DRI Explores Toxic Torts

Monday, January 3, 2011 - 01:00

Join the Voice of the Defense Bar on Thursday and Friday, February 10 and 11, as they look into developments in environmental torts.The program will be held at the New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street in New Orleans.

Day one begins at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 5:00 p.m. followed by a networking reception at 6:00 p.m. Day two will start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:50 p.m.

Attendees will learn of the significant liabilities toxic tort litigation presents for companies, not just on the legal front, but also in the court of public opinion. This forum will provide practical discussion and lessons learned from successful defense efforts and keep participants abreast of the legal and scientific developments in the environmental law area.

Participants will learn of time-tested practices for the successful defense of toxic torts. A special program will examine the litigation arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the status of this litigation, claims process and the government's enforcement actions arising from the spill. Other topics include a focus on climate change litigation and EPA rulemaking addressing greenhouse gas emissions and what the future holds.

Speakers include Michael B. Gerrard, professor of professional practice at Columbia Law School; Richard D. Irons, president, Cinpathogen Inc.; Patrice Simms, deputy assistant attorney general, in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice; and W. Ray Persons, partner, King & Spalding LLP.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, visit CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register for the program, visit www.dri.org.