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David Herr to Present at American Conference Institute Course of Study Event

December 28, 2006

Maslon attorney, David Herr, will join Barbara Ashley, Senior Legal Counsel at Medtronic, Inc., to present “Coordinating Your Company’s Defense: MDL Tactics and Strategies” at the 4th National In-House Counsel Conference on Managing Complex Litigation. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6, 2007, through Thursday, February 7, 2007, in New York, New York (Park Central Hotel).

Presentation Information:
Coordinating Your Company’s Defense: MDL Tactics and Strategies
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2007

Topics will include:

  • Knowing when and if to file a petition before the MDL panel
    • choosing whether to seek or to oppose MDL
    • considering the alternative of having cases consolidated instead
  • Review of the MDL’s decisions and trends
    • appearing before the panel
    • role of the MDL judge in trying the case
    • persuasive arguments for seeking consolidation
  • Addressing the jurisdictional concerns associated with MDLs
    • spreading cases around to different jurisdictions
    • knowing the best jurisdictions to seek transfer to
    • managing federal and state multijurisdictional relations
    • coordinating parallel proceedings brought in multiple state courts
  • Formulating strategies in MDL litigation
    • best utilization of the MDL panel
    • choosing which case to “push” first
    • considering the reverberations of your actions in other forums
  • Analyzing the current status of the ALI Aggregate Litigation Project on MDL matters
  • Understanding the enormous financial impact of MDL on the company

Event Information:
4th National In-House Counsel Conference on Managing Complex Litigation
Ensuring Corporate Control Over Litigation Strategies
Wednesday-Thursday, February 6-7, 2007
Park Central New York
New York City, New York


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