Georgia
Daniel Q. Harrington, Cozen O’Connor PC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Steven J. Kyle, Bovis Kyle & Burch LLC, Atlanta, Georgia

Product Liability Prevention Case Update
Kenneth Ross, Bowman and Brooke LLP, Minneapolis, Minnesota
SCAFFOLDS, CRANES AND AERIAL DEVICES
Chair
Thomas C. Federico, Morrison Mahoney LLP, Boston, Massachusetts
Vice Chair
Mary Anne Mellow, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard PC, St. Louis, Missouri
New Safety Standards for Aerial Devices
Joshua T. Chard, Ph.D., Altec Industries Inc., Birmingham, Alabama

Duties and Responsibilities of Crane Operators, Riggers and Site
Supervisors — The Recent Revisions to OSHA/ANSI B30.5
Jim D. Wiethorn, PE, Haag Engineering, Houston, Texas
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                       THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008
                             3:45–5:45 p.m.


AGRICULTURAL/CONSTRUCTION/MINING/INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT
Chair
C. Michael Hart, Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips LLP, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Vice Chair
Nicholas C. Pappas, Locke Reynolds LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana
Welcome and Introductions
C. Michael Hart, Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips LLP, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Next Big Firestorm — Manufacturers’ Thoughts about What Is Next
Moderator
Randall J. Pattee, Lindquist & Vennum PLLP, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Panelists
Eric Liebeler, Honeywell International Inc., St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Rob Roberts, Flowserve Corporation, Irving, Texas

TREAD Act Reporting Considerations in Agricultural and
Construction Matters
Erika Z. Jones, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP, Washington, D.C.

Strategies in Defending Product Liability Subrogation Claims
Moderator
Nicholas C. Pappas, Locke Reynolds LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana
Panelists
Allan R. Crider, CNH America LLC, Racine, Wisconsin
Kyle Fulcher, Deere & Company, Moline, Illinois
J.P. Kumar, Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Illinois

What’s New for 2007–2008? Cases and Trends
Holly M. Polglase, Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy PC, Boston,
Massachusetts
AVIATION AND AEROSPACE
Chair
Gregory W. Carboy, Cowles & Thompson PC, Dallas, Texas
Vice Chair
Manuel Saldaña, Gordon & Rees LLP, Newport Beach, California
Conversion and Modification of Military Surplus Aircraft and Parts for
Civilian Use — Issues and Concerns
Philip A. Rush, Martin Bischoff Templeton Langslet & Hoffman LLP, Portland, Oregon

Product Liability Concerns and Strategies from the Perspective of a
Distributor/Repair Station, Its Underwriter and Agent
Bill Behan, AirSure Limited, Denver, Colorado
William (Tim) McSwain, Allianz Aviation Managers LLC, New York, New York
Steven Prieser, Cutter Aviation Inc., Phoenix, Arizona

NTSB Investigations — The Client’s Perspective
Lemoine (Lee) V. Dickson, Jr., Ph.D., PE, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates,
Alexandria, Virginia
FIRE AND CASUALTY
Chair
Laurence H. Leavitt, Friedman Gaythwaite Wolf & Leavitt LLP, Portland, Maine
Vice Chair
John V. McCoy, McCoy & Hofbauer SC, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Is It Alarming? — An Analysis of Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Issues in
$140,000,000 Property Damage Fire at a John Deere Plant
Dan L. Boho, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago, Illinois
Wayne D. Moore, PE, FSFPE, CFPS, SET, Hughes Associates Inc., Warwick, Rhode Island

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                                                                February 6–8, 2008

PRODUCT LICENSING
Chair
H. Michael O’Brien, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP,
White Plains, New York
Vice Chair
Joseph L. Mooney, Goldberg Segalla LLP, Buffalo, New York
The Evolution of Liability of the Innocent Seller — A Glimpse at
Retailer Product Development and Branding
Veronica H. Gromada, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Arkansas

A State Survey on the Viability of the Apparent Manufacturer Doctrine
H. Michael O’Brien, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, White Plains,
New York

