For Immediate Release

NEW YORK — July 20, 2010 – A dozen in-house counsel from manufacturing companies and insurance companies are on the faculty of the Thirteenth Annual National Asbestos Litigation Conference produced by HB Litigation Conferences, continuing this important event first launched under the Mealey’s Conferences brand, according to Tom Hagy, former publisher of Mealey’s and founder and CEO of HB.

The conference takes place Oct. 7-8, 2010, in New York City.

New York Supreme Court Justice Martin Shulman is one of three chairmen of the conference, joining plaintiff attorney Joseph W. Belluck of Belluck & Fox of New York and defense counsel Michael J. Pietrykowski of Gordon & Rees of San Francisco in leading the program.

In-house counsel on the faculty from manufacturing companies are: Michael Glackin, General Counsel of Dow Chemical; Joseph O’Hara, V.P. & Associate General Counsel of Owens-Illinois; Paul Slater, Counsel, General Electric; Jeffry Koenig, Chief Litigation Counsel, Cytec Industries Inc.; R. Harding Erwin, Senior Counsel for Litigation Management Group, Chevron Products Company; and Mary Kate Campbell, Senior Counsel, DuPont Legal.

Joining the faculty from insurance companies are:  Linda Tatka, Asbestos Claims Director, Allianz of America Resolution Services, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company; Marco Spadecenta, Senior Vice President, Asbestos Claims Department, Chartis Claims; John Kinney, Senior Vice President, Heritage Holdings Inc.; Robin Segal-Gonzalez, Claims Examiner and Claims Officer, Environmental Claims Department, Chubb Insurance; and Michael Sehr, Senior Vice President, Environmental & Mass Tort Claims, CNA Insurance; and Vincent Biancamano, Director, Zurich North America, New York

HB’s 13th Annual National Asbestos Litigation Conference will take place Oct. 7-8, 2010, in New York City. For more information, please visit or call (484) 324-2755 x212.


Brownie Bokelman

(484) 324-2755 x212