Join us in NYC for the life sciences industry’s premier products liability conference.

ACI’s Drug and Medical Device Litigation conference is the meeting place for the greatest minds of the pharmaceutical and medical device product liability defense bar. Each year, for over a quarter of a century, ACI’s “Drug and Med” conference has brought together hundreds of products liability defense stakeholders from industry, private practice, and government to network, collaborate, and strategize on the current products liability landscape as well as to anticipate what is next on the horizon.

We invite you to join us this December to meet and reconnect with colleagues and acquire invaluable insights to surmount the drug and medical device products liability defense community’s latest litigation challenges.

Our esteemed 2022 faculty will provide invaluable information on the potential impact of newly proposed MDL rule changes, overcoming the challenges of plaintiff census forms and registries, and how new Rule 702 amendments will impact future strategies for offering expert testimony. Through our sophisticated panels, you will also gain insights on how the recent Supreme Court session may impact future preemption battles, as well as tactical tools for combatting “non-traditional” liability claims, bet-the-company litigations, and the increasing liability risks associated with new, cutting edge MedTech.

Reserve your seat and be a part of the annual “go-to” forum that sets the standards for drug and medical device product liability litigation practice.

We look forward to seeing you in New York City for the life sciences products liability defense bar’s most valuable gatherings of the year.

Donald LeGower

Donald LeGower

Vice President – Litigation and Government Investigations
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Mary-Alice Barrett

Mary-Alice Barrett

Associate General Counsel

Mary-Alice Barrett

Lora Spencer

Principal Litigation Counsel | Global Legal | Litigation & Investigations

Meet and Learn from Key Industry Leaders

Bill Childs

Assistant General Counsel, Litigation


Sarah Heineman

Senior Counsel, Litigation Group


Justin Witzmann

Director, Legal Affairs, Global Litigation


Candace Camarata

Associate General Counsel
Becton, Dickinson and Company


Brennan Torregrossa

Senior Vice President, Litigation


Zane Riester

Senior Counsel
Johnson & Johnson


Christiana Jacxsens

Corporate Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Head of Investigations and Litigation
B. Braun Medical


Jobina Jones-McDonnell

Vice President, Assistant General Counsel – Litigation and Risk
Endo Pharmaceuticals

What’s NEW for 2022
  • Fireside Chat About New Proposed MDL Rule Changes
  • Focus Session on Plaintiff Cansus Forms and Registries
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigator Think-Tank
  • Spotlight on “Non-Traditional” Liability Theories
  • “Bet the Company” Litigation Strategy Session
  • MDL Case Studies – 2022 Edition

We’re Back Live and In-Person

Get set for…






Revamped Panel Discussions




Including over Two Dozen Faculty Members from Industry and The Judiciary



Days of Networking

  • Abiomed Inc
  • American Regent Inc., a Daiichi Sankyo Group Company
  • AstraZeneca
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Baxter International Inc.
  • Bayer
  • Bernstein Shur
  • Bradley LLP
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Butler Snow LLP
  • Carey Danis and Lowe
  • Chaffe McCall LLP
  • Clark Hill Strasburger & Price
  • Cook Medical
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Dechert LLP
  • Dentons US LLP
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • Evans Fears & Schuttert LLP
  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Farrell White & Legg PLLC
  • Fox Smith LLC
  • Genentech
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • GSK
  • Hall Booth Smith PC
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • Ice Miller LLP
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Insulet Corp
  • Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Jones Williams Fuhrman & Gourley PA
  • Kaempfer Crowell Ltd
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • Litigation Insights
  • Litigation Management Inc
  • McCarter & English LLP
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • Medtronic
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • Nuvasive
  • Olympus Corporation of the Americas
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • Pfizer
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • R&D Strategic Solutions
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
  • Sanofi
  • Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
  • Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltd
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Sills Cummis & Gross PC
  • Spencer Fane LLP
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • Torys LLP
  • Troutman Pepper
  • Tucker Ellis LLP
  • UCB, Inc.
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Zimmer Biomet
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Exceptional In-House

Your once-a-year opportunity to brainstorm with top in-house counsel including General Counsel and Chief Litigation Officers from diverse pharmaceutical and medical device companies and members of the products liability defense bar

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Strengthen Relationships & Establish New Connections

Network and brainstorm with the Who’s Who of the products liability defense bar from leading litigators in the field as well as from over 25 in-house counsel responsible for handling litigation on behalf of the country’s top life sciences companies

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The Most Relevant,
Forward-thinking Content

Join in high-level sessions focused on your most pressing challenges and opportunities

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Federal and State Judges and
Government Enforcers

Gain a 360 degree view of products liability litigation from all the key stakeholders


In-house counsel for:

Pharmaceutical Companies
Medical Device Companies
Biotech Companies
Health Care Organizations

Attorneys practicing in:

Drug and Medical Devices
Products liability
Mass Tort
Complex and Multidistrict Litigation Healthcare

ACI’s Global Series of Life Sciences Conferences Bring together key sector stakeholders from around the globe to explore the most important trends impacting the many industries including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device/diagnostic, and FDA-regulated consumer products. Our events cover every facet of legal and business relevance as well as controversy. Learn More