General Information

DRI's 2021 Strictly Automotive Seminar takes place on Thursday, September 9 to Saturday, September 11 at Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C.

Join DRI's Strictly Automotive Specialized Litigation Group in Washington D.C. to emerge in sophisticated discussions with leading motor vehicle manufacturers and suppliers on the everchanging industry. Attendees have the opportunity to discover the future of alternative fuel vehicles, including electric, fully electric, and hydrogen fuel cell; implications of the new THOR anthropomorphic test device and its impact on the defense of seatback cases; explore new ways to use jury psychology and mock jury research to enhance trial strategies; and much more.

EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY – Watch as experts set fire to a motor vehicle, and learn about important ways to analyze the resultant fire damage and its impact on evidence collection and scene preservation.

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Registration Information

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DRI Member Pricing: $995
Non-Member Pricing: $1,195

DRI Member Pricing: $1,095
Non-Member Pricing: $1,295

DRI Member Pricing: $695
Non-Member Pricing: $695

Register by August 11, 2021 to receive the early registration rate.



Seminar Full Agenda (Coming Soon)



Seminar Speaker List (Coming Soon)


Hotel and Travel Information

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available at the Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Take advantage of the group rate of $249.00 Single/Double (plus a $10.00 destination fee) in one of two ways:

  • Reserve Online
  • Contact the hotel directly at 202.582.1234 and mention DRI Seminars.

The hotel block is limited and rooms and rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You must make reservations by August 11, 2021, to be eligible for the hotel’s group rate. Requests for reservations made after August 11, 2021 are subject to room and rate availability. A small portion of your room rate offsets the costs of the seminar.


Travel Discounts: DRI is pleased to announce that discounted air fares are available on various major air carriers for DRI seminar attendees. To receive these discounts, please contact Direct Travel Ltd., DRI’s official travel provider, at 800.840.0908. If you would like to have access to the DRI online travel booking tool, you must complete a Business Travel Profile form at Within 24 business hours, you will receive information on accessing the system.


CLE Information

Earn multiple hours of continuing legal education hours from this seminar.

Seminar CLE Information (Coming Soon)



DRI's 2021 Strictly Automotive Seminar is proudly sponsored by:


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If you would like to contact DRI about seminar sponsorship opportunities, including pricing, or to reserve a spot, please go to Advertising and Sponsorship.


Event Terms

Read the Event Terms, including DRI’s risk-free registration policy


In-House Counsel and Claims Executives Initiatives

Read the In-House Counsel and Claims Executives Initiatives


Thank You to DRI's Product Liability Committee

Heather Russell Fine
Program Chair

Michael McCaskey
Program Vice Chair

James E. Weatherholtz
Committee Chair

Gretchen Miller
Committee Vice Chair

Glenn Zakaib
Law Institute


Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding DRI programs, please contact DRI Customer Service at 312.795.1101 or