Global Product Liability — Promotions, Licensing and Packaging
Shahab Khosravan, The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, Georgia
RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS
Chair
Paul S. Rosenlund, Duane Morris LLP, San Francisco, California
Vice Chair
Jill D. Jacobson, Bowman and Brooke LLP, Richmond, Virginia
Staying Ahead of the Game — Design, Protection and Limitations of
Recreational Sports Helmets
Darrin Richards, P.Eng, PE, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Alexandria, Virginia
Irving Scher, Ph.D., PE, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Alexandria, Virginia

Head Games — Coming Out on Top in Your Brain Injury Cases
Denise Acebo-Hansen, Beirne Maynard & Parsons LLP, Houston, Texas
Danya W. Blair, Beirne Maynard & Parsons LLP, Houston, Texas

Hold On to Your Hats — The Year in Review
Trey E. Bourn, Butler Snow O’Mara Stevens & Cannada PLLC, Jackson, Mississippi
TRIAL TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGY
Chair
Martha C. Gaythwaite, Friedman Gaythwaite Wolf & Leavitt LLP, Portland, Maine
Vice Chair
Peter J. Rotolo III, Chaffe McCall LLP, New Orleans, Louisiana
Swing Lessons for Trial — Using Software to Bring Your Best Game
Stacy Broad, Graco Children’s Products Inc., Exton, Pennsylvania
Stephanie L. Franks, Trial Concepts LLC, New Orleans, Louisiana
Neal Walters, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP, Voorhees, New Jersey


                          FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008
                               8:15–10:15 a.m.


AUTOMOTIVE
Chair
Curtis L. Smith, Smith Rhodes Stewart & Elder PLLC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Vice Chair
Robert Shields, Wilson Petty Kosmo & Turner LLP, San Diego, California
Industry Perspectives on Using Event Data Recorders in Product Liability
Litigation
Alicia T. McAndrews, Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., Torrance, California

Use of Animation in Automotive Product Liability Cases
Stephen J. Fenton, PE, Kineticorp LLC, Denver, Colorado
William T. C. Neale, M.Arch, Kineticorp LLC, Denver, Colorado

Defending Punitive Damage Claims
Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Los Angeles, California

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Product Liability Conference

CONSUMER GOODS AND OFFICE EQUIPMENT
Chair
James W. Ozog, Wiedner & McAuliffe Ltd., Chicago, Illinois
Vice Chair
Kurt W. Meaders, Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP, Dallas, Texas
The Art of Insurance and Indemnification in China
Marc P. Clements, Jarden Corporation, Wichita, Kansas
Amy M. Decker, Hinkel Elkouri Law Firm LLC, Wichita, Kansas
Legal Sherpa — Tips for Safely Guiding Foreign Defendants through
U.S. Consumer Product Liability Litigation
Richard A. Ergo, Bowles & Verna LLP, Walnut Creek, California
Barry L. Gerstman, Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP, New York, New York

Spoliation — Still Crazy after All These Years
J. Michael Kunsch, Sweeney & Sheehan PC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mark J. Mulcahy, CFI, SEA Ltd., Columbus, Ohio
ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY
Chair
Brian A. Bender, Harris Beach PLLC, New York, New York
Proactive Records Management — Why Organizations Can (and Should)
Prepare for Tomorrow’s E-Discovery Today
Alan M. Winchester, Harris Beach PLLC, New York, New York

Litigation Readiness — Are the Right People Mapping, Preserving and
Protecting Your Data?
Scott M. Cohen, Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, New York

You Want Me to Do What? — The In-House Perspective
Perry Goldman, Elan Pharmaceuticals Inc., San Francisco, California
FOOD LAW
Chair
Scott L. Haworth, Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP, New York, New York
Vice Chair
T. Sky Woodward, Miles & Stockbridge PC, Baltimore, Maryland
Perspectives from In-house Counsel on Food Liability Issues
Confronting the Industry
Steven Schaal, Tyson Foods Inc., Springdale, Arkansas

Every Dark Cloud Really Does Have a Silver Lining — Compliance with
New FDA Requirements Can Provide Dietary Supplement Manufacturers
with Effective Legal Protection
Thomas A. Delaney, Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP, Irvine, California

Uncovering the Truth in Food-Borne Illness Litigation — Dismantling
Plaintiff ’s Case on Liability and Damages
Shawn K. Stevens, Gass Weber Mullins LLC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
HAND AND POWER TOOLS
Chair
William E. Vita, Westerman Ball Ederer Miller & Sharfstein LLP, Mineola, New York
Vice Chair
James A. Foster, Cassiday Schade LLP, Chicago, Illinois
Power Tool Deposition Strategies
Robert A. Sachs, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California

