Emerging Issues In Food Industry Liabilities & Insurance Coverage
February 18, 2016 -- New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Ron Levine will be a speaker at Emerging Issues In Food Industry Liabilities & Insurance Coverage, a CLE program presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Ron will discuss the increasing number of class actions involving food labeling.
Advanced Copyright Law Annual Review 2016
March 23, 2016 -- Practicing Law Institute
Nancy Mertzel will be on the faculty of PLI’s upcoming “Advanced Copyright Law Annual Review 2016,” a live conference and webinar which will focus on the latest developments in copyright law.
4th Advanced Summit on Defending Food & Beverage Consumer Fraud Litigation
January 26, 2016 -- American Conference Institute
Ron Levine will be a speaker at American Conference Institute’s 4th Advanced Summit on Defending Food & Beverage Consumer Fraud Litigation, to be held on January 26, 2016 in San Francisco. Ron’s program, Settlement Best Practices — Strategies on When, Why, and How to Settle a Claim, will focus on strategies for effectively resolving consumer fraud class actions.
Corporate Counsel Symposium
December 2, 2015 -- New York City Bar Association
Irwin Kishner will be speaking on a panel entitled “Building Successful Relationships Between In-House and Outside Counsel” at the NYC Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Symposium. He and other panelists will discuss creating optimal working relationships with one another as well as best practices for budget management, meeting business expectations and assisting one another with the professional development of team members. For more information, please click here.
The 7th Annual NLS Food Quality Symposium
December 1 - 2, 2015 -- Next Level Summits
Ron Levine, co-chair of Herrick’s Litigation Department, was a presenter at The 7th Annual NLS Food Quality Symposium on December 2nd in San Antonio, TX. Ron’s program, “Lessons Learned from the Food Safety Battlefield,” focused on steps food and beverage companies should be taking before the storm hits - from government investigations to class actions.
E-Cigarettes: The Looming Legal and Scientific Storm
November 17, 2015 -- Perrin Conferences
Ron Levine, co-chair of Herrick’s Litigation Department, was a panelist on a Perrin’s live CLE webinar entitled “E-Cigarettes: The Looming Legal and Scientific Storm,” which examined the industry and explored the potential risks ahead for e-cigarette manufactures.
Compliance Workshop: Hot Topics in the Government and Self-Regulatory Arenas
November 10, 2015 -- Duff & Phelps
Arthur Jakoby and David Rosenfield presented at the Duff & Phelps 9th Annual Alternative Investments Conference in New York, which brings industry leaders together to discuss key issues currently faced by the alternative investment community. David and Arthur’s program focused on handling government investigations and internal investigations as well as dealing with insider trading.
Labeling Issues for Food Companies and the Five Stages of Grief
October 29, 2015 -- The International Microwave Power Institute
David Rosenfeld presented at the International Microwave Power Institute’s Fall 2015 Short Course in Pittsburgh, an event sponsored by The Kraft Heinz Company. David’s program, “Labeling Issues For Food Companies: The Five Stages of Grief,” explored best practices for avoiding lawsuits or government actions when designing a label and promoting a product.
Fall 2015 Short Course
October 27-29, 2015 -- International Microwave Power Institute
Ron Levine presented at International Microwave Power Institute’s Fall 2015 Short Course, an event sponsored by The Kraft Heinz Company. Ron’s program, “Labeling Best Practices for Food Companies: The Five Stages of Grief,” explored best practices for avoiding lawsuits or government actions when designing a label and promoting a product.
Reception Honoring the 182 Authors of Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, Fourth Edition
October 26, 2015 -- NYCLA and Thomson Reuters
Ron Levine, co-chair of Herrick's Litigation Department, was among the authors of the newly released Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, Fourth Edition honored by the New York County Lawyers' Association at a special kick-off event hosted by the organization. A joint venture of Thomson Reuters and the New York County Lawyers' Association, the treatise includes Ron's chapter on not-for-profit litigation.
AIPLA 2015 Annual Meeting
October 22 - 24, 2015 -- American Intellectual Property Law Association
Nancy Mertzel, chair of Herrick’s Intellectual Property practice, was a speaker at American Intellectual Property Law Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting, a premier gathering of intellectual property attorneys and affiliates from around the world. Nancy’s program, the Copyright Year in Review, was held during the conference’s plenary session on October 24th.
