Event Calendar

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Lunch & Learn: Enhancing Product Liability Defenses

Start Date: 7/24/2024 12:00 PM PDT
End Date: 7/24/2024 1:00 PM PDT

Organization Name: Washington Defense Trial Lawyers

Maggie Sweeney
Email: maggie@wdtl.org
Phone: (206) 749-0319

Sponsor: Jensen Hughes

1 WSBA CLE Credit pending

via Zoom - login instructions will be emailed to registrants

WDTL Members: gratis
Claims Reps: gratis (use promo code: CR)
Non Members: $40

Corporations vary widely in their structures and operations. Large entities boast global reach, complex processes, and substantial resources, while smaller firms often concentrate all functions onsite. Understanding these distinctions is critical for crafting robust defense strategies in product liability cases.

Key Points:
  • During discovery, it's crucial to ask targeted questions since corporate representatives may not possess comprehensive knowledge beyond their specific roles. This ensures prompt access to relevant records, especially in cases where current personnel are unfamiliar with historical data.
  • Understanding how product safety integrates into the operational frameworks of both large and small corporations provides valuable insights.
  • Effective strategies for preserving records, particularly in acquisitions or closures, are pivotal in supporting defense efforts.

Presenter: Hratch Nerkizian, BSME, MSME, MBA, CFEI

With over two decades in mechanical engineering, Hratch Nerkizian specializes in consumer product manufacturing, R&D, quality assurance, and safety. As the former Principal Product Safety Engineer at Sunbeam Products, he investigated numerous property damage and personal injury claims, often serving as a corporate designee.

Hratch's extensive international experience in R&D and quality management includes oversight of manufacturing processes and record retention across multiple global sites. He currently provides litigation support, expert testimony, and technical consultancy to law firms, insurance companies, and industrial clients.

Fighting for justice and balance in civil courts.