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The ADC Toxic Torts Committee, chaired by Edward Tugade and Yakov Wiegmann, is pleased to announce this year's Toxic Torts Conference.

Edward Tugade Yakov Wiegmann

Friday, June 2, 2023 | 9:00am - 6:00pm

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

655 Montgomery St., Ste. 900 | San Francisco


Join us for numerous opportunities to network, exchange ideas, offer client referrals, and collaborate with other judges and attorneys, all while keeping informed about key issues within the toxic torts practice.  We look forward to seeing you!


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New Defense Strategies to Defeat Nuclear Verdicts

While plaintiff attorneys have spent years developing effective trial strategies to get jurors to determine liability and award significant damages, the defense has done little to develop its own litigation and trial principles to convince juries to find for their clients. This seminar will explode old myths about defending cases, cover new discovery approaches and trial strategies to affirmatively tell the story of the case, increase defense clarity and credibility, frame cases for settlement or trial, and save clients millions of dollars.

Richard Gabriel
PRESENTED BY: Richard Gabriel | Decision Analysis, Inc.



TALC Update: The Battle of Testing Methods & The Battle Within the FDA

Ed Ulloa will discuss the methods by which the Plaintiff’s bar and Dr. William Longo have alleged asbestos contamination in cosmetic talc products through the use of altered and unsupported scientific methodologies, and the efforts of the Plaintiff’s bar to gain governmental acceptance of these methods, along with a discussion of the FDA’s reaction to Longo’s subversive scientific approach.

Edward Ulloa
PRESENTED BY: Edward R. Ulloa | Hawkins Parnell



Appellate Decisions, Recent and Pending

A discussion on decisions recently made, or under consideration by, California appeals courts.

PRESENTED BY: Don Willenburg | Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

 Don Willenburg



Recent Legislative Developments

A discussion of legislation in Sacramento that may impact toxic tort litigation.

PRESENTED BY: Michael D. Belote | California Advocates

 Mike Belote


Do's and Don'ts from the Bench and More

Join esteemed trial judges and attorneys from both sides of the bar on the state of the Courts in Northern California, and trial techniques and skills, covering the Do's and Don'ts of a trial from discovery to decision.


Hon. Jo Lynne Lee

Hon. Jo Lynne Lee

Alameda County Superior Court

Richard Seabolt

Hon. Richard Seabolt

Alameda County Superior Court

Pang Ly

Pang Ly

San Francisco Superior Court

Eric Sun

Eric Sun

Wilson Elser

Stephen Harrington

Stephen V. Harrington

MG+M Law

Dave Donadio

Dave Donadio

Brayton Purcell





US Legal Support Demler Armstrong & Rowland LLP
Wilson Elser Spanos | Przetak