Fair Use: Current Developments Panel
October 6, 2015
This panel will engage in a lively discussion on the ever-changing fair use doctrine in filmmaking, television, and the fine arts. The panelists will address recent fair use cases, and specifically address the issue of defining "commercial use" in today's arts and entertainment industries. There will be a networking reception following the panel.
Harvard Law School Podcast on Food Law
Herrick partner Ronald J. Levine was interviewed for Harvard Law School's food law podcast series. In the podcast, Ron speaks about his work defending food and beverage companies in commercial and class action litigation, the current legal and regulatory landscape for advertising and labeling claims and regulation, and the paths a law student can take to focus their practice on this industry.
Product Liability Theories and Their Application to Contract and Warranty Based Remedies
March 11, 2015
Alan Kaplan presented a CLE seminar at Consolidated Edison’s headquarters in New York which focused on legal remedies for large scale end users of defective, or non-conforming equipment. The program, entitled “Product Liability Theories and Their Application to Contract and Warranty Based Remedies,” delves into questions corporations should consider when faced with widespread failure of purchased equipment, including whether to pursue damages through product liability type claims or UCC litigation, and how to structure contracts with suppliers to protect against extensive financial losses arising from the installation of defective equipment.
GMA Litigation Conference 2015
February 24, 2015
Ron Levine was a speaker at the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s annual Litigation Conference, a gathering for food, beverage, and consumer packaged goods industry legal professionals. Ron’s program, entitled “Can We Work Together - Or Not?,” addressed the joint defense privilege and the potential ethical, and practical concerns companies confront when they work together in defending similar claims.
Judge Milton Mollen’s 95th Birthday Celebration
February 24, 2015
Herrick hosted a 95th birthday celebration for Judge Milton Mollen, who in his seven decades as a city official, judge, lawyer and political advisor has had a profound impact on New York City. For more information, please contact Herrick’s Events Manager, Erin McGreevy at email@example.com.
Nuts & Bolts of Chancery Practice
July 16, 2014 -- Essex County Bar Association
Jaimee Katz Sussner was a speaker and moderator on a panel for a continuing legal education seminar entitled the “Nuts & Bolts of Chancery Practice,” sponsored by the Essex County Bar Association and presented at the New Jersey Superior Court Wilentz Justice Complex in Newark, NJ.
Current Trends & Issues in Business Litigation
June 12, 2014 -- New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Jaimee Katz Sussner was a speaker at The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Business Litigation Roundtable, “Current Trends & Issues in Business Litigation.” Jaimee’s program focused on commercial lending and mortgage foreclosure litigation. The roundtable was held on June 12, 2014 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ.
GMA Litigation Conference 2014
February 27, 2014
Ronald Levine was a speaker at The GMA Litigation Conference 2014, an event focused on legal issues in the food, beverage, and consumer product industries. Ron’s program examined frivolous litigation, unethical conduct of adversaries, and abuses of the system while also exploring the options companies have when they’re “mad as [heck], and not going to take it anymore,” including specific defense strategies to protect the company’s or client’s brand.
Judges' Pet Peeves 2013: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice
October 7, 2013
Scott Mollen was a panelist at the CLE webinar "Judges' Pet Peeves 2013: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice." The program was comprised of a prestigious panel that includes U.S. District Court and Supreme Court Judges, as well as top attorneys.
Food Labeling Class Actions: The Latest Damages Boon?
October 1, 2013
Ronald Levine spoke at this CLE live web seminar, which guided litigators in understanding the latest legal developments in class action claims over food and beverage labeling. The panel discussed predominance, preemption, standing and other strategic considerations in food labeling class actions.
Information Governance Summit for Retailers
September 10, 2013
Jennifer Smith Finnegan was a panelist at a program on information governance pertinent to the retail industry. Jenny discussed practical steps for records program addressing risks and costs associated with discovery. Jenny was joined by Robert Fowler from Jordan Lawrence, an ACC Alliance Partner and Brian Rossman, the Director of Operational Risk at J. Crew.
GMA Litigation Conference 2013
February 21, 2013
Ron Levine was a speaker at the GMA’s Food Litigation Conference on February 21, 2013. The GMA is a trade association of the food industry which represents the world’s largest branded food, beverage and consumer product companies. Ron spoke on valuing settlements. This program provided essential information which will be of assistance in valuing class action litigations. What is the “going rate” for settlements? What are the “packages” counsel have been putting together to reach settlement agreements with plaintiffs’ attorneys?
