CLARKSBURG -- Robert E. Gifford, a member in the Clarksburg office of Steptoe & Johnson, is co-chairman of this year's Harris Martin Publishing's "New Exposures in Benzene Litigation Conference" being held May 17-18 in the Bellagio Resort Hotel in Las Vegas.

The conference takes an "in-depth" look at historical themes and how they are being applied in today's benzene litigation.

"Benzene litigation is increasing and currently affects several industries," Gifford said. "This seminar will enable the veteran benzene litigator and those new to the field, to obtain the latest information on the developing medical, scientific and legal issues. I am honored to serve as co-chair of this seminar."

The program features a faculty of medical experts and attorneys who provide practical insight into litigating claims in industries, such as gasoline, paints and coatings, leather, rubber, petrochemical, etc. Topics include: Emergence of New Products, Warnings and Hazard Communications, Trial Technology, Carcinogenity of Gasoline, Paintings and Coatings, and Leather, Rubber, Petrochemical, Cosmetic, Transportation and Pesticides Industries.

To register, visit or call 800-496-4319.

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