FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2020
Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP PARTNER LISA L. SMITH TO SPEAK AT ABA’S CLASS ACTION NATIONAL INSTITUTE 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP Partner Lisa L. Smith will serve as a speaker at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Class Action National Virtual Institute 2020 to be held October 13-15. Ms. Smith will participate in the panel discussion on Thursday, October 15, titled, “COVID Cases – Who’s Phishing, Who’s Legit?”
The panel discussion will address COVID-19-related class actions, in particular class actions by students and parents seeking refunds of college tuition and fees, class actions seeking business interruption insurance coverage for businesses affected by the pandemic, as well as litigation regarding the Paycheck Protection Program. These issues and others will be discussed by the people who are blazing new trails on these issues of first impression.
Ms. Smith is an experienced litigator and leader of Phillips Lytle’s Product Liability and Mass Tort Litigation and Crisis Management & Response Practice Teams. She concentrates her practice in the areas of litigating product liability, toxic tort, environmental and premises liability cases. Ms. Smith handles complex litigation across multiple jurisdictions, with a focus on the defense of pharmaceutical, chemical and other product liability and mass tort cases, and has co-chaired Phillips Lytle’s Coronavirus Response Team since March of this year.