Weitz & Luxenberg co-founder Perry Weitz is a conference chair and five other W&L attorneys are featured speakers at the New York Asbestos Litigation Conference on Tuesday, December 4, at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan. The one-day conference highlights top attorneys, judges, and industry professionals conducting timely discussions on the current state of asbestos litigation in the state.
Mesothelioma continues to be a major health problem for New Yorkers and studies show that the national mesothelioma mortality rate is increasing. The W&L team looks forward to the opportunity to discuss the latest critical issues in the asbestos legal sphere so that our firm continues to provide the strongest legal support for mesothelioma victims.
After Mr. Weitz welcomes conference attendees with opening remarks, he is scheduled to moderate two panels during the conference. He will moderate a discussion on an overview of New York litigation including the new Case Management Order, trial-ready procedures, on-boarding judges, filing trends and new developments.
Weitz & Luxenberg’s Mesothelioma and Asbestos Practice Group Chair Charles M. Ferguson is a panelist in that overview discussion and in a later panel on settlement negotiations. Mr. Weitz will also moderate the final panel, The Judicial Perspective, featuring three New York State Supreme Court judges.
Alani Golanski, Director of W&L’s Appellate Litigation Unit, will participate in a roundtable discussion of summary judgment decisions. Experienced W&L trial attorney Brittany Russell will speak on a panel focusing on the ethical standards and expectations regarding depositions in mesothelioma cases.
W&L Senior Asbestos Trial Attorneys, Adam Cooper and Danny R. Kraft, Jr., will participate in panels discussing recent developments in talc litigation and the plaintiffs’ perspective on emerging asbestos litigation trends, respectively.
Weitz & Luxenberg has more than three decades of experience representing thousands of mesothelioma patients nationwide, helping them secure more than $8.5 billion in verdicts and settlements.