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- Venue: At your desk: On your Laptop/PC or Phone
- Date: 26 Sept 2012
- Time: 9:00 am PDT/11:00 am CDT/12:00 pm EDT
- Duration: 60 minutes including Q & A
Ellen M. Gregg
Attorney at Law
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Ellen's brief biography
Ellen Gregg is an accomplished trial lawyer who has litigated cases at all levels of state and federal courts. Ellen brings this experience to bear in her current role as Practice Team Leader to the Firm’s Case Management Facility (CMF), which was established in 1997 to assist in-house and outside trial counsel with management of mass tort litigation. A high tech legal knowledge management system and central clearinghouse, the CMF creates and administers virtual law firms nationwide, allowing in-house, national and local counsel in multiple jurisdictions to communicate with each other in real time in a secure environment, to electronically and instantly access all work product, and to reduce costs. Ellen has worked directly with general counsel in Fortune 500 companies to develop and implement custom case management systems.
In Ellen’s twelve years of trial practice prior to leading the Case Management Facility—first as a member of the Insurance, Governmental and Tort Practice Group and then in the Product Liability Practice Group—she handled a broad range of cases, including medical malpractice, wrongful death, insurance coverage, errors and omissions, professional liability, civil rights, as well as complex product liability claims. This extensive trial experience has provided Ellen with a firsthand understanding of how to staff and manage the CMF to enhance trial lawyers’ efficiency and effectiveness, while reducing both attorney and administrative time and accompanying costs.
Throughout her career with Womble Carlyle, Ellen has served in a variety of leadership roles, particularly in the areas of firm management, professionalism and recruiting, and in 2002 was honored by the Firm for her many contributions with the W. P. Sandridge, Sr. Distinguished Service Award for Service to the Firm.
Ellen also actively serves the Winston-Salem community through her involvement in Habitat for Humanity and the American Heart Association.
Kurt D. Weaver
Attorney at Law
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Kurt's brief biography
Kurt Weaver is an experienced and aggressive trial lawyer whose practice includes complex commercial, toxic and mass tort, and products liability litigation matters. Throughout his nearly twenty years of practice, Kurt has successfully handled trials, arbitrations, and mediations for businesses ranging in size from Fortune 100 companies to local nonprofit concerns.
In addition to his first chair trial experience, Kurt’s litigation background encompasses hard-fought discovery battles, high profile motion practice in hostile venues, and expert witness challenges on Daubert and Frye issues. As a seasoned litigator, Kurt continually redefines the discovery process, developing new and innovative approaches. Kurt Weaver was honored as a 2011 Leader in the Law, awarded by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.
Recent matters typical of his experience include:
- Obtaining a $24 million sanctions award against Kansas City’s largest hospital system for discovery misconduct in the largest case ever tried in the Circuit Court for the City of St. Louis, Missouri;
- Obtaining a complete defense verdict for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a business tort case brought by 37 Missouri hospitals claiming $477 million in unreimbursed healthcare costs plus punitive damages;
- Defending businesses and entities against allegations of fraud, conspiracy, breach of warranty, and negligence in consumer product cases;
- Defending consumer product manufacturer against claims of conspiracy, collusion, price fixing, and bribery in antitrust litigation;
- Defending R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in various types of personal injury litigation and cases seeking to recover health care costs filed by hospitals, cities, and other product manufacturers. See, e.g., Owens Corning v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 868 So.2d 331 (Miss. 2004); and
- Defending Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in litigation seeking statewide class action status for 180,000 plaintiffs and on appeal affirming trial court’s denial of class action status. Harrison, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al., 613 S.E.2d 322 (N.C. Ct. App. 2005)
- A case study of a virtual law firm: City of St. Louis, et al. vs. American Tobacco, et al.
- The challenges of finding outside legal counsel
- How to build an online file cabinet
- Institutionalizing efficiency: Creating replicable, reliable methods to assess, augment and centralize work product
- Evaluating suppliers of legal services and products
- The benefits of sharing risks and responsibilities
- Questions and comments
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