Event October 5, 2023

2023 Pharmaceutical and Biologics Summit

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This half-day program will be dedicated to hot topics in the pharmaceutical, biologics, and OTC industries. Our attorneys will be joined by special guest speakers to provide a full spectrum look into the current legal and business opportunities and challenges.


Registration and Luncheon - 11:30 AM - 12:25 PM

Program Introduction - 12:25 - 12:30 PM

Luncheon Keynote - 12:30 - 1:00 PM

  • Donald Ashley, Greenleaf Health, Former FDA Director, Office of Compliance, CDER

Scientific Evidence Strategies in the Era of Junk Science and Nuclear Verdicts - 1:00 - 1:30 PM

  • Scott Elder, Partner, Alston & Bird
  • Jenny Hergenrother, Partner, Alston & Bird

Total Chaos or Business as Usual? Evaluating the Current State of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain and How Industry Can Respond - 1:45 - 2:30 PM

  • Cathy Burgess, Partner, Alston & Bird
  • Brian McCormick, VP & Chief Regulatory Counsel, Head, Global Regulatory Policy, Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Johnny Mikell, President Global Quality and Compliance, Lupin Pharmaceuticals
  • Amy Farris Wolfe, General Counsel, Aurobindo Pharma Limited

Navigating Pharmaceutical Partnerships and Disputes - 2:30 - 3:15 PM

  • Teresa Bonder, Partner, Alston & Bird
  • Jamie George, Senior Associate, Alston & Bird
  • Rob Holland, Director, Associate General Counsel, Business Development and Licensing, Strategy and Portfolio, Sandoz Inc.
  • Gordon Hwang, Head of Litigation & Investigations, Sandoz Inc.

Securing Value: The Benefits of Judgment Preservation Insurance - 3:30 - 4:00 PM

  • Steve Penaro, Partner, Alston & Bird
  • Stephen Kyriacou, Managing Director, Senior Lawyer, Aon Litigation Risk Group

Science vs. Spin: Decoding False Advertising in the Life Science Sector - 4:00 - 4:40 PM

  • Natalie Clayton, Partner, Alston & Bird
  • Chris McArdle, Partner, Alston & Bird
  • Jeffrey Novack, Deputy General Counsel, CareDx Inc.

The Enforcers' Perspective - 4:40 - 5:25 PM

  • Matthew Kent, Partner, Alston & Bird
  • Gwendolyn Cooley, NAAG Antitrust Task Force Chair, Assistant Attorney General, Wisconsin Department of Justice

Closing Remarks - 5:25 - 5:30 PM

Reception - 5:30 - 6:30 PM


CLE Information

These programs are provided as a complimentary service to clients and friends of Alston & Bird. CLE Credit will be applied for where applicable.


Please contact Lindsey Fisher at lindsey.fisher@alston.com or + 1 212 210 9445.

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