What Every New Pharmaceutical Lawyer or Paralegal Should Know

Recording Date: October 28, 2009
Duration: 116 minutes

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Agenda and Speakers

What Every New Pharmaceutical Lawyer or Paralegal Should Know
• Historical overview of key drug litigation, their impact on your practice and the enduring litigation
• Where do MDL’s factor in to your cases
• Ways to familiarize yourself with the medicine and learning what kinds of experts you need for your cases
• Researching experts, maintaining communication and record updates
• Discovery and trial prep 101: what evidence do you need to prove your case and the kind of export reports you will need
• Expert Admissibility and Preparing an Expert for Trial
– The standards of Daubert and Kelly/Frye
– Where they are used
– What kind of experts are applied to these standards
– Things to consider on direct and for cross examination
• Preparing for expert admissibility hearings: the documents you’ll need
• Pretrial procedures
– Conducting client interviews
– Reviewing and analyzing medical records: what to look for
– Depositions: what you need to find out and who you need to depose
• How to calculate and prove damages
• New emerging litigation
Michael Coren, Esq., Pellettieri, Rabstein & Altman, Princeton, NJ
Frederick Fern, RPh, Esq., Harris Beach PLLC, New York
Jeffrey Singer, Esq., Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd., Chicago
Ellen Relkin, Esq., Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., New York