• PLAC 2024 Spring Conference 

    April 3-5 at the Conrad in Nashville, TN

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  • The Trilogy of Personal Jurisdiction and the Importance of Ford

    Congratulations to PLAC Sustaining Member Jonathan Hoffman (MB Law Group) and PLAC Future Leader Jason Proctor who, with co-author Michaela Cloutier, (both of Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC) have published an article exploring the jurisprudence of personal jurisdiction and the Supreme Court decisions that establish a compelling framework for resolving personal jurisdiction disputes.

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  • 2023 amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence

    The 2023 amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence are now in effect. Courts and practitioners must be familiar with the new rules to ensure that they are applied correctly, especially Rule 702 governing expert witness testimony. Thanks to the Federalist Society for publishing this brief guide.

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PLAC is a specialty bar association that brings together a global, diverse, select network of professionals who help domestic and multinational companies stay at the forefront of emerging issues.

PLAC and its commonwealth of more than 600 members, both in-house and outside counsel, work on behalf of our member companies to help them manage, anticipate, and navigate the ever-changing landscape of risk management. We focus on advocacy that shapes both the common law and rules affecting the legal landscape. In addition, our members share their talent and experience through educational programming, networking events, industry focused initiatives, and professional development opportunities.

Amicus Program

PLAC's high-quality advocacy in the courts engages distinguished appellate counsel to address issues of critical importance to product manufacturers, suppliers, and sellers.

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Future Leaders Program

PLAC’s Future Leaders Program provides an alternate path to Sustaining membership and professional development opportunities for attorneys who have been practicing between four (4) and twelve (12) years.

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Industry Groups

The CASE Mobility Group provides a clearinghouse for PLAC members to gain insights into the cutting edge areas of "Connected" motor vehicles, "Automated" driving, "Shared," and "Electric" mobility.

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PLAC’s Healthcare and Lifesciences Technology (HLTh) Group focuses specifically on issues critical to companies in the drug, device and life sciences industries.

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Women's Forum

Led by a Steering Committee of Corporate and Sustaining members, PLAC’s Women’s Forum is strengthening connections, providing support and career development, and bringing new perspectives to its members through both virtual and in-person meetings.

Steering Committee

Special Project

Through its Publications Project, PLAC selects and publishes articles regarding legal, industry, and related topics of interest to the PLAC membership.  PLAC Future Leaders are available to provide research, drafting, and editing support to lead authors.

The Trilogy of Personal Jurisdiction and the Importance of Ford

PLAC has assembled a Task Force of outside and in-house counsel with deep experience in Multi-District Litigation to evaluate common issues and challenges facing defendants in MDLs and to develop strategies for effective, consistent approaches to these cases. PLAC’s MDL Task Force has prepared and submitted two Comment Letter to the Federal Advisory Committee on civil rules.

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