Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Annual Continuing Legal Education Program
Crucial Information for Health Law Attorneys & Executives: Law, Business, and Ethics in Today’s Healthcare Marketplace

CLE: 6.0 hours (including 1.0 Hour of Ethics) Hours

Time: 8:15am-4:30pm
Location: Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Shaun Dankoski at or 317-278-4789

6.0 Hours Indiana CLE Credit (including 1.0 Hour of Ethics)

  • Registration begins at 8:15 am
  • Welcome begins at 8:45 am.

Topics include:

  • Liability of innovator companies regarding generic products
  • New Rules of Discovery
  • Mobile Health Apps
  • Social Media Issues for Attorneys
  • Update on Indiana Discipline Cases

Online Paid Registration is closed. Walk-in CLE is still available.

Registration fees:
Attorneys (CLE) - $295.00
Government Attorneys (CLE) - $125.00
Non-CLE Rate - $125.00
2014 Graduates - $25.00

IU McKinney Registration is closed. Walk-in CLE is still available.


8:15-8:45 am Registration
8:45 - 10:00 am Welcome and Introduction
9:00 - 10:00 am The Rise (And Fall?) Of ‘Innovator Liability’: What’s Next For Claims Against Brand Manufacturers For Harm Allegedly Caused By Generic Products

Rebecca K. Wood
Partner, Sidley Austin, LLP

Becky Wood is an experienced litigator with a wide-ranging practice handling complex commercial and appellate litigation, including serving as national counsel in product liability and mass tort litigation. She has been recognized in The Legal 500 US and by The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers. She has significant experience in multidistrict litigation (MDL) and coordination, federal removal and jurisdiction issues, federal preemption, class actions and multi-plaintiff cases, Frye and Daubert issues, and the defense of product liability and consumer fraud cases. She holds several leadership positions at Sidley, serving as firmwide co-chair and D.C. Hiring Partner on the Recruiting of Associates committee, as well as on the firm’s Retention and Promotion of Women and Summer Associates Programs committees. Prior to joining Sidley, she clerked for a federal judge on the Eighth Circuit. Her memberships in professional organizations include: Defense Research Institute (DRI), Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), and International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). She holds a B.A. degree from Yale University and a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law.

10:00 - 11:00 am Proposed Changes to the Federal Rules For Discovery: A Rare Opportunity or Real Change

Mary Nold Larimore
Partner, Ice Miller LLP

Mary Nold Larimore’s primary practice concentration is in litigation, focusing on product liability litigation, the defense of pharmaceutical and drug and device manufacturers, chemical companies, toxic tort litigation, commercial litigation, property damage litigation including the defense of mold claims alleging property damage and personal injury, and general liability litigation. She has served as national, regional and local counsel in drug, device and chemical exposure litigation, as well as expert witness counsel. She regularly addresses scientific, epidemiologic and complex medical issues in multi-jurisdictional litigation. She was the first woman from the state of Indiana to be inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Christopher P. Gramling
Assistant General Counsel – Litigation and Legal Compliance, Eli Lilly & Company

In his role as Assistant General Counsel – Litigation and Legal Compliance at Eli Lilly & Company, Chris Gramling manages a variety of product liability and other non-intellectual property litigations for the company. He also coordinates various civil justice reform efforts impacting product liability litigation. Before joining Lilly, he was a partner in Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Division in Kansas City, Missouri, where he handled product liability litigation matters for a variety of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. Prior to that, he was an associate with Blackwell Sanders in Kansas City, where he primarily handled commercial litigation matters. He has a law degree from Vanderbilt University and an undergraduate degree from Colgate University. He on the Board of the Heart of America Shakespeare festival.

