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Greenberg Traurig Sponsors 2014 Season of the DeviceTalks Live Interview Series

Greenberg Traurig Attorneys to Speak on Emerging Trends and Hot Topics in Medical Device Litigation

ATLANTA (June 23, 2014) – The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is a sponsor of the 2014 season of the DeviceTalks live interview series. Additionally, three of the firm’s attorneys will be speaking at the upcoming St. Paul event. The series launches Tuesday, June 24 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Hosted by online journal, DeviceTalks gathers medtech company CEOs for an exchange of ideas, insight and contacts among the pioneers of the medical technology industry, according to the conference website. Formerly known as the Big 100, the series is held annually in Boston, Orange County and the Twin Cities.

Sara Thompson, a shareholder in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Group, will moderate the panel discussion titled “Emerging Trends and Hot Topics in Medical Device Litigation”. Christiana Jacxsens, a shareholder in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Group, and Herbert H. Finn, a shareholder in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, will serve as panelists for that same discussion along with Rita McConnell, Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel of Medtronic, Inc.

Greenberg Traurig’s national Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice Group, an integral part of the firm’s 600-plus member National Litigation Practice, is comprised of more than 100 attorneys who actively represent clients in complex litigation in courts across the country.  The team has the combination of court experience and the depth of resources and talent, including nurse paralegals, team paralegals and trial consultants, to resolve or defend through trial “bet the company” cases.  Recent accolades include: “2011 Product Liability Group of the Year” from Law360; national rankings for 2014 “Products Liability & Mass Torts” from Chambers and Partners USA Guide; national rankings for 2013 “Practice Liability & Mass Torts Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices” from The Legal 500 U.S.; and a 2010 “Appellate Group of the Year” from Law360.

Greenberg Traurig’s Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group advises clients ranging from start-ups to large multinational public companies to leading research institutions.  The group’s attorneys work closely with clients, providing innovative legal counsel to help them achieve their objectives – from discovery through product marketing.