March 18, 2011
Deepwater Horizon Legacy: Motley Rice members to speak at oil spill conference
On Wednesday, April 13, 2011, Motley Rice members Kevin Dean and Don Migliori will speak at a conference entitled "Blowout: Legal Legacy of the Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe." The conference, sponsored by Roger Williams University (RWU) School of Law and the Marine Affairs Institute, will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the RWU School of Law in Bristol, R.I.
Leaders from across the nation; elected officials, including Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Jack Reed (D-RI); special guest speakers; and legal experts are joining together at this conference to address issues concerning the BP oil spill and "to examine the law's response to this calamity … [and] consider issues of tort liability, natural resource damages, and changes to law and regulation contemplated by Congress and the President's National Commission."
Dean will speak at 11:00 a.m. in a panel discussion entitled "Assessing Damage to Marine and Human Communities."
Migliori will speak at 1:15 p.m. as part of a panel discussion entitled "Sue or Settle? The Adequacy of Tort Law to Fairly and Expeditiously Compensate Victims of Mass Disasters."
Early registration ends March 25, 2011. Read more about the conference "Blowout: Legal Legacy of the Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe," including its guest speakers, CLE credits and agenda.