May 08, 2007

InsideCounsel magazine’s seventh annual SuperConference expects to again draw hundreds of in-house counsel for two days of cutting-edge, peer-led sessions that address the toughest legal issues corporate executives face today.

Jenner & Block serves as this year’s Presenting Sponsor of the InsideCounsel SuperConference and has been a Premier Sponsor of the conference for the six previous years.

The conference, being held May 15-16 at the Chicago Hyatt Regency in Chicago, 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 largest and most well-known global companies, as well as a sizable number of privately held and smaller entrepreneurial organizations.

In addition, the conference’s keynote address will be given by Paul Sarbanes, the former Maryland Senator who spearheaded the passage of the reform-minded Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the wake of the Enron scandal in 2001. At the SuperConference, Sen. Sarbanes will talk about his work in shepherding this historic legislation through the Congress and its impact on corporate America.

Several Jenner & Block partners will also serve as faculty at the event.  Some of the highlights of the Firm’s participation at the 2007 SuperConference include:

Partner Robert L. Graham, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Climate and Clean Technology Law Practice, 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 Andrew Weissmann, a member of the Firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Counseling Practice and former director of the DOJ’s Enron Task Force,  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 David J. Bradford, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Business Litigation Practice, 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, Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Executive and Strategy Committee and former General Counsel of SPX Corporation, 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, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, 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.

For more information or to register, please click here to visit the InsideCounsel SuperConference website.