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Fighting on All Fronts: Global Litigation Management Strategies

Global companies are facing more frequent and costly legal disputes that could have far-reaching implications for their long-term business objectives. As a result, legal and compliance departments are allocating greater resources for managing compliance programs and handling litigation and commercial disputes, when they do arise. Given the significant costs associated with such lawsuits, companies and their counsel face important decisions related to staffing, fee management and the development of the best strategies and tools for resolving disputes.

The Global Outsourcing Association for Lawyers (GOAL) invites you to join in-house lawyers and legal departments, compliance officers, law firm partners, outsourcing professionals and government representatives to discuss global trends, developments and opportunities for managing high-stakes litigations.

PROMINENT SPEAKERS

Jeff Bullwinkel

Jeff Bullwinkel

Director of Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Corporation, Singapore

Dung Le

Dung Le

Attorney, Intel Corporation, Vietnam

Diana The

Diana The

Chief Counsel, APAC Aon Hewitt Singapore Pte. Ltd., Singapore

Grant Spooner

Grant Spooner

Head of Employment Law (Asia Pacific) Barclays Bank, Singapore

Stanley T. Park

Stanley T. Park

Managing Director/Head of Legal – Asia Pacific Region, Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets, Singapore

Debby Lim

Debby Lim

Partner Shook Lin & Bok LLP, Singapore

Rebecca Tai

Rebecca Tai

Director of Legal Rongsheng Offshore & Marine Pte Ltd, Singapore

A. J. Ramchandran

A. J. Ramchandran

Group Legal Counsel Amsbach Marine(S) Private Ltd, Singapore

Agenda 1

CONFERENCE AGENDA

DAY 1 – 24 Sep 2014 – Effective Litigation Management Tools

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
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. Outsourcing can make a litigation team more efficient and agile through e-discovery and technology solutions, such as cloud-based computing, analytics and visualization. Hear from BPO and LPO providers on the scope of work that can be outsourced today, and learn how to best evaluate an LPO provider, from level of expertise to range of technology platforms, cost structure, and more.

  • Litigation and Associated Services
  • E-discovery
  • BPO and LPO
  • Outsourcing Experciences
  • Challenges and Solutions

10:45 – 11:15 AMNetworking Tea and Informal Networking with Exhibitors11:15 – 12:00 PMPanel Discussion
The Rise of Bet-the-Company Litigation

 

Large-scale and cross-border litigations are on the rise. These “bet-the-company” cases require a different type of analysis of risk and reward beyond day-to-day commercial litigation. They are complicated and many times involve multiple parties and complex discovery. As such lawsuits grow more costly and more complex, companies have begun to reassess their compliance programs and implement new tools and processes that can reduce litigation-related risks.

Topics to be Covered:

  • Large-scale and cross-border litigations
  • Risk and reward ratio analysis
  • Commercial litigations
  • Complex discovery process
  • Compliances and management
  • Tools and technology to manage such litigations

12:00 – 12:45 PMPanel Discussion
Doing More with Less: Controlling Costs While Enhancing Efficiencies

 

Today’s legal departments must learn to do more with less and find innovative ways in which they can operate more efficiently, reduce costs, improve quality, and maintain workloads all at the same time. This session will discuss a number of ways in which GCs have successfully improved legal department efficiencies without sacrificing quality of work product.

Topics to be Covered:

  • Doing More with Less
  • Trends and Strategies
  • Staffing
  • Budgeting
  • Technology
  • Cost Management Tools
  • Role of Outsourcing
  • Support Services
  • Role of Law Firms
  • Alternative Fee Arrangements and Litigation Funding

12:45 – 01:45 PMNetworking Luncheon and Informal Networking with Exhibitors01:45 – 02:30 PMPanel Discussion
A View from the Top: Litigation and the C-Suite

 

This interactive panel discussion of CEOs, CFOs, Compliance Officers and General Counsel will examines how high stakes litigation is viewed from the role of leadership, finance and legal teams.

Topics to be Covered:

  • Trends and strategies
  • High stakes litigations
  • Managing costs
  • Mergers and Aquisitions
  • Role of leadership, finance and legal teams
  • Role of external service providers including law firms
  • Corporate Law
  • Bankng Law

02:30 – 03:15 PMPanel Discussion
Building a Strong Litigation Support Department – In-house Counsel Perspective

  • Attend this session and hear from in-house counsel on proven strategies to building a successful litigation support department.
  • Role of litigation department
  • Management strategies
  • “Pains” for litigation heads
  • Outsourcing is not a new concept
  • Trends & challenges
  • Relationship management

03:15 – 03:30 PMNetworking Luncheon and Informal Networking with Exhibitors03:30 – 04:15 PMPanel Discussion
IP Litigation around the World – Strategies to Manage Costs

  • Global IP Scenario
  • Litigation IP World
  • Managing Cost
  • Best Stragies
  • Cross – border Litigation
  • M & A and Litigation
  • Trademark and Copyright
  • Patents

04:15 – 05:00 PMPanel Discussion
Governance, Compliance, Ethical and Legislative Issues in the Global Legal Industry

  • Governance and Compliances
  • Ethical practices
  • Supervision
  • Government and regulatory norms
  • Unauthorized practice of law
  • Legislative issues in legal outsourcing world
  • Bar association opinion

05:00 PMDay One Closing Remarks

 

 

Agenda 2

 

CONFERENCE AGENDA

DAY 2 – 25 Sep 2014 – What’s Next in Litigation Management?

09:00 – 09:30 AM Registration; Informal Networking with Exhibitors
09:30 – 10:30 AM Panel Discussion
Risk Management in a World of Mobile, Technology and Social MediaFacebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and mobile devices pose new challenges in today’s evolving business world. Companies are exposed to loss of reputation, scandal, employees behaving badly, company secrets being leaked, harassment and other damaging communications. Despite the pitfalls, mobile tech and social media have become part of our normal work day. This workshop will cover best practices for securing the online/mobile/social environment and will provide strategies for protecting against litigation both inside and outside the workplace.Topics to be Covered:

  • World of Mobile, Technology and Social Media
  • Risk assessment
  • Trends and challenges
  • Type of risks involved
  • Strategies and solutions
  • Protecting against litigation
10:30 – 11:00 AM Registration; Informal Networking with Exhibitors
11:00 – 11:45 AM Panel Discussion
Information Technology, Cloud Computing and Global Legal IndustryThe 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.Topics to be Covered:

  • Ways to Increase Attorney Productivity
  • Effective Management of Information Technology
  • Leveraging Technology for Results
  • Roadmap to Successful Implementation
  • Proven Relationship between IT and IP Services
  • Focus Areas where IT can Play Significant Role
  • Integral Part to Build Trust
  • Is Cloud Driving the Security of Online Information
  • Overseas Data Management through IT and/or Cloud Computing
11:45 – 12:30 PM Panel Discussion
The Link Between Contracts and LitigationClarity is important in drafting international contracts. Learn some of the key contract provisions that companies should address in the international contracts to minimize uncertainty and avoid disputes. Learn about IT outsourcing and Business Process Outsourcing contracts also.Topics to be Covered:

  • Contracts and litigation
  • International contracts
  • Outsourcing contracts
  • Global experiences
  • Management strategies
12:30 – 01:15 PM Panel Discussion
What’s Next in the World of E-discoveryExperienced in-house counsel, private practice experts, and technology innovators gather to discuss e-discovery issues and trends. Presenters will offer insights into how companies facing the preservation, collection and production issues can develop strategic plans.Topics to be Covered:

  • Electronic discovery
  • Role of technology
  • Trends and issues
  • Global developments
  • Strategic plans
01:15 – 02:15 PM Networking Luncheon and Informal Networking with Exhibitors
02:15 – 03:00 PM Panel Discussion
Risks, Security and Confidentiality Issues in Dealing with Overseas Service ProvidersSourcing legal services raises specific questions about compliance, risks, security and confidentiality. Gain a better understanding of these considerations and learn how to manage..

  • Data Protection Laws
  • Privacy of Data Shared with External Service Providers
  • Overseas Data Flow
  • Location of Servers
  • Challenges in Vendor Relationships
  • Training the Manpower
  • Security and Business Continuity
  • Governance Models
  • Managing Disputes before the Dispute Arises
03:00 – 03:45 PM The A-Z of Negotiating, Enacting and Managing Relationships – Law firms and In-house lawyer experiences

  • Establishing your needs
  • How to begin with 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
04:00 – 05:00 PM Networking Tea Break and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

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