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Upcoming DRI Seminars



  • SEMINAR Thursday, May 5, 2016

    Intellectual Property Litigation

    Hilton Nashville Downtown 121 Fourth Avenue South Nashville, TN 37201

    This seminar will provide IP practitioners and litigators with timely updates on critical areas of intellectual property law, including new developments in the patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret laws. Presentations from in-house counsel working in a variety of cutting-edge and traditional industries will offer unique perspectives on how economic realities drive litigation and IP enforcement decisions. This year’s program offers expanded networking and educational opportunities because the DRI Commercial Litigation Committee’s seminar will be held simultaneously at the same hotel. You are welcome to attend any session at either seminar, but your CLE credits will be offered via your IP Litigation Seminar registration.

    We are experiencing intermittent problems with registration payments. If you are experiencing difficulty registering for this seminar please contact a DRI Customer Service Representative at 312.795.1101.


  • SEMINAR Thursday, May 5, 2016

    Business Litigation

    Hilton Nashville Downtown 121 Fourth Avenue South Nashville, TN 37201

    The DRI Commercial Litigation Committee is excited to present this seminar—held for the first time in Nashville, Tennessee—which is sure to set a new standard for excellence. Combining the newest legal developments with best practices that will raise your business litigation game, this seminar will offer both the “steak” of meaty litigation topics with the “sizzle” of one of America’s most vibrant cities. Join our group of distinguished in-house counsel for leading corporations, prominent trial lawyers, and experienced experts, who will be sharing practical tips, strategic insights, fresh legal developments, and litigation skills that will prove useful immediately and for the long term. This year’s program again offers “two for the price of one.” Simultaneously at the same hotel, intellectual property litigation colleagues will be discussing issues at the forefront of IP litigation. And as added bonuses, a Young Lawyers Breakout and In-house Counsel Breakout Session are included.


  • SEMINAR Thursday, May 5, 2016

    Retail and Hospitality Litigation

    Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park 200 N. Columbus Drive Chicago, IL 60601

    DRI’s 2016 Retail and Hospitality Litigation Seminar is a cutting-edge seminar for defense attorneys, corporate counsel, risk managers, and claims professionals who focus on retail and hospitality. Join industry thought leaders, colleagues, and friends in one of America’s most vibrant cities for two days of engaging and candid presentations and discussions covering the spectrum of legal issues facing the retail and hospitality sectors. Not only will attendees experience a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity, the seminar provides excellent networking opportunities for all attendees.

    We are experiencing intermittent problems with registration payments. If you are experiencing difficulty registering for this seminar please contact a DRI Customer Service Representative at 312.795.1101.


  • SEMINAR Thursday, May 19, 2016

    Drug and Medical Device

    Chicago Marriott Downtown 540 North Michigan Chicago, IL 60611

    Attend the 2016 DRI Drug and Medical Device Seminar and hear presentations by over 10 in-house counsel, Honorable Richard A. Posner of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the deans of the drug and medical device defense bar. This seminar is the leading educational and networking opportunity for drug and medical device practitioners. Connect with clients and colleagues and hear cutting-edge presentations. We hope that you will join us in Chicago!

    We are experiencing intermittent problems with registration payments. If you are experiencing difficulty registering for this seminar please contact a DRI Customer Service Representative at 312.795.1101.


  • SEMINAR Friday, May 20, 2016

    Fidelity and Surety Roundtable

    The Gwen 521 N. Rush Chicago, IL 60611

    The Fidelity and Surety Roundtable will be held on May 20, 2016, in Chicago. In past years, lively groups 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. A majority of past attendees agree that our roundtable is the most informative and interactive surety program that they have ever attended. The 2016 roundtable will focus on current issues facing surety and fidelity claims counsel and claims professionals. For those who enjoy the camaraderie, the night before the roundtable, the attendees gather for a great networking dinner and planning is underway for one or more additional fun activities in Chicago.


  • SEMINAR Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    Women in the Law International

    The Law Firm of Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati Dr. Karl Luegerplatz 2, Bel Etage A-1010 Wien VIENNA AUSTRIA

    The Women in the Law International Seminar is a global educational and networking event for women, designed to enhance the legal skills and business acumen of practicing women lawyers. As the practice of law becomes more global every day, having a world-wide network is becoming even more important. This program provides concrete strengths development that will help women lawyers explore challenging areas such as self-promotion, leadership, work-life balance, as well as, resiliency. At the same time, this seminar will give practical skills to navigate an increasingly cross-cultural environment, in particular with respect to witness preparation. This seminar boasts distinguished speakers, including in-house lawyers from some of the most recognized companies in the world, experienced attorneys, and "thought leaders" on professional development and leadership issues that are unique to women lawyers.


