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Product Liability for Product Stewards

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET

Members: $59 | Nonmembers: $79

A robust product stewardship program can avoid products liability and toxics litigation and provide a defense should such litigation arise. Conversely, the failure to implement such a program can provide evidence of a company’s negligence and even provide a basis for punitive damages. This Webinar will provide a general overview of the elements of individual and mass tort product liability claims and explore some of the key issues at the intersection of product stewardship and product liability, including liability life cycle analysis and design, manufacturing, and warning defects.

During this webinar, we will help you:

  • Appreciate how compliance or non-compliance with a product stewardship program can prevent, or give rise to, litigation.

  • Understand the legal theories underlying product liability claims.

  • Carry out the product steward’s role in taking actions that will prevent litigation.



Frank Leone, Partner, Hollingsworth, LLP

Mr. Leone is an attorney with over 30 years of litigation experience in a broad practice that encompasses environmental law, and defense of toxic tort, consumer product, asbestos, and pharmaceutical products liability claims. He has assisted companies in designing and implementing product stewardship programs. He is a member of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys and the Product Stewardship Society. He is a contributing author of the Product Stewardship Society’s Professional Practices of Product Stewardship, and has presented at the group’s annual conference.

Erica Klenicki, Associate, Hollingsworth, LLP

Ms. Klenicki practices in Hollingsworth LLP’s Complex Litigation, Pharmaceutical Products, and Toxic Torts & Products Liability groups, where she defends manufacturers in a wide range of products liability matters before state and federal courts across the country.  She has met with clients and helped develop their product stewardship programs.​



Format: Webinar
Time: 1 Hour
Credit: 1 Hour​​

 Learning Level - Competent

A Competent learner can perform to basic standards; has a thorough understanding of the content area but limited practical/work experience in the application of the content/concepts​.​​​​