Dec. 19, 2012
-- During his presentation, entitled “Ethical Considerations in Jury Selection,” O’Neill gave insight into developments regarding the use of social media to screen potential jurors and ethical considerations implicated by these developments. O’Neill also discussed leading cases such as Batson
and its progeny concerning improper use of peremptory challenges during the jury selection process. Other topics covered at the conference included analyzing products liability trends outside the U.S., best practices for bellwether trial selection in mass tort litigation, and current judicial views on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.
O’Neill manages the firm’s office in Denver, Colorado and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. O'Neill is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and his national litigation practice focuses on complex business litigation and product liability tort litigation, particularly regional and national “pattern” litigation. He represents major corporate defendants as regional and national trial counsel with extensive jury trial experience in numerous federal and state courts around the country. He is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of Colorado; Supreme Court of Arizona; United States Supreme Court; United States District Court, District of Colorado; United States District Court, District of Arizona; United States District Court, Southern District of Texas; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; and United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. O’Neill is fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and Litigation Counsel of America and member of the Product Liability Advisory Council; Defense Research Institute; International Association of Defense Counsel; American Bar Association;
and the Colorado Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.About Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing in nine locations throughout the western United States and in Mexico, including Denver, Colorado; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; Los Angeles and Orange County, California; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit www.swlaw.com