Kathleen O'Donnell Wyatt and Jennifer A. Creedon, Partners with Martin, Magnuson, McCarthy & Kenney to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group has announced today that Kathleen O'Donnell Wyatt and Jennifer A. Creedon, Partners with Martin, Magnuson, McCarthy & Kenney will speak at its webcast entitled: “Product Liability Litigation: Trends, Updates, and Critical Issues in Light of COVID-19”. This event is scheduled on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM (ET). End Quote
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    About Kathleen O'Donnell Wyatt
    Kate Wyatt is a trial attorney who handles companies’ products liability litigation, toxic tort litigation, construction defect litigation, premises litigation and business litigation in state and federal courts. Kate prides herself on representing companies that range from the Fortune 100 to small family owned companies, and devising solutions for litigation avoidance.

    For more than a decade, Kate has worked to defend products liability and premises liability actions as both local and national counsel in state and federal courts in a multitude of jurisdictions. Kate’s practice has included the defense of complex toxic tort cases including talc matters, asbestos matters, and benzene matters. In that capacity, she has worked to craft a nationwide defense, streamline the discovery process, and has prepared lay witnesses, corporate witnesses and expert witnesses, including medical experts, industrial hygienists, and intellectual property experts.

    Kate also routinely defends cases brought against construction companies, contractors, building products manufacturers, suppliers, engineers, and architects involving both commercial and residential properties. Her experience includes defending construction defect cases involving water intrusion, mold, drainage issues, roofing defects, and structural problems. Kate has also defended fire and explosion cases.

    Kate’s technical knowledge including intellectual property issues, science and medicine enables her to adeptly handle the most complex of cases and to provide clients with an excellent foundation to build creative and effective litigation solutions. Kate has been named a “Rising Star” by New England Super Lawyers in the area of Civil Litigation each year from 2013-2018.

    About Jennifer A. Creedon
    Jennifer Creedon is a trial attorney who represents large and small companies, product liability, business litigation, and asbestos litigation. Jen also focuses on regulatory issues regarding consumer products and represents companies that manufacture, distribute and sell a wide range of products.

    Jen represents manufacturers and retailers in litigation and compliance matters relating to product compliance issues. Her regulatory practice involves a variety of state and federal product safety, chemical management and related regulatory issues and encompasses compliance, enforcement and litigation. In particular, Jen routinely advises large and small companies regarding compliance with California Proposition 65. Jen also regularly advises companies on market entry analysis and strategy including Safety Data Sheets, labeling and warnings, and litigation avoidance.

    Jen has years of experience defending talc defendants as national, regional, and local counsel and is poised to defend any company involved in the newly emerging and new frontier of talc litigation. Jen is cognizant of the high stake’s nature of this possible “next asbestos” and is highly vigilant in representing her clients to protect their bottom lines.

    Jen also defends construction defect cases regarding residential and commercial properties brought against contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and architects. She is experienced in defending water intrusion, structural problems and toxic mold.

    Whether a company’s litigation is confined to one lawsuit or requires a multi-lawsuit solution, Jen can craft a defense strategy that fits the company’s needs. Jen has defended product liability and toxic tort actions in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. She has served as local, regional and national counsel for companies regarding toxic tort/asbestos litigation. Jen has been part of a national counsel team for a Fortune 500 company, drafted nationwide discovery, designed national trial strategy, including preparation of corporate/expert witnesses. Jen is AV-Rated and has been selected annually as a New England Super Lawyer (2013-2018) and has been featured in The Best Lawyers in America.

    About Martin, Magnuson, McCarthy & Kenney
    Martin, Magnuson, McCarthy & Kenney (MMMK) is comprised of experienced trial lawyers and has an established civil litigation and appellate practice representing clients throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Working in both state and federal courts, as well as appearing before administrative agencies and engaging in alternative dispute resolution, MMMK attorneys represent clients in matters including product liability, healthcare defense, professional liability, premises liability, commercial and business litigation, civil rights, and general liability claims.

    MMMK attorneys have been elected as: Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers; elected Fellows in Litigation Counsel of America; are included in the published listing of The Best Lawyers in America; have been nominated as New England Super Lawyers; and received service All-Star BTI Consulting Group (only 375 attorney selection nationally). Our attorneys have served as leaders of the Product Liability Bar, serving as the first Tort Chair of the Boston Bar Association, and authoring dozens of articles regarding product liability litigation, including for the Massachusetts Law Review, the longest continually published law review in the nation.

    MMMK attorneys have also served in leadership roles including the Board of Bar Overseers, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Supreme Judicial Court Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure, Massachusetts Defense Lawyer Association and Massachusetts Bar Foundation.

    Martin, Magnuson, McCarthy & Kenney, established in 1957 by Ephraim Martin, Harold E. Magnuson and Edward F. Hennessey. Justice Hennessy ultimately was appointed as chief justice to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. After 22 years of serving as a member of the Massachusetts judiciary, Judge Hennessey returned to the firm until he passed away. MMMK continues to serve Judge Hennessey’s legacy in providing exceptional legal representation for its clients.

    Event Synopsis:
    Product liability and mass tort litigants historically have provided streamlined ways to organize and litigate matters involving hundreds of parties – a skill which has inured to parties’ benefit in proceeding with litigation events during the COVID 19 pandemic. As courts nationwide attempt to craft solutions for keeping justice open in these abnormal times, challenges have emerged with regard to deposition practice, remote hearings and even remote case resolution procedures. This program will discuss COVID 19’s immediate impact on litigation as well as newly emerging strategic considerations.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will help practitioners and companies understand how to navigate the new frontier of virtual litigating. The speakers will also discuss the “latest and greatest” of new procedures being instituted by judges and ensuring best compliance strategies.

    Key Issues:
    • COVID 19 Impact on Product Liability and Mass Tort Litigation – Overview
    • New Filings
    • Depositions
    • Hearings, both evidentiary and non-evidentiary
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Trials

    About The Knowledge Group
    The Knowledge Group is a leading provider of Continuing Legal Education, CLE, for lawyers, Continuing Professional Education, CPE, for accountants and a variety of other types of continuing education for other professions. Our mission is to deliver quality continuing education programs utilizing industry trends and the latest technology to communicate regulatory shifts and contributions made to different fields. Our insightful and engaging webcasts are brought to you by leading influencers to offer a multitude of perspectives and outlooks.

    In bringing together thought leaders, regulators, and subject matter experts from around the world, The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education. The experts we engage with analyze the latest trends, insights, and developments in their industries to bring forth content you can’t get anywhere else.

    We can be reached via our website, over the phone at (646) 844-0200 or email us at info ( @ ) theknowledgegroup dot org. We look forward to having you learn with The Knowledge Group.

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