DRI Faculty List

2021 Asbestos Medicine Seminar

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel | New Orleans | November 4 - 5, 2021

Dale Andrews
RiverStone Claims Management

Dale Andrews prior to entering the legal profession in 2010, Dale worked as an engineer in the design and development of industrial equipment supporting the steel, petrochemical, and refining industries. Subsequently, Dale worked in Massachusetts and New Hampshire a litigator prior to joining RiverStone Resources 2016. At RiverStone, his focus has been on toxic torts and asbestos litigation. Dale currently serves as Associate Claims Counsel at RiverStone. In that capacity, his responsibilities include numerous litigation management initiatives.

The Honorable Paul A. Bacigalupo
Los Angeles Superior Court

The Honorable Paul A. Bacigalupo is a judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court. He's the immediate past president of the California Judges Association, a former member of the Judicial Council of California and its Rules and Projects Committee, an appointed Special Master with the Commission on Judicial Performance, elected member-at-large of the Bench-Bar Coalition, faculty and presenter with the Center for Judicial Education Research and Los Angeles Superior Court, founding co-chair CJA's Judicial Fairness Coalition and Committee on Mindfulness and Wellness, member California Latino Judges Association, and former judge of the California State Bar Court.

Amber Barlow Garcia
Deutsch Kerrigan LLP

Amber Barlow Garcia is a partner in Deutsch Kerrigan's Toxic Tort and Environmental Group in New Orleans. Amber represents manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and premise owners in complex litigation matters, including environmental litigation, toxic tort litigation, and premises and products liability. She handles all phases of representation from initial case assessment, pre-trial discovery and depositions, motion practice, mediation and negotiations, through to trial.

Whitney K. Barrows
Melick & Porter LLP

Whitney K. Barrows is an attorney with Melick & Porter LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. Her practice focuses on toxic tort and asbestos litigation. She has been handling asbestos matters for nearly 10 years. She serves as both national coordinating counsel and local counsel for a number of asbestos clients. Whitney has practiced in the area of complex civil litigation, with a focus on toxic tort and asbestos litigation, since she started with the firm in 2006. She is well-versed in the steps required to mount a successful defense, from pre-suit investigation through trial, for a wide variety of clients, including product manufacturers and distributors. She has focused, in particular, on the development defense experts, marshalling and coordination of discovery, and preparation of cross-examinations and motions to challenge key plaintiffs' experts. Whitney has extensive experience, both as local and national counsel, working with opposing counsel and developing case-specific defenses resulting in the successful dispositions of clients' cases.

Bruce T. Bishop
Willcox & Savage PC

Bruce T. Bishop is a member of Willcox & Savage P.C. in Norfolk, Virginia. Mr. Bishop has extensive experience since 1977 in toxic tort and environmental litigation. Mr. Bishop has developed a nationwide reputation in the medical and state-of-the-art issues associated with toxic tort litigation, appearing at numerous national seminars on the topic and trying cases throughout the country involving such issues. Mr. Bishop received his B.S. from Old Dominion University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia. Bruce is the co-vice program chair for this program.

Michael Brown
Nelson Mullins

Michael Brown is a partner in the Baltimore office of Nelson Mullins and handles complex cases in jurisdictions around the country. Mr. Brown has experience in the areas of products liability defense, mass tort litigation, employment law, medical malpractice, and insurance defense, as well as commercial and real estate litigation matters. In addition to his national clients, Mr. Brown also serves as general counsel to numerous local companies and corporations, advising on a variety of matters related to employment and business litigation, real estate issues, and concerns unique to the Baltimore-Washington region.

Jessica J. Burgasser
Wilbraham Lawler & Buba PC

Jessica J. Burgasser is a veteran of the Upstate New York asbestos arena, Jessica manages the Buffalo office of Wilbraham Lawler and Buba. She leads her litigation team in actively defending complex litigation matters. In addition to asbestos litigation, Jessica has experience in toxic torts such as lead paint and oil spill matters, as well as eviction and lien law matters, motor vehicle accidents, and premises liability cases. Jessica is a graduate of the Nichols School, Canisius College, and University at Buffalo Law School.

