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. To register, visit https://events.duke.edu/AdvancedMDL2022.
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 email@example.com.
Thank you 2022 program sponsors!
Huntington National Bank
Faculty & Agenda
Prof. Lynn Baker
University of Texas
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Williams & Connolly LLP
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
Hon. Michelle Childs
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
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
Prof. Samuel Issacharoff
Prof. Bob Klonoff
Lewis & Clark Law School
David F. Levi
Bolch Judicial Institute, Duke Law
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Hon. Dan A. Polster
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Motley Rice LLC
Hon. Robin Rosenberg
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Lesley E. Weaver
Bleichmar Fonti & Auld LLP
Click here to download the agenda.
Please note panelists, participants, and times are all subject to change.
Hotel & Parking
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.
If you are driving to Duke Law School for the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a parking pass. If you are staying at Washington Duke Inn, the law school is a short walk from the Inn.
To register, visit https://events.duke.edu/AdvancedMDL2022.
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.
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 email@example.com.