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Agenda Announced for the 2014 Drug and Medical Device Litigation

NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Conference Institute (ACI) is pleased to announce the agenda for its 19th Annual Drug and Medical Device Litigation on December 8-10 in New York City. Agenda is now available online.

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Featuring 3 new Co-Chairs:
Sonia Arnold
Counsel-Litigation and Legal Compliance, Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, IN)

Max Heerman
Principal Litigation Counsel, Medtronic, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN)

Malini Moorthy
Head of U.S. Litigation, Bayer (Pittsburgh, PA)

FDA Keynote on Generic Labeling and Preemption:
Kelsey Schaefer (Invited)
Associate Chief Counsel for Enforcement, FDA

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Our accomplished faculty and our new Drug and Med Advisory Board— a veritable "Who's Who" of the products liability defense bar — have united to refresh this year's agenda and will provide comprehensive updates and in-depth analysis of the year's biggest legal developments in key sessions on:

  • Discovery best practices post-Actos
  • Defending against creative attempts to defeat CAFA removal
  • The continuing battle over generic preemption and medical device preemption post-Stengel
  • Using third parties to fund drug and med litigation and much more...

Reacting to this year's faculty and program content, Drug and Med Advisory Board members remarked:

"As always, I am impressed with the range and depth of the presenters.  There is no better forum for leading edge thinking on today's most pressing drug and med litigation challenges."
Patrick L. Gibson, Director, Government Investigations, Merck & Co

"The ACI Drug and Med conference is a great opportunity to connect with other members of the products liability bar and get real-time and real-world information about  mass tort litigation throughout the country.  This year's program features new sessions on the year's biggest developments including e-discovery best practices, creative attempts by members of the plaintiffs' bar to defeat CAFA, and updates on preemption."
Debra L. Burns, Senior Counsel Litigation / Investigations, GE Healthcare

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Staffed by industry specialists, lawyers and other professionals, American Conference Institute operates as a think tank, monitoring trends and developments in all major industry sectors, the law, and public policy, with a view to providing information on the leading edge.

Contact: Linda Lam
Phone: 212-352-3220 ext. 5538

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