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President Bill Clinton

Antonin Scalia

Bryan A. Garner

John S. Pistole

DEAR FRIENDS: Join us in Washington, D.C., October 26­30, 2011, for DRI's 16th Annual Meeting. World-famous museums, inspiring monuments and powerful moments await you in the nation's capital! Washington, D.C., invites you to explore charming neighborhoods such as historic Georgetown and trendy U Street, where you'll find great shops, inviting restaurants, vibrant nightlife and peaceful parks and gardens. The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is within walking distance of the National Zoo where you can visit Tai Shan, the panda cub, or go for a morning jog before the events of the day. Discover fascinating free attractions such as the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, the National Archives and the Library of Congress. These are just some of the many attractions that make D.C. a favorite destination for travelers from around the world. We will celebrate DRI Today--The Next 50 years. We are delighted to have President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States as our keynote speaker on Friday. His presentation Embracing Our Common Humanity will be thought provoking and timely. On Thursday, we will have U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and award winning author Bryan A. Garner presenting Making Your Case--The Art of Persuading Judges, during which they will share insight on the principles of persuasion, legal reasoning, brief writing and oral argument. You won't want to miss columnist, TV personality and radio host, Tony Blankley, who will speak at Thursday's Awards Luncheon. Following lunch on Friday, John S. Pistole, Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration will speak on Transportation Security--Its Evolution and Future. Saturday offers you an interactive three-hour blockbuster featuring preeminent trial advocacy experts Thomas A. Mauet and Dominic J. Gianna who teach on new and dynamic ways to look at the arts of advocacy and persuasion. All of these exciting and extraordinary presentations are not to be missed. Earn up to 11.5 hours of CLE credit by attending our cutting edge programming. Our substantive law and practice area committees have also planned outstanding education programs to complement their business meetings and our Corporate Counsel Committee is presenting an excellent program on The Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine--No Knowledge Is No Defense, open to in-house counsel only. Join over 1,200 attorneys and clients for evening entertainment, beginning on Wednesday with a First-Time Attendees and DRI New Member Reception in the Exhibit Showcase followed by the Welcome Reception--D.C. Style! Thursday highlights include the very popular Diversity Reception and the off-site networking reception being held at the Newseum, the world's most interactive museum, where five centuries of news history meets upto-the-second technology on America's Main Street. Friday evening brings a networking reception hosted by the Young Lawyers Committee and open to all. This is a perfect place to meet friends prior to enjoying an evening on the town. The President's Gala on Saturday night, with gourmet food and wine stations, will again feature the DRI Silent Auction and entertainment. Don't miss the excitement of out-bidding your friends and colleagues for many exciting prizes. Monies raised from the auction will benefit the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE). To learn more about the silent auction, visit or We look forward to welcoming you to Washington, D.C., for an enjoyable opportunity to experience our nation's capital, stellar education and outstanding networking events! Sincerely,

Henry M. Sneath

President, 2011­2012 Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton PC Pittsburgh, PA

Anne M. Talcott

Chair, 2011 Annual Meeting Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Portland, OR



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President Bill Clinton

Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States

After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. Today the Foundation has staff and volunteers around the world working to improve lives through several initiatives, including the Clinton Health Access Initiative (formerly the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative) which is helping 4 million people living with HIV/AIDS access lifesaving drugs. Other initiatives-- including the Clinton Climate Initiative, the Clinton Development Initiative, and the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative--are applying a businessoriented approach worldwide to fight climate change and develop sustainable economic growth in Africa and Latin America. As a project of the Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative brings together global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues. In the U.S., the Foundation is working to combat the alarming rise in childhood obesity through the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and is helping individuals and families succeed and small businesses grow. Building on his longstanding commitment to Haiti as President and through his Foundation, President Clinton was named U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti in 2009 to assist the government and the people of Haiti as they "build back better" after a series of hurricanes battered the country in 2008. Following this year's devastating earthquake, President Clinton dedicated Clinton Foundation resources to help with immediate and long term relief and assistance, and at the request of President Obama, joined with President George W. Bush to establish the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, which supports highly effective organizations on the ground in long-term rebuilding efforts. Additionally, President Clinton serves as co-chair of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission with Prime Minister Bellerive. In addition to his Foundation work, President Clinton has joined with former President George H.W. Bush three times--after the 2004 tsunami in South Asia, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Hurricane Ike in 2008--to help raise money for recovery efforts and served as the U.N. Envoy for Tsunami Recovery.

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Antonin Scalia

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Justice Scalia received an AB in 1957 from Georgetown University and the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and an LLB in 1960 from Harvard Law School. He was a Sheldon Fellow of Harvard University from 1960­1961. He was in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1961­1967, and served as professor of law at the University of Virginia from 1967­1971, as professor of law at the University of Chicago from 1977­1982, and as visiting professor of law at ANTONIN SCALIA both Georgetown University and Stanford University. Justice Scalia served as chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Administrative Law from 1981­1982 and of its Conference of Section Officers from 1982­1983. He served the federal government as general counsel of the Office of Telecommunications Policy from 1971­1972, as chair of the Administrative Conference of the United States from 1972­ 1974, and as assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel from 1974­1977. Justice Scalia served as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit beginning in 1982. Nominated as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States by President Reagan, he assumed that office on September 26, 1986.

Bryan A. Garner

Founder and President, LawProse Inc.

Bryan A. Garner is the awardwinning author or editor of more than 20 books. He is a prolific lecturer, having taught more than 2,500 writing work-shops since the 1991 founding of his company, LawProse Inc. His works include Garner on Language and Writing and Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges, co-written with Justice Antonin Scalia. Mr. Garner has served as editor-in-chief of Black's Law Dictionary since 1995, and he is the author of the grammar-and-usage chapter in the venerable Chicago Manual of Style.


Mr. Garner attended the University of Texas at Austin (1977­1981) and, upon receiving his B.A., entered U.T. Law School, where he graduated in 1984. He was an associate editor of Texas Law Review. He then clerked for Judge Thomas M. Reavley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit before joining the Dallas firm of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, where he was a litigation associate from 1985­1988. Then he returned to the University of Texas School of Law as a visiting associate professor and was named director of the short-lived Texas/Oxford Center for Legal Lexicography, while teaching writing and editing seminars at the School.



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Tony Blankley

Executive Vice President, Edelman

Tony Blankley has taken the world of punditry by storm, achieving the rating of the most accurate of all D.C. pundits by the magazine, Brill's Content. Having spent much of his career in pivotal positions with a variety of influential policymakers, he brings to his speeches his perspective as both a political insider and analyzer. For seven years Blankley served as press TONY BLANKLEY secretary to then Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. In that role he not only helped create the messages that shook the country, but also helped create policy. Blankley's knack for catchy sound bites (which he calls his "poor man's poetry") and sound political strategy established him as one of Washington's premiere sources of ideas and insights. Prior to his career on Capitol Hill, Blankley served President Reagan as a speechwriter and senior policy analyst. He served as Deputy Attorney General of California from 1972 to 1980. After leaving Newt Gingrich's office in 1997, Blankley became editor-at-large for John F. Kennedy Jr.'s George magazine and permanent Sunday panelist on CNN's Late Edition. He was a regular panelist on The McLaughlin Group for 10 years. He currently appears on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Hardball, and The Ed Show; CNBC's Kudlow and Company; CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown, Larry King Live, American Morning and Rick's List; and Fox's Hannity, Fox and Friends and The O'Reilly Factor. Blankley cohosts KCRW's popular show, Left, Right & Center with Arianna Huffington, and is a regular guest on several national commercial talk radio shows. In 1999 Blankley joined the Washington Times as a weekly political columnist. His nationally syndicated column is now in its 11th year. Formerly editorial page editor at the Times, Blankley is now executive vice president for global public affairs with Edelman in Washington, D.C.--the world's second largest public relations firm.

John S. Pistole

Administrator, Transportation Security Administration

John S. Pistole was sworn in as the fifth administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in July 2010. As the TSA administrator, he oversees management of a 60,000-strong workforce, the security operations of more than 450 federalized airports throughout the United States, the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) and the security of highways, railroads, ports, mass transit systems and pipelines. The TSA is a riskbased, intelligence-driven counterterrorism agency dedicated to protecting our transportation systems. Mr. Pistole came to the TSA as a 26-year veteran of the FBI with extensive national security and counterterrorism experience. After the tragic events of September JOHN S. PISTOLE 11, 2001, he was put in charge of the FBI's greatly expanded counterterrorism program, eventually becoming the FBI's executive assistant director for Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence. In 2004, Mr. Pistole was named deputy director for the FBI. He began his career as a special agent with the FBI in 1983, serving in the Minneapolis and New York divisions before promotion to supervisor in the Organized Crime Section at the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mr. Pistole practiced law for two years before joining the FBI. He is a graduate of Anderson University (Indiana) and Indiana University School of Law­Indianapolis.


