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  • SEMINAR Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    The Ethical Pitfalls of Advising Friends and Family

    PART 2 OF THE ETHICS WEBINAR SERIES

    Every young 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.

    The webinar will broadcast at 1 p.m. CST.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Women in the Law International

    The Law Office of Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd Loewenstrasse 1 Zürich 8001 SWITZERLAND

    The Women in the Law International Seminar is the first internationally focused women’s educational and networking event for women, designed to enhance the legal skills and business acumen of women. 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 enable in-house lawyers and their outside counsel to partner for success. At the same time, this seminar provides business development coaching that aims to empower women lawyers to define their optimal career path with confidence and power. This seminar boasts distinguished faculty, including in-house lawyers from some of the most recognized companies in the world, experienced trial lawyers, and “thought leaders” on professional development and leadership issues that are unique to women lawyers.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, April 23, 2015

    Hot Topics in International Dispute Resolution

    Swissôtel Zürich Schulstrasse 44 Zürich 8050 SWITZERLAND

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

  • WEBCAST Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    Collecting Preserving & Authenticating Social Media Evidence

    Even though the social media effect is widely known, many trial lawyers continue to ignore the importance of social media outlets. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, CNN, and local news channels, among others, are rich sources of information on opposing parties, lawyers, and even judges. Today, most lawyers continue to miss the low hanging fruit that that social media provides. This presentation will educate defense lawyers on proper methods for collecting and preserving social media evidence. The presentation will also show how to navigate ethical pitfalls related to social media. Most important, participants will learn how to authenticate social media evidence to maximize its full potential during trial.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    Employment and Labor Law

    Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia 4949 East Lincoln Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85253

    DRI's annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar is the preeminent educational and networking event for management-side labor and employment attorneys, in-house counsel, human resources professionals, and EPLI representatives. Always intensely practical and accompanied by superior written materials, the seminar is 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 7, 2015

    Intellectual Property Litigation

    Loews Chicago Hotel 455 North Park Drive Chicago, IL 60611

    This seminar focuses on timely, need-to-know topics for every IP practitioner and litigator, such as proving and disputing damages in a patent case and how to use e-discovery effectively. Trade secrets will be examined, including how to establish, protect, and defend them capably. Attendees will also get an insider's view on the passage of the AIA, as well as an update on the latest IP-related holdings from the U.S. Supreme Court, including the Limelight, Alice, and Nautilus decisions, and their implications. For those who practice across the border or have cross-border clients, the recent changes in Canadian trademark law will be examined. Sure to educate IP practitioners at every level, our speakers include counsel of record in the Nautilus case, the former chief counsel on patents and trademarks for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on the Judiciary, and in-house counsel from The Travelers Companies and Eli Lilly, among others.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Retail and Hospitality Litigation and Claims Management

    Loews Chicago Hotel 455 North Park Drive Chicago, IL 60611

    DRI’s 2015 Retail and Hospitality Litigation and Claims Management Seminar is the “must-do” conference 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. Every professional should attend this seminar for the opportunity to network and a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity. This year’s program offers “two for the price of one.” The program offers the opportunity for both educational and networking crossover with the DRI Intellectual Property Litigation Seminar 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 Retail and Hospitality Litigation and Claims Management Seminar registration. You will be able to network with speakers and attendees from both seminars.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, May 14, 2015

    Drug and Medical Device

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

    This is a must-attend seminar featuring leaders of the defense bar, perspectives from in-house counsel, and judges. Networking opportunities are built into the program so that you can connect and re-connect with your clients and peers. Please join us in San Francisco!

    Join us on Wednesday from 4:00 - 5:00 to learn about the new Specialized Litigation Groups that the Drug and Medical Device Committee has formed. Meet and network with others in your specialty area.

    • - Defense of Government Actions
    • - Plaintiff's Regulatory Experts
    • - Complex Medicine/Experts
    • - Defense of Generic Manufacturers
    • - Class Actions and Multi-Party Litigation

  • WEBCAST Thursday, May 14, 2015

    Medicare Secondary Payer: Best Practices for Defense Counsel

    The popular MSP Best Practices Webcast is back! This 90-minute program is designed to provide a high level overview of the best practices for defense counsel dealing with cases involving Medicare Secondary Payer issues. We will cover the basic steps necessary to identify Medicare enrolled beneficiary claimants, ensure collection of needed data for Section 111 reporting and the negotiation and settlement of cases involving Medicare Enrolled Beneficiaries. A discussion of the Section 111 reporting requirements and reimbursement requirements, as well as sample discovery or release language will be included.

  • SEMINAR Friday, May 15, 2015

    Fidelity and Surety Roundtable

    Swissôtel 323 E. Upper Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL 60601

    The Fidelity and Surety Roundtable will be held on May 15, 2015, 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 2015 Roundtable will focus on current issues facing surety and fidelity claims counsel and claims professionals.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, June 4, 2015

    Beyond the Borders: Emerging Issues in Business Litigation

    Sheraton Centre Toronto 123 Queen Street W Toronto, ON M5H 2M9 CANADA

    Recognizing the impact and growth of the global marketplace on our clients and practices, DRI International and the DRI Commercial Litigation Committee proudly present this first-of-its-kind seminar bringing United States and Canadian lawyers and their clients together to discuss emerging trends and developments in business litigation. This seminar boasts a distinguished international faculty, including in-house counsel from multi-national corporations, prominent trial lawyers, experienced experts, consultants, and even a legal humorist. Whether you seek guidance as in-house counsel, strategic insights as outside counsel, development of litigation skills to improve your practice, or practical advice to grow your book of business, this program will meet your needs. Take your networking and business development goals to a whole new level with dynamic networking events and dine-arounds designed to ensure that everyone leaves the program with new contacts.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, June 4, 2015