The Commandments of Ethical Settlement Negotiations for Lawyers
February 14, 2013
By all accounts, the majority of civil disputes settle. Thus, chances are that if a lawyer is a litigator, he or she will play the role of settlement negotiator at least once in his or her career. While the goal of settlement negotiation is clear -- arriving at the best possible outcome for the client -- the rules of the game are not as clear. Nonetheless, they are attorney’s obligation to know and follow.
When Law Enforcement Comes Knocking
October 23, 2012
David Rosenfield spoke on a webinar to hundreds of audit and compliance professionals on how to respond when approached by law enforcement officers, and on the consequences of lying to the government.
ABA White Collar Crime Committee Meeting
October 11, 2012
The White Collar Crime Committee of the ABA’s Business Law Section hosted Professor John C. Coffee Jr., the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Corporate Governance at Columbia Law School. Professor Coffee spoke at Herrick, Feinstein LLP. Professor Coffee is listed by the National Law Journal as one of "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States” and is a recognized authority on white collar crime and securities industry regulation.
Defending Public Corporations in High Stakes Criminal Trials
March 24, 2012 -- American Bar Association
David Rosenfield spoke on a panel at the ABA Business Law Section's 2012 Spring Meeting in Las Vegas concerning a federal criminal trial in which a public energy company was acquitted by a jury on charges of health and safety violations.
Mortgage Title Fraud Symposium
March 19, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted a Mortgage Title Fraud symposium bringing together prosecutors from local district attorney's offices, as well as senior officials from the county's largest title companies, including Fidelity, Chicago, First American, Old Republic and Stewart, in order to discuss the prosecution of mortgage fraud.
Early Case Preparation: How Defensible are Your Records & Litigation Hold Practices
March 1, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted Jordan Lawrence, an ACC Alliance Partner, for an educational roundtable breakfast titled: Early Case Preparation: How Defensible are Your Records & Litigation Hold Practices, will identify practical steps your company can take now to get your house in order and avoid an eDiscovery crisis.
National Food Claims and Litigation Conference
February 21, 2012 -- Grocery Manufacturers Association
Ron Levine spoke at the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s National Food Claims and Litigation Conference about "Defending Your Brand in the World of Twitter."
WEBINAR: Avoid E-Discovery with Early Case Resolution
November 10, 2011
The vast majority of cases (90% by some estimates) do not get tried. Corporations often incur unncecessary costs if they pass up reasonable settlement opportunities. By knowing your company's records and information and where specific sensitive elements exist, relevant documents can be produced quickly and effectively, and early case evaluation and resolution become a possibility.
Food Health Claim Litigation
September 21, 2011 -- Georgetown Law School
Ron Levine and Aviva Wein lectured on “Food Health Claim Litigation” to the students and fellows at the Georgetown Law School’s Global Health Institute.
Obstruction of Justice
August 5, 2011 -- American Bar Association
David Rosenfield spoke on a panel at the ABA's Annual Meeting in Toronto on federal charges of obstruction of justice filed against an in-house attorney in connection with a document production.
May 5, 2011 -- American Bar Association
David Rosenfield moderated a panel on voluntary disclosure by corporations at the ABA's "Third Annual National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel" in New York City. David was also on the Planning Committee for the Institute.
Emails: Think Twice, Click Once
December 2, 2010 -- Society for Professional Investigators
Ron Levine and Jennifer Finnegan gave a presentation entitled “Emails: Think Twice, Click Once” at the Society for Professional Investigators.
Protecting Your Institution Post-Galleon: Current Insider Trading Issues
September 21, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Our distinguished panel of experts and Herrick attorneys discussed the current challenges facing the financial industry, recent developments in the insider trading laws, and the steps attendees need to take to protect themselves and their institutions.
A Case Study: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
May 5, 2010 -- American Bar Association
David Rosenfield moderated a panel entitled "A Case Study: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" at the ABA's "Second Annual National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel" in Washington, D.C.
January 21, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and NHB Advisors
As the economy remains in the doldrums, the insolvency landscape is not getting any easier for lenders. Our panel of experts included an experienced lender, financial advisor and restructuring counsel who provided attendees with the tools to address the challenges attendees are likely to face in complex workouts and insolvency situations in the coming year.
