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Chair Beau Darley, Beasley Allen Law Firm, Montgomery, AL Show/Hide Bio

Chair Beau Darley

Beau Darley joined Beasley Allen Law Firm in August 2011 in the Mass Torts Section, where he is working on cases involving transvaginal mesh, a type of surgical mesh used for the repair of common pelvic floor disorders, as well as cases involving the chemotherapy drug Taxotere, which has been linked to claims that the drug causes permanent hair loss.

Ann E. Rice Ervin, Motley Rice, Mount Pleasant, SC Show/Hide Bio

Ann E. Rice Ervin

Ann E. Rice Ervin represents victims injured by harmful pharmaceutical drugs and defective medical devices, working to hold accountable those responsible for corporate wrongdoing and inadequate product warning, research and testing.

Kimberly Barone Baden, Motley Rice, Mount Pleasant, SC Show/Hide Bio

Kimberly Barone Baden

As a strong advocate for the most defenseless members of society, Kimberly Barone Baden seeks accountability and compensation for victims of corporate misconduct, medical negligence and harmful medical drugs. She manages mass tort pharmaceutical litigation through complex personal injury and economic damages cases.

Virginia M. Buchanan, Levin Papantonio Rafferty, Pensacola, FL Show/Hide Bio

Virginia M. Buchanan

Virginia Buchanan is a shareholder at Levin, Papantonio, Rafferty, Proctor, Buchanan, O’Brian, Barr & Mougey, P.A., having joined the firm in 1989. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida in 1985, and received her Juris Doctorate Degree, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1989.

Troy Bouk, Levin Papantonio Rafferty, Pensacola, FL Show/Hide Bio

Troy Bouk

Troy Bouk is an associate attorney with Levin Papantonio Rafferty. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. He continued his education at McGill University in Montreal, Canada where he completed a graduate program in Public Accountancy. Upon graduation, Mr. Bouk began his professional career as an auditor for Ernst & Young, which is one of the world’s largest professional services firms, and one of the world’s Big Four auditing firms.

Sandra L. Duggan, Levin Sedran & Berman, Philadelphia Show/Hide Bio

Sandra L. Duggan

Sandra L. Duggan is a native of St. Louis and she graduated from Washington University with Phi Beta Kappa. Having earned a J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law, Ms. Duggan was admitted to the bar in 1986. Since moving to Philadelphia in 1989, Ms. Duggan has focused her practice on class action litigation.

Brendan A. McDonough, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., New York Show/Hide Bio

Brendan A. McDonough

Brendan A. McDonough works in Weitz & Luxenberg’s Drug and Medical Device Litigation practice group litigation unit. He first worked here as a biomedical engineer and paralegal after graduating from Cornell University’s College of Engineering.

Syreeta Poindexter, Babin Law, LLC, Columbus, OH Show/Hide Bio

Syreeta Poindexter

Syreeta Poindexter is an associate attorney at Babin Law, LLC. She is currently focusing on helping hernia mesh victims. She has vast experience in complex litigation. She was a member of the opioid trial team that recovered $260 million in a bellwether trial against the nation’s largest drug companies on behalf of Cuyahoga and Summit counties in Ohio. She takes pride in being a lawyer, and has a passion for helping people. Syreeta enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, traveling, and cooking.

Susan Barfield, Founder & CEO, Case Works, Austin, TX Show/Hide Bio

Susan Barfield

Prior to Case Works, Susan was Vice President of Clinical Operations for a national medical startup. The fast paced, high demanding environment of a start-up company taught Susan that in order to consistently excel and be a key company resource, she had to pilot new business practices, drive operations across a multi-disciplined organization, be result-oriented, identify trends and opportunities for strategic growth, and leverage expertise and resources across the business environment to effectively lead and direct teams. She was a proven problem solver who simplified complex problems into executable business solutions with measurable outcomes.