On Friday June 17, 2022, Lieff Cabraser partner Mark Chalos (Managing Partner of the firm’s Nashville office) and Lieff Cabraser associate Kaylee Kohlmaier will speak at the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) 2022 Annual Convention, “Intelligent Change – Creating a Better Practice.” They will discuss “The Death of Mass Torts? J&J Talc Bankruptcy & Other Updates,” an overview that will include a focus on the Southern Baptist Convention church sex abuse cases arising in the wake of a recent and devastating expose that revealed not just widespread abuse but a massive cover-up as the Southern Baptist Convention sought to conceal and suppress countless child sexual abuse cases, even making direct attacks on the reputations and lives of survivors accusing the SBC of molestations, rapes, and other sexual abuses.

TTLA is a professional organization of member attorneys dedicated to protecting the constitutional promise of justice for all by guaranteeing the right to trial by jury, preserving an independent judiciary, and providing access to the courts for all Tennesseans. Learn more at www.ttla.org.

View the full TTLA 2022 Convention agenda.

About Mark P. Chalos

The Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office, Mark Chalos (@mpchalos) represents individuals who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries and families whose loved ones died due to the negligence or misconduct of others. Mark represents counties and cities across the U.S., as well as Native American tribes and health organizations, in the national opioids litigation. He is serving as part of the national case leadership in these cases, including preparing bellwether cases for trial.

Mark has tried cases to juries and judges around the country. He serves in the leadership of numerous class actions and multidistrict litigations. He is an adjunct professor of law at Vanderbilt University Law School, a frequent speaker at legal seminars nationwide on a variety of civil litigation topics, and is regularly cited by top-tier media outlets.

About Kaylee Kohlmaier

An attorney at Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office, Kaylee Kohlmaier’s work focuses on sexual abuse litigation, False Claims Act cases, and mass tort litigation in state and federal courts nationwide. Prior to joining Lieff Cabraser, Kohlmaier interned with the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office and clerked for Judge Steven Grimberg of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She attended Vanderbilt University and received her J.D. from Emory University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal for 2020-21.

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