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Michael B. Hewes, Attorney, Butler Snow LLP to Speak at Knowledge Congress' Live Webcast.

New York, NY, March 08, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Michael B. Hewes, Attorney, Butler Snow LLP will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Legal Series: Product Liability for 2015 LIVE Webcast” This two-hour event is scheduled on March 20, 2015 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (ET)

Event Synopsis:

In a two hour live webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will offer a discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding this topic.

Key topics include:

v FDA's Strategic Priorities for 2014-2018

v Experts: Building a Product Case With Expert Testimony and Why Due Diligence in Selection Pays off

v Selecting the right expert for your case:

* Understand the product at issue, and the claimed defect with that product

* Jurisdictional Issues - which claims require expert testimony

o Manufacturing and design defect claims typically always require expert testimony on

causation - recent 6th circuit decision dismissing product case for failure to present

expert testimony on causation.

o Breach of warranty claims typically require expert testimony

o Warnings - whether expert testimony is required is jurisdiction dependent

o Medical Issues - expert testimony is required

o Damages - whether expert testimony is required is jurisdiction dependent

* Due diligence in expert selection pays off

* Building your case at trial with expert testimony

o Avoid risk by utilizing experts squarely within expertise

o Build affirmative points - building blocks for others to build their testimony upon -

why order of presentation matters so much to a jury

* How to use your own experts to facilitate effective cross-examination of opposing experts

About Michael Hewes

Michael Hewes practices with Butler Snow as a part of their Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Groups, and focuses his practice on Drug and Device Litigation. An AV-Rated attorney, Michael has been ranked by Super Lawyers for his work in Personal Injury Defense. Michael earned a J.D. from the University of Mississippi in 2000, and received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1992. Michael also served as a JAG Officer in the Mississippi Army National Guard, retiring in 2009 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (MS).

About Butler Snow LLP

Butler Snow is a team of talented legal professionals with over 300 attorneys in 17 offices who share a commitment to serve clients - from Fortune 1000 firms to emerging-technology start-ups. Surveys by respected national consultants consistently rank Butler Snow among the best nationwide in client service - in anticipating needs, in a commitment to help, in providing value, in client satisfaction. With that standard to guide us, Butler Snow has grown from a regional firm to one with national scope.

Butler Snow's practice areas include the full range of business law and litigation services. Our team approach means we call on resources from across the firm to match legal experience with your needs. As a result, clients benefit from our strategic counsel, efficient execution and innovative solutions to complex challenges.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.

Contact Information:

The Knowledge Congress

Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director


Contact via Email

Therese Lumbao, Director

Account Management & Member Services

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