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  • SEMINAR Thursday, March 12, 2015

    Medical Liability and Health Care Law

    Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco 55 Cyril Magnin St. San Francisco, CA 94102

    DRI’s Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar offers two days of targeted instruction on emerging and evolving medical and legal topics aimed at defense attorneys, in-house counsel, claims professionals, and risk management personnel. This seminar is focused on cutting-edge topics presented by an accomplished faculty of attorneys, physicians, and claims professionals, while also providing excellent networking opportunities.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Trial Tactics

    Caesars Palace 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Join colleagues from around the country for DRI’s 2015 Trial Tactics Seminar and master the skills necessary to take your practice to the next level! Speakers will utilize a combination of lecture, participation, and skills presentations to impart expert guidance and tips on topics ranging from business development to managing complex litigation. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn from seasoned colleagues as they present a mock voir dire workshop and Daubert hearing. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and hone your skills in exciting Las Vegas!

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute

    Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile 540 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

    The Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute is DRI’s flagship seminar for insurance executives, claims professionals, and outside counsel. Each spring in Chicago, DRI brings together outstanding speakers to provide insight and guidance into complex and cutting-edge issues we face in our insurance defense practices. On Wednesday, we will focus on settlement by presenting a hands-on, live mediation demonstration and a session for coverage attorneys to hone their negotiation skills. On Thursday, we will provide litigation guidance for cases involving multiple occurrences, supplementary payments, cyber liability, consent judgments, and bad faith. We will explore the interplay between underwriting and claims and the enforcement of arbitration agreements. Finally, on Friday, we will present a dual track focusing on issues unique to personal lines and commercial and construction litigation.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, March 26, 2015

    Toxic Torts and Environmental Law

    Hilton Austin Hotel 500 East 4th Street Austin, TX 78701

    This year’s Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar offers the latest legal, medical, and scientific developments, taught by a distinguished faculty of physicians, scientists, professors, consultants, and attorneys. Listen, learn, and interact with some of the finest, most experienced litigators, in-house counsel, and medical and scientific practitioners in their fields. Use what you learn to take your practice to the next level, all while networking with colleagues, clients, experts, and friends, new and old, in friendly and welcoming Austin, Texas. Everything is bigger and better in Texas!

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Life, Health, Disability and ERISA

    Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001

    DRI’S Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Seminar, the preeminent program in benefits litigation, is returning to Washington, D.C., in 2015. The seminar offers unparalleled learning opportunities directly related to your area of practice, as well as extensive networking forums for in-house and outside counsel over three days. The experienced faculty features leading practitioners who will provide insights into trends and developments in the law, as well as practice tips you will not want to miss. This year’s program includes breakout sessions on ERISA, health, and non-ERISA tracks on Wednesday afternoon. The program will also include ethics programming. There will be no shortage of networking opportunities, including panel counsel meetings, networking receptions, dine-arounds, a young lawyers’ event, corporate counsel and new member breakfasts, and a diversity luncheon. And no Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Seminar would be complete without a presentation by Mark Schmidtke.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, April 23, 2015

    Hot Topics in International Dispute Resolution

    Swissôtel Zürich Schulstrasse 44 Zürich 8050 SWITZERLAND

    DRI-Dispute Resolution International is proud to present its seventh annual international seminar, which is specially designed to discuss hot topics and developments in international dispute resolution arising out of cross-border business activities. DRI-Dispute Resolution International provides a unique forum to discuss and share ideas on international issues, and network with fellow litigators and litigation-focused in-house counsel from around the globe.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    Employment and Labor Law

    Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia 4949 East Lincoln Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85253

    DRI's annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar is the preeminent educational and networking event for management-side labor and employment attorneys, in-house counsel, human resources professionals, and EPLI representatives. Always intensely practical and accompanied by superior written materials, the seminar is a "must-attend" for experienced practitioners, as well as those who are just getting started in labor and employment law. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from some of the best practitioners and professionals in the labor and employment arena.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Intellectual Property Litigation

    Loews Chicago Hotel 455 North Park Drive Chicago, IL 60611

    This seminar focuses on timely, need-to-know topics for every IP practitioner and litigator, such as proving and disputing damages in a patent case and how to use e-discovery effectively. Trade secrets will be examined, including how to establish, protect, and defend them capably. Attendees will also get an insider's view on the passage of the AIA, as well as an update on the latest IP-related holdings from the U.S. Supreme Court, including the Limelight, Alice, and Nautilus decisions, and their implications. For those who practice across the border or have cross-border clients, the recent changes in Canadian trademark law will be examined. Sure to educate IP practitioners at every level, our speakers include counsel of record in the Nautilus case, the former chief counsel on patents and trademarks for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on the Judiciary, and in-house counsel from The Travelers Companies and Eli Lilly, among others.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Retail and Hospitality Litigation and Claims Management

