William M. Gage

William M.

Gage

Overview

William Gage is renowned for acting as lead counsel for major pharmaceutical companies in large MDLs, drawing particular praise for his achievements in pelvic mesh litigation.” (Chambers USA Editorial, 2022, where William is ranked nationally for Product Liability & Mass Torts) “‘He is a pleasure to work with, very smart and very capable.’ ‘A really smart guy, beloved by his clients and really dedicated to his work - he has immense likability and charm.’” (Chambers USA Editorial, 2021) “Sources describe William Gage as a ‘very capable trial lawyer with tremendous charisma,’ pointing to the ‘depth of his experience and the strength of his skill.’ He is highly regarded for his expert handling of large-scale pharmaceutical and medical device disputes, including leading pelvic mesh multidistrict litigation.” (Chambers USA Editorial, 2019)

About

William is an attorney in Butler Snow LLP’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Healthcare Litigation Group, which LMG Life Sciences selected as its 2019 Product Liability Firm of the Year. He previously served as Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. He is a trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience in drug and medical device, product liability, personal injury and mass torts litigation.

William served as MDL lead counsel for Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, Inc. in In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, one of the largest litigations in U.S. history. He also serves as MDL lead counsel in In re: Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2782, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. He previously served as statewide coordinating counsel for the Wyeth diet drug litigation and trial counsel in the New Jersey Accutane litigation.

William currently serves as National Coordinating Counsel for 3M in the Combat Arms Earplug Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2885.  William leads a virtual team of lawyers drawn from numerous firms in the handling of MDL wave discovery, which includes overall wave management, plaintiff and fact discovery, expert discovery and motions.

Profiled as one of Law360’s 2016 Trial Pros, William has extensive trial experience. He was retained in 2019 as lead trial counsel in a Washington state attorney general action related to pelvic mesh that resolved shortly before trial. He was also retained in 2019 as co-lead trial counsel in a first-of-its-kind eight-week bench trial in an attorney general action in California involving pelvic mesh. Over the past seven years, he tried eight product liability mesh cases to verdict, obtaining defense verdicts in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (2017) and in state court in Dallas, Texas (2015). The Texas trial was one of Law360’s 2015 Product Liability Trials to Watch, and the verdict was named as one of CVN’s Top 10 Defense Verdicts of 2015.

William is recognized by many prestigious industry publications, including Chambers USA (nationwide Product Liability & Mass Torts), The Legal 500 US (recognized in the editorial for nationwide Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense), Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defence, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, and Mid-South Super Lawyers. Additionally, Best Lawyers in America named William as the 2023 Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants for the Jackson, MS area. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has presented on numerous occasions about litigation and trial-related topics, including speaking at the Defense Research Institute’s Product Liability Conference, the DRI Drug and Medical Device Seminar, the Contemporary Issues in Complex Litigation Conference at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and the American Conference Institute’s Drug & Medical Device Litigation Seminar.

He received his J.D. and B.Accty., both cum laude, from the University of Mississippi. He is admitted to practice in Mississippi.

