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  1. Product Liability: 50%
  2. Litigation: 50%

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Reed Smith

1999 Harrison Street
Suite 2400
Oakland, CA, 94612-3559


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Women LitigatorN/A2006
500 Leading LitigatorsN/A2006
Top Women LitigatorN/A2005
California RainmakerN/A2001
California's Top Women RainmakerN/A1994
California's Top 25 LawyersN/AN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Business Trial LawyersBoard of Governors1996 - 1997
Legislative Referrals Committee of the Litigation SectionChairman1993 - Present
Litigation Section Education CommitteeChairman1992 - 1993
Product Liability Advisory CouncilMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Food and Drug Law JournalThe Importance of Causation Analysis in Mass Tort Cases2006
The LawyerAmerican Glean: The Increase in EU Claimants Fling US Class Actions Highlights the Need for a Consistent Legislative Framework for Compensation Claims2006
Defense Research Institute (DRI)The Impact of Medicare and Other Government Rights on the Settlement of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Cases1998
Law Journal Seminars PressSpoliation of Evidence: A Threat to Both Plaintiffs and Defendants1996
Food, Drug, Cosmetic and Medical Device Law DigestNew Rule Protects Identities In Adverse Drug Reaction Reports1995
Rx for the DefenseFDA Closing Loophole to Reporters' Confidentiality Rules1994
Food, Drug, Cosmetic and Medical Device Law DigestPotential Legal Implications of Micromarketing Pharmaceuticals1994
Drug Research Institute Drug and Medical Device LitigationSpoliation Claims: A High Price To Pay For Lost Evidence1993
International Business CommunicationsDeveloping In-House Risk Management Procedures1993
Santa Clara Law ReviewPunitive Damages in Market Share Litigation1982
National Law JournalSettlement StrategiesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of California - DavisEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ACI's Pharmaceutical and Medical Device ConferenceMass Tort Settlement Strategies2006
Annual Food and Drug Law Institute ConferenceCausation Issues in Mass Torts2005
American Conference Institute on Pharmaceutical and Drug LiabilityAre You Recall Ready?2005
American Conference Institute on Clinical TrialsHow to Prevent and Manage Product Liability Claims Arising Out of Clinical Trials2004
International Bar Association 2003 ConferenceProduct Liability in the United States2003
Bay Area Biotech Conference, OaklandProduct Liability Implications of Clinical Trials2000
Food and Drug Law InstitutePost-Approval Obligations of Sponsors1997
Annual Drug Information Association ConferenceOver Promotion and Off-Label Use Issues Regarding Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Products1996
NRPA Pacific Risk Management School, OaklandYou Be The Jury1994
Litigation Institute, Santa Clara University School of LawLast 100 Days Before Trial1993
Trial Practice Institute, California State Bar Litigation SectionPretrial Litigation Preparation1993
International Business Communications Conference for Pharmaceutical Companies in PhiladelphiaMicro-Marketing Liability Issues1993
International Business Communications ConferenceDeveloping In-House Risk Management Procedures1993
NRPA Pacific Risk Management School, OaklandYou Be The Jury1993
Bay Area General CounselSpoliation Claims: A High Price To Pay For Lost Evidence1993
Drug Information Association ConferenceTraining and Monitoring a Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Sales Force1993

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