In our continuing quest to share worthwhile educational opportunities with our loyal readers, we have a double shameless plug this weekend.

First, some of your favorite Drug and Device Law bloggers will be presenting at Reed Smith’s Philadelphia Life Sciences CLE Day on Thursday, November 2 at Reed Smith’s Philadelphia office. This is a free, full-day CLE program designed for in-house counsel at life sciences companies.

Eric Alexander will be part of a panel discussing “Digital Health: Issues and Considerations with Patient Engagement, Connected Devices, and Integrated Data” and Bexis and Rachel Weil will be speaking on “Going Long: Addressing the Biggest Opportunities and Threats in Prescription Medical Product Liability Litigation.”

In between, some of our Reed Smith colleagues will discuss:

  • The False Claims Act post-Escobar
  • State AG trends/activities concerning the life sciences industry
  • The insurance implications of aggressive civil litigation by state and local governments against pharmaceutical companies and distributors
  • The jurisdiction and venue refresh provided by Bristol-Myers and TC Heartland
  • Trends and recent angles of attack in product liability jury trials
  • Lessons learned in international arbitration battles

The good people at Reed Smith are also providing a networking breakfast and lunch, with a reception immediately following the CLE day.

This is a free, full-day program presumptively approved for 7.2 CLE credits in New Jersey and 6 CLE credits in Pennsylvania (application for Delaware credit is pending; for lawyers licensed in New York, the day is eligible for 7 credits under New York’s Approved Jurisdiction Policy).

Interested? You can register here. (Please note that space is limited.)

Our second learning opportunity carries no such space restrictions. Bexis will be co-presenting a free (can’t beat free) Washington Legal Foundation webinar on “Personal Jurisdiction and Venue Disputes: Succeeding in a Changed Legal Environment” on October 11 at 1:00-2:00 pm EST, with Phil Goldberg of Shook, Hardy & Bacon.  Here’s a description of the topic (WLF wrote this, not me):

Previously relegated to law-school classroom debate, personal jurisdiction and venue are now front-of-mind issues for civil litigators.  Our speakers will address how lower courts, and the plaintiffs’ bar, have responded to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent restrictions on forum shopping. They will also identify the open questions and possible loopholes in the new jurisprudence, and discuss strategic responses on how to obtain and keep a “home court” advantage.

RSVP: to glammi@wlf.org.  More information on the webinar, and instructions on how to register, are here.