IADC Speaks is the official podcast of the International Association of Defense Counsel. These largely unscripted interviews take place in about 30 minutes, and episodes will cover a variety of topics of interest to those in the legal arena.
Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Genomics in the Courtroom - The Current Landscape of DNA Technology in Criminal and Civil Litigation
In “Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Genomics in the Courtroom - The Current Landscape of DNA Technology in Criminal and Civil Litigation,” Christopher B. Parkerson, a member of Campbell, Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. (Boston) and IADC Defense Counsel Journal Editor, speaks with Scott Elder, Alston & Bird (Atlanta) and Dr. David H. Schwartz, Chief Scientific Officer at Innovate Science Solutions. In this interview, they discuss the legal landscape for genetic testing and DNA sequencing and how it impacts causation defenses and other proof issues at trial. Dr. Schwartz adds to the conversation by talking about the practical and scientific issues related to deciding how and what type of testing to do and how genetic testing data can be presented at trial.
Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Proposed Medical Monitoring Rule Allows for Recovery in Absence of Bodily Harm
In "Defense Counsel Journal Highlight: Proposed Medical Monitoring Rule Allows for Recovery in Absence of Bodily Harm," Christopher Parkerson and Mark Behrens discuss the Proposed Medical Monitoring Rule in the Restatement (Third) of Torts and how it could significantly impact case law on recoverable damages. The discussion centers around Mark’s journal article American Law Institute Proposes Controversial Medical Monitoring Rule in Final Part of Torts Restatement.
The Business and Defense of Insurance Companies and Their Insureds in a Post-COVID World - Charles Reynolds, Natalie Furniss, Troy Vuurens
In “The Business and Defense of Insurance Companies and Their Insureds in a Post-COVID World,” Charles Reynolds, Natalie Furniss (in-house counsel and supports property casualty businesses at Nationwide Insurance) and Troy Vuurens (senior staff counsel at Heritage Insurance Company), will discuss how COVID-19 has altered the insurance industry/litigation and how it will continue to change following COVID-19.
In-House Insights for Outside Counsel – Henry Morrissette and Matt Cairns
In “In-House Insights for Outside Counsel,” Henry Morrissette, with Hand Arendall Harrison Sale in Mobile, Alabama USA, interviews Matt Cairns, Associate General Counsel with Textron Inc. In this interview, they discuss Matt’s experience and insights following his move from a leading outside counsel and defense bar leader to an in-house role managing litigation throughout the United States.
Keeping the Supply Chain Intact: How Carriers and Brokers Are Beating COVID-19 - Mitchell Smith and Heather Devine
Keeping the North American supply chain intact means Canadian and American transport carriers and brokers must be able to move food, medical supplies, and goods essential to the economy across states, provinces, and borders. Mitch Smith, principal at Germer PLLC, and Canadian attorney Heather Devine, partner at Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, review the key issues facing transportation clients in this complex time.
Representing European Entities in the U.S. Court System - Henry Morrissette and Ted O'Toole
Henry Morrissette with Hand, Arendall, Harrison, Sale, LLC in Mobile, AL interviews Ted O’Toole, Senior Counsel Home Foreign Claims with HDI Global Insurance Company. They discuss the opportunities and challenges to representing European and other foreign entities in U.S. litigation, offering insights on how to achieve better results through optimal global teamwork, communication, and expectation management.