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Anna Aven Sumner, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Groupís Legal Series: Product Liability for 2014 and Beyond Live Webcast

New York, NY, September 02, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Anna Aven Sumner, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Legal Series: Product Liability for 2014 and Beyond.” This event is scheduled for September 29, 2014 from 10:00am – 12:00pm (ET).

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About Anna Aven Sumner

Anna Aven Sumner is an attorney in Alston & Bird’s Products Liability Group, focusing her practice in the areas of mass torts, products liability, clinical trials and medical malpractice. Her trial experience includes a significant defense verdict in an obstetrical medical malpractice trial which was profiled by The National Law Journal as one of 10 “Top Defense Wins of 2005.” Her products liability practice centers on medical device and toxic tort litigation. In addition, she has experience with the early management of litigation risks and resolution of claims outside of traditional litigation. Anna is co-founder of Atlanta Lawyers for Animal Welfare (ALAW), a pro bono organization providing legal services to animal rescue groups.

About Alston & Bird LLP

Alston & Bird is a leading national AmLaw 50 firm. The firm’s core practice areas are intellectual property, complex litigation, corporate and tax, with national industry focuses that include financial services, technology, health care, manufacturing, life sciences and energy. The firm has built a reputation as one of the country’s best employers, appearing on FORTUNE magazine’s ranking of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 15 consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment among law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Research Triangle, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.

Event Synopsis:

In a two hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant and latest issues on product liability for 2014 and beyond.

Key issues include that will be covered in this course are:

− Product Liability Law: Current Trends and Hot Topics
− Significant Issues Relating to Preemption, The “Components Parts” Doctrine and Recall Rules
− Updates on Recent Litigation Cases (i.e. Medtronic Inc. v. Stengel et ux, Miller v. Eli Lilly & Co. et al., Cox v. Gruma Corp. et al. among other cases to be cited)
− Tools to Ensure Product Safety
− Effective Strategies in Dealing with Product Liability Claims
− Reducing product liability risks of Consumer Product Safety Commission reporting requirements

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group, LLC was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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