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(*In-house counsel only) Howard Sklamberg, the director of the Office of Enforcement for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will provide his insight on current FDA enforcement trends, including the reemergence of the responsible corporate officer doctrine. This program will provide inhouse attorneys with an understanding as to how the doctrine could be used to hold a corporate officer personally responsible for the conduct of his or her subordinates even though the officer may not have knowledge of the alleged conduct. If you meet the criteria outlined below and are a member of DRI and the Corporate Counsel Committee, please register for the Corporate Counsel Program and the Annual Meeting by checking the appropriate line on the registration form. Not a member? Contact DRI Customer Service at 312.795.1101 for information. *In-house counsel is defined as a licensed attorney who is employed exclusively by a corporation or other private sector organization for the purpose of providing legal representation and counsel only to that corporation, its affiliates and subsidiaries.

The Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine--No Knowledge Is No Defense

Presented by the Corporate Counsel Committee


Howard Sklamberg

Director of the Office of Enforcement, U.S. Food and Drug Administration


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8:30 AM­9:00 AM 10:30 AM­12:00 PM

Opening Ceremony and Welcome

9:00 AM­10:00 AM

Over Criminalization of Business Conduct--The Policies, Practices and Potential Remedies for the Government's Latest Enforcement Actions

Presented by the Drug and Medical Device and Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance Committees

The government enforcement action has become a regulatory tool to secure reform within a targeted company or industry. In this environment of corporate scrutiny, prosecutors have become the federal regulators of corporate culture. As a result, corporations and their officers, directors and management face increased risks. For companies, these risks include the draconian prospect of an indictment, high fines, court or other third-party supervision of business decisions, loss of reputation in the marketplace and the cost associated with economic and human capital required to defend themselves. For individuals these risks include imprisonment, fines and loss of livelihood. The impacts of aggressive, white-collar enforcement have been felt broadly across the entire business spectrum, including the pharmaceutical, financial services, food and manufacturing industries, government contractors, exporters and other publicly traded companies. The panelists will discuss the latest enforcement actions of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the effect such scrutiny is having on a broad range of industries and share some best practices for managing these risks in the current environment.


Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner present

Making Your Case--The Art of Persuading Judges

How do effective advocates persuade courts to decide cases in favor of their clients? Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and author Bryan A. Garner joined forces to write a book to address this age-old question. Their book, Making Your Case--The Art of Persuading Judges, has been described as a "compendium of advice like no other, leavened with the authors' trenchant wit and lucid prose style." They will share their insights, together with the thoughts of great lawyers throughout history, on the principles of persuasion, legal reasoning, brief writing and oral argument. Every lawyer, new or seasoned, will benefit from this presentation.


Hon. Antonin Scalia

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Bryan A. Garner, Esq.

Founder and President LawProse Inc. Jonathan N. Rosen, Esq. Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP Stephen T. Gannon Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Capital One Financial Corporation

Howard Sklamberg Director of the Office of Enforcement, U.S. Food and Drug Administration


Peter S. Spivack, Esq. Hogan Lovells US LLP

Elpidio "PD" Villarreal Senior Vice President­ Global Litigation, GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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Supreme Court Cases in 2011 and DRI's Amicus Efforts as the Voice of the Defense Bar

Presented by the Appellate Advocacy Committee and Amicus Committee

One former U.S. solicitor general and two veterans of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Solicitor General will provide an overview of this Supreme Court term and cases of importance to those defending businesses and individuals in civil litigation. As part of this program learn why and how DRI is raising its amicus profile in the Supreme Court of the United States and other courts. In 2010-2011, DRI filed amicus briefs in many high-profile cases, including Delbert Williamson v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc.; Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion; American Electric Power, Inc. v. State of Connecticut; Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. v. James Siracusano and NECA-IBEW Pension Fund; Pella Corp. v. Saltzman; Phillip Morris USA, Inc. v. Jackson; Wyeth v. Scroggin; Wyeth v. Kirkland; and Hardt v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co.


The 21st Century Juror

Presented by the Jury Preservation Task Force, and the Technology and Trial Tactics Committees

This panel will consider the ways in which current technology is changing jury trials in the 21st century, particularly in terms of jury selection, unauthorized juror research and commentary and trial presentation. Jurors have the means--and frequently the inclination--to seek information online about facts, clients and, even lawyers. But while this may put fair trials in jeopardy, that same technology also affords attorneys an opportunity to gain insight into the personalities of individual jurors, both during jury selection and throughout a trial.


Jennifer Haltom Doan, Esq. Haltom & Doan

Caren Myers Morrison, Esq. Assistant Professor, Georgia State University College of Law

Hon. Dennis M. Sweeney Howard County Circuit Court, Maryland

Diane B. Bratvold, Esq. Briggs and Morgan PA


Mary Massaron Ross, Esq. Plunkett Cooney PC

Scott Burnett Smith, Esq. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Gregory G. Garre, Esq. Latham & Watkins LLP


Carter G. Phillips, Esq. Sidley Austin LLP

Kannon K. Shanmugam, Esq. Williams & Connolly LLP

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President Bill Clinton presents

Embracing Our Common Humanity

President Clinton served the United States for eight years during a time of unprecedented prosperity and change. Now President Clinton is a powerful voice for progress around the world sharing his unique insights and observations. President Clinton's public speeches describe the challenge of globalization, emphasize our growing interdependence, and point the way toward a common future based on shared goals and values.


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The "Miranda Warning" of Genetic Mapping--This Information Can Be Used Against You

Presented by the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee


Bernard Taylor, Sr., Esq. Alston & Bird LLP

Legal and ethical dilemmas surrounding genetic testing and screening were foreseen over three decades ago by bioethicists who were concerned about whether questionable applications of such information might stop the legitimate pursuit of genetic research. Now that the mapping of the human genome has been completed, and with the increasing availability of direct-toconsumer genetic testing for diseases, traits, and DNA ancestry, the wealth of information that is available regarding each of us is broad and far-reaching. The use of genetic testing to determine individual susceptibilities to exposure to products or toxic substances, to verify whether an individual has been injured by such exposure, or to determine whether an individual has a genetic risk of developing certain diseases, raises significant privacy, health and safety, insurability, discrimination, reliability and admissibility issues. A panel of leading experts on these issues will offer their insights on the potential application of the genetic revolution and will explore the myriad of legal implications and issues that promise to follow.

Henry M. Sneath, Esq.

Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton PC

President Bill Clinton

Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States

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The Distracted Nation--How Heavy Use of Technology Alters Our Behavior and Brains and Killed Two Rocket Scientists

Presented by the Insurance Law and Trucking Law Committees

Cell phones, PDAs and computers have transformed life by allowing people to work and stay connected virtually anywhere. Unraveling the mysterious deaths of two rocket scientists in Northern Utah, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matthew D. Richtel will discuss how heavy technology use affects our behavior and our brains. In addition to discussing the many challenges that technology creates, Mr. Richtel will provide attendees with a method for using technology to enhance productivity and personal interaction yet avoid having it undermine our lives.



Misha Angrist Assistant Professor, Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University

John M. Conley, Esq. Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA

Gary E. Marchant, Esq. Lincoln Professor Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Kurt M. Rozelsky, Esq. Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

Matthew D. Richtel Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, The New York Times


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Conquering the Generational Divide-- What Makes the Generations Tick and What Ticks Them Off!

Presented by the Diversity, Women in the Law and Young Lawyers Committees

Do you remember when lawyers used typewriters, secretaries took dictation, and "it's in the mail" was a regular response to a status inquiry? Are "tweeting," "texting" and "friending" second nature to you? With multiple generations of lawyers practicing law together, it is no surprise that attorneys sometimes have trouble relating to those from other generations. In this session Anna Liotta, creator of "Generationally SavvyTM" communication solutions, will reveal the distinct generational differences that impact the practice of law, and will offer suggestions for conquering this great divide to improve communications and attract, retain and grow loyal clients and top talent from every generation.


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WikiLeaks, the Sequel--Preparing and Defending American Corporations Against Wholesale Disclosure of Confidential Information

The shockwave associated with M O D E R AT O R WikiLeaks disclosure of sensitive government communications and other information still reverberates across the globe, and while WikiLeaks disclosures have primarily targeted the United States government, the next wave is on the horizon. WikiLeaks' founder has indicated that more than half of its document repository pertains to Kenneth G. Gormley private corporations' confidential Dean and Professor, information and involves more than Duquesne University routine, trade-secret information. School of Law, The release of embarrassing e-mails Pittsburgh and other sensitive information will likely create a reputational crisis for which most corporations are unprepared--a recent Harris Interactive poll revealed that only nine percent of American corporations have appropriate crisis protocols in place. This cutting-edge program includes a perfect combination of experts who will discuss how corporations and their inhouse and outside counsel can prepare for, react to, and defend WikiLeaks' corporate sequel and address the new privacy conundrums that are lurking around the corner.


Douglas K. Burrell, Esq. Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP

Anna Liotta President and CEO, Resultance Inc.

1:45 PM­2:45 PM

Transportation Security--Its Evolution and Future

John S. Pistole became administrator of the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in July 2010. He oversees management of the security operations of more than 450 federalized airports throughout the United States, the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS), and the security for highways, railroads, ports, mass transit systems and pipelines. This session will be interactive with Mr. Pistole answering questions from the audience.


John C. Trimble, Esq.

Lewis Wagner LLP

John S. Pistole

Administrator, Transportation Security Administration

Randy S. Chartash Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of Georgia

Douglas R. Edwards Assistant General Counsel, Litigation and Workout Division, Wells Fargo & Co.

