Opening statements in complex mass tort cases require defense attorneys to – among other things – boil the defenses down to their essence and back them up with illustrations, key evidence and clear timelines. Experienced toxic tort defense attorney David A. Speziali recently demonstrated his style and techniques in the context of a mock asbestos gasket injury case, where failure to warn was one of the primary allegations against the “defendant.” Speziali, a partner in the New Jersey law firm of Speziali, Greenwald, Kueny & Hawkins. P.C., spoke at HB Litigation Conferences’ “Trying an Asbestos Case: How to Get the W,” on Jan. 25, 2011. Click below and hear what he had to say.