2024 DRI Drug and Medical Device Seminar

May 20–22, 2024 | Washington, D.C.

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Gain Insight into the Latest Developments in Drug and Medical Devices!

Register by April 8, 2024, to receive the early bird discounted rate.
View registration information here.

Register for the Seminar

Join us in Washington D.C. for the Drug and Medical Device industry’s premier event for learning, networking, and advancing the defense of life sciences clients! You’ll hear from heads of litigation from the world’s foremost drug and medical device companies and get the latest insight on jurors’ changing perceptions. Take advantage of new CLE opportunities and small group, off-site networking events, which provide more opportunities than ever to network with renowned industry experts while enjoying the best of the nation’s Capital.

What You Will Learn:

  • Learn how to make the most of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into getting that FDA approval.
  • Hear best practices for managing former employees when their testimony is needed.
  • Get the most cutting-edge update on ethics issues for Drug and Medical Device lawyers.
  • Explore how jurors perceive our clients and issues in drug and device cases in this post-pandemic world.
  • Dig into the ins and outs of presenting and defending against remote testimony.

Expand Your Network By:

  • Joining the best and brightest from the Drug and Medical Device defense bar for a reception at the Premier Networking Reception!
  • Taking advantage of small group networking activities.
  • Enjoying the best of what the nation’s Capital has to offer!

Panel Counsel Meetings with Major Companies
Take advantage of the opportunity to engage with key industry companies* including:

  • GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals (GSK)
  • Medtronic
  • Stryker

*Subject to change

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Thank You to DRI's Drug and Medical Device Committee Leadership

Archibald T. Reeves
Archibald T. Reeves, IV
Program Chair
Jenny A. Covington
Jenny A. Covington
Program Vice Chair
Erik W. Snapp
Erik W. Snapp
Committee Chair
Jennifer Snyder Heis
Jennifer Snyder Heis
Committee Vice Chair
Ted J. McDonald
Ted J. McDonald, III
Law Institute

Join the Drug and Medical Device Committee

Registration Information

Save up to $300 when you register on or before April 8.

Register Today

Member Pricing Non-Member Pricing Non-Member Bundle ^
Early Bird Registration*
(Now thru Apr. 8)
$1,395 $1,795 $1,715
Regular Registration*
(Apr. 9–May 19)
$1,595 $1,995 $1,915
Onsite Registration $1,695 $2,095 $2,015
Group Registration (Non-Sponsored)** $1,095 per person $1,095 per person $1,095 per person
Government Government members will receive the applicable government rate for the seminar upon login. If the government rate does not appear after logging in, please call DRI directly at (312) 795-1101 to receive the discounted rate. Invoices can be sent after purchase upon request.

Not a DRI Member? Select the Non-Member Bundle and Save!

^ Not a DRI Member and want to save on your registration? Take advantage of the Non-Member / Trial Membership Bundle when you register for the DRI Drug and Medical Device Seminar. Select the bundle and get up to 9 months of membership with the membership add-on when you check out. Note: Trial membership processing can take up to 30 days from the date of purchase, please contact DRI Customer Service with any questions.

Learn more about membership at DRI and get started on your DRI journey today!

*If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate. If you would like to join DRI to receive the member pricing and see the benefits of becoming a member, click here to go to the Application page.

**Group registration is for registering four or more attendees, members and non-members. There is one free registration with every 10 registrations. You must lock in the rate three weeks prior to the seminar. If you want to register for the group pricing, fill out the form here (online registration is not available for this offering).

Networking Events

Premier Networking Event at the XXXXX
Sponsored by: ABC

Date: Wednesday, Month Day from 7:00–10:00 p.m.
Pricing: Free when you register for the seminar (guest tickets $100 each, available at check-out)
Location: XXXXX, Address, City, State


Agenda with Speakers

*Schedule and Speakers subject to change

Monday, May 20, 2024

Time (Eastern) Program
12:00 p.m. Registration
3:00 p.m. CLE Session
4:00 p.m. CLE Session
6:00 p.m. Networking / Cocktail Hour
7:30 p.m. Dine-Arounds

Join colleagues and friends at selected restaurants for dinner (on your own).

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Time (Eastern) Program
8:30 a.m. Registration & Coffee Service

Get to know the early risers in our group over a cup of coffee.
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:15 a.m. CLE Session
10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. CLE Session
11:30 a.m. CLE Session
12:30 p.m. DRI Cares: Blessings in a Backpack

Click here for details on Blessings in a Backpack.
12:30 p.m. DRI Networking Lunch

Join the Employment and Labor Law Seminar attendees for lunch and networking opportunities that are second to none!
2:00 p.m. CLE Session
3:00 p.m. CLE Session
4:00 p.m. CLE Session
5:00 p.m. Drug and Medical Device Committee Meeting (open to all)
6:00 p.m. Premier Networking Reception

Join fellow seminar attendees at our Premier Networking Reception. More details to come.
8:00 p.m. Dine-Arounds

Join colleagues and friends at selected restaurants for dinner (on your own).

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Time (Eastern) Program
8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee Service

Get to know the early risers in our group over a cup of coffee.
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
9:10 a.m. CLE Session
10:10 a.m. Coffee Break
10:25 a.m. CLE Session
11:25 a.m. CLE Session
12:25 p.m. Adjourn

Headquarters Hotel Information

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20009. Take advantage of the group rate of $290.00 Single/Double in one of two ways:

The hotel block is limited, and rooms and rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You must make reservations by April 21, 2024, to be eligible for the hotel's group rate. Requests for reservations made after April 21 are subject to room and rate availability.

CLE Information

Earn up to TBD hours of continuing legal education hours (CLE) From this seminar.

View CLE Credit by State

In some states that charge late CLE submission fees, there will be a $100 late fee to report CLE credits submitted more than 30 days after a seminar/virtual event. Click the button below for more details.

CLE Late Fees


DRI's Drug and Medical Device Seminar is proudly sponsored by:

Arnold & Porter
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Carlton Fields Celebrating 120 Years
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Faegre Drinker
GT Greenberg Traurig
Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC Counselors at Law
LMI Litigation Management Inc
Morgan Lewis
NJL Nilan Johnson Lewis
Nelson Mullins
Nutter Uncommon Law
QG&T Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC 
RedGrave LLP Information Matters
Shook Hardy & Bacon
Stites & Harbison Attorneys
Troutman Pepper
Tucker Ellis | LLP
UB Greensfelder logo
Venable LLP

If you would like to contact DRI about seminar sponsorship opportunities, including pricing, or to reserve a spot, please go to Advertising and Sponsorship.

DRI Cares

Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack Who Will Feed the Kids this Weekend?

Please join us in supporting Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for school-aged children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Seminar attendees will have the opportunity to fill bags of food on the way to the joint networking lunch on Tuesday, May 21. Feeding a child before you feed yourself is a wonderful way to support children and families in the Washington, D.C. community.

Donate to Blessings in a Backpack

Other Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding DRI programs, please contact DRI Customer Service at 312.795.1101 or custservice@dri.org.