George Freeman Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, The New York Times Company


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9:00 AM­12:00 PM

Without Fear or Favor--The Expanding Threats to Judicial Independence

Presented by the Judicial Task Force and Lawyers' Professionalism and Ethics Committee

This program has been approved for one hour of ethics credit.


Advocacy for the Generations-- Days of Future...Past

Join America's most creative, insightful and dynamic CLE duo, Thomas A. Mauet and Dominic J. Gianna, for a threehour seminar that will change the way you look at trials and the arts of advocacy and persuasion. Discover the magic of persuasion from two internationally recognized masters of persuasion in this fastpaced, high-tech, one-of-a-kind presentation. This program is the newest creation of the two trial lawyers and masters of advocacy who have changed the face of trial lawyering in the English-speaking world. Mr. Mauet and Mr. Gianna will use their unique blend of education and humor to lead their audience through two centuries of advocacy, from Cicero to social media, from the past to the future and beyond. Thousands have said that this duo's seminars have led them to victory in courtrooms throughout the world. "Incredibly insightful," "extraordinarily educational," "inspiring" and "just plain fun" are some of the comments from previous audience members. This seminar has everything you have ever wanted and everything you will need to win your very next trial.


J. Michael Weston, Esq. Lederer Weston Craig PLC

Threats to judicial independence take a variety of forms. Skyrocketing costs of judicial campaigns, combined with the efforts of special interest groups, are turning judicial elections into partisan political dogfights. And the Supreme Court has held that exorbitant campaign contributions provide a constitutional basis to seek disqualification of a judge. Merit selection is proffered as an answer, but critics argue that merit selection doesn't remove politics from judicial selections; it merely moves it into the hands of lawyers, who may represent interests working at odds with our clients. A panel of judges--appointed and elected--will engage in a discussion designed to educate the private bar about these issues, and to provoke a meaningful conversation about the tripartite system of government and its impact on achieving justice for our clients.

John E. Cuttino, Esq.

Turner Padget Graham & Laney PA


Dominic J. Gianna, Esq.

Middleberg Riddle & Gianna


Thomas A. Mauet

Professor of Law and Director of Trial Advocacy, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Hon. Alison L. Asti Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Hon. Paul J. De Muniz Hon. Mark D. Martin Oregon Supreme Supreme Court of Court North Carolina

Diversity and Inclusion in DRI


DRI is the largest international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. Diversity is a core value at DRI. Indeed, diversity is fundamental to the success of the organization, and we seek out and embrace the innumerable benefits and contributions that the perspectives, backgrounds, cultures and life experiences a diverse membership provides.

Inclusiveness is the chief means to increase the diversity of DRI's membership and leadership positions. DRI's members and potential leaders are often also members and leaders of other defense organizations. Accordingly, DRI encourages all national, state and local defense organizations to promote diversity and inclusion in their membership and leadership.

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The DRI Annual Meeting features programs specifically dedicated to today's state and local defense organizations (SLDOs). All state representatives, SLDO officers and executive directors are strongly encouraged to attend.

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7:15 AM­ 8:30 AM 1:45 PM­2:45 PM

SLDO Conclave

3:00 PM­4:00 PM

SLDO Leadership Breakfast

(By invitation only)

Concurrent Breakouts

From Brutally Honest to Sugarcoating--Effective Board, Committee and Member Communications

Expressing yourself well can make or break a relationship with your volunteer leaders and members. In this presentation, we will discuss how to wear the many hats of an association executive (chief of staff-finance-membershipeducation-advocacy-publicationstechnology-jack-of all-trades officer) during diplomatic discourse and identify effective strategies for discussing complex and negative information.


Raising the Profile of Your Organization

A favorite topic among SLDO members and leaders is how to make your organization more effective and influential. This group discussion will seek to answer that question as participants exchange ideas for raising the profile of state and local defense organizations, including branding campaigns, political activities, speaking opportunities and expert witness banks, among other creative means.


Breaking News with Norah O'Donnell


As Chief Washington correspondent, MSNBC and contributing correspondent to NBC's top-rated Today, Norah O'Donnell is an Emmy award winning journalist and trusted voice who has covered the major political stories of our time. She's covered the White House, the Pentagon, and Congress. With her expertise, O'Donnell goes beyond the headlines to give audiences a more detailed sense of the complex issues in the news today. She offers her insights on the key Washington power players and how the Obama administration works.

James D. Holland, Esq., Page Kruger & Holland PA

Kristin Lewis, Executive Director, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Kathi C. McKeown, Executive Director, Kentucky Defense Counsel Inc. and Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association

Executive Directors Program

10:30 AM­11:30 AM

Wheel of Fortune or Double Jeopardy? A Look at the Challenges Facing SLDOs

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. ­Joseph J. Marine Life is not a game show, but sometimes managing an association sometimes resembles one! Occasionally you hit the jackpot, and whether it's just luck or skill can be up to you. Don't find yourself unprepared for the challenges that are thrown your way. In this interactive and hopefully entertaining session, we will pull our tribal wisdom together and ensure that no one gets voted off the island unless we really want them to!


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Legal Audits--Ensuring Legal Compliance Before Conflicts Arise

Financial audits alone, while important, will not sufficiently account for the bigger issue of overall compliance with state and federal laws. In this presentation, we will discuss what constitutes a legal audit and what risks associations face with regard to corporate documents, insurance, taxes, personnel, endorsements, membership services and events.


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Creating and Maintaining Judicial Selection Committees

This group discussion will seek to explore how your SLDO can create, maintain and maximize its involvement in the judicial selection process. This interactive discussion will allow participants to learn from each other and from group leaders, the problems, pitfalls and advantages of your SLDO of becoming more involved in this area.


Lisa Mortier, Executive Director, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana

Clare Samworth, Executive Director, Canadian Defence Lawyers

John C. Trimble, Esq., Lewis Wagner LLP


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Regional Meetings

8:45 AM­10:00 AM

Law Institute

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8:00 AM­12:30 PM

Technology Trial Tactics Trucking Law Workers' Compensation

4:30 PM­6:00 PM

State Representatives Meeting

12:30 PM­1:45 PM

DRI Board of Directors

12:30 PM­2:30 PM

Past Board Members Reception

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8:00 AM­10:00 AM

Executive Directors Networking Luncheon

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NFJE Board of Directors

2:30 PM­3:00 PM

Nominating Committee

(Member appointments) 8:30 AM­10:00 AM

2011 Annual Meeting Steering Committee

3:00 PM­5:30 PM

SLDO Conclave

1:45 PM­2:45 PM

Law Institute with Committee Chairs, Vice Chairs and Program Chairs

5:00 PM­6:00 PM

Substantive Law and Practice Area Committee and CLE Meetings

Appellate Advocacy Construction Law Employment Law Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance Governmental Liability Insurance Law Lawyers' Professionalism and Ethics Life, Health and Disability Product Liability Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Women in the Law

9:00 AM­10:00 AM

Membership Recruitment and Retention--Strategies for Keeping and Growing Your Membership

This program will review the findings of two landmark research studies from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), The Decision to Join and The Decision to Volunteer, and will discuss how these findings can help you serve your members better and grow your organization.


Committee Membership Chairs

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7:30 AM­8:30 AM

Substantive Law and Practice Area Committee Meetings

Aerospace Law Fidelity & Surety Law Practice Management

8:30 AM­12:00 PM

Nominating Committee

(Member appointments) 1:30 PM­3:00 PM

Robert M. Skelton Chief Administrative Officer, ASAE-The Center for Association Leadership

2:45 PM­3:45 PM

Young Lawyers CLE and Business Meeting

1:40 PM­5:00 PM

Expert Witness Database, Webpage and Publications Chairs and Newsletter Editors

1:00 PM­3:00 PM

Business Development as a Benefit of Membership

In today's ever-tightening economy, SLDOs must provide more value to their members. One of the key benefits an SLDO can offer is the chance for members to develop business. After all, we all want to build a better book of business, and SLDOs can help. This interactive group discussion will cover ways that SLDOs can help lawyers network and market their services to clients and potential clients.


Nominating Committee

(Member appointments) 1:45 PM­3:15 PM

Nominating Committee

(Member appointments) 3:30 PM­5:15 PM

Diversity Committee CLE and Business Meeting

3:30 PM­5:00 PM

Substantive Law and Practice Area Committee and CLE Meetings

Alternative Dispute Resolution Commercial Litigation Drug and Medical Device Electronic Discovery DRI International Medical Liability and Health Care Law Professional Liability Retail and Hospitality Law

Nominating Committee

(Member appointments)

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7:30 AM­9:00 AM

2012 Annual Meeting Steering Committee

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Marc E. Williams, Esq. Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

DRI Board of Directors

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Note: The substantive law and practice area committees' business meetings will convene for the first 30 minutes of the program. Education programs have been approved for 60 minutes of mandatory continuing legal education.

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1:30 PM­3:00 PM


YOUNG LAWYERS Don't Be That Guy (or Gal)-- Avoiding Common Ethical Pitfalls

This session will review common ethical dilemmas facing young lawyers by examining real-life examples of situations in which lawyers, either unknowingly or brazenly, ran afoul of the ethical rules.


