Past DRI Events

View previous programming from the past year.

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  • Webinars
    Medical providers often have to make judgment decisions during delivery on how long the mother's labor should last. New recommendations within the past 10 years have significantly altered this calculus. This program will address these new medical guidelines for protracted labor and discuss the legal implications the guidelines have on defending medical providers about the labor curve, including tips for deposing witnesses, how to gather and use expert testimony in this area and more.

    The registration is $75 for DRI members and $150 for non-members.
  • Webinars
    The Rules of Professional Conduct regarding competence and diligence require all lawyers to keep abreast of changes in technology. This webinar will provide you with tips and information on new issues related to technology and the practice of law, including the challenges of the remote work environment. You will learn the ethics and professionalism considerations when using technology in your practice and your ethical duties when it comes to “keeping abreast of changes” in technology.

    The registration is $75 for DRI members and $150 for non-members.
  • Webinars
    In an emergency accident response scenario, considerations and questions regarding ethical issues present as rapidly as you can respond to the accident. These issues often involve conflicts of interest between dual representation of the driver and trucking company, how attorneys hold themselves out to the police and media at the time of the accident and access to relevant evidence. Hear from attorneys with countless hours of emergency response experience on these ethical issues and how to address them.

    The registration is $75 for DRI members and $150 for non-members.
  • Webinars

    Sponsored by S-E-A

    Industrial equipment plays a huge role in the ability of manufacturers and service providers to function as a successful business. They often require a substantial investment, but can lead to very quick returns and profits. That is – until they fail. When large-scale industrial equipment fails, multiple systems and/or components are often the culprit. This presentation will focus on the multiple mechanical systems involved, as well as examples of large-scale industrial equipment, and how all of these systems are necessary to prevent catastrophic failure.

    Kyle Osier, P.E., CFEI | Mechanical Engineer | S-E-A

    This webinar is free for DRI members and non-members.

  • Seminars
    San Diego, California

    Connect with leaders in asbestos litigation to further your career and network. Don’t miss DRI’s interactive and informative meeting that brings together industry experts and asbestos litigation practitioners to share their experience and knowledge. Discover emerging trends and groundbreaking developments in the field, including how the role of genetics and cancer causation impact the investigation and outcome of cases. Expert lecturers, panelists, and moderators will provide insight into the most current, best legal practices in asbestos and cosmetic talc litigation. There will also be a basic skills session for practitioners new to litigation.

  • Seminars
    San Diego, California

    The 2022 Law Firm Leaders and Managing Partners Conference is exploring what it means to manage a law firm in these post-pandemic times. Scarce human resources, increasing overhead expenses, cyber-security threats, and changing client expectations have come to the forefront of law firm management since the world shut down in March 2020. This conference will arm law firm leaders with knowledge from numerous sources on the best ways to address and attack the challenges law firms continue to face following the COVID-19 Pandemic!

  • Seminars
    San Diego, California

    Join us in sunny San Diego for a two-day seminar that will help improve your appellate skillset and grow your network. Ideal for all attorneys who are involved in appeals, this program offers sessions on many key topics including state constitutionalism and stare decisis after the U.S. Supreme Court’s monumental recent term. Plus, attendees will benefit from tips for oral argument from both sides of the bench and principles for improving legal writing. Our diverse speaker lineup is comprised of federal appellate judges and state court justices as well as experienced appellate advocates from across the country. As a bonus, the committee is teaming up with the Asbestos Medicine Committee for a joint session on effective persuasion with Dr. Jeffrey Rachlinski from Cornell University. And, as always, there will be receptions and frequent networking opportunities with other appellate attorneys and attendees at the Asbestos Medicine and Managing Partners Conferences.  This includes an incredible Premier Networking Event at the USS Midway Museum, where you’ll have the chance to network and reconnect with fellow DRI members while enjoying the floating city of the sea!

