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  • WEBCAST Monday, June 27, 2016

    The Ethical Pitfalls of Advising Friends and Family

    Presented by the DRI Lawyers' Professionalism and Ethics and Young Lawyers Committees

    Every lawyer will eventually have to contend with the friend or family member who just needs a little free legal advice. While it is tempting to help, there are many ethical traps that can arise from giving free advice. This program identifies the ethical hurdles involved in advising friends and family and also touches on related ethics topics such as social media use and potential conflicts of interest.

  • WEBCAST Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    OPERATION: Procedural Mastery (Webinar)

    Unlocking the Secrets and Mysteries of Federal Rules in Drug and Device Cases

    Don’t Forget: The “Devil Is in the Details!”

    You may be familiar with the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, but can you apply them to succeed in the case you are defending today? The tools for unlocking procedural and discovery secrets are found by mastering the amended federal rules. Register now for this thought-provoking presentation! Three top defense lawyers will provide advanced training on the discovery standard of “proportionality,” rewriting the plaintiff’s spoliation playbook with amended FRCP 37(e), and utilizing early discovery methods to dismiss parallel manufacturing claims when design claims are preempted.

  • WEBCAST Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Insurance 201: Navigating Thorny Issues

    With Consent Judgments and Settlement of Coverage Claims

    This webcast will address navigating issues with consent judgments and settlement of coverage claims. It will focus on the traps that can sometimes arise when coverage litigation reaches its final stages and settlement is imminent, as well as the dangers that can arise from consent judgments in certain jurisdictions. The presenters will address hypothetical situations and real world problems where consent judgments can create significant ethical and practice considerations for even the most experienced practitioner. The webcast will also provide issue spotting for problems that can arise in the context of the settlement of coverage litigation.

  • WEBCAST Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Bad Faith Updates!!

    Insurance 201: The Latest Developments In Bad Faith Litigation

    This webcast will examine the latest developments in bad faith litigation. The presentation will focus on strategies for combatting and avoiding bad faith claims during the claims handling process and spotting potential issues early in that process. Strategies for minimizing bad faith exposure will also be touched upon, in addition to how jurisdictional nuances can drastically change the potential for bad faith exposure.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, July 21, 2016

    Class Actions

    JW Marriott Washington, D.C. 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004

    Both corporate America and international businesses continue to be involved in high-stakes class action litigation, which has generated numerous developments in class action law. In fact, this term, the United States Supreme Court is expected to issue opinions addressing a number of significant class action issues. DRI’s Class Actions Seminar gives attendees the unique opportunity to hear prominent SCOTUS advocates discuss the Court’s recent class action jurisprudence. In addition, in-house counsel will share their insights regarding the class action trends facing their industry. Renowned class action practitioners also will discuss various aspects of defending a class action, from opposing class certification to eventually working towards a defense verdict at trial. If your practice in any way concerns class action cases, you will not want to miss this outstanding program.

  • WEBCAST Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Insurance 201: Effectively Navigating Allocation

    And Trigger Issues

    This webcast will focus on the myriad of issues coverage counsel must address when evaluating potential trigger of insurance coverage and allocation issues. The webcast will address the various theories behind “triggers” of coverage (manifestation, exposure, injury-in-fact, continuous) and allocation (pro rata, all sums), including a brief historical overview of the evolution of the various theories. The webcast will also address the effect that different kinds of insurance policies and differing language in similar policies can have on a trigger and allocation analysis.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, September 8, 2016

    Nursing Home/ALF Litigation

    Westin Kierland 6902 East Greenway Parkway Scottsdale, AZ 85254

    Join us in Scottsdale to recharge your aura and fuel your intellect under the sun and magical starry skies of the Arizona desert! The 2016 seminar pairs unprecedented networking events with cutting edge education within the vortex of fun and relaxation only available in the bucolic setting unique to Scottsdale. Come experience the fusion of industry with defense counsel as we delve into the most pressing issues challenging aging services providers and medical professionals. Prominent industry executives, counsel, and medical professionals join forces to educate our community on risk management and defense of these claims. DRI sets the standard in education, making this a must attend event for anyone in the industry.

  • SEMINAR Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Defending Drug and Medical Device Litigation Primer

    Chicago, IL

    DRI's Drug and Medical Device Litigation Primer has long been lauded by companies and outside counsel alike as the perfect training for junior defense lawyers. For only $200 for DRI members, $225 for nonmembers, attendees will learn in an informal classroom style from leading experts in the field. No other training is as comprehensive or cost-effective.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Data Management and Security

    Atlanta Marriott Marquis 265 Peachtree Center Avenue Atlanta, GA 30303

    In-house information technologists can no longer focus only on technology; they are required to participate in a company’s long-term, strategic planning. Technologists must understand cyber risks that are on the horizon five to ten years in the future, and be prepared to communicate these risks effectively to management and the board. Industry leaders from the technological and legal sectors will provide concrete examples and advice on how technologists can identify and integrate organizational goals into their operations. This seminar also will provide updates on emerging regulatory trends and litigation, including cross-border data transfer concerns, new case law, and recent regulatory changes. Additionally, attendees will learn about risks inherent in emerging technologies, and how to identify and address them effectively.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Managing Partners Conference

    Gleacher Center of the University of Chicago 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive Chicago, IL 60611

    DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar has been providing gold-standard legal education for over five decades and TheRemsenGroup is renowned for its annual managing partner conferences in Atlanta. We have joined together to present a conference geared exclusively to managing partners of the defense bar. Open only to DRI members, will have numerous features geared especially to managing partners: a keynote address by Tim Pratt of Boston Scientific, new data from a survey drawn exclusively from defense bar managing partners, and a panel of defense bar experts. Three breakout sessions with an open and vigorous exchange of ideas and best practices among managing partners. To insure a quality experience, attendance will be capped at 75 attendees and there will be additional networking opportunities at an opening reception and luncheon.

  • MEETING Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    2016 Annual Meeting

    Sheraton Boston Hotel and Hynes Convention Center 39 Dalton Street Boston, MA

    Join us for DRI's 2016 Annual Meeting October 19-23, at Sheraton Boston Hotel and Hynes Convention Center. We have planned a week of spectacular keynote speakers, cutting-edge CLE presentations, and plenty of networking events-- all just for you.

    Click here to watch the 2016 DRI Annual Meeting video.

    Those who attend will have the following opportunities:


      *Experience outstanding educational programming on a myriad of timely topics to include the ever-changing world and developing legal topics to stay ahead of the game.

      *Earn up to 12.5 hours of CLE credit including 2 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 your peers.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, November 10, 2016

    Asbestos Medicine

    Sheraton New Orleans New Orleans, LA

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, November 17, 2016

    Fire Science and Litigation

    FireSky Resort Scottsdale, AZ

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, December 8, 2016

    Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium

    Sheraton New York New York, NY

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, December 8, 2016

    Professional Liability

    Sheraton New York New York, NY

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.