Brian Dean Abramson, Esq., LL.M.

Author: Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law

BRIAN DEAN ABRAMSON is a leading expert on vaccine law, teaching the subject as adjunct professor of vaccine law at the Florida International University College of Law. He is the primary author of Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law, the most comprehensive treatise written with respect to this field of law, published by Bloomberg Law in cooperation with the American Health Law Association in November 2018, and regularly updated thereafter. 

A second print edition will be forthcoming in late 2021 to early 2022.

Brian previously worked for Bloomberg Law, for whom he authored the vaccine injury claims chapter of Matthew H. Solomson’s Court of Federal Claims: Jurisdiction, Practice, and Procedure, and for whom he wrote extensively in the fields of health and international privacy law.

 

Brian was a law clerk for the Honorable Pauline Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where he took an exceptional interest in the court’s vaccine injury docket. Prior to this, he interned with the Honorable Susan G. Braden of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and practiced intellectual property law with the firm of Lott & Friedland in Coral Gables, Florida.

He received an MA in Comparative Sociology from Florida International University, followed by his JD, summa cum laude, from the Florida International University College of Law, and an LLM in intellectual property law with highest honors from the George Washington University Law School.

Lectures and Presentations

  • “Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law,” CLE lecture and materials presented to the D.C. Bar (February 25, 2021). LINK TO PROGRAM.
  • “Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law,” AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute Featured Speaker (February 4, 2021).
  • “Essentials of Vaccination and Immunization Law: In the Time of COVID-19,” CLE lecture and materials presented to the Virginia Legal Foundation (January 12, February 17, and March 2, 2021). LINK TO PROGRAM.
  • “Essentials of Vaccination and Immunization Law: In the Time of COVID-19,” CLE lecture and materials presented to MyCLE.com (January 8, 2021).
  • “Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law,” World Vaccine Congress West Coast (December 3, 2020).
  • “FIU Virtual Fly-In: Vaccine Law and Policy” (FIU In DC, October 30, 2020).
  • Preparing Providers for a COVID-19 Vaccine,“ Speaking of Health Law (AHLA, October 22, 2020), with Jerry Williamson, M.D. LINK TO PROGRAM.
  • “Vaccine Law,” World Vaccine Congress, Panel Chair (September 28-29, 2020).
  • “Take a Recess with GW Law: Regulatory Issues of COVID-19 Vaccine Development” (September 25, 2020), with Dmitry Karshted.
  • “Preparing Health Care Providers for a COVID-19 Vaccine” (AHLA, September 23, 2020), with Jerry Williamson, M.D.
  • “Vaccine Law and Covid19,” CLE lecture and materials presented to the New Jersey State Bar (June 17, 2020).
  • “Law in the Time of COVID-19,” CLE lecture and materials presented to the NACLE (May 15, 2020).
  • “FIU: More Than a Major Episode #10: Vaccine Law for COVID-19 and Tips for Law School with Brian Abramson,” podcast (FIU Honors College, April 22, 2020).
  • “Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law,” CLE lecture and materials presented to the D.C. Bar (April 28, 2020).
  •  “This Week in BS: Vaccine Law with Brian Dean Abramson,” podcast (January 26, 2020).
  • “Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law,” Florida International University Honors College (September 26, 2019). LINK TO PROGRAM.
  • “Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law,” Florida International University College of Law (September 26, 2019).
  • “Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law,” CLE lecture and materials presented at Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing (April 25, 2019).
  • “Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law,” CLE lecture and materials presented at the Virginia Legal Foundation (April 8, 2019).
  • “This Week in BS: Vaccination Crisis,” podcast (February 28, 2019).
  • “Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law,” lecture and materials presented at the University of Georgia School of Law (February 8, 2019).
  • “Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law,” lecture and materials presented at The George Washington University Law School (January 30, 2019).

PUBLICATIONS

Publications in Vaccine Law:

  • Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law 2021 Annual Update (Bloomberg Law; 2021).
  • Vaccine Claims Before the United States Court of Federal Claims 2021 Update, chapter in Court of Federal Claims: Jurisdiction, Practice and Procedure (Matthew Solomson, ed.; BNA Books 2021).
  • “Vaccination Mandates in the Pandemic Environment,” in Top Ten Issues In Health Law, AHLA Connections (American Health Law Association; forthcoming January 2021).
  • Preparing Health Care Providers for a COVID-19 Vaccine, 13 J. Health & Life Science Law 2-11 (July 2020).
  • Legal Issues in Expediting a COVID-19 Vaccine (Bloomberg Law, May 2020); LINK TO ARTICLE.
  • Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law COVID-19 Update (Bloomberg Law, April 2020).
  • Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law 2020 Annual Update (Bloomberg Law 2020), with Dorit Reiss, Esq.
  • International and Comparative Vaccine Laws (Bloomberg Law 2020), with Dorit Reiss, Esq.
  • Vaccine Law in the Health Care Workplace, 12 J. Health & Life Sci. L. 22-38 (2019).
  • Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law (Bloomberg Law/AHLA 2018).
  • Vaccine Claims Before the United States Court of Federal Claims, chapter in Court of Federal Claims: Jurisdiction, Practice and Procedure (Matthew Solomson, ed.; BNA Books 2017).

Publications in other areas:

  • Bloomberg BNA privacy law country profiles (Australia; Brazil; Canada; Colombia; Hungary; Kazakhstan; Mexico; South Korea; and Vietnam) and state profiles (Alberta; British Columbia; Baden-Württemberg; and Bavaria) (2016).
  • The Patent Ambush: Misuse, or Caveat Emptor?, 51 IDEA 71-109 (2011).
  • With Leslie J. Lott (Senior Partner, Lott & Fischer, P.A.), Special Remedies for Counterfeit, in Trademark Infringement Remedies Cumulative Supplement (Brian E. Banner, ed., BNA Books 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010).
  • A Question of Deference: Contrasting the Patent and Trademark Jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit, top five finalist out of 125 submissions to the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s 2009 George Hutchinson Writing Competition; 29 Temp. J. Sci. Tech. & Envtl. L. 1-29 (2010).
  • Let Them Eat Smoke: The Case for Exempting the Tobacco Industry from Antitrust, 6 Cardozo Pub. L. Pol’y & Ethics J. 345-399 (2008).
  • Expert Witnesses: When Are They Necessary and Does Daubert/Kumho Make a Difference, SN053 ALI-ABA 279-301 (2008), with Leslie J. Lott, Esq.
  • Opening Stages of TTAB inter partes Proceedings, in PLI Navigating Trademark Practice Before the PTO 2008: From Filing Through the TTAB Hearing (2008), with Leslie J. Lott, Esq.
  • The Internet Age IP Audit, 53 The Practical Lawyer 29-48 (2007), with Leslie J. Lott, Esq.
  • “Trademark Law Year in Review,” lecture and materials prepared for presentation at the Law Education Institute’s National CLE conference (January 6, 2006), with Leslie J. Lott, Esq.
  • Comment, Why the Limited Liability Company Should Sound the Death Knell of the Application of the ‘Nexus of Contracts’ Theory to Corporations, 1. FIU L. Rev 185-238 (2006).

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