Practising Law Institute's "Bet the Company" Litigation 2009: Best Practices for Complex Cases

This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board. CLE Credit will be granted to attorneys.

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Why You Should Attend

The legal issues involved in complex litigation can encompass securities law, intellectual property, antitrust and other substantive areas of law. The involvement of regulators seeking documents and depositions or the Department of Justice becoming a party only complicates matters further. You need to know what to do when your client is being sued in federal and state courts across the country. How will you manage the litigation so that the process itself does not overwhelm your client?

Complex litigation also involves multi-jurisdictional legal, business and technology issues and requires specific case management skills and techniques. This program brings together experienced practitioners to provide the most up-to-date intelligence on proven strategies and tools to manage these types of cases. Panelists will include both defense and plaintiffs’ counsel experienced in multi-jurisdictional litigation, regulatory attorneys and in-house counsel.

What You Will Learn

- Issues relating to the increasing role of state courts in complex litigation
- Current issues relating to litigation in a bankruptcy-related context, including insight into the bankruptcy court’s perspective from a federal bankruptcy judge
- How to approach evolving ethical issues in the multi-jurisdictional context, including electronic discovery, outsourcing and dealing with insurance carriers
- How sophisticated in-house counsel approach complex matters and what they expect from their outside counsel
- Current legal issues relating to class certification, including class certification standards and notice-related issues
- Recent procedural innovations
- Issues relating to internal investigations, including the adequacy of Upjohn warnings

Who Should Attend

This program is directed toward litigators, in-house counsel and other professionals who handle complex litigation.

James L. Bernard, Partner
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Current Ethical Issues in Complex Litigation

- Issues arising from the outsourcing of litigation tasks
- Issues associated with electronic discovery
- Issues associated with interactions with insurance carriers, including concerns about waiver