ATLANTA – Feb. 5, 2019 – Shareholders Lori G. Cohen and Sara K. Thompson of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Atlanta office are speaking at the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Product Liability Conference. Greenberg Traurig is a sponsor of the conference, which will be held in Austin, TX, Feb. 6-8, at the JW Marriott Austin.
DRI’s Annual Product Liability Conference delivers programming, networking, and business development opportunities to defense attorneys and in-house counsel. On Feb. 6, Thompson is speaking during the Mass Torts & Class Actions session on “Litigation Tourism: How the Plaintiff and Defense Bars are Looking at Bristol-Myers Squibb,” with co-panelist Ken Seeger of Seeger Weiss. Both defense and plaintiff attorneys will examine the impact of the Bristol Myers-Squibb personal jurisdiction decision on mass torts and class actions and how litigants have responded to it. On Feb. 7, Cohen is speaking in a session titled, “Engaging Today’s Jurors Through Themes, Demonstratives, and Graphics,” about connecting with jurors at trial through cutting-edge visual and thematic cues and tools in order to captivate and persuade them.
Both Cohen and Thompson have spent decades defending product liability lawsuits nationwide against product manufacturers across many industries including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, personal care products, automotive products, machinery, textiles and home goods. Cohen serves as chair and Thompson as vice chair of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice. Cohen also serves as co-chair of the firm’s Global Litigation Practice, chair of the Trial Practice Group, and co-chair of the Atlanta Litigation Practice.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice: The Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice is an integral part of the firm’s 600-plus member national Litigation Practice. The team is nationally recognized for its dynamic courtroom presence, responsiveness to clients, and deep subject matter knowledge. Recent recognitions include national rankings for 2018 “Litigation Department of the Year” for Product Liability from The American Lawyer; 2017 “Products Liability & Mass Torts” from Chambers USA Guide; national rankings for 2017 “Practice Liability & Mass Torts Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices” from The Legal 500 United States; and being named the Products Liability/Mass Torts Litigation Department of the Year by The Daily Report in 2013 and from 2015 - 2017. In addition, Greenberg Traurig is recognized as a "Product Liability Litigation Standout" in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2018 published by BTI Consulting Group.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.