  • Annual Meeting
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Connect with the most influential civil defense attorneys and in-house counsel from across the county at the DRI Annual Meeting in Philadelphia! From October 25–28, engage with our passionate legal community, expand your knowledge base with cutting-edge education, meet leaders from the field, celebrate past achievements and future goals with friends, and explore historic Philadelphia. We look forward to seeing you in the City of Brotherly Love!

  • Webinars

    Sponsored by KCIC

    KCIC is proud to present a webinar on the 2022 asbestos filing trends. Michelle Potter, Sheila Klauck and Shreyas Malhotra from KCIC breakdown the filings to show who is filing these claims and where they are filing them. They also dig into the data around the underlying claimants and show some practical tools which can help defendants proactively manage the liability.

    Sheila Klauck | KCIC
    Shreyas Malhotra | KCIC
    Michelle Potter | KCIC

    This webinar is free for DRI members and non-members.

  • Webinars
    Opposing expert witnesses pose a unique challenge at trial. Effectively challenging an opposing expert’s opinions through cross examination is often a key to success. While each expert is unique, this program will equip attendees with replicable cross examination techniques and an understanding of how to challenge the conclusions of an opposing expert through reference to a learned treatise. Attendees will learn replicable cross examination techniques that can be used when deposing a witness or examining an expert at trial. Attendees will also learn how to use a learned treatise to impeach an expert.

    The registration is $150 for DRI members and $250 for non-members. Registration for each hands-on, skills based webinar is limited to 30 to allow for maximum participation.
  • Webinars

    Sponsored by LawyerGuard

    DRI and LawyerGuard recently collaborated on a recent member survey of key risk management concerns for the Civil Defense sector.  Cybersecurity threats emerged as the top ranked issue to the DRI community – join this informative webinar with hosts Noah Fiedler with Barron & Newburger and Kevin Sullivan with LawyerGuard to better understand the potential impact that Cybersecurity risks pose, along with key guidance and sources to help you better protect your own firm and your clients.

    Noah Fiedler | Shareholder | Barron & Newburger
    Kevin Sullivan | Senior Vice President – Program Manager | LawyerGuard

    This webinar is free for DRI members and non-members.

  • Webinars
    The DRI Protect and Serve Task Force will host a town hall that will focus on recent mass shootings in schools and the broader context of the role of law enforcement in addressing violence and crime in schools. The panel will discuss whether law enforcement officers should be part of the school community. If so, what is the proper role and relationship of those officers to the administration, the students, and the community? What unintended consequences might arise from any changes?

    Please note: The town hall is free of charge.
  • Webinars

    Sponsored by Laurel Road

    Laurel Road invites you to a free Student Loans Best Practices webinar on Wednesday, September 21 at 12:00 p.m. Central Time/1:00 p.m. Eastern.

    The webinar will cover:

    1. How to position your student loans in light of interest rate uncertainty
    2. What does the federal student loan payment and interest pause mean for your student loans?
    3. What is student loan refinancing, and am I eligible?
    4. Will refinancing affect my credit score?
    5. Could I save by refinancing?

    This webinar is free for DRI members and non-members.

  • Seminars
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Join us in Nashville for the 2022 Drug & Medical Device Seminar! The seminar will provide countless opportunities to network with clients, potential referral sources, and colleagues from across the country who are in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. You will hear from a panel of judges about their approaches to key MDL and mass-tort litigation issues, and you do not want to miss presentations about better company witnesses and juror perceptions of drug & medical device companies. Gain insight from in-house lawyers, outside counsel, and judges about diversity and inclusion in the legal industry. This seminar continues to be the "go-to" event year after year for in-house and outside counsel to the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.

