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  • WEBCAST Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Hot Topics: Avoiding Sanctions - Litigation Holds and E-Disc

    You may think you know the basic framework for e-discovery and discovery sanctions, but think again! Alarm bells are ringing following three decisions on e-discovery and discovery sanctions in cases involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and they could have a significant effect on you and your clients. In this webcast, top e-discovery lawyers will explain and provide practical advice regarding litigation holds, evidence preservation, and document production based on the recent rulings In Re Pradaxa MDL, Actos Bladder Cancer MDL, and Ethicon Vaginal Mesh MDL. Do not get left behind. Register today for this informative and practical webcast.

  • WEBCAST Friday, April 25, 2014

    Revamping the FRCP

    Proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are on the horizon and will affect many significant aspects of federal discovery practice. The proposals will create a uniform national standard for preservation of electronically stored information, a major concern for a multitude of industries that DRI’s members represent. The changes would also reduce the number of presumptively permissible oral depositions and certain types of written discovery. Finally, the rules as proposed are intended to encourage discovery proportional to the needs of the case, as well as foster more active judicial case management. This presentation will navigate the proposed changes to the FRCP, and prepare you for the upcoming changes to federal discovery.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Claims

    Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers 301 East North Water Street Chicago, IL 60611

    DRI’S Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Seminar will offer unparalleled education and extensive networking opportunities for in-house and outside counsel over three days in the vibrant city of Chicago. Experienced faculty will provide insights on trends and developments in the life, health, and disability arena, along with practical guidance. This year’s program adds new features, including a health-focused breakout track, in addition to the traditional ERISA and non-ERISA breakouts on Wednesday afternoon. The program also will include two hours of ethics programming. Networking opportunities include receptions, dine-arounds, and a diversity luncheon. Register now to join your colleagues in Chicago at the premier industry event for both in-house and outside counsel whose practices include life, health, disability, and ERISA.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    Employment and Labor Law

    Montelucia Resort 4949 East Lincoln Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85253

    DRI's 37th annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar is the definitive educational and networking event for management-side labor and employment attorneys, in-house counsel, human resources professionals, and employment practices liability insurance carrier representatives. Always intensely practical, and accompanied by superior written materials, the Employment and Labor Law Seminar has become a "must-attend" for experienced practitioners, as well as those who are just getting started in labor and employment law. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from some of the best practitioners and professionals in the labor and employment arena.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, May 8, 2014

    Intellectual Property

    The Westin Washington DC City Center 1400 M Street NW Washington, DC 20005

    Protect, Defend, Prevail. DRI's Intellectual Property Litigation Seminar tackles legal issues at the forefront of the IP litigator's mind today. From traditional areas-patents, copyrights, and trademarks-to emerging areas-digital information security and data breaches-the program focuses on such timely topics as inter partes review under the America Invents Act, the changing legal landscape of joint patent infringement, patent and copyright trolls in the ITC and beyond, gray market goods in today's courts, rights of publicity and the First Amendment, and the future of copyright damages under the Copyright Principles Project. Our speakers include the Honorable Pauline Newman from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in-house counsel from Dow Chemical, Oracle, and Nantero Inc., and prominent trial and appellate attorneys from across the country.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, May 8, 2014

    Business Litigation

    The Westin Washington DC City Center 1400 M Street NW Washington, DC 20005

    The business litigation climate continues to change rapidly, making it critical for clients and the attorneys representing them to stay abreast of the new developments and navigate these changes skillfully so they can get back to business. DRI’s 2014 Business Litigation Seminar will provide just that—up-to-the-moment information on new agencies, decisions, regulations, and practices—in a collegial environment brimming with networking opportunities.

  • MEETING Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    Drug and Medical Device Steering Committee Meeting

    Washington, DC

    The Drug and Medical Device Steering Committee meeting will be held on May 14, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Washington Renaissance, Washington, DC in conjunction with the Drug and Medical Device seminar. Please RSVP your attendance here. Further details will be provided as they become available. If login assistance is needed dial 312.795.1101.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, May 15, 2014

    Drug and Medical Device

    Washington Rennaissance DC 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, DC 20001

    DRI’s 30th annual Drug and Medical Device Seminar is the preeminent program for in-house and outside counsel who represent pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. We are pleased to feature a number of nationally recognized judges, attorneys (in-house and outside counsel), and other professionals who will address cutting-edge topics that are relevant to all who practice in this area. This year’s program will offer a variety of presentations, including a panel discussion about warning in a digital age, a trial skills demonstration, a panel discussion with a state and a federal judge on coordinating parallel proceedings, and litigation insights from leading defenders of drug and device cases. In addition to the outstanding program, there will be numerous networking opportunities, including our annual Young Lawyers Blockbuster, an exclusive in-house counsel breakout, a diversity luncheon, and a service project.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, May 15, 2014

