Our Second Annual!
This program received great reviews last year! People value the relatively intimate size of the program, so they can interact with the faculty and other members of the audience. They especially value the number of in-house counsel who participate and the selection of hot topics we address. We don’t overpack the agenda, which allows the presenters to offer more than a cursory review


Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

7:30 | Registration & Breakfast

8:45 | Welcome

  • Tom Hagy, Managing Director, HB Litigation Conferences LLC
  • Paul Wojcicki, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltd.
  • Sean Byrne, Byrne Law
  • James Roof, The Claro Group

9:00 | Managing Data: Litigation Holds, Data Retention Policies & The Ubiquitous Microsoft 365 Exchange

  • A review of cautionary tales
  • Evolving technology, features, downsides
  • Competitive landscape
  • The expanding data types: beyond documents and email
  • Identifying and informing custodians
  • Monitoring and auditing compliance

10:00 | Responding to Government Investigations

  • Best practices your company and client should consider
  • Establishing a working dialogue with federal investigators and prosecutors
  • Navigating the risks associated with an investigation
  • Responding to document subpoenas and interview requests

11:00 | Break

11:15 | Emerging Insurance Losses and Claims

  • Cyber losses: claims being made and how courts are ruling
  • 1st and 3rd party losses
  • Environmental, toxic tort and product liability claims
  • Policyholder and insurer perspectives

12:15 | Lunch

1:30 | Value-Based Legal Billing Arrangements

  • The alternative fee landscape
  • Myths, legends and benefits
  • Defining the value of legal services
  • The various types of fees
  • Choosing what’s right for the client and the firm
  • Getting started

2:30 | Legal Ethics & Risks of Social Media

  • How social media is being used in the legal market
  • Potential pitfalls and best practices
  • Relevant ABA ethics rules
  • Preserving social media for discovery

3:30 | Break

3:45 | Employment Hot Topics Roundtable

  • Mandatory Arbitration: The impact of pending challenges and appeals
  • ERISA: The impact of this year’s Supreme Court ruling
  • Gender pay: Risks and best practices to stay compliant, avoid claims
  • Salary History: How employers can address this evolving restriction
  • Overtime: Lessons learned from recent matters and being proactive

4:45 | Adjourn