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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe.

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July 9, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas (West 41st and 6th Ave.) 

New York, NY 10036

Members: FREE ACC/NYC Member
Non-members: $50.00 (Must be in-house counsel to register)

Overview (Program Summary)

No matter your particular legal specialty, as a Corporate Counsel, much of your focus is working to mitigate risk for your organization. Careful consideration needs to be given when drafting contracts to avoid the risk of litigation with counterparties. In this one-hour CLE, we take a litigator’s perspective and offer tips for drafting agreements under New York law based on unanticipated litigation issues that arose from drafting but could have been avoided.

We will cover:

• Enforceability

• Assignment Provisions

• Anti-Reliance Provisions

• Limitations of Liability

• Limitations of Remedies

• Indemnification Provisions

• Arbitration Provisions

• Choice of Law Provisions

• Other Dispute Resolution Provisions


Kathleen Massey

Kathleen Massey is the managing partner of the Dechert’s New York office. Her practice focuses primarily on high-profile securities and commercial litigation matters involving allegations of fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and related wrongdoing. She also serves as a special master appointed by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Massey also teaches as a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, and she is a member of the panel of attorneys appointed to advise and assist the Grievance Committee of the Southern District of New York.

Neil Steiner

Neil A. Steiner, a litigation partner at Dechert, has extensive experience representing hedge funds, investment advisers, corporations and their senior executives in white collar defense matters; SEC, New York Attorney General and other regulatory investigations; internal investigations; securities litigation; and complex commercial disputes. Mr. Steiner is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. He was lead counsel for plaintiffs challenging the State of Ohio’s failure to provide voter registration applications to applicants for public assistance. He also oversees Dechert’s participation in the Justice Resource Center’s MENTOR program, through which he and a group of litigation associates mentor and coach the moot court and mock trial teams for the High School for American Studies in the Bronx.


Credits: Credits: 1
State: NY
Category: Skills

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