    Retail and Hospitality Litigation and Claims Management

    Westin River North 320 North Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60654

    Once again, with the guidance of industry leaders in both retail and hospitality, as well as experienced outside counsel, DRI has created a seminar that will address cutting-edge concerns facing both industries. An excellent faculty has been assembled with representatives from all facets of the litigation world. This interactive program, which includes specialized breakout sessions, will not only focus on recent litigation trends from employment, ADA, intellectual property, and current litigation trends affecting the retail and hospitality industries, but will also provide insight from general counsel and discuss law practice management issues.

  • SEMINAR Friday, May 16, 2014

    Fidelity and Surety Roundtable

    Conrad Chicago 521 North Rush Street Chicago, IL 60611

    The Fidelity and Surety Roundtable will be held on May 16, 2014 in Chicago. In past years, a lively group in excess of 50 attendees, including many surety company representatives, have attended the program. Due to its limited size, the Roundtable provides a forum for a lively and informative discussion on various aspects of surety and fidelity bonds. The night before the Roundtable, the attendees gather for a great networking dinner. A majority of past attendees agree that our Roundtable is the most informative and interactive surety program that they have ever attended. The 2014 Roundtable will focus on current issues facing surety and fidelity claims counsel and claims professionals. Topics will include the Surety’s options when faced with a default; defeating the “innocent spouse” defense to an indemnity action; the issue of employer-outsourcing on fidelity claims; and the impact of recent U.S. Supreme Court and other reported decisions on recovery and judgment enforcement efforts.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, May 22, 2014

    Hot Topics in International Dispute Resolution

    Amsterdam Marriott Hotel Stadhouderskade 12 Amsterdam 1054 ES NETHERLANDS

    DRI International is proud to present its sixth annual international seminar, Hot Topics in International Dispute Resolution, 22-23 May in Amsterdam, Netherlands, which is specially is specially designed to discuss hot topics and developments in international dispute resolution arising out of cross border business activities. DRI International provides a unique forum to meet, discuss, share ideas, and network with fellow litigators and litigation focused in-house counsel from around the globe on international issues.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, June 12, 2014

    Diversity For Success

    Swissotel Chicago 323 East Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601

    DRI’s ninth annual Diversity for Success Seminar and Diversity Expo will provide an in-depth look at diversity and inclusion initiatives in both the law firm and corporate legal environments. Panelists will engage attendees with spirited dialogue regarding strides that have been made, the challenges to creating a more inclusive profession, and opportunities for individual and organizational growth. Hear creative strategies to help achieve desired diversity objectives while increasing lawyer productivity, law firm profitability, and client satisfaction. Friday’s Diversity Expo is an excellent opportunity for DRI member lawyers and their respective firms to interview with corporations and insurance companies that value diversity and have made a serious commitment to diversify their outside counsel list.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, June 19, 2014

    Trucking Law

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

    DRI’s seventh Trucking Law Seminar is designed to educate trucking industry professionals on the ever evolving issues facing the trucking industry. The program will provide practical lessons for handling trucking accidents, including how to deal with and rehabilitate the “disaster driver,” how to obtain and use video footage from cameras that seem to watch our every move, and methods to combat new strategies from the plaintiffs’ bar. Our unique format will incorporate a breakout session, allowing those new to trucking to learn skills that will enhance their handling of trucking claims and permit others to learn the art of mediation from national experts. Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will kick off the program with a keynote presentation on the current state of transportation in the United States and abroad.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Young Lawyers

    Westin Denver Downtown 1672 Lawrence Street Denver, CO 80202

    DRI’s annual Young Lawyers Seminar is a program designed to help young lawyers enhance and market their skills. This year, get the best of both worlds with a faculty that includes veteran trial lawyers who will demonstrate how to conduct five different phases of trial and also learn from your peers and a marketing professional about building your practice. In addition, you will get the in-house counsel perspective on what you can do to position yourself to obtain and keep their business.

    If you are unable to travel to Denver, register for live stream and attend the Young Lawyers Seminar as a virtual event and potentially earn CLE credit without leaving your desk.

