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Damon Brinson defends manufacturers of medical devices, pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, industrial equipment, and chemical products. His litigation experience extends from case work-up to appeals, and includes depositions, expert discovery, dispositive and Daubert motions, mediation, trial preparation and trial. Damon is also a member of the Discovery Practice Group where he has experience managing large-scale eDiscovery collections, reviews and productions.

With 10 years of experience, Damon’s medical device and pharmaceutical product liability experience includes the defense of anti-seizure medications, ventricular-assist devices, gastrointestinal medications, wearable cardiac defibrillators, prescription cosmetic products, implanted peripheral nerve stimulation devices, MRI machines and multiple drug infusion devices. In addition, Damon has experience conducting litigation risk assessments for companies marketing new products and preparing physician- and patient-directed materials.

In his prior career, Damon worked as a senior manager and consultant in the financial services sector, overseeing information technology, information governance, and technology development and providing operations leadership for brokerage, banking, and insurance companies.

When not practicing, Damon enjoys spending time with his wife and son, hiking, distance running, and making music.

 

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2016
  • Minnesota, 2009

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2009
    magna cum laude
    Dean's List 2007–2009
    Law Review: Minnesota Law Review, Staff 2007–2008; Managing Editor 2008–2009
  • Purdue University, M.A., 1994
    Major: Fine Art
  • Purdue University, B.A., 1992
    Dean's List
    Major: Art History

Professional Associations

    • Defense Research Institute
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Hennepin County Bar Association

Recent News, Events and Blogs


Speaking Engagements

  • “What Product Manufacturers Need to Know Regarding Real-Time Product Data in the Age of Big Data,” Co-Presenter, Client Webinar, July 2018
  • "FDA Seeks Software Bill of Materials for Medical Devices,” Co-Author, Client Alert, June 2018
  • “Predictive Analytics Before the Litigation Hold: Litigation Advantage and Business Value,” Defense Research Institute (DRI), September 2014
  •  “More Narrative, Less Arithmetic: Appropriately Assessing the Harm of White-Collar Financial Losses, White Collar Crime eJournal, June 2009

Publications

  • "Reasonable Means: Unavailable Declarants After United States v. Yida," 92 MINN. L. REV. 1891, 2008