Defending Product Liability Tool Cases as a Distributor
Moderator
Christopher S. Shank, Shank & Hamilton PC, Kansas City, Missouri
Panelists
Jeffrey W. Davis, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Arkansas
Jane Hinton-Kedo, W.W. Grainger Inc., Lake Forest, Illinois


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                                                               February 6–8, 2008

What Keeps In-house Counsel Awake at Night and How to Help Them Sleep
Moderator
James A. Foster, Cassiday Schade LLP, Chicago, Illinois
Panelists
Theodore Morris, The Stanley Works, New Britain, Connecticut
Mark Rowe, Techtronic Industries North America Inc., Anderson, South Carolina
John Stipancich, Rubbermaid/Irwin/BenzOmatic Group, Huntersville, North Carolina
Scott Tilley, Stihl Incorporated, Virginia Beach, Virginia
MASS TORTS AND CLASS ACTIONS
Chair
Jeffrey A. Holmstrand, McDermott & Bonenberger PLLC, Wheeling, West Virginia
Vice Chair
Sean P. Wajert, Dechert LLP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CAFA Update — Focusing on the Developments Now that
“Commencement” Issues Are Pretty Much Gone
Bob Alpert, Morris Manning & Martin LLP, Atlanta, Georgia
William Barnette, Home Depot, Atlanta, Georgia

Coordinating Multi-Jurisdiction Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation
Gordon McKee, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto, Ontario
Elizabeth Porter, St. Jude Medical Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota

Current Status of Sophisticated User/Learned Intermediary Doctrine
Glenn S. Kerner, Goodwin Procter LLP, New York, New York
Gretchen N. Miller, Greenburg Traurig LLP, Chicago, Illinois


                           GENERAL INFORMATION


CLE Accreditation
This seminar has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California
in the amount of 17.5 hours, including 1 hour of ethics credit. Accreditation has
been requested from every state with mandatory continuing legal education
(CLE) requirements. Certificates of attendance will be provided to each attendee.
Attendees are responsible for obtaining CLE credits from their respective states.
Credit availability and requirements vary from state to state; please check our
website at www.dri.org for credit information for your state.
Registration
The registration fee is $795 for members and those who join DRI when
registering and $925 for non-members. The registration fee includes CD-ROM
course materials, continental breakfasts, women’s networking luncheon, refreshment
breaks and networking receptions. If you wish to have your name appear on the
registration list distributed at the conference and receive the CD-ROM course
materials in advance, DRI must receive your registration by January 17, 2008
(please allow 10 days for processing). Registrations received after January 17, 2008,
will be processed on-site.
Special Discounts
The first and second registrations from the same firm or company are subject to
the fees outlined above. The registration fee for additional registrants from the
same firm or company is $745, regardless of membership status. All registrations
must be received at the same time to receive the discount.
Refund Policy
The registration fee is fully refundable for cancellations received on or before
January 17, 2008. Cancellations received after January 17 and on or before
January 24, 2008, will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations
made after January 24 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 and requests for refunds must be made in
writing. Fax to DRI’s Accounting Department at 312.795.0747. All refunds will
be mailed within four weeks after the date of the conference. Substitutions may
be made at any time without charge and must be submitted in writing.
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Course Materials
In order to better serve and satisfy the numerous requests from our membership,
DRI will mail the course materials to all registrants in CD-ROM format 12 days
in advance of the seminar. You can order additional copies by checking the
appropriate box on the registration form on the back of this brochure or ordering
online at www.dri.org.
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Supplemental Materials
Recommended supplemental material for this seminar is Construction Defects —
Claims and Coverage from DRI’s Defense Library Series. Order your copy by
checking the appropriate box on the registration form on the back of this
brochure. You can also view the entire list of DRI publications offerings and make
purchases online at www.dri.org.
Hotel Accommodations
A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available at the
Arizona Biltmore, 2400 East Missouri, Phoenix, Arizona 85016. For
reservations, contact the hotel directly at 602.955.6600. Please mention DRI’s
Product Liability Conference to take advantage of the group rate of $299
Single/Double. The hotel block is limited and rooms and rates are available on a
first-come, first-served basis. You must make reservations by January 8, 2008, to
be eligible for the group rate. Requests for reservations made after January 8 are
subject to room and rate availability.

