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Trending Topics in Business Litigation 2016

Product ID: CA2498D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Business trends worth sticking your nose in

Ensure your clients have the latest information on best practices and changes in the law that can affect business operations. Trending Topics in Business Litigation covers the hottest topics in business litigation from the past year.

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Business trends worth sticking your nose in

Ensure your clients have the latest information on best practices and changes in the law that can affect business operations. Trending Topics in Business Litigation covers the hottest topics in business litigation from the past year.

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Program Chair:

Michael J. Cohen
Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C.
Milwaukee

Presenters:

Robert B. Corris
Robert B Corris S.C.
Hartland

Donald A. Daugherty, Jr.
Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
Milwaukee

Jeffrey O. Davis
Quarles & Brady LLP
Milwaukee

Michael D. Huitink
Kravit, Hovel & Krawcyzk S.C.
Milwaukee

Ann M. Maher
Husch Blackwell LLP
Milwaukee

Matthew W. O’Neill
Fox, O’Neill & Shannon S.C.
Milwaukee

Benjamin R. Prinsen
Kravit, Hovel & Krawcyzk S.C.
Milwaukee

David J. Sisson
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Milwaukee

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Enhanced Damages and Remedies in Business Litigation

  • Fee Shifting Provisions and Statutes
  • Statutory Damage Multipliers
  • Punitive Damages
  • Statutory Injunction Provisions

Michael J. Cohen

9:20 a.m. : 2016 Update on the Law of Non-Competes and Trade Secrets

  • Recap of 2015 and new developments in case law
  • The Manitowoc Co., Inc. v. Lanning case & its direct impact under current law
  • Review of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, including:
    o Background of trade secret claims
    o Highlights of this new law
    o Practical considerations with Beilfuss and venue

Michael D. Huitink, Benjamin R. Prinsen

10:10 a.m. : Break

10:25 a.m. : Employee Rights and Obligations Regarding Electronic Information – Prosecuting and Defending Claims for Return of Property, Conversion, Theft, and Computer Crimes

  • Who owns the contacts acquired and saved by employee?
  • Are return of property provisions subject to sec. 103.465?
  • Can intangible information be converted?
  • Do Secs. 943.20 and 895.446 apply to intangible information?
  • Do the computer crimes statutes apply to the employee’s address book data/e-Rolodex?

Robert B. Corris

11:5 a.m. : I'll Be the Judge of That: Understanding Wisconsin's Business Judgment Rule

  • When will a court defer to the discretion of a board member's decision?
  • Does the decision need to be in good faith or reasonably informed to be protected?
  • What is the impact of Wisconsin's director immunity statute and new minimum pleading requirements?

David J. Sisson

12:05 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:05 p.m. : Getting the Most Out of Your Insurance Policy Against a Breaching Carrier: Extracontractual Rights and Remedies in Insurance Disputes

  • Bad Faith and Punitive Damages
  • Obtaining Attorneys Fees in Coverage Disputes
  • Prejudgment Interest
  • Remedies for Breach of Duty to Defend
  • Right to Select Counsel and Control Defense When Insurer Reserves Rights

Jeffrey O. Davis

1:55 p.m. : Navigating Conflicts of Interest Presented by Joint Representation, Lateral Hires and Other Thorny Ethics Issues

  • Representing Multiple Clients in the Same Matter - Are you my Lawyer?
  • Lateral Hires and the Effectiveness (or Ineffectiveness) of Screening Agreements
  • Communications with Persons Represented by Counsel
  • Discovery in the Age of Social Media

Ann M. Maher

2:45 p.m. : Break

3:00 p.m. : Personal Jurisdiction In A Post-Daimler World

  • Changes to the law of personal jurisdiction wrought by Daimler, Goodyear, and other recent cases
  • Interpretation of recent SCOTUS precedent by lower federal and state courts
  • Practical considerations in asserting and contesting personal jurisdiction

Donald A. Daugherty, Jr.

3:50 p.m. :Majority and Minority Shareholder Rights and Responsibilities

  • Fiduciary responsibilities of directors, officers ,majority, and 50/50 shareholders
  • Legal rights and responsibilities of minority shareholders
  • Minority shareholder litigation and the use of Special Litigation Committees
  • Fair Value v. Fair Market Value

Matthew W. O’Neill

4:40 p.m. : Program Concludes

  • Know the rights and responsibilities of majority and minority shareholders
  • Understand the impact of updates to non-compete and trade secrets laws
  • Learn the rights and obligations of employees with respect to electronic data
  • Examine various types of damages and remedies
  • Explore how Daimler AG v. Bauman is impacting personal jurisdiction
  • Dig into common ethical challenges faced by business litigators
  • In-house counsel
  • Corporate attorneys
  • Lawyers advising corporate clients
  • Litigators
  • Insurance attorneys
  • Employment attorneys
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