Transvaginal Mesh Chairs:
Fred Thompson, III, Motley Rice LLC
Bryan Aylstock, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, P.L.C.
Michael J. Miller, The Miller Firm LLC
Daniel S. Robinson, Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.
Orthopedic Devices Chairs:
Ellen Relkin, Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.
Douglass A. Kreis, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, P.L.C.
Price: $795 per registrant**
Groups & Special Rates: Email Brownie Bokelman or call 484-324-2755×212.
Venue Information: Le Méridien is located at 1421 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. A block of rooms has been reserved for $239/night. The cut-off for the conference rate is September 7, 2012, but rooms may sell out so please book early. Attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 1-888-627-7031 and referencing the HB Pharmaceutical Litigation Conference. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Cyndy Noonan.
CLE Credits: 6.5 – 8.0 credits, depending on state requirements
Vance Andrus worked as a defense lawyer before founding the plaintiff firm today named Andrus Hood & Wagstaff, and has extensive trial experience both as plaintiff and defense counsel. Presently, Vance serves as National Co-Lead Counsel of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) in “In Re: Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation”, MDL no. 1871. He additionally serves as a PSC member, as well as a member of the PSC executive committee in “In Re: Fosamax Products Liability Litigation”, MDL no. 1789. He also serves as a member of the PSC in “In Re: Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Products Liability Litigation”, MDL no. 1842.
Neil D. Overholtz specializes in pharmaceutical litigation, and has successfully handled thousands of defective drug and medical device cases, including fen-phen, Rezulin, Baycol, Bextra/Celebrex, Vioxx, Medtronic Defibrillators, and Guidant Defibrillators. Recently, Mr. Overholtz has the distinction of having been appointed as national counsel on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for several federal products liability MDL’s (Mullti-District litigations), including the Trasylol MDL pending in federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida, before the Honorable Judge Middlebrooks, the Viagra MDL in the District Court in Minnesota, before the Honorable Judge Magnuson, as well as the Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Lead Wire MDL before United States District Court Judge Richard Kyle. Additionally, Mr. Overholtz has served as co-lead counsel in the In Re America Online, Inc Version 5.0 Software Litigation, MDL Docket No. 1341 (S.D. Fla), helping to negotiate a cash settlement for affected AOL members in excess of $15 Million as well as significant injunctive relief.
*All attendees must certify that they represent the plaintiff bar with respect to this conference and do not represent or consult for any of the following entities: Companies which manufacture or market pharmaceuticals, drugs, or medical devices, nor their insurers, persons or entities who are defendants in any litigation involving pharmaceuticals, drugs, or medical devices.
**Registration rate and discounts are valid on new registrations only. Discounts cannot be combined with any other offer.