Drug and Medical Device Litigation

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Contents & Contributors

Contents & Contributors

Successfully Asserting the Preemption Defense Post-Riegel and in Anticipation of Levine
Vijay V. Bondada, Senior Corporate Counsel, Litigation, PFIZER INC, (New York, NY)
David G. Martin, Vice President and Senior Counsel, Litigation, MEDTRONIC, INC. (Minneapolis, MN)
John P. Lavelle, Jr., Partner, BALLARD SPAHR ANDREWS & INGERSOLL, LLP (Philadelphia, PA)
Marie S. Woodbury, Partner, SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. (Kansas City, MO)

Combating Jurors' Negative Perceptions of the Industry and the FDA
Timothy Pratt, Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, BOSTON SCIENTIFIC (Natick, MA)
Elpidio "PD" Villarreal, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Litigation & Conflict Management, SCHERING-PLOUGH CORPORATION, (Kenilworth, NJ)
Reiko Hasuike, Ph.D., Partner, R&D STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS, (Manhattan Beach, CA)
Diane P. Sullivan, Partner, DECHERT LLP (Princeton, NJ)

Overcoming Attempts to Weaken the Learned Intermediary Doctrine
Julie Coletti, Director and Senior Counsel, BAYER CORPORATION, (Pittsburgh, PA)
John Delli Venneri, Partner, BALLARD SPAHR ANDREWS & INGERSOLL, LLP (Voorhees, NJ)
Andrea Roberts, Partner, BAKER & DANIELS LLP (Indianapolis, IN)
Madeline M. Sherry, Director, GIBBONS P.C. (Philadelphia, PA)
Moderator:
Mark Herrmann, Partner, JONES DAY (Chicago, IL)

Administering and Managing Litigation Holds
Paul E. Benson, Partner, MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH LLP (Milwaukee, WI)
Albert G. Bixler, Member, ECKERT SEAMANS CHERIN & MELLOTT, LLC (Philadelphia, PA)

A.Reducing and Managing Costs Associated With Product Liability Litigation
William N. Scarff, Jr.,Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Chief Litigation Counsel, ALLERGAN, INC. (Irvine, CA)
Erica Visokey, Assistant Counsel, STRYKER CORPORATION (Mahwah, NJ)
Diane S. Barrasso, Ph.D., Principal, Document Review Services, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (Westfield, NJ)
Diane E. Lifton, Partner, HUGHES HUBBARD & REED LLP (New York, NY)
Moderator:
Brian C. Eckman, Litigation Counsel, BAUSCH & LOMB INCORPORATED (Rochester, NY)

B.Presenting Corporate Witnesses in the Best Light Before the Jury and the Press
Wendy L. Hufford, Executive Vice President & Chief Litigation Counsel, CARDINAL HEALTH, INC. (Dublin, OH)
Ingrid A. Briant, Partner, ARNOLD & PORTER LLP (Denver, CO)
Bernard Taylor, Sr., Partner, ALSTON & BIRD LLP (Atlanta, GA)

C.Working Effectively With Insurance Carriers and Maximizing Recoveries

Jonathan M. Cohen, Partner, GILBERT OSHINSKY LLP (Washington, DC)
John E. Heintz, Partner, KELLEY DRYE & WARREN LLP (Washington, DC)
Jill E. Wadlund, President, BERKLEY LIFE SCIENCES, LLC (Ewing, NJ)

D.Developing Optimal Internal and External Scientific Expert Witnesses Through Coordination of In-House and Outside Counsel Efforts
Keri L. Arnold, Partner, ARNOLD & PORTER LLP (New York, NY)
Jane F. Thorpe, Partner, ALSTON & BIRD LLP (Atlanta, GA)

Assessing Congressional and Political Influence on Product Liability Litigation
James W.A. Ladner, Associate General Counsel, ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (St. Paul, MN)
Anand Agneshwar, Partner, ARNOLD & PORTER LLP (New York, NY)
Paul W. Schmidt, Partner, COVINGTON & BURLING LLP (Washington, DC)
Moderator:
Andrew T. Bayman, Partner, KING & SPALDING (Atlanta, GA)

Countering New and Creative Plaintiffs’ Theories of Liability
George A. Lehner,Partner, PEPPER HAMILTON LLP (Washington, DC)
Joseph J. Ortego, Partner, NIXON PEABODY LLP (New York, NY)
Sean P. Wajert, Partner, DECHERT LLP (Philadelphia, PA)

Anticipating the Proliferation of Mass Tort Litigation Outside the U.S.: International Class Action and Product Liability Litigation Trends
Elizabeth C. Porter, Senior Corporate Attorney, ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (St. Paul, MN)
Christian Bouckaert, Partner, BOUCKAERT ORMEN PASSEMARD SPORTES (Paris, France)
S. Gordon McKee, Partner, BLAKE CASSELS & GRAYDON LLP (Toronto, Canada)
Moderator:
Simon J. Castley, Partner, SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P. (London, England)

