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 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 on Thursday, October 11, 2012. 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. The event took place from 6:15PM-8PM.
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 21-23, 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.
Insider Trading Landscape, Post Galleon (Compliance 11 Webinar)
May 19, 2011 -- Compliance 11
Steve Feldman and Irwin Latner spoke at a Compliance 11 Webinar on the implications of the recent conviction of Raj Rajaratnam and the potential new era of intensified scrutiny regarding Insider Trading investigations. Compliance 11 sells compliance programs to broker-dealers, investment advisors and hedge funds.
The Knock Knock That’s No Joke!
May 5, 2011 -- Marcum’s Breakfast Event
Rick Morris and Steve Feldman spoke at Marcum’s breakfast event entitled “The Knock Knock That’s No Joke!” The event focused on how to protect your hedge fund when law enforcement agents or the SEC pay you a visit.
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.
Anti-Money Laundering and Economic Crimes
December 13, 2010 -- Gotham Media
Steve Feldman spoke on a CLE panel entitled “Anti-Money Laundering and Economic Crimes” at the Gotham Media Security TECH Breakfast seminar.
Compliance 11 User Conference
December 2, 2010 -- Compliance 11
Steve Feldman spoke on protecting financial services companies from an employee’s violation of the securities laws to securities professionals at a Compliance 11 user conference. Compliance 11 sells compliance programs to broker-dealers, investment advisors and hedge funds.
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.
How False Statements Can Land You in Jail
October 6, 2010 -- Jamison Webinar
David Rosenfield and Steve Feldman spoke on a Jamison webinar for investment advisers entitled "How False Statements Can Land You in Jail."
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
July 30 - 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
October - 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 9-10, 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 2-3, 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."