Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
DRI’s Women in the Law Committee proudly presents this premier educational and networking event designed to bring together women attorneys within corporate legal departments or law firms to connect and grow. We gather distinguished faculty from around the country, including in-house lawyers from some of the most recognized companies in America, experienced and successful trial lawyers, and nationally prominent business and professional coaches. Our superior programming provides concrete tools, real-world data, and experienced-based advice to invigorate our practice, increase our connections, and rise together in our professions and in our communities.
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel
San Antonio, TX
Join us for the 32nd Annual Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar as we return to the Lone Star State and visit San Antonio. The seminar program is packed full of presentations on timely topics in many different areas affecting government entities, including school shootings, technology in law enforcement departments, discovery, and trial. Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professor Karen Blum are returning with their always insightful presentations on Supreme Court decisions and qualified immunity. Our popular substantive law committee breakout presentations will return this year along with additional breakout sessions on topics that governmental entities commonly face. Finally, look for networking and community service events to attend both during and right after the seminar.
Welcome to Austin, the preeminent city for music, food, and fun. To take advantage of the unique location, we tailored this year’s conference to have the most networking events ever at a DRI Product Liability Conference. Check out all the events on the next page! Also, the main stage and SLG presentations are chock-full of dynamic speakers, concentrating on all aspects of defending the product manufacturer, from voir dire to closing arguments, with legal writing and depositions in between—and even a musical production! You do not want to miss it! For the first time ever, conference registration includes a free Product Liability Case Law Update Webinar, presented by the Young Lawyers SLG of the DRI Product Liability Committee.
DRI is back in the Big Easy with the latest in environmental and toxic tort law to take your practice to the next level. Come to New Orleans to polish your skills with the best lawyers, judges, and experts from across the country. This is the premier gathering for the defense bar, focusing on litigation tactics, science, and regulatory updates, presented in one of America’s most enjoyable and hospitable cities.
Join your colleagues in historic Nashville for the 2019 DRI Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar. The annual two-day seminar has something for everyone, with comprehensive instruction by leading attorneys, physicians, and in-house counsel on the hottest topics. Networking events include a Women in the Law luncheon, a Young Lawyers-sponsored gathering in downtown Nashville, a DRI for Life-sponsored run/walk, and a community service project with Operation Gratitude, mailing care packages to overseas military service men and women. Arrive early and participate in the first-ever, in-depth, and interactive session with both the DRI Litigation Skills and Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committees on cross-examination of a life care planner. Register now to ensure your place at this cutting-edge seminar.
The evolution of legal practice over the past several decades has been shaped by technological innovation. Technology simultaneously provides a medium through which we can educate juries on complex matters and provides lawyers with the tools that they need to make better decisions leading up to and during trial. That is not to say that technology dominates the courtroom. Come learn how you can blend proven trial tactics and technology through presentations and demonstrations on effectively navigating the complex damages case, including mock oral arguments and hard-hitting technology-focused presentations from experts and consultants. Join us at the new Park MGM Las Vegas Hotel this March for practice-enhancing education and networking.
DRI’s Life, Health, Disability, and ERISA Seminar is the annual must-attend event for anyone whose practice touches any of these areas. It offers 23 substantive presentations, in which leading practitioners will provide insights into trends and developments in the law, as well as practical tips you will not want to miss. All of your favorite networking opportunities are back, including the Women’s Networking Dinner, dine-arounds, a post-dinner reception hosted by the Young Lawyers Subcommittee, multiple DRI for Life events and new this year, an onisite community service project.
Get ready for an insurance coverage extravaganza! Chicago has always been known for its pizza, museums, jazz, and architecture. But after the 2019 DRI Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute, you can add elite continuing education and networking events to the list! Delve into the most pertinent claims topics facing the insurance practitioner today, and rub elbows with peers from across North America who are looking to meet you. Sign up now to experience all of this and more in the Second City.
The construction industry is rapidly being confronted by unprecedented changes—shortages of skilled workers, new technologies, and economic pressures caused by recent geopolitical events are all forcing stakeholders to adapt rapidly to the changing climate. Those who cannot adapt to these changes risk falling behind, or becoming obsolete. All attendees—construction professionals, attorneys, and insurance professionals alike—will benefit from the educational and networking opportunities presented at this year’s seminar.
Over two days, you will hear experts in their fields discuss trial tactics, settlement strategies, legal updates, and business trends. Highlights include technology and data privacy topics, in-house perspectives from the biggest hospitality and retail companies, and special breakout sessions for corporate counsel, young lawyers, and workers’ compensation practitioners. In addition to top-notch CLE and networking, endless entertainment, beautiful weather, and family fun make Orlando one of the top travel destinations in the world. Discounted tickets to the parks may be available to purchase in advance for attendees, families, and friends. Please email RSVP@BakerDonelson.com no later than April 5, 2019, for details or to be included in the group purchase. We hope to see you in Orlando!
DRI’s 42nd 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, this seminar is a must-attend for experienced practitioners, as well as for 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.
This year, we take a look at a variety of issues relevant to IP litigators—ranging from building a strong case for attorneys’ fees to IP issues from an in-house perspective. We will explore emerging issues in patent, copyright, and trademark law, focusing on industries such as video gaming, and provide practical, cutting-edge strategies for issues that IP litigators face every day, such as consumer surveys. We will join in a plenary session with the DRI Commercial Litigation Committee, where we will learn insights from Alberto Gonzalez, former U.S. Attorney General and White House Counsel to President George W. Bush; explore the pros and cons of arbitration; and hear the perspective of a retired judge on the changing landscape of truth in the United States. Our young lawyers also have the opportunity to join the Young Lawyers Breakout on Wednesday afternoon. Expect fun networking events with your IP litigation colleagues from around the country, as well as joint events with the DRI Com
Top in-house counsel, judges, and attorneys from across the country will meet in Austin, Texas—the Live Music Capital—for this one-of-a-kind seminar. Along with stimulating lectures, this seminar offers marvelous opportunities to network with preeminent attorneys and in-house counsel and experience what makes Austin one of the top cities in which to live. Moreover, the seminar has focused breakouts in the areas of class actions, cybersecurity/data breach, and government enforcement. In addition, DRI’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee is hosting its seminar at the same time in adjacent rooms, and attendees are free to attend presentations in either seminar. Register now for this “can’t miss” event for any business litigator.
Thirty-three states have legalized medicinal cannabis and 10 states have legalized the recreational use of cannabis. However, the combination of the Controlled Substance Act (Schedule One), the resignation of Jeff Sessions, and ongoing regulatory uncertainty presents a barrier to full realization of the potential of this $50 billion-plus business. This quickly developing sector affects virtually every area of the law and provides opportunities to those with the knowledge base to guide clients and companies deftly through a shifting regulatory and legal landscape. DRI’s Cannabis Law Seminar provides you with subject matter experts who will share with you the knowledge and strategies needed by professionals, businesses, and insurers to traverse the complex pitfalls and prospects of cannabis legalization successfully.
Please join us in our nation’s beautiful capital for the 2019 Drug and Medical Device Seminar. This seminar will provide more opportunities than ever to network with in-house counsel, leading pharmaceutical and medical device lawyers, and friends old and new. You will also hear an FDA insider’s views regarding issues facing the industry and top appellate attorneys’ thoughts regarding recent and relevant decisions affecting how we defend our clients. These and other top-notch programs make this seminar the “go-to” event year after year for practitioners in the pharmaceutical and medical device defense arena. Register today!