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MSBA Food, Drug & Device Law Section
Annual Report
2011 - 2012

Section Membership
As of June 1, 2012, the Food, Drug & Device Law Section has 182 members.  This is an increase of 34 members since July 1, 2011. 

Financial Status
On April 30, 2012, the Food, Drug & Device Law Section had an account balance including investments of $5,552.31.

Continuing Legal Education Programs and Social Events
The Section sponsored six CLE programs.  In addition, the Section sponsored a holiday reception, a law student reception with the Health Law Section, and co-sponsored the Health Law Institute with the Health Law Section and Minnesota CLE. 

Program Title

Date

Event Code

Credits

# of Attendees

The Role of Compliance in False Claims Act Investigations of Drug and Device Companies

5/23/12

167404

1.0

31

Labeling Class Actions

5/3/12

167083

1.75

36

FDA's Guidance: New Medical Device Premarket Processes

3/29/12

165607

6.75 Standard

57

Pre-Emption: Successful Strategies to Win

1/23/12

163565

2.0

28

Litigating with Epidemiological Evidence

11/18/11

161702

2.5

41

Marketing Food for Kids – Voluntary Nutrient Standards for Advertising Foods Aimed at Children

10/25/11

160902

2.5

19


Legislation and Amicus Briefs
The Section did not submit legislative proposals or amicus briefs in the 2011 - 2012 term.

Annual Meeting and Election Results
The Food, Drug & Device Law Section’s annual meeting and elections were held on May 23, 2012 at the Metropolitan Ballroom in St. Louis Park.

The following individuals were elected to serve as Section Officers in 2012-13:

Chair:             Mark Gardner, DuVal & Associates PA
Vice Chair:    Nancy Husnik, Target Corporation
Treasurer:     Brent Robbins, General Mills Inc
Secretary:      Jennifer Erickson, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

In addition, the following individuals were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council for one year terms starting on July 1, 2012 and ending on June 30, 2013:

Sarah Brew, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
John S. Bratager, Boston Scientific
Bethan Davies, Medica
Amy Fowler, Ecolab
Corey Gordon, Blackwell Burke P.A.
David Graham, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
Timothy Griffin, Leonard Street and Deinard
David Holt
Thomas Hughes, Hughes & Associates Ltd
Carrie Hund, Bassford Remele, A Professional Association
Christine Kain, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Jason Lien, Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand LLP
Anne Miller, Medtronic Inc
Valerie Paula, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Gale Pearson, Pearson Randall & Schumacher PA
Richard Wegener, Fredrikson & Byron PA
Patrick Williams, Briggs and Morgan PA

Other Section Accomplishments
For the second year in a row, the Section sponsored a Student Writing Competition.  Two students were selected to be honored at the Section’s annual meeting:  Jennifer C. Middleton (first place) and Elizabeth Karan (second place).

Submitted By:  David Graham, Section Chair

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MSBA Food, Drug & Device Law Section
Annual Report
2010-11

Section Membership
As of June 22, 2011, the Food, Drug & Device Law Section has 147 members.  This reflects a 14% increase in Section membership since July 1, 2010. 

Financial Status
The Food, Drug & Device Law Section had an account balance of $7,423.89 as of April 30, 2011. 

Continuing Legal Education Programs and Social Events
The Section hosted seven CLE programs in fiscal year 2010-11.  In addition, the Section co-sponsored a law student reception with the Health Law Section and co-sponsored the Health Law Institute with the Health Law Section and Minnesota CLE. 

Program Date

Program Title

CLE Event Code and Credit

# of Attendees

10/12/2010

Current Issues in Food Labeling Regulation and Enforcement

148731;
3.0 Standard

51

11/19/2010

Clinical Trials 201 (co-sponsored with the Health Law Section)

149892;
1.5 Standard

47

12/17/2010

Children’s Legal and Ethical Issues: Immunizations and Newborn Testing
(co-sponsored with the Children & the Law Section, Food & Drug Law Section and Health Law Sections)

151240;
1.0 Ethics

38

1/13/2011

Compliance: Don’t be too late…(co-sponsored with LifeScience Alley)

151681;
2.0 Standard

49

3/10/2011

Food Safety Modernization Act - Analysis and Discussion

153013;
2.0 Standard

30

3/30/2011

Annual Health Law & Food and Drug Law Section Law Student Reception

N/A

43

4/19/2011

Research Involving Children: Legal and Ethical Considerations (co-sponsored with Children & the Law)

154562;
1.0 Ethics

9

5/19/2011

An Update on Fraud Prosecution and Trends involving Drugs and Medical Devices from the US Attorney's Office

155770;
1.0 Standard

35

Legislation and Amicus Briefs
The Section did not submit any legislative proposals or amicus briefs in the 2010-11 term.

Annual Meeting and Election Results
The Food, Drug & Device Law Section’s annual meeting and elections were held in conjunction with the Section’s May CLE program on May 19, 2011, at the Metropolitan Ballroom in St. Louis Park.  The program and meeting were well attended with 35 participants.

