Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys David Esquivel and Sarah Miller will participate in the American Bar Association (ABA) Women in Products Liability Virtual Regional CLE Program taking place October 22, 2020. This half-day program is designed for women practitioners who focus on products liability and will address issues currently impacting products liability attorneys.

Sarah will serve as moderator for a session titled, “Products Liability and the Coronavirus.” She will be joined by Alexis Sauer Budge with Exponent and Tanya Scarbrough with Bowman & Brooke LLP, and the group will address the products liability implications of the novel coronavirus, including claims against medications and products marketed with relevant health claims, the challenges of companies changing course to start manufacturing Personal Protective Equipment, and products contaminated with the novel coronavirus.

David, along with Gretchen Bellamy with The University of North Carolina, will serve as a panelist for a session titled, “Ethical Obligations to Address Implicit Bias.” The session is moderated by Angela Strickland with Bowman & Brooke LLP and will discuss obligations for attorneys under the ethical rules, including ABA Model Rule 8.4(g), Model Code of Judicial Conduct 2.3 (Bias, Prejudice, Harassment), and Model Rule of Professional Conduct 3.8 (Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor), to address conscious and unconscious racism in the office, the courtroom, and the community.