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Practice Points »

Escaping Default: How to Set Aside a Default in Federal Court

The timing of the motion to set aside will impact the applicable standard and evidentiary showing.


FDA Issues Revised Draft Guidance for New Dietary Ingredients

The clarifications on the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act are projected to be released early 2017.


Government Contractor Defense: Military and Non-Military Applications

With respect to product liability claims, the defense will likely be asserted primarily in the military context.

Articles »

Pump the Brakes: Driverless Cars and Assignment of Fault

By Bojan Manojlovic

Is our current legal framework ready for the challenges of this new technology?


GMO Labeling and the SAFL Act—Current Status and What the Future May Hold

By Scott K.G. Kozak

The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, as drafted, would expressly preempt laws such as Vermont's Act 120.


Squeezing the Market Share: Corporate False Labeling Actions in POM and Beyond

By Sarah B. Miller

Juries may be becoming increasingly skeptical of Lanham Act claims based on false labeling.


Sound Advice »

audio Challenges to the Use of Representative Evidence in Class Actions

By Evan Moltz

Listen as Evan Moltz discusses the effect of the Supreme Court's decision in Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo. (8:21 min)


audio 5 Quick Tips for Preparing a Witness for Depositions

By Michelle Ramirez

Whether it's your first or hundredth deposition, Michelle Ramirez's primer will share some best practices and guidelines to best prepare company witnesses. (6:19 min)


audio Civility in the Law

By Lisa Reppeto

Veteran litigator Lisa Reppeto discusses the recent trend toward less civility in lawyers and the costs of such behavior. (6:24 min)



Roundtables »

audio Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. v. Bartlett and Preemption in Pharmaceutical Litigation

Learn about the significance of the Barltett decision and its impact on the court's preemption holdings. (00:57:33)

audio Career Development 101: Practical Advice

Young lawyers today face various challenges as they work to further their careers, from establishing and expanding a network to finding a good advocate who will help advance their career. Join us for a discussion on how can young lawyers turn these challenges into opportunities. (01:13:25)

audio Biopharmaceuticals and Products Liability Litigation

The difference between biologics and small molecule therapeutics—the types of drugs most products lawyers have litigated to date—as well as recent developments stemming from the 2010 Affordable Care Act will be the focus of this roundtable. (56:26)


Announcements »

CLE: Women in Products Liability

Held at Blank Rome's Philadelphia office on Thursday, November 3, 2016, from 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. EST. Register today!


CLE: Current Issues in Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Biotech Litigation

Held at GSK in Philadelphia, PA, on November 3–4, 2016. Register today! See brochure for more details.


Young Lawyers Subcommittee Monthly Conference Calls

The YLS monthly call will take place on the first Tuesday of September and November at 3 p.m. Eastern time. The dial-in number for the call is 1-888-857-4030. The passcode is 540066.


Women in Products Liability Subcommittee Bi-Monthly Conference Calls

The WIPL monthly call will take place on the third Tuesday September and Novemberat 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. The dial-in number for the call is 1-888-857-4030. The passcode is 540066.


Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Biotech Subcommittee Bi-Monthly Conference Call

The Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Biotech Subcommittee bi-monthly conference call will take place on the third Wednesday of June, August, October and December at 4:00 pm ET. The dial-in number for the call is 641-715-3580.  The passcode is 324436.


Consumer Products Subcommittee Monthly Conference Calls

The CP monthly call will take place on the third Wednesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The dial-in number for the call is 1-855-888-6338.  The passcode is 545442.

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