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Four Dykema Lawyers to Present to ABA Conference on Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation

Brittany Schultz Co-Chairs Three-Day Event; Sessions Will Cover Trial-Related Topics, Regulatory Developments and Issues Relating to Automakers, Component Part Manufacturers, Other Suppliers

March 28, 2013

Four Dykema lawyers—Derek Whitefield, James Feeney, Tamara Bush and Brittany Schultz—will serve as featured presenters at the ABA Conference on Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation. The conference, celebrating its 23rd year, will be held April 3-5, 2013, in Phoenix, Arizona.

In addition to serving as a presenter, Schultz is Co-Chair of this three-day conference, marking the second consecutive year a Dykema attorney has assumed this leadership role. Schultz calls attention to a new feature of this year’s conference: a “Trial Boot Camp” workshop, which will provide attendees the opportunity to brush up on their trial skills.

The Dykema speakers and their topics:

Derek Whitefield, Los Angeles-based member of the Firm’s Litigation practice and former head of Dykema’s Automotive and Products Liability Practice Group, will co-present—with an senior engineer from Exponent, an engineering and scientific consulting firm—“Event Date Recorders: The Basics and the Latest and Greatest Update on the Use and Prevalence of EDRS.”

Brittany Schultz, member and products liability attorney, resident in Bloomfield Hills, will co-present—with a nationally-known fire investigator who founded Superior Forensic Engineering—“Ignition Source v. Cause in Vehicle Fires.”

James Feeney, Bloomfield Hills-based member in the Firm’s Litigation Department and one of the nation’s most prominent trial attorneys, will co-present—with the principal of Caulfield Engineering—“Trying a Manufacturing Defect Case with a Focus on Metallurgical Issues.”

Tamara Bush, member of Dykema’s Litigation practice and resident in Los Angeles, will co-present—with a biomechanics engineer from S-E-A, Ltd.—“Distracted Driving: Stop Texting and Pay Attention.”

To learn more about this ABA Conference, or to register, click here.