Two leaders in mass tort litigation, Weitz & Luxenberg’s Ellen Relkin and Todd Drayton, are speaking at the New Jersey Association for Justice’s (NJAJ) upcoming Boardwalk Seminar 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Mass Tort program of the three-day conference takes place on Thursday, May 10.
Ms. Relkin is co-chair of the event and starts the day-long seminar leading a discussion focused on New Jersey’s key MDL and MCL cases. Mr. Drayton shares his experience in an afternoon session that examines the pros, cons, and intersection of mass torts and personal injury law.
“I thank the NJAJ for organizing this exciting opportunity to review critical mass tort issues with experts in the field,” says Ms. Relkin. “From accomplished litigators to those just starting their careers, every attendee can learn from this event.”
“It’s a tremendous honor to be selected by NJAJ to speak at this year’s seminar. I look forward to sharing my mass tort and personal injury litigation experience with my peers and hearing their important insights,” explains Mr. Drayton.
Ms. Relkin was recently honored by the NJAJ with its prestigious Gerald B. O’Connor Award in recognition of her skill, creativity, and professionalism as a trial attorney, and she is a member of the organization’s esteemed Board of Governors. At Weitz & Luxenberg, Ms. Relkin serves as co-chair for the Defective Drug and Devices practice group and has led several high profile litigations, including cases against Stryker over its defective cobalt chromium femoral head implants and DePuy for its failed hip implants.
Mr. Drayton recently joined Weitz & Luxenberg, bringing extensive experience as a trial attorney handling medical malpractice and personal injury cases. In one of his most notable successes, he won a $2.25 million verdict for a single mother who slipped on black ice in the parking lot where she worked. He is particularly successful in cases requiring the plaintiff to overcome New Jersey’s extremely strong verbal threshold defense in automobile accidents. Mr. Drayton is a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Bar Associations and is admitted to practice law before all courts in the state of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.