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PLAC OEM/Supplier Legal Summit

PLAC (formerly the Product Liability Advisory Council) invites you to join us February 28th at the Detroit Athletic Club for a complimentary half-day seminar for in-house counsel.  
In-house counsel from OEMs and suppliers will lead three panel discussions:

  • Developing better relationships beyond just litigation
  • Changing landscape of the transportation environment
  • Trial of the Future: How will litigation look different than today

Registration is free for in-house counsel.  Seating is limited.  MCLE Credit Pending.


7:30-9:00am -


8:00-8:30am -

Networking and Breakfast

8:30-8:45am -

Welcome and Ground Rules

Angela A. Meyer, PhD, PE, PLAC

Patrick Seyferth, Bush Seyferth & Page

8:45-9:45am -

Developing Better Relationships Beyond Just Litigation

Andrew Pride, Ford Motor Company

Tammy Fanning, Continental

Nicole Schwieterman, Cooper Tire

Robert Fulton, Hill Ward & Henderson (Moderator)

9:45-10:45am -

Changing Landscapes of the Transportation Environment - What Attorneys Need to Know

Erinn DePorre, General Motors

Jerry Johnson, Robert Bosch

Erica Keller, Aptiv

Ryan Harrington, Principal, Exponent, Inc

Tom Sweeney, Eckert Seamans (Moderator)

10:45-11:00am -


11:00am-12:00pm -

Trial of the Future: How Will Litigation Look Different Than Today?

John Gersch, Toyota

Maithilee Pathak, PhD, JD, R&D Strategic Solutions

Gary Wolensky, Buchalter (Moderator)