Erika J. Gardner, Esq. Home Depot USA Inc. Robert D. Lang, Esq. D'Amato & Lynch LLP

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION Six Hot Litigation Picks for 2012

In 60 minutes, six experts will look into their crystal balls and describe the six "lead-pipe cinch" hot litigation issues in commercial litigation for 2012. Subjects covered will include business torts, intellectual property, class actions, sports law, antitrust and UCC/ contracts.


changes, and the agency's position that a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer may not unilaterally change approved labeling. In the first half of our presentation, we will examine the state of the law in this area and the potential ramifications for all manufacturers. In the second half of our presentation, we will discuss practical issues related to the role of sales representatives in pharmaceutical litigation and how to address plaintiffs' attempts to unfairly portray these individuals and their jobs.


Anthony J. Novak, Esq. Larson King LLP

Joseph D. Cohen, Esq. Porter Hedges LLP

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ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION Mediating Employment Law Cases--Unique Cases Call for Creative Solutions

This presentation will review several employment law mediation nuances, including joint-session tips, handling of emotions, settlement considerations other than money, release issues, tax consequences, and other points of interest in the swirl of federal, state statutory and common employment law claims.


Cynthia P. Arends, Esq. Nilan Johnson Lewis PA James M. Burns, Esq. Williams Mullen Hope T. Cannon, Esq. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Michelle Thurber Czapski, Esq. Dickinson Wright PLLC Joseph M. Hanna, Esq. Goldberg Segalla LLP Christopher T. Sheean, Esq. Swanson Martin & Bell LLP

ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY Backstopping E-Discovery-- Drafting Effective Records Management Policies

Having a solid records retention policy and program is critically important for companies of all sizes. As courts continue to issue lengthy judicial opinions sanctioning litigants for failures to preserve potentially relevant documents and data, companies are recognizing the importance of having carefully tailored policies that help them retain records as long as necessary to comply with legal and regulatory requirements, implement effective legal holds and preserve records when required to do so because of a lawsuit or investigation. With increasing frequency, attorneys are being asked to assist their clients in the development and implementation of these policies and to reduce storage and maintenance costs. In this program, you will gain an understanding of the importance of good records management, the benefits of having a defensible policy and some of the key provisions that go into a wellcrafted records-management policy.


DRUG AND MEDICAL DEVICE The Legal and The Practical-- Updates on Issues Related to Preemption and Sales Representatives as Witnesses in Pharmaceutical Cases

The Supreme Court recently granted certiorari and will consider preemption issues concerning generic manufacturers in Demahy v. Actavis, Inc., 593 F.3d 428 (5th Cir. 2010), cert. granted (U.S. Dec. 10, 2010) (No. 09-1501), and Mensing v. Wyeth, Inc., 588 F.3d 603 (8th Cir. 2009), cert. granted (U.S. Dec. 10, 2010) (Nos. 09-993 & 09-1039). In an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court in Mensing, the solicitor general explained that it is the Food and Drug Administration's position that generic pharmaceutical manufacturers cannot use the "Changes Being Effected" and "Prior Approval Supplement" mechanisms to make label

Patricia L. Holland, Esq. Jackson Lewis LLP

In-House and Outside Counsel Collaboration for Mediation Success

This presentation will emphasize outside and in-house counsel advocacy collaboration in preparing for and participating in mediation. The survey will cover mediation timing in relation to discovery and motion practice, measures which encourage a plaintiff to agree to mediate, mediator selection, case evaluation for client management, use of demonstrative evidence during the session and session aftercare ideas to maintain or resurrect negotiations upon an impasse.


Phillip J. Duffy, Esq. Gibbons PC John J. Jablonski, Esq. Goldberg Segalla LLP

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Note: The substantive law and practice area committees' business meetings will convene for the first 30 minutes of the program. Education programs have been approved for 60 minutes of mandatory continuing legal education.

INTERNATIONAL LAW Managing Cross-Border Litigation and Class Actions

Clients are increasingly faced with copy-cat actions abroad arising from litigation that originated in the United States but they also must coordinate efforts, strategies and resources in an environment of ever-increasing costs. Additionally, companies must often simultaneously address complex privacy issues, parallel regulatory proceedings and the production of documents and information which originated in countries other than the United States but are sought by plaintiffs in U.S.-based litigation. The speakers will provide helpful tips and suggestions for navigating international litigation.


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PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY Sidestepping the Fraudulent Concealment Landmine

This program will address claims of fraudulent concealment asserted against professionals as a means to avoid statutes of limitation defenses. The session will discuss the available defenses to such claims, as well as the policy debate regarding common law rules that subsume fraudulent concealment tolling provisions.


TECHNOLOGY Technology Killed the Dinosaur: How to Defeat the Plaintiffs' Bars Latest Reptile Strategy

The newest trend among the plaintiffs' bar involves triggering the "reptilian brain" in jurors. The book, "Reptile: The 2009 Manual of the Plaintiff's Revolution," suggests that jurors should be perceived as having reptilian-type brains that respond to survival instincts. This program will teach defense lawyers how to counter this "reptile" strategy using technological savvy and creative lawyering skills. Mr. Moffett actually used the "reptile" strategy to defeat its creator, Keenan, utilizing technology to do so.


Gordon McKee, Esq. Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP John L. Meltzer, Esq. Hogan Lovells LLP Timothy Pinos, Esq. Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Shana A. O'Grady, Esq. Mulherin Rehfeldt & Varchetto PC

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY LAW Managing and Responding to a Crisis

Are you prepared for the public relations nightmare or a tragic event that will immediately impact your day to day operations? Even with strong management, conscientious employees and a culture that emphasizes customer safety and satisfaction, a catastrophic accident or event will happen sooner or later. Guaranteed. Recent events confirm that how a retailer deals with such a crisis can dramatically affect a company's brand as well as its bottom line. Two seasoned practitioners with extensive media expertise will draw on some real-life examples and a vivid hypothetical scenario to illustrate some of the key strategies that need to be employed to manage a crisis quickly, responsibly and effectively.


MEDICAL LIABILITY AND HEALTH CARE LAW Health Care Associated Infections and Their Effect on Litigation

Formerly known as nosocomial infections, health care associated infections can themselves become the subject of litigation, but they can also be relevant to defending medical malpractice cases and other types of personal injury matters. Learn about the science underlying these claims and defenses from an infectious diseases clinician, senior epidemiologist and professor in the Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, at The Johns Hopkins Health System and the managing attorney for Claims and Litigation at The Johns Hopkins Health System.


Matthew G. Moffett, Esq. Gray Rust St. Amand Moffett & Brieske LLP

TRIAL TACTICS Is the Collateral Source Rule Dead, Dying or Poised for a Comeback?

There is raging debate across the country about whether the collateral source rule protects the right of plaintiffs to collect the "billed" amount of medical services, as opposed to the amount "paid" for those services. Mr. Judge will identify the different approaches used around the country, discuss emerging trends and provide the arguments that you need to nudge a court in the right direction.


M. Lauree Barreca, RN, Esq. The John Hopkins Health System Trish M. Perl, MD The John Hopkins Health System

Jennifer Anderson Hoffman, Esq. Marlow Connell Abrams Adler Newman & Lewis PA Paul E. White, Esq. Sugarman Rogers Barshak & Cohen PC

Jonathan M. Judge, Esq. Schiff Hardin LLP

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Note: The substantive law and practice area committees' business meetings will convene for the first 30 minutes of the program. Education programs have been approved for 60 minutes of mandatory continuing legal education.

Workers' Compensation Premium Fraud

An insurer or self-insured fund that sends you a lot of business suspects that one of its insureds is not reporting its entire employee payroll, and it wants your advice. Workers' compensation premium fraud is not a new issue, but it has become more prevalent in a tight economy. Learn how to recognize and address the problem from a lawyer who has handled many of these claims and can provide you with practical tips for advising your clients on this potentially touchy issue.


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Defending Lenders, Servicers and Nominees in Mortgage Litigation

In the financial meltdown lenders became saddled with millions of ill-performing mortgages that went from bad to worse. The securitizations that were once considered brilliant Wall Street innovations are now the subject of tens of thousands of lawsuits in every state in the union. Mr. Bottcher will discuss the superficial theories that plaintiffs' counsel are asserting to avoid default remedies, how to prepare your client for this new wave of litigation and how courts are dealing with these claims.


Federal Compliance, Safety and Accountability Initiative Safety Management Systems

The dreaded Safe-Stat is no more. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration implemented a new carrier safety rating system in December 2010. While touted as a tool to help prevent accidents, injuries and fatalities on the nation's highways, will plaintiffs' attorneys utilize it against the industry as well? The presenter will discuss the changes under the new system, their impact on the industry and whether the changes are expected to help or hurt motor carriers in personal injury litigation.


Michael R. McCann, Esq. Michael R. McCann PA

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Continental breakfast will be served in each committee meeting room.

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APPELLATE ADVOCACY Appellate Issues in Class Action Law

This year the United States Supreme Court issued three blockbuster decisions affecting class action law: Wal-Mart v. Dukes, AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion and Smith v. Bayer Corp. Scott Burnett Smith, an experienced appellate lawyer and the current chair of DRI's Appellate Law Committee, will provide insight into how these decisions will impact class action practice in federal and state courts and will discuss other hot topics affecting class action appeals.


