FirstName LastName Company Address City State Zip Phone PhoneExtension MobilePhone Email CLE Qualifications
FirstName LastName Company Address City State Zip Phone PhoneExtension MobilePhone Email CLE Qualifications
Scott Shock Exponent 15375 SE 30th Pl, Ste 250 Bellevue WA 98007 425-519-8722 206-650-3421 ssshock@exponent.com Presenters: Scott Shock, P.E., Exponent – Mr. Shock has over 25 years of experience in assessment and management of environmental risks and liabilities for a variety of industry sectors, including resource extraction, manufacturing, utilities, and insurance. His focus areas include chemical transport and fate analysis and evaluation of remedial response actions and costs in due diligence and cost recovery matters. He employs a variety of cost-benefit, economic, and uncertainty analysis methods to help clients make informed and defensible environmental and risk management decisions, and to evaluate and address emerging risks. Since 2015, he has served on committees to develop ASTM E3123 - Standard Guide for Recognition and Derecognition of Environmental Liabilities and ASTM E3228 - Standard Guide for Environmental Knowledge Management and to review and update ASTM E2137 - Standard Guide for Estimating Monetary Costs and Liabilities for Environmental Matters, and ASTM E2173 - Standard Guide for Disclosure of Environmental Liabilities. Bryan Pitts, P.E., Exponent – Mr. Pitts has 24 years of experience in the evaluation (historical operations, environmental conditions, remedies, regulatory compliance, and costs) and management of hazardous waste sites. He regularly provides consulting expertise and litigation support in matters involving insurance cost recovery, cost allocation, historical waste management standard of care, contaminant fate and transport, and the estimation of remedial costs and environmental liabilities. He has extensive experience with many contaminants (including those of emerging concern) and industry sectors (e.g., chemical manufacturing, diecasting, electrical equipment, flaremaking, mining, pesticide formulation, smelting/refining, utilities, waste disposal). He has worked on many of the nation's largest and most contentious manufactured gas plant, sediment, RCRA, and CERCLA sites. He also participated as a technical lead in the valuation of a large environmental portfolio in support of bankruptcy litigation.
David Dodge Gradient 600 Stewart Street, Suite 1900 Seattle WA 98101 541-647-6066 541-728-0089 ddodge@gradientcorp.com I am proposing a co-presentation with my Gradient colleague Julie Goodman. Mr. Dodge is a board-certified toxicologist (DABT) and industrial hygienist (CIH) specializing in applied toxicological research, risk-based human health evaluations, historical state-of-knowledge assessments, and risk communication. Please see attached bio and CV. Dr. Goodman is an expert in toxicology and epidemiology and their application to human health risk assessment. She focuses on substances in consumer products, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, as well as chemicals in the workplace and the environment. She regularly conducts original research and systematic, critical reviews, and communicates scientific analyses to both technical and lay audiences in various contexts, including regulatory and litigation settings. Please see attached bio and CV.
Katelyn Hall CTEH 1114 Washington Ave. Suite 201 Golden CO 80401 7204128414 7204128414 khall@cteh.com Katelyn E. Hall has her Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology with a focus in toxicology. She also has her Master of Public Health in epidemiology with a focus in biostatistics. She worked for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for five years where she led efforts to monitor the public health impacts of cannabis legalization. She was at the forefront of developing methods for states and local governments to monitor public health impacts post legalization in their jurisdictions working with CDC, CSTE, and international governments. She joined CTEH in 2019 as an Epidemiologist and Statistician. She developed solutions for keeping employees working during the COVID-19 pandemic for critical infrastructure through COVID-19 threat level tracking and using contact tracing integrated into other infection control measures.
Kelly Tuttle CTEH,LLC 923 Natty Flat Rd Lipan Texas 76462 501-516-7524 501-516-7524 ktuttle@cteh.com Ph.D. Toxicology CIH 8 Years as a Toxicologist at CTEH responding to hazmat emergencies and providing toxicologist consulting/risk assessment/industrial hygiene services. Have spoken at ACI, and HarrisMartin meetings, Presented Strafford Seminars, and presented at SOT, AIHA, AHMP, and AOHC conferences.
John McMeekin II Rawle & Henderson LLP One South Broad Street Philadelphia PA 19107 215-575-4200 4324 215-370-9626 jmcmeekin@rawle.com PA, MD, NJ, NY 30+ years defending and handling toxic tort litigation JD, CLMP certificate, EMT and Firefighter accreditation & Hazmat certified ABA-TIPS - Section Chair Board Member ABOTA Board Member UIA (International Bar Association in Paris) Philadelphia Bar Association - former Chair of Environmental and Toxic Tort law section Counsel to Pennsylvania Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Fund Guest lecturer at law schools in Japan, Korea and China Shenzhen Medical Device Conference speaker
Tami McMullin CTEH 915 Meadow Run Golden CO 80403 720 9855309 7209855309 tmcmullin@cteh.com • B.S. degree in Biology at the University of California, San Diego and doctorate in toxicology at Colorado State University. • Over 15 years of multi-disciplinary experience providing scientific and risk communication solutions in the private and public sectors. o Regulatory and product safety toxicologist for Dow and Dow Corning for 10 years. o Three years in public health field as state toxicologist for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). o Currently expert consultant • Specialize in providing technical expertise to public, industry, regulatory and legislative stakeholders regarding potential human exposures and health effects of individual chemicals or industry sectors of high public concern such as: • upstream oil and gas ("fracking") emissions o Built a legislative directed Oil and Gas Health Program at CDPHE to compile, generate and communicate some of the nation's first comprehensive set of environmental data, which continue to directly inform public policy decisions on the potential health risks from volatile organic compounds emitted from oil and gas extraction. This work gained national recognition through adoption of similar programs at other health departments, presentations to the Health Effects Institute Energy scientific committee and American Petroleum Institute, and awarded best innovative state program from association of state and territorial health officials. o Currently provide expert consultation to individual oil and gas industry clients, state and national trade associations, and attorneys representing industry clients for a variety of objectives, including proactive development of corporate risk management and communication strategies regarding potential worker and public exposures and health risks from oil and gas air emissions, compliance with new health based permitting regulations, litigation and expert testimony at commission hearings. • Ethylene Oxide o As state toxicologist, guided state health department in developing a public health strategy in response to EPA’s 2018 national air toxics assessment (NATA) findings of potential adverse health impacts from ethylene oxide emissions from from a sterilization facility in Colorado. o Currently provide expert litigation support to a sterilzation facility regarding potential worker and public ethylene oxide exposures.
