BREAKOUT SESSIONS (CHOOSE A OR B)

TRACK A: The Practice of Drug and Medical Device Litigation: Strategies for Combatting the Complexities of Today’s Products Liability Landscape

TRACK B: The Business of Drug and Medical Device Litigation: Understanding the True Costs of the New Products Liability Environment

December 8, 2020 3:15pm

Track A: Applying the Latest Procedural Defense Developments to Your Litigation Strategy: Recent Updates in Personal Jurisdiction, Snap Removals and Forum Non Conveniens

Sarah Padgitt
Associate General Counsel
Baxter (Deerfield, IL)

John Galvin
Partner
Thompson Coburn LLP (St. Louis, Missouri)

James (Jim) Beck
Senior Life Sciences Policy Analyst
Reed Smith LLP

Track B: Strengthening Your Future Crisis Management Capabilities: Lessons Learned from Covid-19 on Combatting Business Disruption and Enhancing Your Crisis Management Response

Amy Todd Klug
Associate General Counsel, Litigation & Corporate Operations, Legal Affairs
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)

Adam Bassing
Associate General Counsel, U.S. Litigation & Global Safety
UCB, Inc. (Smyrna, GA)

Julie Park
Partner
Morrison & Foerster LLP (San Diego, CA)

Track A:
Applying the Latest Procedural Defense Developments to Your Litigation Strategy: Recent Updates in Personal Jurisdiction, Snap Removals and Forum Non Conveniens
  • Analyzing the latest developments in personal jurisdiction rulings and defenses and incorporating them into your trial practice
  • Assessing recent decisions and developments addressing the procedural steps necessary to complete snap removals
  • Identifying and applying the latest strategies for forum non conveniens arguments
Track B:
Strengthening Your Future Crisis Management Capabilities: Lessons Learned from Covid-19 on Combatting Business Disruption and Enhancing Your Crisis Management Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused life sciences companies to adapt to supply chain, R&D and clinical development disruptions and financial challenges that would have previously been unfathomable. The challenges involved in such a crisis often require a comprehensive view of multiple disciplines to develop effective solutions. This panel will discuss how an organization can most effectively focus its response to a crisis while minimizing business disruption. Topics to be discussed are:

  • Strengthening your crisis response and management capabilities
  • Managing challenges related to supply chain and manufacturing
  • Responding to road bumps in research and development
  • Workforce strategies
  • Financial and downturn planning
  • Financial reporting and tax issues
  • Best practices for dealing with media and court of public opinion