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  • WEBCAST Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    Medicare Secondary Payer - Parts C and D

    MSP Reporting and Reimbursement for Medicare Part A and Part B are well understood and we know what to do. But, what are we doing to make sure that Reimbursement for Medicare Part C and Part D is being adequately addressed? This webcast will help you appreciate the current understanding of the legal rights of Medicare Part C and Part D plans and what you need to do to protect your company’s or your client’s interest when it comes to these plans.

  • WEBCAST Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    Senior Investors: New Rules and Litigation Trends

    This briefing will provide a roadmap of common plaintiffs’ arguments and defendants’ rebuttal arguments in actions filed by or on behalf of elder investors. The panelists will discuss recent rules and notices published by the regulators on senior investors, the standards of proof for financial elder abuse that arise in these cases in major jurisdictions (NY, CA, FL, and TX), and the potential civil and criminal penalties that may be imposed. The panelists will also review recent case law on the subject.

  • WEBCAST Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    The Millennial Effect: How Millennials Are Impacting

    By 2025, millennials will make up 75 percent of the workforce. Employers are faced with the shift from a “boomer” work culture to one based upon the different expectations, work styles, and needs of millennial workers. Millennials are also affecting related employment claims, including the substance, frequency, and resolution (including amount of settlement) of cases, and ultimately how they are tried. This program will discuss the distinct millennial characteristics that are changing the workplace, and identify how those distinctions are revealing themselves in claims handling and employment litigation.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, January 25, 2018

    Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability

    Hilton New Orleans Riverside 2 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70130 UNITED STATES

    Join us for the 31st annual DRI Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar as we return to one of our most popular host cities—New Orleans. The seminar program is packed full of presentations on timely topics in many different areas affecting government entities, covering prelitigation, discovery, settlement, trial, and appeal. Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professor Karen Blum are returning with their always-insightful presentations on Supreme Court decisions and qualified immunity. Also during this seminar, we will inaugurate our substantive law committees with a breakout presentation from each one. Finally, look for some new networking events to attend both during and right after the seminar.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    Women in the Law

    Nobu Eden Roc Resort 4525 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33140 UNITED STATES

    The DRI Women in the Law Seminar brings together national leaders in corporations, firms, the judiciary, and business to provide practical tips for handling legal and career-development issues. Our faculty includes top-rated outside counsel, in-house lawyers from the most recognized companies in the world, distinguished judges, and innovators in business. A wide range of topics will be discussed, from attaining leadership roles and building negotiating skills to developing a case storyline and understanding the next U.S. Supreme Court term. Our uniquely designed program not only provides top-notch CLE, it also invigorates attendees through innovative networking opportunities and skills to direct their success.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    Product Liability

    Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina 333 West Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101 UNITED STATES

    DRI’s 2018 Product Liability Conference in America’s Finest City—San Diego! <hr> This year’s conference will delve into a variety of pressing issues faced by clients and outside counsel in the regulatory, negotiation, and litigation environment. This year’s program includes presentations by six in-house counsel, the acting chair of the CPSC, a constitutional law professor, and numerous experienced counsel and industry experts. Offering up to 14.75 hours of CLE credit, this program will provide concrete practice pointers that you can use in your law practice to minimize liability before and during litigation.<hr> NEW FORMAT THIS YEAR! SLG programs will start on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. with the seminar concluding on Friday at 12:45 p.m. See the brochure for more details.<hr> <b>Don't miss the opportunity to attend DRI's “offsite” networking event aboard the USS Midway Museum—one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers.</b><hr>

  • WEBCAST Thursday, February 15, 2018

    Avoiding Claims of Negligent Hiring

    When a hospital (or other healthcare facility) employee is accused of a criminal act, be it sexual assault or physical abuse, plaintiffs’ attorneys will almost always attempt to formulate a theory of liability against the hospital to name the deep pocketed employer as a defendant. This webinar will discuss the common scenarios that occur in a hospital that can give rise to such claims. It will also discuss steps that hospitals can take to avoid being vulnerable to such claims, how to investigate the claims, and how to challenge the claims legally.