Patrick Kerzic CTEH 6618 Newcastle Avenue Reseda CA 91335 818-800-3519 818-800-3519 pkerzic@cteh.com Dr. Patrick Kerzic is a board-certified toxicologist (DABT) with extensive experience in the design, conduct, and analysis of mechanistic and human subject research studies as well as human health risk assessment. Dr. Kerzic completed his PhD in Toxicology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His doctoral research examined the effects of benzene metabolites on signaling molecules, and their ability to alter survival and differentiation in bone marrow cells. Prior to coming to CTEH, Dr. Kerzic served as a Staff Toxicologist with the California Environmental Protection Agency, where he oversaw human health risk assessment activities for over 100 sites contaminated with solvents, metals, and other hazardous materials. He also served as a writer and reviewer for the Safer Consumer Products program, which aims to encourage substitution of hazardous compounds with safer alternatives. Dr. Kerzic has served as Scientific Director for a laboratory conducting research and clinical studies into diseases of the blood including leukemia and lymphoma, where he oversaw molecular biology and toxicology programs. Throughout his career, Dr. Kerzic has provided technical and litigation support for a variety of projects including court cases involving benzene and other solvents, and assistance to companies and industry associations facing challenges regarding potential hazards caused by their products. He has published more than 35 abstracts and peer-reviewed papers in the fields of toxicology and hematology, and is a past or current member of the American Society of Hematology, the International Society for Experimental Hematology and Stem Cells, and the Society of Toxicology.
Howard Sandler SOMA 125 BAYLIS RD STE 120 MELVILLE NY 11747 6317562204 110 6313271390 hsandler@somaonline.com Howard M. Sandler, M.D., President of Sandler Occupational Medicine Associates, Inc. (SOMA), an occupational and environmental health and safety consulting firm, received his undergraduate degree and medical education from the University of Maryland. He served as a medical officer with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, where he participated in program development and evaluation and special projects such as NIOSH reproductive effects research strategy. Dr. Sandler also took the lead for Occupational Health Care Delivery programs for NIOSH and provided peer review for professional publications. Dr. Sandler has previously served as a consultant to NIOSH, U.S. EPA, Consumer Product Safety Commission, OSHA, other governmental agencies, numerous businesses and Fortune 500 companies. This also included analysis of specific hazards such as radiation, asbestos, benzene, mold, solvents, lead, dyes and the development of various occupational medical programs, including medical standards for placement and monitoring, surveillance and epidemiological trend analyses for hazardous exposures. Dr. Sandler has also authored various criteria documents and other governmental reports. Dr. Sandler has authored a number of papers and contributed to texts in the field of occupational and environmental medicine and has served as an editor for several journals. Dr. Sandler routinely teaches at various symposia and courses and provides seminars at major professional society meetings.
John McMeekin Rawle & Henderson LLP One S. Penn Sq. Philadelphia PA 10107 215-575-4200 4324 215-370-9626 jmcmeekin@rawle.com PA, MD, NJ, NY 30+ years defending and handling toxic tort litigation JD, CLMP certificate, EMT and Firefighter accreditation & Hazmat certified ABA-TIPS - Section Chair Board Member ABOTA Board Member UIA (International Bar Association in Paris) Philadelphia Bar Association - former Chair of Environmental and Toxic Tort law section Counsel to Pennsylvania Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Fund Guest lecturer at law schools in Japan, Korea and China Shenzhen Medical Device Conference speaker
Michelle Burke Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. 100 Southgate Parkway Morristown NJ 07921 9738894330 908-403-4046 mmburke@pbnlaw.com NJ 023772005; NY I have been practicing law for 15 years in the area of toxic torts, products liability and general litigation. I am currently the Co-Chair of the Products Liability Committee of the ABA Section of the Litigation, and just this January chaired the Section's Joint CLE Meeting for the Products, Environmental and Mass Tort Committees. I routinely speak and publish on toxic tort and related issues, and as recently as 2020, I spoke at the Joint CLE meeting on Agency Deference and also presented the defense perspective at a webinar regarding vaping litigation for the ABA.
Eric Wood Ramboll 3 Carlisle Rd, Ste 210 Westford MA 01886 978-449-0343 603-770-5656 eswood@ramboll.com Presenter 1: Eric S. Wood, PHg, LSP has an MS in Hydrology with a focus in Hydrogeology, a BA in Environmental Science, and 37 years of consulting experience, with expertise in site investigation and remediation, litigation support and expert testimony, insurance technical support and coverage cases, cost allocation, environmental forensics, environmental liability valuation, remedial cost estimation, due diligence, redevelopment of industrial properties, and environmental compliance. He has completed nearly 10,000 assignments for clients during his career. His assignments have been conducted nationally and internationally. His work in the U.S. has been conducted under TSCA, CERCLA, RCRA, EPCRA, CWA, CAA, and several state-lead programs. As a prior owner of several businesses and based on his academic and practical experience with many aspects of running businesses, he is frequently retained to help clients integrate environmental solutions with their short-term and long-term business objectives. Mr. Wood co-leads Ramboll’s Emerging Contaminants Subject Matter Experts and has been both a nationally certified Professional Hydrogeologist and a Massachusetts Licensed Site Professional (LSP) for nearly 30 years. He speaks frequently each year on many topics relevant to his practice Presenter 2: Eric M. Gernant, Esq is General Counsel for Ramboll Americas. He has over 15 years’ experience litigating environmental contamination matters involving CERCLA, RCRA, CWA, CAA, as well as numerous state specific laws. He has represented property owners, insurance companies, and other parties to identify and allocate responsibility to Potentially Responsible Parties. Before joining Ramboll, Mr. Gernant served as National Coordinating Counsel for several companies responding to toxic tort claims across the country. He speaks frequently each year to insurance companies and companies on a variety of risk management topics including environmental and other toxic tort liabilities.
