New York, NY, May 11, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Colin K. Kelly, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Implications of the 2016 Product Recalls to the 2017 Product Liability Landscape.” This event is scheduled for June 01, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET.
For further details, please visit: https://theknowledgegroup.org/event-homepage/?event_id=2581
About Colin K. Kelly
Colin Kelly is a partner in Alston & Bird’s Products Liability and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups. He focuses his practice in the areas of product liability defense and mass tort defense and has bet-the-company crisis management experience. Colin is currently serving as national counsel to U-Haul International in its serious and fatal product liability matters and has represented the company in more than 10 states. He has a history of trying difficult cases in difficult places. Over the past seven years, he has tried eight fatal cancer cases (four to verdict) in Boston, Baltimore, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Waycross, Georgia, for Union Carbide Corporation. Over the past decade, Colin has litigated complex matters for many Fortune 100 companies and has prepared cases for trial in 41 states.
About Alston & Bird LLP
Alston & Bird is a leading national law firm whose 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” 18 consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment among law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Research Triangle, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.
In 2016, there were a number of high-profile products recalled from wide-range of consumer markets (from automobiles to mobile phones). For many companies, a simple safety recall can bring a regulatory nightmare, adverse publicity, and potentially class action lawsuits. To successfully navigate the risks of a product recall, it is important that companies understand their legal rights and obligations under federal and state regulations. It is also helpful for companies to work out a strategy to ensure that a product recall is both effective and efficient.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders to provide the audience with a full overview of the anatomy of a product recall (starting with the decision itself and ending with lessons learned from litigation involving recalled products). The speakers will also offer guidance and crisis/risk management considerations in executing a product recall to avoid common pitfalls.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Overview of a Product Recall
- Reporting and Investigations – Regulatory noncompliance vs. safety defect
- Recall Planning and Best Practices
- Recall Trends
- Post-Recall Litigation Planning/Risk Mitigation
- Best Practices for Mitigating Litigation Risk During a Recall
- Joint Litigation/Recall Crisis Management Reflections
- Recent Recalls and Impact of Recalls on Litigation
- Recent recalls and related lawsuits
- Recall issues in product litigation
About The Knowledge Group /The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group 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/