Get set for…






Revamped Panel Discussions




Including over Two Dozen Faculty Members from Industry and The Judiciary



Days of Networking

We are Thrilled to Announce Our 2021 Conference Co-Chairs:

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Brennan Torregrossa

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Litigation

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Lisa Dunkin

Assistant General Counsel, Litigation
Zimmer Biomet

Meet, Network With and Gain Essential Insights from Leading In-House Counsel, Including:

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Elizabeth Balakhani

Assistant General Counsel

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Zane Riester

Senior Counsel
Johnson & Johnson

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Christopher M. Guth

Senior Assistant General Counsel

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Donald LeGower

Assistant General Counsel – Litigation and Government Investigations
Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Adrienne M. Hollander

Assistant General Counsel
American Regent Inc., a Daiichi Sankyo Group Company

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Max Heerman

Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation

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Justin Witzmann

Senior Litigation Counsel
Nuvasive (San Diego, CA)

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Michele Suggs Adeleye

Vice President and AGC
Pfizer (New York, NY)

Hear from our Esteemed Judges:

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Honorable Karen K. Caldwell

Chief JudgeU.S. District Court, E.D. Kentucky
ChairJudicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML)

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Honorable Nancy J. Rosenstengel

Chief District Judge
U.S. District Court, S.D. Illinois (East St. Louis, IL)

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Honorable William F. Highberger

Superior Court Judge
Los Angeles County Superior Court

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Honorable Eduardo C. Robreno

Senior Judge
U.S. District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania

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Honorable John R. Tunheim

Chief Judge
U.S. District Court, D. Minnesota

Don’t miss this year’s conference highlights

Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Trial Practice Toolkit

Leading trial attorneys will explore post-pandemic trial practice, new and evolving client and court expectations, and strategies for conducting litigation in a hybrid virtual/in-person world.


FDA Think Tank

Former FDA Chief Counsels will examine the latest FDA initiatives influencing the products liability sphere.


New MDL Focus Sessions

Leading defense counsel will engage in in-depth discussions on combatting plaintiff tactics that transform MDLs into the behemoth litigations we see today as well as navigating the remand process from transfer to trial.


Spotlight on Opioid and NDMA Litigations

Two all-star panels will explore takeaways from the NDMA and opioid litigations and explain how this is significant for future product liability trial practice in the life sciences.


Post-COVID-19 Jury Data Unveiled

Leading jury consultants will share data on how the COVID-19 pandemic is actually impacting juror mindsets, perceptions, and verdicts.


Roadmap for Post-Albrecht Preemption

Top drug and device product liability litigators will analyze and discuss recent rulings to create a future roadmap for obtaining Albrecht preemption.

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In-person Conference Participation Requirements

As per New York City’s requirements, all attendees and staff are required to provide proof of having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. A negative COVID-19 test result will not qualify for entry into the conference. Vaccination proof must be accompanied with a government-issued ID.

In addition, as per the guidance of the CDC, we encourage all attendees to wear a mask or face covering at all times while at the conference and its social functions, except in limited settings such as during meals.

We reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not following the requirements above. Please note our entry policy is subject to change at any time based on changing local, state of federal regulations.

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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

See why professionals attend each year to network and discuss actionable strategies to surmount new litigation challenges.


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