Perrin Conferences has named Weitz & Luxenberg Co-Founder Perry Weitz as co-chair of its sixth annual New York Asbestos Litigation Conference on December 6.

Mr. Weitz joins in deliver the Welcome and Opening Remarks, and co-moderates a panel featuring “The Judges Perspective” during the daylong gathering at The Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan.

This sixth annual event brings together professionals from New York and around the nation for a series of balanced presentations on the latest developments in asbestos litigation. It features the wide-ranging perspectives of plaintiffs’ and defense attorneys, judges, insurance professionals and in-house counsel working in all facets and on all sides of asbestos cases.

Since co-founding Weitz & Luxenberg in 1986, Mr. Weitz has been a pioneer in the highly specialized field of asbestos litigation. He is consistently recognized as one of its most prominent practitioners, making him an obvious choice to again co-chair this prestigious conference, the firm said. He has been named co-chair of the annual New York conference every year since 2011.

Mr. Weitz has dedicated the focus of his legal practice to personal injury cases involving mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. He is personally responsible for more than a half billion dollars in compensation for clients who had contracted asbestos-related diseases due to the negligence of others.

He now oversees a Weitz & Luxenberg team of more than 500 lawyers, paralegals and support professionals who, in addition to mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, also handle cases in defective drugs and medical devices, environmental pollution, consumer protection, personal injury and malpractice. To date, the total dollar amount of verdicts and settlements for clients of Weitz & Luxenberg is more than $17 billion – with Mr. Weitz personally responsible for more than $7 billion. In addition to Mr. Weitz, a number of members of Weitz & Luxenberg’s Asbestos Litigation Unit are also scheduled to appear at the conference:

  • Asbestos Litigation Unit Managing Attorney Charles M. Ferguson joins in presenting a “New York Overview: Update on Current Trends, Statistics and Dynamics Impacting NYCAL.”
  • Alani Golanski, Director of the Appellate Litigation Unit, discusses asbestos litigation in New York City (NYCAL) as part of “The NYCAL Update.”
  • Veteran trial-team associate attorney Danny R. Kraft provides expertise on the status of “Lung Cancer Cases – Where are they Heading?”
  • Asbestos Litigation Unit associate attorney Adam Cooper joins an “Overview on Upstate New York” cases involving asbestos.

“Perrin Conferences set the standard in the professional education industry as the place to learn, network and do business,” Mr. Weitz said.

The yearly symposium routinely draws as many as 200 professionals from across the spectrum of asbestos litigation. All in-house counsel and insurance professionals receive complimentary registration, and qualified conference attendees receive Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits.

To see the full conference agenda and learn more about this Perrin Conferences event, please visit The Roosevelt Hotel is at 45 East 45th St., New York City.

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