Complex Litigation

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

About

Overall… a 72% increase in class action activity…

The Impact of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 on the Federal Courts, Fourth Interim Report to the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, April 2008

Class action activity is on the rise. Companies across industries are being attacked on all sides with claims arising out of employment and labor practices, marketing and manufacturing procedures, as well as from fraud and government investigations. Whether brought as a single case, class action, or MDL, a complex case can take many forms. As an in-house litigation counsel, you wear many hats - business manager, legal advisor, and strategic problem-solver - all of which requires you to constantly balance legal obligations with commercial responsibilities.

DISTINGUISHED SENIOR-LEVEL SPEAKER FACULTY

Developed specifically to cater to your needs as an in-house counsel, ACI is proud to bring you, Managing Complex Litigation ‘09. By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel and building on the great success of last year’s program, this year’s installment will dig deeper into the key issues you confront when high-stakes, bet-the-company litigation is brought to your door. Attend this conference to learn what strategies your in-house peers have been utilizing to — more effectively manage rising e-discovery costs, structure a realistic litigation budget that also suits the needs of the case, evaluate and audit law firm and consultant relationships, respond to negative media publicity, and deal with multi-defendant actions.

BENCHMARK LITIGATION STRATEGIES
WITH PEERS ACROSS INDUSTRIES

Featuring an insightful View from the Bench and a Government Panel with speakers from the FTC and the SEC, this year’s agenda has been revised to provide you with the most up-to-date and practical strategies for obtaining the most cost-effective resolution when managing complex litigation.

Contents & Contributors

About

Overall… a 72% increase in class action activity…

The Impact of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 on the Federal Courts, Fourth Interim Report to the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, April 2008

Class action activity is on the rise. Companies across industries are being attacked on all sides with claims arising out of employment and labor practices, marketing and manufacturing procedures, as well as from fraud and government investigations. Whether brought as a single case, class action, or MDL, a complex case can take many forms. As an in-house litigation counsel, you wear many hats - business manager, legal advisor, and strategic problem-solver - all of which requires you to constantly balance legal obligations with commercial responsibilities.

DISTINGUISHED SENIOR-LEVEL SPEAKER FACULTY

Developed specifically to cater to your needs as an in-house counsel, ACI is proud to bring you, Managing Complex Litigation ‘09. By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel and building on the great success of last year’s program, this year’s installment will dig deeper into the key issues you confront when high-stakes, bet-the-company litigation is brought to your door. Attend this conference to learn what strategies your in-house peers have been utilizing to — more effectively manage rising e-discovery costs, structure a realistic litigation budget that also suits the needs of the case, evaluate and audit law firm and consultant relationships, respond to negative media publicity, and deal with multi-defendant actions.

BENCHMARK LITIGATION STRATEGIES
WITH PEERS ACROSS INDUSTRIES

Featuring an insightful View from the Bench and a Government Panel with speakers from the FTC and the SEC, this year’s agenda has been revised to provide you with the most up-to-date and practical strategies for obtaining the most cost-effective resolution when managing complex litigation.

Contents & Contributors

Establishing Yourself as an Invaluable Asset to the Company When Faced by Complex Litigation
Bruce Whitney, Chief Litigation Counsel, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Allentown, PA)
Kristina M. Larese, Associate General Counsel, PHH Mortgage Corporation
(Mount Laurel, NJ)
Theodore L. Banks, Former Chief Counsel & Senior Director, Compliance Policy, Kraft Foods Global, Inc.

