Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Robert J. Herrington, Philip M. Hymanson, and Gretchen N. Miller to Present/Moderate at DRI’s Product Liability Conference

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Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Robert J. Herrington, Philip M. Hymanson, and Gretchen N. Miller to Present/Moderate at DRI’s Product Liability Conference

Robert J. Herrington, Co-Chair of the firm’s Products Liability & Mass Torts practice and shareholder in the Los Angeles office and Philip M. Hymanson, Litigation shareholder in the Las Vegas office will be speaking at DRI’s Product Liability Conference, titled “Product Liability: Make Your Products Practice Bloom” in National Harbor, Maryland on April 3rd-5th. Herrington will be presenting on the topic of “Mitigating the Risks of Product Liability and Class Action Litigation,” and Hymanson will be presenting on the topic of “Avoiding the Landmines with your 30(b)(6) Witness.” As Chair of DRI’s Manufacturer’s Risk Prevention SLG, Gretchen N. Miller, Litigation and Products Liability & Mass Torts shareholder in the Chicago office, will also be moderating the Manufacturer’s Risk Prevention Breakout Program at the Conference. All three presentations will take place on April 4, 2013.

According to DRI, the program will help attendees learn the latest trends and decisions affecting product liability cases. Regulators from the NTSB, NHTSA, and CPSC, along with manufacturers and lawyers who navigate these agencies regularly, will discuss best practices for minimizing liability before and during litigation. Experienced professionals will demonstrate voir dire, story theme development, and closing arguments in an interactive format. Offering 18 hours of CLE credit, attendees will receive valuable practice tips, strategies, and trial techniques to gain an advantage in defending modern product liability cases.

Herrington’s practice focuses on defending companies facing significant class action and products liability lawsuits in the areas of advertising, unfair competition, consumer products, consumer electronics, privacy, food & beverage, financial services, and insurance. Herrington is the author of a best-selling book titled, Verdict for the Defense (Sutton Hart Press 2011), which provides a blueprint for business leaders to defend their companies against the growing risk of mass action and class action liability. Herrington is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Hymanson's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, products liability, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and construction law. He is also experienced in health care, medical malpractice and white collar criminal matters. Hymanson is based in the firm’s Las Vegas office.

Miller concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation, including product liability litigation, in state and federal courts. She also has significant experience in matters involving issues such as misappropriation of trade secrets, restrictive covenants, contract disputes and professional negligence. In addition to her litigation practice, Miller spends a good portion of her time counseling manufacturers, distributors and retailers regarding consumer product safety issues. Her practice includes counseling clients on compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Act, representing clients before the Consumer Product Safety Commission and various state attorneys general on consumer product safety issues, and providing guidance with recalls and recall procedures. Miller is based in the firm’s Chicago office.

Greenberg Traurig’s Products Liability & Mass Torts practice was recently recognized in the 2010 edition of the Chambers and Partners USA Guide, an annual listing of the leading business lawyers and law firms in the world, and in the 2010 edition of Legal 500: United States.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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