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With Great Power: Product Liability In the Oil Patch

21st June 2016, Houston

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Venue: Houston Astro’s


We never expect accidents to happen and many times take safety for granted, assuming it won’t happen to me. Organizations  have spent countless hours and millions of dollars developing safety procedures creating a culture of safety. However accidents do happen and in the Oil Patch, the last line of defense is the flame resistant clothing worn.   Apparel and apparel companies are not created equal. Ensure your company and employees are in the proper FR, compliant with current standards and backed by reputable companies to give you piece of mind for when the unthinkable accident happens.


5:30pm –  6:00pm – Welcome reception & networking
6:00pm – 6:10pm – Introduction from master of ceremonies
6:15pm – 7:00pm – Keynote speaker, VF Imagewear
7:10pm – 10:00pm – Astro’s vs Angels ballgame, networking & dinner

Discussion topics:

  • Product Liability & Risk Management: Exploring the in-field legalities around insurance, survivor benefits, process and checklists etc
  • The Last line of defense: FR and Human error. What are you doing to protect?
  • Insurance coverage: From international complexities to distribution channels

Keynote Speaker:

Steven R. Sedberry

Steven R. Sedberry, Vice President and General Counsel, Jeanswear Americas – VF Imagewear, Latin America, and VF Outlet

Sedberry has been involved in the creation and implementation of anti-corruption and trade sanctions compliance programs. His responsibilities include legal oversight to various businesses in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Asia and the MEA region. He is also an instructor with Lawline, an online Continuing Legal Education provider and teaches a course on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Sedberry received his BBA from the University of Texas, and law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School. Sedberry is licensed in Tennessee and Texas, and is the author of the books, “Law School Labyrinth- The Guide to Making the Most of Your Legal Education” (Kaplan Publishing, June 2009), “The Reasonable Person- due Process of Law, Logic, and Faith (Createspace, June 2012), and “Hedging Law School” (Createspace, January 2015).

About VF Imagewear:

VF Corporation is the world’s leading provider of branded apparel. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC VF is located in over 150 countries with 57,000 employees world-wide.  With over 13 billion in annual sales VF is the world’s largest publically held apparel company and trades on the NYSE (VFC).  VF has more than 100 years of experience producing over 30 powerful brands which include Eastpak®, Eagle Creek®, JanSport®, Kipling®, Napaijri®, The North® Face, Timberland®, Wrangler®,  Bulwark®FR, Horace Small®, Majestic®, Red Kap®, VF Licensed Sports Group, Wrangler Workwear™, 7 for All Mankind®, Ella Moss®, Splendid® and Nautica®.

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