ACI’s 22nd National Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation returns to Philadelphia. It is the only event where law, science, and medicine intersect and provide practitioners with clarity and certainty with respect to the industry’s most pressing issues. This year’s agenda has been revamped to provide you with strategic advice, critical insights, and comprehensive updates for:

  • Insurer-counsel-insured relationships: strategy between client, carrier, national counsel, and local counsel
  • State by state survey of hotbed jurisdictions: IL, PA, CA, MO, NY and key filing trends
  • Fallout surrounding bankruptcy trust transparency
  • Lung cancer and asbestos and a closer look at the science behind it
  • Key updates in take home and bystander exposure cases including new case law in CA-Havner and Kesner
  • Mesothelioma: latest trends, genetic components, meso gene theory, idiopathic cases/minimal exposure, filings by younger females, emerging types of mesos, and more
  • Scientific and legal developments (including the Georgia Supreme Court decision-Scapa Dryber) related to the single fiber/any exposure/each and every exposure theory
  • Reviewing the recent uptick in talc cases: litigating claims involving products containing talc (industrial, cosmetic) and determining how the increase in ovarian cancer claims factors into these
  • The bare metal defense
  • Insurance coverage issues: loss portfolio, retroactive reinsurance, legacy liabilities, long tail losses, trigger, allocation, successor rights, after mergers, and more
  • Motion to dismiss filings after the Daimler decision on personal jurisdiction
  • Medicare language releases for asbestos litigation
  • Punitive damages in asbestos litigation
  • Voir dire in asbestos litigation
    to ensure your place by calling 888-224-2480, faxing your registration form to 877-927-1563 or registering online.

Event Contact

For questions about this year’s program/content, or information on how you can speak next year please contact:
Ken Horton
Tel: 212.352.3220 ext. 5223


The Union League of Philadelphia

140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102


American Conference Institute is pleased to offer our delegates a limited number of hotel rooms at a preferential rate. To book a room at the discounted rate please contact the hotel directly and mention “ACI’s Asbestos Conference”.