||DRI For Life Run – ROCKY STEPS
Join DRI for Life for a morning run or walk from the hotel to the Rocky steps. There will be leaders for various pace groups, including a walking group and the option to uber back to the hotel for those not interested in the full round trip. "Rocky Wear" costumes are welcome!
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||Welcome and Opening General Session
Sponsored by Baker Tilly
KEYNOTES: Gretchen Rubin and Debbie Epstein Henry - Finding Happiness in Life & Law
There’s no magic, one-size-fits-all answer for building a happier, healthier, more productive life. That said, Gretchen Rubin, one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature and a fellow lawyer, has written many best-selling books that provide frameworks and concrete steps for us to do just that. Ms. Rubin’s blockbusters from The Happiness Project to The Four Tendencies as well as her award-winning happiness podcast help us to better understand ourselves and our work habits and provide new insights for professional and personal satisfaction and success. At this event, Debbie Epstein Henry, a lawyer turned entrepreneur author, and workplace and women’s expert, will interview Ms. Rubin with her signature style of eliciting from guests how to do better and be better at life, work, and everything in between. Ms. Epstein Henry has always questioned and improved the status quo in the law and beyond, and her interview of Ms. Rubin will explore how it’s possible to practice law and practice happiness in a post-pandemic world. You won’t want to miss this conversation that will enlighten and inspire each of us to work and live with more purpose, satisfaction, and success.
|11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
||The Art of Jury Selection: A Murder Trial Revisited
Dr. Christina Marinakis worked carefully to select the jury in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer, Derek Chauvin. Dr. Marinakis will discuss voir dire strategy and the selection process orchestrated for this historic case. She will also share lessons learned for selecting juries, choosing, and using expert witnesses, and trial preparation that you can use in your civil practice. (CLE eligible)
Christina Marinakis, Psy.D., Litigation Insights, Los Angeles, CA
|11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
|Exhibit Showcase and Showcase Theatre
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|Attendee Networking Lunch
Network on-site during lunch in the Exhibit Showcase where you will enjoy a complimentary meal and the chance to engage with other attendees.
|DRI Town Hall (Open to all)
Join DRI’s Executive Committee and CEO Dean Martinez for an open discussion about what’s going on in DRI and what the future holds for the organization. You will hear the latest news and get the chance to ask questions in real time!
Dean Martinez, CEO, Chicago, IL
Douglas K. Burrell, President 2021-2022, Atlanta, GA
Lana A. Olson, President-Elect, Birmingham, AL
Patrick J. Sweeney, First Vice President, Philadelphia, PA
Emily G Coughlin, Immediate Past President, Boston, MA
Anne M. Talcott, Second Vice President, Portland, OR
R. Jeffrey Lowe, Secretary-Treasurer, New Albany, IN
||Substantive Law Committee Meetings
Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, Drug and Medical Device, Intellectual Property Litigation, Lawyers' Professionalism and Ethics, Life Health Disability and ERISA
||Cryptocurrency: It’s Here. What You Now Need to Know
Cryptocurrency is here. From adoption of bitcoin as legal tender in El Salvador to crypto exchanges purchasing the naming rights to professional sports arenas, cryptocurrency has become an everyday part of the global financial system and popular culture. In this session, Mr. Leber will lead a panel discussion involving several industry professionals in the cryptocurrency space. The discussion will focus on a variety of specific topics that the industry insiders think you now need to know to effectively adapt your practice or business to the fact that cryptocurrency is here. (CLE eligible)
Nathan Leber, Squire Patton Boggs, Avon Lake, OH
Anna-Christina Nevison, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, 9VRSE Inc and Kitty Inu, New York, NY
Adam Klauder, Squire Patton Boggs, Washington, D.C.
Eric Hess, Hess Legal Counsel, Westfield, NJ
||Your Clients Are Focused on ESG and So Should You: What Every Civil Defense Lawyer Should Know About This Emerging Corporate Strategy
Lawyers, as risk mitigation experts, can play a critical role in assisting a business in reaching its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets while also meeting the mandates of all relevant stakeholders, from investors to customers to communities. But did you know that there are fundamental practices and regulatory requirements necessary to support ESG metrics aimed at supporting sustainability strategies? This in-house panel will discuss the pressures and challenges companies face related to ESG reporting, the practical approaches that companies are employing in designing their ESG governance structures and controls, and procedures to ensure relevant ESG data can be collected, accurately measured, and reported, and the potentially dire consequences of falling short --- and how defense lawyers can best assist their clients in this regard. This discussion of best practices will also include an overview of the new SEC proposed regulations and the interplay between those rules and overall stakeholder directives. (CLE eligible)
Heidi B. Friedman, Thompson Hine, Cleveland, OH
Jillian E. Charles, VP and General Counsel, Honeywell International Inc., Charlotte, NC
Niki Schaefer, VP and General Counsel, Reliability First Corporation, Cleveland, OH
Kim Yapchai, Tenneco Inc., Lake Forest, IL
||Substantive Law Committee Meetings
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Internal Investigations, Regulatory, and Enforcement Litigation, Governmental Liability, Law Practice Management, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Trucking Law
||CLE on the GO
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||An Evening at the National Constitution Center
Sponsored by LawyerGuard
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