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Upcoming DRI Events

  • MEETING Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    2015 Annual Meeting

    Marriott Wardman Park 2660 Woodley Road, NW Washington, DC 20008

    Join us for DRI's 2015 Annual Meeting October 7 - 11, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. We have planned a week of spectacular keynote speakers, cutting-edge CLE presentations, and plenty of networking events-- all just for you.

    Those who attend will have the following opportunities:

      *Hear keynote remarks from leading experts on leadership, presidential politics, and today's changing world.
      * Attend CLE programming on developing legal topics to stay ahead of the game.
      *Earn up to 12 hours of CLE credit including 3.3 hours of ethics credit.
      *Get involved-- join your substantive law committee colleagues for committee business meetings and dine-arounds designed to provide you with leadership and business development opportunities
      *Strengthen old relationships and develop new ones while networking with over 1,000 of you peers
      *See a List of DRI's Silent Auction Items

  • WEBCAST Thursday, October 22, 2015

    Medicare Secondary Payer: 2015 Hot Topics

    This 90-minute program will bring you up to date on what you need to know about Medicare Secondary Payer reimbursement and reporting. We will discuss 1) how the MSP and federal False Claims Act intersect, 2) newly granted appeal rights for applicable plans and the federal government’s plan for operationalizing that process, 3) future medicals and what Medicare’s own lawyers say on the issue, and 4) the movement to ICD-10 coding and what that means for your clients and your practice.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    Insurance Law and Claims Conference

    Hilton Hartford 315 Trumbull St Hartford, CT 06103

    The Conference was designed by DRI and top Hartford-area carriers to update insurance executives, in-house counsel, and outside counsel in the Northeast on crucial new authority impacting claims handling, coverage decisions, and extra-contractual exposure.

  • SEMINAR Tuesday, November 3, 2015

    Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance

    What to Look for in Your Firm’s Policy

    Unlike many other insurance policies, lawyers professional liability policies are highly customizable, and therefore there is a great opportunity to improve the coverage for your law firm. However, you need to know what is available to know what to ask for. This webinar will discuss what is available in the LPL market today, and how your firm can improve its coverage, often for little to no extra premium.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, November 5, 2015

    Asbestos Medicine

    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109

    DRI's 2015 Asbestos Medicine Seminar will be an interactive, dynamic, and informative event that will bring together preeminent asbestos litigation practitioners and experts to share their experiences and knowledge. Lecturers, panelists, and moderators will provide insight into the most current best legal practices. You will be updated on developments in the medical and scientific fields specific to defending asbestos litigation. There will be opportunities to engage with other attendees in spirited and educational discussions about the issues. Attendance at DRI's Asbestos Medicine seminar is essential for those of all experience levels to remain abreast of developing legal, medical, and strategic trends that will directly impact success in defending asbestos cases.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, November 5, 2015

    Data Breach and Privacy Law

    InterContinental 505 North Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60611

    Reports of new cyber-attacks and the enormous costs associated with responding to those events continue to make daily headlines. Companies ranging from small "mom & pop" stores to Fortune 100 corporations must remain diligent against these types of attacks. Those companies and their outside counsel must understand the best practices to prevent an intrusion into their systems, how to respond if an intrusion occurs, and what to do if the intrusion results in a data breach. This seminar will focus on all aspects of the life cycle of a security incident - beginning with how to better understand the exposure your company, law firm or client faces and then address how to prevent, respond to, and manage the costs associated with a cyber-security attack. Attendees will participate in real world scenarios presented by outside counsel and cyber-security experts and learn the steps that must be taken when a breach occurs.

  • WEBCAST Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    Introduction to Drug and Medical Device Litigation

    Join two experienced drug and medical device litigators as they survey some of the most commonly encountered and substantial topics in drug and medical device litigation, and provide helpful practice tips along the way. Topics covered will include FDA approval, common claims and defenses, and discovery and expert witness issues.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, November 12, 2015

    Strictly Automotive

    Sheraton Nashville Downtown 623 Union St Nashville, TN 37219

    This industry-focused seminar will delve into the pressing issues faced by clients and outside counsel in the regulatory, warranty, and litigation environment. The seminar will offer you the opportunity to interact with and learn from those on the front lines of these issues. Attendees will benefit not only from the ability to learn from experienced counsel and experts, but also from the numerous opportunities to participate in the networking and social events accompanying the seminar. If all, or even part, of your practice entails the defense of automotive product liability or warranty matters, this is a must-attend event in Music City as we gather in Nashville to chart our path to defend this industry into the future.

  • SEMINAR Friday, November 13, 2015

    Boot Camp for New Life, Health and Disability Lawyers

    Hotel Allegro 171 West Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601

    The DRI Life, Health and Disability Committee is once again sponsoring a program for lawyers who are new to the practice. The program will be taught by highly experienced attorneys and will be aimed at providing a basic understanding of the concepts applicable to life, health and disability litigation. This program receives rave reviews each year it is held. Young lawyers and older lawyers who are new to the practice or who wish to brush up on their skills are encouraged to attend! To encourage the classroom atmosphere, registration will be limited to 50 persons. Please note the Boot Camp will be held at the law offices of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, 222 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 300 Chicago, IL

  • SEMINAR Thursday, December 3, 2015

    Insurance Coverage & Practice Symposium

    Marriott Marquis New York 1535 Broadway New York, NY 10036

    DRI's Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium continues its tradition as the premier educational event on the subject of insurance coverage, offering an unparalleled opportunity to hear from a distinguished faculty of lawyers and insurance industry leaders on emerging issues, recent court rulings, and national trends. Don't miss this opportunity to sharpen the tools you need to compete successfully and to network with industry leaders and experienced coverage lawyers from across the country, all in the midst of New York City decked out for the holiday season!

  • SEMINAR Thursday, December 3, 2015

    Professional Liability

    Marriott Marquis New York 1535 Broadway New York, NY 10036

    DRI's Professional Liability Seminar provides information that will be useful to all attorneys and insurers involved in representing professionals in malpractice actions. Learn about the emerging issues shaping the professional liability landscape, along with the particular issues facing specific practice lines. In addition to the top quality educational programs, you will have the opportunity to develop relationships with professional liability claims personnel, experts and defense counsel from across the country.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability

    Westin Austin Downtown 310 East 5th Street Austin, Texas 78701

    Howdy, partner! The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas, but the stars presenting at DRI’s 29th Annual Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar will shine even brighter! This year’s star presenters promise critical insight and tips for representing governmental clients in these ever-changing times. You will learn valuable proactive techniques for addressing community relations with your clients in the post-Ferguson and Baltimore era, tips for advising your municipal clients as to their exposure to cyber-attacks and cyber-liability, the science behind reaction times in arrest situations, the ethical decisions we make in our practices, and more. Make plans now to join us in Austin, Texas, to learn about these issues, while obtaining two days of CLE and networking with leading defense attorneys, in-house counsel, and claims professionals from across the United States!