Date: April 23-24, 2012
Location: The Grand Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
Sarah Brew, Faegre Baker Daniels; Tara Sutton, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP; Stephen Weisbrod, Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC
Price: $895 per registrant*
CLE Credit:
10-12 including 1 ethics

Agenda and Speakers

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Companies Attending Include:

American Foods Group
Boston Scientific
Cargill Inc.
Cook Group
General Mills
Grange Insurance
Hormel Foods
Kellogg Company
Land O’Lakes
Liberty Mutual
Nash Finch Company
The Scoular Company
Simply Thick LLC
Starkey Hearing Technologies
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
Zimmer, Inc.


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Attention Plaintiff Attorneys:  HB offers special services and pricing for plaintiff attorneys who wish to sign up in groups from various firms who wish to save money and use this educational gathering to hold private meetings, making the trip even more valuable.

Hotel Information

The Grand Hotel is located at 615 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402. The sleeping room block has sold out at The Grand Hotel. Please visit or call 1-800-kimpton to book reservations at the hotel’s best available rate. An alternative hotel is The Crowne Plaza-Downtown 618 2nd Ave South, 612-338-2288 located across the street from The Grand Hotel. For assistance contact Cyndy Noonan at 484-324-2755 x201 or


Sarah Brew leads the firm’s food litigation and regulatory team and is a member of the firm’s food and agriculture industry group. Sarah has a national reputation for effectively representing food processors, distributors and retailers in foodborne illness and contamination cases, defending them against product liability, labeling and class action claims and representing them in complex commercial litigation and supply chain disputes.  She has served as national counsel in cases arising from many recent outbreaks, involving products such as eggs, spinach, lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, peanut butter, beef products, poultry products and pet food.

Tara Sutton is a partner with Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP. She focuses her practice on intellectual property, mass tort, and business litigation. Her experience includes: Chair of Mass Tort Litigation Group; Trial practice focusing on representing individuals harmed by the pharmaceutical and medical device industry; Currently litigating cases involving the drugs Vioxx and Chantix; Lead trial counsel in Mirapex Multi-District Litigation; Member, Law and Motions Committee, DePuy ASR Multi-District Litigation; Member, Science Committee and Discovery Committee, Vioxx Multi-District Litigation; and Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee and Chair of Plaintiffs’ Science and Expert Committee, Chantix Multi-District Litigation.

Stephen Weisbrod is an experienced trial lawyer who represents clients in financial and commercial disputes, corporate bankruptcy and insolvency matters, and criminal investigations and trials. Most of his clients are businesses and individuals seeking payment from insurers, banks, and others liable for breach of contract, fraud, or some other kind of misconduct or breach of duty. He has represented companies, creditors’ committees, post-bankruptcy litigation trusts, individual directors and officers, and other individuals and entities in insurance, banking, securities and other types of litigation.

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