R. Brent

Wisner

Attorney, Managing Partner
Wisner Baum

R. Brent Wisner is the managing partner of Wisner Baum (formerly Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman). Brent’s age belies an incredible track record of success which many legal publications have recognized. Brent has been distinguished as one of America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers by Trial Lawyer Magazine, Civil Plaintiffs Trial Lawyer of the Year by ALM and National Trial Lawyers, West Trailblazer by American Lawyer, and Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar by Law360. 

Brent has litigated cases against such companies as Bayer, Eli Lilly, Forest Labs, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Monsanto, Pfizer, Sanofi and Takeda and obtained multiple verdicts totaling $2.427 billion and negotiated mass tort settlements in excess of $1 billion, all before the age of 40. He is the youngest attorney in U.S. history to win a multi-billion-dollar jury verdict, which he achieved in 2019 with a $2 billion Roundup cancer verdict against Monsanto on behalf of the Pilliods. 

He has also earned “Elite Trial Lawyers” recognition from 2018 to 2020 by The National Law Journal. Law360 awarded Brent “MVP of the Year” by Law360 in Products Liability. In 2021, Brent was awarded the “Clarence Darrow Award” by Mike Papantonio, founder of Mass Torts Made Perfect. Brent is consistently recognized in the Daily Journal’s “Top Plaintiffs Lawyers” and “Top 100 Lawyers” in California.  He is also inducted in the Verdicts Hall of Fame by the National Law Journal and Verdict Search and is listed in Best Lawyers in America® and Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers.


In 2022, Brent was selected to become an Associate Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) trial lawyer honorary society. LCA Fellows are selected after being evaluated for effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, trial work, and ethical reputation.

May 5
12:05 PM – 12:15 PM

MTPR El Toro Award Presentation

May 5
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

CLE Session #18

Class Action Options in the Mass Tort Landscape

May 5
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Break

May 5
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker

May 5
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker

May 5
12:00 PM – 12:05 PM

Special remarks by Adam Warren

May 4
12:50 PM – 1:45 PM

Premium content lunch with Jason Akatiff

AI's 10x Productivity Leap in Mass Torts: Embrace the Tech or Risk Falling Behind

May 4
12:35 PM – 12:50 PM

How to Monetize Your Law Firm

May 4
7:00 - 9:00 AM

Registration

May 4
7:00 - 7:45 AM

Beach Yoga

Join Simply Convert for a private yoga session just for MTPR attendees! First 25 people there get a free yoga mat! All ages and abilities welcome.

May 4
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

CLE Session #9 - State of The Union

May 5
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

CLE Session #17

Practicing Law in Puerto Rico in a Tax Compliant Manner

May 5
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

CLE Session #16

Emerging Tort Landscape

- Going Global
- Mass Arbitrations
- Municipal Cases
- BIPA
- Artificial Intelligence
- Telephone Consumer Privacy Act
- Litigation Financing by Venture Capital/Private Equity, Non-Lawyers Having Equity Positions in Law Firms, Service, Support, Organizational Models, ABS
- New Drug Cases

May 5
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

CLE Session #15

Where Mass Environmental Meets Mass Torts - Part 2
- Forest Fires
- Brazil Dam
- Tennessee Coal Ash
- Hurricane Disasters
- East Palistine Train Derailment
- Camp Lejeune

May 4
12:30 PM - 12:35 PM

Special remarks by Howard Knaster

May 4
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Soiree at STK - Hosted by Broughton Partners

May 3
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

VIP Private Event - Hosted by MVision

VIP attendees are invited to join us for a private Bacardi rum factory tour, mixology class, luncheon and open bar. Transportation is provided to and from the host hotel.