  • SEMINAR Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    Construction Law

    Sheraton New Orleans 500 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130

    DRI's Construction Law Seminar is renowned as one of the foremost gatherings of construction industry professionals. This Seminar will provide a compelling discussion of anticipated legal and construction trends, including in the energy sector and regarding catastrophic loss generated by evolving geophysical processes. Join us as industry personnel and construction lawyers discuss current and future thinking and practices in construction, and offer valuable insights in the areas of construction law, risk management, and insurance coverage in construction matters. New Orleans will afford experiences with local dining and tourism attractions. Join us for networking at the World War II Museum, dine-arounds and city tours for great food and fun.

    We are experiencing intermittent problems with registration payments. If you are experiencing difficulty registering for this seminar please contact a DRI Customer Service Representative at 312.795.1101.


  • SEMINAR Thursday, June 2, 2016

    Cost Strategies in International Dispute Resolution

    Hilton Vienna Plaza Schottenring 11 A- 1010 VIENNA AUSTRIA

    Dispute Resolution International, the International committee of the DRI, is presenting a seminar focused on how international commercial litigation can be managed efficiently at the least cost to clients. At a time when all businesses are increasingly cost conscious, the ability to resolve complex disputes effectively for less money is the aim of most lawyers and the ability to achieve it gives competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive legal market. The seminar will look at different costs regimes and means of funding dispute resolution as well as different ways in which to manage the cost of dispute resolution and strategies that can be employed to leverage costs regimes to the client's advantage.

    We are experiencing intermittent problems with registration payments. If you are experiencing difficulty registering for this seminar please contact a DRI Customer Service Representative at 312.795.1101.


  • SEMINAR Thursday, June 9, 2016

    Diversity for Success

    Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel 200 North Columbus Drive Chicago, IL 60601

    The Diversity for Success Seminar will provide an in-depth look at corporate and national diversity and inclusion initiatives at the forefront of change. Watch real pitches from two different attorneys and listen to feedback from general counsel on how to interview as outside counsel. Friday’s Diversity Expo provides DRI member lawyers and their firms with an opportunity to interview with corporations that value diversity and have made a serious commitment to diversify their outside counsel. Please be sure to complete the separate Diversity Expo Law Firm Interview Application to participate in the Diversity Expo. You must be a DRI member to participate in the expo; please go to dri.org and submit a membership application if you are not already a member. Interviews are preselected and are not guaranteed. CLICK HERE for a list of corporations which have committed to interview at the Expo.


  • SEMINAR Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Young Lawyers

    Encore at Wynn Las Vegas 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109

    DRI’s Annual Young Lawyers Seminar is a unique program designed to help young lawyers enhance their skills and learn how to market those skills effectively to individuals inside and outside of the office. This year, young lawyers can earn up to 12 hours of CLE credit, learning practicable real-world lessons from veteran trial lawyers, hearing in-house counsel discuss their expectations of outside attorneys, and participating in deposition training breakout sessions. There are also structured and unstructured networking events to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to meet new people and reconnect with old friends.

    We are experiencing intermittent problems with registration payments. If you are experiencing difficulty registering for this seminar please contact a DRI Customer Service Representative at 312.795.1101.


  • SEMINAR Thursday, June 23, 2016

    Marijuana Law

    University of Colorado School of Law Wolf Law Building 2450 Kittredge Loop Dr Boulder, CO 80309

    Decades ago Bob Dylan chorused, “Everybody Must Get Stoned.” Forty years later, almost half the states in this country have laws to legalize medical marijuana. And generalized legalization of recreational use on the state level continues apace. In today’s ever changing legal landscape, is your practice ready to navigate the haze of complex cannabis regulation, law, and policy? Join us for DRI’s Marijuana Law: Developing Business, Regulation, Law, and Policy Seminar, as we guide you through legal considerations faced by businesses and insurers involved in the marijuana industry and employers dealing with the reality of medical recommendations and legalized use.


  • 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.


  • 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

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.


  • SEMINAR Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Data Management and Security

    Atlanta Marriott Marquis Atlanta, GA

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.


  • 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.