Katherine P. Gardiner, Partner, Walsworth - WFBM, LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group has announced today that Katherine P. Gardiner, Partner, Walsworth - WFBM, LLP will speak at its webcast entitled: “Product Liability Litigation: Trends, Updates, and Critical Issues in Light of COVID-19”. This event is scheduled on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (ET). End Quote
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    About Katherine P. Gardiner
    Kate Gardiner is an experienced litigation and trial attorney who focuses her practice in toxic tort and product liability litigation, with an emphasis in asbestos litigation. Kate has represented manufacturers, distributors, contractors and premises owners, including multiple Fortune 100 companies, in the power, military defense and construction industries. Kate has in-depth experience with defending cases in both state and federal courts, including multidistrict litigation. She won summary judgment motions in various federal courts that for the first time clarified both maritime and California law in favor of her clients.

    For nearly two decades, Kate has advised clients in the development and implementation of defense strategies, including through the effective use of discovery, experts and dispositive motions. She proactively analyzes issues of potential liability in every matter to promptly determine and advise on the various risks and to create streamlined litigation and case resolution plans.

    After participating in numerous trial academies, including the IADC Trial Academy, Kate created and continues to lead Walsworth’s own Trial College, which cultivates superior trial skills in associates through both hands-on practice and presentation by the firm’s experienced trial attorneys of proven best practices. In addition to educating the trial attorneys of tomorrow, Kate regularly educates clients on the changing landscape of asbestos litigation and other developments in the law, including in-depth analysis of significant cases and court trends.

    About Walsworth - WFBM, LLP
    Walsworth was founded over 30 years ago based on a sincere commitment to use experience, resources and diverse backgrounds to best serve the needs of firm clients. Since 1989, the firm has grown to more than 50 attorneys with the same goal of providing clients with the individualized attention they need.

    Walsworth is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and by the California Public Utilities Commission. The firm is proud to have the largest California attorney presence of certified WBE law firms in the United States. Walsworth is also an active member of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) with the largest attorney presence in California. Additionally, Walsworth earned top rankings for the fourth consecutive year in Law360’s Glass Ceiling Report on both the “The Ceiling Smashers” list, a ranking of the best law firms for female partners, and the “The Best Firms for Female Attorneys” list.

    Event Synopsis:
    Product liability and mass tort litigants historically have provided streamlined ways to organize and litigate matters involving hundreds of parties – a skill which has inured to parties’ benefit in proceeding with litigation events during the COVID 19 pandemic. As courts nationwide attempt to craft solutions for keeping justice open in these abnormal times, challenges have emerged with regard to deposition practice, remote hearings and even remote case resolution procedures. This program will discuss COVID 19’s immediate impact on litigation as well as newly emerging strategic considerations.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will help practitioners and companies understand how to navigate the new frontier of virtual litigating. The speakers will also discuss the “latest and greatest” of new procedures being instituted by judges and ensuring best compliance strategies.

    Key Issues:
    • COVID 19 Impact on Product Liability and Mass Tort Litigation – Overview
    • New Filings
    • Depositions
    • Hearings, both evidentiary and non-evidentiary
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Trials

    About The Knowledge Group
    The Knowledge Group is a leading provider of Continuing Legal Education, CLE, for lawyers, Continuing Professional Education, CPE, for accountants and a variety of other types of continuing education for other professions. Our mission is to deliver quality continuing education programs utilizing industry trends and the latest technology to communicate regulatory shifts and contributions made to different fields. Our insightful and engaging webcasts are brought to you by leading influencers to offer a multitude of perspectives and outlooks.

    In bringing together thought leaders, regulators, and subject matter experts from around the world, The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education. The experts we engage with analyze the latest trends, insights, and developments in their industries to bring forth content you can’t get anywhere else.

    We can be reached via our website, over the phone at (646) 844-0200 or email us at info ( @ ) theknowledgegroup dot org. We look forward to having you learn with The Knowledge Group.

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