Travel Discounts
DRI offers discounted meeting fares on various major air carriers for DRI’s
Product Liability Conference attendees. To receive these discounts, please
contact Hobson Travel Ltd., DRI’s official travel provider at 800.538.7464. As
always, to obtain the lowest available fares, early booking is recommended.

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permission of DRI.

Speakers and times may be subject to last-minute changes.

DRI policy provides there will be no group functions sponsored by others in
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                                                           February 6–8, 2008

                                  FACULTY


Lewis Bass, PE, is founder and principal of Lewis Bass International Inc. in
Campbell, California, a leading consulting firm in international safety law
and liability prevention. Mr. Bass advises clients regarding OSHA safety,
product safety, product liability, safety product design, warnings, labels and
manuals. He is the author of Products Liability: Design and Manufacturing
Defects, 2nd edition, by Thomson West Group and editor of Managing for
Products Liability Avoidance, 3rd edition, by Commerce Clearing House.

The Honorable Susan Ritchie Bolton is a United States district court judge
in the Phoenix Division, District of Arizona. Before her appointment, she was a
superior court judge in Maricopa County from 1989 to 2000 and was previously
in private practice. Judge Bolton is a charter member and past president of the
Arizona Women Lawyers Association and chair of the Ninth Circuit Jury Trial
Improvement Committee.

Patrick L. Breen is the associate general counsel-litigation of Oshkosh Truck
Corporation, a specialty truck manufacturer based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Mr. Breen is primarily responsible for litigation management and dealer
distribution matters. He previously served as assistant counsel and assistant
secretary of Coachmen Industries Inc.

Francis H. “Rasch” Brown III is a member of the law firm of Frilot LLC in
New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Brown is co-chair of Frilot’s Product Liability
Practice Group and has successfully tried cases involving a wide spectrum of
industrial and consumer products.

Bradley A. Casper is the president and CEO of The Dial Corporation
headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dial is a $1.6 billion consumer goods
division of Henkel KGaA. Before Dial, Mr. Casper was president, Personal
Care at Church & Dwight Co. Inc. and spent 16 years at Procter & Gamble,
last serving as vice president, Global Fabric Care.

Steven F. Coronado is a shareholder of Sherman Taff Bangert Thomas &
Coronado PC in Kansas City, Missouri. His predominant area of practice
includes general civil litigation with particular emphasis in product liability,
nursing home liability, governmental entity liability and general personal
injury. Mr. Coronado is the chair of DRI’s Product Liability Committee and
a member of its Diversity Committee. He is also one of the founding members
and a past president of the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Bar Association.

James P. Dorr is a partner in the litigation department of Wildman Harrold LLP
in Chicago. His practice focuses on management and trial of complex product
and mass tort litigation. He has experience defending “bet the company” and
“bet the industry” litigation, including successfully defending industry leaders
in newly evolving aggregative claims, exemplified by NAACP v. American Arms,
selected as a top ten defense verdict of 2003 by NLJ. He has tried cases
throughout the country for firearms, consumer, pharmaceutical and chemical
manufacturers, usually as lead trial counsel.

Alan L. Dorris, Ph.D., is the founder of Dorris and Associates Inc. in
Atlanta, which provides consulting services in product safety, human factors
and ergonomics. Dr. Dorris, a registered professional engineer and a certified
human factors professional, has served on the ANSI Z535 Committee since
its creation. He has overseen hundreds of projects involving development and
evaluation of instructions, warnings and other precautionary information for
a wide variety of products and equipment.

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Nathan T. Dorris, Ph.D., a principal consultant for Dorris and Associates Inc.
in Atlanta, is a human factors specialist with extensive experience in product
safety and the evaluation of instructions, warnings and other safety
communications. Dr. Dorris has authored numerous articles, technical reports
and a book chapter on the design of and behavioral responses to warnings. He
is currently serving as the ANSI Z535.5 chairman and is a visiting assistant
professor at Auburn University.

Courtney Camp Enloe is senior litigation counsel at Georgia-Pacific LLC in
Atlanta, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of tissue,
packaging, paper, pulp, building products and related chemicals. In this role,
Ms. Enloe is responsible for a wide range of litigation, including product
liability. She is a member of the Tennessee and Georgia state bars.