Experience

  • MDL and Mass Tort Management
    • National Coordinating Counsel for 3M in the Combat Arms Earplug Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2885, United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
    • MDL Lead Counsel, In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
    • MDL Lead Counsel, In re: Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2782, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
    • Statewide Counsel, diet drug litigation for Wyeth.
    • Regional Counsel, Gammagard® litigation for Baxter Healthcare Corporation.
  • Trials
    • The People of the State of California v. Johnson & Johnson – California State Attorney General Pelvic Mesh Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2019); “4 Key Moments From J&J’s Mesh Marketing Battle With Calif.,” Law360, October 2, 2019; “Breaking Down J&J and California’s $1B Pelvic Mesh Trial,” Law360, July 12, 2019.
    • Hrymoc v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – New Jersey Pelvic Mesh Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2017).
    • Adkins v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Pennsylvania State Court Pelvic Mesh Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2017); “Philly Jury Clears J&J in Latest Pelvic Mesh Case,” Law360, June 9, 2017.
    • Carlino v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Pennsylvania State Court Pelvic Mesh Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2016).
    • Cavness v. Johnson & Johnson, et al – Texas State Court Pelvic Mesh Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2015); “J&J Wins 1st Trial Over Prosima Pelvic Mesh,” Law360, October 5, 2015.
    • Perry v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – California State Court Pelvic Mesh Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2015).
    • Batiste v. Johnson & Johnson, et al – Texas State Court Pelvic Mesh Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2014).
    • Kendall v. Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., – New Jersey Accutane litigation (Trial Counsel, 2014).
    • Gross v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – New Jersey Pelvic Mesh Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2013).
    • Reynolds, et al. v. Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. – New Jersey Accutane Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2012).
    • McCarrell v. Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. – New Jersey Accutane Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2010).
    • Speisman, et al. v. Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc., – New Jersey Accutane Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2008).
    • Budzinski v. City of Clinton, et al., (Trial Counsel).
    • Weed v. Dickerson(Trial Counsel).
    • Delaughter v. Lucious Cannon, Jr., et al., (Trial Counsel).
    • Powell v Mississippi Farm Bureau, (Trial Counsel).
  • Reported Decisions
    • Akins v. Golden Triangle Planning & Development District, Inc., 34 So. 3d 575 (Miss. 2010).
    • American Home Products Corp. v. Sumlin; 942 So. 2d 766 (Miss. 2006).
    • Wyeth Laboratories v. James, 918 So. 2d 1243 (Miss. 2005).
    • Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories v. Caldwell, 905 So. 2d 1205 (Miss. 2005).
    • American Guarantee and Liability Ins. Co. v. The 1906 Co., 273 F. 3d 605 (5th Cir. 2001).
    • American Guarantee and Liability Ins. Co. v. The 1906 Co., 129 F. 3d 802 (5th Cir. 1997).
    • Ezell v. BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc., 961 F.Supp. 149 (S.D. Miss. 1997).
    • McCoy v. South Cent. Bell Telephone Co., 688 So. 2d 214 (Miss. 1996).
    • Allstate Ins. Co. v. Chicago Ins. Co., 676 So. 2d 271 (Miss. 1996).
    • Radmann v. Truck Ins. Exchange, 660 So. 2d 975 (Miss. 1995).

Distinctions

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Product Liability & Mass Torts – Nationwide, 2017-2022
    • Litigation: General Commercial – Mississippi, 2022
  • The Legal 500 US
    • Recognized in the editorial for nationwide Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense, 2018-2022
  • Who's Who Legal, Product Liability Defence, 2017-2021
  • Benchmark Litigation
    • Litigation Star, 2017, 2021, 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, 2011-2023
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2018-2023
    • Lawyer of the Year, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (Jackson, MS), 2023
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Personal Injury – General: Defense, 2006-2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®– Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Trial Academy, Graduate
  • LMG Life Sciences, Life Sciences Star

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1990
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit

Education

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., cum laude, 1990
    • Casenote Editor, Mississippi Law Journal
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., Accountancy, cum laude, 1987

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Lawyers for Civil Justice
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

