About Andrew M. Voss

Andy Voss represents clients in the defense of lawsuits in federal and state courts involving asbestos, toxic torts, product liability, construction, premises liability and general commercial litigation. He had his first asbestos deposition in 1998 and has continued to represent asbestos defendants for over twenty years. He has extensive experience in some of the country’s most challenging venues, including the City of St. Louis, Missouri, and Madison County and St. Clair County, Illinois. He also has experience handling matters in the MDL 875, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Andy handles all aspects of litigation from the time a case is filed until its resolution, including substantive motion practice, discovery issues, taking and defending expert depositions, and ultimately, trial. In the field of asbestos, he has successfully argued complex motions, in particular motions to dismiss based upon lack of personal jurisdiction and motions to dismiss based on forum non conveniens. He has taken hundreds of depositions, including depositions of plaintiffs, plaintiffs’ fact witnesses, treating physicians and expert witnesses, served as national coordinating counsel and has been lead counsel on thousands of asbestos cases.

About Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Our law firm of approximately 150 attorneys in St. Louis, Chicago and Southern Illinois focuses on comprehensively addressing the legal needs of business organizations, whether private or public, in all sizes and industries. Our attorneys bring practice skills and experience to support business operations across the full range of legal needs. To read about our experience, please visit our Practices and Industries pages.

To protect and affirm our clients’ legal rights, we provide business litigation services, ranging from general commercial litigation to complex tort, product liability and medical malpractice defense.

Just as our clients focus on building the best team, we also concentrate on recruiting and retaining lawyers with the broad base of legal and other professional skills required to meet our clients’ business objectives. We work as partners in spirit with our clients, and measure our success by the degree to which we surpass client satisfaction.

Event Summary

The usage and the import of asbestos are facing greater scrutiny today as pressures from several US states continue to emerge along with the call for a tighter regulation on public health risks. While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule prohibiting most asbestos-containing products, some uses are still legal, including asbestos diaphragms, sheet gaskets, and other vehicle friction commodities. Moreover, in a report released by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), around 750 metric tons of raw asbestos was imported in 2018. This is the largest amount imported since 2013 despite the amendments made in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) as well as other federal laws allowing only a “limited use” of asbestos.

Join a panel of key thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group as they provide a comprehensive discussion on the recent trends and developments surrounding asbestos litigation. Speakers will also offer practical compliance strategies in this rapidly evolving legal climate.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

• Asbestos Litigation: Recent Developments

• Demystifying the EPA Final Rule on Asbestos Import & Uses

• Asbestos Regulations: Exploring TSCA and Other Federal Laws

• Notables Cases

• Practical Tips and Strategies

About The Knowledge Group

Founded in November 2006, The Knowledge Group has been at the forefront of providing quality continuing education programs for lawyers, accountants, financial executives, risk and compliance specialists, human resources professionals, technology officers, and business consultants in a wide range of industries.

The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education by bringing forth relevant content you can’t get anywhere else.