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POSTPONED: Cardiac Arrest: Five Heart-Stopping Years as a CEO on the Feds’ Hit-List

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Cardiac Arrest: Five Heart-Stopping Years
as a CEO on the Feds' Hit-List

featuring Howard Root, former CEO of
Vascular Solutions

​October 12 | 11:30 am | Minneapolis

When federal prosecutors set their sights on an innocent CEO and his company, can he survive a five-year legal labyrinth to see justice prevail? Starting in 2011, the federal government threatened to destroy Vascular Solutions and send its CEO Howard Root to prison. All over one medical device – a device that was always FDA-cleared, never harmed a single patient and made up less than 1% of the company’s sales. But this company and CEO chose to fight back, hiring 121 lawyers at a cost of $25 million over five years, finally prevailing at trial without calling a single witness to testify in their defense. Howard Root’s story illuminates unchecked Department of Justice greed and misconduct, and how one public company and its CEO fought back against baseless charges, and won​.

Agenda
11:30 am Lunch and Networking
12:00 pm Speaker Presentation
01:00 pm Event concludes

Howard Root

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Howard Root is the recently-retired Chief Executive Officer of Vascular Solutions, Inc., a company he founded in 1997, took public in 2000, and grew into a worldwide medical device company that he sold to Teleflex for $1 billion in February 2017. Over Vascular Solutions' 20 years, Howard led the company in inventing, developing and launching over 100 new medical devices that are used daily to improve the lives of patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. Prior to starting Vascular Solutions, Howard was general counsel of a medical device company and a corporate attorney at Dorsey & Whitney.

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Career

Education Topic

 

Start Time

10/12/2017 11:30 AM

End Time

10/12/2017 1:00 PM

City

Minneapolis

State/Province

Minnesota

Event Country

United States

Event Region

Americas

Location Info

​121 South 8th Street
Suite 200, Marquette Room
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Speaker

Howard Root

CE Credits

1

SER Credit

0.00

Currency

USD

Member Price

20.00

Non-Member Price

45.00

Candidate Price

45.00

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Online registration:​

The event has been postponed

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