Lawrence G. Cetrulo
Cetrulo LLP

Lawrence G. Cetrulo is a founding partner of Cetrulo LLP in Boston, chair of its product liability and toxic tort practice groups, and author of Toxic Torts Litigation Guide published by Thomson Reuters. Mr. Cetrulo serves as national coordinating and trial counsel defending claims arising from toxic exposures. He also has over 35 years' litigation experience in environmental, auto design defect, product liability, general liability, and insurance coverage matters. His trial experience includes over 150 trials and dozens of arguments before state and federal appellate courts.

Ryan S. Cobbs
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

Ryan S. Cobbsrepresents consumer, chemical, and pharmaceutical manufacturers involved in mass tort and product liability litigation. Ryan has extensive experience leading mass tort defense teams across multiple jurisdictions, with a particular focus defending clients in asbestos and talc litigation. His representation includes all aspects of pretrial litigation and trial support, including the development and execution of jurisdiction-wide strategies designed to streamline litigation and eliminate liability. He is the co-chair of Carlton Fields' Mass Tort and Product Liability Practice.

Susan Cole
Bice Cole Law Firm

Susan Cole has been a trial lawyer for more than forty years. In addition to many other product liability, construction defect, wrongful death and medical malpractice trials, she has tried more than 100 asbestos cases in her career on behalf of the manufacturers and distributors of friction, building supply, and pump products all alleged to have contained asbestos. She is recognized as one of the leading asbestos defense counsel in the country on the issues of medical causation and the "science" of asbestos and is often called upon on the eve of trial to assist defendants with the cross examination of medical and scientific experts. In 2019, Mrs. Cole was inducted into the prestigious national Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, housed at Temple University.

Shundra Crumpton Manning
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Shundra Crumpton Manning is an associate in Bradley's Nashville office. Shundra represents clients involved in complex business litigation and product liability disputes. She is involved in all aspects of a case, including motion practice, written and oral discovery, hearings, settlement negotiations and trial preparation. Shundra has particular experience with managing multi-state litigation and is a member of multiple national counsel teams for pharmaceutical and equipment manufacturers. She is also highly involved in managing interpleaders in the insurance context and has secured several successful motions to deposit funds and for dismissal. Shundra is experienced in privacy and data security matters. Her experience ranges from drafting privacy policies and counseling businesses on the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Evelyn Fletcher Davis
Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP

Evelyn Fletcher Davis has worked aggressively to change the litigation and legislative landscape in favor of asbestos and talc defendants. For over 22 years, Evelyn has litigated, led, and managed toxic tort and product liability cases across the United States. She is the current national coordinating counsel to four companies and has represented over 70 clients as local counsel in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and New York. Evelyn frequently speaks and publishes about developing trends, strategies, and issues critical to asbestos and talc defense. She has been Chair of the DRI Talc Litigation Seminar since its inaugural event in 2019 and she is also President-Elect of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys.

Dr. Allan Feingold
Medical Director
Baptist Health South Florida

Dr. Allan Feingold is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine. From 1987 to 2008 Dr. Feingold was Chief of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine of South Miami Hospital. In 2008 Dr. Feingold became the Medical Director of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at South Miami Hospital. He has studied the medical and epidemiological literature pertaining to occupational and non-occupational asbestos exposure, asbestos-induced pleural abnormalities, asbestosis, lung cancer associated with asbestosis and pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma. Furthermore, Dr. Feingold has studied the evolution of medical knowledge of asbestos-related conditions. He has examined, interviewed and treated asbestos-exposed workers for more than 3 decades. He has served as an expert and given important testimony as a pulmonary specialist in many well-known trials.

Susan B. Fillichio
Fillichio & Hastings, Inc.

Susan B. Fillichio, a trial consultant and expert litigation strategist, has for 32 years in the legal industry, and 17 as a consultant, provided insight to many of the country's most accomplished trial lawyers and Fortune 500 companies. She has supported counsel in hundreds of cases alleging exposure to asbestos and has been a pioneer consulting in talc litigation. Ms. Fillichio specializes in behavioral research, which serves to ground her recommendations, targeted toward simplifying messages and identifying the most compelling strategy.