Christopher A. Bottcher, Esq. Sirote & Permutt PC

Philip M. Gulisano, Esq. Burden Gulisano & Hickey LLC

WORKERS' COMPENSATION TRUCKING LAW E-Discovery Issues Unique to Trucking Litigation

By now everyone is familiar with changes to Rule 26 (federal and states) which imposes obligations on parties to seek out, preserve and produce electronically generated and stored information (E-Info). An in-house attorney for a trucking company will bring her experienced perspective to describe the types of E-Info available through Engine Control Modules, on-board communications and satellite tracking systems, to name a few.


The Chronic Pain Syndrome and Narcotics--A Medical Black Hole

Chronic pain is complex and multifaceted. Its assessment and treatment generate great controversy, especially the use of opioid (narcotic) medications for long-term management. Recent studies challenge traditional views about the long-term use of opioids, requiring even greater individualization of treatment planning. Hear the latest from a doctor who regularly treats pain and gain practical insight to recognize and address proper and questionable pain management treatment.


Scott Burnett Smith, Esq. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

What Judges Like and What They Don't

The fate of your client's appeal often depends on the quality of your appellate brief. Learn practical suggestions for improving appellate arguments

Stacy Rowell Owings Manager of Accident Claims/Legal, Southeastern Freight Lines

Scott Ethan Brown, MD Sinai Rehabilitation Center


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Note: The substantive law and practice area committees' business meetings will convene for the first 30 minutes of the program. Education programs have been approved for 60 minutes of mandatory continuing legal education. from Judge Ginsburg, a 25-year veteran of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and a former professor at Harvard Law School.


Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

CONSTRUCTION LAW Defending Building Products in a Complex Construction Defect Claim

Any complex construction defect claim invariably involves a myriad of causes of action against contractors, design professionals and building product manufacturers. Defending a building product in one of these cases presents a unique set of issues and defense considerations. This presentation by a seasoned construction trial lawyer will highlight the strategic considerations and other keys to successfully defending claims against your building product client in a construction defect matter.


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GOVERNMENT ENFORCEMENT AND CORPORATE COMPLIANCE Health-Care Fraud and the False Claims Act in 2011

Recoveries by the U.S. Department of Justice under the False Claims Act in 2011 are shaping up to exceed the record recoveries of more than $3 billion set just a year ago. With health-care coverage expanding and fraud enforcement providing an attractive revenue stream for the federal government, it is more important than ever to understand federal priorities for enforcement. The Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance Committee invites you to a panel discussion addressing trends in health-care fraud prosecutions under the False Claims Act, including notable judgments and settlements in 2011, federal policies regarding both criminal prosecutions and civil enforcement, and tactics that have proved successful in defending and even avoiding these claims.


GOVERNMENTAL LIABILITY The Perfect Storm--The True Story of How Inexcusable Mistakes and Failures at All Levels of City Government Led to the Payment of a Meritless Claim

The words "I told you so" were the basis of a six-figure settlement based on claims for retaliation, whistleblowing and violation of ADEA in a case in which an innocent joke made by one fire fighter to another revealed a city's complete inability to act appropriately. Specifically, the city failed to follow personnel and department policies, suspended and forced the retirement of the firefighter without documentation or a legitimate hearing, completed "performance evaluations" unrelated to performance, and failed to comply with Open Records Requests, among other actions. Learn how this defense counsel controlled damages, defended under a reservation of rights, negotiated a settlement less than the plaintiff's demand of $4 million and worked with the city manager to put the city on a compliance path in a case that many feared was doomed to disaster.


Alan R. Levy, Esq. Buckley Zinober & Curtis PA David V. Wilson, II, Esq. Hays McConn Rice & Pickering PC

EMPLOYMENT LAW The ADA Amendments Act of 2008--You Can Still Win Your Case Before It Starts

The 2008 amendments have changed the landscape for defending disability claims. The emphasis is no longer on whether a condition is a disability. Rather, employers and their counsel need to focus on an employee's qualifications and whether an accommodation is available. This session will address how to continue to successfully defend disability claims in light of the changes in the law.


Jason L. Drori, Esq. Sherin and Lodgen LLP


David L. Douglass, Esq. Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP James W. Kraus, Esq. Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti LLP José P. Sierra, Esq. Fish & Richardson PC J. Kennedy Turner III, Esq. Butler Snow O'Mara Stevens & Cannada PLLC

Casey C. Stansbury, Esq. Fowler Measle & Bell PLLC

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Sidney R. Steinberg, Esq. Post & Schell PC

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Note: The substantive law and practice area committees' business meetings will convene for the first 30 minutes of the program. Education programs have been approved for 60 minutes of mandatory continuing legal education.

INSURANCE LAW The History of Insurance Regulation--Applying a Century of Knowledge to Emerging Coverage Issues

The actions and decisions of regulators are used in litigation to retrospectively support the development of insurance law. Moreover, regulatory developments reflect and provide a backdrop against which insurers and their counsel predict emerging coverage issues. Insurance litigation often exemplifies the oft-quoted words of George Santayana: "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." To bolster our knowledge of the history of insurance coverage, the role that the federal and state governments play in our practice, and the involvement of the American Insurance Association, the speakers will discuss the history of liability coverage, including the McCarran-Ferguson Act's balance of regulatory and antitrust policy, the Dodd-Frank Act and its impact on state insurance regulation and the current arguments for and against federal regulation of insurance.




Victoria H. Roberts Vice President and Corporate Counsel, Meadowbrook Insurance Group Clinton W. Thute Claims Director and Manager, Catlin Specialty Insurance

Jason A. Walters. Esq. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

2011 Hot Topics in Life, Health and Disability Law

The law involving individual and ERISA-governed life, health and disability policies is always changing. This is especially true in the area of health care reform. This presentation will review some of the major cases decided and legislation passed this year. The presentation will highlight new trends and arguments that may be gaining viability. Learn from an expert what's "hot" and what's "not."


LIFE, HEALTH AND DISABILITY Social Media in Life, Health and Disability Claim Matters

In the age of Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter the information available on any one individual increases exponentially each day. Today, everyone leaves an "electronic footprint." Explore the means of tracking these footprints and applying them toward beneficial claims resolution. Examine the boundaries on investigating a claimant on-line. Can you "friend" a claimant on Facebook in a fraud investigation? Can you set a MySpace page or blog to find an insured in a suspicious death claim?


Michael P. Cunningham, Esq. Funk & Bolton PA

PRODUCT LIABILITY "Cause" for Alarm--Enforcing the Causation Requirement in the Defense of Aggregate Consumer Fraud Claims

Defendants in a wide range of industries have increasingly faced statutory consumer fraud claims on behalf of plaintiffs who have no factual basis for claiming that they were defrauded. Plaintiffs' counsel have attempted a variety of strategies to aggregate such claims with the goal of eliminating the traditional requirement of individual causation and have had some success in convincing courts that the threshold requirement of causation does not apply to such suits under some circumstances, particularly in the case of suits by state attorneys general. But over the last year, several courts have issued important rulings about the role of causation in public and private consumer fraud cases. This panel discussion will consider the types of consumer fraud suits defendants can expect to see in the coming years and how defendants facing statutory consumer fraud claims can most effectively defend against plaintiffs' allegations, focusing on the developing jurisprudence regarding "causation," particularly in various forms of aggregate litigation.

Sarah J. Delaney, Esq. Goldberg Segalla LLP

Craig A. Berrington, Esq. Craig A. Berrington J. Stephen Zielezienski Senior Vice President and General Counsel, American Insurance Association

Life Insurance Update-- Rescissions and Stranger Originated Life Insurance

Insurers often face the difficult question of whether a policy should be rescinded. This presentation will provide guidance on the issue by reviewing recent case law to illustrate when insurers should rescind, when they should pay, and when they may be able to settle. The presentation will also include a discussion of recent developments in stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI) litigation. The number of reported decisions involving STOLI policies has increased significantly in each of the past few years. The court holdings in many of these cases have been inconsistent, if not contradictory, even within the same jurisdiction. This presentation will summarize recent STOLI case law, placing particular emphasis on the issue of insurable interest.

LAWYERS' PROFESSIONALISM AND ETHICS Professionalism and Ethics from the In-House Counsel Perspective

The panel will lead a discussion of the ethics issues that have become increasingly important to in-house counsel. Topics will include the development of modern electronic technology such as email, texting, Facebook, cloud computing, multijurisdictional practice, and the implications of these developments on legal privileges, confidentiality and conflicts of interest.


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Note: The substantive law and practice area committees' business meetings will convene for the first 30 minutes of the program. Education programs have been approved for 60 minutes of mandatory continuing legal education.


Jeffrey A. Holmstrand, Esq. Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC Jessica Davidson Miller, Esq. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Taking the Sting Out of Stigma Damages--Combating Claims for Lost Property Value

Even when contamination of or near a property has been or will be remediated, plaintiffs often seek damages for an alleged permanent decline, or even a total loss, in property value based on the perception that there is a "stigma" associated with any property that has ever had measurable levels of contaminants on or near it. This presentation will summarize commonly accepted evidence and established methods for calculating stigma damages, both when remediation is not yet complete and when it is already completed. Options for addressing the effect of the declining real estate market, potential motions to limit or eliminate stigma damages and strategies for early case development to strengthen settlement and trial positions will also be explored.


