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Longshore and DBA Fall Conference

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on October 1, 2009

Tribulations & Trials Under the The Longshore Act

October 7,8,9, 2009
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The Governor Hotel
Tenth and Alder
Portland, Oregon

30 Advance Registration — The Governor Hotel, 10th and Alder, Portland, Oregon*
*(go to NWLAA Registration )
6:30 – 8:30 Early Bird Welcome & Reception

 

Western Culinary Institute / LeCordon Bleu Program
600 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, Oregon
Thursday — October 8, 2009
8:00 – 8:30 Registration, Coffee & Vendor Fair
8:30 – 10:30 SESSION I
8:30 – 9:00 Opening & Introductory Remarks

 

Craig Kuhns, NWLAA President
Liberty Northwest — Portland, OR
9:00 – 10:30 What’s New From the Courts? – Recent Case Law Developments

 

Joshua Gillelan, Esq.
Longshore Claimants’ National Law Center — Washington D.C.
Thomas Fitzhugh, Esq.
The Longshore Institute — Houston, TX
10:30 – 11:00 Break – Vendor Fair
11:00 – 12:00 SESSION II
11:00 – 12:00 Medicare Set Asides – What’s New, and What Do We Do About Prescriptions?

 

Nina Mitchell, Esq.
Holmes, Weddle & Barcott, Seattle, WA.
William Durcho
Cambridge Galaher, Rancho Cordova. CA
Thomas Fitzhugh, Esq.
The Longshore Institute, Houston, TX
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch – “How to Win Cases & Persuade Judges: Secrets of the Great Litigators”

 

Phil Walker, Esq.
Phil Neil Walker Law Corporation, San Francisco, CA
1:30 – 3:00 SESSION III
1:30 – 3:00 Defense Base Act Claims – Come Home to America

 

Hon Jennifer Gee- Moderator
Office of Administrative Law Judges, San Francisco, CA
Roger Levy, Esq.
Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi — San Francisco, CA
Ray Warns, Esq.
Holmes, Weddle & Barcott, Seattle, Wa.
David C. Barnett, Esq.
Barnett & Lerner, Ft. Lauderdate. FL
Tom Weiford, CRC
Weiford Case Management and Consultation, Portland, OR
3:00 – 3:30 Break – Vendor Fair
3:30 – 4:30 SESSION IV
3:30 – 4:30 Attorney Fees – Headed to the Supreme Court?

 

John Dudrey, Esq.
Williams Fredrickson, Portland, OR
Joshua Gillenlan, Esq.
Longshore Claimsts’ National Law Center, Washington, DC
6:00 – 8:00 Reception –OREGON MARITIME MUSEUM
Foot of SW Pine Street – Portland, OR
Friday — OCTOBER 9, 2009
8:00 – 8:30 Coffee – Vendor Fair
8:30 – 10:00 Session V
8:30 – 10:00 Welcoming a New Party to Settlements – ILWU/PMA Welfare Fund

 

Russell Metz, Esq.
Metz & Associates, Seattle, WA
Shawn Groff. Esq.
Leonard Carder, Oakland, CA
Daniel Thompson, Esq.
Tompson & Delay, Seattle, WA
10:00 – 10:30 Break – Vendor Fair
11:30 – 11:30 SESSION VI
10:30 – 11:30 Evidence Based Management of Chronic Pain

 

D. Gary Rischitelli, MD, MPH, JD
Northwest Occupational Health Associates, Portland, OR
11:30 – 1:00 Lunch – Drawing for Door Prizes
1:00 – 3:30 SESSION VII
1:00 – 2:30 Settling Employment Rights: Avoiding Discrimination Claims & Penalties

 

Norman Cole, Esq.
Sather, Byerly & Holloways — Portland, OR
Andrew Posewitz
Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp., Seattle, WA
Rebecca Watkins ,Esq.
Sather, Byerly & Holloway, Portland, OR
2:15 – 3:45 The Impact of the Recession on Longshroe Act Benefits: Increase or Decrease?

 

Robert Babcock, Esp.
Babcock/Haynes, Portland, OR
David Utley, Esq.
Long Beach, CA
3:15 – 3:30 Closing Remarks

 

Craig Kuhns, NWLAA President

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