2024 DRI Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar

March 20–22, 2024
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

The practice areas of Toxic Tort and Environmental Law are continuously evolving, with new substances, changing regulations, and soaring jury verdicts. Join us in the City of Brotherly Love at the nation’s best conference for toxic tort and environmental practitioners to reconnect with colleagues and recharge. This is the seminar you will not want to miss!

What You Will Learn:

  • An overview of recent Supreme Court rulings, and how they have impacted, and will continue to impact, toxic tort and environmental regulation and litigation.
  • How to prepare yourself and your practice to address emerging PFAS issues, both in personal injury and environmental litigation.
  • The latest developments and cutting edge issues in asbestos, talc, microplastics, and radioactive materials litigation.
  • Insights from experienced in-house counsel on diversity, choice of counsel, and emerging issues in toxic tort and environmental law.
  • How to develop a well-planned social media and public relations strategy in the event of a worst-case scenario.

Expand Your Network By:

  • Attending a variety of networking events, including cocktail hours, dine-arounds, a DRI Cares project, and a Premier Networking event.
  • Joining us at our Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Committee business meetings to find out about committee speaking, writing and leadership opportunities.
  • Customizing your agenda to fit your practice are and background: Environmental and Toxic Tort tracks, and a joint session with the Business Litigation committee.

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

  • Corteva Agriscience
  • Evonik Industries

*Subject to change

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Thank You to DRI's Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee 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

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Registration Information

Member Pricing Non-Member Pricing Non-Member Bundle ^
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 want to save on your registration? Take advantage of the Non-Member / Trial Membership Bundle when you register for the DRI Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar. Select the bundle and get up to 9 months of membership with the membership add-on when you 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
Sponsored by: Beveridge & Diamond PC, Carlton Fields PA, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC, Robinson + Cole LLP, Sidley Austin LLP

Date: Thursday, March 21 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Pricing: Free when you register for the seminar (guest tickets available to purchase)
Location: Salon H at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Please join us at this year’s Premier Networking Reception, where connections are forged, opportunities are unlocked, and success is within reach. After Thursday’s enriching educational content, it's time to unwind and connect with like-minded professionals. Picture yourself in a vibrant atmosphere, making meaningful connections, while savoring tasty appetizers and enjoying an open bar. Whether you prefer a refreshing mocktail or a classic cocktail, our bartenders are here to cater to your preferences. Don't miss this unparalleled opportunity to expand your professional circle, exchange ideas, and create lasting connections. Join us at the Premier Networking Event with your fellow seminar attendees and begin the journey to propel your career to new heights!

Agenda with Speakers

*Schedule and Speakers subject to change

View Schedule with Room Locations

Headquarters Hotel Information

The seminar will take place at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
To contact the hotel directly, call 215-625-2900.

The DRI room block at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is now closed. Please use the link below to reserve a room at a nearby available hotel.

Alternative Hotels

If you are planning on attending the seminar and have not secured a hotel reservation, search for hotel availability via our trusted partner aRes Travel**. Book online or call 1-800-559-3186 for assistance; for International callers 1-619-546-5773

**aRes Travel is a third-party travel planner. Rates, deposits, and cancellation policies may vary and are the responsibility of the guest. Questions on hotel policies or payments made on aRes website should be directed to the aRes Reservation Center or to the hotel directly.

CLE Information

Earn up to 6.75 hours of continuing legal education hours (CLE) From this seminar.

View CLE Credit by State

In some states that charge late CLE submission fees, there will be a $100 late fee to report CLE credits submitted more than 30 days after a seminar/virtual event. Click the button below for more details.

CLE Late Fees

CLE on the GO

Date: Thursday, March 21 from 3:30–4:30 p.m. EDT
CLE credit: 1.0

Grab your cell phone, put on your walking shoes, and join fellow attendees for a chance to earn CLE while exploring some of the fabulous local sights of Philadelphia. This session will feature discussions by various DRI substantive law committees with local historical landmarks serving as the starting point for some of the hot legal issues of the day! If your schedule does not permit you to participate in this activity on Thursday afternoon, you may do it at your leisure on your own while in Philadelphia, or even from home. This event offers on-demand CLE credit in jurisdictions where it was approved.

See the CLE grid closer to the seminar to see if your state has approved credit. Please note if you participated in CLE on the GO during the 2023 Annual Meeting, you would not receive CLE credit for this session.


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 Philadelphia 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.