• 03.24.14

    Peter J. Goss Discusses Arkansas Supreme Court Ruling on FDA Warning Letter

    Peter Goss commented for Law360 on the implications of a recent Arkansas Supreme Court ruling throwing out a $1.2 billion award against Johnson & Johnson.  The decision was based in part on the fact that the FDA warning letter at the heart of the plaintiffs’ case was inadmissible hearsay, and therefore could not serve as the basis for a claim under the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.  The article is available to Law360 subscribers here. Mr. Goss focuses his national practice on pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation and toxic torts. He has represented major pharmaceutical, medical technology, and…
  • 03.09.14

    Jerry W. Blackwell Receives Cora T. Walker Award at NBA Commercial Law Section Corporate Counsel Conference

    On Friday, February 21, 2014, Firm chairman and founder Jerry W. Blackwell received the Cora T. Walker Award from the National Bar Association Commercial Law Section for his lifetime contributions to African American attorneys in the Bar, during the 27th Annual NBA CLS CCC in Austin, Texas.   The prestigious Cora T. Walker award was created by the National Bar Association Commercial Law Section in honor of Ms. Cora T. Walker.  Ms. Walker was a revered attorney who broke racial ground when, in 1947, she became one of the first black women to practice law in the state of New…
  • 02.26.14

    Jerry W. Blackwell Presents at NBA Commercial Law Section Corporate Counsel Conference

    On Thursday, February 20, 2014, firm founder and chairman Jerry W. Blackwell presented on a panel at the 27th Annual NBA Corporate Law Section - Corporate Counsel Conference held at Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas.  The title of the panel discussion was, “The Power Play Within Law Firms:  Feast or Famine.”  The discussion focused on challenges faced by attorneys in achieving and maintaining success. The panel addressed the challenges from both in-house and law firm perspectives.  Mr. Blackwell was joined by co-panelists Johnine P. Barnes, Chair  – Statutory Compliance and Contracts and Regulatory Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig, LLP;…
  • 02.04.14

    Firm Founder Jerry W. Blackwell Named a BTI Client Service MVP for “Delivering Superior Client Service Year After Year”

    Firm founder and chairman Jerry W. Blackwell has been named a 2014 BTI Client Service All-Star MVP.  BTI’s All-Star MVP honor recognizes “standout attorneys honored for delivering superior client service year after year.” The BTI Client Service All-Stars list annually recognizes attorneys who, according to Fortune 1000 companies, drive superior client service.  Only 56 attorneys nationwide, including Mr. Blackwell, were recognized as MVPs.  Mr. Blackwell was the only attorney in the State of Minnesota to receive the honor.  For more details about the 2014 BTI Client Service All-Stars and MVPs, please visit BTI Consulting Group’s website. The BTI Consulting Group is…
  • 02.03.14

    Peter J. Goss Discusses E-Discovery Challenges Raised by Takeda Sanctions Ruling

    Law360 interviewed Peter Goss on the recent sanctions ruling in the ACTOS multidistrict litigation, and in that context Goss discussed the real-world challenges that global companies face in complying with the e-discovery standards and expectations of U.S. Courts.  Goss highlighted the difficulty presented by 30(b)(6) deposition notices on e-discovery topics, since most companies will not have an employee who can speak to decisions made by IT departments in other countries.  The article is available to Law360 subscribers here.  Mr. Goss focuses his national practice on pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation and toxic torts. He has represented major pharmaceutical,…
  • 01.07.14

    Olufemi O. Solade Joins Blackwell Burke P.A.

    Blackwell Burke P.A. is pleased to announce that Olufemi O. Solade has joined the firm today as special counsel. Prior to joining Blackwell Burke P.A., Ms. Solade practiced in the litigation group at Norton Rose Fulbright. Ms. Solade is an experienced litigator, having counseled clients on various regulatory and compliance issues, administrative actions, internal investigations, and also litigation readiness. Her practice is focused on products liability, commercial matters, mass tort, false advertising and intellectual property disputes. Ms. Solade has also served as trial counsel in several cases. She is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, where she also…

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