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

Date: June 21, 2012
Location: Thomson Hall, 195 Broadway, New York, NY
Price: $895 per registrant
CLE Credit: 6.5 – 7.5 credits, including 1 ethics, depending on state requirements
Chairs: Jeffrey King, K&L Gates LLP and Rick Meadow, Lanier Law Firm PLLC

Agenda and Speakers

Featuring a Keynote Address by Michael R. Holley, The Lanier Law Firm

HB Litigation is proud to announce Michael Holley will deliver the luncheon keynote address. Before joining the Lanier Law Firm in June 2006, Mr. Holley served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. During his service, Mr. Holley acquired significant trial experience as both a military prosecutor and military defense attorney, culminating with service as the Chief Prosecutor for the Abu Ghraib Detainee Abuse cases. As a Judge Advocate, Mr. Holley tried 15 jury cases and approximately 75 bench trials in locations across the United States, Korea, Japan, Germany and Iraq.

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Venue Details
Thomson Hall is located on the 4th Floor at 195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007. Please be prepared to show identification when entering the building. For overnight accommodations, we suggest the following hotels in proximity to the venue: Millennium Hilton Hotel; Gild Hall; New York Marriott Downtown; W New York Hotel Downtown; or Club Quarters Wall Street.

Chairs:
JEFFREY S. KING’S  practice has concentrated in complex commercial litigation in a variety of areas, including business disputes, product liability, toxic tort, environmental, real estate, admiralty, and transportation matters. His clients include financial services companies and medical device, product, and automobile manufacturers. He represents various commercial interests in various disputes, including deal, shareholder, and loan and contract litigation. His product liability experience has included defense of personal injury/wrongful death claims involving various products, including automobiles, industrial machinery and equipment, medical devices, and consumer products, and he has regularly counseled automobile and other clients on product liability, warranty, consumer fraud, and recall matters. His toxic tort experience has involved the representation of defendants in asbestos, silica, and lead pigment matters. He is currently on the national trial team defending an equipment manufacturer against asbestos exposure claims in various jurisdictions. His admiralty and transportation experience has involved representing companies in rail service disruption claims and air and motor carrier cargo damage claims, and representing marine entities in personal injury, cargo damage, collision, charter dispute, pollution, and USCG regulatory matters. His environmental experience includes representing companies in regulatory and private cost recovery matters involving Massachusetts (M.G.L. c. 21E) and federal (CERCLA) laws. Mr. King has tried cases in various state and federal courts including in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and South Carolina, and has prepared appeals to the United States Supreme Court, Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and the Appeals Court of Massachusetts.

RICHARD D. MEADOW has been a practicing trial attorney for more than 24 years. He has represented the rights of individuals who have been injured by pharmaceuticals, medical devices, asbestos, medical malpractice, defective products, construction defects, lead poisoning, and motor vehicles, as well as the negligence of premises owners and municipalities. Mr. Meadow also has extensive experience in the representation of large national insurance companies as an insurance defense attorney. This experience provides a 360 degree perspective of the practice of tort law in the United States. He is the Managing Attorney of the New York office of The Lanier law Firm, the Chair of the Lanier Law Firm’s Pharmaceutical Litigation Division and serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee of several national litigations. Mr. Meadow has successfully tried over 25 cases to verdict. Since joining the Lanier Law Firm, Rick Meadow was part of the trial team that obtained plaintiffs’ verdicts in the Vioxx litigation in excess of $300 million. As part of the trial team at his former firm, he obtained jury awards of over $53 million and $47 million for his clients. Both verdicts appeared in the National Law Journal’s list of largest verdicts in 2002 and 2003, respectively. He has settled millions of dollars in claims and argued appeals before the New York and New Jersey Appellate Divisions. A graduate of California Western School of Law (J.D. 1984) and Rutgers University (B.A. 1979), Mr. Meadow is licensed to practice law in New York State, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, numerous Federal Courts and is admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. He is currently serving as Co-Liasion Counsel for the New Jersey Coordinated Levaquin litigation before Judge Carol Higbee. An active participant in New York and National Bar Associations, Mr. Meadow currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Meadow has lectured at numerous legal conferences and has been appointed to many committees that explore issues germane to the medical and legal communities. Born in New York, he currently resides in Manhattan with his wife, Kirsten, and is the proud father of Ruby and Joshua. New York Super Lawyers has recognized Mr. Meadow as ranking among the top attorneys in New York, and he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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