  • WEBCAST Thursday, February 22, 2018

    #CleanUpTheMess: The Implications of Marijuana Legalization

    Mark Pew will provide an informative and interesting discussion on the implications of marijuana legalization and opioid use to the workplace and the workers’ compensation system. Fortyone states have some form of legalized medical cannabis. Reimbursement of marijuana by the workers’ compensation system has occurred in at least seven states, whether by court mandate or voluntarily. New Mexico even has it on its fee schedule. While marijuana may not be as benign as some advocates say, the argument that it is less dangerous than opioids—a treatment often enabled by workers’ compensation—has caused many around the country to reconsider their opinion. If workers’ compensation payers are not dealing with cannabis claims yet, they likely will be soon. This presentation will help explain the situation and implications.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Medical Liability and Health Care Law

    Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego 1 Market Place San Diego, CA 92101 UNITED STATES

    Join your colleagues in beautiful San Diego for the 2018 DRI Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar. The seminar continues to offer comprehensive instruction for defense attorneys, risk management personnel, claims adjusters, and in-house counsel alike. The two-day program includes instruction by leading industry experts in the fields of law, medicine, and insurance. This year’s seminar offers opportunities to learn about cutting-edge medical topics and litigation strategies in the defense of medical liability claims. Networking events include an evening boat cruise on the San Diego Bay, a Women in the Law luncheon, a Young Lawyers-sponsored networking gathering in popular downtown San Diego, and a DRI for Life-sponsored run/walk. Register now to ensure your place at this cutting-edge seminar.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Toxic Torts and Environmental Law

    Sheraton Grand Nashville 623 Union Street Nashville, TN 37219

    Come to Music City to tune your environmental and toxic tort practice with the best lawyers, judges, and experts on the stage. This conference brings you the latest science and regulatory developments for both litigators and counselors to learn the new hits and the old standards.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    Appellate Advocacy

    Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino 3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109

    At the DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar, experienced appellate practitioners, in-house counsel, and occasional appellate advocates alike will benefit from a distinguished faculty of judges, in-house counsel, and leading practitioners providing valuable insights into effective appellate advocacy. The live oral argument and writing sessions will provide concrete strategies and techniques for improving persuasiveness on appeal. The program also features Bryan Garner and his insights into making winning arguments about the interpretation of legal texts. Other speakers will address important topics, such as appeals in state courts, building an appellate practice, and positioning a case for successful resolution on appeal.<br> <b>For the first time, the seminar also will feature joint sessions and networking opportunities with the DRI Trial Tactics Seminar attendees, including complimentary attendance at additional sessions sponsored by DRI Trial Tactics Committee.</b>

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    Trial Tactics

    Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino 3667 South Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109 UNITED STATES

    The 2018 DRI Trial Tactics Seminar is focused on handling the large catastrophic case. Practitioners from around the country will speak on all phases of a case, from presuit investigations through closing arguments. Special emphasis will focus on pretrial publicity, jury selection, communicating with jurors, and setting a case up for appeal. Nationally recognized speakers will conduct a mock voir dire before a jury and a mock oral argument before a circuit court panel. In addition, the conference will include a golf outing at the National Golf Course in Las Vegas as well as superb dine arounds and numerous networking events. Portions of the seminar will be held in conjunction with the DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn essential litigation skills and to be a part of this first joint conference from the DRI Trial Tactics and Appellate Advocacy Committees.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute

    Swissotel Chicago 323 E. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601 UNITED STATES

    A big city for big topics! Join us in Chicago to experience top-quality education and networking as only DRI and the Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute can provide. As an attendee you will be able to participate in sessions that highlight “deep dish” developments in the industry and demonstrate the latest trends in coverage. Further business development opportunities abound, with networking receptions offered throughout the program. Join us in Chicago: the Windy City awaits you!

