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“Tactics to Help Tame the Litigation Beast”

The Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers (GOAL) will return to New York City for the 4th Annual New York Global Litigation Conference and Exhibition in 2014. The conference theme of “Tactics to Help Tame the Litigation Beast” will address the latest challenges in large-scale litigations and will offer winning strategies for helping to control costs and ensure successful outcomes. GOAL is assembling litigation leaders from around the world for two days of knowledge sharing, networking, and personal and business development.


Ricky Chung

Ricky Chung

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Bowlmor-AMF

Indra Maharaja

Indra Maharaja

General Counsel and VP, Regulatory and Environment Genalta Power

Alexandra (van Nes) Dolger

Alexandra (van Nes) Dolger

Assistant General Counsel FactSet Research Systems

Jeffrey Himstreet

Jeffrey Himstreet

Securities and Financial Services Regulatory Attorney CIT

Karina Tsuji

Karina Tsuji

Head of Legal Brazil Thales Group

Jason J. Rosen

Jason J. Rosen

General Counsel Phosphagenics Limitedn

James M. Holiber

James M. Holiber

Chief Counsel/Executive Business Management MarJam Supply Co.

Serena Palumbo

Serena Palumbo

VP, In-House Counsel Intesa Sanpaolo



Day 1 – 01 Oct 2014 – Case Management and Controlling Litigation Costs

  • 08:30 – 09:30 AM

    Registration; Informal Networking with Exhibitors

  • 09:30 – 09:45 AM

    Opening Remarks; Official Introductions of Global Delegates

    • Official introductions of global delegates
    • About the conference speakers
    • Official introductions among buyers, vendors, and other delegates
    • How to build synergies and leverage conference services most effectively
  • 09:45 – 10:45 AM

    Panel Discussion
    Creating S.M.A.R.T. Litigation Strategies

    SMART goal setting provides a framework you can use as a solid foundation for anything you want to achieve. For a goal to meet the SMART criteria, it must be:

    • Specific
    • Measurable
    • Achievable
    • Relevant
    • Time Bound

    Learn how large law firms and legal departments are utilizing SMART goal setting tactics to outsource their litigation support needs. Session leaders will discuss legal, IT and business process outsourcing strategies and how they can be incorporated as part of your overall litigation process. Topics covered include how to:

    • Define a Budget and Explore Alternative Fee Structures
    • Leverage Technology to Its Full Potential
    • Evaluate Your Compliance Programs to Reduce Risk
  • 10:45 – 11:15 AM

    Networking Tea and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

  • 11:15 – 12:00 PM

    Panel Discussion
    Developing Successful Litigation Strategies

    • Commercial lawsuits are occurring in record numbers at the same time legal departments are trying to control the cost of litigation. Learn how you can control costs without sacrificing the quality of representation, particularly in high-stakes matters.
  • 12:00 – 12:45 PM

    Panel Discussion
    How to Plan and Maximize a Litigation Budget

    • In this session, delegates will learn techniques for stretching a litigation budget, from streamlining the discovery process to negotiating fee structures, to taking advantage of highly specialized outsourced providers.
  • 12:45 – 01:45 PM

    Networking Luncheon and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

  • 01:45 – 02:30 PM

    Panel Discussion
    Winning Strategies in Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation

    • When facing multi-jurisdictional litigation, it is essential to create legal processes and strategies that are consistently applied across jurisdictions. Learn how legal outsourcing models can help for marshaling the facts, documents and other evidence, analyzing the legal theories, determining the most appropriate legal strategy, and assuring that the strategy can be successfully applied across jurisdictions.
  • 02:30 – 03:15 PM

    Panel Discussion
    Prove It to Me! Why Legal Outsourcing Works

    • In-house lawyers discuss the benefits and challenges of legal/litigation outsourcing. Panelists will share personal experiences, including successes and war stories. Delegates will learn best practices and will have an opportunity for Q&A with panelists.
  • 03:15 – 03:30 PM

    Networking Tea Break and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

  • 03:30 – 04:15 PM

    Panel Discussion
    How Technology Can Help Control Litigation Costs

    • The legal industry is embracing technological innovations as a way to remain competitive by working more efficiently, effectively, and accurately. Learn why law firms and corporate legal departments are evaluating their IT infrastructure and looking to new options – such as cloud-based processes, and legal software applications and LPO models– to leverage technology to its fullest potential.
  • 04:15 – 05:00 PM

    Panel Discussion
    Ethical Issues in Cross-Border Discovery and Outsourcing

    • This session will address the host of ethical considerations that apply to the cross-border discovery and legal outsourcing, such as the unauthorized practice of law, confidentiality, attorney-client privilege and client consent requirements.
  • 05:00 PM

    Day One Closing Remarks


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Day 2 – 02 Oct 2014 – Litigation Trends 2014 and Beyond

  • 09:00 – 09:30 AM

    Registration; Informal Networking with Exhibitors

  • 09:30 – 10:30 AM

    Panel Discussion
    Litigation Alternative Fee Arrangements (AFAs)

    As most commonly defined in the practice of law, AFAs describe when payments to a law firm are based on a method other than billable hours. AFAs offer several key benefits to legal departments including cost predictability and increased efficiency. Perhaps the main long-term benefit, however, is that AFAs help align the business interests of both in-house and outside counsel.

    • The different types of AFAs such as contingency, risk-sharing arrangements, and fixed fees.
    • Deciding on the main objectives of an AFA and how to achieve them cost-effectively so bother parties win
    • How AFAs can encourage better overall project management, quality of service, and resolution of the matter
    • What types of AFAs GCs are looking for
    • What types of AFAs law firms are instituting
    • Success stories
  • 10:30 – 11:00 AM

    Networking Tea and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

  • 11:00 – 11:45 AM

    Panel Discussion
    IP Litigation: What’s on Your Mind?

    • Experienced in-house counsel from top innovators, private practice experts, and senior officials from the USPTO gather to discuss the IP industry’s most pressing litigation issues.
  • 11:45 – 12:30 PM

    Panel Discussion
    Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions

    • Wage & hour litigation has outpaced all other types of workplace class actions in the US in the last few years. This session will examine landmark wage & hour class actions and offer expert advice, insider strategies, and comprehensive updates to help ensure a successful outcome.
  • 12:30 – 01:15 PM

    Panel Discussion
    Redefining Litigation Outsourcing Support Services

    • As the legal outsourcing industry matures and expands, corporate legal departments and law firms alike are becoming more open-minded about outsourcing litigation support services. Hear from BPO and LPO providers on the scope of work that can be outsourced today.
  • 01:15 – 02:15 PM

    Networking Luncheon and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

  • 02:15 – 03:00 PM

    Panel Discussion
    Building an Efficient Legal Team

    • This session discusses planning and executing the right tactics to improve workflow efficiency for your litigation matters, while accomplishing clients’ objectives on time and on budget.
  • 03:00 – 03:45 PM

    Expert Panel Discussion and Q&A
    The A-Z of Negotiating, Enacting and Managing Outsourcing Relationships

    • Establishing your goals
    • How to begin with legal/litigation outsourcing
    • Due diligence process
    • Visiting service provider offices
    • Getting the right people on board
    • Pricing and negotiations
    • Signing contracts
  • 03:45 – 04:00 PM

    Day Two Closing Remarks

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