Trends and Updates in Contracts Litigation: Tips and Tactics Explored
In today’s current legal climate, almost every agreement is a dispute waiting to be filed. Commercial lawyers and managers should not just focus on business interests but should also ensure that exposure to potential litigation is minimized. Being in the know of the recent trends and updates in contracts litigation is crucial in devising strategies to mitigate litigation risk or even win a dispute should it arise.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of the key trends and updates in contracts litigation. Speakers will dig deeper as they offer practical contract drafting tips and litigation strategies in light of the current issues and red flags.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Notable Cases and Rulings
- Addressing Red Flags
- Practical Tips in Contract Drafting
- Best Litigation Strategies
Steven L. Penaro, Counsel
Alston & Bird LLP
- Arbitration Clauses
- Integration/Merger Clauses
- Duplicative Pleading in Contract Litigation
Tracy L. McCreight, Partner
Duane Morris LLP
- Waiver of Reliance Clauses
Who Should Attend:
- Litigation Attorneys
- In-House Counsel
- Contracts Managers
- Top Level Executives
Steve Penaro is counsel in the New York office and a member of Alston & Bird’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group. He focuses his practice on general commercial litigation.
Steve has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of complex commercial disputes, including litigation involving breach of contract, right of first refusal claims, securities law, and agency and fiduciary relationships. Steve has represented clients in a wide array of industries, including the health care industry, where he has experience litigating a variety of issues unique to that space. His experience spans federal and state practices and appeals. Before joining Alston & Bird, Steve was a voluntary law clerk to the Honorable Richard J. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Steve Penaro is counsel in the New York office and a member of Alston & Bird’s Litigation & Trial Practice …
Tracy L. McCreight is a partner in the Austin office of Duane Morris LLP’s Trial practice group. She practices in all aspects of complex commercial litigation and construction litigation, including contract, real estate, general business and partnership disputes, including pre-litigation dispute resolution. In her construction practice, Ms. McCreight focuses on representing owners in construction defect matters and contract disputes.
Ms. McCreight attended the University of Texas School of Law and received her B.A. from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Tracy L. McCreight is a partner in the Austin office of Duane Morris LLP’s Trial practice group. She practices in …
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Method of Presentation:
General knowledge of contracts law
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Areas of Professional Practice
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About Alston & Bird LLP
Founded in 1893, Alston & Bird is a leading national law firm and has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. The firm's attorneys provide a full range of services to domestic and international clients conducting business around the world. Counseling clients from what was initially a local context quickly expanded to regional, then national levels, and now spans a global economic environment. Alston & Bird has overlaid its broad range of legal skills and business knowledge with a commitment to innovation and technology.
About Duane Morris LLP
Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, is asked by a broad array of clients to provide innovative solutions to today's legal and business challenges.
Evolving from a partnership of prominent lawyers in Philadelphia a century ago, Duane Morris now stretches from the U.S. to Europe and the Middle East, and across Asia. Throughout this global expansion, Duane Morris has remained committed to preserving its collegial, collaborative culture that has attracted so many talented attorneys. The firm's leadership, and outside observers like Harvard Business School, believe this culture is truly unique among large law firms, and helps the firm and its clients continue to prosper throughout changing economic and industry conditions.