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    Life, Health, Disability and ERISA

    Westin Copley Place, Boston 10 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116 UNITED STATES

    DRI’s Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Seminar is returning to the world-class city of Boston. The seminar offers unparalleled learning opportunities directly related to your practice, as well as extensive networking forums for in-house and outside counsel. The faculty features leading practitioners who will provide insights into trends and developments in the law, as well as practical tips that you will not want to miss. The seminar leads off on Wednesday with nine separate breakout sessions covering three tracks—ERISA, Non-ERISA, and Health—allowing you to focus on the area that best fits your practice. Thursday and Friday offer a broad range of plenary presentations covering the hottest topics in the industry, including the popular updates on life insurance, disability insurance, and health insurance, as well as Mark Schmidtke’s presentation on advanced ERISA topics. Reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and deepen your connections within the committee.

  • SEMINAR Monday, April 16, 2018

    Business Management Principles for Lawyers (Spring Session)

    Belmont University Nashville, TN

    Successful general counsel understand, intuitively, that the corporate client needs and wants more than great legal advice. Being a good lawyer at your company is just “table stakes.” The business leaders of the organization rely on their lawyers to be strategic partners, and in-house counsel who can deliver that service will distinguish themselves readily. To become that trusted business advisor, in-house counsel must impart legal advice based on a sophisticated understanding of the business. That requires fundamental building blocks, including principles of financial performance, operations management, strategic thinking, and successful leadership, all based on a solid core of business ethics. The small group setting of this seminar will allow you to explore these topics in an interactive format, learning both from the faculty as well as your in-house counsel colleagues across different industries.

  • SEMINAR Monday, April 16, 2018

    Business Management Principles for Lawyers-3 Session Bundle

    Belmont University Nashville, TN UNITED STATES

    TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SPECIAL BUNDLED PRICING PACKAGE!! REGISTER NOW for all three sessions of DRI's 2018 Business Management Principles for Lawyers and take advantage of the discounted registration fee. When you sign up for this package, you will receive more than 10% off the registration fee for each individual session.<br> <br> The sessions are scheduled for April 16-18 (Spring), July 17-18 (Summer) and November 15-16 (Fall). <br> <br> Space is limited so don't wait!<br> <br> <b>To take advantage of the "Special" Discounted Pricing, please contact DRI Customer Service (312.795.1101) to register.</b></br> <br> <i>No refunds are available for this package due to space limitations.</i> <br>

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Construction Law

    Hilton Nashville Downtown 121 4th Ave South Nashville Nashville, TN 37201 UNITED STATES

    Risk managers, construction professionals, and attorneys will benefit from the educational and networking opportunities at the DRI Construction Law Seminar. This year’s informative and current “keynote” topic is “Building a Framework of Inclusion: Diversity in Construction,” which focuses on the trials of advancement within the industry in the face of an increasing labor shortage. Our exceptional faculty includes leading specialists who will share their expertise in the diagnosis and exclusion of brain-injured plaintiffs; the drafting of contractual liability limitations; and coverage triggers, tenders, and the right to independent counsel. We are fortunate this year to have an OSHA area director and leading speaker on the recent changes to the law under the current administration. Industry leaders from the plaintiffs’ bar will speak to the newest claims, and recognized experts will offer opinions on the newest technology used to investigate losses.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Intellectual Property Litigation

    Ritz-Carlton Denver 1881 Curtis Street Denver, CO 80202

    We will explore the practical effect of these cases on your litigation practice with the most diverse group of presenters that the DRI IP Litigation Seminar has ever hosted. Learn the best practices for opinions of counsel post-Halo, local counsel perspectives post-TC Heartland, and how courts have shaped inequitable conduct law post-Therasense. Enjoy a judges’ panel where you can hear jurists’ thoughts on successfully litigating an IP case. Hear from Simon Tam, who changed the law regarding offensive trademarks. As with previous years, this seminar also offers the bonus “two for the price of one” as the DRI Commercial Litigation Committee will be hosting its seminar at the same time in adjacent rooms. Attendees are free to go back and forth between the seminars as they wish. Breaks and social events will be held jointly, presenting even greater networking opportunities.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Business Litigation

