Chicago Live Event: Controlling Litigation Costs — Managing Your Legal Department for Success

blog_chicagoCatalyst is teaming up with Bloomberg Law’s Big Law Business to present a complimentary live event in Chicago later this month on how legal departments can successfully manage costs while staying compliant.

The Feb. 23 event features a keynote interview with Susan Lees, general counsel of Allstate Insurance, conducted by Gabe Friedman, editorial manager, Bloomberg BNA. Lees is known as an innovative GC who has effectively led her legal department in controlling costs and increasing risk management. She is expected to discuss how her department uses technology to lower costs while improving transparency and defensibility.

Following the keynote will be two panel discussions featuring both in-house and outside counsel discussing litigation management and technology.

In the first, Making Your Case: Litigation Management, leading in-house counsel of public and privately held companies and outside counsel will discuss where they believe legal departments face the most pressure and how to successfully transform the management of litigation.

Moderated by William D. Henderson, professor of law, Indiana Maurer School of Law, the panel will include:

During the second panel, The Technology Verdict: Finding Solutions, legal experts will speak about solutions to manage risk and control costs, specifically as in-house counsel incorporate advanced technologies into their workflows, budgets, and legal teams.

I will be moderating this panel, which will include:

  • David Cambria, Global Director of Operations – Law, Compliance and Government Relations, Archer Daniels Midland.
  • Leslie McKnew, Vice President of Litigation, Cisco.
  • David L. Stanton, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

A networking reception will follow the panels.

A limited number of seats are still available for the event, which runs from 3 to 5:30 p.m. CST at the University Club of Chicago, 76 E Monroe St. Up to two CLE credits are available to attendees.

For more information, visit the registration page.


About Bob Ambrogi

A lawyer and veteran legal journalist, Bob advises Catalyst on strategic communications and marketing matters. He is also a practicing lawyer in Massachusetts and is the former editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal, Lawyers USA and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. A fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, he also writes the blog LawSites.

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