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John B. Manning Leads Annual National Asbestos Litigation Conference

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jul 23, 2013) - John B. Manning, chair of the Products Liability and Toxic Tort Defense Group at Cooley Manion Jones, has been invited to return as a co-chair and moderator at the upcoming Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview and Outlook, hosted by Perrin Conferences, September 16th - 18th, 2013 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California.

The national Asbestos Conference program provides attendees a deeper understanding of the trends currently driving asbestos litigation and the impact these trends may have on future cases. Registration is now open.

"This year's Asbestos Litigation Conferences looks to be the largest and most successful to date, attracting high caliber speakers, panelists and breakout sessions. We're presenting tactics and strategies in cases involving emerging issues in industrial hygiene and asbestos medicine; recent developments in asbestos bankruptcies and the unique perspective held by esteemed and renowned judicial, in-house counsel, and insurance panelists," said Manning. "I am very proud to be a part of this event, which I consider to set the standard for professional education and networking in the legal industry." This event marks Manning's fifth consecutive year as a conference co-chair and moderator.

Lynnsey Perrin, founder of Perrin Conferences said, "John Manning's leadership and extensive experience as National Coordinating Counsel for multiple major products manufacturers makes him invaluable to our conference. We are delighted that he again lends his expertise working with Perrin Conferences."

Manning directs all aspects of the defense of over 200,000 asbestos lawsuits pending in all 50 states. He has tried dozens of cases and has extensive experience in appellate practice, alternative dispute resolution, expert witness development, and national litigation management. John has served as an expert witness regarding issues in asbestos litigation; he is a frequent speaker and commentator on products liability litigation; and he has coordinated clients' lobbying efforts in the U.S. House and Senate to create national asbestos legislation.

About Cooley Manion Jones LLP

With offices in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware and California, CMJ provides litigation defense representation to a wide range of industries including products manufacturers, suppliers and premises owners involved in high-stakes and mass tort litigation in jurisdictions across the country. CMJ's National Coordinating Counsel and Litigation Management Practice is premised upon delivering optimal value and results to its clients. For more information, visit www.cmjlaw.com.

About Perrin Conferences

Perrin Conferences is leading national provider of joint plaintiff/defendant litigation conferences, offering comprehensive and specialized continuing legal education in an atmosphere of learning, networking and sharing. Bringing together preeminent national talent in specialty legal spheres, Perrin Conferences ensure their events deliver innovative content, networking opportunities and career development. Attendees gain insights that cannot be found elsewhere. Follow the latest Perrin Conference news here and on Twitter @PerrinConf. For more information visit www.perrinconferences.com.