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Legal, Compliance & Regulatory Forum

November 18, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

BioNJ Legal, Compliance, & Regulatory Forum

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

NPS Pharma
Bedminster, NJ

Ethics Today:  What Competence has to Do with Preservation and Spoliation of Information and How New Technologies ‘Fit’ Into These Concepts

Preservation of information is vital for purposes of government investigations and litigation. The failure to preserve can lead to severe consequences. Witness, as but one example, the April 2014 $9 billion jury verdict in the Actos case in Louisiana Federal District Court. The judge’s instructions to the jury on the destruction of documents appears to have had a major role in that case’s outcome. Meanwhile, New Jersey, which some refer to as the “Medicine Chest of the World”, happens to be one of just a handful of states that recognize a common law tort of spoliation.

Preservation and spoliation – and the development of effective mechanisms to minimize risk – should be viewed through the “lens” of competence and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. This program will explore preservation and spoliation with a focus on recent case law in the Third Circuit and beyond. It will also address the duty to supervise as well as how new technologies such as social media, and new developments in the employer-employee relationship such as “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) and “Company Owned Personally Enabled” (COPE), might be managed to minimize risk.


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Program

Featured Speaker:

Ronald J. Hedges

Principal, Ronald J. Hedges LLC

To Register, click here.

Do not forget to sign in when you arrive. Attendees of this Forum are eligible for Continuing Education Credit.

(2 Ethics Credits Pending for NJ & NY)

Please click here for Part 1 and Part 2 of Ron Hedges’ presentation.


BioNJ Thanks Our Host & Sponsors









Morgan Lewis

Pepper Hamilton

Reed Smith







November 18, 2014
8:00 am - 10:30 am
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NPS Pharma
Bedminster, NJ United States + Google Map