Vincenzo Chimera Matushek LLC 17612 Webster Ct., Suite E Tinley Park Illinois 60487 3122373008 3129095360 vchimera@matushek.com Illinois (6320435); Missouri (71509) Over four years of experience practicing in toxic tort litigation, including defense of occupational exposure claims involving asbestos and other alleged carcinogens. See attached bio.
Crystal McNeely Antea Group 4167 Olde Judd Drive Fuquay Varina North Carolina 27526 7046089707 7046089707 crystal.mcneely@anteagroup.us Master in Public Administration, Emergency Response FEMA Certified
Seth Thomas Bose McKinney & Evans 111 Monument Circle, Suite 2700 Indianapolis Indiana 46204 13176845112 3175235170 sthomas@boselaw.com IN 25834-49 With over 20 years of complex litigation experience, Seth frequently assists companies and their insurers on environmental remediation, toxic tort, and other multi-party claims. Seth frequently assists corporations evaluate their insurance coverage, both prospective and historic, and has litigated numerous coverage and claim issues in his career.
Kay Baxter Foley & Mansfield,PLLC 650 Poydras, Suite 2450 New Orleans Louisiana 70130 5044602365 5044602365 kbaxter@foleymansfield.com La. #22938; Ark. #95267; Ms. #10568; Tx. #24053884; Ok. #33699 I have been litigating in the areas of toxic torts and environmental causes since 1994. I've represented every type of defendant: premise owner, employer, contractor, supplier, executive officer, distributor, and manufacturer from the small local defendants to international corporate Fortune 500 companies. I am certified in both civil and common law and licensed in five different states. I am active in the Louisiana State Bar Association's Professionalism course where I am invited to present to Loyola Law School's incoming law students during orientation. I am also an ad hoc professor at Tulane Law School's Spring Trial Advocacy course. Finally, I am a regular participant in CLM's Mock Trial presentation for adjusters. Dawn Dezii, bio attached will also present as part of the panel presentations. I anticipate experts on all 3 panels: Guy Hollingsworth has spoken with us and a CIH on the Water Water Everywhere presentation; Kirk Hartley has agreed to speak with me last year at FETTI on the genetics defense issue. Kirk routinely participates in this defense and presents on the topic at conferences and to law firms; and The So You Think You Want to Start a Cannabis Business would include an entrepreneur who is involved in growing of the cannabis as well an CIH - the 4 of us presented a similar program at an ABA virtual program which was so well received that we have been asked to tweak the program and present again. The presentation submitted here is created from some of the areas that we were not able to develop in the first ABA presentation. For any presentation selected, the bios and background information will be submitted in advance. Please contact me with any questions.
Philip Watters Rimkus Consulting Group 12140 WICKCHESTER LANE Suite 300 HOUSTON TX 77079 7136213550 7134173054 prw@rimkus.com Philip Watters, none needed, Paul Knobbe, Esq., Missouri (MBE 49026), and Larry Mason, Esq., Illinois [Attorney # 6201602], Indiana [Attorney # 34850-45], New York [Attorney # 2772002], Wisconsin [Attorney # 1051855] Philip R. Watters, P.E. has 52 years professional experience in environmental investigations, chemical plant operations, market research, pricing and market studies of crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids and petrochemicals. Since joining Rimkus Consulting Group 31 years ago, he had conducted forensic engineering investigations of incidents occurring during oil and gas drilling, pipeline transportation, terminal operations, service stations and chemical plant operations, typically focusing on causation, timing and costs for environmental releases. He has testified during numerous depositions, arbitrations, mediations and a federal trial as an expert witness. Phil attended Michigan Technological University and has a BS Chemical Engineering and an MBA from University of Houston. He has been a registered Professional Engineer in Texas since 1975. His most recent speaking engagements were at the 2019 AIRROC and EECMA conferences on Environmental Risks Transporting Oil& Gas and the 2019 DRI conference on Environmental Regulatory Headwinds. Co-presenter, Paul L. Knobbe (pknobbe@goldbergsegalla.com 314.446.3354 is a Partner in Goldberg Segalla’s St. Louis Office and specializes in the defense of toxic tort and environmental claims, including claims including personal injury and property damage claims arising from agricultural pesticide and herbicide contamination. Paul has a BS in Chemistry, and received his J.D. from St. Louis University School of law in 1997. An AV rated attorney with extensive trial experience, Paul has spoken on a host of topics including civil procedure, deposition strategies, and complex discovery and trial techniques. Most recently, Paul has spoken on various topics including liability for asbestos components in naval vessels, and alternative medical causation in both asbestos and talc litigation. Paul’s most recent speaking engagement was a two part Goldberg Segalla external webinar on Personal Injury and Property Damage Claims arising from Agricultural Pesticide Contamination in July, 2020. Co-Presenter Larry D. Mason (lmason@goldbergsegalla.com 312.572.8444) is a Partner based in Goldberg Segalla’s Chicago office with over three decades of experience litigating and counseling clients through complicated and high-profile matters across the country and internationally where he dedicates most of his practice to insurance coverage, reinsurance, commercial litigation, environmental and toxic torts, and complex insurance regulatory matters. He also focuses on professional liability for clients in environmental, construction, and related industries; products liability; and identifying emerging risks. Formidable and respected as a trial and appellate litigator, Larry also regularly provides assistance to underwriters concerning policy and endorsement drafting, market strategy, and the development of new insurance products. Larry’s risk and litigation avoidance practice helps his business clients to avoid litigation by working with business leaders, risk managers, and underwriters to identify risks in developing fields and to proactively address emerging risks, devise risk management strategies and solutions, and offer general counsel to top-level executives. He has been a pioneer inside the courtroom, litigating many cases of first impression advancing new interpretations of law and new defenses, as well as outside the courtroom, writing and speaking about the most pressing issues in insurance and related fields. Larry brings his extensive experience to leadership positions in the firm, where he is chair of the Environmental and Mass Torts Coverage, First-Party Property Coverage, and Construction Coverage subgroups.