John “Jack” P. Freedenberg, founding partner of Goldberg Segalla LLP in
Buffalo, New York, concentrates his practice in the areas of product liability,
catastrophic personal injury and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Freedenberg
serves as national coordinating counsel for two major manufacturers and has
handled the defense of numerous product liability actions in the U.S. These
actions have included catastrophic personal injury cases and major fire damage
cases. He is vice chair of DRI’s Product Liability Committee.

Veronica H. Gromada is the assistant general counsel, Litigation Division,
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas. She manages the company’s
general tort work and product liability. Prior to joining Wal-Mart,
Ms. Gromada worked as a civil defense attorney in the Dallas area.

Mark D. Hickok is a principle engineer with Milwaukee Electric Tool
Corporation in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Mr. Hickok serves on a number of
committees that develop United States and international standards, including
ANSI, IEC, ISO and UL standards. Additionally, Mr. Hickok is a member of
a number of committees within the power tool industry, serving as chair to some.

Jeffrey A. Holmstrand, a member of McDermott & Bonenberger PLLC in
Wheeling, West Virginia, focuses his statewide practice on defending product
liability, class action/mass torts and complex insurance disputes.
Mr. Holmstrand chairs the Mass Torts and Class Actions SLG of DRI’s
Product Liability Committee. He is a member of the West Virginia State Bar
and is on the Board of Governors of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia.

Dawson Horn III is assistant general counsel at Altria Corporate Services Inc.
in New York City. His primary responsibilities focus on product liability and
civil RICO litigation. Mr. Horn also has a background in antitrust,
procurement contracting, insurance and transactional work. He has recently
managed Altria’s defense in the multi-billion dollar RICO lawsuit by the
Department of Justice against the major U.S. cigarette companies. Mr. Horn
is also involved in government affairs activities.

Carl J. Johnson is the president and CEO of Matrixx Initiatives Inc. in
Phoenix, a high growth over-the-counter healthcare company engaged in the
development and marketing of products that utilize unique and proprietary
delivery systems to provide consumers with “better ways to get better.” Its
flagship product is Zicam cold remedy nasal gel. Mr. Johnson has more than
30 years of experience in the product development, marketing and sales
arenas with pharmaceutical and consumer goods companies.




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Michael G. Jones is a partner in the law firm of Martin Pringle Oliver
Wallace & Bauer LLP in Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Jones concentrates his practice
in product liability, aviation law, and business and technology related litigation.
He is a member of DRI’s Product Liability Committee and previously served
as co-chair of the Aviation Products SLG. He is a board member of the Kansas
Association of Defense Counsel and active in the Wichita Bar Association.

John F. Kuppens is a litigation partner in Nelson Mullins Riley &
Scarborough LLP’s Columbia, South Carolina office. Mr. Kuppens is a trial
lawyer with experience in the areas of product liability, pharmaceutical,
medical device and toxic tort litigation. He is currently serving as chair of the
Membership Committee’s Large Law Firm Initiative and is a member of
DRI’s Product Liability Committee, the IADC (2007 Trial Academy faculty)
and the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association. Mr. Kuppens is
the program chair for this conference.

Jack Laffey is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck
Dudek SC. Mr. Laffey’s practice is concentrated in the areas of product liability,
transportation litigation, toxic tort, catastrophic injury defense and a variety of
insurance and commercial litigation matters. He represents companies and
insurers involved in these areas. Mr. Laffey is DRI’s Law Institute liaison for
this seminar and a former chair of its Trucking Law Committee.

Victoria Davis Lockard, a partner with Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta,
practices complex litigation, with an emphasis on product liability and toxic
tort defense. Ms. Lockard is an active member of DRI’s Product Liability
Committee (serving on the Young Lawyers Steering Committee as the YLC
co-chair liaison), the Drug and Medical Device Committee, the State Bar of
Georgia’s Product Liability Section, the Atlanta Bar Association and the Trial
Attorneys of America.

Sharon A. Luarde is associate general counsel for Electrolux Home Products
Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio. Ms. Luarde manages litigation for Electrolux’s
North American operations. She is an active DRI member and is a member
of the ABA, the Ohio State Bar and the Federal Bar Association.

