3D Tissue Models
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 William E Craco, Michael K Brown, Eric A Dubelier, Thomas H Suddath, Jr., Edward Hanover, Barbara R Binis
13:30:00 Pre-Conference Workshop B: Master Class on Minimizing Risks of Off-Label Communications in an Uncertain Legal Landscape Joseph J Leghorn, Peter Rother, J Christopher Allen, Ellen Rosenberg, Devin Smith, Vivian M Quinn
17:00:00 Pre-Registration & Welcoming Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
07:15:00 Registration & Breakfast
08:00:00 Co-Chairs' Opening Remarks Jerry G Bradford, William J Ruane
08:10:00 Successfully Asserting the Preemption Defense Post-Riegel and in Anticipation of Levine Madeleine M McDonough, Stephen A Wood, Vijay V Bondada, David G Martin, John P Lavelle, Jr.
09:15:00 Combating Jurors' Negative Perceptions of the Industry and the FDA Timothy Pratt, Elpidio PD Villarreal, Reiko Hasuike, Diane P Sullivan
10:15:00 Morning Coffee Break
10:30:00 Overcoming Attempts to Weaken the Learned Intermediary Doctrine John Delli Venneri, Madeline M Sherry, Mark Herrmann, Julie Coletti, Andrea Roberts
11:30:00 Administering and Managing Litigation Holds Tracey Garland Vinson, Paul E Benson, Albert G Bixler
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 Michael X Imbroscio, Wendy Hufford, Steven Sokolow, Ingrid A Briant, Bernard Taylor, Sr.
14:15:00 Breakout Session 1 : TRACK A Reducing and Managing Costs Associated With Product Liability Litigation Diane E Lifton, Brian Eckman, Erica Visokey, William Scarff, Jr.
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 Jennifer E Dubas, Ronn B Kreps, Keri L Arnold, Mary Alice Barrett, Jane F Thorpe
15:45:00 BREAKOUT SESSION 2 : TRACK C Working Effectively With Insurance Carriers and Maximizing Recoveries Jonathan M Cohen, John E Heintz, Jill Wadlund
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 Anand Agneshwar, Paul Schmidt, Andrew T Bayman, James W.A. Ladner
09:15:00 View From the Bench – Judicial Views on Medical Products Litigation Today Mark E Fuller, Donovan W Frank, Charles R Wolle, Marcia S Krieger, John R Tunheim, Mark I Bernstein, Harry D Leinenweber, Janis Graham Jack, Lori G Cohen
11:00:00 Morning Coffee Break
11:15:00 Countering New and Creative Plaintiffs’ Theories of Liability George A Lehner, Joseph J Ortego, Sean P Wajert
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 Simon J Castley, Christian Bouckaert, S Gordon McKee
14:45:00 Afternoon Refreshment Break
15:00:00 Defending Liability Claims in Cases Involving Both Innovator and Generic Manufacturers Howard M Cyr, III, Howard L Dorfman, Bridget M Ahmann, Deborah E Lewis, Jeffrey F Peck
16:00:00 Ethical Considerations When Developing Creative Mass Tort Settlements Howard M Erichson, Theodore V.H. Mayer
17:15:00 Conference Ends
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