Blane Erwin Unabridged Technology 2421 Tangley - Suite 118 Houston TX 77005 (281) 703-3565 (281) 703-3565 blane.erwin@unabridged.com I have 20 years of experience following the asbestos tort and trust systems and 25 years of experience researching and developing technology for the legal profession, including analytic tools for asbestos litigation. Pre-pandemic, I spoke most recently at the Fall, 2018 Perrin National Asbestos Litigation Conference, having proposed its first Emerging Technology panel and co-presenting with Kevin Chenelle of The RiverStone Group and Carrie Scott of KCIC. I’ve previously presented sessions at numerous legal conferences, including LegalTech (now LegalWeek), ILTA – the International Legal Technology Association, and annual meetings of the ABA and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Jason Babcock Engineering Systems Inc. 15235 Alton, Suite 120 Irvine CA 92618 9493369007 6304406220 jrbabcock@engsys.com Dr. Babcock has worked in the consulting field for more than 13 years on a variety of toxin exposure cases. His specialties involve sampling and testing for chemical substances in the air and in consumer products. He has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Chicago, following a M.S. from that institution and a B.A. in chemistry from Illinois Wesleyan University. James Kasper, Partner at Sinars Slowikowski Tomaska, will co-present. Mr. Kasper concentrates his practice in complex litigation, toxic-tort, product liability, professional negligence, and construction defect litigation. He obtained a JD from John Marshall Law School following a BA at Loras College. Greta Lloyd is an associate with Sinars Slowikowski Tomaska. She concentrates her practice on product liability, toxic torts, and occupational injury claims. Greta has defended designers, manufacturers, and sellers in these areas involving wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims. She is a successful trial lawyer having tried personal injury and medical malpractice cases to verdict in Cook County, IL. She is a graduate of Miami University, and in May of 2012, she graduated from DePaul University School of Law.
Sidney Degan Degan, Blanchard & Nash 400 Poydras Street, Suite 2600 New Orleans LA 70130 504-529-3333 504-388-1072 sdegan@degan.com Sidney W. Degan, III is the managing partner of Degan, Blanchard & Nash. He is a national lecturer on numerous issues, including environmental and toxic tort litigation, insurance coverage, and liability defense. Mr. Degan received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans in 1977 and his J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in 1980. He is a member of the Louisiana, New Orleans, Federal and American Bar Associations, Maritime Law Association of the United States, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute, Inc.
Timothy Bannister SESCO group 1925 Shelby St Indianapolis IN 46203 3173479590 317-372-4640 tbannister@sescogroup.com Mr. Bannister joined SESCO in 2016 as a Senior Project Manager. Mr. Bannister has over 40 years of experience in hydrogeologic practice with industry and consulting. He obtained his B.S. (1977) and M.S. (1979) in Engineering Geology from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He has worked on projects in all regions of the United States and in northern Chile. Projects have included contaminant investigations and remediation, water supply investigations, wellfield design, artificial recharge design, de-watering for construction projects, and earthen dam remediation. Mr. Bannister has a specialty in analytical and numerical modeling of groundwater flow and contaminant transport. He is a licensed geologist in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and California, and a Certified Engineering Geologist in California. He has been involved with solid waste landfill projects for several decades and is currently the Facilities Chair Person for the Indiana Chapter of the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA).
Catherine Boston Roux Associates, Inc. 12 Gill Street Woburn MA 01803 7815694000 7812640837 catherineboston19@gmail.com Catherine Boston, MPH Roux Associates, Inc. (please see attached) Joseph Welter, Esq., Goldberg Segalla (please see attached)
Jack Sheldon Antea Group 5729 Northview Drive West Des Moines IA 50266 515-221-2914 515-971-8329 jack.sheldon@anteagroup.us 39 years as an environmental consultant, BS in Bacteriology & Public Health, MS in Environmental & Industrial Microbiology, regular annual presenter at the AEHS East and West conferences, the Battelle Conference, presenter and expert panelist at the National Groundwater Association's Annual Groundwater Summit and specialty PFAS conferences, annual presenter at the Regenesis and Microbial Insights webinar series, speaker at the NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Conference, instructor in the Licensed Site Professionals program (CT/NY/MA), speaker at the Iowa Groundwater Association Fall meeting, speaker and moderator for Antea Group's client topic webinars
Douglas Zabonick Patriot Engineering and Environmental, Inc. 6150 E 75th Street Indianapolis Indiana 46250 317-558-5041 317-695-2443 dzabonick@patrioteng.com Not Applicable Mr. Douglas B. Zabonick, PE, is the President of Patriot Engineering and Environmental, Inc. He has over 35 years of professional experience providing engineering expertise serving various clients in the areas of site investigations, remediation design and installation, environmental assessments and audits, environmental compliance, health and safety, EHS training, solid waste management, and landfills. Mr. Zabonick has conducted numerous multi-media audits and is a frequent instructor and trainer on EHS matters. He has performed due diligence on thousands of sites and has conducted investigations and remediation at hundreds of properties impacted by petroleum, solvents, metals and other compounds under various programs, including CERCLA, RCRA, UST, VPR and Brownfields. His experience also includes extensive work in the design and remediation of landfills. Please find attached, Mr. Zabonick’s CV as well as a list of presentation seminar topics that have been performed by Patriot Engineering and Environmental, Inc.
Scott Green First Environment, Inc. 10 Park Place, Building 1A, Suite 504 Butler NJ 07405 9733340003 219 201-400-2457 kcerullo@firstenvironment.com Scott Green is the director of First Environment’s environmental insurance service group and has more than 30 years of experience, including 13 years managing an in-house consulting group for AIG Environmental. In this role he evaluated hundreds of pollution claims across the U.S. with regard to whether incurred pollution costs were reasonable and customary as well as whether work performed was required by environmental law assisting insurers with coverage decisions to specific pollution policies. A professional geologist, Scott also provides expert testimony support as well as project management for hydrogeologic and hazardous waste projects, most recently working on PFAS contamination sites. He is also a member of ASTM’s D18 soil and rock subcommittee.