Sharla J. Frost
Attorney at Law

Sharla J. Frost, a frequent DRI speaker, was repeatedly listed as one of fewer than five lawyers across the United States in the Spotlight Table for asbestos litigation by Chambers and Partners prior to her retirement from trial practice in 2020. She has been recognized for her work improving diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. She served as the President of Litigation Counsel of America, was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, and was active on several committees for the National Association of Women Lawyers, including service on the Committee for the Evaluation of Supreme Court Nominees. She was identified as the 2018 Houston Lawyer of the Year (Products Liability Litigation-Defendants) by Best Lawyers in America. Sharla now maintains a specialty practice consisting of settlement negotiations and expert witness work. Since retirement, she has published Power at the Table, a women lawyers' guide to business development; and, Frogville, The Quest of a Frog, a children's book.

John Gaul
Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC

John Gaul is the managing member of Maron Mavel's Philadelphia, PA office and is the firm's resolution coordinator in mass toxic tort asbestos litigation. For over 30 years, his practice has involved the management of national asbestos litigation on behalf of numerous corporate defendants. John is keenly aware of the pressures faced by companies who are defendants in today's litigation environment and the impact that decisions made in the course of handling cases in the tort system may have on their ongoing business concerns. John also advises clients in national litigation matters leveraging the firm's case management technology capabilities.

Jennifer Green
DeHay & Elliston LLP

Jennifer Green joined DeHay & Elliston, L.L.P. in December 2006 as an Associate, and became a Partner in January 2011. She has been practicing law since 2000, and is currently licensed to practice law in Texas, Mississippi, California, Illinois and New York. Ms. Green received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, with honors, from Texas A&M University and received her Juris Doctorate, with honors, from Texas Tech University School of Law. She was a Texas Tech University Regents Scholar and was Vice Chair of Client Counseling for the Texas Tech University School of Law Board of Barristers. Ms. Green's practice focuses primarily on products liability litigation and corporate defense. She is an adjunct professor at Tarrant County College, and has served as a guest lecturer at the University of Texas at Arlington, College of Engineering, Senior Design Seminar "Products Liability and the Design Engineer."

Kevin P. Greene
Willcox & Savage PC

Kevin P. Greene of Willcox & Savage, P.C., in Norfolk, Virginia focuses his practice on asbestos defense, products liability and toxic torts. Kevin tries asbestos cases in jurisdictions around the country. He developed an expertise in medical and state-of-the-art issues associated with toxic tort litigation, and routinely handles expert development, deposition, and trial examination issues.

Jennifer Snyder Heis
Ulmer & Berne LLP

Jennifer Snyder Heis is a partner at Ulmer & Berne and based in its Cincinnati office. She concentrates her practice in pharmaceutical and mass tort litigation, and represents clients both nationally, in multidistrict litigation and coordinated state proceedings, and locally. She is active with DRI's Drug and Medical Device Committee and serves as the 2021 Seminar Vice Program Chair and a member of the DRI Law Institute.

Peter Kelso
Roux Associates Inc

Peter Kelso has been at the forefront of identifying emerging litigation trends for over 15 years. He is an expert on mass tort and product liability litigation and advises clients on identifying and finding solutions for risks associated with legacy liabilities and emerging litigation. Mr. Kelso specializes in data aggregation and other database management services, advising clients on litigation risk and providing them with expertise in product liability litigation, insurance coverage negotiations, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, liability ring fencing activities, and bankruptcy reorganizations. He has led and supported numerous public policy initiatives to effectuate judicial and legislative reform at the state and federal levels.

Dr. Andrey Korchevskiy
Chemistry & Industrial Hygiene, Inc.

Dr. Andrey Korchevskiy is a certified toxicologist (DABT), certified industrial hygienist (CIH), and is the Director of Research and Development at C&IH, Inc. Dr. Korchevskiy holds separate Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics and Biology with a specialization in Occupational and Community Hygiene. His areas of expertise include risk assessment and risk management, toxicological evaluation of occupational and environmental exposure, statistical research and mathematical modeling, asbestos and other fibrous minerals exposure and risk assessment, and other areas of toxicology and industrial hygiene. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on risk assessment, toxicological modeling, and mathematics including papers featured by "Inhalation Toxicology," "Journal of Applied Toxicology," "Current Research in Toxicology," and "Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health" and has developed several innovative models for toxicological assessment of asbestos, nanoparticles, pesticides, and other agents. Dr. Korchevskiy also holds a designation of Distinguished Lecturer of AIHA.

