General Contact Info

Email: Kathleen.McFadden@LitigationConferences.com | Phone: (484) 324-2755 x200 | Address: P.O. Box 141, Clifton Heights, PA 19018-0141. Also, to reach us via this website or to submit a speaker proposal, click here. You can contact people individually by scrolling down and finding the one you’re looking for and clicking on their respective “click here” links.

Our Mission

To make HB Litigation Conferences not only a premier provider of Insurance, Cyber Risk, Privacy, Mass Torts, Products Liability, Corporate Issues, and Professional Development programs, content and networking, but a valued partner to attorneys, in-house counsel and suppliers of litigation-related services.

Our Team

We would love to hear from you! So, please call, email, fax any of us anytime at 484-324-2755 (tel), info@litigationconferences.com, or 484-921-1088 (fax).

Managing Director

WTHhs15v8-awTom Hagy, Managing Director. Hagy is a leader in niche publishing and product development for the law firm and corporate legal markets. Hagy began his career in 1982 as a legal news journalist. As managing editor, Hagy wrote, edited and launched a series of litigation and legal news reporters covering everything from mass torts to employment to intellectual property. His work included writing and editorial management of Mealey’s Litigation Reports: Insurance, Cyber Tech, Asbestos, Toxic Torts, Construction Defects, Reinsurance, Insurance Insolvency, Emerging Securities, Emerging Drugs & Devices, and many others (all still published today by LexisNexis). Prior to his time at Mealey’s, Hagy was associate editor at Andrews Publications (now owned by Thompson West), where he contributed to the Asbestos Litigation Reporter and Hazardous Waste Litigation Reporter, as well as reports on mass torts and bankruptcy. As publisher of Mealey Publications Inc., Hagy launched Mealey’s Conferences. In 2000, LexisNexis acquired the business from its founder and Hagy’s mentor, Mike Mealey. While vice president at LexisNexis, Hagy continued to manage Mealey Publications, developed litigation content and lead a team to create two dozen websites which featured free news and commentary, blogs, podcasts, videos and myriad legal resources. Hagy also has served as vice president of the Specialized Information Publishers Association. Hagy formed HB to transform the Mealey’s Conferences business into a multimedia legal education conglomerate that offers programs, products and custom services to law firms and in-house counsel. In addition to running HB, Tom drums with a band that sometimes calls itself Johnny Feedback & The Gluttons For Punishment. He and his wife, Jane, have two spirited daughters, Jacy and Annie.

To contact Tom with content or business ideas, jokes, short stories or sketches, click here.

Operations Director

Jane RBGJane R. Hagy, Director.  Jane is responsible for  operational management, client development and client relations. Her career has been in the hospitality industry, specifically the casino hotel industry in Atlantic City. She also owned her own home staging business and worked in the non-profit sector for Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.  Jane feels her hotel and hospitality experience has given her invaluable insights relevant to a conference planning operation. She prides herself in anticipating attendee and faculty needs and building a qualified database of customers, prospects and friends. Jane and Tom proud parents of two adult daughters. When not working Jane enjoys gardening, Pilates, yoga and hiking with company Mascot Shiloh (see below).

To contact Jane, click here.

Business Development & Sales

Brownie RBGHelen B. (Brownie) Bokelman, Director of Sales and Business Development. Brownie began her legal sales career with Anderson Publishing in Cincinnati Ohio in 1997. She joined the LexisNexis sales force in 2004 when Anderson Publishing was acquired by LexisNexis. In 2006, Brownie began working for Mealey’s Conferences another division of LexisNexis. She continued her sales career with BVR and now HB Litigation Conferences. Brownie brings a wealth of sales and marketing experience to our team. She is passionate about building lasting relationships with our customers.

To contact Brownie, click here.

Customer Support & CLE 

Kathleen McFadden RBGKathleen McFadden, Office Manager. Kathleen has over 25 years of administrative experience. She joined Mealey Publications, Inc. in 1998 and remained with the team after LexisNexis acquired Mealey’s in 2000. Kathleen started her time with Mealey’s as receptionist, lending general office support required at any small, growing enterprise. She has assisted Tom Hagy, HB’s CEO, for 16 years in his roles as publisher at Mealey’s and vice president at LexisNexis. Again in the role of supporting a team at a small, growing company, Kathleen handles conference registrations and juggles many administrative duties. Kathleen began her career working as an administrative assistant for a hospital outpatient diagnostic facility and an insurance company.

To contact Kathleen, click here.

