1) Lessons From 'The Office': Employment Law Update: Avoid becoming the next Dunder Mifflin as trial lawyer Nikki Nesbitt reviews employment case law developments and litigation trends.
2) An In-House Lawyer's Professional Duties Vs. Rights as an Employee: Balancing an in-house lawyer’s employment rights and duties with his/her ethical and fiduciary obligations of confidentiality. Trial Lawyer Joe Ortego discusses decisions in this growing minefield of problems for in-house counsel and their corporate clients.
3) Arbitration: Great Expectations, Unfulfilled Promises: Trial lawyer John Worden examines the concessions that corporate litigants make in selecting arbitration over jury trials, including the virtual absence of appellate rights, no opportunities for dispositive motions, routine flaunting of evidentiary rules, and other downsides that increasingly counsel against mandatory arbitration.
4) Demolishing Expert Witnesses and Expert Witness Malpractice: Since Daubert, expert witness work is not a free ride. Learn techniques built on decades of experience destroying opposing experts and delivering friendly experts unscathed after cross-examination.
Keys to Litigation Management Success - Part 1
- Nikki Nesbitt is a partner with Goodell DeVries practicing employment law, commercial litigation, civil rights defense, professional liability defense, and general insurance defense. She is a member of the executive board of the Maryland Defense Counsel and serves as co-chair of its Young Lawyers Committee.
- Joe Ortega is a partner at Nixon Peabody. He has approximately 30 years of litigation and business experience and has tried over 100 cases to verdict for major privately held and public corporations ranging from financial institutions to chemical companies.
- John Worden is a partner at Schiff Harden John is a trial lawyer. He has tried dozens of cases of all kinds across the United States, for plaintiffs and defendants, with a particular focus on complex corporate matters, insurance coverage, real estate/construction, securities and insolvency/bankruptcy litigation.
- Marshall Grossman is a partner at Bingham. He has a distinguished career of prosecuting and defending major commercial litigation, and has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors.