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05/23/19  |  News & Events

Hermes Netburn Shareholder, Holly M. Polglase, Co-Chairs and Moderates ABA Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation Conference

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(Boston, MA – May 23, 2019) Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor and Spearing, P.C. shareholder, Holly M. Polglase served as co-chair for an industry-leading American Bar Association conference, “2019 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation”. This conference, which is in its’ 27th consecutive year, is the premiere program in the motor vehicle product liability practice area.

Holly also moderated the presentation, “Inside View: Legal and Ethical Considerations For In-House Counsel.” The program addressed issues facing corporate counsel when retaining and managing outside counsel. Additionally, panelists discussed overseeing corporate responsibility and compliance issues, as well as dealing with complex litigation.

Holly is a well-known lawyer who acts as lead counsel in the defense and trial of complex product liability, automotive, pharmaceutical, medical device, toxic tort, asbestos, general liability and commercial matters. With over thirty years of experience, Holly represents product manufacturers, sellers and other businesses for catastrophic losses. Holly has a rich history of serving her industry, most recently as the 2018 Chair of the ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS).

The American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) provides knowledge and leadership resources for trial practice and critical issues of justice that involve tort and insurance law.  TIPS is unique within the ABA and the legal community for its focus on balance and diversity, bringing together plaintiffs, defense, corporate and in-house counsel to tackle issues confronting the profession.  TIPS provides informative CLE programs, comprehensive periodicals, cutting-edge publications, and innovative online resources. The section has about 20,000 members and 31 general committees focused on substantive and procedural matters in this focused area of law.