Keti Mebuke Sinars Slowikowski Tomaska LLC 55 West Monroe, Suite 4000. Chicago Illinois 60603 3127679790 3124043795 kmebuke@sinarslaw.com Keti Mebuke; Illinois; #6334474. Please see attached resume with all the relevant information.
John DeLascio Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 151 N. Franklin St. Chicago Illinois 60606 3127043664 6305335049 jdelascio@hinshawlaw.com Illinois (6206803) John DeLascio brings extensive 30 years of experience in representing insurers and reinsurers in complex insurance coverage and reinsurance matters in various forums. He has substantial experience in counseling insurers and in litigating, arbitrating, and mediating a wide variety of insurance cases, including alleged bad faith and extra-contractual claims, mass tort, environmental, asbestos, Managing General Agent, and risk pool disputes. John handles matters involving both occurrence-based and claims-made based coverage and is experienced in varied lines of insurance, including: professional liability; Directors & Officers (D&O); Errors & Omissions (E&O) for insurance brokers, lawyers, accountants, real estate agents, healthcare, and human resources professionals; Employment Practices Liability (EPL); Managed Care Liability; First-Party Property; Cyber; and Comprehensive General Liability (CGL) lines, including long-tail toxic tort (asbestos, lead paint, concussion, and environmental claims), and advertising injury claims. John regularly assists and advises industry clients in numerous aspects of the insurance business from policy drafting and claims handling to coverage litigation and reinsurance arbitrations. He also has extensive experience defending professionals against malpractice claims and consumer-related class actions such as the FDCPA and TCPA in both federal and state courts and has extensive appellate experience. Co-Presenter, "Liability, Coverage, and Underwriting Issues Related to Biometric Privacy Laws," NAMIC Webinar, September 17, 2020 "Emerging Legal Trends and Allocation Disputes In Environmental Claims," Society of Environmental Insurance Professionals (SEIP) Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, October 8, 2019 "And This Changes Everything in Post 1986 Allocations (Site Pollution)," CLM Environmental and Toxic Tort webinar, July 17, 2019 Panelist, "Claims Arising From Climate Issues," Insurance Coverage & Allocation Issues Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 30, 2019 "Legal Trends in Environmental Insurance," SEIP Conference, San Francisco, California, June 20, 2018 "The Impact Of Industry Consolidation On The Arbitration Process," ARIAS U.S. Fall Conference, New York, New York, November 2015 22nd National Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance New York City, February 2015 PLRB Claims Conference (Global Warming Claims: Liability Coverage & Defenses) Seattle, Washington, 2009 Honors & Awards Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Insurance Law, 2019 – 2021 Recognized on the Super Lawyers list by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, 2015 – 2019 Recognized by his peers as a "Leading Lawyer" in Insurance and Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law, 2019
David Dybdahl American Risk Management Resources Network, LLC 7780 Elmwood Ave, Suite 130 Middleton WI 53562 6088369567 6085136101 Dybdahl@armr.net n/a David Dybdahl is the founder and president of American Risk Management Resources Network, LLC, in Middleton Wisconsin. He specializes in environmental risk management and insurance serving as an independent wholesale insurance broker, technical resource, risk management consultant and expert witness. He has over thirty years of hands-on experience in the development and placement of environmental insurance policies. His pioneering efforts to expand the use of environmental insurance include creating the first Contractors Pollution Liability policy in 1986, placing insurance wrap-ups on the decommissioning of nuclear weapons facilities in the United States and insuring the containment operations of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. He arranged for the development of the first Covid-19 Report produced by the Restoration Industry Association and the IICRC. This report created the first legally defensible disinfecting protocol for a virus. He is a contributing author of the Agri Business Risk and Insurance subscription content for IRMI. He has served as an expert witness and consultant in over $10 billion dollars in litigated environmental damage claims. His past clients include the U.S. EPA, U.S. Justice Department, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the World Bank in London. He earned both a bachelors and a master’s degree majoring in Risk Management and Insurance and an MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has been a guest lecturer for 40 consecutive years. He holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter and the Associate in Risk Management professional designations and is the lead contributing author to the chapters on environment risk in each of these courses. His material on environmental risk and insurance has been published in over thirty textbooks. He is a Certified Insurance Counselor and is an instructor of the advanced Rubles and ACE classes on environmental risk and insurance in that curriculum. He is an approved instructor for insurance agent continuing education in all fifty states.
Edward / David Abbot / Freed Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP 600 Lexington Avenue, 8th Floor New York New York 10022 (212) 897-9659 9659 (201) 679-6289 eabbot@hpylaw.com New York; New Jersey Please see Attachment "A" for Edward P. Abbot's and David E. Freed's speaker qualifications
Peter Garchie Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP 550 West C Street, Suite 1700 San Diego California 92101 6192331006 4907 6198841630 Peter.Garchie@lewisbrisbois.com Please see attached CV
Mark Behrens Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP 1800 K Street, NW, Suite 1000 Washington DC 20006 (202) 639-5621 (202) 236-6555 mbehrens@shb.com VA, 31493 I have spoken at yearly FETTI events going back to 2003 and have 30 years of relevant legal experience. Mary Margaret Gay and I are frequent lecturers. We both served on a FETTI panel last year discussing asbestos bankruptcy developments and impacts on civil tort litigation.
