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John B. Manning to Co-Chair Perrin Conferences' 2024 National Asbestos Litigation Conference
Perrin Conferences


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 11–12 at The Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. John has co-chaired this prestigious conference since its inception in 2009. MG+M is a proud sponsor. View the agenda and register to attend.

As co-chair, John helps shape the agenda and will offer defense counsel perspectives at the conference as part of the welcome session. John is a seasoned litigator, leading MG+M’s Complex Litigation Group which works from the firm’s 15 offices in 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, including in asbestos defense, toxic torts and products liability.

"With great enthusiasm, I look forward to co-chairing Perrin Conferences National Asbestos Litigation Conference. This event stands as a cornerstone in professional education within asbestos and talc litigation space, drawing elite professionals at the forefront of the industry for insightful discourse," says John. "Perrin Conferences consistently delivers an impressive lineup of speakers for this event—ranging from esteemed jurists, in-house and insurance professionals to top scientific, consulting and medical experts to leading plaintiff and defense attorneys—all poised to tackle the critical issues shaping asbestos and talc litigation today and in the future.

MG+M Partner Jeanette Riggins will speak on the "Jury Selection and Trial Procedures" panel on Wednesday, September 11 from 10:15–11:15 a.m. The session will cover large verdicts and the impact on jurors. 

Additional presentation topics will include: 

  • National Trends Driving Asbestos Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Updates 
  • Late Exposures and Non-Traditional Jurisdictions 
  • The Insurance Perspective  
  • The Judicial Perspectives: View from the Bench 
  • The Future of Lung Cancer Cases 
  • Assessing Case Risk in Asbestos Litigation: What Really Drives Case Value? 
  • Talc Litigation 
  • In-House Counsel Roundtable 
  • Medical & Scientific Literature Update on Asbestos & Mesothelioma 
  • Medicare Compliance in the Age of Civil Money Penalties 
  • Ethics and Mental Health 

MG+M is a proud sponsor of the conference and the closing networking reception, which will take place on Thursday, September 12 from 5–6:30 p.m. at The Riviera Theater across the street from The Charleston Place hotel. 

September 11–12, 2024
The Charleston Place Hotel
205 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401

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