Greenberg Traurig Shareholders to Speak at the 24th Annual ACI Conference on Drug & Medical Device Litigation

NEW YORK (PRWEB) December 09, 2019

Shareholders Lori G. Cohen, Gregory E. Ostfeld, and Sabrina R. Gallo of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will speak at the 24th Annual American Conference Institute (ACI) Conference on Drug & Medical Device Litigation, Dec. 10-11 in New York at the New York Marriott Marquis. The annual forum brings together in-house and outside counsel, judges, and government regulators to discuss issues impacting drug and medical device products liability litigation. Greenberg Traurig is a lead sponsor of the conference and hosting a networking luncheon Dec. 10.

Cohen, who serves as chair of Greenberg Traurig's Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice and co-chair of the firm's Global Litigation Practice, will moderate a panel of general counsel titled, “Drug and Medical Device Year in Review: How the Most Influential Product Liability Decisions of the Last Year are Impacting Your Clients and Cases,” Dec. 10 at 8:15 a.m. Cohen has attended and spoken at this annual conference each of the 24 years that it has taken place, other than when she has been in trial.

Ostfeld is a shareholder in the firm's Chicago office and co-chair of Greenberg Traurig's Chicago Litigation Practice. He will speak on a panel titled, “Determining When and How to Pursue Preemption Defenses for 510(k) and PMA Devices” Dec. 10 at 11:15 a.m.

Gallo, a shareholder in the firm's Health Care & FDA Practice and Litigation Group, will speak at a networking lunch Dec. 10 at 12:00 p.m.

Twenty-three attorneys from 5 Greenberg Traurig offices will be in attendance over the three day event. The annual conference brings together more than 400 attendees with speakers from over 25 pharmaceutical and medical device companies. It will also feature panels from top judges and government enforcers.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice: The Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice is an integral part of the firm’s 600-plus member Litigation Practice. The team is nationally recognized for its dynamic courtroom presence, responsiveness to clients, and deep subject matter knowledge. Recent recognitions include 2018 “Product Liability Litigation Department of the Year” from The American Lawyer; national rankings for 2019 “Product Liability & Mass Torts” from Chambers USA Guide; and national rankings for 2019 “Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices” from The Legal 500 United States.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.

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Rapid Locking System (RLS) Refrigerant Press Fittings are Now Available Direct from the Manufacturer

SHELBINA, Mo. (PRWEB) December 09, 2019

RLS LLC, manufacturer of the RLS Rapid Locking System line of flame-free press fittings for the HVAC and refrigeration industries, announces that as of December 9, 2019, distributors are able to purchase RLS products direct from the company’s Missouri factory.

Since the product line was launched in 2015, the RLS patented technology has been widely, and globally, adopted as a faster, safer and more consistent method of connecting HVAC/R copper tube, replacing the time-consuming process of brazing. RLS fittings are the only press-to-connect fittings in the world that are fully registered and listed to UL207 for pressures up to 700 PSI, and they are backed by an industry-leading 10-year limited warranty.

RLS is the designer, patent holder and manufacturer of 100% of the more than 8 million fittings that have been installed worldwide. Installers who have used the product already know to look for the letters “RLS” on the fitting to be assured of a successful connection. Now, in an effort to further increase adoption and offer improved technical support to the market, the product line is available directly from RLS.

RLS will now offer HVAC/R distributors improved lead times, low minimum order requirements, economical pricing and a host of other benefits. In addition, RLS customers will have access to new products coming in 2020, such as the “RLS XL” line of 1-5/8" and 2-1/8" press fittings, as well as other new innovations in the pipeline. RLS also offers a range of ancillary products compatible with RLS technology, including Y-joints, P-traps, valves, filter driers and sight glasses.

RLS is a subsidiary of Marmon Holdings, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company. For more information, visit

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Wisdom of the Ancients Hibiscus Tea Earns Top New Product Award From Progressive Grocer

GILBERT, Ariz. (PRWEB) December 09, 2019

Industry publication Progressive Grocer chose Wisdom of the Ancients® Organic Yerba Maté Hibiscus Tea as one of its 2019 Editors’ Picks Top New Product awards and Prevention magazine recognized SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Pumpkin Spice Sweet Drops™ in the top 10 of “35 Pumpkin Spice Foods That Are Actually Good for You.”

Wisdom Natural Brands®, based in Gilbert, Arizona, is the maker of Wisdom of the Ancients brand, one of the most respected herbal blends made from yerba maté, and SweetLeaf® Stevia, which has won more awards for taste and innovation than all low- or no-calorie sweeteners combined.

Progressive Grocer said Wisdom of the Ancients Organic Yerba Maté Hibiscus Tea “provides powerful nutrition … and makes a pleasant cup of tea.” One tester raved, “I enjoy the sweetened taste the stevia provides, and love how it creates a tea that is sweet without any sugar at all. It seems to boost my energy, so that must be the yerba maté, I imagine. It also helps my allergies, which must be the hibiscus.”

Wisdom of the Ancients produces its unique, proprietary blends with yerba maté leaves, which come from a robust tree found in the South American rainforest. As the soda industry declines, consumers are demanding beverages that give them a more natural option. Yerba maté leaves not only produce a delicious tea, but a beverage that is restorative and energizing while being USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified; those are two qualities that consumers are seeking. Consumers want organic products that bring them benefits. Wisdom of the Ancients’ Organic Yerba Maté invigorates, uplifts and energizes.

Prevention magazine noted that stevia originally comes from Paraguay and is often used to make beverages and teas. About Pumpkin Spice Sweet Drops, the publication wrote, “If you are looking to spice up your latte and watch your blood sugar, you may want to give this liquid stevia a try.”

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Wisdom Natural Brands®, based in Gilbert, Ariz., has been the leading stevia expert and industry pioneer with its plant-based SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener brand for more than 35 years. SweetLeaf is the only stevia brand winning 36 awards for taste and innovation. SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener has zero calories, no sugars, a non-glycemic response, and no artificial ingredients. New Better than Sugar! powdered and granular, natural and organic, bakes, browns, and measures cup-for-cup like sugar–without any of the calories or carbs. SweetLeaf® Stevia Sugar-Free Syrup, in three popular flavors, brings the incredible sweetness of stevia and monk fruit, with only 70 calories per serving. Wisdom introduced herbal blends made from Yerba Maté through its Wisdom of the Ancients® brand, one of the most respected herbal lines in the natural industry. Wisdom of the Ancients herbal blends are available in bags and loose leaves and come in a variety of beneficial flavors. SweetLeaf and Wisdom of the Ancients products are available at health food stores, natural groceries, supermarkets, and online retailers.


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