    Loews Chicago Hotel 455 North Park Drive Chicago, IL 60611

    DRI’s 2015 Retail and Hospitality Litigation and Claims Management Seminar is the “must-do” conference for defense attorneys, corporate counsel, risk managers, and claims professionals who focus on retail and hospitality. Join industry thought leaders, colleagues, and friends in one of America’s most vibrant cities for two days of engaging and candid presentations and discussions. Every professional should attend this seminar for the opportunity to network and a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity. This year’s program offers “two for the price of one.” The program offers the opportunity for both educational and networking crossover with the DRI Intellectual Property Litigation Seminar held simultaneously at the same hotel. You are welcome to attend any session at either seminar, but your CLE credits will be offered via your Retail and Hospitality Litigation and Claims Management Seminar registration. You will be able to network with speakers and attendees from both seminars.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, May 14, 2015

    Drug and Medical Device

    San Francisco Marriott Marquis 780 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103

    This is a must-attend seminar featuring leaders of the defense bar, perspectives from in-house counsel, and judges. Networking opportunities are built into the program so that you can connect and re-connect with your clients and peers. Please join us in San Francisco!

    Join us on Wednesday from 4:00 - 5:00 to learn about the new Specialized Litigation Groups that the Drug and Medical Device Committee has formed. Meet and network with others in your specialty area.

    • - Defense of Government Actions
    • - Plaintiff's Regulatory Experts
    • - Complex Medicine/Experts
    • - Defense of Generic Manufacturers
    • - Class Actions and Multi-Party Litigation

  • SEMINAR Thursday, June 4, 2015

    Beyond the Borders: Emerging Issues in Business Litigation

    Sheraton Centre Toronto 123 Queen Street W Toronto, ON M5H 2M9 CANADA

    Recognizing the impact and growth of the global marketplace on our clients and practices, DRI International and the DRI Commercial Litigation Committee proudly present this first-of-its-kind seminar bringing United States and Canadian lawyers and their clients together to discuss emerging trends and developments in business litigation. This seminar boasts a distinguished international faculty, including in-house counsel from multi-national corporations, prominent trial lawyers, experienced experts, consultants, and even a legal humorist. Whether you seek guidance as in-house counsel, strategic insights as outside counsel, development of litigation skills to improve your practice, or practical advice to grow your book of business, this program will meet your needs. Take your networking and business development goals to a whole new level with dynamic networking events and dine-arounds designed to ensure that everyone leaves the program with new contacts.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, June 11, 2015

    Diversity For Success

    Hyatt Regency Chicago 151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601

    DRI’s Diversity Committee invites you to its tenth annual Diversity for Success Seminar. This year’s seminar will provide an assessment of where we have been as a legal profession, where we are now, and where we want to be as to the important issues of diversity and inclusion. The seminar will provide an in-depth look at the state of diversity and inclusion initiatives in the legal community. This year’s dynamic list of speakers will engage in spirited and educational dialogue regarding these issues. Learn about creative and effective strategies to help achieve desired diversity objectives while increasing lawyer productivity, law firm profitability, and client satisfaction.

    Friday’s Diversity Expo provides DRI members and their firms an opportunity to interview and network with corporations that value diversity and have made a serious commitment to diversify their outside counsel. For more information on the Expo, check the Registration tab.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability

    Loews Chicago Chicago, IL

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Young Lawyers

    Omni Nashville Hotel 250 Fifth Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203

    DRI’s annual Young Lawyers Seminar is a unique program designed to help young lawyers enhance their skills and also learn how to market those skills effectively to individuals inside and outside of the office. This year, the seminar faculty will focus on topics to help young lawyers broaden their practices with not only practical programs on litigation skills and business development, but truly distinctive programs on emerging areas of legal study and perspectives on the legal profession. Through the Fast Pitch Program, you will get the in-house counsel perspective on what you can do to position yourself to obtain and keep their business.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Class Actions

    JW Marriott Washington, DC Washington, DC

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Construction Law

    Venetian Palazzo Hotel Las Vegas, NV

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • MEETING Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    2015 Annual Meeting

    Marriott Wardman Park 2660 Woodley Road, NW Washington, DC 20008

    Join us for DRI's 2015 Annual Meeting October 7 - 11, at theWashington Marriott Wardman Park.

    Detailed information is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    Data Breach and Privacy Law

    InterContinental Chicago, IL

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, November 5, 2015

    Asbestos Medicine

    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, November 12, 2015

    Strictly Automotive

    Sheraton Nashville Downtown Nashville, TN

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, December 3, 2015

    Insurance Coverage & Practice Symposium

    Marriott Marquis New York New York, NY

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.

  • SEMINAR Thursday, December 3, 2015

    Professional Liability

    Marriott Marquis New York New York, NY

    Detailed information regarding this seminar is not yet available.