LexisNexis presents: Innovative Defense Strategies in Drug & Medical Device Litigation

Venue: The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 22, 2004 End Date/Time: Mar 23, 2004
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Monday, March 22, 2004

7:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 Introduction and Opening Remarks

Karen Crawford, Buchanan Ingersoll

Howard Cyr, Harvey Pennington Cabot Griffith & Renneisen

8:45 What To Do First: How To Minimize Liability Before A Case is Filed

Lori Cohen, Alston & Bird

George Ritchie, Piper Rudnick

9:30 Successful Defense Strategies from High-Profile and Often Highly
Controversial Litigation: How To Apply These Tactics To Your Case

William Corley, Marks Gray

Beth Rose, Sills Cummis Radin Tischman Epstein & Gross

10:30 Morning Break

10:45 Defending Your Case In the Media

Wayne Pines, Executive Vice President, GCG Communications

Jeffrey Singer, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

11:45 Defending Emerging Causes of Action

Diane Sullivan, Dechert

Ava Lias-Booker, Saul Ewing

12:30 Networking Luncheon

1:45 Creative Defenses To Creative Theories: The Focus On Product Marketing and Sales

John Lavelle, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll

William Janssen, Saul Ewing

2:45 Spoliation Doctrine In Device Cases

Alan Winchester, Harris Beach

3:30 Afternoon Break

3:45 Client's Perspective On Litigation: In-House Counsel & Their Outside Counsel Discuss Lessons Learned

Moderator: Howard Cyr, Harvey Pennington Cabot Griffith & Renneisen

David Martin, Vice President & Senior Counsel, Litigation, Medtronic, Inc.

William Corley, Marks Gray

Additional speakers to be announced

5:15 Networking Reception

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

8:00 Continental Breakfast

9:00 Beyond the Standard Claims Asserted Against Defendants - The Potential Liability Resulting from Claims By Employees and Others In the Workplace

Mark Neuberger, Buchanan Ingersoll

10:00 Off-Label Use

Anthony Brazil, Morris Polich & Purdy

10:30 Morning Break

10:45 Ethical Considerations Involved in Coordinating and Settling the Multi-Party Civil Cases

A. Christopher Young, Pepper Hamilton

11:45 Litigation Management: Use of the Extranet

Robert Redmond, Williams Mullen

12:30 Adjourn