Managing Complex Litigation

The Senior-Level In-House Counsel Litigation Think Tank

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

About

As an in-house defense counsel, you are tasked with not only preventing the initial occurrence of complex litigation matters, but also with minimizing the numerous business and legal risks that arise once litigation ensues. Your role is a multi-faceted one that requires you to balance legal obligations with commercial responsibilities. Whether you’re defending against a high-stakes, high-publicity class action, multi-district litigation, or a single case involving complex issues of fact or law, you must rely on both your savvy as a business leader, as well as your depth of experience as a defense counsel to make long term complex determinations.

To aid you in tackling your next complex case, the American Conference Institute has assembled this publication with an ALL in-house faculty of senior-level defense counsel who will explore with you the complexities you face day-to-day when engaged in litigation at the highest level. Hear directly from your peers what you could be doing to more cost-effectively and efficiently manage the defense of your corporation, without sacrificing your corporate integrity or expending your department’s entire budget.

Contents & Contributors

About

As an in-house defense counsel, you are tasked with not only preventing the initial occurrence of complex litigation matters, but also with minimizing the numerous business and legal risks that arise once litigation ensues. Your role is a multi-faceted one that requires you to balance legal obligations with commercial responsibilities. Whether you’re defending against a high-stakes, high-publicity class action, multi-district litigation, or a single case involving complex issues of fact or law, you must rely on both your savvy as a business leader, as well as your depth of experience as a defense counsel to make long term complex determinations.

To aid you in tackling your next complex case, the American Conference Institute has assembled this publication with an ALL in-house faculty of senior-level defense counsel who will explore with you the complexities you face day-to-day when engaged in litigation at the highest level. Hear directly from your peers what you could be doing to more cost-effectively and efficiently manage the defense of your corporation, without sacrificing your corporate integrity or expending your department’s entire budget.

Contents & Contributors

MANAGING LITIGATION RISK IN TODAY'S GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT CONVERGING LEGAL STANDARDS - AN IN-HOUSE PERSPECTIVE
Edward Lowenberg, Exxon Mobil Corporation (Irving, TX)

EARLY CASE ASSESSMENT/ EARLY DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Jonathan A. Wasserman, Schering-Plough Corporation (Kenilworth, NJ)

HANDLING A GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATION WITH A VIEW TOWARD POTENTIAL CIVIL LITIGATION
Milton Williams, Time Warner Inc. (New York, NY)

UPGRADING ELECTRONIC RECORD AND DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL TO ENSURE LITIGATION READINESS
Kevin Gallagher, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (Bethesda, MD)
Perry Goldman, Elan Pharmaceuticals (San Francisco, CA)

RISKS AND BENEFITS OF UTILIZING BINDING ARBITRATION PROVISIONS IN COMPLEX LITIGATION
Alan Dabdoub, FedEx Kinko’s Office & Print Services, Inc. (Dallas, TX)

CHOOSING YOUR VENUE: STRATEGIC CONSIDERATIONS IN CLASS ACTION AND OTHER COMPLEX CASES
Robert Alpert, Morris, Manning and Martin LLP (Atlanta, GA)
William P. Barnette, The Home Depot

COMPLEX LITIGATION STRATEGIES FOR IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
Jim Bullock, Autonomy etalk (Irving, TX)
H.Ward Classen, Computer Sciences Corporation (Hanover, MD)

COORDINATION TACTICS AND STRATEGIES
Christopher J. Michie, Dechert LLP (Princton, NJ)

MINIMIZING LIABILITY RISK IN MULTI-DEFENDANT ACTIONS
Kristina Larese, PHH Mortgage Corporation (Mount Laurel, NJ)

EXIT STRATEGIES AND SETTLEMENT APPROACHES: QUICK RESOLUTIONS FOR DIFFICULT CASES
John DeGroote, BearingPoint (Dallas, TX)
James K. McMurray, American General Finance, Inc. (Evansville, IN)



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