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

For 27 years, 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.

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.

We’re Back Live and In-Person


400+

Attendees

15+

Panel Discussions

60+

Speakers

2

Days of Networking

What’s NEW for 2022
  • Breaking Down New Proposed 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
  • Coffee and Q+A with In-House Counsel: What in the Current Products Liability Defense Environment is Keeping Them Up at Night?
CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS
Donald LeGower

Donald LeGower

Vice President – Litigation and Government Investigations
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Mary-Alice Barrett

Mary-Alice Barrett

Associate General Counsel
Genentech

Mary-Alice Barrett

Lora Spencer

Principal Litigation & Investigations Counsel
Medtronic

Meet and Learn from Key Industry Leaders
Speaker

Bill Childs

Assistant General Counsel, Litigation
3M

Speaker

Sarah Heineman

Senior Counsel, Litigation Group
Bayer

Speaker

Justin Witzmann

Director, Legal Affairs, Global Litigation
Nuvasive

Speaker

Candace Camarata

Associate General Counsel
Becton, Dickinson and Company

Speaker

Brennan Torregrossa

Senior Vice President, Litigation
GSK

Speaker

Zane Riester

Senior Counsel
Johnson & Johnson

Speaker

Christiana Jacxsens

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

Speaker

Jobina Jones-McDonnell

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

WHO YOU’LL MEET

Products liability, MDL, and Mass Tort attorneys and litigators (in-house & law firm) who represent:

  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Medical Device Companies
  • Biotech Companies
WHAT SETS US APART?

Exceptional In-House
Participation

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

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

The Most Relevant,
Forward-thinking Content

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

Federal and State Judges and Government Enforcers

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