New Food & Drug Law Conference Features U.S. Judge, U.S. Attorneys, In-House Counsel

New Food & Drug Law Conference Features U.S. Judge, U.S. Attorneys, In-House Counsel

MINNEAPOLIS - A unique new legal education program featuring a diverse, high-level faculty will provide practical insights for attorneys litigating claims relating to food, drug and medical device products, according to Tom Hagy, CEO of HB Litigation Conferences, the event's producer.  The CLE-accredited program will take place April 23-24, 2012 in Minneapolis and is free to a limited number of in-house counsel.  

"Designed to help attendees improve case outcomes, foster earlier resolutions, and limit future exposures, the sessions will be guided by leading litigators, experienced in-house counsel and subject matter experts who have insights relevant to the day-to-day practice of law," Hagy explained. 

In addition to the front-line litigators, Hagy said the faculty includes senior in-house counsel from Target; Cook Group Incorporated; Hormel Foods Corp.; Kellogg Company; General Mills, Inc.; Zimmer, Inc.; and Cargill, Inc.    

Additional perspectives will be provided by the Hon. John Tunheim, U.S. District Court Judge, District of Minnesota; Gerald Wilhelm, U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota; Robert Peck, Center for Constitutional Litigation;  Hon. Janice Symchych, (Retired), JAMS; and Gerald Wilhelm, U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota.   

Attorneys Sarah Brew with Faegre Baker Daniels; Tara Sutton with Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi; and Stephen Weisbrod with Weisbrod Matteis & Copley are chairing this timely event, coordinated by HB's VP of Development Jaimee Taibi. 

Topics include:  Recent regulatory developments; responding to government enforcement actions; resolving claims and mass torts; advertising, labeling and consumer fraud class actions; claims and recalls; recent Supreme Court decisions; crisis management; calculating and presenting damages; judicial insights; and in-house perspectives.   

The program - titled Food, Drug & Medical Device Litigation Forum, will be held April 23-24, 2012, in Minneapolis.   For more information or to register, contact Helen Bokelman at (484) 324-2755 x212 or by email at  The latest program details are available at

HB Litigation Conferences is a nationally certified provider of specialized litigation events for tort and insurance practitioners.  Hagy is a former legal journalist and publisher at Mealey Publications Inc. and former VP at LexisNexis, which now publishes the portfolio of Mealey's Litigation Reports.

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