Rayna

Kessler

Partner

Robins Kaplan LLP

Rayna E. Kessler is a partner in the New York office of Robins Kaplan LLP. Her practice focuses on complex civil and multivenue litigation in a range ofmatters that span products liability, mass tort, medical malpractice, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and child sex abuse involving large institutions.She is admitted to practice in federal and state courts in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ThirdCircuit.After earning her J.D. from Temple University School of Law, Rayna clerked for the Honorable Carol E. Higbee, J.A.D. and worked on several high-profilepharmaceutical and medical device matters, including In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation, In re: Accutane Litigation, and In re: Vioxx Litigation. Since herclerkship, Rayna has dedicated her career to holding corporations and institutions accountable for the harm that they have caused her clients.Rayna is known for trailblazing new litigation, often being among the first to file in emerging mass tort litigations. Underpinning her work with cutting-edgeinvestigations, Rayna collaborates with a wide network of well-established experts across the country, as well as other plaintiffs’ lawyers, to developcreative and successful litigation strategies for her clients.An experienced complex civil litigator, Rayna has served in court-appointed lead liaison counsel roles in several New Jersey Multicounty Litigations,including In re: Benicar (Olmesartan Medoxomil) New Jersey Multicounty Litigation, Case No. 299; In re: Abilify, Case No. 626; and In re: TaxotereLitigation, Case No. 628. On the MDL front, Rayna served as the State/Federal Coordination Chairperson for the Plaintiff Steering Committee in the In re:Benicar (Olmesartan) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2606. In addition, Rayna served as the State/Federal Coordination Chairperson for the PlaintiffSteering Committee in the In re: Benicar (Olmesartan) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2606.When the law changed in New Jersey and New York to allow survivors to bring claims that were previously time barred, Rayna was honored to begin representing survivors of child sex abuse against large institutions, including the Catholic Church, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Boy Scouts of America.Rayna is no stranger to how powerful interests have dissuaded those who are most injured from coming forward, and how courageous our clients are tos eek to protect others. Rayna is trained in trauma-informed advocacy to ensure that her representation provides transparency, predictability, client empowerment, reliability, and proactive support for all her clients.For her achievements in representing individuals, Rayna has been recognized both as a New Leader of the Bar and as a Top Woman in Law by the NewJersey Law Journal, and she was named a New York Metro Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2021 and 2022.Rayna is also committed to preserving access to justice through active involvement with nonprofit advocacy organizations. Currently, Rayna serves as anExecutive Committee Board Member and Chair of the Case Development/Special Projects Committee for Public Justice, the country’s leading nationalnonprofit consumer legal advocacy organization. Rayna is also actively involved with American Association for Justice (AAJ) as a Section & LitigationGroup Coordination Committee and Membership Oversight Committee Member. Rayna also volunteers her time as a Founding Board and ExecutiveCommittee Member for the anti-human trafficking nonprofit, Collective Liberty.Understanding the importance of collaboration and collegiality among our bar, Rayna hosts plaintiff attorney networking events in New York City that invite plaintiff lawyers to learn about each other’s practices and foster a referral network.

May 1
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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May 2
7:00-10:00pm

Evening Entertainment - Hosted by Broughton Partners

TBA

May 2
9:00 am - 5:30pm

CLE Content Sessions

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May 1
9:00 am - 5:30pm

CLE Content Sessions

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May 1
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker

May 2
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker

Apr 30
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

VIP Private Event

VIP attendees are invited to join us for a private event. Details to be announced.

Apr 30
9:30 AM

VIP Event Registration

May 1
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mets de Guaynabo Basketball Game

May 2
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Breakfast

May 1
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Evening Entertainment - Hosted by Legal Conversion Center

May 1
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Breakfast - Hosted by SGP Advisors

Apr 30
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration

Apr 30
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Welcome Cocktail Reception - Hosted by JBSL

Other Speakers

Richard
Arsenault

Attorney

Neblett, Beard & Arsenault

Carlos R.
Baralt-Suárez

Of Counsel
Delgado & Fernández, LLC

Dr. Charles
Bennett

Professor

University of South Carolina

James
Bergener

Founder

The Bergener Firm

Robby H.
Birnbaum

Partner
Greenspoon Marder LLP

Tony
Clayton

Lawyer
Clayton Frugé Ward Injury Attorneys

Chris
Coffin

Partner

Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P.

