The Trial Lawyer Winter 2018 - Page 47

The main programming of the seminar focused on the hottest areas of mass tort litigation, including hernia mesh cases, Roundup litigation, talc ovarian cancer cases, gadolinium, and much more — over 20 different mass torts were covered. The main seminar opened with a panel discussion led by MTMP co-founder Mike Papantonio about the emerging field of human trafficking lawsuits. With the number of individuals being trafficked in the United States continuing to rise, Papantonio told the crowd that it was their duty to do everything in their power to help hold those responsible accountable, including truck stop owners, hotel chains, and other industries that have been found to be actively engaging in this trade. The Thursday luncheon featured a rousing motivational speech by two-time Super Bowl champion and pro football Hall of Famer Peyton Manning, followed by a question and answer session with the athlete and a charity auction offering signed footballs by the NFL superstar. All proceeds from the auction went to support the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame at Temple Law School in Philadelphia. But the spectacular entertainment didn’t stop there. On Thursday evening, attendees were treated to a private comedy show by the hilarious Jim Gaffigan, his second appearance at the conference in recent years and certainly one of the favorites for regular attendees. If you missed out on the fall seminar, there is still plenty of time to register for the spring 2019 MTMP conference at the Wynn in Las Vegas, April 10–12. The April conference will feature the 2019 Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and a special performance titled “An Evening with Al Pacino,” which will feature a moderated discussion with the award winning actor, clips of his greatest film roles, and Q&A with the audience. If you haven’t yet explored the world of mass tort litigation, you owe it to yourself to come to Vegas and check it out! You can get all of the information and sign up for the fall seminar online at, or by contacting Aimee Ainslie. The Trial Lawyer x 45