WOMEN IN THE LAW Defining and Promoting Your Personal Market Niche

How do women lawyers become successful rainmakers? Ms. Snyder, business development expert and author of Women Rainmakers' Best Marketing Tips, will explain that developing a personalized and targeted marketing plan is the key. The presentation will help women lawyers determine their true market, pinpoint where they want to fit into that market, define their ideal clientele and select the most effective marketing tools to reach their targets while staying true to their own personal style.


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TOXIC TORTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Hydraulic Fracturing and the Environment--Drink Up!

Hydraulic fracturing delivers tremendous benefits to the economy, national security, and even the environment, but it also raises several environmental and toxic tort concerns, the most significant of which relate to drinking water. This presentation will review the myriad environmental and toxic tort issues and litigations that have resulted from hydraulic fracturing practices, and will then focus on the significant litigation related to drinking water issues.


Theda C. Snyder, Esq., C.S.S.C. Ringler Associates

Jill M. Hutchison, Esq. Jenner & Block LLP

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Keith B. Hall, Esq. Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC

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DIVERSITY Diversity at the Crossroads-- Choosing a Path to Reverse the Attrition Rate Among Diverse Partners and Associates

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How the Restatement (Third) Confused Risk and Causation and Wound Up Restating Precautionary Principle

The Restatement (Third) of Torts has implicitly adopted a concept of risk that mirrors the one long advocated by toxic tort plaintiffs' lawyers and certain advocacy groups. Essentially it allows a jury to deem unreasonable the creation of any risk while simultaneously lowering the burden for plaintiffs on the issue of causation by equating "risk" with "causality." Mr. Oliver will share his concerns about the potential effect of the Restatement (Third) on the future of toxic tort claims.


War Stories from a Manufactured Gas Plant Trial

Evidentiary challenges posed by trying a case that arises from events of 100-plus-years ago can be daunting. Listen to practice pointers to overcome these challenges, including effective ways to present scientific and technical data to a lay fact-finder. This session will also address contribution and costrecovery considerations post-Aviall.


Empirical studies have confirmed that the number of minority partners and associates in law firms is on a downward trend. The panelists, a law firm partner and an associate who recently changed firms, will lead a discussion that identifies the unique problems that cause attrition among minority lawyers and provide concrete suggestions to reverse the flow of minority lawyers leaving law firms and the profession.


David A. Oliver. Esq. Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP

Martha C. Gaythwaite, Esq. Friedman Gaythwaite Wolf & Leavitt

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A special feature during the luncheon will be a presentation by columnist, TV personality and radio host, Tony Blankley, who appears on shows such as MSNBC's Morning Joe, Hardball and CNN, as well as public radio show Left, Right & Center. Mr. Blankley will discuss The Politics of Change in a Crucial American Moment. Blankley provides a clear and witty view of American politics in real-time. Calling on his years as a pundit, commentator and party strategist, he unscrambles the complexities of the political puzzle and lays them out in a precise and nuanced way. With Democratic Party control in Congress and the White House, a wider range of policies will be up for changes, and Blankley explains what forces are pushing those changes, what organizations can do to adjust and how it will all unfold. Tickets to the Awards Luncheon are $60 each. Please purchase tickets by notation on the registration form.

First-Time Attendees and DRI New Member Reception

Sponsored by Kevin Kennedy Associates and RSI

DRI invites all first-time Annual Meeting attendees and new DRI members to this special reception held in the Exhibit Showcase. Current DRI members are encouraged to attend and mingle with DRI leadership, newcomers and exhibitors. Don't miss this great opportunity to welcome first-time attendees and new members to DRI and the Annual Meeting!

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Welcome Reception-- D.C. Style!

Sponsored by Gallagher Callahan & Gartrell PC, Lederer Weston Craig PLC, Plunkett Cooney PC and Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC

Have you just arrived and are looking for old friends to reconnect? There is no better meeting place than the Welcome Reception, where you are sure to find those old friends and colleagues and make new acquaintances. Experience the best D.C. has to offer and enjoy delicious food, beverage and great conversation along the way.

the people, the places and the times. You can touch the Berlin Wall, test your skill as a news anchor in the Interactive Newsroom, and challenge your friends to a fast-paced game of judgment in the Ethics Center. A must for all visitors to the Newseum is to take in a majestic view of the Capitol from the terrace while learning the history of America. You won't want to miss this extraordinary museum and experience pieces of history that will amaze and excite you. Save your dinner reservations for another night as there will be plenty of food, beverages and music throughout the evening. We hope that you enjoy your visit! Note: Buses will begin departing the Marriott Wardman Park at 6:30 PM for transfer to The Newseum and will run continuously throughout the evening.

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Diversity Reception

Sponsored by Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC

Demonstrate your support for DRI's commitment to diversity initiatives. Come and network with colleagues and friends who are also dedicated to inclusion. Engage in lively conversation while enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres and refreshing cocktails.

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7:00 PM­10:00 PM

Networking Reception at the Newseum

Sponsored by LawyerGuard

DRI will hold this year's Networking Reception at the Newseum, the world's most interactive museum, where five centuries of news history meets up-to-the-second technology on America's "main street", between the White House and the U.S. Capitol. The Newseum's 14 major galleries, some with permanent exhibits, such as the 9/11, First Amendment and Pulitzer Prize Photographs galleries, and others featuring changing exhibits, and 15 theaters will immerse you in the world's greatest news stories--

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Awards Luncheon

Sponsored by Williams Kastner, Turner Padget Graham & Laney PA and Venable LLP

Women's Networking Luncheon

Sponsored by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP and Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Join DRI's women leaders and share your tips for networking successes in an informal, interactive forum over lunch, designed to advance women's professional goals.


Each year DRI presents its top honors during an Annual Meeting luncheon. Join your colleagues and celebrate those individuals recognized for their achievements.


Tickets to the Women's Networking Luncheon are $40 each. Please purchase tickets by notation on the registration form.


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go to the CAFB on Saturday. Meeting attendees will be able to make monetary contributions that will go toward educating and feeding the hungry. Please plan to join colleagues in this public service project either through hands-on participation or a monetary gift and show that DRI Cares! For this project, DRI will provide roundtrip transportation to the CAFB from the hotel. Projects will range from packaging and sorting food or packaging lunches and snacks for the Kids' Café or other similar projects. Volunteers should indicate their participation by notation on the registration form. Food and beverage will not be provided.

Networking Reception

Hosted by the Young Lawyers Committee Sponsored by Biodynamic Research Corporation, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP and Jackson Kelly PLLC

Hosted by the Young Lawyers Committee, this networking reception is open to all DRI members and their guests. Gather with colleagues and friends and partake in meaningful conversations and plentiful food and beverages before you head out to enjoy an evening in D.C.

DRI Public Service Committee Silent Auction

Please join us as we again host the annual Silent Auction to benefit the NFJE. Chances to bid on fabulous prizes will be available to you all week in the Exhibit Showcase, with the final night of bidding to take place during the President's Gala. Information on the many exciting items up for auction can be found on both the NFJE ( and DRI ( websites. If you have an item that you would like to donate to the auction, please contact the NFJE by calling 312.698.6238 or emailing [email protected]

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1:00 PM­4:00 PM

Capital Area Food Bank Public Service Project

Sponsored by Lederer Weston Craig PLC

The Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) feeds over 383,000 people each year through support from food manufacturers, farmers, supermarkets, donors and volunteers. Through its various projects, the CAFB distributes food and provides education and advocacy on the topics of hunger and nutrition. It works to promote sustainability in food production. For example, through its Kids Cook! Program, the CAFB works to teach kids how to prepare healthy, economical food choices. Through the D.C. Farm-to-School Network, the CAFB works to incorporate more local food in schools. DRI will offer two ways to participate in our public service project. The first way is to participate in traditional food sorting and packing projects at the CAFB's Washington warehouse. The second will be a Virtual Food Drive for those who cannot actually

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Counsel Meetings

DRI's counsel meetings incentive program provides corporations and insurance carriers with the opportunity to meet with their invited counsel before or after DRI events. The program is based on the premise that the majority of the attorneys representing these companies are most likely DRI members planning to attend the Annual Meeting. DRI's program makes it easy and enticing for companies to hold counsel meetings at the Annual Meeting. Companies such as CNA Insurance, Chartis, The Hartford, Infinity Property & Casualty Corporation, and LP Building Products are already committed to holding meetings in Washington, D.C. A complete schedule of counsel meetings will be distributed onsite. To find out how your company can become part of the counsel meetings incentive program, please contact Beth DeMars at DRI at 312.698.6234 or [email protected]

President's Gala and Installation Ceremony

Sponsored by Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton PC and Garretson Resolution Group

The President's Gala and Installation Ceremony is an evening devoted to excellent food, wine and stimulating conversation with your friends and colleagues. Gourmet food and wine stations offering a variety of choices and entertainment will be featured. DRI will also host a silent auction, and throughout the evening you will be able to participate in friendly bidding competitions over many fabulous items. Proceeds this year will again benefit the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE). Auction winners will be recognized after the Installation Ceremony and announcement of new DRI leadership and entertainment portion of the evening. For more information on the silent auction, see below. Tickets to the President's Gala are $100 each. Please purchase tickets by notation on the registration form.