Steven Hoch Clark Hill PLC 1055 W 7th Street Los Angeles CA 90017 310 739 9003 310 739 9003 shoch@clarkhill.com 59505 CA Steven Hoch has over 40 years of experience with both federal and state environmental laws and regulations in the context of permitting, regulatory proceedings, litigation, enforcement actions, water supply, public policy formation, and advice. He also has significant experience in claims of toxic exposures and various consumer, public interest legal issues under both state and federal law. Steven often takes primary roles in many trials and has served as liaison counsel for groups or parties at the request of fellow counsel in a broad variety of cases. He has been involved in several landmark cases, including acting as PG&E's counsel in the case made famous by the movie Erin Brockovich. Steven's goal in his practice is to assist clients, be they governmental or private, to find cost-effective solutions to their issues by using a common sense approach to explore possible resolution of matters and provide economically sensible results. When that is not possible, Steven is well prepared to take the actions necessary to protect his clients’ interests. He has published many articles on a wide variety of subjects and is a sought after speaker at professional conferences on hazardous waste, environmental regulation, groundwater modeling, products liability, toxic torts, and other environmental matters.
Anthony Mormino Swiss Re 1450 American Lane #1100 Schaumburg IL 60173 8478679741 8478679741 anthony_mormino@swissre.com Illinois 27 years in re/insurance at a trade association and re/insurance companies, BA History, MS Finance, JD, speak 3-4 times a year, recently for the California Insurance Wholesalers Association, casualty Actuarial Society, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Association, Georgia Tech University, various large re/insurance clients.
Joseph Cagnoli, Jr. Goldberg Segalla 1700 Market St.,, Ste 1400 Philadelphia PA 19103 267-519-6865 215-385-0877 jcagnoli@goldbergsegalla.com See bios of speakers below.
Michelle Burke Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. 100 Southgate Parkway, PO Box 1997 Morristown NJ 07962 9738894330 9084034046 mmburke@pbnlaw.com NJ, NY Since 2005, I have been a litigator and trial attorney. I frequently speak on trial and other litigation and toxic tort issues, and a listing of my recent speaking engagements can be found in the attached CV. Of note, for two consecutive years, I have spoken at the ABA Section of Litigation\'s Annual Conference, the signature conference of this organization. I have also spoken for the last two years at plenary sessions at the ABA Section of Litigation\'s Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees’ Joint CLE Seminar. This year, I was slated to speak at the Property and Liability Research Bureau\'s Claims Conference; however, that event was cancelled due to Covid-19.
Heather Neubauer Meagher + Geer, P.L.L.P. 33 S.6th Street, Suite 4400 Minneapolis MN 55402 612-371-1308 N/A 612-387-3789 hneubauer@meagher.com Stacy Broman: MN #0192454, WI #1048616; John Hendricks: AZ #19493, CA # 198973, IA #7590, IL 6189888; Heather Neubauer: MN #0321606, MT #60668165, ND #06638, WI #1072255. Speakers: Stacy Broman, John Hendricks, and Heather Neubauer Stacy Broman focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation where she defends insurers in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, and represents professionals in professional liability litigation. She is also one of the firm’s leaders as a member of its Management Committee. She has over 30 years’ experience and frequently speaks at national conferences including DRI, FDCC and Canadian Defence Lawyers. John Hendricks handles business and complex litigation, including contracts, insurance coverage, employment law, products liability, and Uniform Commercial Code cases, environmental and environmental insurance coverage litigation, CERCLA contribution actions, toxic torts, intellectual property, insurance defense, and personal injury litigation. Heather Neubauer is Chair of Meagher + Geer’s Products Liability, Asbestos, Mass Tort/Toxic Tort, and Safety and Environmental practice groups. She is also one of the firm’s leaders, serving as a member of its Management Committee. Heather focuses her litigation practice on products liability, mass toxic torts, personal injury, general liability, construction defect, and commercial litigation cases. The emphasis of her products liability and mass toxic tort cases involve high-risk asbestos and benzene cases in Minnesota, North Dakota, Arizona, Wisconsin, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and South Dakota.
Nicholas Sochurek KCIC 1401 I Street, NW, Suite 1200 Washington DC 20005 2026500506 7037851098 sochurekn@kcic.com 15 years of experience in mass tort claims data analysis and related insurance coverage issues and modeling I recently spoke on a Perrin conferences webinar on Perrin webinar on data capture, management, and reporting for coronavirus claims and related insurance policies: https://www.perrinconferences.com/webinars/coronavirus-risk-forecast-coverage-and-claims-analysis-for-toxic-tort-employment-workers-comp-cyber-and-insurance-policy-concerns/
Richard Ranieri Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, LLP 1 Crossroad Drive Suite 102A Bedminster NJ 0921 973-242-2230 908-406-6400 rranieri@wglaw.com NJ- 025721985 NY - 4843777 PA - 45165 Ranieri – 33 years in practice, 25 years specialized, NJ, NY, PA,; NJ & Nationally Certified Civil Trial attorney, multiple in-house and National conference speaking engagements nationally Also speaking on panel: Melissa Anderson melissa.anderson@axiscapital.com Kathleen Olear Kathleen.Olear@Markel.com Linda Hicks lhicks@ecchorizon.com
Sidney Degan Degan, Blanchard & Nash 400 Poydras Street, Suite 2600 New Orleans LA 70130 504-529-3333 504-388-1072 sdegan@degan.com Sidney W. Degan, III is the managing partner of Degan, Blanchard & Nash. He is a national lecturer on numerous issues, including environmental and toxic tort litigation, insurance coverage, and liability defense. Mr. Degan received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans in 1977 and his J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in 1980. He is a member of the Louisiana, New Orleans, Federal and American Bar Associations, Maritime Law Association of the United States, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute, Inc.
Kay Barnes Baxter Foley & Mansfield, PLLP 650 Poydras Street, Suite 2450 New Orleans Louisiana 70130 (504) 302-4800 (504) 460-2365 kbaxter@foleymansfield.com Louisiana #22938, Mississippi #10568, Texas #24053884, Arkansas # 95267, Oklahoma #33699 26 years of practice in Toxic Torts and Environmental litigation representing Fortune 500 companies to very small family owned businesses, executive officers, premises, manufacturers, contractors, suppliers and miners, in asbestos, benzene, silica, hearing loss, oil and gas and workers compensation claims. I have chaired and/or spoken at the following conferences: FETTI CLM IADC DRI ACI Louisiana State Bar Travelers Insurance And others
Thomas Gormley ATC Group Services 7988 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 100 Inidanapolis IN 46256 3177716096 3177716096 thomas.gormley@atcgs.com I haven\'t presented at the conference before. I was asked about possibilities by my company. Since 2017, I have led teams of industrial hygienists to assess conditions after Hurricanes Irma (Puerto Rico and Florida), Maria (Puerto Rico), Michael (Florida and Alabama), Dorian (Florida), fires (Illinois and Indiana), floods (Louisiana, Omaha) and currently in California during COVID-19 lockdown. I have a CIH, CSP, CMC, PMP and was an officer in the USAF for 8 years.
