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Driving Successful Outcomes from Class Action Litigation


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 57 minutes
Recorded Date: September 16, 2020
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Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Effective strategies for collaborating with law firm partners and funders to secure the optimal outcome for your business
  • Litigation in the virtual world: online courts, virtual mediation, arbitration and privacy concerns
  • Pre-empting potential litigation challenges and setting the stage for success
  • Q&A
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: September 16, 2020

Description

In the past few months, we have witnessed a sharp rise in litigation cases. Law firms are inundated with new cases and juggling these over a virtual platform for the first time. General Counsel and their litigation teams are also increasingly feeling the burden of these cases and must work closer than ever before with their law firms and partners to produce a successful outcome.

This program was recorded as part of ALM & Corporate Counsel's Annual General Counsel East Virtual Conference East on September 16th, 2020.

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General Counsel Conference

Panelists

Julia Strickland

Partner
Stroock

WIDELY RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE BEST LITIGATORS IN THE COUNTRY, JULIA STRICKLAND LEADS A BROAD NATIONAL PRACTICE THAT FOCUSES ON THE DEFENSE OF CLASS ACTIONS AND OTHER COMPLEX ACTIONS.

MS. STRICKLAND IS REGULARLY CALLED BY MAJOR FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANIES AND OTHERS WHEN THEY ARE CONFRONTED WITH COMPLEX ISSUES THAT PUT THEM AT SUBSTANTIAL ECONOMIC AND REPUTATIONAL RISK. SHE IS A MEMBER OF STROOCK’S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, MANAGING PARTNER OF THE LOS ANGELES OFFICE, AND HEAD OF THE FIRM’S NATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES LITIGATION, REGULATION AND ENFORCEMENT GROUP. IN ADDITION TO HER EXPERIENCE DEFENDING COMPLEX AND CLASS ACTIONS THROUGH DISPOSITIVE MOTION PRACTICE, TRIAL AND/OR APPEAL, MS. STRICKLAND HAS SETTLED ALL TYPES OF COMPLEX AND CLASS ACTIONS.

MS. STRICKLAND ONCE AGAIN RECEIVED TOP HONORS IN CHAMBERS USA 2020 WITH A BAND 1 RANKING IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATION: CONSUMER FINANCE LITIGATION–NATIONWIDE CATEGORY; ONE OF ONLY THREE ATTORNEYS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO RECEIVE THIS RECOGNITION.

SHE HAS ALSO BEEN REPEATEDLY RECOGNIZED BY SUPER LAWYERS, BENCHMARK LITIGATION, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL AND THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA.

Susan Ball

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Company Secretary
Cross Country Healthcare

EVP, GENERAL COUNSEL AND CORPORATE SECRETARY OF CROSS COUNTRY HEALTHCARE (NASDAQ: CCRN), A LEADING TOTAL LATENT SOLUTIONS AND STAFFING SERVICES PROVIDER IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY. VERSATILE, INTELLIGENT, RESULTS-DRIVE C-SUITE LEADER WITH 18+ YEARS OF PROVEN PUBLIC-COMPANY EXPERIENCE AND MORE THAN 25 YEARS OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE.

RECOGNIZED AND HIGHLY RESPECTED FOR EXCEPTIONAL ABILITIES AS CHIEF LEGAL ADVISOR TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS, CEO, AND EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM, AS WELL AS FOR CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, STRATEGY, RISK MANAGEMENT, M&A AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, INSURANCE PROCUREMENT AND CLAIMS MANAGEMENT, CLINICAL PROCESS MANAGEMENT, LITIGATION MANAGEMENT, COMPLIANCE, PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP IN THE COMPANY.

POSSESSES STRONG DECISION-MAKING TALENTS, GOOD BUSINESS JUDGEMENT, OUTSTANDING WRITTEN AND ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS, AN UNWAVERING DRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE AND THE UTMOST INTEGRITY. KNOWN FOR DISPLAYING A POSITIVE LEADERSHIP APPROACH AND CONSISTENTLY SURPASSING GOALS.

Karina Amelang

General Counsel
Solugen

Karina Amelang is the General Counsel of Solugen. Karina joined Solugen after serving as Vice President and Interim General Counsel of U.S. Silica Company. Karina has in-depth experience in the full value chain of the energy industry, having served in roles of increasing responsibility at NextEra Energy Resources, Eagle Rock Energy Partners, and Williams.

She began her legal career in the global projects practice groups of King & Spalding LLP and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She received her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. Karina currently lives in Houston with her family. Outside of work, Karina is active in the philanthropy world.


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