Defense Counsel Only War Room

Nov 28, 2018 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Max Heerman
Principal Litigation Counsel
Medtronic (Washington, DC)

Open to defense counsel only — Join your peers for a state-of-the-industry analysis and candid discussion about the latest and greatest in plaintiffs’ tactics. In-house and law firm defense counsel are encouraged to participate in this unique, interactive networking session that will set the stage for the topics discussed in-depth throughout the event and provide you with valuable takeaways about what your peers from around the country are seeing from the plaintiffs’ bar. Discussion will include:  
  • Jurisdictional issues
  • Discovery, including cross-border discovery
  • Successful motions to dismiss and other dispositive motions
  • Litigation tactics in aggregated cases: multiple plaintiff trials
  • Defending against junk science and using good science/literature to bolster your defense
  • Punitive damages: to bifurcate or not bifurcate?
  • In-house counsel: how can your clients better serve you? Outside counsel: how can your clients be better partners?
  • Analysis of the recent wave of cases in device litigation where courts have been excluding evidence of the 510k clearance process
  • A survey of the less known but important decisions impacting the drug and device space