The Financial Expert’s Role in the Litigation Process
December 17, 2009 -- AICPA Webinar
David King was a panelist in an AICPA webinar entitled “The Financial Expert’s Role in the Litigation Process” at which he reviewed best practices related to evaluating, accepting and performing litigation engagements, how to select financial experts, and methods and techniques that can provide value to the litigation process.
Your First Lien Is Breaking!
September 22, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Your borrower is in default, but at least you hold a perfected first priority lien in its assets. What could go wrong with that? Plenty. Four recent high–profile bankruptcy cases are gutting the integrity of secured lenders’ first lien positions. Herrick is directly involved in three of these cases. Our panel of experts presented an interactive Q&A on how debtors are chipping away at the sanctity of the first lien, and what you can do to protect yourself.
Recovering Cuba’s Looted Artworks
August 1, 2009 -- Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy
Mari-Claudia Jiménez participated on the panel "Recovering Cuba's Looted Artworks" at the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) conference entitled "Cuba in a World of Uncertainty."
Your First Lien Is Breaking!
June 24, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Your borrower is in default, but at least you hold a perfected first priority lien in its assets. What could go wrong with that? Plenty. Four recent high-profile bankruptcy cases are gutting the integrity of secured lenders' first lien positions and Herrick is directly involved in three of these cases. Our panel of experts presented an interactive Q&A on how debtors are chipping away at the sanctity of the first lien, and what you can do to protect yourself.
Life Settlement Awareness Month
June 11, 2009 -- Life Settlement Solutions, Inc.
Jule Rousseau was a panelist in a web-based educational program for professionals in the life settlement industry entitled "Investors Only – Part 1." The panel is one of a three-part series during Life Settlement Solutions, Inc.’s fourth annual Life Settlement Awareness Month (LSAM).
Federal Law Clerks Copyright Seminar
December 2008 -- NYC Bar Association's Copyright & Literary Property Committee
Barry Werbin spoke at a series of seminars on copyright law for federal law clerks, presented by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York's Committee on Copyright and Literary Property.
ANSI Legal Issues Forum
October 22, 2008 -- American National Standards Institute
Ronald Levine participated on a panel at the American National Standards Institute's Legal Issues Forum, which is part of ANSI World Standards Week, in Washington, DC.
Real Estate Litigation in New York
July 15, 2008 -- Lorman Education Services
Ray Hannigan moderated this panel on "how to navigate the minefields of real estate litigation"
In-House Attorney-Client Privilege
June 24, 2008 -- American Corporate Counsel Association
Ron Levine spoke at the American Corporate Counsel Association’s "Annual Ethics Program." He spoke on a panel entitled, “In-House Attorney-Client Privilege.”
Stolen Art Seminar
May 9, 2008 -- Union Internationale des Avocats
Howard Spiegler spoke on stolen art at a seminar sponsored by the Union Internationale des Avocats, the American Bar Association and the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados del Senorio de Vizcaya in Bilbao, Spain.
Surprise Government Interviews - A Case Study
April 16, 2008 -- Association of Corporate Counsel
David Rosenfield presented at the Annual Compliance Seminar of the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), New York City.
Mediation Settlement Day
October 18, 2007 -- FINRA Dispute Resolution
Judge Milton Mollen served as the honorary chair and the keynote speaker for the Mediation Settlement Day kick-off event.
Purchase and Sale of Bankruptcy Claims
April 13, 2007 -- Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference
Paul Rubin spoke for the New Jersey State Bar Association at the Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference about "Purchase and Sale of Bankruptcy Claims."
Mixed Use Development Leasing & Management
January 26, 2007 -- Premier National Summit on Mixed Use Development Leasing & Management
Mary Ellen Shuttleworth spoke at the Premier National Summit on Mixed Use Development Leasing & Management in New York.
Don’t Court Disaster
November 3, 2006 -- Excess Lines Association of New York
Jonathan Kline was a presenter for E&O Mock Trial “Don’t Court Disaster” on behalf of the Excess Lines Association of New York.
The Treasures of Culture -- Lost and Displaced
November 14, 2005 -- Moscow - International Conference
Lawrence Kaye spoke on his art law experience in a speech entitled “Litigating Cultural Property Claims in the United States and Europe: A U.S. Lawyer’s Perspective."