Biotech China 2014
13th Annual Drug and Medical Device Litigation
Millennium Broadway Hotel

New York City, NY

Schedule of Presentations:

Tuesday, December 9, 2008
09:00:00 Pre-Conference Workshop A: Master Class on Managing the Intersection of Product Liability Cases with Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions Barbara R Binis, Edward Hanover, Thomas H Suddath, Jr., Eric A Dubelier, Michael K Brown, William E Craco
13:30:00 Pre-Conference Workshop B: Master Class on Minimizing Risks of Off-Label Communications in an Uncertain Legal Landscape Vivian M Quinn, Devin Smith, Ellen Rosenberg, J Christopher Allen, Peter Rother, Joseph J Leghorn
17:00:00 Pre-Registration & Welcoming Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
07:15:00 Registration & Breakfast
08:00:00 Co-Chairs' Opening Remarks William J Ruane, Jerry G Bradford
08:10:00 Successfully Asserting the Preemption Defense Post-Riegel and in Anticipation of Levine John P Lavelle, Jr., David G Martin, Vijay V Bondada, Stephen A Wood, Madeleine M McDonough
09:15:00 Combating Jurors' Negative Perceptions of the Industry and the FDA Diane P Sullivan, Reiko Hasuike, Elpidio PD Villarreal, Timothy Pratt
10:15:00 Morning Coffee Break
10:30:00 Overcoming Attempts to Weaken the Learned Intermediary Doctrine Andrea Roberts, Julie Coletti, Mark Herrmann, Madeline M Sherry, John Delli Venneri
11:30:00 Administering and Managing Litigation Holds Albert G Bixler, Paul E Benson, Tracey Garland Vinson
12:30:00 FDA Keynote Address Gerald Masoudi
13:00:00 Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates
14:15:00 Breakout Session 1 : TRACK B Presenting Corporate Witnesses in the Best Light Before the Jury and the Press Bernard Taylor, Sr., Ingrid A Briant, Steven Sokolow, Wendy Hufford, Michael X Imbroscio
14:15:00 Breakout Session 1 : TRACK A Reducing and Managing Costs Associated With Product Liability Litigation William Scarff, Jr., Erica Visokey, Brian Eckman, Diane E Lifton
15:30:00 Afternoon Refreshment Break Hosted by: Gibbons
15:45:00 BREAKOUT SESSION 2 : TRACK D Developing the Optimal Internal and External Scientific Expert Witnesses Through the Coordination of In-House and Outside Counsel Efforts Jane F Thorpe, Mary Alice Barrett, Keri L Arnold, Ronn B Kreps, Jennifer E Dubas
15:45:00 BREAKOUT SESSION 2 : TRACK C Working Effectively With Insurance Carriers and Maximizing Recoveries Jill Wadlund, John E Heintz, Jonathan M Cohen
17:00:00 Conference Adjourns Networking Cocktail Reception
Thursday, December 11, 2008
07:15:00 Networking Breakfast
08:00:00 Co-Chairs’ Remarks
08:10:00 Assessing Congressional and Political Influence on Product Liability Litigation James W.A. Ladner, Andrew T Bayman, Paul Schmidt, Anand Agneshwar
09:15:00 View From the Bench – Judicial Views on Medical Products Litigation Today Lori G Cohen, Janis Graham Jack, Harry D Leinenweber, Mark I Bernstein, John R Tunheim, Marcia S Krieger, Charles R Wolle, Donovan W Frank, Mark E Fuller
11:00:00 Morning Coffee Break
11:15:00 Countering New and Creative Plaintiffs’ Theories of Liability Sean P Wajert, Joseph J Ortego, George A Lehner
12:30:00 Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates
13:45:00 Anticipating the Proliferation of Mass Tort Litigation Outside the U.S.: International Class Action and Product Liability Litigation Trends S Gordon McKee, Christian Bouckaert, Simon J Castley
14:45:00 Afternoon Refreshment Break
15:00:00 Defending Liability Claims in Cases Involving Both Innovator and Generic Manufacturers Jeffrey F Peck, Deborah E Lewis, Bridget M Ahmann, Howard L Dorfman, Howard M Cyr, III
16:00:00 Ethical Considerations When Developing Creative Mass Tort Settlements Theodore V.H. Mayer, Howard M Erichson
17:15:00 Conference Ends
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