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"I Am Not a Cat" Proceedings in a Virtual World


Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 64 minutes
Recorded Date: October 07, 2021
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Agenda

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• A Brave New World
• Litigating Virtually
        - Advantages
        - Disadvantages
• Technology
• Screen Fatigue
• Mediation
• Conclusion

Runtime: 1 hour, 4 minutes
Recorded: October 7, 2021

For NY - Difficulty: Both Newly Admitted & Experienced Attorneys

Description

Besides becoming a pop-culture catchphrase, how has the shift to a virtual environment impacted proceedings over the last year, and what changes do you believe are here to stay? Our panel of experts will examine some of the greatest challenges, faux pas, and successes in virtual proceedings over the course of this transformative time.

This program was recorded as part of Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence, and Power in Law Conference held on October 7th, 2021.

**Attention: The video/audio feed cuts out for 4 minutes between 16:24 - 21:00**

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Panelists

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Quinn Johnson

Assistant General Counsel, Litigation & Risk Management
Arconic Corporation

Quinn Johnson is Assistant General Counsel Litigation & Risk Management of Arconic Corporation, a leading manufacturer of aluminum sheet, plate and extrusions for the automotive and aerospace industries and architectural products with locations in ten countries world-wide.

At Arconic, Quinn leads all aspects of Arconic’s global litigation and alternate dispute resolution practice area, including lawsuits and disputes involving product liability, international arbitrations, intellectual property, commercial contracts, environmental remediation, insurance coverage, toxic torts, and employment.

Prior to her current role, Quinn was in private practice with a mid-size trial firm until she went in-house as litigation counsel at Alcoa Inc. in 2011, where she led multi-million-dollar cases involving trade secrets, disputes over the ownership of a hydro-electric project, toxic tort class actions and governmental investigations. She also serves as the Global Co-Chair for Thrive-Arconic Women’s Network.

Quinn earned a Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where she was the recipient of the Moritz Fellowship, an Editor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review and member of the Order of the Coif. She has a B.A. from the College of William and Mary.

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Andrea Giannetta

Senior Vice President, Group Litigation Director
Enstar Group Limited

Andrea Giannetta has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry. She joined Enstar US in 2007 and serves as Senior Vice President, Group Litigation Director where she is the head of the litigation team that provides litigation services, advice, and counsel to the Enstar Group Limited organization worldwide on a wide range of insurance claims, coverage and reinsurance matters pending around the world. In this capacity, Andrea has supervised numerous reinsurance disputes that have been tried before arbitration panels and courts.

Prior to joining Enstar US, Andrea was with RiverStone Claims Management where she was an Assistant Vice President in the complex claims unit and then Reinsurance Counsel in the legal department. Andrea began her career in private practice representing insurance and reinsurance companies in insurance coverage and reinsurance disputes.

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Lynda A. Bennett

Partner & Chair of the Insurance Recovery Group
Lowenstein Sandler, LLP

Corporate policyholders rely on Lynda to aggressively litigate, negotiate, and resolve complicated disputes with insurers. To date, she has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance recoveries for her clients. 

With more than 20 years of commercial litigation experience, Lynda understands that it is generally not in the best interests of corporate policyholders to engage in protracted and costly litigation, especially when doing so may disrupt business and lead to unwelcome public attention. Her goal is to assess and resolve disputes in a manner that achieves successful outcomes for her clients while minimizing interruptions to business as usual. However, if litigation becomes necessary, she has a keen sense of strategy and will exert maximum leverage to resolve claims as quickly as possible.

Lynda has obtained significant recoveries for clients in environmental, asbestos, construction defect, mass tort, product liability, D&O, and professional liability cases. She also counsels clients with respect to contractual insurance requirements, new insurance products (such as cyber insurance), innovative risk management tools, and insurance program assessment. Working with the firm's transactional lawyers, Lynda regularly advises strategic acquirers and private equity funds regarding insurance coverage issues that arise in acquisition and investment transactions.

Lynda has chaired the Insurance Recovery group since 2011 and is a member of the firm's Executive Board and Compensation Committee. She previously served on the firm's Operating Committee and Recruiting Committee, and she is currently actively engaged in growing the firm's Washington, D.C., office through the expansion of the Insurance Recovery group in Washington.

Lynda is strongly committed to advancing the role of women in the legal profession. She is a founder of the firm's Women's Initiative, is active in legal industry women's groups, and serves as a board member and past president of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association. She is also an active participant in a firmwide initiative to help junior attorneys develop their networking, business development, and branding skills.


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