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Attorney Parfitt to Speak at NJICLE Webinar on Mass Torts, Talc

In the upcoming continuing legal education (CLE) program “Contemporary Issues in Mass Torts: Applying Lessons from Talc and Beyond,” Attorney Michelle A. Parfitt will be speaking on the current and projected views of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in relation to talc. As a senior partner at Ashcraft & Gerel, Attorney Parfitt co-manages the firm’s mass tort department along with James Green and she is currently serving as co-lead counsel in the talcum powder MDL, uniquely qualifying her to speak on the issue.

About the Event

Presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), a division of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), the Zoom webinar will take place on January 21, 2021. Attorney Parfitt’s presentation will open the virtual event at 9 a.m.

A Surge in Talc Mass Torts

The NJICLE program will be featuring renowned trial judges, seasoned litigators, and top attorneys for the sole purpose of discussing the subject of talc-focused mass torts and how to navigate them. Considering that Attorney Parfitt has served on multiple Plaintiff’s Steering Committees and Executive Committees for national mass torts and has been met with much industry acclaim, she is a key speaker at the virtual event.

About Attorney Michelle Parfitt

Attorney Parfitt’s reputation precedes her. In the field of pharmaceutical and defective device litigation, she has a reputation for being among the most learned attorneys in expert testimony preparation and medical science. Besides her work in the talcum powder MDL, she has also held prominent positions in many of the past few years’ largest mass tort lawsuits, advocating — as always — for the plaintiffs.

Just a few of her accolades include Past -President of the DC Trial Lawyers Association (DCTLA), and a past recipient of the DC Trial Lawyer of the Year. She is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, Super Lawyers®, Washingtonian, and Lawdragon 500. She is an active member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL), the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the International Society of Barristers (ISOB), and other professional organizations.

We invite you to join us at the NJICLE webinar on January 21, 2021. To learn more and register to attend, please visit the event page. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Attorney Parfitt, contact Ashcraft & Gerel online today.

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