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June 2018

Partner Allyson Avila Featured Presenter at the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology Symposium

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani Litigation Partner Allyson Avila will be a featured presenter at the 14th annual Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, June 6-10, 2018. Avila will deliver two presentations and participate in a three-person panel presentation during the four-day symposium.

On Thursday, June 7, at 3:40 p.m. Avila will deliver a 20-minute presentation titled "Practice Protocols, Informed Consent And Delegation" which is part of a speaker session on the "Practice Management & Marketing" of an Aesthetic/Cosmetic Dermatology practice.

On June 9, Avila will be a part of two different presentations. At 2 p.m., Avila will join a panel of three attorneys and a moderator to present Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Legal Forum. At 5:15 p.m. Avila will deliver a 15-minute discussion on the "Top 10 Mistakes That Lead To Lawsuits." This presentation is also part of a session focused on "Practice Management & Marketing" of an Aesthetic/Cosmetic Dermatology practice.

The Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology Symposium was initiated to foster a spirit of cooperation and understanding between the four "core" specialties that are primarily involved in the science, practice, and teaching of aesthetic surgery and medicine. This symposium hosts the leading educators and teachers in the fields of facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery, dermatology and oculoplastic surgery.

Allyson Avila is the Assistant Office Managing Partner of Gordon & Rees's Westchester, Connecticut office. Avila maintains a diverse practice, including medical malpractice and nursing home litigation, premises liability, employment claims, contract disputes and product liability. She counsels and defends a wide spectrum of private, institutional and municipal clients, invariably garnering their loyalty and respect. She also defends health clubs in liability litigation arising from alleged equipment defect, premises liability and negligence training. Avila increasingly focuses her practice on medical spas in their formation, licensing, and compliance with state and federal laws. She is currently one of only a few attorneys who provide legal counsel to medical spas and other appearance enhancement businesses, manufacturers and distributors throughout the United States.

Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 800 lawyers in 50 offices across the United States. Our lawyers provide full service representation to public and private companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to start-ups. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country. Additionally, in 2018 Law360 ranked the firm among the top 40 largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm among the top 35 on its Diversity Scorecard.

Allyson A. Avila