    Hot Topics in Medical Device Preemption

    If you think you know everything about medical device preemption, think again! Medical device preemption differs significantly from drug preemption, because devices, unlike drugs, are subject to an express-preemption provision, 21 U.S.C. § 360k(a). Notwithstanding Lohr and Riegel, the two Supreme Court decisions interpreting § 360k(a), the scope of express preemption in the device world remains disputed terrain, with plaintiffs constantly generating new theories in an effort to avoid § 360k(a). Plus, don’t forget implied preemption, which can be applied in device cases, and recent drug cases, which can inform device cases as well. Register now to learn helpful practice tips.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, June 11, 2015

    Diversity For Success

    Hyatt Regency Chicago 151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601

    DRI’s Diversity Committee invites you to its tenth annual Diversity for Success Seminar. This year’s seminar will provide an assessment of where we have been as a legal profession, where we are now, and where we want to be as to the important issues of diversity and inclusion. The seminar will provide an in-depth look at the state of diversity and inclusion initiatives in the legal community. This year’s dynamic list of speakers will engage in spirited and educational dialogue regarding these issues. Learn about creative and effective strategies to help achieve desired diversity objectives while increasing lawyer productivity, law firm profitability, and client satisfaction.

    Friday’s Diversity Expo provides DRI members and their firms an opportunity to interview and network with corporations that value diversity and have made a serious commitment to diversify their outside counsel. For more information on the Expo, check the Registration tab.

  • SEMINAR Friday, June 12, 2015

    Defending Trucking Litigation: A Primer for Young Lawyers

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

    The DRI Trucking Law Committee is hosting a defense litigation primer designed for young lawyers or those new to the practice area. Attendees will learn in an informal table-discussion format and hear from some of the nation’s leading experts on the trucking industry, accident reconstruction, biomechanics, defense pleadings, trucking discovery, ethical considerations, and defending trials. No other program is as comprehensive or cost-effective. Registration—only $200 for DRI members and $225 for nonmembers—is limited for this one-day event.

  • WEBCAST Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Hacking and Health Plans: An Insider’s Guide

    With the advent of the Affordable Care Act and electronic health records, understanding the privacy and security requirements imposed by HIPAA/HITECH is essential, including state law preemption, application to law firms, data hacking, big data mining, software/security updates, and the effect on employer-sponsored wellness programs. Learn about the legal implications under ERISA, Title VII, ADA, GINA, ADEA, and ACA associated with health and lifestyle choices embedded in employer-sponsored wellness programs measuring smoking cessation, blood pressure, fitness (GPS) monitoring, and body mass index. Three distinguished panelists lead this far-ranging program and provide guidance for employers, lawyers, insurers, and employees.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability

    Loews Chicago 455 North Park Drive Chicago, IL 60611

    DRI’s Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar is the preeminent program for insurance executives, claims professionals, and outside counsel who specialize in bad faith insurance litigation. We have gathered some of the nation’s leading bad faith defense lawyers, each of whom has a long history of winning these difficult cases, as well as many of the in-house counsel who manage significant bad faith litigation all across the country. Our faculty will share their valuable insights on the strategies that have consistently been used to evaluate and win bad faith cases. Please join your fellow industry executives, litigation managers, and trial lawyers at this exceptional CLE and networking opportunity this June in Chicago.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Young Lawyers

    Omni Nashville Hotel 250 Fifth Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203

    DRI’s annual Young Lawyers Seminar is a unique program designed to help young lawyers enhance their skills and also learn how to market those skills effectively to individuals inside and outside of the office. This year, the seminar faculty will focus on topics to help young lawyers broaden their practices with not only practical programs on litigation skills and business development, but truly distinctive programs on emerging areas of legal study and perspectives on the legal profession. Through the Fast Pitch Program, you will get the in-house counsel perspective on what you can do to position yourself to obtain and keep their business.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Class Actions

    JW Marriott Washington, DC 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004

    Class action litigation looms large as a potential threat to corporate defendants around the world and has captured the attention of the public, the court system, and litigants alike. In this cutting-edge seminar, learn from experts about recent developments in the law, strategy, and the best practices for successfully defending class cases. Esteemed Supreme Court advocates, experienced in-house counsel, members of the judiciary, and master practitioners from around the globe will share their insights into every aspect of class action litigation—from removal to appeal and everything in between. Management of the class case outside of the courtroom will also be explored in sessions on financial incentives driving these cases, bellwether mediation, and optimizing media relations.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Construction Law

    Venetian Palazzo Hotel Las Vegas, NV

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, September 10, 2015

    Nursing Home/ALF Litigation

    Venetian Palazzo Hotel Las Vegas, NV

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • 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 theWashington Marriott Wardman Park.

    Detailed information is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    Data Breach and Privacy Law

    InterContinental Chicago, IL

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, November 5, 2015

    Asbestos Medicine

    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, November 12, 2015

    Strictly Automotive

    Sheraton Nashville Downtown Nashville, TN

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, December 3, 2015

    Insurance Coverage & Practice Symposium

    Marriott Marquis New York New York, NY

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, December 3, 2015

    Professional Liability

    Marriott Marquis New York New York, NY

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.