DRI Webinar – Defending Lead Cases: Strategies and Tactics for a Trending Toxic Tort

Defending Lead Cases: Strategies and Tactics for a Trending Toxic Tort

Wednesday, October 25th • 1:00pm – 2:30pm (Central) • Hosted by DRI

Please join DRI’s Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Committee for an informative webinar featuring Susan E. Smith, Partner at Goldberg Segalla; James B. Slaughter of Beveridge & Diamond; Patrick T. Connor, Technical Director at CONNOR; and Marc Scarcella and Adam Love, Ph.D. of Roux Associates. Personal injury claims from lead exposure involve very serious allegations of permanent brain injuries to children with huge damage claims. Fueled by the Flint, Michigan crisis, lead lawsuits are rapidly expanding from lead paint claims to alleged lead exposure from drinking water, groundwater, soil, and airborne media. This presentation will highlight the leading cases, and current exposure and causation theories. The panel of experienced lead defense trial lawyers and experts will explain the legal and scientific defenses to lead claims and damages. They will also review the complex web of statutes and regulations governing lead and how clients can limit their risk of lead claims.

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Upcoming Events for Roux Associates

Roux will be exhibiting and taking part in speaking engagements across the country. To find out more about our upcoming events, click on the links below! 

Environmental and Emerging Claim Manager Association (EECMA) Annual Conference

Adam Love, Ph.D., Marc Scarcella, and Peter Kelso of Roux Associates to present 
April 26-28; Orlando, FL

CCNJ 33rd Annual Spring Conference

May 1-2; Galloway Township, NJ

Environmental Trade Fair and Conference (ETFC)

Exhibiting – Booth 1035
May 16-17; Austin, TX


Exhibiting – Booth N1318 
May 21-24; Las Vegas, NV

Economic and Community Revitalization Through Planning and Brownfield Redevelopment 

Panelist: Amanda Ludlow of Roux Associates
June 7-8; Albany, NY

Perrin Conferences – Environmental Risk & Litigation Conference

Co-chair: Douglas J. Swanson, CEO of Roux Associates
June 20; New York, NY

EECMA Annual Conference – Roux to Present

Wednesday, April 26 – Friday, April 28 Members of Roux will be presenting at the Environmental and Emerging Claim Manager Association (EECMA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. EECMA is focused on continued education about the issues surrounding environmental, asbestos, and other long-term exposure litigation that continue to challenge us and policyholders.

On Thursday, Day 1 of the conference, Roux’s Adam Love, Ph.D., Marc Scarcella, and Peter Kelso will be presenting “Get the Lead Out! Proactive Risk Measures in Response to America’s Environmental Crisis,” alongside Susan E. Smith, Esq. of Goldberg Segalla and Patrick Connor of CONNOR Environmental.

Click here to see the full conference agenda, and click here for registration details.


Roux’s Marc Scarcella to Speak at the Perrin Asbestos Defense Strategic Summit

Wednesday, November 9, 2016  Marc Scarcella, Economic and Complex Analytics (ECA) Practice Area Leader at Roux Associates, will be a panelist presenting on November 9th  at the Asbestos Defense Strategic Summit in New Orleans, hosted by Perrin Conferences. He will be speaking in the session entitled “NYCAL and Madison County: Asbestos Worlds unto Themselves.” Click below to review the conference agenda. To read more about Marc Scarcella and the ECA practice click here.




Webcast: The SEC Revised Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs)

Wednesday, September 14 from 10am-12 noon (Eastern Time)

Marc Scarcella, Principal and Economic & Complex Analytics Practice Area Leader at Roux Associates, will be speaking in a webcast on Wednesday, September 14 presented by The Knowledge Group: The SEC Revised Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs): Time to Rethink Your Firm’s Current Non-GAAP Measures.

About the Webcast:

Financial statements prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) provide investors, analysts, and other users with a defined basis for conducting financial analysis and comparison among different entities. A Non-GAAP financial measure is anything other than those specified, defined, or determined by the GAAP, which can be useful in providing insight into a company’s financial performance, financial conditions, and/or cash flow. However, Non-GAAP financial measures are often company-specific, and can be problematic if they are not defined properly and accurately.

As a result, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has heightened its enforcement of Non-GAAP disclosure rules, even revising its Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs) relating to these measures. In this two-hour webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of the SEC’s revised C&DIs, covering how to avoid potential legal pitfalls.

Marc will be specifically addressing the following:

  • Considerations for disclosing litigation and environmental risks
  • Striking a balance between providing necessary transparency without creating unnecessary balance sheet drag
  • Evaluation of offsetting insurance assets to minimize net material impact on operations
  • Factors to consider when disclosing
  • How to handle uncertainty
  • Disclosure process

Roux Associates Courtesy Registration:

For those who would like to use this webcast toward Continuing Legal Education (CLE), Continuing Professional Education (CPE), or Continuing Education (CE) credit, the webcast is complimentary for the first 30 registrants courtesy of Roux Associates. Once all of the passes have been used, those who need a certificate of attendance for credit can register at a special half price rate of $25. Click here to redeem these offers.

For more information and/or to register for the webcast via The Knowledge Group, please click here.

Roux Associates Welcomes Two New Principals

Introducing: Marc Scarcella & Peter R. Kelso

Roux is pleased to welcome two new Principals to our team: Marc Scarcella and Peter R. Kelso, whose extensive litigation experience is concentrated in Economic & Complex Analytics (ECA).

ECA professionals are nationally recognized for expertise in helping clients evaluate the legal, scientific, and financial risks associated with environmental, mass tort, and product liability litigation. Our experts will provide strategic consulting and expert services that assist clients to identify, quantify, forecast, and mitigate current and emerging environmental and product liability risk. Their collective expertise has been leveraged in complex insurance coverage disputes, arbitrations, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reserve disclosures, financial due diligence, bankruptcy reorganizations, underlying claim evaluations, and public policy initiatives.

Mr. Scarcella and Mr. Kelso specialize in the following topics, just to name a few:


Marc Scarcella has fifteen years of experience as an economic consultant for mass tort litigation, specializing in quantitative methods and their applications in dispute resolution and strategic litigation management. Prior to joining Roux Associates, Mr. Scarcella was a Principal at Bates White Economic Consulting and a Managing Director at Analysis Research Planning Corporation.

Mr. Scarcella has acted as a consulting and testifying expert at both state and federal levels, on a number of complex insurance coverage cases. He has developed economic models for estimating potential insurance recoveries due to environmental and product liability claims. Mr. Scarcella has applied his expertise in forecasting future loss and litigation risk to the areas of asbestos, silica, pharmaceutical, medical devices, water contamination, sports-related head trauma, tobacco litigation, and various other forms of environmental toxins and deleterious substances.

Peter R. Kelso has been at the forefront of identifying emerging litigation trends for over fifteen years. Mr. Kelso is an expert on mass tort and product liability litigation. He specializes in data aggregation and other database management services to advise clients on litigation risk. He has advised Fortune 100 companies, international insurers and reinsurers, and many of the top investment firms on Wall Street on quantifying current and future potential costs associated with litigation outcomes.

Prior to joining Roux Associates as a Principal, Mr. Kelso was a Director at Bates White as well as a Vice President at Litigation Resolution Group. His expertise extends to insurance coverage negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, liability ring fencing activities, and bankruptcy reorganizations.

To learn more about Marc and Peter, please click on the PDFs below:

Marc Scarcella Professional Profile
Peter R. Kelso Professional Profile