Mary Elizabeth C. Stern, Director, NERA Economic Consulting to speak at TKG's Event
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About Mary Elizabeth C. Stern
Mary Elizabeth Stern, NERA Economic Consulting Director, is an expert in tort economics. She has forecasted personal injury claims for asbestos liability settlements for over 40 defendants or their insurers. Her analyses have been used by companies to set reserves, in mergers and acquisitions, as the basis for solvency opinions, and for purchasing or buying back insurance policies, as well as to determine the appropriate size of settlement funds. She also has experience forecasting claims arising from other torts including those related to medical products, building products, food contamination, hearing loss, repetitive stress injuries, and various solvents. She provides regular updates for clients, comparing actual filings and settlements with her projections to satisfy financial reporting requirements.
About NERA Economic Consulting
NERA Economic Consulting is a global leader in economic analysis and consulting. With nearly 400 experts in 25 offices around the world, the firm applies economic, finance, and quantitative principles to solve complex business challenges and legal questions.
The firm's antitrust economists provide a full range of theoretical and empirical economic analysis and testimony in matters involving mergers and acquisitions, antitrust litigation, and competition policy. NERA's experts assess and, when appropriate, testify to the economic merits of allegations of anticompetitive mergers and acquisitions, foreclosure and exclusionary conduct, horizontal and vertical restraints, monopolization and abuse of dominant position, and collusion. NERA's experts also have extensive experience estimating damages in antitrust matters, as well as assessing the appropriateness of class certification.
An asbestos-related case is among the most challenging lawsuits to litigate. Given its complex nature and statutes of limitations, proving or defending against an asbestos exposure claim can be arduous and divisive. In addition, recent developments that continue to shape the litigation landscape, significantly pose implications to the firms' reserves and potential exposure to litigation risks.
Despite the decreased number of asbestos injury claims filed in 2018, companies must still not be complacent. They must keep themselves abreast of the emerging regulatory trends in the asbestos industry and to revisit their existing practices to mitigate possible risks. Likewise, litigators must be well-versed with the legal procedures and litigation know-hows to successfully bring out an asbestos lawsuit.
In a LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of the evolving risks in asbestos litigation. Speakers will also analyze recent cases and rulings and will present best litigation strategies that would help practitioners in this complex legal climate.
Key topics include:
1) Environmental Liabilities and Contaminated Water Supplies
2) Asbestos Litigation and Due Diligence
• Recent Trends in Filings and Settlements of Asbestos Litigation
• New Epidemiological Studies on Mesothelioma
• Setting Reserves: How Long is a Long Tailed Asbestos Liability?
• Asbestos Trusts: What's Behind the Curtain?
3) Coal Due Diligence
• CWP Issues
• CWP Incidence and Recent Epidemiology
• Forecasting CWP liabilities
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/