Katherine A. Lawler
President of Maryland Defense Counsel
Nelson Mullins

Katherine A. Lawler concentrates her practice on defending companies in mass tort and personal injury matters. She has defended hospitals, product manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers on local, regional, and national levels. She has managed numerous local and national trial teams, developing effective trial themes and case evaluation strategies. She currently serves as national coordinating counsel for a major manufacturer of consumer products. Over more than a decade as a litigator, Katherine has developed complex medical and scientific defenses, corporate defenses, and corporate and expert witnesses. She has experience building strategic themes across multiple disciplines to tell clients' stories at trial. In addition, she counsels clients on litigation risk and strategy across a variety of jurisdictions and issues. She focuses on problem-solving for her corporate and insurance clients at every stage of litigation.

Jennifer Lee
Husch Blackwell LLP

Jennifer Lee is a partner in Husch Blackwell's Oakland office. For more than 20 years, Jennifer has led trial teams, defending owners, manufacturers, contractors, distributors and suppliers of a wide range of industrial and pharmaceutical products including chemicals, talc, pesticides/herbicides and asbestos. Jennifer works closely with clients on end-to-end litigation, from discovery and depositions, pre-trial motions, trial preparation and trial. She has defended clients in state and federal courts, with a unique ability to develop legal strategies that advance client goals in both individual cases and national caseloads. In addition to her toxic tort practice, Jennifer assists clients with general commercial litigation, such as breach of contract claims. Clients value her broad legal background, which includes having worked on matters of labor & employment, defending governmental entities in personal injury cases, and representing broker-dealers before the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) in mandatory arbitrations.

Kathryn S. (Katy) Lehman
King & Spalding LLP

Kathryn S. (Katy) Lehman is a trial lawyer at King & Spalding in Atlanta, where her trial practice focuses on product liability and mass torts. She has represented a wide range of companies in the tobacco, medical, construction, food service, and transportation industries. She brings a strategic focus to discovery and trial. Ms. Lehman has worked on more than two dozen trial teams that have tried cases to verdict in the last five years.

Neil Lloyd
Schiff Hardin LLP

Neil Lloyd concentrates his practice in litigation strategic consulting and appeals. Individuals, companies, and law firms seek his guidance in developing and implementing cost-effective approaches to complex litigation matters. He has represented asbestos litigation defendants for 25 years including briefing and arguing issues of first impression in trial and appellate courts across the country. He has served as in-court, error-preservation counsel in three multi-week asbestos jury trials, including the first to present a BAP-1 causation defense.

Jeanne Loftis
Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

Jeanne Loftis is a trial attorney who represents companies in the Pacific Northwest in a wide variety of commercial and casualty cases, with an emphasis on asbestos product liability claims and other mass tort litigation. She has represented businesses in many sectors, including construction, manufacturing, retail, food service, publishing, health care, and professional services. Her cases have involved product liability, insurance coverage, premises liability, Employer Liability Law (ELL), employment litigation, enforcement of non-competition agreements, construction injury and defect, investor mismanagement and fraud, environmental cleanup, sex abuse, and high exposure vehicular casualty cases. Ms. Loftis has tried more than 25 cases to verdict as First Chair

Alyson Walker Lotman
Duane Morris LLP

Alyson Walker Lotman is a trial attorney, representing and advising clients in state and federal court. She serves as a team lead for the Duane Morris Transportation/Automotive industry group. Ms. Lotman's practice is focused on products liability litigation, including pharmaceutical, mass tort and toxic tort litigation, and personal injury defense litigation, including premises and FELA litigation. Ms. Lotman also has participated in appeals before the Pennsylvania appellate courts. Ms. Lotman has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, including significant experience deposing plaintiffs and fact witnesses, coordinating discovery, drafting a wide range of motions, and participating in trial preparation and at trial.

