Panelists and Invited Dignitaries

Panel 1 Extent of Fiduciary Co-Lead Counsel’s and PSC’s Responsibility to All Plaintiffs
  • Honorable Cynthia Rufe, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Honorable David Herndon, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • Stephen Herman, Herman Herman & Katz LLC
  • Alan Rothman, Kaye Scholer LLP
    Mark Chalos, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP 

Panel 2 Recourse of Participating MDL Lawyers Dissatisfied with Decisions of Co-Lead Counsel and PSC
  • Honorable Freda Wolfson, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Honorable Joan Ericksen, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Allan Kanner, Kanner & Whiteley LLC
  • Lance Cooper, The Cooper Firm
  • Scott Powell, Hare Wynn Newell & Newton LLP
Panel 3 Claims-Processing Issues (issues in distributing settlement proceeds; issues dealing with reconciling existing liens; and issues dealing with reconciling subrogation claims)
  • Honorable Robert Miller, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • Honorable Anthony Trenga, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Matt Garretson, Garretson Resolution Group
  • Ken Zucker, Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Amy Zeman, Girard Gibbs LLP
Panel 4 Expanding Extent of Information Provided Initially for Individual Claims Review
  • Honorable F. Dennis Saylor IV, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Honorable Barbara Jacobs Rothstein, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
    Timothy Pratt, General Counsel, Boston Scientific Corporation

  • Lisa Saltzburg, Motley Rice LLC
  • Shayna Cook, Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP

Panel 5 Bellwether Trials? Purpose, Including Whether to Eliminate Them Altogether, Selection, and Early Dismissal
  • Honorable William Duffey, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Honorable Lawrence Stengel, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Deborah Moeller, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Christopher Seeger, Seeger Weiss LLP
  • Sheila Birnbaum, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Panel 6: Impact of 2015 FRCP Amendments, Particularly Amendments to Rule 26 (discovery) and Rule 37 (spoliation)
  • Honorable Robert Kugler, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Honorable John Lungstrum, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • David Buchanan, Seeger Weiss LLP
  • Stephen Marshall, Venable LLP
  • David Stellings, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
Conference Dignitaries

Honorable Harris Hartz, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Jason Everett, Chief Democratic Counsel, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property,
  and the Internet (House Committee on the Judiciary)
Will Levi, Chief Counsel to Senator Mike Lee

Conference Facilitator

Professor Francis McGovern, Duke University School of Law