Mass Tort


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Thursday, April 27, 2017
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
Michael G. Donahue, III, Esq. • Princeton, NJ
NJAJ Membership Meeting & Elections

9:30 am - 10:10 am
Learning from the Lessons and Legacy of the Hon. Carol E. Higbee
Hon. Carmen H. Alvarez, P.J.A.D. • Cape May Court House, NJ
Hon. Marina Corodemus, (ret.) • Iselin, NJ
10:10 am - 10:30 am
Enduring Legacy and Recognition from Across the Aisle
Eileen Oakes Muskett, Esq. • Atlantic City, NJ
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Judge Higbee Jurisprudential Legacy
•  McDarby v. Merck & Co., Inc. 
   Ellen Relkin, Esq. • New York, NY
•  Gross v. Gynecare, Ethicon, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson
    Adam M. Slater, Esq. - Roseland, NJ
•  In re Reglan Litigation, Docket No. A-56-14
    Theodore Oshman, Esq. • New York, NY
•  McCarrell v. Hoffman-La Roche, Inc.
    David R. Buchanan, Esq. • New York, NY
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Tips for the Practitioner in New Jersey Federal Court
Hon. Karen M. Williams, U.S.M.J. - D.N.J. • Camden, NJ
Hon. Joel Schneider, U.S.M.J. - D.N.J. • Camden, NJ
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Luncheon • Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Personal Jurisdiction
Matthew Wessler, Esq. • Washington, DC
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
The Good and the Bad: Update on New Jersey Class Action Decisions
Charles N. Riley, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ
Notice and Other Obligations (Pitfalls) Facing Class Counsel in the Third Circuit
Steven M. Weisbrot, Esq. • Coral Springs, FL
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Data Breach: Who is Looking at What?
James A. Barry, Esq. • Cherry Hill, NJ
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
An Update on the New Jersey MDL’s
Virginia E. Anello , Esq. • New York, NY – Invokana
David R. Buchanan, Esq. • New York, NY – Fosamax
Rayna E. Kessler, Esq. • New York, NY – Benicar
Daniel R. Lapinski, Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ – Talc
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm
How Kemp is NOT Daubert
Francisco J. Rodriguez, Esq. • Jersey City, NJ
4:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Intake Criteria for Mass Tort Cases Presented by Judge Higbee’s Alumni
Danielle M. Gold, Esq. • New York, NY – Stryker L Fit V-40 
Daniel R. Leathers, Esq. • New York, NY – PPI
Genevieve R. Micek, Esq. • Los Angeles, CA – Talc 
Ian Millican, Esq. • New York, NY – TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy)
Meghan C. Quinlivan, Esq. • Denver, CO – Hernia Mesh 
Jillian A. S. Roman, Esq. • Philadelphia, PA – Pelvic Mesh
Rayna E. Kessler, Esq. • New York, NY – Abilify
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception • Exhibit Hall


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ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2017 features 32 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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If you join the New Jersey Association for Justice when registering for the Boardwalk Seminar 2017, 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 0.0 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)

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, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 7.20 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 April 21, 2017.
Each registrant will receive a flash drive containing the course material.

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

Friday, April 21st 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
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