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Product Liability Defense

Note: This is not for CLE.

The Career Choice Series is designed to help you choose your career path. Whether you’re a law student, young lawyer, or transitioning attorney, find out what it’s like to work in various practice areas and the best way to position yourself to get there.


In this segment, our speakers will explore what it’s like to practice in product liability defense. Product liability usually concerns claims of allegedly defective products such as automobiles, furniture, medical devices, and drugs, that are claimed to have caused personal injury or death. Holly and Grant defend designers, manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of commercial and consumer products. Our speakers will share with you their career paths, provide invaluable insight into what skills you’ll need to break into them, what drew them to their respective niches, the pros, and cons, and what a typical day in their practice entails.


H. Grant Law, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., San Francisco, CA
Holly Polglase, Shareholder, Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C., Boston, MA

Liz Stone, Managing Director, The Dubin Group, San Francisco, CA

Sponsored by ABA Career CenterYoung Lawyers Division, Law Student Division, and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

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