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Morgan to Speak at Chemical Products Liability Conference

Will Moderate a Panel Discussion of Senior In-House Lawyers from Chevron, Praxair and Axiall Corp.

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Minneapolis, Minn. (April 1, 2014) — Bowman and Brooke Partner Richard G. Morgan will moderate a panel discussion titled “Managing the Continuing Evolution Towards the Virtual Law Firm in Complex Litigation” as part of the “In-House Perspectives” track at the American Conference Institute’s Chemical Products Liability and Environmental Litigation Conference on April 29, 2014 in Chicago.

Bowman and Brooke clients and guests are eligible for a discount on the conference registration fee. Please contact to receive the discount code.

Among the topics slated for discussion by the panel are:

  • Managing a multi-law-firm team that has been “knitted” together to maximize expertise
  • Coordinating national strategies to set up test cases
  • Setting up and grooming experts and counsel to get ahead of the emerging issues
  • Minimizing your financial outlay when facing complex chemical products liability litigation
  • Responding to plaintiffs’ forum shopping: Tailoring trial management strategies to fit mass tort, class tort, or one-off cases
  • Avoiding settlements as a cost-cutting tool while reducing the cost of trying a case
  • Communicating to management the need to defend products rather than settle cases despite the fact that settlement may be a faster and less expensive alternative to trial

Members of the panel include:

  • F. Charles "Chip" Marionneax
    Senior Counsel, Litigation
    Axiall Corporation

  • Eric S. Sarner
    Associate General Counsel
    Praxair, Inc.

  • Kevin O'Neal
    Senior Counsel - Litigation
    Chevron Upstream Global Oil & Gas