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Attorney Paul J. Hedlund lectures to UC San Diego Law School students about wrongful death law.

Attorney Paul J. Hedlund lectures to UC San Diego
Law School students about wrongful death law.


Topic: What Is Hospice Care and How Does It Differ from Nursing Home Care?
Organization: American Association for Justice
Event: AAJ Annual Convention
Location: Montreal, Canada
Date: July 11-15, 2015
Speaker: Mark Schlein


Topic
: Using Expert Testimony and Life Care Plans to Develop Damage Claims
Organization: American Association for Justice
Event: AAJ Annual Convention
Location: Montreal, Canada
Date: July 11-15, 2015
Speaker: Cynthia Garber


Topic
: Spoliation of Evidence in Complex Litigation: Lessons Learned
Organization: Mass Torts Made Perfect
Event: Mass Torts Made Perfect Spring Seminar
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: April 16-17, 2015
Speaker: Cynthia Garber


Topic: Litigating from Home: The Balancing Act That Works
Organization: Indiana State Bar Association
Event: Women's Bench Bar Retreat
Location: Culver Cove, Indiana
Date: February 27-March 1, 2015
Speaker: Diane Marger Moore


Topic:
Disease Mongering and Scientific Misconduct
Organization: Santa Monica College
Department: Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences
Location: Santa Monica, California
Date: December 8, 2014
Speaker: Michael L. Baum


Topic: Cymbalta Withdrawal Litigation  In re: Cymbalta (Duloxetine)
Products Liability Litigation
Organization: American Association for Justice
Event: AAJ Education's Plaintiff-Only Hot Topics and Trends in Litigation Seminar
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Date: December 3, 2014


Topic
: Spoliation in Complex Litigation: Lessons Learned
Organization: American Bar Association
Event: The Women of the Section of Litigation Conference
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Date: November 6, 2014
Speaker: Cynthia Garber


Topic:
Ruminations on the Practice of Law - A 50-Year Perspective
Organization: Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association
Event: VCTLA Monthly Program
Location: Oxnard, California
Date: October 28, 2014
Speaker: Ronald L. M. Goldman


Topic
: A Global View: What's New In Aviation and Space Law – Litigation in the U.S. and  Abroad
Organization: American Bar Association
Event: 2014 ABA TIPS Aviation and Space Law Committee meeting
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: October 23-24, 2014
Speaker: A. Ilyas Akbari


Program
: Third-Party Cases
Topic: Pre-Litigation Concerns in a Third-Party Case
Organization: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
Event:  CAALA Annual Las Vegas Convention 2014
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: August 28 - 31, 2014
Speaker: Timothy Loranger


Topic:
Trial preparation, witness preparation and jury trial practice and strategy.
Organization: The Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section and the University of Florida School of Law
Event: Gerald Bennett Memorial Trial Skills Clinic             
Location: University of Florida, Levin School of Law, Gainesville, Florida
Date: August 3-8, 2014
Speaker: Diane Marger Moore


Program
: Medtronic InFUSE Litigation Group
Topic: Status of Cases That Have Survived Preemption Motions and Discovery Strategies and Different Venue Options
Organization: American Association for Justice
Event:  2014 AAJ Annual Convention
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Date: July 26 – 30, 2014
Speaker: Bijan Esfandiari


Topic:
Actos Bladder Cancer Litigation Status Update
Panel Topic: Mass Torts: Status Update On Drug And Medical Device Litigation
Organization: Consumer Attorneys of California
Event: CAOC 52nd Annual Convention
Location: San Francisco, California
Date: November 14-17, 2013
Speaker: Michael Baum


Topic
: "Marketing And Applying Your Unique Skill Set As A Nurse Attorney In Complex Medically Based Litigation"
Organization: The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA)
Event: TAANA 2013 Annual Conference - 32nd Annual Meeting Educational Conference
Location: Savannah, Georgia
Date: October 10 - 12, 2013
Speaker: Cynthia Garber


Topic: “
Status of the Infuse Litigation”
Organization: Mass Torts Made Perfect
Event:  Medtronic Infuse Litigation Update
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: October 10, 2013
Speaker: Bijan Esfandiari


