January 06, 2022

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Phillips Lytle LLP Partner Lisa L. Smith Appointed to Medtech Board of Directors

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP Partner Lisa L. Smith has been appointed to the Board of Directors for MedTechopens in a new window, New York State’s premier trade association for the bio/med industry. From her days as a biology major in college to her many years serving as national science counsel to global pharmaceutical companies, Ms. Smith has had a decades-long focus on how science, and scientific innovation, can improve people’s lives. She has decades of experience in litigating high stakes product liability, toxic tort, and environmental cases, often in multi-jurisdiction and class action settings, and advises companies on regulatory approval and compliance, product labeling, and risk management. Ms. Smith also represents research hospitals, hospital systems, and emerging medical technology companies. She is a member of the Law360 Life Sciences Editorial Advisory Board.

MedTech is a collaborative of pharmaceutical, medical technology and life sciences companies, research and academic institutions, suppliers and service providers. Its mission is to connect member companies, entrepreneurs and academics to develop New York’s life sciences economy. The board of directors represents a variety of leaders in the bio/med community and not just industry-specific business segments.

Ms. Smith is the co-leader of Phillips Lytle’s Life Sciences & Health Effects Team, leader of the firm’s Crisis Response & Management Practice, leader for the Product Liability & Mass Tort Litigation Practice, co-leader of the firm’s 30-person COVID-19 Response Team and co-leader of its Class Action Litigation Practice Team. In addition, she is a member of the firm’s Governing Committee and most recently has been a vital member of the firm’s Strategic Planning Committee.

Ms. Smith serves as Vice President of the Boards of Trustees of the Charter School for Applied Technologies (New York State’s largest charter school) and the Irish Classical Theatre Company, as well as serving as Vice President of The Pink Pillow Project, Inc., a breast cancer charity she co-founded.

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