Associated Professionals & Consultants


Program Development & Editorial

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Kristin Casler, Program Development & Editorial. Kristin joined HB in January 2015 and handles conference  and webinar development and promotion, proofreading and myriad writing projects. Previously, Kristin was an editor at Mealey Publications, now part of LexisNexis, responsible for writing content for various insurance and evidence publications over the course of 17 years. She also was a website marketing writer for LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell for eight years. Kristin is national vice president of the American Wine Society and is passionate about wine, her husband and two sports-crazy daughters.

To contact Kristin, click here.

Online Education & Program Management

Kathleen Regan RBGKathleen Regan, Manager of HB’s Online Education Project. Kathleen joined HB in June 2012 and is responsible for project management and logistical supervision of webinars and e-seminars; marketing and promotion of live conferences; list updating and maintenance; sales campaign support; and overall marketing strategy. Kathleen previously served as a Director of Marketing and Conferences at Thomson West, where she was responsible for the marketing activities for 40+ titles in specific areas of litigation, including direct mail planning, copywriting, e-seminars, live conference events, preparation of collateral material, gen/auto shipments and communication with inside and outside sales force. Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

To contact Kathleen, click here.

Program Development & Sales

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Suzanne Armstrong, Program Development, Sales & Marketing Consultant. Soon after relocating from Baltimore to Chicago in 1992, Suzanne joined LexisNexis as a National Account Manager, closing contracts with the AmLaw100 firms in the midwest. Her background in promotional marketing for radio and the hospitality industry helped her career to evolve at LexisNexis as a Marketing Manager, responsible for events, trade shows, Association partnerships, new product launches, branding and even product placement in major tv and film projects. Suzanne stepped away from that glamorous life to raise her four kids in the north shore suburbs. She has continued to exercise her marketing skills in a variety of freelance projects and has been a Sales & Marketing consultant with HB Litigation Conferences since Spring of 2016.

To contact Suzanne, click here.

Faculty Coordination


Donna Roberts RBG2Donna Roberts, Faculty Coordinator.  
Our conferences and webinars involve several hundred speakers — busy professionals who need to arrive at our events prepped and ready to go. This involves numerous conference calls for each panel. Donna coordinates all of our faculty and chair calls, scheduling and rescheduling as schedules change. As with any company, we all wear multiple hats.  Donna is no exception, and spends much of her time maintaining our growing customer database, picking up where our automated system, provided by HubSpot, leaves off.

To contact Donna, click here.

Location & Contract Consulting

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Sue K. Levey, Events Specialist. Energetic, performance driven, solutions-orientated executive with 20+ years’ experience orchestrating national & international meetings, conventions, trade shows and sporting events most recently as Vice-President, Meetings & Conventions at the National Kidney Foundation and formerly with American Management Association. Previous restaurant and hospitality positions with Marriott, Intercontinental, Parker Meridien and Helmsley Hotels provide additional expertise and value to her ability to make every event special. An accomplished, well-established leader, Sue currently consults and contracts on diverse projects benefitting both corporate & non-profit organizations as Events Specialist. Sue’s experience, skl-event-managementreputation and style as a strategic thinker, skilled negotiator, detail oriented manager and effective communicator result in the consistent design, planning, production and execution of top notch events with a strong emphasis on budgeting, creativity and exceeding client’s expectations. Her ethical and practical approach in all interactions highlight her proficiency in developing, building and maintaining long term partnerships with industry sales force, service providers, colleagues and customers alike that over the years have included politicians, celebrities, business icons and dignitaries in the medical community. Throughout her career, Sue has been an industry resource as a speaker and contributor to several trade publications and conferences.

To contact Sue, click here.

Design & Creative

markdesmanMark Desman, Art Direction & Graphic Design Consultant. Mark has been Creative Director at Gotham Distributing — a leading source of unique classic feature films, oldies music and related posters — for more than a decade. Their consumer site is Oldies.com. His movie posters and DVD packaging art have created an indelible and highly-praised visual octopusbrand for Alpha Home Entertainment, resulting in tens of millions of dollars in sales. Mark’s work includes cover art for Attack of the Octopus People, with a bonus film titled Frankenstein vs. Hitler. Specialties: Outside of the office, Mark is an outstanding fine artist, concentrating on oil painting on canvas. Although his work is not available for sale to the general public, he considers select commissions. He also provides graphic design and creative insights services to HB Litigation Conferences. When not doing that, Mark is lead singer and lead guitarist for the rock-and-blues group Johnny Feedback & The Gluttons for Punishment. Ironically, he has a difficult time creating actual feedback. One of the many mysteries of the universe. Mark earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

To contact Mark, click here.

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Shiloh at the Door

SHILOH (photo by Annie Hagy)