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John B. Manning to Co-Chair Perrin Conferences' 2023 National Asbestos Litigation Conference
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MG+M The Law Firm Partner and Chairperson John B. Manning will co-chair this year’s National Asbestos Litigation Conference hosted by Perrin Conferences on September 12–13 at The Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. John has participated as co-chair since the inception of the conference in 2009. Partner Bernadette Catalana will speak during the Women’s Lunch, and MG+M is a diamond sponsor of the two-day event. View the agenda and register. 

In his role as co-chair, John helped shape the agenda and will offer defense counsel perspectives at the conference. He will join fellow co-chairs in kicking off the conference during the welcome session on Tuesday, September 12 at 8:45 a.m. With years of litigation experience, John leads MG+M’s Complex Litigation Group, which maintains an active national presence from the firm’s 14 offices in major markets across the country. As national coordinating counsel for multiple corporations’ litigation matters, John directs the defense of tens of thousands of cases pending in all 50 states.  

“I very much look forward to returning as co-chair of Perrin Conferences National Asbestos Litigation Conference for the 15th consecutive year. This universally acclaimed and enthusiastically attended event raises the bar year after year for discourse in professional education,” says John. “Perrin Conferences has once again curated an exceptional lineup of speakers—including esteemed jurists, in-house counsel, insurance claims professionals, scientific and medical authorities, and plaintiff and defense attorneys—to share comprehensive insights from all perspectives in asbestos, talc and toxic tort litigation.”

Conference topics include:  

  • National Trends Driving Asbestos Litigation 
  • Cosmetic Talc
  • The Insurer Perspective 
  • Assessing Case Risk in Asbestos Litigation: What Really Drives Case Value?
  • Bankruptcy Updates
  • The Judicial Roundtable 
  • Personal Jurisdiction and Non-Traditional Jurisdictions 
  • Chronic Legacy Insurance Policies 
  • In-House Counsel Perspective 
  • Ethics in Discovery Practice and Motions 
  • Medical and Scientific Literature Updates on Asbestos and Mesothelioma 
  • Corporate Representatives 
September 12–13, 2023
The Charleston Place Hotel
205 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401

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Asbestos Litigation