Lori G.
Cohen

Vice Chair
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jonathan
Cohen

Partner
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Greg
Coleman

Senior Partner
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Amy
Collins

Attorney

Amy L. Collins, PC

Jayne
Conroy

Shareholder

Simmons Hanly Conroy LLP

Mildred
Conroy

Associate
Simmons Hanly Conroy LLP

Erin
Copeland

Partner

Fibich Leebron Copeland & Briggs

Katherine
Cornell

Partner
Pulaski Kherkher

Grant L.
Davis

Attorney
Davis Bethune & Jones, LLC

Jim
DeMay

Partner

Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Diandra “Fu”
Debrosse Zimmermann

Partner

DiCello Levitt LLP

Sharon
Desh

Partner
Winston & Strawn LLP

Robert J.
Drakulich

Partner
The Drakulich Firm

Nicholas J.
Drakulich

Founding Partner
The Drakulich Firm

John
Driscoll

Attorney
The Driscoll Firm, LLC

Patrick J.
Driscoll

Attorney
Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

Paul
Farrell Jr.

Principal
Farrell & Fuller Law

Yvonne
Flaherty

Partner
Lockridge Grindal Nauen

Lee
Floyd

Partner
Breit Biniazan

Michael
Fuller

Principal

Farrell & Fuller Law

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

Jake
Grossman

J.D. Candidate at the
University of Michigan Law School

Stacy
Hauer

Attorney
Johnson Becker PLLC

Aaron
Heckaman

Partner
Bailey, Cowan, Heckaman PLLC

Eric
Holland

President

Holland Law Firm

Bradley D.
Honnold

Founding Partner
Goza Honnold Trial Lawyers

Evan M.
Janush

Managing Attorney
The Lanier Law Firm

Rhon
Jones

Principal
Beasley Allen Law Firm

Ashley
Keller

Partner
Keller Postman LLC

Gary
Klinger

Partner

Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman

Douglass A.
Kreis

Founding Partner
Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis, & Overholdtz PLLC

Ari
Kresch

Founder & Chief Visionary Officer

1-800-LAW-FIRM

Mark
Lanier

Attorney & Founder

Lanier Law Firm

Rachel
Lanier

Senior Attorney
The Lanier Group

Adam
Levitt

Partner
Dicello Levitt

Patrick
Luff

Founding Partner
Luff Law Firm

Victoria
Maniatis

Partner
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Tobi
Millrood

Partner
Kline & Specter PC

Mike
Morgan

Attorney
Morgan & Morgan, P.A

Majed
Nachawati

Managing Partner

Nachawati Law Group

Marie
Napoli

Founding Member, Partner

Napoli Shkolnik Law

Paul
Napoli

Founding Member, Partner

Napoli Shkolnik Law

Hon. Glenn A.
Norton (Ret.)

Missouri Court of Appeals

Jonathan
Orent

Attorney

Motley Rice LCC

Sara
Papantonio

Attorney
Levin Papantonio Rafferty

Gale
Pearson

Attorney
Nachawati Law Group

William G.
Pintas

Founding Member, Partner

Pintas & Mullins Law

Christopher M.
Placitella

Shareholder
Cohen, Placitella & Roth

Scott
Powell

Trial Lawyer
Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton LLP

Troy
Rafferty

Shareholder

Levin, Papantonio, Rafferty

John M.
Restaino, Jr.

Senior Partner
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Joseph F.
Rice

Attorney
Motley Rice LLC

Christopher
Schnieders

Partner
Napoli Shkolnik Law

John K.
Sherk

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

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

Lana K.
Varney

Partner
King & Spalding LLP

Aimee H.
Wagstaff

Attorney
Partner, Andrus Wagstaff

Alexandra
Walsh

Founder
Walsh Law

Mikal C.
Watts

Capital Partner

Watts Guerra LLP

R. Brent
Wisner

Managing Partner

Wisner Baum LLP

Questions?

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

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