As we head past Halloween, your Reed Smith bloggers wanted to offer our loyal readers a treat: Reed Smith is once again offering its virtual “Life Sciences CLE Week” starting Monday, November 7. (See the end of this post for information on jurisdictions in which credit is offered. You can register for the webinars here.)
And we will now mix our holiday references to note that yes, Virginia, there is an Ethics Credit session.
Bexis will be kicking things off on Monday, November 7, at 2 p.m. ET with a presentation on “The Ebb and Flow of the Law – A Year of Drug, Medical Device, and Vaccine-Related Preemption Developments,” which will discuss significant preemption-related developments over the last twelve months, both favorable and unfavorable, in product liability litigation involving prescription drugs (including generics), medical devices, vaccines, and OTC drugs.
Next up, on Tuesday, November 8 at 12 p.m. ET, our colleagues Dave Cohen and Selina Coleman will discuss “Ethics and E-Discovery: Lessons Learned from the Alex Jones Cases and Others.” Dave and Selina will use the Alex Jones cases as a starting point for discussing Model Rules 1.1, 1.6, 3.1, 3.3, and 3.4 and other recent matters where sanctions or major fines were issued relating to discovery or information governance.
On Wednesday, November 9 at 2 p.m. ET, our colleagues Shana Russo, Whitney Mayer, and Adriana Santomero will speak on “Current Trends in Today’s Pharma and Device Litigation,” exploring emerging product liability trends, including a rise in claims targeting OTC products, lawsuits alleging less tangible damages that have a multifactorial cause, and plaintiffs recycling causation theories and mechanisms from prior litigation.
Later that day, at 4 p.m. ET, our colleagues Nan Halstead and Vicki Tankle will discuss “Healthcare Fraud and Abuse in a Digital World,” covering nuanced health care fraud and abuse and privacy risks associated with digital health technologies, including EHRs, mobile health solutions and applications, clinical decision support tools, connected devices, and more.
The baton will then be passed back to your loyal bloggers to close the week out on Thursday, November 10. At 1 p.m. ET, Steve McConnell and Rachel Weil will present on “Warning Causation: Taxonomy and Tactics,” discussing what a plaintiff must show to establish that an allegedly inadequate product warning caused injury, and appropriate techniques and tactics to show that the plaintiff fails the test.
Finally, Eric Alexander and our colleague Jamie Lanphear will present on “MDL Trends,” reviewing the most recent developments in this area, including the use (and non-use) of Lone Pine Orders, waves and remands, common rulings, secondary defendants, the impact of a co-defendant’s bankruptcy, and the use of census registries.
You can register for any of the webinars by clicking here.
CLE Information: “Ethics & E-Discovery: Lessons From the Alex Jones Cases and Others” is presumptively approved for 1.0 CLE ethics credit in California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia. Applications for CLE credit will be filed in Delaware, Florida, Ohio, and Virginia. Attendees who are licensed in other jurisdictions will receive a uniform certificate of attendance but Reed Smith only provides credit for the states listed. Please allow 4-6 weeks after the program to receive a certificate of attendance.
Each remaining webinar is presumptively approved for 1.0 CLE credit in California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia. Applications for CLE credit will be filed in Delaware, Florida, Ohio, and Virginia. Attendees who are licensed in other jurisdictions will receive a uniform certificate of attendance but Reed Smith only provides credit for the states listed. Please allow 4-6 weeks after the program to receive a certificate of attendance.