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Daniel T. Gallagher Q.C., Partner, Bennett Jones LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Groupís The Internet of Things (IoT) and Product Liability: Hot Buttons in 2015


New York, NY, May 20, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Daniel T. Gallagher Q.C., Partner, Bennett Jones LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The Internet of Things (IoT) and Product Liability: Hot Buttons in 2015.” This event is scheduled for August 20, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

For further details, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/event_name/the-internet-of-things-iot-and-product-liability-hot-buttons-in-2015-live-webcast/

About Daniel Gallagher

Daniel Gallagher’s practice involves corporate litigation with a particular emphasis on product liability, insurance law (particularly as it relates to product liability claims) and litigation involving complex engineering issues. Many of the product liability claims handled by Dan have involved breakdowns of large machinery in manufacturing and factory settings, additives in gasoline as well as contaminated food products. Nearly all of these matters have involved large business interruption losses claimed as part of the damages in the litigation.

Former head of the firm’s alternative dispute resolution/arbitration practice, he has extensive experience in acting in arbitrations.

Dan is a frequent speaker, author and presenter on chambers’ applications, rules of procedure, litigation precedents, land-related litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and international commercial arbitration.

Dan has authored revisions, supplements and other publications for the Legal Education Society of Alberta, including Alberta Court Forms, Chambers’ Practice, and other publications that are used in various courses, including the bar course and a course given to members of the judiciary of the Province of Alberta.

About Bennett Jones LLP

Bennett Jones LLP is an internationally recognized Canadian law firm. The firm and the affiliated and associated entities that comprise Bennett Jones have more than 380 lawyers and business advisors and 500 staff in nine Canadian and international offices – Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Doha, Washington, DC, Bermuda, and a representative office in Beijing. We continue to broaden and deepen our representation of clients in key global business centres, and build our profile and relationships around the world. With exceptional experience in complex cross-border and international transactions, the firm is ideally suited to advise foreign businesses and investors with Canadian ventures, and connect Canadian businesses and investors with opportunities in the US, Asia, the Middle East, and around the world.

Event Synopsis:

In this two-hour live webcast, a remarkable panel of professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide IT and product liability lawyers, manufacturers and insurers, service companies, production and quality assurance managers, and other interested professionals and organizations with an overview of the fundamentals as well as updates with regards to Product Liability and the Internet of Things (IoT). The speakers will tackle specific product liability developments, including the Real and Substantial Dangers created by manufacturers’ poorly designed products that highly expose them to liability claims and possible litigations. They will also offer a notable discussion with regards to computerized sensors and operating records in plant/factory settings and the impacts of such sensors to product liability claims. The panel will also give their insights concerning Manufacturer Design Review and the computerized tools in place to do such review including the use of Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis. This webcast will provide the best practicalities and latest trends regarding this significant topic.

Key topics include:

- The Internet of Things (IoT) and Product Liability – An Overview
- Privacy and Security Implications of Connected Devices
- Legal Issues and Challenges
- Potential Impact on Product and Regulatory Liability in the U.S.
- Product Liability Claims in Canada
- Common Schemes to Avoid Product Liability
- Manufacturer Design Review
- Real and Substantial Danger Claims
- Real and Substantial Danger Created by Manufacturers
- Mitigating Liability Exposure for Equipment Failures
- Best Practices in Adapting IoT
- Strengths and Vulnerabilities of IoT Devices & Products
- Liability Exposures in Product Designs
- Responsibilities, Common Violations and Consequences

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 for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
1.800.578.4370
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www.knowledgecongress.org
Therese Lumbao, Director
Account Management & Member Services
tlumbao@knowledgecongress.org

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