Defense Asbestos Litigation Seminar (DALS 2021)

June 24-25, 2021

Hawkins Parnell & Young is sponsoring and participating in the 2021 Defense Asbestos Litigation Seminar (DALS) on June 24-25, 2021. The virtual conference will focus on a range of issues and the latest observations, insights, and strategies from leading professionals engaged in asbestos litigation.

New York partner-in-charge Edward P. Abbot and partner Elizabeth Kelly will present the session, "The Asbestos Talc Litigation: An analysis and Rebuttal of Plaintiff Claims." This topic will include a discussion of the major components of the plaintiff talc cases, a discussion of some of the documents used, the different scientific arguments, the cooperation/lack of cooperation between talc and asbestos defendants, and cosmetic talc versus industrial talc.

Chicago partner-in-charge Catherine E. Goldhaber will provide strategies to reduce damages in pretrial and trial. Damage control preparation begins with discovery and permeates every facet of every case. Catherine will discuss how utilizing discovery tactics, expert examinations, and company humanization, among other tactics, to address runaway verdicts and limit economic damages.