James Lowery
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP

James Lowery is a Partner with Gordon & Rees, has first chaired more than 40 major asbestos trials in multiple jurisdictions around the United States, and obtained defense verdicts in some of the most notorious pro-plaintiff jurisdictions. He has represented a wide variety of asbestos clients including insulation manufacturers, "low-dose" product manufacturers, distributors, contractors, employers and premises owners. Jim has extensive experience in preparing, defending and cross-examining experts at trial, including leading challenges to expert testimony under Daubert, Frye and Havner. In addition to his extensive experience in toxic tort litigation, Jim also defended numerous clients in commercial cases. He has defended and tried multiple personal injury claims arising out of trucking accidents, and has extensive experience in defending catastrophic injury claims from workplace injuries, including caustic burns and oil field accidents.

Bob Manlowe
Williams Kastner

Bob Manlowe is a Member in Williams Kastner's Seattle office. His practice involves Complex Litigation Management, ESI/e-Discovery consultation services, Crisis Management and Media Relations. Mr. Manlowe serves as National Coordinating Counsel for clients involved in mass tort cases In addition, Mr. Manlowe provides consultation services to numerous companies in the areas of complex litigation management and ESI/e-Discovery. Mr. Manlowe's experience in Crisis Management ranges from catastrophic incident response to high profile sports figure firing, to software piracy, as well as the resulting governmental and media investigations of these and many other matters. He currently serves on the Crisis Management Teams for several companies in the product manufacturing, construction and industrial sectors. Mr. Manlowe collaborates with his clients as their trusted advisor to set up high performance teams and is a leader in the use of technology systems to ensure the cost-effective management of their claims.

Edward J. McCambridge
Managing Partner
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltd

Edward J. McCambridge is a founding member of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltd and a member of its executive committee He concentrates his practice on complex tort litigation, with a focus on toxic tort and product liability actions. He has substantial trial experience in toxic tort, asbestos, product liability, automobile, premises and sports liability litigation.

Pete Mularczyk
Foley & Mansfield PLLP

Pete Mularczyk is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Foley & Mansfield, where he defends cases involving toxic and mass torts, product liability and general commercial litigation. Pete has tried more than 25 trials to verdict, and has defended Fortune 100 and 500 companies as local and national counsel. Prior to entering civil litigation, Pete served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California and as Deputy City Attorney in the Criminal Division, Central Trials Unit of the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office. In these roles, Pete managed complex government investigations and prosecutions and developed broad trial experience in matters involving a wide range of federal and state crimes, including wire fraud, health care fraud, tax fraud, drug trafficking, illegal firearms, domestic violence, elder abuse, and sexual assault.

Erik "Rick" Nadolink
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP

Erik "Rick" Nadolink is a partner at Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, LLP in Denver, Colorado. For the last two decades he has defended and tried high stakes cases for national clients across the country in the areas of asbestos products liability, catastrophic accidents (e.g., gas explosions, electrocutions, etc.), and high exposure medical malpractice. Rick has first and second-chaired numerous trials, winning defense verdicts and dismissals in some of the most plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions in the nation.

Lisa L. Oberg
Husch Blackwell LLP

Lisa L. Oberg for several decades, has served as defense counsel, trial counsel and national coordinating counsel for dozens of asbestos defendants. On virtually every day that the courts are open, members of her team are presenting their cases to juries. She has developed innovative strategies for valuing and resolving claims and minimizing litigation costs. Widely respected by clients, co-counsel, judges, and the plaintiffs' bar, she is a member of the coordinating committees for the Bay Area courts that handle asbestos cases.

Allison Oliver
SVP Sales & Marketing
Smith & Carson Investigations

Allison Oliver is an Executive Vice President at Smith & Carson, a defense oriented private investigation firm that specializes in conducting complex fact investigations for large scale and high exposure product liability litigation. Allison provides clients with investigation recommendations to support defense themes such as alternative causation, product defense, illegitimate claims, and questionable credibility. Prior to joining Smith & Carson, Allison was a Large Law Research Consultant and Client Manager for LexisNexis. Allison graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in International Business.