May 3
9:30 AM

VIP Event Registration

May 5
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Break

May 4
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Break

May 4
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Break

May 5
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

CLE Session #14

Exit Strategies

- Global vs. Inventory Settlements
- Special Master’s Role
- Negotiating and Papering Master Settlement Agreements
- The Allocation Process and Complying with Ethical Rules
- Aggregate Settlements, Ethical Rules and Fee Disgorgement Risk
- Dealing with Private and Governmental Liens
- The Chilling Impact of Intimidating the Judiciary
- Litigation Fatigue on Litigants, Jurors, and Judges

May 4
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

CLE Session #7

Critical Tools for Navigating Mass Torts (Part 1)

- Multi-Plaintiff Trials 

- Bellwether Trials and the Selection Process 

- Mock Trials/Focus Groups 

- Videotaping Trials for Perpetuation 

- Witnesses Appearing Via Satellite Transmission 

- Global versus Inventory Settlements 

- Federal State Coordination versus Domination

May 5
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

CLE Session #13

Critical Tools for Navigating Mass Torts (Part 2)

-Pro Hac Admissions

-Direct Filing

-Bundling

-Key Initial Case Management Orders

-Dealing with Special Masters

-Production and Management of Electronically Stored Information

-Dealing with Social Media Discovery


May 5
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
May 5
10:00 AM– 10:45 AM

CLE Session #11

Where Mass Environmental Meets Mass Torts Part 1

- PFAS
- Flint
- Doe Run
- PCB's
- Climate Change Related Wrongful Death Cases
- Emissions Cases

May 4
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

CLE Session #8

Hot Topics Part 2

- Elmiron
- Paraquat
- Paragard
- Asbestos
- Southern Baptist

May 4
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mets de Guaynabo Basketball Game

May 4
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

CLE Session #3

Evaluating Projects 101 … The analytical process begins with the Science

- Mechanism
- Statistical significance
- Epidemiology
- Clinical Trials
- Label Examination
- Advisory Committee Hearings
- Toxicology
- Daubert proof experts
- Signature Injuries
- Dealing with confounders

May 5
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

CLE Session #10

Mass Tort Ethical Conundrums

- Fee Sharing
- Remote Lawyering
- Fee Disgorgement Risks
- Marketing through Various Platforms

May 4
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
May 5
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Breakfast - Hosted by X Social

May 5
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Seaside Tacos & Tequila Party - Hosted by Legal Conversion Center

May 4
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

CLE Session #4

Hot Topics Part 1

- Chemical Hair Straightener
- Infant Formula
- Acetaminophen (ASD/ADHD)
- Social Media
- Exactech
- CPAP

May 4
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

CLE Session #2

Navigating “Game Over” Developments

- Daubert (Zantac)
- Preemption
- Lone Pine
- SOLs and Statutes of Repose

May 4
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

CLE Session #1

Anticipating and Dealing with Bankruptcy

- J&J Talc Texas Two-step 3rd Circuit decision
- 3M-Aearo
- Revlon
- Channeling Injunctions
- Subsidiary and successor liability

May 4
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Breakfast - Hosted by SGP Advisors

May 3
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration

May 3
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Welcome Cocktail Reception - Hosted by Stifel

Other Speakers

Jason
Akatiff

CEO & Founder
A4D

Richard
Arsenault

Attorney

Neblett, Beard & Arsenault

Dr. Charles
Bennett

Professor

University of South Carolina

Paul
Bland

Executive Director

Public Justice

Daniel
Bryson

Founding Partner

Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman

Alexander
Calfo

Partner
King & Spalding

Lindsay
Cheek

Founding Attorney
The Cheek Law Firm, LLC

Eric
Citron

Partner

Goldstein & Russell, P.C.

