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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

5:00 p.m.Registration
6:00 p.m.Networking

Thursday, May 13, 2021

7:00–8:00 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00–8:10 a.m.Welcome and Introduction

Evelyn F. Davis, Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP, Atlanta, GA
8:10–9:10 a.m.New Analytical Findings Related to Cosmetic Talc and Asbestos

This session will briefly discuss the procedures and findings of FDA’s recent testing of talc products.

Andreas Saldivar, AMA Analytical Services, Lanham, MD
9:10–9:45 a.m.Issues to Confront with Jury Selection

This session will focus on current affairs as they relate to jury selection. This presentation will provide an overview of four areas: how the issues of female jurors, the COVID-19 pandemic, the current racial strife, and manufacturers pulling products from shelves mid-litigation.

Susan G. Fillichio, DecisionQuest, Los Angeles, CA
Rick R. Fuentes, R&D Strategic Solutions, LLC, Mobile, AL
9:45–10:05 a.m.Refreshment Break
10:05–10:40 a.m.Counterfeit Cosmetic Talc Testing

This presentation will focus on the history and identifying markings on cosmetic talc products purchased for testing.
10:40 –11:40 a.m.Addressing Moline’s EMP Study: Asbestiform vs. Non-asbestiform 

A qualitative assessment will be presented during this session.

Gregory B. Diette, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Michael A. Brown, Nelson Mullins, Baltimore, MD
11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m.Daubert Challenges of Novel Plaintiffs' Analytical Methods/FDA Counting Criteria

This presentation will address recent challenges to new testing methodologies.

Christopher S. Kozak, Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford, Newark, NJ
12:10–1:10 p.m.Lunch
1:10–1:45 p.m.Lobbying Efforts and Regulatory Agencies and Congress

Hear about recent attempts to influence Congress to adopt anti- defendant novel asbestos fiber testing standards.

Edward R. Ulloa, Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP, Los Angeles, CA
1:45–2:25 p.m.2019 Roggli Article: "Malignant Mesothelioma and Its Nonasbestos Causes: Talcum Powder Does Not Create Occult Asbestos Exposure"

Eric D. Cooke, Willcox Savage, Norfolk, VA
2:25–2:45 p.m.Refreshment Break
2:45–3:25 p.m.Rosner and Williams Miner and Miller Studies and "Potential Airborne Asbestos Exposure and Risk Associated with the Historical Use of Cosmetic Talcum Powder Products"

Amanda Burns, MSPH, DABT, Cardno ChemRisk, Brooklyn, NY

Dennis J. Paustenbach, PhD, DABT, CIH, Paustenbach & Associates, Jackson, WY
David G. Savardi, Keller and Heckman LLP, Washington, DC
3:25–4:25 p.m.BREAKOUT SESSION B: Retailer Liability

Keith M. Ameele, Foley & Mansfield, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Ira D. Goldberg, BHC Law Group, Emeryville, CA
3:25–4:25 p.m.BREAKOUT SESSION C: Carrier Only

Kylie Holladay, RiverStone, Manchester, NH
Romar Knapp, Resolute, Dover, NH
Amanda Webber, Allianz Resolution, Novato, CA
Marsharee Wilcox, Brandywine, Philadelphia, PA
Madeleine Bass, Armour Risk Management, Inc., Beverly, MA
4:25 p.m.Adjourn
4:40–5:40 p.m.Networking Reception
6:00 p.m.Dine-Arounds

Friday, May 14, 2021

7:00–8:00 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00–8:15 a.m.Announcements

Edward R. Ulloa, Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP, Los Angeles, CA
8:15–9:15 a.m.Ethics

Judicial Biases, voir dire Issues (off-script questions), or remote jury trials (all are two potential topics)

Edward R. Hugo, Hugo Parker, LLP, San Francisco, CA
9:15–10:00 a.m.Potential Carcinogenicity of Fragrance and Heavy Metal from Cosmetic Talc

Brent D. Kerger, Ph.D., DABT, Exponent, Orange County, CA
10:00–10:20 a.m.Refreshment Break
10:20–11:05 a.m.Overview of National Talc Landscape
This session will briefly discuss jurisdictional trends in talc litigation.

Frederick Norris, Dentons, Los Angeles, CA
Ann T. Field, Gordon & Rees, Philadelphia, PA
Caroline M. Tinsley, Tucker Ellis, LLP, St. Louis, MO
Corey Lee, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Miami, FL
11:05–11:40 a.m.Imerys Bankruptcy

This presentation will discuss the effects of the recent Imerys bankruptcy.

Charissa N. Walker, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, OH
Jaclyn Kostich, Sinars Slowikowski Tomaska, Chicago, IL
11:40 a.m.–12:15 p.m.Occupational Exposures to Cosmetic Talc and Risk of Mesothelioma: An Updated Pooled Cohort and Statistical Power Analysis with Consideration of Latency Period

A. Michael Ierardi, MES, MS, Cardno ChemRisk, Brooklyn, NY
12:15–12:50 p.m.Broadening the Definitions: How the Phrase "Acting Like Asbestos" is Replacing "Finding Asbestos" and Why Current Legislative Efforts to Change Regulatory Definitions of Asbestos Matter for Industrial Talc

John Ruff, DeHay & Elliston LLP, Baltimore, MD
12:50–1:35 p.m.Plaintiffs’ Attack on Cosmetic Talc Epidemiology

Erika L. Muse, Foley & Mansfield, New York, NY
1:35 p.m.Adjourn