Utilizing Early Case Assessment to Calculate Business and Legal Risks and Balancing Expenditures to Develop a Realistic Litigation Budget
Lauren Freeman-Bosworth, Senior Counsel, Litigation, Schering-Plough Corporation (Kenilworth, NJ)
Peter Schneider, General Counsel, Primerica (Atlanta, GA)

Minimizing Liability Risk in Multi-Defendant Actions
Joseph F. Speelman, Associate General Counsel - Litigation, Security, Compliance LyondellBasell Industries (Houston, TX)
Perry S. Goldman, Vice President, Legal Affairs, Actelion Pharmaceuticals US (South San Francisco, CA)

Selecting and Auditing Law Firms and Consultants and Structuring Relationships on Your Terms
Mark M. Malovos, President, CEO & General Counsel, First Franklin Financial Corporation (San Jose, CA)

Are You Covered?: Ensuring Adequate Protection and Working With Your Insurance Carrier During the Litigation Process
Steven Guy, Partner, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (Phoenix, AZ)

Exit Strategies and ADR: Utilizing Arbitration, Mediation or Settlement to Resolve the Complex Case
Thomas M. Hefferon, Partner, Goodwin Proctor (Washington, DC)

Managing the Media Frenzy and Developing a Public Response in High-Profile Complex Cases
Atiba D. Adams, Assistant General Counsel, Pfizer Inc. (New York, NY)

Remaining Within Ethical Guidelines Before, During and After Litigation Ensues
Shani Thome, Litigation Counsel, The Coca-Cola Company (Atlanta, GA)
Francis E. Telegadas, Director & Assistant General Counsel, Circuit City Stores, Inc. (Richmond, VA)



DOCUMENT TYPES: PPT DOC PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE: 13

7:30
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15
Co-Chairs' Opening Remarks
Mr. Milton Williams
Partner
Vladeck‚ Waldman‚ Elias & Engelhard‚ P.C.
Mr. James L. Condren
Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
8:30
Establishing Yourself as an Invaluable Asset to the Company When Faced by Complex Litigation
Mr. Bruce Whitney
Chief Litigation Counsel
Air Products and Chemical‚ Inc.
1 file
Managing Complex Litigation Becoming An Invaluable Asset
227 KB 12 pages Presentation
PPT - Managing Complex Litigation Becoming An Invaluable Asset
Ms. Kristina M. Larese
Associate General Counsel
PHH Mortgage Corporation
1 file
Let’s talk about YOU
429 KB 5 pages Presentation
PPT - Let’s talk about YOU
Mr. Theodore L. Banks
President
Compliance & Competition Consultants‚ LLC
2 files
Complex Litigation Management and the Obama Campaign: What We Can Learn
2.9 MB 21 pages Presentation
PPT - Complex Litigation Management and the Obama Campaign: What We Can Learn
What We Can Learn from Candidate (and President) Obama
54.5 KB 8 pages Presentation
DOC - What We Can Learn from Candidate (and President) Obama
9:30
Utilizing Early Case Assessment to Calculate Business and Legal Risks and Balancing Expenditures to Develop a Realistic Litigation Budget
Lauren Freeman-Bosworth
Assistant General Counsel
Pitney Bowes
Mr. Peter Schneider
General Counsel
Primerica
1 file
Utilizing Early Case Assessment To Calculate Business And Legal Risks
1.6 MB 57 pages Presentation
PPT - Utilizing Early Case Assessment To Calculate Business And Legal Risks
10:45
Morning Refreshment Break
11:00
E-Discovery Benchmarking Practices: Adopting and Implementing a Cost-Effective and Compliant E-Discovery Plan
Mr. Julian Swearengin
Director‚ Office of the General Counsel
Merrill Lynch
Mr. Warren Solow
VP‚ Information & Knowledge Management‚ Law Dept.
Viacom‚ Inc.
12:15
Networking Lunch
13:30
Minimizing Liability Risk in Multi-Defendant Actions
Mr. Joseph F. Speelman
Associate General Counsel‚ Litigation‚ Security‚ and Compliance
Lyondell Chemical Company
Mr. Perry S. Goldman
Vice President‚ Legal Affairs
Actelion Pharmaceuticals US‚ Inc.
1 file
Minimizing Liability Risk in Multi-Defendant Actions
262 KB 19 pages Presentation
PPT - Minimizing Liability Risk in Multi-Defendant Actions
14:30
Afternoon Coffee Break
14:45
Defense Strategies for Venue Transfer in Complex Litigation Matters: Evaluating Your Options to Obtain the Most Favorable Forum
Mr. John J. Mulderig
Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Altria Client Services‚ Inc.
-Mr. William P. Barnette
Counsel‚ Commercial Litigation
Home Depot U.S.A.‚ Inc.
Mr. Ezra D. Rosenberg
Partner
Dechert LLP
16:00
Judicial Views on Case Management‚ Communication and Current Trends in Complex Litigation
The Honorable James M. Rosenbaum
Chief Judge
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
The Honorable Keith Starrett
United States District Court Southern District of Mississippi
Moderator: Mr. William K. Dodds
Partner
Dechert
17:30
Conference Adjourns to Day Two - Cocktail Reception Hosted by Dechert LLP
8:00
Continental Breakfast
8:30
Co-Chairs' Remarks
8:45
Preparing For and Simultaneously Managing Parallel Government Litigation‚ Investigations‚ and Complex Civil Cases in a Changed Economic Environment
Mr. Leonard L. Gordon
Director, Northeast Region
Federal Trade Commission
Mr. Ken Joseph
Assistant Director
Securities and Exchange Commission
Moderator: Ms. Kathleen O'Connor
Partner
Dechert LLP
10:15
Selecting and Auditing Law Firms and Consultants and Structuring Relationships on Your Terms
Mr. Justin M. Miller
Corporate Counsel
E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company
Mr. Mark M. Malovos
President‚ CEOP & General Counsel
First Frankling Financial Corporation
1 file
Selecting Law Firms and Consultants and Structuring Relationships on Your Terms
396.5 KB 10 pages Presentation
PPT - Selecting Law Firms and Consultants and Structuring Relationships on Your Terms
11:15
Morning Refreshment Break
11:30
Are You Covered?: Ensuring Adequate Protection and Working With Your Insurance Carrier During the Litigation Process
Mr. Steven Guy
Partner
Snell & Wilmer
1 file
ARE YOU COVERED?
331.5 KB 27 pages Presentation
PPT - ARE YOU COVERED?
12:15
Networking Lunch
13:30
Exit Strategies and ADR: Utilizing Arbitration‚ Mediation or Settlement to Resolve the Complex Case
Mr. James L. Condren
Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Thomas M. Hefferon

