Herrmann’s agreed to give a pair of talks at the ALI-ABA Mass Litigation conference that will be held in Charleston, South Carolina, from May 29 to 31, 2008.

The cast of characters is mighty impressive, as ALI-ABA programs often are. Judges participating in the conference include Hon. Lee Rosenthal, Hon. Barbara Rothstein, and Hon. Shira Scheindlin. Academics include Francis McGovern and Richard Nagareda. Defense lawyers include David Bernick, Sheila Birnbaum, and Barry Ostrager. Plaintiffs’ lawyers include Elizabeth Cabraser and Joseph Rice.

And then there’s “who’s he?,” who will speak on Friday morning about the role of the MDL Panel and state counterparts in managing mass litigation and speak again on Saturday afternoon (they can’t get enough of him) about punitive damages after Williams. (Heck, we even have a thesis or two about that second topic.)

If you can’t attend in person, the program is also available by webcast.