The average high temperature in October is 68°F; however, the nights can be cooler. To be comfortable, a jacket or coat is recommended.

Exhibit Showcase

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Maximize your time at the Annual Meeting by visiting the Exhibit Showcase! Mingle with exhibitors, friends and colleagues. Discover new technology, products and services geared toward assisting you in building your practice. DRI will host a reception in the Exhibit Showcase on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30 PM­6:30 PM for first-time attendees and new members. As always, registration, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks and exhibitor raffles will be held in the exhibit hall. It's also where you will find the Internet café. Be sure to visit the exhibit booths to become eligible to enter the exhibitors' raffles. Daily drawings will be held during the refreshment breaks. Attendees must be present in the exhibit hall to win. Great prizes will be awarded!

The Annual Meeting has been approved for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 11.5 hours, including 1 hour of ethics credit. Accreditation has been requested from every state with MCLE requirements. Certificates of Attendance will be available for each attendee. Attendees are responsible for obtaining CLE credits from their respective states. Credit availability and requirements vary from state to state; please check our website at for more information on your state.


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Smithsonian Institution's 15 Washington, D.C. area facilities. Discover treasures such as the Gutenberg Bible at the Library of Congress, the only da Vinci painting in North America at the National Gallery of Art and historic documents such as the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives. Away from these celebrated federal sites, Washington, D.C. unwinds into a fascinating network of neighborhoods where visitors discover trendy boutiques, hip bars and restaurants, plus art galleries, historic homes and lush parks and gardens. Thanks to D.C.'s pedestrianfriendly streets and its safe, efficient public transportation system-- including Metrorail and the new Circulator bus-- it's easy to get from your hotel to Washington, D.C.'s attractions. For more information, visit

Save $200 when you register before September 28! Registration fee includes the following: · Admission to all CLE programs · Admission to all nonticketed events · Comprehensive CD-ROM containing course materials, speaker and session information · Continental breakfast each morning · Refreshment breaks · Opportunity to purchase tickets to the Awards Luncheon, Women's Networking Luncheon and President's Gala To ensure that your name is listed on the advance registration list distributed at the Annual Meeting, DRI must receive your registration on or before September 28, 2011. Registrations received after September 28 will be processed on-site. For more information call 312.795.1101 to register. September 28, 2011, to guarantee these special rates. If room block capacity is reached on or before September 28, the DRI rate will not be guaranteed and may no longer be available. All reservations require a credit card guarantee or a deposit of the first night's room and tax. This deposit is nonrefundable if canceled within 48 hours of the arrival date.


Business casual attire is appropriate for all DRI functions. Attire for the President's Gala and Installation Ceremony on Saturday evening is semiformal.

Spouse and Guest Hospitality

A hospitality room will be available each morning for spouses and guests to meet for breakfast and conversation. A continental breakfast will be served Thursday through Saturday from 8:00 AM­ 10:00 AM. Visitor information about Washington, D.C., its attractions and museums will be available.


In Washington, D.C., you'll enjoy access to fascinating, free attractions and historic sites. Touch a moon rock, marvel at the Hope Diamond, view Dorothy's Ruby Red slippers or explore Native American culture at the

HOTEL FACILITY Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

2660 Woodley Road, NW Washington, D.C. 20008 202.328.2000 Network with other attendees and exhibitors also staying at the hotel! DRI has secured a limited number of rooms at discounted group rates.

© All rights reserved by Marriott International

Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel, and be sure to mention the DRI 2011 Annual Meeting to be eligible for this special rate: $279 Single/Double Occupancy Rooms are limited and available on a firstcome, first-served basis. Reservations must be made by Wednesday,




The registration fee is fully refundable for cancellations received on or before August 26, 2011. Cancellations received between August 27 and September 28 will receive a refund, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after September 28. All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing. Substitutions may be made at anytime without charge. All refunds will be processed and mailed within four weeks of the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.

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DRI is pleased to announce that discounted air fares are available on various major air carriers for DRI Annual Meeting attendees. To receive these discounts, please contact Hobson Travel Ltd., DRI's official travel provider at 800.538.7464, or you can book your travel online at If you are a first-time user, enter "DRI" as your company, your first initial and last name as Member ID and leave the password blank. As always, to obtain the lowest available fares, booking early is recommended.




1:00 PM­5:00 PM

MEETING: Law Institute

4:30 PM­6:00 PM 5:15 PM­6:30 PM 7:00 PM­10:00 PM

Past Board Members Reception Diversity Reception Networking Reception at the Newseum


8:00 AM­12:30 PM 12:30 PM­2:30 PM

MEETING: DRI Board of Directors MEETING: NFJE Board of Directors MEETING: The Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine--No Knowledge Is No Defense

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7:30 AM­9:00 AM 7:30 AM­4:00 PM 8:00 AM­8:30 AM 8:00 AM­10:00 AM 8:30 AM­10:00 AM

2:00 PM­5:00 PM

(In-house counsel only) 2:30 PM­3:00 PM 3:00 PM­5:30 PM 4:00 PM­6:30 PM 5:00 PM­6:00 PM 5:00 PM­6:00 PM 5:30 PM­6:30 PM 6:30 PM­8:00 PM

MEETING: 2011 Annual Meeting Steering

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Showcase Registration and Exhibit Showcase MEETING: Regional Meetings MEETING: Nominating Committee

(Member appointments)



MEETING: Law Institute with Committee

and Business Meetings

Note: Business meetings held during first 30 minutes of program. A continental breakfast will be served. 8:45 AM­10:00 AM 9:00 AM­10:00 AM

MEETING: State Representatives MEETING: Expert Witness Database,

Chairs, Vice Chairs and Program Chairs

Registration and Exhibit Showcase

Corporate Counsel Reception

(In-house counsel only)

MEETING: Committee Membership Chairs

First-Time Attendees and DRI New Member Reception Welcome Reception--D.C. Style!

10:00 AM­10:30 AM 10:30 AM­11:30 AM 11:30 AM­12:30 PM


7:00 AM­8:30 AM 7:15 AM­8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Showcase SLDO: Leadership Breakfast Featuring Norah O'Donnell

(Invitation only)

MEETING: Substantive Law Committee

11:30 AM­12:30 PM

7:30 AM­8:30 AM 7:30 AM­4:00 PM 8:30 AM­9:00 AM 8:30 AM­12:00 PM 9:00 AM­10:00 AM

12:30 PM­1:45 PM 12:30 PM­1:45 PM 1:00 PM­3:00 PM 1:45 PM­2:45 PM 1:45 PM­3:15 PM 1:45 PM­3:45 PM 2:45 PM­3:15 PM 3:15 PM­4:15 PM

Webpage and Publication Chairs and Newsletter Editors Refreshment Break in Exhibit Showcase BLOCKBUSTER: President Bill Clinton, Embracing Our Common Humanity EDUCATION: The Distracted Nation--How Heavy Use of Technology Alters Our Behavior and Brains and Killed Two Rocket Scientists EDUCATION: Conquering the Generational Divide--What Makes the Generations Tick and What Ticks Them Off! Women's Networking Luncheon

(Ticketed event) SLDO: Executive Directors Networking Luncheon

MEETING: Nominating Committee (Member appointments) EDUCATION: Transportation Security--

Business Meetings Registration and Exhibit Showcase Opening Ceremony and Welcome MEETING: Nominating Committee

(Member appointments)

BLOCKBUSTER: U.S. Supreme Court

10:00 AM­10:30 AM 10:30 AM­11:30 AM 10:30 AM­12:00 PM

10:30 AM­12:00 PM

12:00 PM­1:30 PM 1:30 PM­3:00 PM 1:30 PM­3:00 PM

Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner, Making Your Case-- The Art of Persuading Judges Refreshment Break in Exhibit Showcase SLDO: Executive Directors Program EDUCATION: Supreme Court Cases in 2011 and DRI's Amicus Efforts as the Voice of the Defense Bar EDUCATION: Over Criminalization of Business Conduct--The Policies, Practices and Potential Remedies for the Government's Latest Enforcement Actions Awards Luncheon: Featuring Tony Blankley

(Ticketed event)

EDUCATION: The 21st Century Juror EDUCATION: The "Miranda Warning" of

Its Evolution and Future

EDUCATION / MEETING: Diversity Committee

3:30 PM­5:00 PM 4:15 PM­5:15 PM 5:30 PM­7:00 PM

CLE and Business Meeting SLDO: State and Local Defense Organization Conclave Refreshment Break in Exhibit Showcase EDUCATION: Wiki Leaks, the Sequel-- Preparing and Defending American Corporations Against Wholesale Disclosure of Confidential Information MEETING: Nominating Committee

(Member appointments)

EDUCATION: Without Fear or Favor--The

Expanding Threats to Judicial Independence Networking Reception--Hosted by the Young Lawyers Committee

1:30 PM­3:00 PM 1:40 PM­5:00 PM 1:45 PM­2:45 PM 3:00 PM­5:00 PM 3:00 PM­3:30 PM 3:30 PM­5:15 PM

Genetic Mapping--This Information Can Be Used Against You EDUCATION/MEETING: Young Lawyers CLE and Business Meeting MEETING: Nominating Committee (Member appointments) SLDO: Executive Directors Concurrent Breakouts SLDO: State and Local Defense Organization Conclave Refreshment Break in Exhibit Showcase


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7:30 AM­9:00 AM 8:00 AM­9:00 AM 8:00 AM­12:00 PM 9:00 AM­12:00 PM 10:30 AM­10:45 AM 12:00 PM­5:00 PM 1:00 PM­4:00 PM 6:30 PM­10:00 PM

MEETING: 2012 Annual Meeting Steering

Business Meetings

Note: Business meetings held during first 30 minutes of program.

