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October 8, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
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Members: FREE for Chapter Members
Non-members: $25 | $225 for Outside Counsel

Overview (Program Summary)

AGENDA:

MON, Oct. 5 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Diversity in Trial Teams: It's 2020, and Expectations Have Changed (Baker & Hostetler LLP)

The need for greater diversity in our institutions has been at the forefront of public discourse recently. In addition to discussing why having diverse outside counsel is not just expected but also good for business, this presentation will focus on how in-house counsel can make the goal of creating diverse teams a reality. It will include practical tips for identifying diverse talent, developing a pipeline of diverse lawyers for future matters and ensuring teams provide meaningful opportunities to diverse lawyers. It will also focus on having diverse litigation teams all the way through trial and what that means for judges and juries.

Follow this link to join the session - https://accinhouse.zoom.us/j/93420877195


TUE, Oct. 6 -  10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. — How To Limit the Possibility That Your Contract Ends Up Under the Litigation Microscope (Blank Rome LLP)

Most of the litigation companies deal with concern the default and interpretation of contracts. Is your company doing all it can to utilize contracts that are clear, unambitious, consistent, and up to date on case law and legal interpretations so as to avoid unnecessary claims and litigation disputes?  And with Covid-19 increasing online contracts, do your agreements have adequate protections for your company and are they enforceable.  Two senior Litigation partners from Blank Rome and the Chief Legal Officer from Public Health Management Corporation will walk you through some of these issues to help you reduce potential disputes and disrupting litigation, saving you time and costly headaches.

Follow this link to join the session - https://accinhouse.zoom.us/j/93420877195


WED, Oct. 7 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Out of the Shadows: Strategies for Addressing Common, But Seldom Discussed, Mass Tort Litigation Irritants (Reed Smith LLP)

Discovery abuse abounds in mass tort litigation.  We discuss two aspects that often fly under the radar.  Expert depositions are routine in high-stakes litigation, but the process is disrupted by exorbitant fee demands by opposing experts, often exceeding $1,000 per hour.  This session will teach how to resist and overcome such demands.  Third parties are also targets of discovery abuse in complex litigation, receiving extravagant document subpoenas, compliance with which would disrupt their document retention policies.  This session will also address how non-parties can quash or narrow such fishing expeditions. Third Party Payor litigation also follows mass tort litigation as night follows day, and we will discuss recent trends and developments.

Follow this link to join the session - https://accinhouse.zoom.us/j/93420877195


THU, Oct. 8 - 10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. — How to Avoid a 30(b)(6) Disaster: Smart Strategies for Witness Selection and Education (Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP)

During this presentation, we will discuss how to select the appropriate 30(b)(6) witness to best represent the entity at deposition and avoid consequences for failure to present and/or prepare a corporate representative.

Follow this link to join the session - https://accinhouse.zoom.us/j/93420877195


FRI, Oct. 9 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. — Who Can Bind the Company? Litigating Authority Issues (Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller)

As businesses become larger and more decentralized, and as the use of senior-sounding employee titles becomes more prevalent (e.g., Senior Vice President; Managing Director), it is increasingly important to monitor how employees’ authority to act on behalf of the business is presented to third parties.  This presentation will provide an overview of the doctrines of (1) apparent authority of agents and (2) ratification of agents’ conduct.  It will then describe how businesses can minimize the risk that an agent without actual authority can bind the business, and it will detail litigation strategies on how to prevail on this fact-intensive issue before trial.

Follow this link to join the session - https://accinhouse.zoom.us/j/93420877195


Click the button below to preregister for this unique event!  Your registration entitles you to attend all sessions, or just one or two if that's what works for you!  One Zoom link will get you into all sessions, and will be provided to each registrant prior to the beginning of the Litigation Week.


Speakers

MON, Oct. 5 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Diversity in Trial Teams: It's 2020, and Expectations Have Changed

Meghan Rohling Kelly, Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP
Rachael Zichella, Director of Employment Litigation, DOAR


TUE, Oct. 6 -  10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. — How To Limit the Possibility That Your Contract Ends Up Under the Litigation Microscope

Evan H. Lechtman, Partner-Commercial Litigation & Vice Chair Commercial Litigation, Blank Rome LLP
Stephanie C. Chomentowski, Partner-Corporate Litigation, Blank Rome LLP
Jill Schulson, CLO, Public Health Management Corporation


WED, Oct. 7 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Out of the Shadows: Strategies for Addressing Common, But Seldom Discussed, Mass Tort Litigation Irritants

James (Jim) M. Beck, Senior Life Sciences Policy Analyst, Reed Smith LLP
Lisa M. Baird, Partner-Life Sciences and Healthcare Industry Group, Reed Smith LLP
Jobina Jones-McDonnell, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel-Litigation and Risk, Endo Pharmaceuticals


THU, Oct. 8 - 10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. — How to Avoid a 30(b)(6) Disaster: Smart Strategies for Witness Selection and Education

Mathieu J. Shapiro, Managing Partner, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
Jonathan Margolis, Vice President and Counsel-Legal, Toll Brothers


FRI, Oct. 9 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. — Who Can Bind the Company? Litigating Authority Issues

Jason A. Levine, Shareholder, Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Cary L. Rice, Associate, Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Joseph Mirable, President and General Counsel, USSC Group

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