Brian H. Monks is vice president of Anti-Counterfeiting Operations,
Underwriters Laboratories in Melville, New York. He works with law
enforcement agencies, nationally and internationally, to identify and seize
products bearing counterfeit UL Marks. Mr. Monks is an executive board
member of the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, acting as a special
advisor to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Anti-Counterfeiting
Task Force and a member of the NYC Mayor’s Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force.

Russell B. Morgan practices at Boult Cummings Conners & Berry PLC in
Nashville, Tennessee. He formerly served as litigation counsel with Caterpillar Inc.
Mr. Morgan concentrates his practice in commercial, product liability and
toxic tort litigation and frequently is called upon to assist manufacturers with
supplier disputes. He is vice chair of DRI’s Building Products SLG, a member
of the ABA Section of Litigation and the state bars of Kentucky and Tennessee.

Charles R. Morin, PE, is co-founder of Engineering Systems Inc., an
engineering consulting firm headquartered in the Chicago area. Mr. Morin
concentrates his practice in failure analysis and prevention and acts as an
independent engineering expert in product liability and standard-of-care
studies. He is active in the Failure Analysis Committee of ASM and is a
frequent speaker to technical and other professional groups around the
country. Mr. Morin conducted training seminars for the FAA and NTSB.


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Michael T. Nilan is a shareholder with Halleland Lewis Nilan & Johnson PA
in Minneapolis. Mr. Nilan has litigated several significant product liability
cases. His engagements include acting as national and regional coordinating
and trial counsel. Mr. Nilan lectures frequently on product liability litigation
and trial practice issues. He is a MSBA-certified civil trial specialist. Mr. Nilan
has also been repeatedly selected as one of the leading attorneys in Minnesota
by the American Research Corporation, an honor limited to the top five
percent of all attorneys.

Henry J. Noye is a founding partner of Goldberg Segalla LLP in Philadelphia.
He concentrates his practice on defending corporate clients in complex
product liability, commercial and personal injury litigation. Mr. Noye is a
certified arbitrator for the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. He
is a member of the firm’s Strategic Initiative Committee.

Patrick J. Paul is a partner in the Phoenix office of Snell & Wilmer LLP. He
represents clients in a wide variety of practice areas, including litigation,
lobbying and administrative dispute resolution. Mr. Paul was named a
“Southwest Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics Magazine (2007). He is the
president of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel and is chair-elect of
the Executive Council of the State Bar of Arizona. Mr. Paul is also a member
of DRI and the ABA.

Susan A. Powell, Ph.D., is the president of Strategic Litigation Research Inc.
in New York City. Dr. Powell is recognized as an expert in providing strategic
trial research. Whether uncovering just the right research analysis or
translating the information into the foundation for winning legal and
courtroom strategies, she has proven her ability to be consistently “on the
mark.” Her experience includes patent and product liability claims involving
major U.S. pharmaceutical companies and class action suits involving U.S.
Fortune 500 companies.

Robert A. Sachs has been a legal writing professor at California Western
School of Law in San Diego since 2005. He is a DRI Product Liability
Committee member and the author of a 2007 American Journal of Trial
Advocacy article, “Getting a Witness to ‘Walk the Line’: Accident
Demonstrations at Videotaped Discovery Depositions.” Professor Sachs
previously specialized in product liability defense and taught product liability
as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School.

Daniel J. Scully, Jr. is a partner in the law firm of Clark Hill PLC in Detroit.
His practice is primarily focused in defense of product liability litigation on a
national level. Mr. Scully is the director of the 2007 IADC Trial Academy and
an active member of the California, Michigan, New York, Illinois, Chicago
and Detroit bar associations, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine and DRI.

Joseph F. Speelman, the associate general counsel for Lyondell Chemical
Company in Houston, is one of the nation’s most experienced legal executives.
Mr. Speelman has successfully participated in the trial and management of
litigation related to business activities for Lyondell Koch Industries Inc.,
TransAmerican National Gas Corporation and KG&E. During his 14-year
tenure at Lyondell, litigation costs have been reduced by 80 percent. He is a
frequent speaker on litigation management and reducing litigation costs while
improving results.




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Charles A. “Chuck” Stewart III is a partner in the Alabama-based law firm
of Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP. Mr. Stewart has extensive litigation
experience in several states defending national and international corporations
in product liability, employment, toxic tort and large personal injury cases, as
well as commercial and intellectual property disputes. His recent product
liability matters involved automobiles, commercial trucks, tires, building
products, chemicals, food, air conditionings, boats, pharmaceuticals and
elevators. He is a former president of the Alabama Defense Lawyer’s
Association, and he served on DRI’s Board of Directors from 2002–2005.