Noel Edlin Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum 500 Washington Street, Suite 700 San Francisco California 94111 415-403-4412 x4412 415-601-1402 nedlin@behblaw.com Noel Edlin, California, State Bar Number: 107796; Lind Stapley, Washington State Bar Number: 19512 Noel Edlin defends clients throughout the U.S. in high-stakes environmental, toxic tort, product liability, and trucking and commercial auto cases. During his past three decades of practicing law Noel has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict, and every year since 2006 he has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer for Environmental Litigation. He earned his J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law in 1982. Noel is frequently invited to speak at legal industry conferences such as FETTI, EECMA, Perrin, and DRI.
Philip Watters Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Eight Greenway Plaza, Suite 500 Houston Texas 77046 713-621-3550 713-417-3054 prw@rimkus.com Philip Watters, none needed, co-presenter Michael Diggin, NY Philip Watters has 51 years professional experience in environmental investigations, chemical plant operations, market research, pricing and market studies of crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids and petrochemicals. Since joining Rimkus Consulting Group 30 years ago, he had conducted forensic engineering investigations of incidents occurring during oil and gas drilling, pipeline transportation, terminal operations, service stations and chemical plant operations, typically focusing on causation, timing and costs for environmental releases. He has testified during numerous depositions, arbitrations, mediations and a federal trial as an expert witness. Phil attended Michigan Technological University and has a BS Chemical Engineering and an MBA from University of Houston, MBA. He has been a registered Professional Engineer in Texas since 1975. His most recent speaking engagements were at the 2019 AIRROC and EECMA conferences on Environmental Risks Transporting Oil& Gas and the 2019 DRI conference on Environmental Regulatory Headwinds. Co-presenter, Mike Diggin (Swiss RE, 175 King Street, Armonk, New York, 10504, Direct: +1 914 828 8374 Mobile: +1 917 348 0479 Email: Michael_Diggin@swissre.com)has over 20 years of (re)insurance experience as a Claims Counsel and Claims Professional. Since joining Swiss Re in 2004, he has handled Asbestos, Pollution, & Health Hazard reinsurance claims. Previously, Mike was an associate attorney with the Baach Robinson & Lewis law firm in Washington, D.C., which included a 6-month secondment to Equitas in London. He was also with AIG and Constitution Re (later Gerling Re) in New York. Mike attended State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A.) and University of Baltimore (J.D.). He is also a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Reinsurance (ARe), and Associate in Risk Management (ARM). Mike is licensed to practice law in New York and \"retired\" from the Bar in Washington, D.C., and Connecticut. He is currently a board member of the Environmental and Emerging Claims Managers Association (EECMA).
Scott Shock Exponent 15375 SE 30th Pl, Ste 250 Bellevue WA 98007 425-519-8722 206-650-3421 ssshock@exponent.com Proposed Co-Presenters: Scott Shock, P.E., Exponent – Mr. Shock has over 25 years of experience in assessment and management of environmental risks and liabilities for a variety of industry sectors, including resource extraction, manufacturing, utilities, and insurance. His focus areas include chemical transport and fate analysis and evaluation of remedial response actions and costs in due diligence and cost recovery matters. He employs a variety of cost-benefit, economic, and uncertainty analysis methods to help clients make informed and defensible environmental and risk management decisions, and to evaluate and address emerging risks. Since 2015, he has served on committees to develop ASTM E3123 - Standard Guide for Recognition and Derecognition of Environmental Liabilities and ASTM E3228 - Standard Guide for Environmental Knowledge Management and to review and update ASTM E2137 - Standard Guide for Estimating Monetary Costs and Liabilities for Environmental Matters, and ASTM E2173 - Standard Guide for Disclosure of Environmental Liabilities. Bryan Pitts, P.E., Exponent – Mr. Pitts has 23 years of experience in the evaluation (historical operations, environmental conditions, remedies, regulatory compliance, and costs) and management of hazardous waste sites. He regularly provides consulting expertise and litigation support in matters involving insurance cost recovery, cost allocation, historical waste management standard of care, contaminant fate and transport, and the estimation of remedial costs and environmental liabilities. He has extensive experience with many contaminants (including those of emerging concern) and industry sectors (e.g., chemical manufacturing, diecasting, electrical equipment, flaremaking, mining, pesticide formulation, smelting/refining, utilities, waste disposal). He has worked on many of the nation\'s largest and most contentious manufactured gas plant, sediment, RCRA, and CERCLA sites. He also participated as a technical lead in the valuation of a large environmental portfolio in support of bankruptcy litigation.
Amy Cassidy Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP 10 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2100 Chicago IL 60606 312-585-1412 312-375-3878 acassidy@nicolaidesllp.com Amy Cassidy: Illinois No. 6274727 ; Kelly Stoltz: Illinois No. 6284079, Missouri No. 57656, Wisconsin No.1116350 Amy Cassidy and Kelly Stoltz, partners in the Chicago office of Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP, wish to apply to present together. Kelly and Amy\'s practices both have focused on insurance coverage for sixteen years. They both regularly present on emerging and complex environmental and commercial liability coverage issues to their insurer clients. Amy focuses her practice on insurance coverage dispute resolution. Her consulting and litigation experience includes managing complex disputes for insurers involving environmental, bad faith, construction defect, product defect, and personal and advertising injury coverage. Kelly focuses her practice on complex commercial liability, environmental liability, and construction defect coverage issues and bad faith litigation. Kelly has successfully represented insurance clients in coverage disputes before state and federal courts throughout the country. Kelly works closely with insurance industry clients to identify and implement the most effective means for expedient resolution of coverage disputes, whether through dispositive motion practice, trial, appellate review, or settlement, and with special attention to jurisdiction-specific issues like those present in Missouri, Florida, and Arizona. Detailed bios are attached.