  • Seminars
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Don’t miss a beat in Music City! Join us in the heart of downtown Nashville for the 2022 DRI Senior Living and Long-Term Care Litigation Seminar, September 7–9, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. The annual seminar includes two days of learning and networking for healthcare providers, defense attorneys, in-house counsel, claims specialists, insurance brokers and other professionals involved in the defense of senior housing providers across the country. Not only will the seminar cover the latest topics and trends affecting the senior living industry, but also this year’s seminar will hit the right note with numerous networking opportunities such as: First Timers/Young Lawyers networking reception, three networking receptions (one of which is an off-site event at Ole Smoky), dine-arounds, Women in the Law Lunch (open to all), DRI Cares service project, and DRI for Life yoga session.

  • Seminars
    Nashville, Tennessee

    The 2022 DRI Cannabis Law Seminar will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your knowledge on cannabis law, while expanding your professional network in this exciting industry. Earn multiple CLE credit hours, while learning about current trends in the developing field of cannabis law. Expect interesting presentations and panel discussions on the state of cannabis law, insurance coverage concerns, industry insights, products liability in cannabis, cannabis M&A, diversity/social justice in the industry, and so much more!

  • Webinars
    The idea of “staged” accidents and motor vehicle accident fraud may seem like something out of a Fast and the Furious movie plot. However, those in the commercial transportation and insurance industries know that fraudulent accidents are an increasing problem that costs companies, insurers, and consumers billions of dollars each year. Far from a random, one-off act by an unsophisticated ne’er-do-well, fraudulent accidents are typically perpetrated by well-organized criminal rings. This presentation addresses common scenarios for staged accidents and fraudulent personal injury claims, as well as red flags that drivers, motor carriers, insurers, and defense attorneys should be on the lookout for when an accident or injury claim seems questionable. We will also discuss tips for investigating and defending against suspicious accidents and claims.

    The registration rate is $75 for DRI members and $150 for non-members.
  • Webinars

    Sponsored by Exponent

    Digital technologies provide a key element in differentiating therapeutic value for life sciences firms and their customers. Deploying these technologies can enhance value in clinical development, commercialization, and life cycle management, with further potential to remove barriers to care and empower individuals to take greater control over their health. This webinar will explore the benefits of deploying digital technologies to augment clinical and administrative information in developing convergent evidence that supports differentiating and optimizing the value of therapeutics. We will discuss practical considerations for scaling and replicating use, selecting "fit-for-purpose" technology, leveraging person-centric cohorts, and capturing value in use.

    This webinar is free for DRI members and non-members.

  • Webinars

    MARC Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition

    DRI and MARC (Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition) have two informative MSP webinars in the works designed to make sure you are up to date on the law and provide essential information and resources to navigate the ever changing and complex MSP laws. The first webinar in the series will be on August 4, 2022.

    A private cause of action was first added to the Medicare Secondary Payer Act in 1986 and was later revised in 1989. But did you know that there is legislation being introduced to eliminate the burdensome private cause of action? Join us for this fascinating webinar where you will:

    • Learn about the current MSP private cause of action
    • How to navigate MSP claims to avoid potential exposure
    • What’s being done to reform the law through the Repair Abuses of MSP Payments (RAMP) Act

    DRI and MARC (a national coalition of companies and other stakeholders with an interest in the Medicare Secondary Payer "MSP" Program) have partnered for over 10 years to bring attention to, build solutions for compliance with, and improve the MSP program.

  • Webinars
    Social media is omnipresent in today’s world. Facebook posts, Tweets, and Instagram DM’s are frequently sources of critical information in many legal disputes. It is critical that attorneys preparing for trial are confident in their ability to admit social media evidence so that it may be considered by the jury. This program will explain why social media evidence unique, the relevant legal standards, and how to admit social media evidence during at trial. Attendees will practice the steps of authenticating and admitting social media evidence in a small group setting and will receive feedback from experienced trial attorneys on using this skill. Attendees will also learn the fundamentals of the legal issues related to using social media evidence.

    The registration is $150 for DRI members and $250 for non-members. Registration for each hands-on, skills based webinar is limited to 30 to allow for maximum participation.