Program:
Update on SSRI Antidepressant Injury Litigation
Panel Topic:  "The Science Behind SSRI Birth Injury Litigation"
Organization: American Association for Justice, SSRI Antidepressant Birth Defect Cases Litigation Group
Event: AAJ Annual Convention
Location: San Francisco, California
Date: July 20 - 23, 2013
Speaker: Cynthia Garber


Topic:
Faculty: Trial Skills
Organization: University of Georgia School of Law
Event: Gary Christy Memorial Georgia Trial Skills Clinic
Location: Athens, Georgia
Date: June 27 – 30, 2013
Speaker: Diane Marger Moore


Topic:
Litigation Update and Trial Analysis Roundtable: “Actos Trial Analysis”
Organization: AAJ Plaintiff Trial Lawyers and presented with Mass Torts Made Perfect
Event: AAJ Education's Plaintiff-Only Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Litigation Update Seminar
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Date: May 28 - 29, 2013
Speaker: Michael L. Baum


Topic:
Roundtable: Legal Issues
Organization: Selling Sickness
Event:  Selling Sickness 2013, People Before Profits
Location: Capitol Hill , Washington D.C.
Date: February 20 - 22, 2013
Speaker: Michael L. Baum


Topic:
Panel: Corruption
Organization: Selling Sickness
Event: Selling Sickness, People Before Profits, Session VI
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: February 20 - 22, 2013
Speaker: Bijan Esfandiari


Topic:
Qui Tam Litigation: Critical Issues—Identifying A False Claims Act Case, Drafting and Deciding Where to File” and Panelist “Panel Discussion: Handling Urgent Legal Matters
Organization: The Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
Event: “Advanced Urgent Legal Matters Seminar at Sea” for Florida and Georgia Attorneys
Location: Celebrity Cruise Line Eclipse
Date: November 9 - 17, 2012
Speaker: Diane Marger Moore


Topic:
“Case Theories, Challenges and Case Selection Considerations for Your Actos Inventory”
Organization: HB Litigation Conferences
Event: Plaintiff Forum on Pharmaceutical Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Actos, and Orthopedic Devices
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date: October 5, 2012
Speaker: Michael L. Baum


Topic: “
False Claims Act Litigation in Health Care Cases (Not Pharmaceutical Cases)”
Organization: American Association For Justice
Event: American Association For Justice 2012 Annual Convention
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Date: July 31, 2012
Speaker: Mark H. Schlein


Topic: “Whistleblower (Qui Tam) Litigation in Indiana: The Facts and Recent Decisions”
Organization: Indiana State Bar Association
Event: Women’s Bench Bar Retreat
Location: Culver Cove, Indiana
Date: March 3, 2012
Speaker: Diane Marger Moore


Topic: “
Living with the Mensing Decision”
Organization: Mass Torts Made Perfect
Event:  Actos and Pelvic Mesh Litigation Update
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date: February 8, 2012
Speaker: Bijan Esfandiari (co-speaker with Karen Barth Menzies)


Topic: “
Legal Implications of Pharmaceutical Ghostwriting”
Organization: Faculty of Law’s Conference
Event: The Ethics of Ghost Authorship in Biomedical Research: Concerns and Remedies Workshop
Location: University of Toronto
Date: May 4, 2011
Speaker: Bijan Esfandiari


Topic: “
Secret Pharmaceutical Company Documents Obtained in Litigation: Revelations and Release in the Interest of Public Health
Organization: Healthy Skepticism (Netherlands)
Event: “Selling Sickness” International Conference
Location: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam
Date: October 7-8, 2010
Presenters: George W. Murgatroyd III, Esq. and Cindy Hall


Topic: “
Discovery: Cutting Edge Deposition Strategies Defense Psych Exam: Don't Let the Defense Pick Your Client's Brain”
Organization: Consumer Attorneys of California
Event: CAOC 46th Annual Convention - Seeking Justice For All
Location: San Francisco, California
Date: November 8-11, 2007


Topic:
Panel: Preemption Updates and Roundtable Discussion
Organization: American Association for Justice
Event: AAJ Annual Convention
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Date: July 14-18, 2007


Topic:
"Avandia®: Timeline"
              • Who, what, when, why, where and how?
              • Who at GlaxoSmithKline might be involved if there is litigation?
              • Overview of medical studies
              • Forum nonconvenes
Organization: Mealey’s™
Event: Avandia® Litigation Conference
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Date: July 13, 2007


Topic:
"The Liability Story"
              •FDA
              •Clinical Studies
              •Recent publications in NEJM
Organization: American Association for Justice Education
Event: Avandia® Teleseminar
Date: June 28, 2007


Topic:
Session: Homicide and Psychotropic Drugs
Organization: The International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH)
Event: 30th International Congress on Law and Mental Health
Location: Padua, Italy
Date: June 25-30, 2007


Topic:
"Money Talks: Profits Before Patient Safety"
Organization: 2nd Venue Social Justice Program
Event: Documentary
Location: Elementary School Auditorium, Pacific Palisades, California
Date: May 19, 2007


Topic:
"Judicial Interpretation of the FDA's Final Rule"
Organization: Mealey’s™
Event: Preemption Teleconference
Date: November 28, 2006


Topic:
"Protecting the Public: Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation Preemption and Negligent Pharmacovigilance"
Organization: Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
Event: ATLA Education Seminar
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: November 17-18, 2006


Topic:
"Neurorestoration: Integrative Approaches to Brain Health"
"This symposium will bring together the best and brightest minds in the CAIM field."
Organization: American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM)
Event: Symposium
Location: Palm Springs, California
Date: November 1-5, 2006


Topic: “
Plaintiff's Marketing Strategies In The New Millennium”
Organization: American Bar Association
Event:  American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Aviation and Space Law Committee Presents: On The Horizon Securing Safety, Insuring Fully and Litigating Fairly--Part II
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: October 26 - 27, 2006
Speaker: Paul J. Hedlund


Topic:
"Identifying The Emerging Areas of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation"
Organization: Mealey’s™
Event: Teleconference
Date: August 17, 2006


Topic:
"Federal Preemption of State Claims: How to Fight Back and Win For Your Clients"
Organization: Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
Event: Teleconference
Date: July 27, 2006


Topic:
"How to Structure Your Pharmaceutical Case to Avoid Preemption"
Organization: Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
Event: Teleconference
Date: July 27, 2006


Topic:
Panel: "Update on Discovery Tools: FDA/Regulatory Discovery"
Organization: Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
Event: ATLA Education Program Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP)
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: July 15-19, 2006


Topic:
"A Preamble to Preemption - The Effect Of The FDA's Final Rule On Pharmaceutical Drug Litigation"
Organization: Mealey’s™
Event: Teleconference
Date: June 6, 2006


Topic:
"Specialized Track: Protecting the Public: Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation
Panel: Drug Update"
Organization: Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
Event: Winter Convention
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Date: February 18-22, 2006


Topic:
"Science, Regulation and Litigation Issues Regarding the SSRI --  Antidepressants
Drug Safety -- Best Practices, Litigation Update, Regulatory Developments"
Organization: American Lawyer Media (ALM)
Event: Insight Information
Location: Toronto, Canada
Date: January 23-35, 2006


Topic:
"Preemption Issues in SSRI Litigation"
Organization: Mealey’s™
Event: Teleconference
Date: December 8, 2005


Topic:
"Antidepressant SSRI-induced Suicide Risks"
Organization: The Recovery System's Clinic
Event: Public Forum on Antidepressant Drugs: Risks, Benefits and Alternatives
Location: Mill Valley, CA
Date: December 6, 2005


Topic:
"Class Actions and MDLs - Hot Topics in Class Actions - The Future of Class Action Litigation in America"
Organization: American Bar Association
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: November 9-11, 2005


Topic:
"What's Wrong at the FDA?" "The FDA's Dilemma - Safety Failures, Public Scrutiny and Industry Influence," "Trends and Hot Topics in Pharmaceutical Litigation"
Organization: Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
Event: Pharmaceutical Seminar
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: September 16-17, 2005


Topic:
California commuter rail safety as a result of the January 26 Metrolink derailment
Organization: California State Assembly
Event: Hearing
Location: Glendale, California
Date: September 16-17, 2005
Testified: Paul Hedlund and three Baum Hedlund clients

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