*Agenda is subject to change.
*Agenda is subject to change.
In this session we are going to take a quick overview as to what’s new in litigation for 2020. Where are the litigation vulnerabilities going to be found? What to do to avoid litigation? How to cover the cost of litigation?
Building an effective outside counsel team has always been one of the keys to successful litigation management for in-house counsel. Due to the rise of complex multi-jurisdictional legal issues, the availability of technology and the mobility of lawyers, it is more important than ever to use a creative or “bespoke” outside counsel team. This approach is often referred to as a Virtual Law Firm (VLF), which are comprised of lawyers from multiple firms in different jurisdictions and with different expertise who are all dedicated to and specialized in your company’s specific litigation needs. Using a question and answer format, this session will look at how in-house counsel can create a cohesive and collaborative team of lawyers from various firms and areas to ensure you have the best litigation strategy possible, including VLFs.
One of the biggest problems with litigation is that it can be costly; both in terms of time and money. In this interactive panel discussion, we will look at ways to cut costs, save money and be more effective when litigating. We will discuss things companies can do in-house to prepare for and deal with litigation or prospective litigation; such as:
You are going to trial and you now need to make sure you have the right people on the jury to win your case. Do you hire a jury consultant to help improve your odds? In this session we will hear from jury/trial consultants as to how they can:
Eventually everyone needs the services of a law firm, although there are many needs, when choosing your outside counsel you should consider a variety of issues. In this session, we will share what in-house counsel should look for when selecting their outside counsel for any pending litigation, such as:
E-discovery can be a very time-consuming and costly process. Early case assessment can help focus efforts so that most of your collection is truly relevant data. There are various tools and methods you can employ to gain insight to your data pool so keywords can be refined and collection retooled.
This TED-Style talk will take a look at what you need to know when working with expert witnesses to avoid blunders and ensure their successful testimony for your side pre-trial and/or at trial.
Just like you carefully consider which companies you partner with for legal services of all kinds; you also have to be sure that you are selecting the right financing firm for your litigation needs. This interactive panel discussion will provide insight from law firms and in-house counsel as well as financing companies to ensure that you are selecting the right financing firm. We will look at topics such as:
As insurance companies are increasing premiums and also looking at what they are willing to underwrite a lot more stringently; corporations have to start being smart as to how they fill fund any potential law suit that comes their way. This session will take a look at how organizations have seen changes in their insurance policies which in-turn has given them the opportunity to start examining Third-Party Litigation Financing (TPLF) as an option.
This engaging demonstration will showcase how you can use emerging technologies such as AI and machine learning to select cases that you should bring to court
This interactive session, will share best practices as to how to tie in persuasive storytelling and visual effects and how to share data and insights in a manner that allows you to paint a picture for the judge, jury and beyond.
AlteAlternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is supposed to encourage cost-effective and quicker resolutions to disputes to help avoid litigation. This engaging session will share insight into the future of alternative dispute regulation. We will examine such things as:
Litigation support is a necessity for all law firms, but it does not need to be handled solely by your legal employees. In fact, outsourcing litigation support is a wise idea. Whether you run a law firm or a corporate legal department, there are benefits to leaving discovery to an outside team. We will look at things such as:
When considering Third-Party Litigation Financing there are a variety of issues that in-house counsel and CFO’s need to examine. This interactive panel discussion will explore the considerations that are needed to be looked at when deciding if working with a financing company to get you through your court case is needed.
Succession planning is something we should always be thinking about. Passing our knowledge to young and new attorneys to provide them with the insight to become valuable to their organizations and be able to stand out in the crowd. In this session, we will look at:
This session will suggest strategies to optimize press coverage during your litigations. As we discuss the importance of reputation management and ways to deal with the press during your litigation process we will look at answering questions such as:
When hiring an expert witness, most attorneys recognize that there will be an opposing expert with contrasting opinions. This session will delve into advanced techniques in working with experts, including effective vetting and preparation of experts, maximizing the impact of your expert’s testimony and strategies for challenging opposing experts.
There are a variety of litigation analytics – some based on docket others based on textual analysis of case law and there are others that specialize in specific areas of law; and even more there are technologies that can help determine the best law firm for in-house counsel to use and others to help law firms determine their ability to win based on judge. This session will examine ways that both in-house counsel and law firms can utilize litigation analytics to predict your outcome.
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