Papers, Presentations & Publications

  • Panelist, "Trial Lawyer Roundtable," Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 15, No. 1, March 2022.
  • Speaker, "Bellwether Selections," GW Law First Annual Mass-Tort MDL Flash Points, Challenges for the Next Generation of Transferee MDL Judges Conference, October 7, 2021.
  • Speaker, "Practical Tips for the Products Lawyer,” DRI 2021 Product Liability Conference, August 20, 2021.
  • Speaker, “An Analysis of the Role of Daubert in Modern, Complex Litigation," Contemporary Issues in Complex Litigation Conference, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, Ill., October 17, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Current Issues in Multidistrict Litigation,” Contemporary Issues in Complex Litigation Conference, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, Ill., November 29, 2018.
  • Speaker, “Cutting Edge Use of Graphics During Closing,” DRI Product Liability Conference, San Diego, Calif., February 2018.
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics and Trends in Medical Device Litigation,” AdvaMed Litigation Counsel Working Group, January 2018. 
  • Author,The Three C’s," Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 10 No. 3, October 2017.
  • Speaker, “How Expert Witnesses Can Help Win or Lose Cases at Trial,” SEAK 26th Annual National Expert Witness Conference, May 2017.
  • Speaker, “Fighting Back Against Overbroad or No Injury Class Actions: Strategies for Drug and Medical Device Defense Counsel to Effectively Defeat Certification,” 19th Annual Drug and Medical Litigation Conference, American Conference Institute (ACI), New York, N.Y., December 2014.
  • Speaker, "The Litigation Exchange: Drug and Device Edition," Co-Chair and speaker, Momentum Event Group, New York, N.Y., October 2013.
  • Speaker, "Taking the Social Media Plunge: Engaging Customers Online While Minimizing the Inherent Litigation Risks of Viral Communication," ACI 17th Annual Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference, New York, N.Y., December 2012.
  • Author, "Effect of Judicial Estoppel on Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Claim – What Every Defense Lawyer Needs to Know," Southern Law Network, Chicago, Ill., October 2010.
  • Speaker, "Preparation and Use of Expert Witnesses," ACI Expert Witness and Scientific Evidence Conference, Philadelphia, Pa., July 2008.
  • Speaker, "E-Discovery," Thirteenth Triennial Mississippi Oil and Gas Law Seminar, May 2008.
  • Speaker, "To Catch A Thief," Defense Research Institute Drug and Device Seminar, May 2008.
  • Speaker, Electronic Discovery Preparedness Training, Mississippi Association of Petroleum Landmen, 2007.
  • Speaker, "E-Discovery Era," Central Mississippi Chapter of Institute of Internal Auditors Summer Seminar, 2007.
  • Speaker, Federal Practice & Procedure Seminar, June 2007.
  • Speaker, Memphis Paralegal Association Electronic Discovery Seminar, 2007.
  • Speaker, "Taking and Defending Effective Depositions in Mississippi," Lorman Education Services, 2006-09, 2011.
  • Author, "Litigation in the Digital Age," 2007.
  • Speaker, "Structuring Defense Counsel for MDL Litigation," ACI Drug & Medical Device Litigation Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 2006.
  • Author, "Mediation in Multi-District Litigation," For the Defense, Defense Research Institute, 2003.

William M.

Gage

Overview

William Gage is renowned for acting as lead counsel for major pharmaceutical companies in large MDLs, drawing particular praise for his achievements in pelvic mesh litigation.” (Chambers USA Editorial, 2022, where William is ranked nationally for Product Liability & Mass Torts) “‘He is a pleasure to work with, very smart and very capable.’ ‘A really smart guy, beloved by his clients and really dedicated to his work - he has immense likability and charm.’” (Chambers USA Editorial, 2021) “Sources describe William Gage as a ‘very capable trial lawyer with tremendous charisma,’ pointing to the ‘depth of his experience and the strength of his skill.’ He is highly regarded for his expert handling of large-scale pharmaceutical and medical device disputes, including leading pelvic mesh multidistrict litigation.” (Chambers USA Editorial, 2019)

About

William is an attorney in Butler Snow LLP’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Healthcare Litigation Group, which LMG Life Sciences selected as its 2019 Product Liability Firm of the Year. He previously served as Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. He is a trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience in drug and medical device, product liability, personal injury and mass torts litigation.

William served as MDL lead counsel for Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, Inc. in In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, one of the largest litigations in U.S. history. He also serves as MDL lead counsel in In re: Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2782, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. He previously served as statewide coordinating counsel for the Wyeth diet drug litigation and trial counsel in the New Jersey Accutane litigation.

William currently serves as National Coordinating Counsel for 3M in the Combat Arms Earplug Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2885.  William leads a virtual team of lawyers drawn from numerous firms in the handling of MDL wave discovery, which includes overall wave management, plaintiff and fact discovery, expert discovery and motions.

Profiled as one of Law360’s 2016 Trial Pros, William has extensive trial experience. He was retained in 2019 as lead trial counsel in a Washington state attorney general action related to pelvic mesh that resolved shortly before trial. He was also retained in 2019 as co-lead trial counsel in a first-of-its-kind eight-week bench trial in an attorney general action in California involving pelvic mesh. Over the past seven years, he tried eight product liability mesh cases to verdict, obtaining defense verdicts in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (2017) and in state court in Dallas, Texas (2015). The Texas trial was one of Law360’s 2015 Product Liability Trials to Watch, and the verdict was named as one of CVN’s Top 10 Defense Verdicts of 2015.

