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October 22, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

Crowne Plaza Hotel
260 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA  19406

Members: Free
Non-members: $75 for Non-member In-house Counsel; $225 for Outside Counsel

Overview (Program Summary)

Join our Litigation Law Committee and our generous sponsors for a full day of CLE that includes breakfast and lunch.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
  • Session I - 9:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
  • Session II - 10:05 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Session III - 11:10 a.m. - 12:05 a.m.
  • Lunch Served – 12:05 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.
  • Session IV - 12:55 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
  • Session V - 2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
  • Session VI - 3:05 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session I, Lawyers & Public Relations Consultants: Privilege and Work Product Issues (Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller)

Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court set out new standards for the application of the attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine in the context of businesses’ communications with external public relations consultants.  This program will discuss that opinion, Bousamra v. Excela Health, compare how other jurisdictions (state and federal) have treated these issues, and give practical tips on operating under the jurisdictions’ various standards.

Session II, Budding Industry: Litigation Trends for the Emerging Cannabis Market (Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP)

Although the use and possession of cannabis is illegal under federal law for any purpose, the medical use of cannabis is legalized in 33 states and Washington D.C., and the recreational use of cannabis is legalized in 11 states.  As more and more states legalize cannabis use, there has been an increase of cannabis-related litigation, even in federal courts.  In this presentation, we examine recent cannabis-related litigation in a wide array of practice areas, including patent, trademark, advertising, and employment law, and we identify key issues and trends that corporations should consider when engaging in cannabis-related activities.

Session III, Now Trending: The Crime-Fraud Exception’s Effect on Protected Communication (Armstrong Teasdale)

The attorney-client privilege is one of the oldest recognized privileges, protecting confidential communication between in-house and outside counsel. However, with the application of the crime-fraud exception, that communication can be exposed in the case that it was used to further a crime or fraud, criminal or otherwise. In this presentation, Partner and Leader - Eastern U.S. Richard Scheff of Armstrong Teasdale, Partner Carrie Love of Armstrong Teasdale and  Deputy General Counsel of Corporate Compliance Jeremy Menkowitz  of Comcast Corporation will discuss the increasingly frequent, aggressive pursuit of this exception in the courtroom, the effect the crime-fraud exception has on privilege and practical tips for minimizing risk for in-house and outside counsel.

Session IV, Negative or Defamatory Content on the Internet: Removal, Litigation and Implications for Businesses and Employers (Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP)

This panel will discuss the state of the law with respect to removal of negative content on the internet, how a business can attempt removal if it’s a target, or obligations of a business when caught in the cross-fire.

Session V, Managing the Docket: Determining What Litigation Matters to Send Outside Counsel and What to Keep In-house (Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP)

Making the best decisions about what to send to outside counsel and what to manage in-house can involve a thorough analysis of the different factors affecting the success of the legal matters and the overall business. This balancing act has become even more complex, given the evolution and increasing sophistication of many in-house departments and their growing role in overall organizational strategic planning. In-house and outside counsel must work closely together to strike the right strategic balance through true partnership, deep understanding of the business, and a regular exchange of creative ideas. The panel will consider issues including cost, efficiency, available manpower, technological capacity, business knowledge, overall business and legal objectives, and, in certain situations, the distinct challenges presented by regulatory matters and high stakes matters with public visibility.

Session VI, The Dangerous Expansion of Liability Under the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (Dechert LLP)

While Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL) has long been a mainstay of consumer litigation, recent developments threaten to make the UTPCPL an even more attractive weapon in the plaintiff’s arsenal by allowing for the imposition of strict, no-fault liability under the catch-all provision of the UTPCPL that targets “fraudulent or deceptive conduct” in consumer transactions, and by enabling non-residents to sue Pennsylvania-based businesses under the UTPCPL in connection with consumer transactions that have occurred anywhere in the United States.  This presentation will discuss these new threats and ways that businesses can minimize their risk.

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Cancellation Policy: 48-hours' notice required to  No-shows or those who do not cancel within the allotted time frame will be billed $75.


Session I:

  • Rebecca S. Melley, Shareholder, Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
  • Jonathan L. Cochran, Of Counsel, Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
  • Lindsay R. Goldstein, Director, Managing Counsel - Litigation, Burlington Stores, Inc.

Session II:

  • Katherine M. Katchen, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Melissa Gibson, Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • In-house Panelist: TBD

Session III:

  • Richard Scheff, Partner and Leader – Eastern U.S., Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • Carrie Love, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • Jeremy Menkowitz, Deputy General Counsel of Corporate Compliance, Comcast Corporation

Session IV:

  • Lauren A. Isacoff, Associate, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
  • Mathieu J. Shapiro, Managing Partner, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
  • Kira Bryers, Counsel, Qlik
  • Telecia J.R. Dambreville, Director, Counsel Employment, Burlington Stores, Inc.

Session V:

  • Courtney Devon Taylor, Partner, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
  • Ginene Lewis, Associate Counsel and Manager, The Vanguard Group

Session VI:

  • Michael L. Kichline, Partner, Dechert LLP
  • Stuart T. Steinberg, Partner, Dechert LLP
  • Jennings Durand, Associate Litigation Counsel, Campbell Soup


Credits: 6.0 hours
State: PA, NJ & DE
Category: Substantive

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Chris Stewart, Chapter Administrator (questions & cancellations only)

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