In a must-attend series of webinars offered at no cost, entrepreneurs and owners of emerging life sciences companies will learn how to craft the cost-efficient legal strategies required to start, develop and maximize the value of their businesses.
CHI presents The Blueprint™ in collaboration with Duane Morris, a global law firm focused on the emerging life sciences space. The Blueprint™ provides a step-by-step guide to establishing and financing your business; obtaining, protecting and partnering your intellectual property; dealing with FDA regulations; maintaining effective employment practices; recognizing and minimizing risk; and ensuring continued success once on the market.
This week’s topic: Social Media/Promotion/Advertising Issues presented by Rick Ball of Duane Morris.
About the Presenter
Frederick (Rick) R. Ball is vice-chair of the White-Collar Criminal Defense division of Duane Morris’ Trial Practice Group. Mr. Ball focuses his practice on assisting companies or individuals when they are adverse to state or federal governments, including administrative, civil and criminal matters, with the FDA, FTC, DEA, CMS, OIG and other federal and state regulatory agencies. Mr. Ball helps generic pharmaceutical companies, biologics manufacturers, food companies (including supplement manufacturers), pharmacies, long term care providers, and other health care providers navigate the complex challenges faced by state and federal regulation of their industries including complying with current Good Manufacturing Practices, price reporting (AMP, AWP, ASP, etc.), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, and Anti-Kickback Statute, as well as meeting labeling and advertising requirements. Mr. Ball also assists generic manufacturers bring product to market through patent analysis and Hatch-Waxman litigation. Mr. Ball is experienced in conducting internal investigations and advising companies on actions following the investigation. Finally, Mr. Ball helps companies maintain their trade secrets and competitive advantage through trade secrets litigation and enforcement of restrictive covenants. Mr. Ball emphasizes a team approach to client problem solving and manages matters to achieve client goals both financial and legal.
He is admitted to the Illinois State Bar, the Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. A member of the American and Illinois State bar associations, he is a 1996 cum laude graduate of Cornell Law School and a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Mr. Ball is an Adjunct Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law, where he helps train the next generation of lawyers.
About the Blueprint:
The Blueprint™ will unfold as a series of 12 webinars, to be held on alternate Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (Pacific time). Take advantage of this unique opportunity to leverage your concept, whether in biotech, pharma, medical devices, diagnostics, wireless health, informatics or other areas.