William is recognized by many prestigious industry publications, including Chambers USA (nationwide Product Liability & Mass Torts), The Legal 500 US (recognized in the editorial for nationwide Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense), Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defence, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, and Mid-South Super Lawyers. Additionally, Best Lawyers in America named William as the 2023 Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants for the Jackson, MS area. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has presented on numerous occasions about litigation and trial-related topics, including speaking at the Defense Research Institute’s Product Liability Conference, the DRI Drug and Medical Device Seminar, the Contemporary Issues in Complex Litigation Conference at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and the American Conference Institute’s Drug & Medical Device Litigation Seminar.

He received his J.D. and B.Accty., both cum laude, from the University of Mississippi. He is admitted to practice in Mississippi.

Experience

  • MDL and Mass Tort Management
    • National Coordinating Counsel for 3M in the Combat Arms Earplug Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2885, United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
    • MDL Lead Counsel, In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
    • MDL Lead Counsel, In re: Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2782, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
    • Statewide Counsel, diet drug litigation for Wyeth.
    • Regional Counsel, Gammagard® litigation for Baxter Healthcare Corporation.
  • Trials
    • The People of the State of California v. Johnson & Johnson – California State Attorney General Pelvic Mesh Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2019); “4 Key Moments From J&J’s Mesh Marketing Battle With Calif.,” Law360, October 2, 2019; “Breaking Down J&J and California’s $1B Pelvic Mesh Trial,” Law360, July 12, 2019.
    • Hrymoc v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – New Jersey Pelvic Mesh Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2017).
    • Adkins v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Pennsylvania State Court Pelvic Mesh Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2017); “Philly Jury Clears J&J in Latest Pelvic Mesh Case,” Law360, June 9, 2017.
    • Carlino v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Pennsylvania State Court Pelvic Mesh Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2016).
    • Cavness v. Johnson & Johnson, et al – Texas State Court Pelvic Mesh Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2015); “J&J Wins 1st Trial Over Prosima Pelvic Mesh,” Law360, October 5, 2015.
    • Perry v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – California State Court Pelvic Mesh Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2015).
    • Batiste v. Johnson & Johnson, et al – Texas State Court Pelvic Mesh Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2014).
    • Kendall v. Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., – New Jersey Accutane litigation (Trial Counsel, 2014).
    • Gross v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – New Jersey Pelvic Mesh Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2013).
    • Reynolds, et al. v. Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. – New Jersey Accutane Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2012).
    • McCarrell v. Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. – New Jersey Accutane Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2010).
    • Speisman, et al. v. Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc., – New Jersey Accutane Litigation (Trial Counsel, 2008).
    • Budzinski v. City of Clinton, et al., (Trial Counsel).
    • Weed v. Dickerson(Trial Counsel).
    • Delaughter v. Lucious Cannon, Jr., et al., (Trial Counsel).
    • Powell v Mississippi Farm Bureau, (Trial Counsel).
  • Reported Decisions
    • Akins v. Golden Triangle Planning & Development District, Inc., 34 So. 3d 575 (Miss. 2010).
    • American Home Products Corp. v. Sumlin; 942 So. 2d 766 (Miss. 2006).
    • Wyeth Laboratories v. James, 918 So. 2d 1243 (Miss. 2005).
    • Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories v. Caldwell, 905 So. 2d 1205 (Miss. 2005).
    • American Guarantee and Liability Ins. Co. v. The 1906 Co., 273 F. 3d 605 (5th Cir. 2001).
    • American Guarantee and Liability Ins. Co. v. The 1906 Co., 129 F. 3d 802 (5th Cir. 1997).
    • Ezell v. BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc., 961 F.Supp. 149 (S.D. Miss. 1997).
    • McCoy v. South Cent. Bell Telephone Co., 688 So. 2d 214 (Miss. 1996).
    • Allstate Ins. Co. v. Chicago Ins. Co., 676 So. 2d 271 (Miss. 1996).
    • Radmann v. Truck Ins. Exchange, 660 So. 2d 975 (Miss. 1995).

