The Future of Commercial and Business Litigation: Everything You Need to Know
Join a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of Commercial and Business Litigation and as they delve into the fundamentals and current trends and developments surrounding this significant topic. Speakers will also provide the audience with practical strategies and helpful insights to avoid potential lawsuits.
Key topics include:
- Commercial and Business Litigation: A Perspective
- Risk of Counterclaims
- Types of Defenses
- Types of Breach of Contract Claims
- Recent Court Decisions
- Trends, Developments and What Lies Ahead in 2018
Douglas A. Foss, Member
Harris Beach PLLC
Trend among state court Judges to evolve from a strict interpretation of the law to what is “fair” - New York State specific
- Results in increased uncertainty in legal outcomes.
- Potential demise of commercial law into subjective decisions.
- Need for increased assessment of risk and what can reasonably be expected
- Decline of commercial litigation in an expanding economy
- Lack of legal predictability results in process becoming part of the penalty
- Lack of predictability results in expenses, delay, resolution
Eric N. Macey, Partner
Novack and Macey LLP
- Impact of the Trump Administration’s Deregulation Agenda
- Internet Insanity
- The Spawn of the Class Action Fairness Act
- The Spokeo Revolution
- Discovery IS Commercial Litigation
- Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Death of the Jury Trial
- The Impact of Big Data
Who Should Attend:
- In-house Litigators
- In-house Counsel
- Attorneys General
- Private and Public Businesses
Eric N. Macey is a founding partner of Novack and Macey LLP, a sophisticated business litigation boutique. He has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts throughout the country and has acted both as an arbitrator and mediator in various alternative dispute resolution settings. His clients consist of a wide range of business corporations and institutions, investment ventures, partnerships and individuals. Mr. Macey is consistently rated as one of the top 100 Lawyers in Illinois per Super Lawyers and was named by Best Lawyers as its 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” for real estate litigation in Illinois.
Mr. Macey received his A.B. (1973) magna cum laude from Princeton University. He received his M.A. (1975) in Communications from the Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania, and his J.D. (1978) with High Honors from the George Washington University Law School where he was Order of the Coif and a member of the George Washington Law Review.
Eric N. Macey is a founding partner of Novack and Macey LLP, a sophisticated business litigation boutique. He has extensive …
Douglas A. Foss is co-leader of the Business and Commercial Litigation Practice Group at Harris Beach PLLC. Doug is a leading commercial litigator, focusing on partnership disputes, shareholder squeeze out litigation, contract disputes, securities claims, eminent domain, valuation proceedings and real property tax assessment litigation. He is also a member of the firm’s e-discovery practice, and provides comprehensive document management services.
Doug believes that clients can maximize their return on investment in litigation only if they have a clear view of their own objectives, of the adversary and its objectives, and an early appreciation for realistic options.
Douglas A. Foss is co-leader of the Business and Commercial Litigation Practice Group at Harris Beach PLLC. Doug is a …
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About Novack and Macey LLP
Novack and Macey LLP is a sophisticated business and commercial litigation boutique that represents both defendants and plaintiffs in a wide variety of disputes, involving trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts and arbitrations. The Firm is known for representing clients in high-stakes business litigation, with a particular emphasis on financial services, commercial real estate, energy, gaming, manufacturing, closely-held companies and partnerships, and in representing other lawyers and law firms.
About Harris Beach PLLC
Harris Beach is one of the oldest and largest law firms in New York State and among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal and is among the 2017 BTI Elite law firms based on in-depth interviews of more than 600 corporate counsel at the world’s largest and most influential companies. The firm is a full service law firm that represents a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 corporations, privately-held companies, public sector entities and not-for-profit organizations. Harris Beach is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a Top Tier firm in every major area of law, and was named in 44 practice group categories in Best Lawyers in America.
Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York State, nationally and internationally. With over 27 practice groups and 17 industry teams, the firm provides the full depth and breadth of legal services. Principal industries represented include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities.