Served on Two Panels for Drug, Device and Biotechnology/Product Liability/Toxic and Hazardous Substances Litigation
February 25, 2019
LITTLE ROCK, AR – Attorney Lyn Pruitt presented at the International Association of Defense Counsel 2019 Midyear Meeting in Santa Barbara, California where she served on two Drug, Device and Biotechnology/Product Liability/Toxic and Hazardous Substances Litigation panels.
Pruitt served on the panel titled “Expediency Over Due Process – The New Normal for Unpopular Mass Tort Defendants?” The panel discussed the increasing threat to mass tort defendants from novel issue preclusion techniques that can relieve countless plaintiffs of the burden of proving fundamental elements of their causes of action.
She also presented on the panel titled “Jurors Say the Darndest Things: The Rise in Extreme Opinions, Where They Come From and What to do About Them” and discussed the proliferation of extreme opinions as jurors become more polarized and the impact of that phenomenon on a wide array of litigation, such as products liability, toxic torts, transportation, and medical defense.
Pruitt has built a reputation as one of the country’s most talented and respected litigators defending pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the most critical product liability cases over the past 20 years. With years of extensive trial experience, she has served as first-chair in over 60 jury trials to verdict. She also represents Fortune 500 companies in consumer class actions and toxic tort matters. She is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), where she has served on the IADC Board of Directors, faculty and as a trial director for the IADC Trial Academy.
About International Association of Defense Counsel
The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has been serving a distinguished membership of corporate and insurance defense attorneys and insurance executives since 1920. Its activities benefit the approximately 2,500 invitation-only, peer reviewed members and their clients, as well as the civil justice system and the legal profession. Moreover, the IADC takes a leadership role in many areas of legal reform and professional development.
About Mitchell Williams
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, comprehensive legal counsel to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit MitchellWilliamsLaw.com.