Defending Liability Claims in Cases Involving Both Innovator and Generic Manufacturers
Bridget M. Ahmann, Partner, FAEGRE & BENSON LLP (Minneapolis, MN)
Deborah E. Lewis, Special Counsel, SEDGWICK, DETERT, MORAN & ARNOLD LLP (Dallas, TX)
Jeffrey F. Peck, Partner, ULMER & BERNE LLP (Cincinnati, OH)
Moderator:
Howard L. Dorfman, Counsel, ROPES & GRAY LLP (New York, NY)



DOCUMENT TYPES: PPT DOC PDF PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE: 36

7:15
Registration and Welcoming Breakfast
8:00
Co-Chairs' Opening Remarks
Mr. William J. Ruane
Vice President and Associate General Counsel - Litigation
Wyeth
Mr. Jerry G. Bradford
Associate General Counsel
Alcon Laboratories‚ Inc.
8:10
Successfully Asserting the Preemption Defense Post-Riegel and in Anticipation of Levine
Mr. Vijay V. Bondada
Senior Corporate Counsel‚ Litigation
Pfizer Inc
1 file
PREEMPTION AND WYETH V. LEVINE: LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE
109.5 KB 11 pages Presentation
DOC - PREEMPTION AND WYETH V. LEVINE: LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE
Mr. David G. Martin
Vice President and Senior Counsel‚ Litigation
Medtronic‚ Inc.
1 file
Medical Device Preemption In 2009 And Beyond
841 KB 11 pages Presentation
PPT - Medical Device PreemptionIn 2009 And Beyond
-Mr. John P. Lavelle‚ Jr.
Partner
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll‚ LLP
2 files
Medical Device Preemption After Riegel
1.1 MB 15 pages Presentation
PPT - Medical Device PreemptionAfter Riegel
Medical Device Preemption After Riegel
87 KB 23 pages Presentation
DOC - Medical Device Preemption After Riegel
Ms. Marie S. Woodbury
Partner
Shook‚ Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
1 file
Preemption and Wyeth v. Levine: Looking into the Future
3.1 MB 16 pages Presentation
PPT - Preemption and Wyeth v. Levine: Looking into the Future
Moderator: Mr. Stephen A. Wood
Partner
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
9:15
Combating Jurors' Negative Perceptions of the Industry and the FDA
-Mr. Timothy S. Pratt
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Boston Scientific Corporation
Mr. Elpidio ""PD"" Villarreal
Vice President and Associate General Counsel‚ Litigation & Conflict Management
Schering-Plough Corporation
Dr. Reiko Hasuike‚ Ph.D.
Partner
R&D Strategic Solutions
Ms. Diane P. Sullivan
Partner
Dechert LLP
1 file
Perception of Different Industries
252.5 KB 9 pages Presentation
PPT - Perception of Different Industries
10:15
Morning Coffee Break
10:30
Overcoming Attempts to Weaken the Learned Intermediary Doctrine
Ms. Julie Coletti
Director and Senior Counsel
Bayer Corporation
Mr. John Delli Venneri
Partner
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll‚ LLP
Ms. Andrea Roberts
Partner
Baker & Daniels LLP
Ms. Madeline M. Sherry
Director
Gibbons P.C.
1 file
THE LEARNED INTERMEDIARY DOCTRINE: LESSONS LEARNED IN PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW JERSEY
70 KB 20 pages Presentation
DOC - THE LEARNED INTERMEDIARY DOCTRINE: LESSONS LEARNED IN PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW JERSEY
Moderator: Mr. Mark Herrmann
Partner
Jones Day
7 files
Overcoming Attempts to Weaken the Learned Intermediary Doctrine
3.6 MB 64 pages Presentation
PPT - Overcoming Attempts to Weaken the Learned Intermediary Doctrine
Herrmann.M.DesertsOfNewMexico
152.4 KB 3 pages Presentation
PDF - Herrmann.M.DesertsOfNewMexico
Herrmann.M.Headcount
301.6 KB 6 pages Presentation
PDF - Herrmann.M.Headcount
Herrmann.M.HeadcountII
288.6 KB 5 pages Presentation
PDF - Herrmann.M.HeadcountII
Herrmann.M.HeedingPresumptions
175.1 KB 3 pages Presentation
PDF - Herrmann.M.HeedingPresumptions
Herrmann.M.InDefenseOfTheLearnedIntermediaryRule
690.9 KB 11 pages Presentation
PDF - Herrmann.M.InDefenseOfTheLearnedIntermediaryRule
Herrmann.M.LearnedIntermediaryRule201
418.3 KB 7 pages Presentation
PDF - Herrmann.M.LearnedIntermediaryRule201
11:30
Administering and Managing Litigation Holds
Ms. Tracey Garland Vinson
Counsel
Bayer Corporation
Mr. Paul E. Benson
Partner
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
1 file
Administering and Managing Litigation Holds
1.5 MB 30 pages Presentation
