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This year, Jenner & Block serves as the Presenting Sponsor of InsideCounsel’s annual SuperConference, which will be held on May 15-16, 2007 at the Chicago Hyatt Regency in Chicago.
The conference will offer attendees more than 30 sessions on litigation management, ethics, law department management, substantive legal issues and professional development. As in past years, SuperConference 2007 is expected to attract a broad array of in-house counsel from some of the country’s largest and most well-known companies, as well as a sizable number of privately held and smaller entrepreneurial organizations.
Partner Andrew Weissmann will speak at a session on Tuesday, May 15 entitled, "The Changing Privilege Landscape," which will examine the challenges being posed to aggressive prosecutorial practices and look at how smart in-house counsel are responding to requests for waivers of attorney-client privilege.
Partner Robert L. Graham will speak at the opening keynote panel on Tuesday, May 15 entitled, "Global Warming," which will discuss the risks for companies as a result of an increasing number of plaintiffs and state regulators wanting to hold corporate America liable for climate change as well as how to deal with lawsuits and shareholder pressure.
Partner David J. Bradford will speak at a session on Tuesday, May 15 entitled, "Going to Trial," which will explain how to assess a case, how to determine when to settle, and when to go to court.
Partner Ross B. Bricker will speak at a session on Wednesday, May 16 entitled, "On the Offensive," which will explain how General Counsels are learning to make judicious use of the legal system to file claims and seek recoveries.
Partner Paul M. Smith will speak at a session on Wednesday, May 16 entitled, "Supreme Court Updates," which will discuss the Roberts Court's most significant decisions of the past year and the business cases on the High Court's docket for the coming months.
Jenner & Block Managing Partner Gregory S. Gallopoulos is a member of the SuperConference 2007 Advisory Board.