    New this year! All individuals who elect to register for the Live Stream programming are required to pay the advertised registration fee ($595) regardless of membership type or status. Register for Live Stream

  • WEBCAST Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Insurance 101: The Duty to Defend

    This webcast will provide an overview of the duty to defend, discussing what the duty to defend is (in contrast to the duty to indemnify), when the duty to defend is triggered, and what issues arise from a carrier’s breach of the duty to defend. This webcast will also discuss issues surrounding the duty to defend under a reservation of rights, including issues arising from the use of independent counsel.

  • WEBCAST Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Insurance 101: What You Always Wanted to Know About Policies

    This webcast will provide an overview of the different types of insurance policies available to individuals and commercial entities. It will also address “how to read” a policy, common policy provisions, how to differentiate between tort and coverage issues, how to approach and unravel coverage questions, and rules of interpretation and construction.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Appellate Advocacy

    Westin Chicago River North 320 North Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60654

    DRI’s 11th Appellate Advocacy Seminar promises to deliver the strong programming and informative content that its attendees have come to expect. The seminar will feature a moot argument by skilled practitioners before experienced jurists, who will critique the presentations and offer rare “behind the scenes” insights into what makes for effective oral advocacy from a judge’s perspective. The programming will also feature speakers on an array of topics, including not only effective and compelling appellate advocacy, but also in-house perspectives and building an appellate practice.

    But this year’s program will also feature a first—a partnering with the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE) and an overlap with its annual symposium, which is attended by over 100 sitting state court appellate judges.

  • WEBCAST Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Insurance 101: Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation

    This webcast will provide an overview of the litigation of insurance coverage and bad faith lawsuits. It will address the nature of claims typically asserted, the parties, venue, jurisdiction, motion practice, and overall strategic considerations that typically come into play.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Class Actions

    Washington Marriott Marquis 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001

    Class actions and aggregate litigation continue to have a significant effect on corporate America, and the issues they present remain at the fore of the United States Supreme Court’s docket. The Court is expected to issue decisions in several noteworthy cases this term and has been grappling with a number of other significant class action issues. DRI’s national Class Actions Seminar will again bring together counsel for the defendants involved in the major Supreme Court cases, while renowned practitioners and legal scholars will discuss other cutting-edge issues affecting class action law, with practical advice on defending these cases. In addition, respected in-house counsel will share their perspectives on the defense and settlement of class actions in the real world. If your practice includes complex litigation, mass torts, or class actions, you will not want to miss this outstanding program.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance

    Washington Marriott Marquis 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001

    DRI is excited to offer its second annual Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance Seminar, which will be held at the new Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. The seminar will cover an array of government enforcement issues, offering both practical guidance and legal updates for those operating—or representing clients—in an increasingly difficult regulatory environment. Presentations by industry experts, in-house and outside counsel, and high-ranking government officials will provide timely insights into the enforcement issues facing businesses and their executives.

    This year’s program sports a new structure—essentially two seminars for the price of one. At the same time and place, DRI’s Class Actions Seminar is taking place. You are welcome to attend any session of either seminar, but your CLE credits will be offered via your Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance Seminar registration.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Construction Law

    Hard Rock Hotel 207 Fifth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Data Breach and Privacy Law

    Conrad Hotel 521 N Rush St Chicago, IL 60611

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Nursing Home/ALF Litigation

    Swissotel 323 East Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • MEETING Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    2014 Annual Meeting

    San Francisco Marriott Marquis 780 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103

    San Francisco occupies just 48 hilly square miles at the tip of a slender peninsula, almost perfectly centered along the California coast. San Francisco is arguably the most beautiful, and certainly the most liberal city, in the US. San Francisco remains true to itself - a funky, individualistic, surprisingly small city. It's a compact and approachable place. Downtown streets rise on impossible gradients to reveal stunning views of the city, the San Francisco Bay and beyond.

    We look forward to welcoming you to San Francisco for the 19th DRI Annual Meeting and the opportunity to experience a city with cosmopolitan flair, spectacular scenery and cultural diversity, as well as stellar education and plentiful networking events!

  • SEMINAR Thursday, November 6, 2014

    Asbestos Medicine

    San Francisco Hilton 333 O'Farrell Street San Francisco, CA 94102

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, November 6, 2014

    Fire Science and Litigation

    FireSky Resort and Spa 4925 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, November 13, 2014

    Complex Medicine

    Westin San Diego 400 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, December 4, 2014

    Insurance Coverage & Practice

    New York Marriott Marquis New York, NY

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, December 4, 2014

    Professional Liability

    New York Marriott Marquis New York, NY

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.