The following individuals were elected to serve as Section Officers in 2011-12:

Chair: David Graham – Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly
Vice Chair: Mark Gardner – DuVal & Associates
Treasurer: Brent Robbins – General Mills
Secretary: Nancy Husnik – Target

The following individuals were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council in 2011-12:

David Graham – Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly
Mark Gardner – DuVal & Associates
Ranelle Leier – Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly
Nancy Husnik – Target
Brent Robbins – General Mills
Christine R. M. Kain – Faegre & Benson
Gary Goetzke – Celleration
Jennifer Erickson – MN Department of Agricultural
Sarah Brew – Faegre & Benson
Thomas Hughes – Hughes & Associates
Kathy Meyerle – Mayo Clinic
Gayle Crose – General Mills
Anne Miller – Medtronic
Jeff Reed – American Medical Systems Inc 
Erin Furlong – Boston Scientific Corporation
Valerie Paula – Dorsey & Whitney
Gale Pearson – Pearson Randall Schumacher & Labore

The following individuals will serve as the Section’s MSBA Assembly representative and alternate in 2011-12:

            Representative: David Graham
Alternate: Mark Gardner

Other Section Accomplishments
The Food, Drug & Device Law Section amended its Bylaws in April 2011 to include a Section-only membership category for interested members of the public who are not eligible for MSBA membership.  The Section hopes to include food safety staff and government employees in Section activities through this new membership category.  The Bylaws amendment also included a Section name change to incorporate device attorneys into the Section.

With the leadership of Erin Furlong and Kathy Meyerle, the Section sponsored a Student Writing Competition for the first time in 2011.  Three students were honored at the Section’s annual meeting.  The Section hopes to continue this program in 2011-12.

            Jada Fehn, Hamline University School of Law (first place)
Michelle Mercer, University of Minnesota Law School (second place)            Jennifer Olson, Hamline University School of Law (third place)

The Section Council worked diligently to increase membership in 2010-11.  The Council’s efforts to offer new programs and invite new participants to Section events paid off.  Section membership increased by 14% in 2010-11.

Submitted By:
David Graham, Section Chair

MSBA FOOD, DRUG & DEVICE LAW SECTION
Annual Report for Year ’09-‘10


Submitted By: Erin Furlong, Chair of the FDA Section, on June 14th, 2010.

Membership: The Section had 124 members this year.  The Council was comprised of:
Chair:  Erin B. Furlong; Vice-Chair:  Philip R. Kohls; Treasurer:  Anne K. Miller; Secretary:  David P. Graham; Council Members:  Gayle Crose, Ralph Hall, Robert Klepinski, Kathy Meyerle, Jeff Reed, Gregory Thompson

Continuing Legal Education:  The section hosted or co-sponsored the following CLEs:
- "The FCA and the FDA:  Testing the Boundaries of Qui Tam Law” on 06/14/10 (1.0 CLE (applied for))
-Clinical Trials 101 for Lawyers on 04/20/10 (2.0 CLEs) (co-sponsored with the Civil Litigation Section)
-Managing and Litigating a Food Crisis on 03/04/10 (2.5 CLEs)
-Biosimilars: Current Laws and Trends in Legislation on 02/26/10 (2.0 CLEs)
-HIPAA HITECH Changes:  A Panel of Diverse Perspectives on 12/18/10 (1.0 CLE) (co-sponsored with the Health Law Section)
-Visit with the District Office on 12/10/09 (1.5 CLEs)
-Proposed Changes in Food Law Regulations: A Case Study on 10/14/09 (2.5 CLEs)

Pro Bono/Volunteer Service Activities:  The Section sponsored the Minnesota Mock Trial Program and the MSBA Initiative in Haiti.

Website and practicelaw.org:
  The Section participated in the MSBA’s efforts to capture new memberships, including by updating and revising the web site.  The updated site is available at:  http://www2.mnbar.org/sections/food-drug/index.asp

Section Newsletter/Publication:  No publication for ’09-’10.

Council Meetings:

The Council met on the following dates:
-September 1, 2009
-November 30, 2009
-January 25, 2010
-February 22, 2010
-March 29, 2010
-June 7, 2010 
Minutes are available at:  http://www2.mnbar.org/sections/food-drug/minutes.asp.

Annual Meeting:
  Held on June 14, 2010.

Election Results:
The members attending the annual meeting elected for the following officers and council members to serve terms from September 2010 to May 2011:
Chair: David Graham – Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly
Vice Chair: Phil Kohls
Treasurer: Anne Miller – Medtronic, Inc.
Secretary: Mark Gardner – DuVal & Associates, PA
Immediate Past Chair: Erin Furlong – Boston Scientific Corporation
Council Members
Robert Klepinski – Fredrikson & Byron, PA
Gayle Crose – General Mills
Jeff Reed – American Medical Systems, Inc.
Greg Thompson – Cargill
Kathy Meyerle – Mayo Clinic
Ranelle Leier – Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly
Nancy Husnik – Target

The Section's MSBA Assembly representative will be David Graham.

Fiscal Status:
The Section finished the year with a balance of $9,670.72 as of May 1, 2010.

Miscellaneous:  N/A


 

 

 

 

 

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