Distinctions

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Product Liability & Mass Torts – Nationwide, 2017-2022
    • Litigation: General Commercial – Mississippi, 2022
  • The Legal 500 US
    • Recognized in the editorial for nationwide Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense, 2018-2022
  • Who's Who Legal, Product Liability Defence, 2017-2021
  • Benchmark Litigation
    • Litigation Star, 2017, 2021, 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, 2011-2023
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2018-2023
    • Lawyer of the Year, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (Jackson, MS), 2023
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Personal Injury – General: Defense, 2006-2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®– Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Trial Academy, Graduate
  • LMG Life Sciences, Life Sciences Star

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1990
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit

Education

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., cum laude, 1990
    • Casenote Editor, Mississippi Law Journal
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., Accountancy, cum laude, 1987

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Lawyers for Civil Justice
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

Papers, Presentations & Publications

  • Panelist, "Trial Lawyer Roundtable," Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 15, No. 1, March 2022.
  • Speaker, "Bellwether Selections," GW Law First Annual Mass-Tort MDL Flash Points, Challenges for the Next Generation of Transferee MDL Judges Conference, October 7, 2021.
  • Speaker, "Practical Tips for the Products Lawyer,” DRI 2021 Product Liability Conference, August 20, 2021.
  • Speaker, “An Analysis of the Role of Daubert in Modern, Complex Litigation," Contemporary Issues in Complex Litigation Conference, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, Ill., October 17, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Current Issues in Multidistrict Litigation,” Contemporary Issues in Complex Litigation Conference, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, Ill., November 29, 2018.
  • Speaker, “Cutting Edge Use of Graphics During Closing,” DRI Product Liability Conference, San Diego, Calif., February 2018.
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics and Trends in Medical Device Litigation,” AdvaMed Litigation Counsel Working Group, January 2018. 
  • Author,The Three C’s," Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 10 No. 3, October 2017.
  • Speaker, “How Expert Witnesses Can Help Win or Lose Cases at Trial,” SEAK 26th Annual National Expert Witness Conference, May 2017.
  • Speaker, “Fighting Back Against Overbroad or No Injury Class Actions: Strategies for Drug and Medical Device Defense Counsel to Effectively Defeat Certification,” 19th Annual Drug and Medical Litigation Conference, American Conference Institute (ACI), New York, N.Y., December 2014.
  • Speaker, "The Litigation Exchange: Drug and Device Edition," Co-Chair and speaker, Momentum Event Group, New York, N.Y., October 2013.
  • Speaker, "Taking the Social Media Plunge: Engaging Customers Online While Minimizing the Inherent Litigation Risks of Viral Communication," ACI 17th Annual Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference, New York, N.Y., December 2012.
  • Author, "Effect of Judicial Estoppel on Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Claim – What Every Defense Lawyer Needs to Know," Southern Law Network, Chicago, Ill., October 2010.
  • Speaker, "Preparation and Use of Expert Witnesses," ACI Expert Witness and Scientific Evidence Conference, Philadelphia, Pa., July 2008.
  • Speaker, "E-Discovery," Thirteenth Triennial Mississippi Oil and Gas Law Seminar, May 2008.
  • Speaker, "To Catch A Thief," Defense Research Institute Drug and Device Seminar, May 2008.
  • Speaker, Electronic Discovery Preparedness Training, Mississippi Association of Petroleum Landmen, 2007.
  • Speaker, "E-Discovery Era," Central Mississippi Chapter of Institute of Internal Auditors Summer Seminar, 2007.
  • Speaker, Federal Practice & Procedure Seminar, June 2007.
  • Speaker, Memphis Paralegal Association Electronic Discovery Seminar, 2007.
  • Speaker, "Taking and Defending Effective Depositions in Mississippi," Lorman Education Services, 2006-09, 2011.
  • Author, "Litigation in the Digital Age," 2007.
  • Speaker, "Structuring Defense Counsel for MDL Litigation," ACI Drug & Medical Device Litigation Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 2006.
  • Author, "Mediation in Multi-District Litigation," For the Defense, Defense Research Institute, 2003.