Mass Tort

From the Beginning to the End


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Thursday, May 9, 2019
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Harrah's ResortAtlantic City, NJ

Program Co-Chairs:
Michael A. Galpern, Esq.
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks 
Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins

Mount Laurel, 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
Lynne M. Kizis, Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ
NJAJ Membership Meeting & Elections

9:30 am - 9:45 am
New Jersey Mass Tort Update
Ellen Relkin, Esq. • New York, NY
9:45 am - 10:30 am
Federal Court Rule 16 Discovery Plan, Rule 26 Disclosures, ESI Issues and Settlement
Hon. Joel Schneider, U.S.M.J. • Camden, NJ
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
10:45 am - 11:00 am
Forum Defendant Removal in the Era of Electronic Filing
Rayna E. Kessler, Esq. • New York, NY
Joshua S. Kincannon, Esq. • Woodbridge, NJ
11:00 am - 11:15 am
Parallel Federal and State Mass Torts: Coordination Between the Bench and Bar
Hon. John C. Porto, J.S.C. • Atlantic City, NJ
11:15 am - 11:35 am
Choice of Law: New Jersey or Home State? 
What you Need to Know from the Accutane Decision
Parvin K. Aminolroaya, Esq. • New York, NY
11:35 am - 11:50 am
Karen Beyea-Schroeder, Esq. • Houston, TX 
11:50 am - 1:30 pm
Lunch • Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Common Benefit Expenses
Hon. Marina Corodemus, (ret.) • Iselin, NJ
Mark Eveland, CEO • Verus • Princeton, NJ
Wendy R. Fleishman, Esq. • New York, NY
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Ethical Issues in Aggregate Litigation
Hon. Joel B. Rosen, U.S.M.J. (ret.) • Cherry Hill, NJ
Lauren McGeever, Director, Class Action and Mass Tort Solutions, Epiq • New York, NY
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Coffee Break • Exhibit Hall
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pelvic Mesh, Valsartan and Benicar Settlement Status
Adam M. Slater, Esq. • Roseland, NJ
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception • Exhibit Hall


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ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The Boardwalk Seminar 2019 features 34 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 2019, 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 4.60 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits)
New York - (Earn 4.60 Credits/Earn 0.0 Ethics Credits - pending)
Pennsylvania - (Earn 3.50 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 4.60 hours of total CLE credit.

Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism,
and 4.60 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 3, 2019.

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

Friday, May 3rd 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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