Kerryann Cook to Speak at Perrin’s New York Asbestos Litigation Conference
McGivney, Kluger & Cook, P.C.  Partner and Director of our New York Asbestos Department, Kerryann Cook, will present at Perrin Conferences' New York Asbestos Litigation Conference on December 6, 2016 at The Roosevelt Hotel New York.
 
This prestigious annual conference assembles leaders in New York asbestos litigation, including prominent plaintiffs' and defense attorneys, judges, insurance professionals and in-house counsel. This year's forum will offer balanced panel presentations regarding recent and on-going trials in the NYCAL and nationally, insights on future trends, case management updates, and much more. Ms. Cook will be participating at the Women's Breakfast, and speaking on a panel entitled "New York Overview: Update on Current Trends, Statistics and Dynamics Impacting NYCAL."
 
CLE credits will be offered to conference attendees, and in-house counsel and insurance professionals receive complimentary registration.
 
To view the full agenda, and learn more about this Perrin Conferences' event, please visit www.perrinconferences.com.
MK&C Welcomes Derrick A. Grant DERRICK GRANT, ESQ.

McGivney, Kluger & Cook, P.C. is proud to announce that Mr. Grant has joined the firm as an Associate in MK&C's Florham Park, NJ, office.

Mr. Grant focuses his practice on a variety of civil litigation matters, including general liability, toxic tort and insurance coverage cases.
 
Mr. Grant graduated cum laude from Seton Hall Law School in 2015 and summa cum laude from Centenary College in 2012. Before joining McGivney, Kluger & Cook, Mr. Grant served as law clerk to The Honorable Michael F. O'Neill in the Law Division, Civil Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hunterdon County. During law school, Mr. Grant also served as a third-year student attorney in the Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice, Family Law Clinic. He is currently admitted to practice in New Jersey
 
Please join us in welcoming Mr. Grant to our firm.

Michael J. Lunga, Esq., of counsel to MK&C, has been reappointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to serve on the Supreme Court Committee of Model Civil Jury Charges for its 2016-2018 term after having successfully sat on the committee for its 2014-2016 term.

MK&C Welcomes Kevin E. Hoffman KEVIN E. HOFFMAN, ESQ.
McGivney, Kluger & Cook, P.C. is proud to announce that Mr. Hoffman has joined the firm as a Partner in MK&C's Florham Park, NJ, office.
 
Mr. Hoffman has twenty-seven years of experience as a litigator and trial attorney, with a focus on complex and major case litigation involving high exposure claims.  Mr. Hoffman has been particularly active in the areas of products liability, toxic and mass torts, construction and worksite accidents, premises liability, and environmental tort claims.  In the area of toxic and mass torts, he has represented product manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in litigation involving asbestos, lead paint, mold, multiple chemical sensitivity, benzene, formaldehyde, pedicle screws, latex, and pelvic mesh.
 
In 2014, Mr. Hoffman was elected by his peers to New Jersey's Asbestos Advisory Committee (AAC). The AAC is a committee of plaintiffs' and defense counsel active in New Jersey asbestos litigation, elected by their peers to meet regularly with New Jersey's State Court judge overseeing New Jersey's asbestos docket; the AAC provides a conduit for direct discussion between the Court and the Asbestos Bar on issues affecting asbestos litigation in New Jersey.  In addition to the above, Mr. Hoffman has also been extensively involved in the representation of several large supermarket chains operating in the New England and Mid-Atlantic states.   He has aggressively defended these clients from personal injury suits in New Jersey, and has assisted these clients in identifying, prioritizing, and implementing loss-prevention and risk management goals and protocols.  
 
Mr. Hoffman received his undergraduate degree from Furman University in 1983, and his J.D. in 1987 from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Mr. Hoffman is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (member, Product Liability and Toxic Tort Section; member, Environmental Law Section) and the Defense Research Institute.  Mr. Hoffman practices extensively in the State (trial and appellate levels) and Federal Courts of New Jersey and has participated as pro hac vice counsel in the State Courts of New York.
 
Please join us in welcoming Mr. Hoffman to our firm.

McGivney, Kluger & Cook, P.C.  Partner and Director of our New York Asbestos Department, Kerryann Cook, will present at Perrin Conferences' Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation on March 14-15, 2016 at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

This event assembles leaders in the U.S. asbestos litigation industry, including many of the nation's premiere plaintiff and defense attorneys, judges, insurance professionals and medical experts.  Ms. Cook will be participating in a panel entitled "New York, New York - The Battle in the Big Apple," which will cover areas such as

Docket Management 
Jury Selection 
Appropriate Use of Resources, and 
Anticipated Future Trial Settings 
 
The conference will feature numerous informative and dynamic panels, presentations and demonstrations.  To learn more about this Perrin Conferences event, visit www.perrinconferences.com.

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