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Some of your favorite Drug and Device Law bloggers will be presenting at Reed Smith’s Life Sciences CLE Day, which will be presented live in Reed Smith’s Philadelphia office and via videoconference to our Pittsburgh office on Thursday, November 15. This is a free, full-day CLE program designed for in-house counsel at life sciences companies.

Bexis will be covering “Key Issues Currently Before the Supreme Court and Other Supremely Interesting Cases,” discussing cases teed up for the current Supreme Court term that could have significant implications for preemption in prescription drug cases, class action strike suits, and even basic product liability law.

Steve McConnell and Rachel Weil will be discussing “Games People Play: Decision Points in MDLs,” which will examine recent trends in multidistrict litigation, particularly in life sciences and product liability cases. The focus will be on strategies for being in the right court, reasonably cabining the scope of discovery, facilitating federal-state and joint defense cooperation, and avoiding adverse trial scenarios.

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

  • Ethics “do’s and don’t’s” in-house counsel can learn from some real stories of questionable ethics and sanctionable conduct
  • The recent N.J. Supreme Court decision where the Court unanimously upgraded the state’s standards for admission of expert testimony, and wider discussion around expert testimony
  • Health tech developments affecting drug and device companies
  • Unexpected issues that are arising for life sciences and health companies in a post-GDPR world, despite companies’ careful preparedness for GDPR implementation
  • Key State AG enforcement activities relevant for life sciences companies, and likely new trends in this area
  • Pharmaceutical pricing and contracting compliance and the potential impact of the Trump administration’s “Blueprint” to address concerns over pricing

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

This program is presumptively approved for 5.0 general CLE credit and 1.0 Ethics credit in Pennsylvania, California, Texas and Florida. The program is also approved for 6.0 general CLE credit and 1.0 Ethics credit in New Jersey. It is presumptively approved for 5.0 general CLE credit and 1.0 Ethics credit under New York’s approved jurisdiction policy. Applications for general and Ethics CLE are pending in Delaware, Illinois, and West Virginia.