Albert H. (Al) Parnell
Albert Parnell, PC LLC

Albert H. (Al) Parnell is a nationally recognized trial attorney. He has spent his entire career preparing, managing, and trying product liability, environmental and toxic tort cases. Mr. Parnell has tried more than 300 cases in 32 states. Mr. Parnell, an authority on asbestos medicine, is frequently requested to speak on medical, state of-the-art, firm management, and ethics issues. He is a founding member of DRI's Law Institute and a former member of the DRI Board of Directors. Retired from Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP, he currently serves on Boards and performs independent consulting work.

Dennis J. Paustenbach, PhD, CIH, DABT
Paustenbach and Associates

Dennis J. Paustenbach, PhD, CIH, DABT is a board-certified toxicologist and industrial hygienist with nearly 35 years of experience in risk assessment, environmental engineering, ecotoxicology, and occupational health. He is currently an independent consultant. He was the President of ChemRisk, both before and after the merger with Cardno, which is a consulting firm which specializes in human and ecological risk assessment, as well as and risk analysis of consumer products, contaminated sites, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He was also for several years a Vice President of Exponent, and prior to that, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of McLaren-Hart Environmental, a nationwide consulting firm of 600 persons. Dennis specializes in the areas of industrial and environmental toxicology, occupational health, historical state-of-knowledge regarding environmental issues, and ecological and human risk assessment. He has directed the scientific aspects of toxic tort cases. He has also provided expert witness testimony in public meetings and trials concerning the health effects of chemicals in sediments, air, soil, consumer products, groundwater, and the workplace.

Janika Polk
Kuchler Polk Weiner

Janika Polk is a founding member of Kuchler Polk in New Orleans. Ms. Polk obtains successful results for her clients by bringing her academic training in the art of public speaking and communication to her legal work. Among other areas, she has successfully used her persuasive skills in trial, arbitration, and mediation. Ms. Polk's trial experience includes serving as lead or co-lead trial counsel in both state and federal actions involving toxic tort claims, product liability actions, environmental suits, employment matters, and commercial disputes. She supervises and coordinates high-stakes litigation, as well as several large litigation dockets in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Robert A. Rich
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP

Robert A. Rich is a partner in Gordon & Rees's Oakland office and is a member of the firm's Environmental/Toxic Tort practice group. Mr. Rich started his asbestos trial career in the early 1990's at a Los Angeles law firm that was representing Owens Corning Fiberglas (OCF) which was a target defendant in the landmark asbestos litigation. OCF developed an elite National Trial Team composed of a dozen of some of the most successful asbestos trial attorneys in the country to try the company's most dangerous cases. In 1991 OCF held a national trial competition, which Mr. Rich won and he joined OCF's National Trial team.

Dr. Victor Roggli
Duke University Medical Center

Dr. Victor Roggli specializes in pulmonary pathology and is a world-renowned expert in mesothelioma diagnosis and causation, and in the diagnosis of pneumoconiosis. Dr. Roggli also specializes in the use of analytical scanning electron microscopy to identify an quantify asbestos and other inorganic particulates in lung tissue samples.

Tony Sbarra
Hermes Netburn O'Connor & Spearing PC

Tony Sbarra is a Shareholder at Hermes Netburn in Boston. He represents product manufacturers, including friction defendants in asbestos cases throughout the Northeast. A past president of the MassDLA, he is Chair of the DRI Membership Committee's SMC Subcommittee and Vice-Chair of DRI's SLDO Relationship Committee. Selected for Best Lawyers in America, AV Rated and a member ABOTA, Tony has over 25 years of experience trying tort, product liability and asbestos cases.

Frederick C. (Fred) Schaefer
Associate Vice President
Nationwide Indemnity

Frederick C. (Fred) Schaefer is currently Associate Vice President of Claim for Nationwide Indemnity. Fred is tasked with leading the legal team supporting Nationwide Group's Asbestos, Environmental, Long Term Exposure, Toxic Tort and Health Hazard liabilities. Fred graduated with a double major (B.A. Political Science/Economics) from Hobart College in Geneva New York and received his Juris Doctor from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.

