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Day 2

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Thursday, November 12

12:00–12:15 PM

Welcome Remarks

Amy Comstock Rick, President & CEO, FDLI
Paige Samson, Director, Innovative Programs and Publications, FDLI

12:15 – 12:45 PM 

Keynote Address

Dr. Anand Shah, Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs, Office of the Commissioner, FDA
Lowell Zeta, Senior Counselor to the Commissioner, Office of the Commissioner, FDA

12:45 – 12:50 PM 


12:50 – 2:20 PM 

Paper Presentations

“History, Legislative Innovation, and Future Pandemics”

Daniel A. Kracov, Arnold & Porter and Vice Chair, FDLI Board of Directors

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“Agencies Unbound: How COVID-19 Prompted Regulatory Flexibility and How to Build on it for the Future”

Brian D. EyinkElizabeth Barr Fawell, Steven B. Steinborn, and Anneke Baran Altieri, Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Moderator:  Laurie Beyranevand, Vermont Law School
Discussant:  Kalah Auchincloss, Greenleaf Health, Inc.

2:20 – 2:30 PM


2:30 – 3:15 PM

Paper Presentation

“The American Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: Will COVID-19 Drive Manufacturing Back Home?”

Gregory H. LevineJenna McCarthy*, and Beth P. Weinman, Ropes & Gray LLP and Grant Sims*, NYU Stern School of Business

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Moderator:  Marian Lee, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Discussant:   Ralph F. Hall, University of Minnesota Law School and Leavitt Partners, LLC

3:15 – 3:30 PM


3:30 – 5:00 PM

Paper Presentations

“Vaccine-Related Liability: Past Approaches, Current Challenges, and Proposals for Encouraging Future Innovation and More Widespread Vaccine Use”

Camille L. Fletcher, Greg Margolis*, and John D. Winter, Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP

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“A Test of the Emergency (Use Authorization) System: Challenges in FDA Regulation of COVID-19 Diagnostics

Jeffrey N. Gibbs, and Gail H. Javitt*, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

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Moderator: James T. O’Reilly, University of Cincinnati, and Chair, Food and Drug Law Journal Editorial Advisory Board
:  J.R. McNair, Winston & Strawn LLP

5:00 – 5:30 PM

Networking Event

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