Webinar: The Covid-19 Litigation Landscape: Are You Prepared for the Inevitable Claims?

Sep 23, 2020 12:00pm


The Webinar: The Covid-19 Litigation Landscape: Are You Prepared for the Inevitable Claims? originally scheduled for August 26 has now been rescheduled for September 23 from 12:00-1:30pm EST. This webinar is now complimentary for PCPC members only. For questions on registration, contact Shirley Gibbs. For any other questions on this webinar, contact Carrie Gregory.

The Covid-19 Litigation Landscape: Are You Prepared for the Inevitable Claims?

The unprecedented coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a new wave of litigation for companies, with allegations of public nuisance, price gouging, misleading marketing claims and more.  The personal care industry is particularly vulnerable to these claims, as many companies are making hand sanitizers and other products that consumers need and may be in short supply. They also have factories and other workplaces that are operating during the pandemic, but were not designed for social distancing.

Attorneys from Shook Hardy & Bacon law firm will provide an overview of this fast-developing litigation landscape, provide tips for avoiding Covid-related litigation, and strategies should the inevitable lawsuits land on your desk. They also will discuss state and federal civil justice efforts to protect and safeguard manufacturers and others from the most speculative cases.

Learn More About Our Five Engaging Speakers:

Phil Goldberg is the office managing partner of Shook in Washington, D.C. and co-chair of its Public Policy Practice Group. With more than 25 years of experience on high stakes and high-profile liability-related public policy, public affairs and public relations issues, he has become a leading voice for common sense liability policies. His practice involves counseling businesses and their trade associations on some of the most cutting edge liability issues of the day.

Steve Vieux, Of Counsel, brings extensive experience handling complex litigation and government investigations. He represents clients from diverse industries in business and consumer litigation. He also offers clients specialized counseling on antitrust, privacy and advertising matters. From his extensive record in government service, Steve has developed a keen insight that can be invaluable to representing clients before agencies and managing internal investigations.

Laurie Henry, Partner, has more than 15 years of experience focusing on complex litigation, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and medical device product liability defense and cosmetics and personal care products litigation. She has defended significant lawsuits in multi-district litigation, mass torts and consolidated proceedings, and class actions, as well as individual cases pending in state and federal courts across the country.

Eva Weiler, Managing Partner, defends corporations in science-driven class actions, coordinated proceedings, and individual matters. She has tried high-stakes cases in nationwide MDL litigation, cross-examining scientific experts and fact witnesses and crafting trial strategy. She also second-chaired a federal trial involving a fatal helicopter crash in China and obtained a $6.4-million verdict. That verdict was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and was likely the first enforcement of a Chinese judgment in California. Hubei Gezhouba Sanlian Industrial Co., et al., vs. Robinson Helicopter Co., 2009 WL 2190197 (C.D. Cal.), 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 6428 (9th Cir.).

Anthony Martinez, Partner, focuses on environmental and toxic tort litigation. His litigation experience has been broad, ranging from the defense of Fortune 500 corporations in nuisance actions to challenging federal regulatory actions in court. Anthony’s work involves many facets of litigation, including: discovery management; depositions; corporate witness preparation; expert witness development in various fields; pre-trial motions and preparation; dispositive motion preparation; appellate practice; dispute resolution proceedings; and trial practice, including examination of witnesses.

This is a PCPC members only complimentary webinar.