New use regulations passed and in effect by the federal legislature will change the way asbestos and related products are manufactured and developed within the US, and how those products are imported. This panel seeks to discover what the potential ramifications are of these decisions (both positive and negative), how this could help manufacturers and other businesses, and what it might do for the individual and the health of those exposed.
- Dwight Bradshaw, LDEQ
- Zack “Lem” Dial, P.E.
Lem is a Louisiana licensed professional environmental engineer having obtained his degree from Louisiana State University. Since 2005, Lem has amassed extensive experience in all phases of asbestos consulting.
He has provided asbestos inspections of structures ranging from single family homes to high-rise buildings, hospitals, and schools. Lem is an LDEQ accredited Asbestos Project Designer, Asbestos Management Planner, and Inspector. He currently serves as the Office Manager for Terracon’s New Orleans and Shreveport offices. Terracon is an all employee owned, nation-wide engineering firm that was ranked #1 in Asbestos and Lead Abatement Design by Engineering News-Record in 2018.
- Scott Galante
Scott Galanteis the managing partner of Galante & Bivalacqua, and is a trial lawyer who has spent his entire legal career litigating on behalf of injured plaintiffs. From an early age, Scott felt a strong desire to help people. His legal work is an extension of this natural inclination to do good for others whenever possible. He has dedicated his career to helping injured people who have been unjustly harmed and need help navigating the intricacies of our legal system. He has secured multi-million dollar recoveries for mesothelioma victims and has helped countless others dealing with catastrophic injuries obtain the compensation they require and deserve. After earning his philosophy degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1994, Scott attended law school at Tulane University School of Law. During his time at Tulane, Scott served as an Administrative Justice on the school’s Moot Court Board, where he first developed his passion for litigation. He was also honored as Tulane’s 1998 Moot Court Junior Appellate champion. Additionally, he served as a practicing student attorney in the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic from 1999 to 2000. This is experience he has put to good use as a member of one of Louisiana’s foremost occupational disease legal teams. Scott has been teaching as an adjunct member of Tulane’s Trial Advocacy Faculty since 2005 and he has been Co-Director of the Fall Trial Advocacy program since 2015. Additionally, he lectures annually to Tulane Law Students enrolled in a Toxic Tort Seminar in regards to Asbestos litigation and toxic torts generally. Finally, Scott has presented on a number of CLE panels including those relating to the role (and avoidance) of the media in litigation. Scott is an avid cyclist and raises money with several charities including the Pablove Foundation which benefits childhood cancer research. Scott and his wife Beth are in the employ of Etta and James, the two cats who rescued them.
- Professor Adam Babich, Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School
Adam Babich teaches and writes on environmental law. From 2000 to 2017, Babich served as Director of Tulane’s Environmental Law Clinic. He is the author of numerous articles on environmental law and policy, administrative law, and civil procedure. Babich is a fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers.