Date: September 9, 2011
Location: The Hub Cira Centre at 30th Street Station, Philadelphia
Chairs: Marc Bern, Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP and Joshua Becker, Alston & Bird LLP

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Conference Agenda
Speaker biographies
CLE Certificate of Attendance for Webcast

8:00 Breakfast and Morning Registration

8:30 Welcome & Opening Remarks “Hydraulic Fracturing – or Fracking” Litigation
Marc Bern, Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP
Joshua Becker, Alston & Bird LLP

8:45 Understanding Fracking – The Process
Thomas Murphy, Co-Director, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
John Veil, Veil Environmental, LLC
Panel Powerpoint: Understanding Hydraulic Fracturing

9:30 Shale Gas Plays and Related Land Valuations: The Hotbeds
John Kilpatrick, Chief Executive Officer, Greenfield Advisors
Powerpoint: Property Valuation Issues
Frederick Cedoz, Vice President of Operations, Gwest LLC
Powerpoint: Shale Gas Plays and Related Land Valuations – The Hotbeds

10:30 Morning Break

10:45 Government Oversight
John Hanger, Special Counsel, Eckert Seamans Cherin . & Mellott, LLC, (Former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Agency)
PowerPoint: Gas Drilling Environmental Issues, Regulations and Lessons
John Imse, RG, Principal, Environ International Corp.
Powerpoint: Shale Gas Development & Production Governmental Oversight

11:30 Study and Study Designs
John Nevius, P.E., Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C. (Moderator)
John Veil, Veil Environmental, LLC
Samuel Flewelling, Ph.D., Gradient
Panel Powerpoint: Study and Study Designs

12:15 Networking Luncheon

1:15 Health and Environmental Risks – Pre-Drilling to Completion
Mark Zeko, Principal Hydrogeologist, Environmental Engineering & Contracting, Inc.
Powerpoint: Summary of Environmental Concerns Related to Shale Gas Development
Cornell Howarth, Methane and the greenhouse-gas footprint of natural gas from shale formations
Duke study, Methane contamination of drinking water accompanying gas-well drilling and hydraulic fracturing
Manu Sharma, M.S., P.E., Gradient
Powerpoint: Analyzing Drinking Water Related Human Health Risks from Hydraulic Fracturing (HF) Additives
Jeffrey Norton, Cozen O’Connor
Powerpoint: Legal Concepts and Developments Regarding Health and Environmental Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing

2:30  Case Intake, Discovery Concerns & Damages
Debra Pfeifer, Crivella West
Powerpoint: Case Intake, Discovery Concerns and Damages
Corey Zurbuch, Thomas Genshaft, LLP
Powerpoint: Sizing Up Cases and Clients
Hope Freiwald, Dechert LLP
Powerpoint: Fracking Litigation – Planning to Reduce Future Risk

3:30  Afternoon Break

3:45  Examining a Fracking Contamination Case or Injury
Beverlee Silva, Alston & Bird LLP (Moderator)
Julia LeMense, Weitz & Luxenberg
Marc Bern, Napoli Bern Ripka Skholnik LLP
Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Rob Dodson, Adams & Rees LLP
Panel Powerpoint: Examining A Hydraulic Fracturing Contamination Case or Injury
Panel handouts

4:45  Coverage Implications from Fracking
Jared Zola, Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Energy Companies May Seek Directors and Officers Coverage for Costs Incurred Responding to Recent New York Attorney General Subpoenas
Hydraulic fracturing liabilities suggest insurance coverage
Laura Foggan, Wiley Rein LLP
Litigation Looms, But General Liability Coverage Should Generally Not Be at Stake in Hydrofracking Liability Claims
Panel Powerpoint: Insurance Coverage For Hydraulic Fracturing Related Losses

5:45 Adjourn & Reception