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John McMeekin to speak at 2019 Claims and Litigation Management Annual Conference in Orlando

John C. McMeekin II will speak at the 2019 Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Annual Conference. The CLM Conference is being held in Orlando, Florida, from March 13-15, 2019. Registration for this event is available here.

John will be a panelist in a session titled "Is There Jurisdiction? The Evolution of Personal Jurisdiction under Daimler and Its Progeny." The session will focus on the application of the recent Supreme Court cases of Daimler, BNSF Railway, and Bristol-Myers Squibb by appellate and trial courts and examine the “new” factors to consider when a defendant is considering challenging jurisdiction. The panel will also cover the current battleground litigation that includes consent jurisdiction and consent by waiver as well as due process considerations. Panelists will also discuss cases on the horizon and why these cases are important.

John C. McMeekin II is a partner in our Philadelphia office and a member of our Executive Committee.  He represents clients as local, national and trial counsel in environmental, toxic and mass torts product and related class actions, products liability, insurance coverage and aviation litigation. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law. John is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland and related U.S. District Courts. John is a former firefighter and emergency medical technician, and is Hazmat certified. He has been published in professional and law review journals on a variety of topics related to toxic tort and environmental litigation. He was recently elected Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. He is currently serving as Section Secretary of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section.  He also served as the Section Revenue Officer, Chair of the Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Committee, Chair of the International Law Committee, Chair of the CLE Board and is currently co-Chairing the Corporate Counsel Initiative Task Force.  In addition to his service with the ABA, John chaired the Philadelphia Bar Association Environmental and Toxic Tort Law Committee and has been a member of the Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court. His significant cases can be found in the BNA Law Reports and Law 360. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as a 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

John can be reached directly at: (215) 575-4324 • jmcmeekin@rawle.com