Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Kevin G. Owens and Dennis C. Cusack, will be discussion leaders at the 2014 ALFA International Product Liability & Complex Tort Conference. Kevin Owens will serve as a panelist in a session on “The Politics of Litigation.” Kevin’s session will focus on the political issues involved when companies face significant litigation -- and how they effectively balance various issues confronting the business team, marketing, legal, regulators, insurers and outside counsel. Dennis Cusack will moderate, “Social Media and Cyber Threats to Product Manufacturers: Strategies for Protecting the Brand.” This presentation will navigate through the available legal remedies and strategies to defend corporate brands when companies and/or their products are faced with criticism, defamation, imitation, counterfeiting and outright theft on the Internet and social media. The conference takes place July 16-18, 2014 at the Broadmoor in Colorado. For more information about the conference or our product liability and complex tort capabilities, please contact Kevin Owens or Dennis Cusack.