Greg Levine will speak on Preemption Issues Involving Drugs and Medical Device Product Liability Litigation

July 17, 2008

Ropes & Gray is pleased to support West LegalEdcenter's Webcast examining the regulatory framework for FDA approval and labeling of drugs and medical devices. The program will explore recent court decisions, the ongoing legal debate, and the potential for Congressional action. It also will address the significant practical implications of preemption for manufacturers' interactions with the FDA.

Key topics to be discussed, include:

  • The preemption defense for medical devices after Riegel v. Medtronic
  • The issue of implied preemption in the context of prescription pharmaceutical law
  • The current and future Congressional environment and the preemption debate
  • Practical aspects of preemption: how interaction with the FDA can impact the preemption defense

Partner Greg Levine will speak on all the key topics. For program, faculty and registration, please visit and navigate to the events for July 16.