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Dykema Lawyers to Present at Upcoming ABA Conference on Automotive Product Liability Litigation

March 7, 2012

Five Dykema attorneys—including Derek Whitefield, John Thomas, Terri Reiskin, Fred Fresard and Brittany Schultz—will serve as presenters, panel members and moderators at the upcoming ABA Conference, “2012 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation.” The conference, celebrating its 22nd year, will be held March 28-30 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

Derek Whitefield, Co-Chair of the conference, reports that this event promises to be one of the most educational and informative ever, with plaintiff, defense, appellate and in-house lawyers on the faculty, representing foreign and domestic auto manufacturers, tire companies, recreational vehicle manufacturers, component part manufacturers, and insurance companies..

Showcasing the firm’s Automotive Product Liability Litigation Practice, the Dykema attorneys and the roles they will play at the conference include:

Brittany Schultz will lead the workshop, “Primer on Vehicle Fire Cause and Origin Analysis”

Fred Fresard and Brittany Schultz will present, “Managing Risk in a Rapidly Growing Market: How the Automotive Industry is Preparing for Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicle Liability Claims”

Terri Reiskin and John Thomas will serve as panelists in the discussion, “Blockbuster Developments in Class Action Litigation”

Derek Whitefield will serve as co-moderator for a point/counterpoint panel discussion, “Bridging the Divide:  Plaintiff and Defense Counsel Mediation Summit”

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