11:00 - 11:15 pm Break
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Developments in the Role of Trade and Investment Agreements in Patent Protection

John Veroneau
Partner, Covington & Burling

John K. Veroneau practices international trade law at Covington & Burling LL P, a Washington, D.C.-based global law firm, where he co-chairs the International Trade and Investment practice group. He has served in Senate-confirmed positions in Republican and Democratic Administrations. Under President Bush, he was Deputy United States Trade Representative (USTR) and USTR General Counsel. Under President Clinton, he served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs. Veroneau was Legislative Director to former US Senator Bill Cohen, Legislative Director to former US Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and Chief of Staff to US Senator Susan Collins. He graduated from the University of Maine and the University of Maine School of Law.

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 pm Mobile Health and Medical Apps: Policy, Financing & Regulatory Frames

Nicolas P. Terry
Hall Render Professor of Law, Co-director, Hall Center for Law and Health, IU McKinney School of Law

Educated at Kingston University and the University of Cambridge, Professor Nicolas P. Terry began his academic career as a member of the law faculty of the University of Exeter in England. He has served as a Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School and held visiting faculty positions at the law schools of Santa Clara University, the University of Missouri- Columbia, Washington University, and the University of Iowa. From 2000-08, Professor Terry served as co-director of Saint Louis University’s Center for Health Law Studies. From 2008-10, Terry served as the School of Law’s Senior Associate Dean. Professor Terry’s research interests lie primarily at the intersection of medicine, law, and information technology. He teaches Torts, Products Liability, Health Information Technology, Law & Science, and Health Care Quality. He is a permanent blogger at the HealthLawProf Blog and at Harvard Law School’s Bill of Health.

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Break
2:30 - 3:30 pm Social Media Issues in the Healthcare Industry

Kenan Farrell, ‘03
Principal, KLF Legal

Kenan L. Farrell is an Intellectual Property attorney licensed in Indiana, Oregon and before the USPTO. He is an Adjunct Professor of Art & Museum Law at his alma mater, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and an Adjunct Professor of Digital Media Law at the University of Indianapolis. He maintains both the Indiana Intellectual Property Blog and Oregon Intellectual Property Blog. He received his B.S. in Biology from Indiana University.

3:30 - 4:30 pm Update on Indiana Discipline Cases

G. Michael Witte, ’82
Executive Secretary, Indiana Disciplinary Commission

G. Michael Witte was the first Asian American to serve as judge in Indiana. His 25-year judicial career included service as Judge Pro Tem of the Wayne Superior Court No. 1; Judge of the Dearborn Superior Court No. 1; and Judge of the Dearborn County Court. He received both his B.A. and J.D. degrees from IU, served as President of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law’s Alumni Board in 2009, and was honored in 2008 by the IUAA as its Distinguished Asian Alumni. He is a graduate of the Indiana Judicial College, the Graduate Program for Indiana Judges, and a former member of the Indiana Commission on Courts. He served as chair of the ABA Judicial Division and chair of the ABA National Conference of Specialized Court Judges. Witte joined The National Judicial College faculty in 1994. In addition, he has served as faculty for programs presented by the American Bar Association, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Center for State Courts, the National Criminal Justice Association, the Indiana Judicial Center, and the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. Witte’s teaching experience is primarily in legal ethics, impaired driving, and traffic court administration.

Diana R. H. Winters (Moderator)
Associate Professor of Law, IU McKinney School of Law

Before joining the Robert H. McKinney School of Law faculty in August of 2012, Diana Winters was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Law, where she was also the Health Law Scholar. There she taught environmental law, environmental litigation, and advanced civil procedure. Winters received her Ph.D. in the History of the American Civilization from Harvard University, and her J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where she was a recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship. After graduating from law school she practiced law at Hogan and Hartson (now Hogan Lovells), clerked for a federal judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and was an Assistant Solicitor General in the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Her current research involves the judicial review of health and safety regulation.


Parking is available for a nominal fee at the campus Gateway Garage, located on the corner of Michigan and California Streets (Address is 525 Blackford Street).

Parking is also available for a nominal fee at the Natatorium Garage two blocks west of the law school.

Special Accommodations:

Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance should call (317) 278-4789 no later than one week prior to the event. Special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs.

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