• 08.25.15

    Peter J. Goss Discusses $71 Million Amgen Off-Label Marketing Settlement in Law360

    Law360 quoted Peter J. Goss in its analysis of the recent $71 million settlement between Amgen and the Attorneys General of 48 states and the District of Columbia over alleged off-label marketing of two of the company’s blockbuster drugs, Enbrel and Aranesp.  Goss commented that the settlement was driven by a December 2012 settlement of essentially the same allegations with the U.S. Department of Justice: “At the point of such a federal settlement, it was a foregone conclusion that Amgen would have to deal with the states separately and that there probably would need to be a settlement with them…
  • 08.10.15

    Peter J. Goss Quoted on “Product Liability Cases To Watch In The Second Half Of 2015”

    Law360 interviewed Peter Goss for an article discussing noteworthy product liability cases that are currently pending.  Goss cited the federal multi-district litigation over the cholesterol drug Lipitor and the increased risk of diabetes allegedly associated with its use.  "Millions of Americans have diabetes, and millions of people take Lipitor, and it would potentially open the door to some significant litigation if the plaintiffs were to prevail in an early bellwether trial in this litigation," said Goss.  Goss also noted that the plaintiffs in the Zoloft birth defects litigation have yet to win a trial, and commented that “[W]e won't be…
  • 06.29.15

    Emily Ambrose Honored as 2015 “Up-And-Coming Attorney” by Minnesota Lawyer

    Blackwell Burke P.A. is proud to announce that Minnesota Lawyer has honored firm associate Emily Ambrose as a 2015 “Up & Coming Attorney.” The “Up & Coming Attorney” recognition highlights lawyers who have distinguished themselves within their first 10 years of practice. Honorees were selected based on their professional accomplishments, leadership, and service to their community and profession.  Emily is an active member of the ABA Section of Litigation and serves as publications co-chair for the LGBT Litigator Committee.  She practices in the areas of class action defense, food industry defense, toxic torts, products liability, and other complex litigation.Blackwell Burke P.A., a…
  • 06.11.15

    Brendan M. Kenny Presents at NorCal eDiscovery & Information Governance Retreat

    On April 27, 2015, Brendan M. Kenny presented on a panel at the NorCal eDiscovery & Information Governance Retreat in Napa, California. The title of the panel discussion was “Social Media – eDiscovery’s ‘friend?’” Kenny stressed that lawyers should understand how to find, preserve, and authenticate social-media evidence. He also described the unique legal challenges that companies face as they attempt to communicate with consumers on social media without losing control of their brands. Brendan M. Kenny is the founder of the Twin Cities E-Discovery Forum and a member of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program’s National Outreach Committee. He…
  • 06.01.15

    Firm Associate Emily Ambrose Publishes Article on Legal Writing in ABA’s Commercial & Business Litigation Newsletter

    Associate Emily Ambrose published The Art of Writing A Persuasive Fact Section in the American Bar Association’s Commercial & Business Litigation Newsletter. The article addresses the critical, but often underappreciated, section of all legal briefs – the fact section.  It provides advice and specific examples for drafting a fact section that will provide the judge with the framework and factual basis he or she will need to decide the case in your client’s favor.Emily Ambrose is an active member of the ABA Section of Litigation and serves as co-chair for the LGBT Litigator Committee. She received the award of outstanding…
  • 04.29.15

    Partner Mary S. Young and Associate Adebisi Wilson featured in special “Next Generation” edition of Attorney at Law Magazine

    Since its 2014 launch, the Minnesota Mother Attorneys Association (MMAA), founded by Blackwell Burke P.A. attorneys Mary S. Young and Adebisi A. Wilson, has made its mark in the Twin Cities legal community.  MMAA now boasts nearly 100 members striving to bring to life the organization’s mission of promoting the professional development of mother attorneys by capitalizing on the special opportunities and skills that arise from motherhood to drive career excellence.  “The intersection of motherhood and the practice of law creates many common experiences, and there is momentum that comes from building on that commonality.  The goal of MMAA has…

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