Jenner & Block

The American Lawyer - The National Law Journal and Corporate Counsel Magazine 2009 Litigation Summit

Jenner & Block Partner Craig C. Martin and Mr. Roderick A. Palmore, Executive Vice President, General Counsel of General Mills will co-chair The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal and Corporate Counsel Magazine’s Litigation Summit, to take place from October 19-20 2009 at the Harvard Club in New York City.  The new forum will bring together a diverse group of select General Counsel from leading global corporations and the nation’s leading commercial litigators for a conference that will focus on the strategies and best practices needed to meet the challenges of the current economy with success.  The conference faculty will include Directors, Officers and General Counsel from Baxter International Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Exelon Corporation, Harrah’s Entertainment, Huron Consulting Group, Jacobs Engineering, Microsoft Corporation, Olin Corporation, Pfizer Inc., and Sharp Electronics Corporation.  Jenner & Block’s New York Office Managing Partner, Richard F. Zeigler, is a member of the Advisory Panel for the Litigation Summit.

Proposed topics will include:

  • The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Commercial Disputes
  • Creating Synergy Between the Client and Outside Counsel
  • E-Discovery and Documentation Production:  Current Thoughts on Leveraging Contract Attorneys and Outsourcing
  • Taking the Gloves Off:  The Business Case for Being the Plaintiff
  • Picture of Success:  Innovative Approaches to Graphics and Demonstrative Exhibits at Trial
  • Innovative Settlement Alternatives
  • Strategies for Communicating About Litigation with the C-Suite and Beyond
  • The Litigator of the Future: Perspectives from In-House Practitioners, Outside Counsel and the Consulting World
  • Case Management Strategies
  • The Rise of Alternative Dispute Resolution Domestically and Abroad
  • Liability Fallout from the Credit Crisis
  • Ethics of E-Discovery

Craig C. Martin is a partner in Jenner & Block’s Chicago office and is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department.  He is a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation and ERISA Litigation Practices.  He is also a member of the Firm’s Policy Committee.

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