April 17, 2006

The 2006 InsideCounsel SuperConference is expected to draw hundreds of in-house counsel to Chicago on April 18 and 19 for the country’s premier conference for helping corporate legal executives tackle the toughest legal issues they are facing today. 

This is the fifth year that Jenner & Block has served as Alliance Sponsor of the SuperConference.

The two-day event at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers will feature a keynote session by Debra A. Cafaro, Chairman, President & CEO of Ventas, Inc. and Christopher J. Kearney, President & CEO of SPX Corporation, who will discuss what they look for in general counsel and the skills that are vital for them to succeed in this ever-changing corporate environment.  And keynote speaker Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone – And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time, will reveal the secrets of effective networking and describe his personal journey to success. 

Several Jenner & Block partners who have worked with the nation’s leading corporations will serve as faculty at the conference to speak on the most cutting-edge substantive issues, and to address current developments in law department management, ethics, litigation management, governance and professional development. 

Some of the Jenner & Block presentation highlights at the 2006 SuperConference include:


11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Jenner & Block Partner Matthew M. Neumeier, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Class Action Litigation Practice, will serve as a panelist at a session entitled, “The Class Action Update,” which will discuss new tactics being used by plaintiffs and the areas of liability that may lead to future mass actions. 

2:30 – 3:45 p.m. – Partner Adam Petravicius will serve as a panelist at a session entitled, “IP Valuation Under SOX,” where attendees can learn the latest developments in evaluating and disclosing the value of their intellectual assets.  Partner Craig C. Martin, Chair of the Firm’s ERISA Litigation Practice, will also speak at a session entitled, “The Ethical Gatekeeper,” which will address how in-house counsel are dealing with today’s trickiest ethics issues in light of their role as a company’s “moral compass.” 

4:15 – 5:30 p.m. – Partner Scott T. Schutte will serve as a panelist at a session entitled, “Surviving Judicial Hellholes,” which will discuss smart litigation management strategies to minimize companies’ exposure to “jackpot jurisdictions” favorable to plaintiffs. 


9:45 – 11:00 a.m. – Partner David M. Greenwald will serve as a panelist at a session entitled, “Privilege Under Fire,” where corporate counsel can learn how the increasing demands by prosecutors, regulators and plaintiffs to waive privilege can impact the way they represent their clients and protect confidential information.  Partner Lorelie S. Masters will also speak at a session entitled, “New Issues in Insurance,” which will discuss the fine arts of negotiating insurance policies, determining the type of coverage a company needs, and resolving complex insurance claims in a timely manner.  In addition, Partner Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Co-Chair of the Firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, will serve as a panelist at the discussion entitled, “Supreme Court Updates,” where he will help reflect on the most important Supreme Court cases of the past year and address the impact of the new Court on corporate America. 

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Partner Paul F. Jock, II, Chair of the Firm’s Private Equity/Investment Management Practice, will serve as a panelist at a session entitled, “Managing Enterprise-Wide Risk,” which will provide best practices for in-house counsel who are managing risk across diverse business units and international operations.  Mr. Jock is the former Senior Vice President and General Counsel as well as a Director and member of the Executive Committee of General Motors Asset Management. 

1:45 – 3:00 p.m. – Partner David M. Greenwald will join panelists for a second presentation of the session entitled “Privilege Under Fire.”

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