PPT - Administering and Managing Litigation Holds
Mr. Albert G. Bixler
Member
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott‚ LLC
1 file
“Administering and Managing Litigation Holds”
86 KB 18 pages Presentation
DOC - “Administering and Managing  Litigation Holds”
12:30
FDA Keynote Address
Gerald F. Masoudi
Partner
Covington and Burling LLP (former Chief Counsel of the Food and Drug Administration)
13:00
Networking Luncheon Hosted by Greenberg Traurig‚ LLP
14:15
BREAKOUT SESSION 1 - Choose A or B
14:15 A: Reducing and Managing Costs Associated With Product Liability Litigation
Mr. William N. Scarff‚ Jr.
Vice President‚ Assistant General Counsel‚ Chief Litigation Counsel
Allergan‚ Inc.
Erica Visokey
Assistant Counsel
Stryker
Ms. Diane Barrasso
Principal‚ Forensic & Dispute Services
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
Diane E. Lifton
Partner and Co-chair, Life Sciences and Product Liability Groups
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (New York, NY)
Moderator: Mr. Brian C. Eckman
Litigation Counsel
Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
1 file
Reducing and Managing Costs Associated with Product Liability Litigation
1.1 MB 14 pages Presentation
PDF - Reducing and Managing Costs Associated with Product Liability Litigation
14:15 B: Presenting Corporate Witnesses in the Best Light Before the Jury and the Press
Ms. Wendy H. Hufford
Executive Vice President & Chief Litigation Counsel
Cardinal Health‚ Inc.
1 file
HANDLING DISGRUNTLED FORMER EMPLOYEES
362.5 KB 12 pages Presentation
PPT - HANDLING DISGRUNTLED FORMER EMPLOYEES
Mr. Steven P. Sokolow
Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Novartis Corporation
Ms. Ingrid A. Briant
Partner
Arnold & Porter LLP
1 file
5 Tips for Effective Involvement of the Company Witness in Creating and Telling the ‘Company Story’
236 KB 6 pages Presentation
PPT - 5 Tips for Effective Involvement of the Company Witness in Creating and Telling the ‘Company Story’
Mr. Bernard Taylor‚ Sr.
Partner
Alston & Bird LLP
1 file
Breathing Life Into Corporate Witnesses Keys to Better Telling the Company Story
728.5 KB 9 pages Presentation
PPT - Breathing Life Into Corporate WitnessesKeys to Better Telling the Company Story
Moderator: Mr. Michael X. Imbroscio
Partner
Covington & Burling LLP
15:30
Afternoon Refreshment Break Hosted by Gibbons P.C.
15:45
BREAKOUT SESSION 2 - Choose C or D
15:45 C: Working Effectively With Insurance Carriers and Maximizing Recoveries
Mr. Jonathan M. Cohen
Partner
Gilbert Oshinsky LLP
2 files
Cohen.J.CorporateCounsel
4.4 MB 4 pages Presentation
PDF - Cohen.J.CorporateCounsel
Cohen.J.RiskandInsurance408
30.9 KB 3 pages Presentation
PDF - Cohen.J.RiskandInsurance408
Mr. John E. Heintz
Partner
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
2 files
MANAGING THE INSURANCE RELATIONSHIP IN PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION
156.4 KB 15 pages Presentation
PDF - MANAGING THE INSURANCE RELATIONSHIP IN PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION
Managing the Insurer-Policyholder- Defense Relationship
1 MB 21 pages Presentation
PPT - Managing the Insurer-Policyholder- Defense Relationship
Ms. Jill E. Wadlund
President
Berkley Life Sciences‚ LLC
1 file
Working Effectively With Insurance Carriers and Maximizing Recoveries
5.7 MB 28 pages Presentation
PPT - Working Effectively With Insurance Carriers and Maximizing Recoveries
15:45 D: Developing Optimal Internal and External Scientific Expert Witnesses Through Coordination of In-House and Outside Counsel Efforts
Mary-Alice Barrett
Senior Counsel
Hoffman-La Roche
Ms. Jennifer E. Dubas
Senior Attorney - Litigation
Wyeth
Ms. Keri L. Arnold
Partner
Arnold & Porter LLP
1 file
Factors to Consider When Selecting an Expert Witness
247.4 KB 18 pages Presentation
PDF - Factors to Consider When Selecting an Expert Witness
Mr. Ronn B. Kreps
Partner
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Ms. Jane F. Thorpe
Partner
Alston & Bird LLP
1 file
Considerations Involving Expert Reports
41 KB 4 pages Presentation
DOC - Considerations Involving Expert Reports
17:00
Conference Adjourns
17:00 Cocktail Reception Hosted by Dechert LLP
7:15
Networking Breakfast
