Mass Tort


Thursday, May 1, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, NJ

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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
Francisco J. Rodriguez, Esq. • Englewood Cliffs, NJ
NJAJ Membership Meeting & Elections

9:30 am - 10:10 am
Mass Tort Case Law Update
Ellen Relkin, Esq. • New York, NY
10:10 am - 10:50 am
Mass Tort Update Lawyer Perspective
Mirena IUD Litigation
Gregory S. Spizer, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA

DePuy Hip
Ellen Relkin, Esq. • New York, NY

Stryker Rejuvenate
Ellen Relkin, Esq. • New York, NY

Generic Drugs and Other Mass Tort Pitfalls
Roger W. Orlando, Esq. • Decatur, GA
Fosamax Preemption
David C. Frederick, Esq. • Washington, DC
Brendan J. Crimmins, Esq. • Washington, DC
10:50 am - 11:05 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
11:05 am - 11:40 am
Mass Tort Update Lawyer Perspective (cont.)
NFL Concussion Litigation
Gene Locks, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ
Agatha N. Dzikiewicz, Esq. • New Brunswick, NJ
Transvaginal Mesh (TVM)
Jillian A.S. Roman • Red Bank, NJ

Victoria J. Maniatis • Mineola, NY
Testosterone Litigation
To Be Determined
11:40 am - 12:30 pm
Ethical Issues in Mass Torts
Hon. Marina Corodemus, J.S.C. (ret.) • Iselin, NJ
Frederick J. Dennehy, Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ
Renee Henderson, Esq. • Iselin, NJ
Hon. Joel B. Rosen, USMJ (ret.) • Cherry Hill, NJ
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Luncheon • Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Focus Groups: Watch Jurors Deliberate on a Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) Case
Seminar registrants will watch the presentation of both sides of the case to jury panels and then watch jury deliberations. Discussions for this afternoon session will include pointers on facilitating focus groups, what to watch and listen for, and what to do with the information obtained.
Adam M. Slater, Esq. • Roseland, NJ • for the Plaintiff
Donald A. Migliori, Esq. • Providence, RI • for the Defense
Mark Calzaretta, Magna Legal Services • Philadelphia, PA

Elizabeth Foley,  ZMF Litigation Support  Chicago, IL

The Live Focus Groups portion of the Mass Tort Session is restricted to 
NJAJ Mass Tort Section Members Only. There is no cost to join the 
Mass Tort Section, however you must be a Regular member or Associate 
member of NJAJ and be approved by one of the co-chairs of the Mass Tort 
Section or the President of NJAJ.
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Live Focus Groups (cont.)
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception • Exhibit Hall
9:30 pm - 1:30 am
New Lawyers Section Party • One Atlantic • Featuring The Nerds

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ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2014 features 25 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 2014 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 1.0 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 7.0 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 6.0 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)

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

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

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, 1.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 6.20 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law

Course Materials
The seminar course materials will be online for attendees
to download on April 25, 2014.
Each registrant will receive a CD-ROM containing the course material onsite.

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

Friday, April 25th 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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