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John B. Manning to Co-Chair Perrin Conferences 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 Perrin Conferences National Asbestos Litigation Conference occurring in person on September 14–15 at The Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. John has participated as co-chair since the inception of the conference, more than a decade ago. Partner Jennifer Cormier will speak during the Women’s Lunch, and MG+M will host the closing networking cocktail reception. View the agenda and register

In his role as co-chair, John will help shape the agenda and offer defense counsel perspectives. He will also join fellow co-chairs in kicking off the conference during the welcome session. With years of litigation experience, John leads MG+M’s Complex Litigation Group, which maintains an active national presence from the firm’s 13 offices 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 enthusiastically look forward to returning as co-chair of the Perrin Conferences National Asbestos Litigation Conference. Since 2009, this annual gathering of prominent industry professionals and thought leaders from all constituencies in asbestos, talc and toxic tort litigation has set the standard for discourse in professional education,” says John. “As the litigation world emerges from the pandemic presenting ongoing and novel challenges, Perrin Conferences has assembled an elite roster of jurists, in-house and insurance professionals, science, medical and actuary experts, and plaintiff and defense attorneys to offer all perspectives on current and future litigation dynamics and debate the sentinel issues driving the asbestos and talc litigation phenomenon.” 

Conference topics include:  

  • National Trends Driving Asbestos Litigation 
  • Insurers Perspective and Challenges Defending Modern Asbestos Litigation 
  • Emerging Challenges Litigating Asbestos Lung Cancer Cases 
  • Non-Traditional Jurisdictions and Exposures 
  • The Future of Talc Litigation 
  • Chronic Legacy Liabilities 
  • Changes within the Toxic Substances Control Act 
  • View from the C-Suite 
  • The State of the Bankruptcy Trusts 
  • Changing Plaintiff Demographics, Exposure Profiles and Coverage Issues Associated with Late Exposure Claims 
  • Trying the Talc Case 
  • The Judicial Perspectives
September 14–15, 2022
The Charleston Place Hotel, 205 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

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