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Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference

Monday, March 18th - Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
Beverly Hills, CA


Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, CA

Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, CA


John D. Cooney, Esq. John D. Cooney, Esq.,
Cooney & Conway, Chicago, IL
Timothy L. Krippner, Esq. Timothy L. Krippner, Esq.,
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, LTD., Chicago, IL
Jeffrey B. Simon, Esq. Jeffrey B. Simon, Esq.,
Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, Dallas, TX


All in-house counsel and insurance professionals always complimentary at Perrin Conferences.* Special Restrictions Apply. Registration fee is $1195 and includes private website access to course materials and all conference networking events. Group discounts available, please inquire.

For more information about registration, contact Lynnsey Perrin or Bethany Long.

Applications are being made to all CLE states as requested by attendees.

Hotel Information:

Call the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (310) 275-5200 and reference Perrin Conferences' room block. The conference room rate is $295 per night for a Signature Room, $370 per night for a BW Studio Suite.

We have opened up an additional room block at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. Call The Peninsula Beverly Hills reservation department (1-800-462-7899) and reference Perrin Conferences’ room block. The conference room rate is $325 per night for a Deluxe Guestroom, $495 per night for a Grand Deluxe Guestroom.

Cancellation Policy: If you cannot attend, please notify us prior to March 1, 2013, and we will refund your fee. Cancellations received after this date and no-shows are subject to a $200 administrative fee. You may enroll a substitute at any time before the course starts.

Chair Bios:

John D. Cooney, Esq., Cooney & Conway
Chicago, IL

Partner John D. Cooney has been appointed by several United States Trustees to protect the rights of injured American workers and their families in the reorganization proceedings of Owens Coming, USG, Halliburton, Armstrong World Industries, Honeywell, General Motors, GI Holdings, W.R. Grace, AC&S, GIT, Kaiser, Plibrico, Combustion Engineering, Halliburton, and THAN.

John Cooney and his firm have represented thousands of mesothelioma victims and their families over the last three decades. In addition to mesothelioma clients, Mr. Cooney represents clients in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases which have resulted in numerous record-setting verdicts and settlements. In its annual settlement survey, he has been identified by Chicago Lawyer as one of the top ten attorneys who obtains multi-million dollar results.

Mr. Cooney was the founding chairman of the Mass Torts Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association. He is also an elected manager of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He is an elected Governor of the American Association for Justice.

John D. Cooney received his B.A. from Georgetown University in 1976 and his J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago in 1979. He spent the next five years as a prosecutor with the Cook County States Attorneys Office in the Felony Trial Division.

Timothy L. Krippner, Esq., Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, LTD.
Chicago, IL

Timothy Krippner is a partner at Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltd. in Chicago, IL. Mr. Krippner represents dozens of manufacturers in product liability and toxic tort matters throughout the United States. His current responsibilities include retention as trial, local, regional and national coordinating counsel. Mr. Krippner also has considerable experience defending general product liability, professional liability, medical malpractice, and construction matters.

Jeffrey B. Simon, Esq., Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC
Dallas, TX

Mesothelioma attorney Jeffrey B. Simon is a founding partner of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC. Jeffrey was admitted to the bar in 1993, and is licensed in Texas, California and in New York. An experienced and skilled trial attorney, Jeffrey has enjoyed litigating toxic tort and pharmaceutical injury cases for many years. He graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in 1993. Prior to law school, Jeffrey graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude in 1990 from Colgate University.

Jeffrey has repeatedly been recognized by his peers for his excellence in trial law. For the years 2004 through 2010, he has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine, a distinction voted on by his peers throughout the State of Texas. Jeffrey also serves on the Executive Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and he served in 2009 as a Vice President of the organization. He is also a Fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a distinction bestowed only upon those who have been primary counsel in a minimum of 25 cases tried to verdict.

Thank You to our conference Sponsors, Partners and Exhibtors:

Aiken Bates White Economic Consulting Brydon Hugo & Parker
Carr Maloney CMJ CMJ
Cooney Conway Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy
FTI HG Litigation Services Garreston Resolution Group
Hawkins Parnell HG Litigation Services K&L Gates
KCIC KEAIS Records Service KEAIS Records Service
Magna Legal Services Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd LLC MCS Records & Reporting
Poole Shaffery Priority One KCIC
Segal McCambridge Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett USLS