HB Litigation Conferences announces the defense chair for its upcoming Chinese Drywall Litigation & Insurance Coverage Update Conference scheduled for November 11, 2009 at the Ritz Carlton in New Orleans. Hilarie Bass of Greenberg Traurig LLP recently agreed to chair HB’s upcoming conference, along with plaintiff chair Michael Ryan, Esq. of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock Liberman & McKee, P.A. Ms. Bass is the Global Operating Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig, having recently completed an eight-year term as the national chair of the 500-member litigation department. She also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. During her more than 25-year career, she has successfully represented clients in scores of commercial cases in jury and non-jury trials involving hundreds of millions of dollars in controversy. Most recently, on July 27th, Judge Fallon of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana signed an order appointing Ms. Bass as a member of the Defense Steering Committee (DSC) for MDL No. 2047, In Re: Chinese Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation.