Why you should attend
What is “Bet the Company” litigation? This fast-paced, high-stakes, complex litigation can involve securities law, intellectual property, mass torts, products liability, antitrust and other substantive areas of law. When regulatory investigations arise and overlapping cases are filed in multiple state and federal jurisdictions around the country, matters can become even more complicated. The very existence of your client’s company and livelihood can be at stake.
The presence of multijurisdictional legal, business and technology issues requires sophisticated case management skills and techniques. This program brings together the experienced practitioners who litigate these cases and the judges who rule on them to provide you with the most up-to-date intelligence on proven strategies and tools. Panelists will include both defense and plaintiffs’ counsel experienced in multijurisdictional litigation, regulatory attorneys who handle complex investigations, distinguished judges, and in-house counsel.
What you will learn
- New developments in the law relating to removal from state to federal court and remand back to state court
- The current regulatory landscape and how it can overlap with complex litigation
- The “View from the Bench”: experienced judges share their insights on the intricacies of “Bet the Company” cases
- Successful strategies for mediation
- Understanding the new world of litigation financing, and its related legal and ethical issues
Who should attend
This program is directed toward litigators, regulatory counsel, in-house counsel and other professionals who handle complex litigation.
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction
Richard W. Clary
9:15 Removal and Remand
- Why you want to be in either federal or state court: factors to consider
- The impact of the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011
- Recent developments in removal and remand
Moderator: Jonathan K. Youngwood
Richard W. Clary, Owen L. Cyrulnik, Owen C. Pell, Sherrie R. Savett
10:15 Regulatory Investigations
- Ramifications of the new task force
- Recent developments in regulatory investigations
- Coordinating regulatory investigations and civil litigation
Moderator: Herbert S. Washer
Mei-Lin Kwan Gett, Elaine H. Mandelbaum, Betty J. Santangelo
11:15 Networking Break
11:30 Mediation Strategies
- Timing issues
- Group mediation versus individual mediation
- The role of insurers
Moderator: Robert L. Palmer
William C. Fredericks, Pierre M. Gentin, Marilyn C. Kunstler, James W. Quinn
Afternoon Session: 1:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1:45 View from the Bench
- Coordinating among courts in different jurisdictions (federal/state, state/state)
- How to utilize court rules to maximize efficiency
- Practical advice to practitioners
Moderator: Richard W. Clary
Hon. Eileen Bransten, Hon. Helen E. Freedman, Richard J. Holwell, Hon. J. Travis Laster
2:45 Networking Break
3:00 Litigation Financing: New Developments, Ethical Issues, and More
- How litigation financing works
- Plaintiff-side versus defense-side litigation financing
- Recent developments in ethical issues relating to litigation financing
Moderator: Ronald C. Minkoff
James L. Bernard, M. Alexander Bowie, John P. (Sean) Coffey, Aaron Katz, Aviva O. Will
Hon. Helen E. Freedman
~ Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York - Appellate Division, First Department
Sherrie R. Savett
~ Managing Principal and Chair of the Securities Litigation Department, Berger & Montague, P. C.
New York City Seminar Location
PLI New York Center, 810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street (21st floor), New York, New York 10019. Message Center, program days only: (212) 824-5733.
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