• 06.14.12

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Partner Peter J. Goss Interviewed By Law360

    Law360 quoted Blackwell Burke P.A. Partner Peter J. Goss in an article published today discussing a recent physician’s medical device error report to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  The physician reported that the wiring of an implanted heart device broke through the device’s insulation.  Mr. Goss commented on how media coverage increases physician surveillance and reporting of suspected errors in recalled and non-recalled products.  The full article is available 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 chemical firms in hundreds…
  • 05.21.12

    Formidable Litigator Peter J. Goss Joins Blackwell Burke P.A.

    Blackwell Burke P.A. is pleased to announce that Peter J. Goss has joined the firm as a partner.  Prior to joining Blackwell Burke P.A., Goss was a litigation partner at Faegre Baker Daniels in Minneapolis. “Pete is a top trial lawyer and litigator with winning first-chair experience in scientifically complicated cases,” said firm founding partner and chairman Jerry W. Blackwell.  “Pete will put his experience into action leading litigation and trial teams for our Fortune 500 clients.  His addition solidifies the firm's strength in medical device, toxic tort, and pharmaceutical litigation.  We welcome him to the firm.” Mr. Goss focuses…
  • 04.30.12

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Welcomes Emily A. Babcock

    Blackwell Burke P.A. is pleased to announce that Emily A. Babcock has joined the firm today as an associate.  Ms. Babcock clerked for the Honorable Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks and the Honorable Kevin G. Ross, both of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  She is a summa cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law.  While pursuing her law degree, Ms. Babcock was a staff member of the William Mitchell Law Review, a student editor of The Business Lawyer, and president of both the Environmental Law Society and American Constitution Society.  She received the Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing as well as…
  • 04.10.12

    Brendan M. Kenny Joins Blackwell Burke P.A.

    Blackwell Burke P.A. is pleased to announce that Brendan M. Kenny has joined the firm today as an associate.  Mr. Kenny was previously a Deputy Attorney General in the California Attorney General’s Office in San Francisco.  Mr. Kenny defended the State of California in constitutional litigation in trial and appellate courts.  He received his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, and his undergraduate degree from the University of California-Berkeley. Blackwell Burke P.A., a litigation and trial boutique in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serves as national trial and litigation counsel for several Fortune 500 companies. The firm has…
  • 04.02.12

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Chairman Jerry W. Blackwell to Speak at 2012 Food Safety Summit

    Blackwell Burke P.A. chairman and founding partner Jerry W. Blackwell will be speaking at the 2012 Food Safety Summit.   Mr. Blackwell’s presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in Washington, DC.  The Summit will be attended by food industry professionals including food manufacturers, processors, and distributors as well as academics and regulators.  Mr. Blackwell will participate in a panel discussion entitled, “How to Protect Your Company with an Effective Food Liability Program.”  His co-panelists include Thomas A. Packer and Joe Fasi. Blackwell Burke P.A.’s Food Safety attorneys represent major food manufacturers as well as food distributors, retailers, and…
  • 01.30.12

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Partner Corey L. Gordon to Speak at Grocery Manufacturers Association Conference

    Blackwell Burke P.A. partner Corey L. Gordon will present at the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) 2012 Food Claims & Litigation Conference:  Navigating Change in Food-Related Litigation.  The GMA Conference is being held February 21-23, 2012 in Dana Point, California.  Mr. Gordon’s presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 22.  The GMA is the main trade group of the food industry. Its members include the makers of food, beverages, and other consumer products. Mr. Gordon’s presentation is entitled, “Update from the Frontiers of Junk Science:  The Latest Law and Latest Trends.”  His presentation will focus on “junk science” issues that are affecting…

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