On November 17, the firm held "A Dialogue With Corporate Counsel: Skadden’s Fifth Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Seminar — Enforcement and Litigation Strategies," in New York. The seminar provided corporate counsel at pharmaceutical and medical device companies with insights into government enforcement actions and related litigation. Panels of Skadden attorneys and in-house counsel discussed litigation challenges and shared practical strategies. Discussions included "DOJ Enforcement Update," "Prosecution of Individuals: New DOJ Memo and Recent Developments," "State Attorney General Enforcement Actions and Defense Strategies," and "Taking on the Government: Lessons Learned From Companies That Have Litigated Against DOJ." Skadden speakers included partners John Beisner, John Bentivoglio, Jennifer Bragg, Michael Loucks, Gregory Luce, Graham Robinson and David Zornow. Guest speakers included Robin Abrams of Purdue Pharma L.P., Daniel Dovdavany of Sanofi US, Timothy Howard of Merck & Co., Inc., Joseph Kennedy of Amarin Corp plc and Dr. William Polvino of Veloxis Pharmaceuticals.

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