Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Attorney, professor, activist and author of AMERICAN VALUES: Lessons I Learned from My Family
Opening Business Session
Wednesday, May 16 - 11 a.m.
PIONEERING ADVOCATES AND THOUGHT LEADERS
Jan Schlichtmann Jarrett M. Adams Cammie Hauser
Environmental law attorney for citizens of Woburn, Massachusetts and Toms River, New Jersey, portrayed in A Civil Action by John Travolta. He will present Lessons from Woburn, Thursday, May 17 - 8 a.m.
Jarrett M. Adams
Won his release with the help of the Wisconsin Innocence Project and then earned his J.D. He will be the keynote speaker at the 20th Annual Diversity Luncheon, Thursday, May 17 - 11:30 a.m.
A nationally recognized practice advisor with extensive experience helping attorneys realize their financial potential. She will headline The Small Firm Pipeline I and II, Thursday, May 17 - 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
MASTERS OF MASS TORTS
Thursday, May 17 - 10:30 a.m.
T. Roe Frazer II Stephen G. Grygiel Allan Kanner Lynne M. Kizis
T. Roe Frazer II
Lead counsel in many multi-million dollar verdicts in complex litigation cases, is a member of the "Dream Team" in a fight over opioids and spearheaded a products liability suit against tobacco manufacturers and tobacco retailers and distributors.
Stephen G. Grygiel
Experienced jury trial lawyer, class action litigator and oral advocate who is co-counsel in Friedman v. Bloomberg, LLC, a defamation suit against Bloomberg, and co-lead counsel in the National Hockey League Concussion Litigation.
An attorney with a national reputation in complex litigation, he represented New Jersey against ExxonMobil in a major natural resource damage case, which recently ended in the largest settlement in state history for natural resource damages. He also represented Louisiana in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which resulted in the largest natural resource damage settlement on record.
Lynne M. Kizis
Leads the Mass Tort/Class Action team at Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer. She was involved in the largest punitive damage verdict against an asbestos company in New Jersey courts.
TOP EXPERTS TACKLE ISSUES SHAPING OUR WORLD
Inside the Opium (Legal) Wars
Wednesday, May 16 - 4:30 p.m.
Attorney General John E. Keefe Jr. Andrew Kolodny, MD Ellen Relkin
Gurbir S. Grewal
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal
The nation's first Sikh state attorney general, Grewal created an office within the Office of the Attorney General devoted to fighting the opioid addiction crisis in February.
John E. Keefe Jr.
The NJSBA President-Elect will serve as moderator at Inside the Opium (Legal) Wars
Andrew Kolodny, MD
Senior Scientist at the Institute of Behavioral Health at the Heller School at Brandeis University and Co-Director of Opioid Policy Research at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. His primary focus is the prescription opioid and heroin crisis devastating families and communities across the country.
On the executive committee of mass tort lawyers in Federal Multi-District Litigation over opioids. A member of the trial team in McDarby v. Merck, which won a $13.5 million verdict in a failure to warn case involving Vioxx and heart attack risk, she successfully defended the compensatory damage verdict on appeal.
The NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention is the must-attend event of the year where you can get 16 CLE credits in 3 days.
The convention features speakers and presenters including members of New Jersey’s federal and state, appellate, and local courts. Top attorneys from across the state and other professionals are among the stellar panelists. Cutting-edge topics, insightful presentations and thought provoking discussions that address today’s top issues are covered in the dozens of educational seminars offered at the program.
Join us May 16 - 18 when we bring you another amazing event in Atlantic City.
Advisory Notice Regarding Outside Solicitations
Please be advised that numerous companies have been emailing and calling our exhibitors, sponsors and attendees attempting to book them into hotels for the 2018 NJSBA Annual Meeting.
Here are the companies and their representatives we have been made aware of:
• CBS International
• Corporate Booking Services
• Exhibition Housing Services (EHS)
• Global Housing Corporation
• World Wide Travel
Be advised these companies and individuals have no relationship with NJSBA. Exhibitors, sponsors and attendees are encouraged to disregard any communication received from these companies or any others not affiliated with NJSBA.
Hotel rooms should be booked directly with Borgata and The Water Club using the web link and/or phone numbers provided.
Please note: The only outside vendors NJSBA has authorized to contact exhibitors, sponsors and attendees are DL Plan Meetings & Events, Vista Convention Services and Expo Logic.