Tanenbaum Keale partner Heather Russell Fine and associate Pamela Kaplan will both chair sessions during the three-day DRI Product Liability Conference, scheduled for February 2-4 in Las Vegas.

The seminar will focus on novel product liability challenges and feature educational programming, created through collaboration between DRI’s 18 Specialized Litigation Groups. Topics range from how Right-to-Repair legislation is impacting product safety to a jury’s mindset after the past two years.

Fine chairs the Automotive portion of a joint Specialized Litigation Group session that also includes Biomechanics. The presentations included are titled, “Future Directions for AV Litigation – Alternative Seating Arrangements: What the Crash Test Data Shows” and “Front Center Airbags in High-Speed Lateral Impacts: Considerations for Product Liability Litigation?”

Kaplan chairs the Young Lawyers breakout with speakers lined up for sessions titled, “Nuts and Bolts of Identifying, Retaining, Prepping, and Defending Experts – Tips for Young Lawyers to Take Charge and Show Initiative During the Process,” “Navigating Multi-District Litigation – A Primer on What to Do if You Find Yourself in an MDL,” and “Medical Device Clearances – The Judiciary’s Shifting Stance on Medical Device Clearances, and How It Will Impact Medical Device Trials.”

Fine and Kaplan are active members of DRI (Defense Research Institute), “the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel” providing access to resources for attorneys serving clients and corporations in all types of litigation.