ACI Law Firm General Counsel Summit

Proactive Strategies for Mitigating and Managing the Increasing Risks and Complexities within your Firm

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

About

As the size and complexities of today’s law firms’ increase, so do the risks firms are exposed to. In order to effectively protect the financial well-being of the firm, it is imperative to have a holistic view of the risks being faced, across practice groups. Does your firm have established protocols and personnel assigned to risk management? When did your firm last overhaul and review its professional responsibility protocols? More and more leading law firms are appointing their own general counsel to oversee the legal affairs of the firm and minimize its exposure. If you have yet to follow this increasing trend, or you want to stay abreast of the latest successful approaches to risk management, you cannot afford to miss this publication from ACI’s Law Firm General Counsel Summit.

Capitalize on the best practices established by such premier firms as Alston & Bird, Baker & McKenzie, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw and Pittman. As many firms gross in excess of $1 billion annually, protecting not just the profitability of the firm, but the hard sought after reputation and competitive advantage is imperative. Firms are experiencing a rise in malpractice and conflict of interest claims, in addition to a host of employment, contract and billing issues that need to be addressed. A proactive approach is required to protect the firm’s tangible and intangible assets. Agreeing with the concept of appointing a firm GC is not enough, the GC needs to be equipped with the tools to effectively develop and implement risk management strategies, often in addition to still managing their own client base.

Contents & Contributors

About

As the size and complexities of today’s law firms’ increase, so do the risks firms are exposed to. In order to effectively protect the financial well-being of the firm, it is imperative to have a holistic view of the risks being faced, across practice groups. Does your firm have established protocols and personnel assigned to risk management? When did your firm last overhaul and review its professional responsibility protocols? More and more leading law firms are appointing their own general counsel to oversee the legal affairs of the firm and minimize its exposure. If you have yet to follow this increasing trend, or you want to stay abreast of the latest successful approaches to risk management, you cannot afford to miss this publication from ACI’s Law Firm General Counsel Summit.

Capitalize on the best practices established by such premier firms as Alston & Bird, Baker & McKenzie, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw and Pittman. As many firms gross in excess of $1 billion annually, protecting not just the profitability of the firm, but the hard sought after reputation and competitive advantage is imperative. Firms are experiencing a rise in malpractice and conflict of interest claims, in addition to a host of employment, contract and billing issues that need to be addressed. A proactive approach is required to protect the firm’s tangible and intangible assets. Agreeing with the concept of appointing a firm GC is not enough, the GC needs to be equipped with the tools to effectively develop and implement risk management strategies, often in addition to still managing their own client base.

Contents & Contributors

FOSTERING A RISK AWARE CULTURE THROUGH INTERNAL COUNSEL
Edward Zulkey, Baker & McKenzie (Chicago, IL)

AVOIDING CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS BETWEEN THE FIRM AND IN-HOUSE GENERAL COUNSEL CLIENTS
Edward Reich, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal (New York, NY)

WHY LAWYERS NEED LAWYERS: THE RESULTS OF THE 2008 ALTMAN WEIL SURVEY
Ward Bower, Altman Weil, Inc. (Newtown Square, PA)

PROTECTING PARTNER ASSETS – SAFEGUARDING YOUR PARTNERS FROM PERSONAL LIABILITY CLAIMS
David Keyko, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (New York, NY)

GENERATING FIRM-WIDE AWARENESS FOR ETHICAL AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
James Birch, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (Dallas, TX)
Janis M. Meyer, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP (New York, NY)

EXAMINING THE ANATOMY OF THE DEFENSE OF A LAW FIRM MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT
Kevin S. Rosen, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (Los Angeles, CA)

ADDRESSING THE ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS RESULTING FROM GLOBALIZATION
James Paul, Clifford Chance (New York, NY)

TRENDS IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RELATED PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY CLAIMS
Anthony Greene, Herbert L. Jamison & Co., L.L.C. (West Orange, NJ)

BASIC DIGITAL HYGIENE: A CHECKLIST FOR LAW FIRM GCS
Lucian T. Pera, Adams and Reese LLP (Memphis, TN)

UNDERSTANDING THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH ADVERTISEMENTS AND SOLICITATION THROUGH VARIOUS MEDIA: NEWSLETTERS, BLOGS AND WEBSITES
Ronald Minkoff, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC (New York, NY)

PREPARING FOR ADDITIONAL FALLOUT FROM THE SUBPRIME CRISIS
Rebecca Lamberth, Duane Morris, LLP (Atlanta, GA)

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR LIABILITY FROM THE LOSS OR THEFT OF SENSITIVE CUSTOMER DATA
Megan Gamble, AIG (Philadelphia, PA)



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