8:00
Co-Chairs' Remarks
Mr. William J. Ruane
Vice President and Associate General Counsel - Litigation
Wyeth
Mr. Jerry G. Bradford
Associate General Counsel
Alcon Laboratories‚ Inc.
8:10
Assessing Congressional and Political Influence on Product Liability Litigation
Mr. James W.A. Ladner
Associate General Counsel
St. Jude Medical‚ Inc.
Mr. Anand Agneshwar
Partner
Arnold & Porter LLP
Mr. Paul W. Schmidt
Partner
Covington & Burling LLP
Moderator: Andrew T. Bayman
Partner
King & Spalding
1 file
Assessing Congressional And Political Influence On Product Liability Litigation
1.9 MB 20 pages Presentation
PPT - Assessing Congressional And Political Influence On Product Liability Litigation
9:15
View From the Bench - Judicial Views on Medical Products Litigation Today
The Honorable Mark E. Fuller
Chief Judge
United States District Court -- Middle District of Alabama
The Honorable Charles R. Wolle
Senior United States District Judge
United States District Court -- Southern District of Iowa
The Honorable Janis Graham Jack
United States District Judge
United States District Court -- Southern District of Texas
-The Honorable John R. Tunheim
United States District Judge
United States District Court -- District of Minnesota
The Honorable Mark I. Bernstein
Judge
Court of Common Pleas
-Moderator: Ms. Lori G. Cohen
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig‚ LLP
11:00
Morning Coffee Break
11:15
Countering New and Creative Plaintiffs' Theories of Liability
Mr. George A. Lehner
Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLP
1 file
Battleground Issues in Consumer Protection Cases
135 KB 6 pages Presentation
PPT - Battleground Issues in Consumer Protection Cases
-Mr. Joseph J. Ortego
Partner
Nixon Peabody LLP
1 file
Countering New and Creative Plaintiffs’ Theories of Liability
2.2 MB 12 pages Presentation
PPT - Countering New and Creative Plaintiffs’ Theories of Liability
Mr. Sean P. Wajert
Partner
Dechert‚ LLP
1 file
Countering Creative Plaintiffs’ Theories of Liability: Medical Monitoring
631.5 KB 24 pages Presentation
PPT - Countering Creative Plaintiffs’ Theories of Liability: Medical Monitoring
12:30
Networking Luncheon Hosted by Covington & Burling LLP
13:45
Anticipating the Proliferation of Mass Tort Litigation Outside the U.S.: International Class Action and Product Liability Litigation Trends
Ms. Elizabeth C. Porter
Legal Counsel
St. Jude Medical‚ Inc.
Mr. Christian Bouckaert
Partner
Bouckaert Ormen Passemard Sportes
Mr. S. Gordon McKee
Partner
Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
1 file
Mass tort pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation in Canada; revisited
182 KB 38 pages Presentation
DOC - Mass tort pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation in Canada; revisited
Moderator: Mr. Simon J. Castley
Partner
Shook‚ Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
1 file
Anticipating the Proliferation of Mass Tort Litigation Outside the U.S.
997.5 KB 50 pages Presentation
PPT - Anticipating the Proliferation of Mass Tort Litigation Outside the U.S.
14:45
Afternoon Refreshment Break
15:00
Defending Liability Claims in Cases Involving Both Innovator and Generic Manufacturers
Ms. Bridget M. Ahmann
Partner
Faegre & Benson LLP
Ms. Deborah E. Lewis
Special Counsel
Sedgwick‚ Detert‚ Moran & Arnold LLP
Mr. Jeffrey F. Peck
Partner
Ulmer & Berne LLP
Moderator: Mr. Howard L. Dorfman
Partner
Ropes and Gray LLP
1 file
Defending Liability Claims in Cases Involving Both Innovator and Generic Manufacturers
1 MB 57 pages Presentation
PPT - Defending Liability Claims in Cases Involving Both Innovator and Generic Manufacturers
16:00
Ethical Considerations When Developing Creative Mass Tort Settlements
Mr. Howard M. Erichson
Professor of Law
Fordham University School of Law
1 file
ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS in MASS TORT SETTLEMENTS
341 KB 15 pages Presentation
PPT - ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONSinMASS TORT SETTLEMENTS
Mr. Theodore V.H. Mayer
Partner
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
1 file
THE VIOXX SETTLEMENT
363 KB 34 pages Presentation
PPT - THE VIOXX SETTLEMENT
17:15
End of Conference