Angela Perez CTEH 6035 SW Wilbard Street Portland OR 97219 5419019000 5419019000 aperez@cteh.com Dr. Angie Perez is a Senior Toxicologist with CTEH, a firm specializing in human health risk assessment of environmental, occupational, and consumer product settings. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of toxicology and has over 40 published manuscripts and abstracts on the topics of conducting and managing studies involving historical exposure reconstruction, applied toxicology, chemical exposure assessment, and human health risk assessment. Her research experience includes investigating assessing exposure to- and the potential health effects from metals, asbestos, benzene, phthalates, triclosan, cannabis compounds and associated additives, and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). She is published in the area of decision analysis tools for chemical substitutions in consumer products per the California Safer Consumer Products regulations. Dr. Perez’s primary litigation work is focused on historical and current PFAS contamination of soils and groundwater and health risk assessment of PFAS detected in consumer products. Dr. Perez is also a retained expert in cannabis risk assessment and impairment cases.
Vincenzo Chimera Matushek Nilles LLC 55 West Monroe St., Ste. 700 Chicago Illinois 60603 (312) 750-1215 3008 (312) 909-5360 vchimera@matushek.com Illinois (6320435); Missouri (71509) Mr. Chimera is in his fifth year of practice, including over three years defending toxic tort matters and occupational exposure claims, including asbestos litigation.
Mary Margaret Gay Gay Jones & Kuhn PLLC 401 East Capitol Street, Suite 200 Jackson MS 39201 6012030122 6016686529 mmgay@gayjoneslaw.com Mississippi 100672 Mark Behrens Fred Schaefer Mary Margaret Gay Mark, Fred and I continue to work on bankruptcy trust transparency issues throughout the country both in litigation and through legislation.
Peter Garchie Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP 701 B Street, Suite 1900 San Diego California 92101 (619) 233-1006 (619) 233-8627 (619) 884-1630 Peter.Garchie@lewisbrisbois.com None. Please see attached CV.
M. Claire Juliana Aon - Environmental Services Group One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, 33rd Floor New York NY 10006 212-441-2392 201-470-2954 claire.juliana@aon.com New Jersey Please see attached bios for M. Claire Juliana and Larry Griffin. I have been engaged in the environmental insurance profession for more than 25 years. I began my career as a claims adjuster in AIG\'s environmental claims unit then transitioned to underwriting as division counsel for AIG, Chubb, Quanta and Zurich. For the past 8 years, I have been the director of Aon\'s Environmental Claims Advocacy.
Brad Maurer American Risk Management Resources Network LLC 7780 Elmwood Ave. Middleton WI 53562 608-824-3347 608-345-7641 Maurer@Armr.net Brad Maurer JD CPCU is an Environmental Risk Management and Insurance executive for American Risk Management Resources Network with over 25 years of experience specialized in environmental risk management, guaranteed fixed price remediation (GFPR), environmental liability transfer, expert witness in insurance litigation for environmental matters, and contaminated real estate redevelopment. Mr. Maurer was an underwriting director for a major environmental insurer, headed the environmental risk practice of a national insurance broker and has been in-house counsel for a GFPR company and a brownfield investment company as well as a $50mm remediation services company. Mr. Maurer has delivered over 100 professional presentations including insurance industry conferences, brownfield conferences, local bar associations and the national American Bar Association including the ABA’s 2018 SONREEL Spring Conference.
Phil Goldberg Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP 1800 K STREET WASHINGTON DC 20006 2026624860 3019084367 philgoldberg@mail.com Phil Goldberg is the Office Managing Partner of Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLP in Washington D.C. and the Co-Chair of its Public Policy Practice. He is a leading voice for common sense liability policies with more than 25 years of experience on liability-related public policy, public affairs and public relations issues. Over the past 15 years, Phil has been a leader in the business community’s public policy response to expansive public nuisance litigation, including as used in lawsuits against participants in the energy industry over climate change. In January 2019, Phil was named Special Counsel to the Manufacturer’s Accountability Project, which was formed by the National Association of Manufacturers specifically to educate the public policy and legal community on why litigation against energy manufacturers over climate change in the United States is misguided. As part of this work, Phil has filed amicus briefs on climate change and broader public nuisance lawsuits at nearly every level, from the U.S. Supreme Court to the U.S. Courts of Appeals and state appellate courts. He also has authored numerous legal journal and public policy articles and regularly speaks at judicial and attorney conferences on these issues.
Angie Perez CTEH, LLC 4055 SW Garden Home Road Portland OR 97219 541-901-9000 541-901-9000 aperez@cteh.com Dr. Angie Perez is a Senior Toxicologist with CTEH, a firm specializing in human health risk assessment of environmental, occupational, and consumer product settings. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of toxicology and has over 40 published manuscripts and abstracts on the topics of conducting and managing studies involving historical exposure reconstruction, applied toxicology, chemical exposure assessment, and human health risk assessment. Her research experience includes investigating assessing exposure to- and the potential health effects from metals, asbestos, benzene, phthalates, triclosan, cannabis compounds and associated additives, and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). She is published in the area of decision analysis tools for chemical substitutions in consumer products per the California Safer Consumer Products regulations. Dr. Perez’s primary litigation work is focused on historical and current PFAS contamination of soils and groundwater and health risk assessment of PFAS detected in consumer products. Dr. Perez is also a retained expert in cannabis risk assessment and impairment cases.
Steven Weiner O\'Toole Scrivo, LLC 14 Village Park Road Cedar Grove NJ 07009 9735599847 9734547457 sweiner@oslaw.com NJ (012811975 ), NY (2966687) 15 years in construction defect litigation and complex litigation in NJ and NY. Certified Civil Trial Attorney (NJ); CPCU. Recently spoke at Perrin Construction Defect seminar in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

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