Holland Sullivan
Chief Strategy Officer
Financial Asset Recovery Analytics LLC

Holland Sullivan is an experienced family office principal having managed wealthy multi-family and single-family offices driving private placements, deal structuring, and asset management in diversified sectors. Holland co-founded FOCAL, the Family Office Center for Analytics and Learning, a live training institute serving family office members and managers. Holland Sullivan is co-founder of Teddington, LLC, a principal backer in targeted manufacturing and logistics deals. Holland was Managing Director of Investment Banking at Griffin Securities, Inc., a boutique bank focused on biotech. Holland is a Texas licensed attorney and holds FINRA/SEC Series 7, 24, 63, 65, and 79 licenses.

Mahsa Kashani Tippins

Mahsa Kashani Tippins is a Co-Vice Chair of the DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar.

Dr. Kelly Scribner Tuttle
Senior Toxicologist

Dr. Kelly Scribner Tuttle is a Senior Toxicologist at the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, L.L.C. (CTEH® ). Dr. Scribner Tuttle has experience in the fields of chemical emergency response, human and environmental toxicology, cell biology, crisis communication, human health and ecological risk assessment, vapor intrusion, systems biology, physiology, and cancer research. She is also a board Certified Industrial Hygienist. Dr. Scribner Tuttle participates in a variety of projects with scopes ranging from chemical product evaluation and dose reconstruction to environmental contamination, vapor intrusion and human health and ecological risk assessment. Dr. Scribner Tuttle also participates in the Toxicology Emergency Response Program, leading air monitoring and environmental sampling teams to address worker and public safety after hazmat incidents across the country. She is consulted by clients for her expertise in worker chemical exposure incidents and is asked to convey toxicological information to workers, supervisors, and health care providers alike to improve the communication of health risks to workers and employers and the quality of toxicological information used by treating physicians.

Edward R. Ulloa
Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP

Edward R. Ulloa is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP. Ulloa is an experienced trial attorney whose practice involves the defense of clients in high-risk, mass tort litigation, including asbestos, chemical exposure, flammable fabric and automotive product liability actions. Ulloa has served as first-chair trial counsel in over 50 jury trials and has represented manufacturers of naval and industrial equipment, automotive friction and gasket materials, and joint compound and drywall materials, and flammable fabrics at trial. Ulloa is highly experienced in the successful argument of summary judgment and pretrial motions and is involved in the development of litigation and trial strategies for high-risk mass tort litigation clients across the nation. Ulloa supervises other attorneys in the representation of products liability matters and negotiates on behalf of clients at court mandated settlement conferences. He represents clients in fact and expert witness depositions in cases in across the country and is involved in pre-litigation investigation of actions involving clients on a national basis. Edward was the Program Co-Vice Chair for the 2021 Talc Litigation Virtual Seminar.

Craig Waksler
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

Craig Waksler concentrates his practice primarily on the defense of asbestos and mass tort litigation matters and the defense of personal injury and property damage cases. He represents a large number of asbestos defendants in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, though he also represents companies throughout the United States that range from Fortune 500 manufacturing companies to small supply houses that manufacture/sell fluid sealing products, pumps, valves, boilers, water heaters, construction products, electrical products, brakes, engines, and marine products. Craig also maintains an active insurance coverage practice, in which he has over 25 years of experience providing the country's leading insurance companies with coverage advice. Also, he represents carriers in coverage litigation and bad faith matters. Moreover, he routinely represents clients/insureds in consumer protection, product liability, premises liability, environmental pollution, dram shop, medical malpractice, and civil rights matters.

Dr. David Weill
Weill Consulting Group

Dr. David Weill is a Professor of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is the former Director of the Center for Advanced Lung Disease and Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Program at Stanford University Medical Center. He is currently the Principal of the Weill Consulting Group which focuses on improving the delivery of pulmonary, ICU, and transplant care. Dr. Weill has served in a variety of international and national roles, both in the private and public sectors, and has authored numerous medical articles, book chapters, and editorials. He has twice testified before the United States Senate about how various inhaled occupational exposures affect lung heath. He has also appeared before various state legislatures and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally at major medical conferences and academic medical centers.