Managing Complex Litigation

Ensuring corporate control over litigation strategies

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

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Gain Control Over Costly Complex Litigation

Managing a class action can cost a company millions of dollars a year, NOT including settlements and verdicts. These costs include everything from attorney fees to discovery costs. Developing a strategy for managing and controlling costs in complex litigation is crucial for any company faced with the daunting possibility of a class action suit. In addition to these already difficult issues, there is an increase in government actions related to class action lawsuits, the consequences of CAFA are still being ironed out and the recent FRCP changes regarding e-discovery are creating new challenges to a company's document management policies.

Ensure "Corporate" Control of Complex Litigation

The publication from the American Conference Institute's 4th National In-House Counsel Conference on Managing Complex Litigation will keep you well prepared by bringing you thoughtful, targeted and in-depth analysis. An experienced faculty of renowned defence practitioners in complex litigation, class actions and MDLs, distinguished special masters and jurists, and leading in-house counsel have provided their conference materials to show you how to evaluate the many factors that influence your decisions when managing any complex litigation, including CAFA, special masters, discovery, business objectives, jurisdictional concerns, ADR, mediation, insurance and ethical considerations.

Contents & Contributors

About

Gain Control Over Costly Complex Litigation

Managing a class action can cost a company millions of dollars a year, NOT including settlements and verdicts. These costs include everything from attorney fees to discovery costs. Developing a strategy for managing and controlling costs in complex litigation is crucial for any company faced with the daunting possibility of a class action suit. In addition to these already difficult issues, there is an increase in government actions related to class action lawsuits, the consequences of CAFA are still being ironed out and the recent FRCP changes regarding e-discovery are creating new challenges to a company's document management policies.

Ensure "Corporate" Control of Complex Litigation

The publication from the American Conference Institute's 4th National In-House Counsel Conference on Managing Complex Litigation will keep you well prepared by bringing you thoughtful, targeted and in-depth analysis. An experienced faculty of renowned defence practitioners in complex litigation, class actions and MDLs, distinguished special masters and jurists, and leading in-house counsel have provided their conference materials to show you how to evaluate the many factors that influence your decisions when managing any complex litigation, including CAFA, special masters, discovery, business objectives, jurisdictional concerns, ADR, mediation, insurance and ethical considerations.

Contents & Contributors


PREPARING FOR THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN GOVERNMENT ACTIONS AND COMPLEX CIVIL LITIGATION
Will Barnette, THE HOME DEPOT (Atlanta, GA)

HANDLING A GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATION WITH A VIEW TOWARD POTENTIAL CIVIL LITIGATION
Milton Lawrence Williams, AOL TIME WARNER INC. (New York, NY)

MAKING CORPORATE LITIGATION DECISIONS BASED ON CAFA DEVELOPMENTS
John P. Hooper, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP (New York, NY)
Sean Quinn, MassMutual Financial Group (Springfield, MA)

CREATING AND ADHERING TO A VIABLE EXIT STRATEGY
Kathleen Strickland, Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Palo Alto, CA)
John J. Mulderig, Altria Corporate Services, Inc. (New York, NY)
Neal S. Berinhout, Cingular Wireless (Atlanta, GA)

USING SOCIAL MASTERS EFFECTIVELY
Gregory P. Miller, Miller Alfano & Raspanti, P.C.

PREDICTING AND CONTROLLING THE INCREASING COSTS OF COMPLEX LITIGATION
Steven Glickstein, Kaye Scholer LLP (New York, NY)

COMPREHENDING THE ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY RELATED CHANGES TO THE FRCP
Samuel H. Solomon, DOAR Litigation Consulting (New York, NY)

ADJUSTING YOUR DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT PLAN TO THE NEW REALITIES OF DISCOVERY
Stephanie A. (Tess) Blair, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (Philadelphia, PA)
Denise E. Backhouse, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (New York, NY)

PROTECTING BUSINESS OBJECTIVES DURING COMPLEX LITIGATION
Stuart A. Alderoty, American Express Company (New York, NY)
Atiba D. Adams, Pfizer Inc. (New York, NY)
John P. Hooper, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP (New York, NY)
Sean Quinn, MassMutual Financial Group

COORDINATING YOUR COMPANY'S DEFENSE: MDL TACTICS AND STRATEGIES
David Herr, Maslon Law Firm (Minneapolis, MN)
Barbara Ashley, Medtronic, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN)

UNDERSTANDING AND STREAMLINING THE PROCESS FOR THE USE OF MEDIATION AND ADR IN CLASS ACTIONS
Michael D. Young, Esq., JAMS, The Resolution Experts (New York, NY)

A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF THE CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT OF 2005
Perry A. Napolitano, Reed Smith LLP (Pittsburgh, PA)
James L. Rockney Jr., Reed Smith LLP

THE NEW WAVE OF EMPLOYMENT-RELATED CLASS ACTIONS
Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Seyfarth Shaw LLP (Chicago, IL)
Karen L. Cipriani, Lexington Insurance (Boston, MA)

SECURING AND PROTECTING THE GOLDEN GOOSE INSURANCE PROTECTION FOR COMPLEX LITIGATION
Dan D. Kohane, Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.

EDUCATING THE COURT ON SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL MATTERS
William H. Voth, Arnold & Porter LLP (New York, NY)
David Orta, Arnold & Porter LLP (Washington, DC)

ETHICAL CONSTRAINTS IN COMPLEX LITIGATION
Howard M. Erichson, Seton Hall University School of Law (Newark, NJ)



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