John K. Stipancich is currently group vice president and general counsel for
the Rubbermaid/Irwin Group of Newell Rubbermaid in Huntersville,
North Carolina. In addition to his work as general counsel for 10 different
divisions of Newell Rubbermaid, Mr. Stipancich is also responsible for the
company’s legal affairs in Asia. He began his legal career with a Cleveland law
firm, and currently concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate
transactions and litigation. He is a member of the state bars of Ohio and
North Carolina.

E. Wayne Taff, managing partner of Sherman Taff Bangert Thomas &
Coronado PC in Kansas City, Missouri, has tried high-profile product
liability cases throughout the U.S., serving as national, regional and local
counsel for a number of Fortune 500 companies. He has published and
lectured extensively both nationally and internationally in the areas of product
liability, toxic torts, expert witnesses and trial advocacy. Mr. Taff is a former
chair of DRI’s Law Institute and DRI’s Product Liability Committee, as well
as a past DRI board member and officer.

Sara M. Turner is an associate in the Birmingham, Alabama office of
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, where she is a member
of the firm’s litigation group. Ms. Turner concentrates her practice in personal
injury and business tort litigation, as well as automobile and transportation
litigation. She has experience in the areas of product liability, mass tort,
catastrophic personal injury, class action, transportation, insurance coverage
and reinsurance.

William E. Vita is a partner in a law firm of Westerman Ball Ederer Miller
& Sharfstein LLP in Mineola, New York. He concentrates his practice in
product liability, commercial litigation and business torts. Mr. Vita is the
chair of the Hand and Power Tools SLG of DRI’s Product Liability Committee.
He is also active in the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.

Sean P. Wajert is a partner at Dechert LLP in Philadelphia and co-chair of
its product liability group. Mr. Wajert is vice chair of the Mass Torts and
Class Actions SLG of DRI’s Product Liability Committee. He taught product
liability for 10 years as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School
and is the editor of a forthcoming treatise on mass torts.

David L. Wallace is a litigation partner at Chadbourne & Parke LLP in
New York City specializing in product liability. Mr. Wallace has successfully
defended corporations in closely watched trials in state and federal courts
throughout the country for 20 years, notching two directed verdicts for his
clients in tobacco cases since 2001. He also counsels multinational
corporations in the prevention and defense of product liability claims in both
civil and common law jurisdictions.




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                      2007 DRI SEMINAR SCHEDULE

October 10–14        DRI Annual Meeting
                     Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC
November 1–2         Complex Commercial Litigation
                     JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ
November 1–2         Fire and Casualty
                     The Westin Chicago River North, Chicago, IL
November 8–9         Asbestos Medicine
                     San Diego Marriott, San Diego, CA
December 13–14       Insurance Coverage and Practice
                     Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, New York, NY


                      2008 DRI SEMINAR SCHEDULE

January 24–25        Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability
                     Hyatt Regency, Scottsdale, AZ
February 6–8         Product Liability Conference
                     Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ
February 28–29       Appellate Advocacy
                     Eden Roc, Miami Beach, FL
February 28–29       Toxic Torts and Environmental Law
                     The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
March 6–7            Sharing Success: A Seminar for Women Lawyers
                     Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs, Phoenix, AZ
March 12–14          Medical Liability and Health Care Law
                     Hotel Inter-Continental, San Francisco, CA
March 27–28          Damages
                     Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
April 10–11          Insurance Coverage and Claims
                     The Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL
April 17–18          Electronic Discovery
                     Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, New York, NY
April 17–18          Trucking Law
                     Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs, Phoenix, AZ
April 23–25          Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Claims
                     Hotel Inter-Continental, San Francisco, CA
May 1–2              Drug and Medical Device Litigation
                     Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
May 14–16            Employment Law
                     Renaissance Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL
September 4–5        Nursing Home/ALF Litigation
                     JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL
September 11–12      Construction Law
                     Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV
October 22–26        DRI Annual Meeting
                     Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
November 6–7         Asbestos Medicine
                     Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV
December 4–5         Insurance Coverage and Practice
                     Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, New York, NY


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