Speaking Engagement

How to Respond When the Expert Is Just Plain Wrong

ABA 2023 Litigation Section Annual Conference

Loews Atlanta Hotel
1065 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA

Blank Rome partner David A. Thomas will serve as a panel moderator at the American Bar Association (“ABA”) Litigation Section’s 2023 Annual Conference, being held April 19 through 21, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dave’s session, “How to Respond When the Expert Is Just Plain Wrong,” takes place on Wednesday, April 19, from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m., with panelists Hon. Steve C. Jones, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; David Chaiken, Chaiken Ghali LLP; and Marlon A. Prime, Brennan Manna Diamond LLC.


The Litigation Section Annual Conference is THE premier event for litigators. It brings together top litigation professionals from across the United States to discuss timely legal issues and the latest in trial advocacy, litigation strategy, and case management. The 2023 Litigation Section Annual Conference provides a unique opportunity to learn and interact with in-house counsel, outside counsel, academics, government employees, and judges.

In addition to breakout sessions and networking opportunities, the Conference will feature three plenary sessions:

  • From Orangeburg to Ahmaud: Civil Rights in the United States Then and Now
    • Moderator: Hon. J. Michelle Childs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
    • Bakari Sellers, Strom Law Firm LLC, CNN Political Analyst
    • Dr. Cleveland Sellers, Jr., Civil Rights Activist
  • Resolving Mass Torts Through Bankruptcy: Are Non-Debtor Releases Lawful and Prudent?
    • Moderator: William S. Sugden, Alston & Bird LLP
    • Professor Ralph Brubaker, University of Illinois School of Law
    • Joseph C. Celentino, Latham & Watkins
    • Professor Lindsey Simon, University of Georgia School of Law
    • Hon. Sage M. Sigler, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court Review: The Rise of the Conservatives and the Changing Court
    • Neal Katyal, Hogan Lovells, Former Acting Solicitor General of the United States

Blank Rome is pleased to be a Silver Sponsor of the Conference.

For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.

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David Thomas (far left) and co-panelists at the American Bar Association’s 2023 Litigation Section Annual Conference, April 19, 2023.