Mass Tort


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Thursday, May 10, 2018
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Harrah's ResortAtlantic City, NJ

Program Co-Chairs:
Michael A. Galpern, Esq.
Locks Law Firm
Cherry Hill, NJ

Lynne M. Kizis, Esq.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer
Woodbridge, NJ
Christopher M. Placitella, Esq.
Cohen, Placitella & Roth
Red Bank, NJ
Ellen Relkin, Esq.
Weitz & Luxenberg
New York, NY


8:00 am - 9:00 am 
Continental Breakfast & Registration • Exhibit Hall

9:00 am - 9:30 am
President’s Address & Welcome
Eric G. Kahn, Esq. • Springfield, NJ
NJAJ Membership Meeting & Elections

9:30 am - 10:10 am
An Update on the New Jersey MDL’s/MCL’s
Ellen Relkin, Esq. • New York, NY
Recent Pelvic Mesh Verdicts and Upcoming Trials
Adam M. Slater, Esq. • Roseland, NJ
10:10 am - 10:30 am
Accutane / Daubert
Jared M. Placitella, Esq. • Red Bank, NJ
Adam M. Slater, Esq. • Roseland, NJ
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Daniel R. Lapinski, Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ
Michelle A. Parfitt, Esq. • Washington, DC
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Hernia Mesh
Joshua S. Kincannon, Esq. • Freehold, NJ
Jonathan D. Orent • Providence, RI
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch • Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Data Breach / Equifax
John A. Yanchunis • Tampa, FL
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
R 16 Discovery Plan; Personal Juris Discovery in Light of BMS, and ESI
Hon. Joel Schneider, U.S.M.J. • Camden, NJ
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mass Tort vs. Individual Personal Injury Practice:  
Pros, Cons and Where the Practices Intersect

Todd Drayton, Esq. • New York, NY
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ethical Issues in Mass Tort Litigation
Hon. Marina Corodemus, (ret.) • Iselin, NJ
Travis Lenkner, Esq., Managing Partner • Chicago, IL
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Status of Opioid Litigation
John E. Keefe, Jr., Esq. • Red Bank, NJ
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception • Exhibit Hall


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ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2018 features 29 seminars over three days. The advantage of this unique format is that you may move from seminar to seminar, hearing different topics as desired and thereby creating a seminar tailored to your specific needs.

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Join NJAJ & Save $300 on Boardwalk Seminar registration.

If you join the New Jersey Association for Justice when registering for the Boardwalk Seminar 2018, you will receive the member registration fee ($200 less than the non-member rate) and as a part of this special offer you will receive an additional $100 off of the registration fee. Join NJAJ.

MCLE Credits
New Jersey - (Earn 7.20 Credits/Earn 1.20 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 7.0 Credits/Earn 1.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 5.0 Credits/Earn 1.0 Ethics Credits - pending)

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the
Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.20 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 1.20 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 6.00 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law

Full-Time Judges, Full-Time Law School Professors, 
Judicial Law Clerks & Law Student Members

Registration is complimentary for the seminar.
Pre-registration is required.

Course Materials
The seminar course materials will be online for attendees
to download on May 4, 2018.

Onsite/Door Registration: 
An additional $25 will be added to all program fees for onsite registration.

Friday, May 4th is the last day for a refund (minus $20).
All cancellations must be in writing.

After Friday, cancellations and no shows will receive a credit (minus $20)
automatically good for 1 year for a future seminar or
 an on-demand seminar at


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