Committee Continental Breakfast Registration EDUCATION: Advocacy for the Generations-- Days of Future...Past Refreshment Break MEETING: DRI Board of Directors Public Service Project--Capital Area Food Bank President's Gala and Installation Ceremony

(Ticketed event)


2011 Annual Meeting October 26-30 Marriott Wardman Park Washington, D.C.


Advance Registration Deadline: September 28, 2011

Name Name as you would like it to appear on badge Spouse/Guest Badge Name Firm/Company Address City Phone Home Address City State Zip Fax State Email Zip


Please list any special needs



Member Non-Member Member In-House Counsel*

On or before Sept. 28

After Sept. 28

Ticketed Social Events

Awards Luncheon (Thur.) Women's Networking Lunch (Fri.) President's Gala (Sat.) Public Service Project (Sat.) $60/ticket $40/ticket $100/ticket FREE

No. of Tickets

Total Amount

__________$695 __________$795 __________$200

__________$895 __________$995 __________$200 __________$995 __________

x x x x

______ ______ ______ ______

__________ __________ __________ $0 __________ __________

Non-Member In-House Counsel* __________$795 Total Registration Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Total Ticketed Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

* In-house counsel is defined as a licensed attorney who is employed exclusively by a corporate or other private sector organization, for the purpose of providing legal representation and counsel only to that corporation, its affiliates and subsidiaries.


Attending Corporate Counsel Program on Wednesday

(See page 4 for qualifications.)



PAYMENT INFORMATION A check in the amount of $ _________ is enclosed.

(Please make checks payable to DRI. US funds only.)

Please charge my credit card in the amount of $ ________________

Check One:

American Express

MasterCard Visa

Card Number

Expiration Date

Authorized Signature

OFFICE USE ONLY PLEASE SEND COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM WITH PAYMENT TO: DRI­The Voice of the Defense Bar 72225 Eagle Way, Chicago, Illinois 60678-7252 312.795.0747 (fax) ­ credit card payments only For more information: 312.795.1101 (phone) or [email protected] (email)

Date received ______________ FC _______________________ By _______________________



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M e m b e r s h i p A p p l ic atio n

Categories for individual membership in DRI: A subscription to For The Defense is included in the annual dues for ALL price categories. Defense Attorney--$250 USD/year Government Attorney--$160 USD/year Young Lawyer--$130 USD/year (admitted to the Bar for five years or less). Young Lawyers receive a certificate for FREE attendance at a future DRI seminar! It is valid for as long as you are a member of the Young Lawyers Committee. Male Female Name Firm Address City Telephone First time admitted to the Bar in



State/Province Fax in

Zip/Post Code Email


Country .

bar number

In-house counsel (as defined below*) I am a member of a state or local defense organization. Yes NoName of organization Primary area of practice Number of attorneys in your firm 1­2 3­10 11­20 African American Native American 21­50 51­99 Asian American Caucasian Date of birth


100+ Hispanic Other

DRI is committed to the principle of diversity in its membership and leadership. Accordingly, applicants are invited to indicate which one of the following may best describe them:

Referred by


Name of referring DRI Member attorney (if applicable)

I devote a substantial portion of my professional time to the representation of business, insurance companies or their insureds, associations or governmental entities in civil litigation. I have read the above and hereby make application for individual membership. Signature All applications must be signed and dated. My check for $250 $160 $130 (USD) is enclosed. Please bill me. (Your membership will be inactive until DRI receives payment.) Please charge my VISA MasterCard American Express. Card # Signature as it appears on card

* In-house counsel is defined as a licensed attorney who is employed exclusively by a corporate or other private sector organization, for the purpose of providing legal representation and counsel only to that corporation, its affiliates and subsidiaries.



Date Please note: Individual membership is not transferable. If you have any questions, contact Customer Service at 312.795.1101.

Exp. Date Please remit payment to: DRI 72225 Eagle Way | Chicago, IL 60678-7252 P: 312.795.1101 | F: 312.795.0747 E: [email protected] |









The DRI Community



Christopher A. Kenney Boston, MA Neva G. Lusk Charleston, WV James L. McCrystal, Jr. Cleveland, OH John J. McDonough New York, NY Michael I. Neil San Diego, CA Patrick J. Paul Phoenix, AZ William J. Perry London, England Steven M. Puiszis Chicago, IL Simeon D. Rapoport Beaverton, OR Carlos Rincon El Paso, TX Joseph W. Ryan, Jr. Columbus, OH

President 2010­2011 R. Matthew Cairns Concord, NH President 2011­2012 Henry M. Sneath Pittsburgh, PA First Vice President Mary Massaron Ross Detroit, MI Second Vice President J. Michael Weston Cedar Rapids, IA Immediate Past President Cary E. Hiltgen Oklahoma City, OK Secretary-Treasurer Laura E. Proctor Nashville, TN

John M. Moelmann (1966­1968) Chicago, IL Thomas A. Ford (1969­1970) Albany, NY Willis Smith, Jr. (1971) Raleigh, NC Reid A. Curtis (1972) Merrick, NY Edward F. Seitzinger (1973) Des Moines, IA Rudolph A. Janata (1974) Columbus, OH Paul W. Brock (1975) Mobile, AL William H. Wallace (1976) Cleveland, OH Daniel J. Ryan (1977) Philadelphia, PA Thomas J. Weithers, Jr. (1978) Chicago, IL Burton J. Johnson (1979) Oklahoma City, OK John M. Dinse (1980) Burlington, VT Fred H. Sievert, Jr. (1981) Lake Charles, LA Joseph A. Sherman (1982) Kansas City, MO Robert C. Maynard (1983) Cleveland, OH William T. Birmingham (1984) Phoenix, AZ Edward W. Mullins, Jr. (1985) Columbia, SC Ernest B. Lageson (1986) San Francisco, CA Donald F. Pierce (1987) Mobile, AL

James W. Morris III (1988) Richmond, VA G. Duffield Smith, Jr. (1989) Dallas, TX Thomas M. Crisham (1989) Chicago, IL Archie S. Robinson (1990) San Jose, CA Robert D. Monnin (1991) Cleveland, OH Stephen J. Paris (1992) Boston, MA Claude H. Smart, Jr. (1993) Stockton, CA James S. Oliphant (1994) Columbus, OH Stephen G. Morrison (1995) Columbia, SC Patrick E. Maloney (1996) Chicago, IL Robert L. Fanter (1997) Des Moines, IA Robert E. Scott, Jr. (1998­1999) Baltimore, MD Lloyd H. Milliken, Jr. (1999­2000) Indianapolis, IN Neil A. Goldberg (2001) Buffalo, NY P.N. Harkins III (2002) Jackson, MI Sheryl J. Willert (2003) Seattle, WA William R. Sampson (2004) Overland Park, KS Richard T. Boyette (2005) Raleigh, NC David E. Dukes (2006) Columbia, SC

Patrick A. Long (2007) Santa Ana, CA John H. Martin (2008) Dallas, TX Marc E. Williams (2009) Huntington, WV Cary E. Hiltgen (2010) Oklahoma City, OK


Annual Meeting Chair Anne M. Talcott Portland, OR Cynthia P. Arends Minneapolis, MN Jill C. Bentz Charleston, WV John E. Cuttino Columbia, SC Kurt B. Gerstner Boston, MA Jennifer Snyder Heis Cincinnati, OH Robert L. Massie Huntington, WV Laurie K. Miller Cary, NC Lana Alcorn Olson Birmingham, AL Steven M. Puiszis Chicago, IL Mary Massaron Ross Detroit, MI Marisa A. Trasatti Baltimore, MD Bobby L. Walden Austin, TX T. Sky Woodward Baltimore, MD Sandra J. Wulf Springfield, IL


Mark E. Schmidtke Valparaiso, IN Steven R. Schwegman Saint Cloud, MN Robert W. Shively Lincoln, NE John Parker Sweeney Baltimore, MD George M. Walker Mobile, AL Margarte Fonshell Ward Baltimore, MD

Lori V. Berke Phoenix, AZ Joanne Thomas Blackburn Seattle, WA Donna L. Burden Buffalo, NY David E. Chamberlain Austin, TX Francisco J. Colón-Pagán San Juan, PR Sandra L. Corbett Edmonton, AB Canada F. Thomas Cordell Chickasha, OK Lee Craig Tampa, FL Bruce A. Cranner New Orleans, LA John E. Cuttino Columbia, SC Evelyn Fletcher Davis Atlanta, GA Kevin Driskill Oklahoma City, OK James D. Holland Jackson, MS


Stanley C. Morris (1960) Charleston, WV Lewis C. Ryan (1961) Syracuse, NY Josh H. Groce (19611964) San Antonio, TX William E. Knepper (1965) Columbus, OH Merritt Lane, Jr. (1966) Newark, NJ


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