Denise Brinker Bense has a demanding local and national litigation practice which encompasses complex product liability cases with a heavy emphasis on life-science matters for medical device, pharmaceutical and tissue processing companies and hospitals. She represents clients as national and local counsel in mass tort, class action, multidistrict and individual litigation, including claims based on consumer fraud and unfair trade practices.
Denise also represents a broad array of clients in complex and contentious insurance coverage and bad faith litigation matters, locally and nationally. She regularly provides legal advice to firm clients on issues relevant to insurance, risk management, recalls and product liability.
Over the past 28 years she has had gained significant experience before the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Georgia and Utah state (and Virgin Islands Territorial court) and federal courts as well as the Third, Fourth and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Utah Supreme Court.
Denise lectures and writes extensively on litigation, mass tort, multi-district, regulatory and first and third party liability insurance issues. She recently authored a section on “Medical Device Approvals” in DRI’s FDA Basics for the Drug and Medical Device Lawyer. The book is designed to be a go-to reference guide for drug and device litigators, with straightforward explanations of the FDA’s regulation of the drug and medical device industry, including approval applications and processes, labeling, advertising and promotion, manufacturing, and post-approval commitments.
A representative list of her speaking engagements includes the following:
“Motions in Limine,” Cozen O’Connor Attorney Training Seminar.
“How to Prepare For A Fact Deposition,” Insurer Client Seminar in Ga. and NY and Cozen O’Connor Attorney Training Seminar.
“What a Corporate Designee Needs to Know About 30 (b)(6) Depositions,” Insurer Client Seminar in Ga. and NY and Cozen O’Connor Attorney Training Seminar.
“How to Conduct an Appraisal,” Numerous Insurer Client Seminars in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and New York and Cozen O’Connor Attorney Training Seminar.
“Multiple Claimants and Insufficient Policy Limits” Presentation, Defense Research Institute Insurance Claims and Coverage program in Chicago, April 2013.
“Multiple Claimants and Insufficient Policy Limits” Workshop at PLRB Large Loss Conference in Jacksonville, November 2013.
“The Effect of the Recent Enactment of State Statutory Definitions of “Occurrence” on Construction Defect Claims,” Insurer Client Women’s Program in Georgia.
“Bad Faith Failure To Settle Time-Limit Demands,” Insurer Client Seminars in Boston, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Cozen O’Connor Attorney Training Seminar.
“Update On Bad Faith Third Party Liability,” Insurer Client Seminars in Pennsylvania and Delaware and Cozen O’Connor Attorney Training Seminar.
“Investigations Coverage Issues Raised By D&O Policies,” Anti-Bribery International Conference.
“Litigating Medical Product/Device Mass Tort, Managing, Controlling and Coordinating Discovery in State and Federal Cases,” Several Insurer Client Seminars in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
“Federal State Coordination in Mass Tort Litigation,” Life Sciences Leadership Conference.
“The Case For Considering Science First, "Current Issues in Medical Device Litigation," American Bar Association and Cozen O’Connor Attorney Training Seminar.
“Forming a Captive Insurance Company,” Client Seminar and Cozen O’Connor Training Seminar.