Goodwin Procter‚ LLP
1 file
Class Action Settlements: Pitfalls and Opportunities
55.5 KB 13 pages Presentation
PPT - Class Action Settlements:Pitfalls and Opportunities
14:30
Afternoon Refreshment Break
14:45
Managing the Media Frenzy and Developing a Public Response in High-Profile Complex Cases
Mr. Milton Williams
Partner
Vladeck‚ Waldman‚ Elias & Engelhard‚ P.C.
Mr. Atiba D. Adams
Assistant General Counsel
Pfizer Inc.
1 file
Managing the Media Frenzy and Developing a Public Response in High-Profile Complex Cases
963.5 KB 6 pages Presentation
PPT - Managing the Media Frenzy and Developing a Public Response in High-Profile Complex Cases
15:45
Remaining Within Ethical Guidelines Before‚ During and After Litigation Ensues
Ms. Shani Thome
Litigation Counsel
The Coca-Cola Company
1 file
Remaining Within Ethical Guidelines Before, During and After Litigation Ensues
498.5 KB 8 pages Presentation
PPT - Remaining Within Ethical Guidelines Before, During and After Litigation Ensues
Mr. Francis E. Telegadas
Director & Assistant General Counsel
Circuit City Stores‚ Inc.
2 files
REMAINING WITHIN ETHICAL GUIDELINES – BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER LITIGATION ENSUES
90 KB 26 pages Presentation
DOC - REMAINING WITHIN ETHICAL GUIDELINES – BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER LITIGATION ENSUES
EXHIBIT 1
64 KB 12 pages Presentation
DOC - EXHIBIT 1
16:45
Co-Chairs' Closing Remarks
17:00
Conference Concludes