Registration opens for USLAW NETWORK/S-E-A Battery and Electric Vehicle Forum


USLAW and S-E-A are teaming up to host the USLAW NETWORK Battery and Electric Vehicle Forum in conjunction with S-E-A. This two-day in-depth and interactive program will deliver the latest updates on the trends, safety standards, risk mitigation, and common failures of battery and electric vehicle operations. The event will run from Nov. 9-10, 2023, at Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph Hotel and S-E-A’s global headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. S-E-A is USLAW’s official technical forensic engineering and legal visualization services partner.

Who should attend?

The Forum will be open to in-house counsel, risk and claims personnel with manufacturers of battery-operated products and electric vehicles, companies who have electric-vehicle fleets or are considering going electric, and insurers and TPAs that manage claims focused in these areas.

S-E-A expert & technical engineers + USLAW attorneys

“We are proud to bring our S-E-A experts and technical engineers together with USLAW member attorneys who together can deliver real-time research, litigation updates, risk mitigation factors and important dialogue on growing product safety and transportation matters related to battery production and use across a spectrum of products, including motor vehicles,” said Jason Baker, CEO and president of S-E-A, multi-disciplined forensic engineering, fire investigation and visualization services company specializing in failure analysis.

Live demos

The program will include live demos of common failures, post-incident considerations and battery litigation strategies.

“This will be a cutting-edge event on topical issues in the growing industries of battery-powered products and electric vehicles, attended by industry leaders, regulators, counsel, and technical experts, and hosted at S-E-A’s state-of-the-art facilities,’ said Christopher M. Cotter, chair of the USLAW NETWORK Complex Tort and Product Liability Practice Group and a partner at Snyder Burnett Egerer, LLP in Santa Barbara, California. “There is no other event like it in the industry today and no organization better equipped to tackle it than USLAW.”

Battery production and its corresponding regulations intersect with many industries, and the exponential growth of electric vehicles presents a range of state and federal legal considerations.

“With the growing popularity of EVs in the transportation industry, this specialized forum will bring forward core safety, legal, environmental and operational considerations that product manufacturers, distributors, legal decision-makers and transportation and logistics industry leaders should consider as they operate in this space,” said Richard C. Moreno, chair of the USLAW NETWORK Transportation and Logistics Practice Group and senior partner and partner-in-charge of the Los Angeles office of Murchison & Cumming LLP.

Agenda highlights (CLE will be offered)

  • Science Behind Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Industry Trends and How States are Reacting
  • Ever-Evolving Laws and Regulations (panel to include guest speakers from Consumer Products Safety Commission; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and Electric Vehicle Association)
  • Common Battery Failure Modes
  • Live demos of common failures
  • Emerging Technology/Strategies for Evaluating Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Warning Labels
  • EV Charging Infrastructure
  • Fire Suppression Systems for Today’s Lithium-Ion Batteries in Products and Warehouses
  • Post-Incident Fire Suppression and Safety Considerations in EVs
  • Battery Fire Extinguishing Demo

If you are interested in attending this Forum and would like further details, please contact Roger Yaffe, USLAW NETWORK CEO, at


­Expert Forensic Engineers and Consultants Since 1970

A powerful resource in litigation for more than 50 years, S-E-A is a multi-disciplined forensic engineering, fire investigation, product testing and visualization services company specializing in failure analysis. S-E-A’s full-time staff consists of licensed/registered professionals who are experts in their respective fields. S-E-A offers complete investigative services, including marine, mechanical, biomechanical, electrical, civil and materials engineering, as well as fire investigation, industrial hygiene, toxicology, visualization services, and health sciences — along with a fully equipped chemical laboratory. The company’s Health Sciences Practice is responsible for the testing of medical devices and provides analysis of surgical techniques. A Vehicle Dynamics division tests on- and off-road vehicles in addition to conducting autonomous vehicle testing and establishing industry standards. In addition, S-E-A may employ 3D laser scanners and drones to provide support. Should animations, graphics or medical illustrations be needed, S-E-A’s Imaging Sciences team can work closely with field staff to clearly depict what really happened. Together, these disciplines interact to provide thorough and independent analysis that will support any subsequent litigation.


USLAW NETWORK is a dynamic association of experienced law firms and lawyers from approximately 100 independent, full-service firms, including more than 6,000 attorneys across the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and Asia, with affiliations in Europe through TELFA. With jurisdictional knowledge backed by a global network of attorneys, USLAW member firms support their clients’ legal needs with access to top trial and transactional counsel wherever they do business. Launched in 2001, USLAW includes highly rated law firms that are part of the NETWORK by invitation only. USLAW member firms provide legal representation to major corporations, insurance companies, and large and small businesses alike and specialize in commercial and business law, employment and labor law, litigation, and other business-related areas of law. All firms have substantial trial experience. For more information, visit

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