Duke Law's Advanced Certificate in Mass Tort MDL

Stay tuned for details about the 2023 Advanced MDL Certificate course!

Overview

Duke Law’s Advanced Certificate in Mass Tort MDL will be held at Duke University on May 26, 2022, prior to the McGovern Symposium on May 27, 2022. The course’s highly interactive, seminar format offers participants an in-depth exploration of concepts introduced in the regular Mass Tort MDL Certificate course. Judges, academics, and practitioners will cover several key areas of MDLs, including the leadership appointment process, case management tools — such as plaintiff fact sheets, profile forms, and census — Bellwether trials, and settlement and resolution.

The Institute will submit CLE credit on behalf of attorneys in North Carolina. Out-of-state participants will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” and a completed “Uniform Application for Accreditation.” (Total hours to be updated soon.) No academic credit will be provided. The cost of registration is $2,995*, and participants are invited to attend the McGovern Symposium at no additional cost.

Duke University expects guests to be vaccinated and requires masks in clinics, public transport, and classroom settings.

Chatham House Rule: To encourage frank discussions, the conference is held under the Chatham House Rule: “When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.”

*The Institute seeks to expand and diversify the field of attorneys capable of handling mass torts and MDLs. To apply for financial assistance, please contact lora.farmer@law.duke.edu.

Thank you 2022 program sponsors!

Huntington National Bank

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Faculty & Agenda

Course Faculty

Prof. Lynn Baker
University of Texas

David Bernick
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Paul Boehm
Williams & Connolly LLP

Elizabeth Cabraser
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP

Hon. Michelle Childs
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina

David Cohen
Special Master

Hayden Coleman
Dechert LLP

Jayne Conroy
Simmons Hanly Conroy

Hon. Robert Dow
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Hon. Eldon Fallon
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

Paul J. Geller
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

David Ichel
X-Dispute LLC

Prof. Samuel Issacharoff
NYU Law

Prof. Bob Klonoff
Lewis & Clark Law School

David F. Levi
Bolch Judicial Institute, Duke Law

Kelly Moore
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Malini Moorthy
Argenx

Hon. Dan A. Polster
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Joe Rice
Motley Rice LLC

Hon. Robin Rosenberg
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Lesley E. Weaver
Bleichmar Fonti & Auld LLP

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Please note panelists, participants, and times are all subject to change.

Hotel & Parking

Hotel Accommodations

Participants can reserve rooms at the Washington Duke Inn, a full-service resort located on Duke University’s campus just a short walk from the law school.

Parking

If you are driving to Duke Law School for the program, please contact lora.farmer@law.duke.edu to request a parking pass. If you are staying at Washington Duke Inn, the law school is a short walk from the Inn.

Registration

The registration portal has closed. For questions concerning registration, email Lora Beth Farmer at lora.farmer@law.duke.edu.

Sponsorships

$5,000 Sponsorship

Sponsors will be listed on the website, sponsor banners, marketing emails and mentioned during the program. Includes one program registration and one person for the welcome reception.  Sponsorships will be used primarily for scholarships and program support.

$10,000 Sponsorship

Sponsors will be listed on the website, in marketing emails, on sponsor banners during the program, may provide materials for display and distribution on our sponsor table which will be located outside the conference classroom, and mentioned during the program. Includes two complimentary program registrations, and two people for the welcome reception May 25. Sponsorships will be used primarily for scholarships and program support.

$15,000 Sponsorship – Welcome Reception or Lunch

Sponsor the extended welcome reception May 25, or lunch May, 26. Sponsors will be recognized at the sponsored social event, on the website, in marketing emails, on individual sponsor banners during the program, and may provide materials for display and distribution on a table at the reception and on the sponsor table located outside the classroom. Includes three complimentary program registrations, three people for the reception, and three people for the tribute dinner May 26. Sponsorship will be used to cover the cost of the event; any remaining funds will be used for scholarships and program support.

For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Lora Beth Farmer at lora.farmer@law.duke.edu.