• 02.16.15

    Partner S. Jamal Faleel Named a 2015 LCLD Fellow

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Partner S. Jamal Faleel has been selected as a Fellow of the 2015 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Mr. Faleel joins this prestigious group of more than 220 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession. The purpose of the landmark Fellows Program created by the LCLD is to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. According to LCLD President Robert J. Grey, Jr., the LCLD Fellows Program offers participants “an extraordinary rich year of relationship-building, virtual and…
  • 02.13.15

    Brendan M. Kenny Discusses Product Liability Trials to Watch in 2015

    Law360 interviewed Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Brendan M. Kenny for a recent article discussing product liability trials that court watchers will be following in 2015.  Mr. Kenny identified bellwether trials in pelvic mesh litigation and in tobacco suits spawned by the decertified Engle class. Mr. Kenny explained that pelvic mesh cases involve sympathetic plaintiffs alleging serious injuries affecting the most intimate aspects of their lives. He also noted that the next Engle progeny trial addresses the tobacco defendants’ request that the judge recuse himself from the trial because his wife had died from emphysema after smoking cigarettes manufactured by one…
  • 02.11.15

    Brendan M. Kenny Discusses Product Liability Trials to Watch In 2015

    Law360 interviewed Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Brendan M. Kenny for a recent article discussing product liability trials that court watchers will be following in 2015.  Mr. Kenny identified bellwether trials in pelvic mesh litigation and in tobacco suits spawned by the decertified Engle class. Mr. Kenny explained that pelvic mesh cases involve sympathetic plaintiffs alleging serious injuries affecting the most intimate aspects of their lives. He also noted that the next Engle progeny trial addresses the tobacco defendants’ request that the judge recuse himself from the trial because his wife had died from emphysema after smoking cigarettes manufactured by one…
  • 01.05.15

    Brendan M. Kenny Discusses Product Liability Cases To Watch In 2015

    Law360 interviewed Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Brendan M. Kenny for a recent article discussing product liability cases that court watchers will be following in 2015.  Mr. Kenny identified the most recent developments in the Engle personal-injury litigation in Florida, where the Florida Supreme Court is being asked to resolve a split among Florida appellate courts by considering a question that will affect the course of thousands of suits spawned by the decertified Engle class: whether punitive damages on strict liability and negligence claims in their individual suits are barred.  Mr. Kenny explained that Florida appellate courts disagree over whether current…
  • 12.17.14

    Peter J. Goss Applies the ‘Checklist Approach’ to Experts at Minnesota CLE

    On December 16, 2014 Peter Goss served on the faculty of A Checklist Approach to Civil Litigation at the Minnesota CLE Conference Center in Minneapolis.  The program follows the observation of Atul Gawande, surgeon and author of the best-selling book The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, that “checklists seem able to defend anyone, even the experienced, against failure in many more tasks than we realized.”  In his presentation, “Eight Keys to Working with Expert Witnesses,” Goss discussed best practices for selecting and preparing expert witnesses to testify at trial.  A video replay of the program will be shown…
  • 12.09.14

    Brendan M. Kenny Featured in E-Discovery Blog

    Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Brendan M. Kenny and the Twin Cities E-Discovery Forum that he founded were recently profiled in the Shepherd Data Services Blog. The article described Mr. Kenny’s forum as “invaluable to the Minnesota legal community,” a “way to stay educated on the latest trends and information,” and a “great way to network with other professionals connected to eDiscovery.” Mr. Kenny further explained how e-discovery expertise and savvy are essential to his complex litigation practice. The article is available here.  Brendan M. Kenny is the founder of the Twin Cities E-Discovery Forum and a member of the Seventh…

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