Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Litigation Conference Sept. 9, HB Announces

PHILADELPHIA- August 11, 2011—A panel of experts, including plaintiff and defense attorneys, will join chairs Marc Bern of Napoli Bern Ripka LLP and Joshua Becker of Alston & Bird LLP to discuss the latest on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) litigation, Tom Hagy, CEO of HB Litigation Conferences, producer of the program, has announced.

The increased use of fracking to extract natural gas from underground rock formations raises environmental and legal challenges and will be the topic of discussion by attorneys, professors and scientists at this program, Hagy said.

The program, “Gas Drilling Operations Conference”, will be held September 9, 2011 at The Hub Cira Centre in Philadelphia.  The event is fully accredited for CLE.

Experts speaking include: Frederick Cedoz, Vice President of Operations, GWEST LLC; John Hanger, Special Counsel, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC, (Former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection);

John Imse, RG, Principal, Environ International Corp.; John Kilpatrick, Chief Executive Officer, Greenfield Advisors; Thomas Murphy, Co-Director, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research; Art Crivella, Crivella West;

John Veil, Veil Environmental LLC; and Mark Zeko, Principal Hydrogeologist, Environmental Engineering & Contracting Inc.

Litigators joining the seminar include:  Rob Dodson, Adams & Rees LLP; Laura Foggan, Wiley Rein LLP; Hope Freiwald, Dechert LLP; Julia LeMense, Weitz & Luxenburg; Dave Matthews, Matthews & Associates; Jeffrey Norton, Esq., Cozen O’Connor; Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov, Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Beverlee Silva, Alston & Bird LLP; Jared Zola, Dickstein Shapiro LLP; and Corey Zurbuch, Thomas Genshaft LLP.

Featured sessions include: Understanding Fracking – The Process; Shale Gas Plays and Related Land Valuations – The Hotbeds; Government Oversight; Study and Study Designs; Health and Environmental Risks – Pre-Drilling to Completion; Case Intake, Discovery Concerns & Damages; Examining a Fracking Contamination Case or Injury; and Insurance Coverage Implications.

Discounts are available for groups and based on need.  Sponsorships are available.  For more information call Brownie Bokelman at (484) 324-2755, x212 or email her at Brownie.Bokelman@litigationconferences.com.  See the latest agenda at www.LitigationConferences.com.

HB Litigation Conferences LLC is a nationwide provider of continuing legal education for plaintiff, defense and in-house counsel, focusing on emerging issues in mass torts and insurance.