LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – Author, actor, filmmaker and anti-human trafficking crusader Brook Parker Bello is expected among scheduled speakers at this week's three-day Mass Torts Made Perfect conference that begins today at the The Wynn.
Bello, CEO of More Too Life, an Open Doors Outreach Network provider and founder of the Youthiasm ministry, is scheduled to speak before the Women in Legal Leadership breakfast Friday morning during the conference. Bello, who has appeared in dozens of TV shows and films, is author of educational curriculum geared toward sexual exploitation and gender-based violence prevention and holds a doctorate in pastoral clinical counseling, according to her brief biography at the MTMP website.
Other speakers expected on the agenda during the three-day conference, representing more than 500 law firms and covering about 50 mass torts topics, include Adam A. Edwards, senior attorney at Greg Coleman Law in Knoxville, Tennessee; Aimee Wagstaff, founding partner of Andrus Wagstaff in Lakewood, Colorado; and Deb Zonies, leader of mass tort services at Verus and co-founder and president of Case Management Solutions, Inc.
At least one panel features a retired judge - David Herndon of the Southern District of Illinois - and a lawyer who participated in last year's $250 million settlement of protracted litigation against State Farm - Elizabeth Cabraser of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein in San Francisco. They are assigned to "The Dynamics and Backstory of How Major Mass Tort Projects Settle - The Inside Story."
More Too Life CEO Brook Parker Bello getting a hug during a "hero effect" event earlier this year moretoolife.org/media/
Thursday evening events will include a cocktail reception and entertainment that will include comedian W. Kamau Bill.
Founded in 2000 by the Levin Papantonio law firm, MTMP touts its bi-annual conference in Las Vegas as "where plaintiffs' lawyers come to unite," according to information on the organization's website.
"There are a thousand reasons why trial attorneys and their teams fly to Las Vegas each spring and fall for the unique 'MTMP experience,'" the website says. "You may be just beginning to learn the ropes in mass torts or perhaps you are a veteran of complex tort litigation. Either way, we've created this conference to help you improve your practice, stay ahead of the competition, and gain more clients."
Speakers at past MTMP conferences include former President Bill Clinton, Elie Wiesel, Jack Kemp, Ted Koppel, Bob Woodward, Dan Rather, F. Lee Bailey, Arianna Huffington, Bill Maher and Pete Rose.
MTMP conferences in Las Vegas are structured for legal professionals working in plaintiff mass torts, personal injury litigation, securities, toxic torts and other areas. Those areas include class actions, college and church sexual assault, hernia mesh, human trafficking and toxic tort, such as Nexium, opioids and mesothelioma.
MTMP donates $50 or each registration to Temple University Beasley School of Law's Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame and all conference attendees, participants, and speakers receive a one-year subscription to The Trial Lawyer magazine.
Registration and other information is available online here.