2024 DRI Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar

March 20–22, 2024 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Join Us for Three Days of Education, Business Development Opportunities, and More!

DRI Members can register now and get best pricing thanks to exclusive, limited-time Early Access Registration! Everyone else can take advantage of Early Bird Registration starting December 22 through February 5. View registration information here.

The nation’s best conference for toxic tort and environmental practitioners will be in the City of Brotherly Love, with best-in-class CLE, enhanced networking opportunities, and new ways to connect with your colleagues. Explore Philadelphia through networking events that offer something for everyone and earn CLE from top industry leaders and practitioners. This is the seminar you will not want to miss!

What You Will Learn:

  • Judicial perspectives on managing mass tort and MDL settlements.
  • Cutting-edge toxic tort issues including major developments in talc and ethylene oxide litigation.
  • The latest developments in ongoing asbestos, silica, and benzene litigations.
  • Valuable guidance from in-house counsel on effective early case assessment.

Expand Your Network By:

  • Participating in a variety of small group networking events, such as walking tours, a hands-on service project, and morning strolls. Your options for making lasting connections with your colleagues have never been better!
  • Taking part in a Thursday night Premier Networking event.

Panel Counsel Meetings with Major Companies
Take advantage of the opportunity to engage with key industry companies* including:

  • TBD

*Subject to change

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Thank You to DRI's Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committees Leadership

Elizabeth M. Sorenson Brotten
Elizabeth M. Sorenson Brotten
Program Chair
Tracey Rice
Tracey Rice
Program Vice Chair
Jennifer L. Dlugosz
Jennifer L. Dlugosz
Committee Chair
Roy Prather
Roy D. Prather, III
Committee Vice Chair
Jaime W. Luse
Jaime Walker Luse
Law Institute

Join the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee

Registration Information

DRI Members enjoy exclusive early access to seminar registration. Don’t miss this limited-time opportunity to secure your spot before other registrants, and at the lowest price. Everyone else can register for Early Bird starting December 22 through February 5.

DRI Members - Register Today!

Non-Member Registration Options:

  • Become a member today for early access. See what people are saying about DRI and find the right membership for your needs.
  • Fill out the form to get updates on the seminar so you don't miss out.
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Member Pricing Non-Member Pricing Non-Member Bundle ^
Member Only Early Access
(Now thru Dec. 21)
$1,195 Not Offered Not Offered
Early Bird Registration*
(Dec. 22–Feb. 5)
$1,395 $1,795 $1,715
Regular Registration*
(Feb 6.–Mar. 19)
$1,595 $1,995 $1,915
Onsite Registration $1,695 $2,095 $2,015
Group Registration (Non-Sponsored)** $1,095 per person $1,095 per person $1,095 per person
Government Government members will receive the applicable government rate for the seminar upon login. If the government rate does not appear after logging in, please call DRI directly at (312) 795-1101 to receive the discounted rate. Invoices can be sent after purchase upon request.

Not a DRI Member? Select the Non-Member Bundle and Save!

^ Not a DRI Member and new to DRI? Take advantage of the Non-Member / Trial Membership Bundle and receive up to 9 months of membership when you register for the DRI Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar. You’ll be able to add this special offer to your cart at check out. Note: Trial membership processing can take up to 30 days from the date of purchase, please contact DRI Customer Service with any questions.

Learn more about membership at DRI and get started on your DRI journey today!

*If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate. If you would like to join DRI to receive the member pricing and see the benefits of becoming a member, click here to go to the Application page.

**Group registration is for registering four or more attendees, members and non-members. There is one free registration with every 10 registrations. You must lock in the rate three weeks prior to the seminar. If you want to register for the group pricing, fill out the form here (online registration is not available for this offering).

Networking Events

Premier Networking Event at the XXXXX
Sponsored by: ABC

Date: Wednesday, Month Day from 7:00–10:00 p.m.
Pricing: Free when you register for the seminar (guest tickets $100 each, available at check-out)
Location: XXXXX, Address, City, State


Agenda with Speakers

*Schedule and Speakers subject to change

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Time (Eastern) Program
12:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 p.m. Networking / Cocktail Hour
7:30 p.m. Dine-Arounds

Join colleagues and friends at selected restaurants for dinner (on your own).

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Time (Eastern) Program
8:30 a.m. Registration & Coffee Service

Get to know the early risers in our group over a cup of coffee.
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:15 a.m. CLE Session
10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. CLE Session
11:30 a.m. CLE Session
12:30 p.m. DRI Cares: Blessings in a Backpack

Click here for details on Blessings in a Backpack.
12:30 p.m. DRI Networking Lunch

Join the Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Seminar, Business & Intellectual Property Litigation Super Conference, and the Toxic Torts Environmental Law seminar attendees for lunch and networking opportunities that are second to none.
2:00 p.m. CLE Hour (Joint Session with Business Litigation Super Conference)
3:00 p.m. Toxic Torts Committee Business Meeting (open to all attendees)
3:30 p.m. CLE Hour
4:30 p.m. CLE Hour
6:00 p.m. Premier Networking Reception

Join fellow seminar attendees at our Premier Networking Reception. More details to come.
8:00 p.m. Dine-Arounds

Join colleagues and friends at selected restaurants for dinner (on your own).

Friday, March 22, 2024

Time (Eastern) Program
8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee Service

Get to know the early risers in our group over a cup of coffee.
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
9:10 a.m. CLE Session
10:10 a.m. Coffee Break
10:25 a.m. CLE Session
11:05 a.m. CLE Session
11:50 a.m. CLE Session
12:55 p.m. Adjourn

Headquarters Hotel Information

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Take advantage of the group rate of $259.00 Single/Double in one of two ways:

The hotel block is limited, and rooms and rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You must make reservations by February 17, 2024, to be eligible for the hotel's group rate. Requests for reservations made after February 17 are subject to room and rate availability.

CLE Information

Earn up to TBD hours of continuing legal education hours (CLE) From this seminar.

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CLE Late Fees


DRI's Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar is proudly sponsored by:

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

DRI Cares

Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack Who Will Feed the Kids this Weekend?

Please join us in supporting Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for school-aged children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Seminar attendees will have the opportunity to fill bags of food on the way to the joint networking lunch on Thursday, March 21. Feeding a child before you feed yourself is a wonderful way to support children and families in the Phoenix community.

Donate to Blessings in a Backpack

Other Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding DRI programs, please contact DRI Customer Service at 312.795.1101 or custservice@dri.org.