David R.
Cohen

Special Master
Mediator & Arbitrator

Greg
Coleman

Senior Partner
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Amy
Collins

Attorney

Amy L. Collins, PC

Jayne
Conroy

Shareholder

Simmons Hanly Conroy

Mildred
Conroy

Associate
Simmons, Hanly, Conroy

Erin
Copeland

Partner

Fibich Leebron Copeland & Briggs

Diandra “Fu”
Debrosse Zimmermann

Partner

DiCello Levitt LLC

Sharon
Desh

Partner
Winston & Strawn LLP

Robert J.
Drakulich

Partner
The Drakulich Firm

John
Driscoll

Attorney
The Driscoll Firm, LLC

Sandra
Duggan

Attorney
Levin Sedran & Berman

Randi
Ellis

Attorney

Randi S. Ellis LLC

Paul
Farrell Jr

Founder

Farrell & Fuller Law

Prof. Brian
Fitzpatrick

Professor
Vanderbilt

Yvonne
Flaherty

Partner
Lockridge Grindal Nauen

Prof. Elizabeth
Fraley

Professor

Baylor University

Hon. Alejandro
Garcia-Padilla

Former Governor of PR, Attorney

Alejandro Garcia-Padilla, LLC

Paul
Geller

Partner

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Dr. Manuel
Gonzalez-Brito

CMO

MSP Recovery Law Firm

Robin
Greenwald

Attorney
Weitz & Luxenberg

Marc D.
Grossman

Senior Partner

Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Sarah
Harmon

Attorney
Winston & Strawn LLP

Hill
Harper

Actor, Author and Entrepreneur

Drew
Hathaway

Partner

Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman

Hon. David R.
Herndon (Ret.)

Special Master, Arbitrator and Trustee
Herndon Resolution LLC

Eric
Holland

President

Holland Law Firm

Bradley D.
Honnold

Founding Partner
Gonza Honnold Trial Lawyers

Evan M.
Janush

Managing Attorney
The Lanier Law Firm

Seth A.
Katz

Attorney & Shareholder
Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.

Dr. Wendy
Ketner

SVP, Medical Affairs

Robert
Kinsman

Co-Founder, Attorney

Krause and Kinsman

Gary
Klinger

Partner

Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman

Adam
Krause

Founding Partner

Krause and Kinsman

Ari
Kresch

Founder Chief Visionary Officer

1-800-LAW-FIRM

Mark
Lanier

Attorney & Founder

Lanier Law Firm

Rachel
Lanier

Senior Attorney
The Lanier Group

Linda
Lipsen

Chief Executive Officer
American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Patrick
Luff

Founding Partner
Luff Law Firm

Victoria
Maniatis

Partner Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips and Grossman LLC

D. Todd
Mathews

Partner
Bailey Glasser, LLP

Peter
Mougey

Attorney

Paul
Napoli

Founding Member, Partner

Napoli Shkolnik Law

Hon. Harold
Naughton, Jr

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Hon. Glenn A.
Norton (Ret.)

Missouri Court of Appeals

Leigh
O'Dell

Principal

Beasley Allen Law Firm

Sara
Papantonio

Attorney
Levin Papantonio Rafferty

Gale
Pearson

Attorney
Nachawati Law Group

R. Glenn
Phillips

Senior Partner
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

William G.
Pintas

Founding Member, Partner

Pintas & Mullins Law

Justin
Presnal

Shareholder

Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC

Adam
Pulaski

Attorney

Pulaski Kherkher, PLLC

John
Restaino

Senior Partner

Dalimonte Rueb Stoller

Joseph F.
Rice

Attorney
Motley Rice, LLC

Joseph
Saunders

Sr. Lawyers
Saunders & Walker P.A.

Jonathan
Sedgh

Partner
Morgan & Morgan, P.A.

Christopher A.
Seeger

Partner
Seeger Weiss, LLP

John K
Sherk

Partner
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Rachel
Shkolnik

Attorney
Napoli Shkolnik Law

Hunter
Shkolnik

Founding Member, Partner

Napoli Shkolnik Law

Melissa K.
Sims

Senior Counsel

Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, PLLC

Gerald
Singleton

Managing Partner

Singleton Schreiber

Joseph "JoJo"
Tann

Attorney
Law Office of Joseph C. Tann, PLLC

Caroline Ramsey
Taylor

Partner
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Larry
Taylor, Jr.

Managing Partner
The Cochran Firm

Aimee
Wagstaff

Attorney
Partner, Andrus Wagstaff

Alexandra
Walsh

Founder
Walsh Law

Hailey
Watts

Attorney
Watts Guerra LLP

Mikal C.
Watts

Capital Partner

Watts Guerra LLC

Benjamin
Whiting

Partner
Keller Postman LLC

Questions?

Call us at 939-318-0638
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May 04 - 06, 2022
May 04 - 06, 2022
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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