At this week’s inaugural TLMT Mardi Gras Bench & Bar Conference at New Orleans’ Four Seasons Hotel, Lieff Cabraser partner Kenneth S. Byrd participated in a panel discussion on “Complex Litigation Trials Tips and Tricks.”

The mission of the Trial Lawyers of Mass Torts (TLMT) is to foster collaboration and education among top-tier Judiciary, Plaintiffs, and Defense Bar professionals. TLMT conferences are held across the U.S. and are designed to tackle contemporary issues in complex litigation, focusing on class actions and mass torts.

For more information on the TLMT Mardi Gras Bench & Bar Conference and to view the full agenda, visit the event website.

Trial Lawyers of Mass Torts Conference

About Kenny Byrd

A partner in our Nashville office, Kenneth S. Byrd represents clients in mass tort cases, defective product cases and consumer fraud litigation. He is a leader in groundbreaking national litigation filed on behalf of Tennessee governments and taxpayers, among many others, against opioid manufacturers and distributors in the wake of the ongoing national opioids crisis. Kenny also serves on the Early Vetting Committee in the nationwide product defect lawsuit against 3M relating to allegations that for over a decade, 3M provided defective earplugs to men and women in the U.S. military.

In 2013 and 2014, Kenny was the lead trial attorney in obtaining several substantial jury verdicts for smokers and their families, including a $27 million jury verdict and a $41 million jury verdict. These verdicts were ranked by The National Law Journal among the Top 100 Verdicts of 2014 and paved the way to a $100 million global settlement with Big Tobacco in 2015 on behalf of hundreds of gravely injured smokers in Florida, the first smoker cases group settlement by the cigarette companies in history.

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