Presented by HB Litigation Conferences in Collaboration with
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October 3, 2012
Thomson Hall, New York

Marc J. Bern, Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP
Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov, Steptoe & Johnson

Price: $795 per registrant*

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CLE Credits: 7.0 – 8.5 credits, depending on state requirements

Venue Details
Thomson Hall is located on the 4th Floor at 195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007. Please be prepared to show identification when entering the building. For overnight accommodations, we suggest the following hotels in proximity to the venue: Millennium Hilton Hotel; Gild Hall; New York Marriott Downtown; W New York Hotel Downtown; or Club Quarters Wall Street.

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Marc J. Bern, a nationally-recognized plaintiffs’-bar trial attorney, is a founding and Senior Partner of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP. In a legal career spanning over 30 years, Mr. Bern has tried more than 100 cases to jury verdict and has settled hundreds of cases for amounts in excess of $1,000,000. Mr. Bern has been profiled in Who’s Who in America Law; he is a member of the invitation-only Million Dollar Advocates forum and in 2007 was chosen as one of the Top 500 Plaintiff’s Lawyers In the United States by Lawdragon. He has been designated a New York Super Lawyer® every year since 2006. In addition, he was selected as one of “America’s Premier Lawyers” by Fortune Magazine. Martindale Hubble has awarded Mr. Bern its pre-eminent AV rating: “Highest Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards,” for over 20 consecutive years. In 2007, Mr. Bern was honored with an invitation to become a charter member of the Litigation Counsel of America and he was also selected one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers of New York.

Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov is a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where she is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Ms. Quinn-Barabanov concentrates her practice on class actions, mass torts, toxic torts, product liability matters, and other complex disputes. Ms. Quinn-Barabanov is adept at handling toxic tort and product liability matters in all of the contexts in which they arise, including: single plaintiff cases, mass actions involving hundreds of plaintiffs, thousands of similar cases filed in jurisdictions across the country, and class actions. She has litigated product liability matters related to wireless phones, silica, welding fumes, pesticides, and polio vaccines, to name a few. In the toxic tort area, Ms. Quinn-Barabanov has litigated cases involving alleged groundwater, air and soil contamination, as well as vapor intrusion. Ms. Quinn-Barabanov frequently serves as national coordinating counsel for companies that face many similar lawsuits related to a product or alleged chemical exposures. In this role, she has formulated and implemented global strategies for successfully representing clients faced with thousands of individual law suits, consolidated federal multidistrict litigation, and class actions.

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