Be a part of the flagship conference that sets the standards for drug and medical device product liability litigation practice.

ACI’s Drug and Medical Device Litigation conference has united the greatest minds of the pharmaceutical and medical device product liability defense bar for over a quarter century. Designed for masters-level strategy sharing and bringing together hundreds of industry leaders each year from both in-house, private practice, and government, this is the only forum where you can gain essential winning life sciences product liability litigation strategies.

We invite you to join us this December to meet and reconnect with colleagues and acquire invaluable tactics to surmount the latest litigation challenges being faced by the drug and medical device products liability defense bar. Be part of a community of peers fighting the same litigation challenges with a goal of keeping safe and effective therapies on the market for the patients, who rely on them.

Donald LeGower

Donald LeGower

Vice President – Litigation and Government Investigations
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Mary-Alice Barrett

Mary-Alice Barrett

Associate General Counsel

  • Coffee and Q+A with In-House Counsel: What’s Keeping Industry Up at Night in the Current Products Liability Defense Environment?
  • Breaking Down New MDL Rule Changes and What They Will Mean for Practitioners
  • Overcoming the Trials and Tribulations of Plaintiff Census Forms and Registries
  • Understanding How New Rule 702 Amendments Will Impact Your Strategies for Offering Expert Testimony
  • Assessing the Impact of the Recent Supreme Court Session on Future Preemption Battles
  • Navigating a New Litigation Hot Bed: the Latest in Plaintiffs’ Bar Attacks on OTC Drugs and Consumer Health Products
  • Integrating Key Points from this Year’s Burning MDLs Into Your Trial Practice: Spotlight on 3M Ear Plugs, Opioids and Zantac

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