July 07 - 12, 2019

Annual Meeting of the International Association of Defense Counsel


Florham Park Partner Michael Zogby, co-chair of the Products Liability and Mass Tort Group and the Pharma and Life Sciences Group served as moderator on a panel titled, “Globalization and the Internal Challenges of Multinational Litigation” at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Defense Counsel held July 7−12, 2019, in Ashville, North Carolina. Mike was joined on the panel by Deirdre R. Kole, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, New Jersey; Nicole B. Boehler, Squire Patton Boggs LLP, Böblingen, Germany; and Jaimmé A. Collins, Adams and Reese LLP, New Orleans, Louisiana. Among the topics addressed by the panel were handling eDiscovery issues when data is stored in multiple countries with different privacy, GDPR, and preservation demands; addressing proportionality considerations; handling privilege protections; and partnering with business units. The panel also addressed the cultural challenges relating to U.S. mass tort and multidistrict litigations, and how to respond to questions from business partners about how and why certain litigation needs must be met.

The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has been serving a distinguished membership of corporate and insurance defense attorneys and insurance executives since 1920.

Its activities benefit the approximately 2,500 invitation-only, peer-reviewed members and their clients, in addition to the civil justice system and the legal profession. Moreover, the IADC takes a leadership role in many areas of legal reform and professional development.

The IADC membership comprises the world’s leading corporate and insurance lawyers and insurance executives. They are partners in large and small law firms, senior counsel in corporate law departments, and corporate and insurance executives. Members represent the largest corporations around the world, including the majority of companies listed in the Fortune 500.

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