HarrisMartin's MDL Conference: HIV Drugs, Valsartan, 3M Earplugs and Litigating in a Post-Fosamax World Faculty

Co-Chair Neil D. Overholtz, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL Show/Hide Bio

Co-Chair Neil D. Overholtz

Neil D. Overholtz specializes in pharmaceutical litigation, and has successfully handled thousands of defective drug and medical device cases, including fen-phen, Rezulin, Baycol, Bextra/Celebrex, Vioxx, Medtronic Defibrillators, and Guidant Defibrillators.

Recently, Mr. Overholtz has the distinction of having been appointed as national counsel on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for several federal products liability MDL’s (Mullti-District litigations), including the Trasylol MDL pending in federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida, before the Honorable Judge Middlebrooks, the Viagra MDL in the District Court in Minnesota, before the Honorable Judge Magnuson, as well as the Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Lead Wire MDL before United States District Court Judge Richard Kyle. Additionally, Mr. Overholtz has served as co-lead counsel in the In Re America Online, Inc Version 5.0 Software Litigation, MDL Docket No. 1341 (S.D. Fla), helping to negotiate a cash settlement for affected AOL members in excess of $15 Million as well as significant injunctive relief.

Mr. Overholtz has also recently served as co-chair of the Defective Medtronic Pacemakers and Defibrillators MDL discovery committee, and lead the firm’s efforts in national litigation, which resulted in a settlement of over $100 Million dollars. United States District Judge James Rosenbaum appointed Mr. Overholtz, to serve 25 of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee Fee Committee. Mr. Overholtz also served a key role on the Guidant Defibrillators and Pacemakers MDL, which resulted in a settlement of over $200 Million dollars.

Co-Chair Shelly Sanford, Watts Guerra LLP, Austin, TX Show/Hide Bio

Co-Chair Shelly Sanford

Shelly Sanford attended the University of Texas at Austin where she received a degree in journalism before attending St. Mary’s University School of Law. During her time at law school, Ms. Sanford was the President of the St. Thomas Moore Society and attended UT Law School while she completed a judicial internship with the Hon. Raul Gonzales on the Supreme Court of Texas.

After law school, Ms. Sanford worked at the O’Quinn Law Firm in Houston, Texas. In 2001, she joined the partnership of Goforth Lewis Sanford LLP before founding her own law firm, Shelly A. Sanford PLLC in 2007. Shelly joined Watts Guerra LLP in 2017.

Benjamin L. Bailey, Bailey & Glasser LLP, Charleston, WV

Brian Barr, Levin Papantonio, Pensacola, FL

Orran Brown, BrownGreer PLC, Richmond, VA

David R. Buchanan, Seeger Weiss, LLP, New York

Katherine E. Charonko, Bailey & Glasser LLP, Charleston, WV

Erin Copeland, Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, Houston

John A. Dalimonte, Dalimonte Rueb, Boston

Jaime L. Dodge, Director, The Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta

Nicholas J. Drakulich, The Drakulich Firm, APLC, San Diego

Brenda S. Fulmer, Searcy Denney, West Palm Beach, FL

Hon. David R. Herndon (Ret.), Herndon Resolution LLC, Edwardsville, IL

Jennifer Hoekstra, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola, FL

Bradley D. Honnold, Goza & Honnold, LLC, Overland Park, KS

Laurence D. King, Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, San Francisco

Ryan McDevitt, Keller Rohrback Law Offices, LLP, Seattle

Alicia O'Neill, Mauro, Archer, O’Neill, Washington, DC

Gale D. Pearson, Pearson, Randall & Schumacher, P.A., Minneapolis

Ellen K. Reisman, Reisman Karron Greene LLP, Washington, DC

Daniel S. Robinson, Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., Newport Beach, CA

Ginger Susman, Esq., Executive Chairman, Archer Systems, LLC, Denver

Joseph Thorpe, CEO, International Litigation Services, Inc. (ILS), Irvine, CA

Joseph VanZandt, Beasley Allen, Montgomery, AL

Guy L. Watts II, Watts Guerra LLP, Austin, TX

Tina Wolfson, Ahdoot & Wolfson, Los Angeles

Jacob S. Woody, BrownGreer PLC, Richmond, VA

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Date & Time

July 24, 2019
7:30AM - 5:00PM