    The Ritz-Carlton Denver 1881 Curtis Street Denver, CO 80202 UNITED STATES

    Along with stimulating lectures and discussions by leading practitioners and seasoned corporate counsel, this seminar offers a wealth of marvelous opportunities to network with and meet preeminent business litigation attorneys from across the nation. All of this is in addition, of course, to enjoying the many wonders that Denver has to offer, including the Botanic Gardens, the Molly Brown House, many fine museums, and the area’s natural beauty. As with previous years, this seminar also offers the bonus “two for the price of one” because the DRI Intellectual Property Litigation Committee will be hosting its seminar at the same time in adjacent rooms. Attendees are free to go back and forth between the seminars as they wish. Breaks and social events will be held jointly, presenting even greater networking opportunities. Register now for this “can’t miss” event for any business litigator.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Turning the Tables on Plaintiffs in Trucking Litigation

    Hilton Chicago 720 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605 UNITED STATES

    Get ready for a seminar like no other! This DRI trucking conference kicks off with a seasoned trucking plaintiffs’ attorney revealing the “plaintiffs’ playbook,” and a fantastic “counterpoint” response by a trucking defense counsel, along with a series of presentations focused on turning the tables on trucking plaintiffs. This entire seminar is focused on helping all trucking practitioners, practically and methodically, to defend and to mitigate trucking loss risk.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, May 3, 2018

    Retail and Hospitality Litigation

    Loews Chicago Hotel 455 North Park Drive Chicago, IL 60611 UNITED STATES

    The retail and hospitality industry is unlike any other. Providing goods and services to a wide variety of possible customers is challenging enough, but doing so by opening up your doors to anyone who desires to enter creates a new level of challenge for a company. From keeping your premises safe, to keeping your customers safe from others, the responsibility that these companies shoulder often results in issues beyond their direct control. The industry is constantly evolving, often ahead of other industries. These are some of the reasons that practicing in this industry is so rewarding and challenging, and why it attracts some of the best lawyers in the country. Attending this seminar is your chance to learn from some of the very best retail and hospitality lawyers in the country. Whether you are new to this industry, or a seasoned veteran, you will come away a better retail and hospitality industry attorney.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, May 10, 2018

    Drug and Medical Device

    New York Marriott Marquis 1535 Broadway New York, NY 10036 UNITED STATES

    Please join us in the “Big Apple,” New York City, to attend the 2018 DRI Drug and Medical Device Seminar. You will learn from first-rate presentations by in-house counsel, law firm attorneys, law school academicians, first-chair trial counsel, and a jury consultant. You will also hear reflections on the practice of law in TED-style talks by prominent members of the defense bar and a viewpoint from the federal bench regarding diversity and inclusion issues. In addition to top-notch educational presentations, there will be plenty of networking with clients, colleagues, and friends. This seminar is the “go-to” event for practitioners in the pharmaceutical and medical device defense arena, so please don’t miss out. Be sure to register today!

  • SEMINAR Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    Business Management Principles for Lawyers (Summer Session)

    Business Management Principles for Lawyers (Summer Session)

  • SEMINAR Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Business Management Principles for Lawyers (Fall Session)

    The Jack C. Massey College of Business Belmont University Nashville, TN

    Successful general counsel understand, intuitively, that the corporate client needs and wants more than great legal advice. Being a good lawyer at your company is just “table stakes.” The business leaders of the organization rely on their lawyers to be strategic partners, and in-house counsel who can deliver that service will distinguish themselves readily. To become that trusted business advisor, in-house counsel must impart legal advice based on a sophisticated understanding of the business. That requires fundamental building blocks, including principles of financial performance, operations management, strategic thinking, and successful leadership, all based on a solid core of business ethics. The small group setting of this seminar will allow you to explore these topics in an interactive format, learning both from the faculty as well as your in-house counsel colleagues across different industries.