John McMeekin and Julie Nord Friedman speak at 2016 FETTI Annual Conference on Sept. 22

John C. McMeekin II and Julie Nord Friedman participated in a panel presentation at the Annual National Forum for Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues (FETTI) Conference September 21–23 in Chicago, Illinois. Their session, “Challenging the Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction and the Rise of Specific Jurisdiction Post-Daimler,” was held Thursday, September 22, from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. They discussed how and when to best avail clients of a challenge to personal jurisdiction and the potential pitfalls to consider. In addition, their presentation covered forum non conveniens and removal as strategies to challenge the plaintiff’s choice of venue.

If you were unable to attend and are interested in learning more 0n this topic, John and Julie are available to present the session at your offices.

John C. McMeekin II is a partner in Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office. 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. He 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. His significant cases can be found in the BNA Law Reports and Law 360. He is a past Chair of the ABA TIPS Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Committee and International Law Committee, Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association Environmental and Toxic Tort Law Committee, and serves as Revenue Officer and a member of the ABA TIPS Council. He has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. John is a member of Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Executive Committee.

John can be reached directly at: (215) 575-4324 •

Julie Nord Friedman is a partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. She concentrates her practice on the defense of manufacturers, suppliers and contractors in mass and toxic tort litigation, with an emphasis on asbestos litigation. Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies to regional contractors and suppliers. She is a National Coordinating Counsel for one client and she also acts as trial counsel in the defense of claims in mass tort and toxic tort litigation and regularly handles matters for multiple clients in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Julie is active in the Defense Research Institute and is a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. Julie has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. She earned her J.D. in 1995 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and her B.A. in 1992 from the American University in Washington, D.C.

Julie can be reached directly at: (412) 261-5709 •