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2022 Product Liability & Complex Torts Seminar
June 1, 2022 - June 3, 2022
The 2022 ALFA International Product Liability & Complex Torts Practice Group Seminar titled “Changing the Game: Rewriting the Rules and Reinventing the Tactics to Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges,” took place on June 1-3, 2022 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego, California.
The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence—it is to act with yesterday’s logic. The events of the past two years threw all industries a curve ball the severity of which had not been seen in over a century. Turbulence came in many forms, including remote work arrangements, virtual trials, supply chain disruptions, and tight labor supply from the “great resignation.” Companies ha to dodge and pivot to play defense against an invisible opponent. The stakes could not be higher.
It’s time to go on offense. The ALFA Product Liability and Complex Tort group has prepared a game plan to navigate new and old challenges based on innovative strategies to stay in front of the competition. Join us in San Diego at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar where industry leaders will discuss transformations in their business that are propelling them into the future. The conference covered a wide range of topics to help businesses manage risks. The conference opened with a session tackling changes in litigation forged out of a global pandemic. Our breakout sessions covered core product liability and business tort topics from tackling problematic warning cases to managing risks under white label arrangements to developments in class actions and the Internet of Things to artificial intelligence.
Building diversity and inclusion will be a major theme. The hot topics hour included three mini sessions to address the burning issues of the day. We had also empaneled leaders from three different industries to discuss how they vaulted the hurdles created by COVID 19, social unrest, and a changing world,
and re-tooled their businesses using new strategies to shore up gaps exposed by these unprecedented challenges. The educational portion of the conference closed with a panel focused on maximizing legal competency by building a diverse litigation team and an inclusive environment for employees.