Presented by HB Litigation Conferences in Collaboration with
West LegalEdcenter, a Thomson Reuters Business

Date: July 12, 2012
Location: Thomson Reuters Building, 3 Times Square, New York, NY
CLE Credit: 6.5 – 8.0 credits, depending on state requirements.
ATTENTION Newly Licensed New York Attorneys:  This program qualifies for 8 SKILLS CREDITS!
Price: $495 per registrant*

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HB is pleased to offer complimentary seats to in-house/company registrants*. Free seats are limited to two per company. To take advantage of this and other special/group offers contact Brownie Bokelman ASAP at 484-324-2755 x212. Space is limited.

Agenda and Speakers

This unique program will feature four trial attorneys who are recognized nationally as masters of the craft of presenting cases to juries. Moderated by an experienced advisor to trial attorneys, each featured presenter will share their insights, demonstrate their skills and interact with the audience. An expert panel will conduct a Q&A after each presentation. Attendance will be limited to 100 registrants. Once we reach that limit names will go on our waiting list and given priority when we run the program again.

What You Will Learn
• Identifying, developing and delivering winning themes.
• Dealing with emotion in the courtroom.
• Understanding your diverse jury.
• Delivering effective opening and closing arguments.
• Using demonstrative evidence effectively.
• Helping jurors understand complex matters.
• Connecting with the jury.
• Dealing with assumptions about large companies.

Featured Speakers

Mark Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm
-– Lanier is recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in the United States (NYTs, NLJ, Lawdragon, etc.). Rated among the NLJ’s Top 10, and also among the 100 “most influential.” He demonstrates “Theatrical flair . . . while roaming the courtroom as if it were a stage” (WSJ). His presentations at prior HB and Mealey’s events – without exception – are the most highly rated by attendees.

Wendy R. Fleishman, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
— Named a New York Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, a Lawdragon Finalist, an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubble and an officer of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fleishman has played leadership roles in many of the nation’s most significant product liability cases. Fleishman is a past speaker at HB and Mealey’s events.

William Ohlemeyer, Boies, Schiller & Flexner
-– Rated by the NLJ as one of the top 10 trial lawyers in the nation, Ohlemeyer is former VP and Associate GC of Altria, where he worked closely with management, investors, outside counsel and the media to handle complex legal matters, including tobacco products liability litigation. He is a former partner at Shook Hardy & Bacon where he defended companies in products cases across the country. Ohlemeyer is a past presenter at HB and Mealey’s events.

Moderator: Tara Trask is the CEO of Tara Trask and Associates, a full-service litigation strategy, jury research and trial consulting firm with offices in San Francisco and Dallas. Ms. Trask’s practice includes all types of complex litigation including intellectual property, products liability, contract disputes, medical and legal malpractice, personal injury, insurance, oil and gas, environmental, libel, real estate, and securities. She has 19 years of experience in the field and has debriefed thousands of jurors.

Venue Information

The Thomson Reuters Building is located at 3 Times Square, on 7th Avenue between 42nd Street and 43rd Street. The meeting space is located on the 30th floor. Please be prepared to show photo identification when entering the building.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available – Please contact Brownie Bokelman for details.


*Registration rate and discounts valid on new registrations only and cannot be combined with any other offer. Complimentary registrations are limited.