Laura Reich is our latest Featured Speaker!

Our latest featured speaker is Laura Reich from Harper Meyer LLP!

Laura is speaking at our upcoming 13th Annual Circuit Court Boot Camp: The Nuts and Bolts (FL) program on May 21 & 23, 2024. At this program, attendees receive terrific insight into what judges want and expect – and what mistakes to avoid – when litigating in Circuit Court. And you’ll hear from seasoned attorneys on both sides of the aisle – so you get a well rounded view of your tasks, with advice from multiple perspectives. Laura has previously spoken at our 2020-2022 Circuit Court Boot Camps for Florida, to fantastic reviews from attendees.

Laura Reich is a commercial litigator and arbitrator with a practice focusing on complex, commercial disputes as well as on domestic and international arbitration. She is a partner in Harper Meyer’s Litigation and Arbitration Group, as well as in its Art and Entertainment Law Group and its international law practice. Her clients include U.S. and international businesses and commercial interests, as well as individuals, and she has represented these clients on a wide variety of issues, including breach of contract, violations of consumer protection statutes, breach of fiduciary duties, antitrust, garnishment, business torts, regulatory matters, and more.

Laura is pleased to get to know her clients and their unique concerns to develop a strategy to best achieve their personalized goals. Nothing makes her prouder than when a client describes her as a “Member of the Team.” As a third-generation attorney, Laura honed her debate skills around the family dinner table; after many years of practicing law and arbitrating, however, she also knows that non-stop battle is not always the right way to achieve the best outcome for her clients. Rather, a good lawyer or arbitrator has an entire array of tools, and experience teaches how best to use those tools. While some cases need a negotiator, others need an advocate, and still others need a warrior. Laura is experienced at playing each of those roles as the situation requires.

Laura also serves as a frequent arbitrator and is listed with the American Arbitration Association and the Court of Arbitration for Art, located in The Hague, Netherlands. Her educational background includes the University of Florida College of Law (JD) and University of Florida (BA), both with honors. Laura also serves as an adjunct professor at Florida International University School of Law and instructs paralegals at Florida Atlantic University. She is the current Editor-in-Chief of International Law Quarterly, a publication of the International Law Section of The Florida Bar. A frequent author and lecturer, she recently published “Reversing the Silk Road: The Rapid Rise of the Art Market in Asia and its Implications”; “Prepare to Win: First Steps in International Arbitration”; and “The Art of Arbitration.” She is also a contributor to the American Bar Associations’ handbook on the Class Action Fairness Act.

When not practicing law, arbitrating, writing, or teaching, Laura enjoys spending time with her two school-age daughters, her husband, and her golden retriever Sadie (not necessarily in that order).

We are excited to have her join us!

Jennie Wang VonCannon is our latest Featured Speaker!

Our latest featured speaker is Jennie Wang VonCannon from Crowell!

Jennie is speaking at our upcoming 20th Annual Federal Court Boot Camp: The Nuts and Bolts (CA) program on April 30 & May 2, 2024. At this program you’ll get a unique perspective and an inside look at what the court wants and does not want from attorneys practicing in Federal Court. Jennie has previously spoken at our 19th Annual Federal Court Boot Camp: The Nuts and Bolts (in California) and received rave reviews from attendees.

Jennie Wang VonCannon is a technology trial lawyer and advisor with a proven track record of success in both the courtroom and the boardroom — with over two decades of experience and deep understanding of corporate defense in both criminal and civil contexts, cybersecurity, and intellectual property matters. She is a trained AI Governance Professional who can assist clients with creating or updating compliance programs regarding AI (both generative and otherwise). She served for over eleven years as a federal prosecutor, culminating in her selection to serve with distinction as the Deputy Chief of the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section of the National Security Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.

Jennie helps clients in crisis with litigation, internal investigations, law enforcement and regulatory inquiries and subpoenas, and cybersecurity and privacy incidents. In an increasingly interconnected world, Jennie understands the critical importance of safeguarding sensitive information and intellectual assets. With her extensive knowledge of cybersecurity laws, regulations, and best practices, she advises companies on proactive measures to mitigate cyber threats and provides creative solutions to surviving cyber incidents.

Jennie also stays up-to-date on technology advancements and trends, and has a remarkable aptitude for assimilating extensive amounts of information efficiently and effectively. Her keen analytical skills allow her to delve deep into complex legal cases, regulatory frameworks, and new technologies, enabling her to grasp the nuances and key elements crucial to building persuasive arguments or providing comprehensive advice. Jennie’s ability to distill complex information in a clear and concise manner sets her apart. Whether addressing juries, board members, or clients, she is able to convey complex legal and technical concepts in a straightforward and accessible manner with the understanding that her audience will often possess diverse backgrounds and varying levels of legal knowledge. She adeptly tailors her communication to present legal matters in a manner that aligns with her clients’ objectives and provides clarity on potential risks and opportunities, which enables them to make informed decisions that align with their organizations’ best interests.

Jennie is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, a founding member and former Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Privacy and Cybersecurity Section, and an executive committee and life member of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. She has spoken at numerous industry programs on key topics such as AI and the legal profession and cybersecurity enforcement trends.

We are excited to have her join us!

Daniel Meyers is our latest Featured Speaker!

Our latest featured speaker is Daniel Meyers from Arnold & Porter!

Daniel is speaking at our upcoming 15th Annual Federal Court Boot Camp: The Nuts and Bolts (IL) program on May 16, 2024. At this program you’ll get a unique perspective and an inside look at what the court wants and does not want from attorneys practicing in Federal Court and you’ll get advice from and perspectives from both sides of the aisle.

Daniel Meyers represents clients in complex litigations with a focus on products liability, consumer fraud, and class actions. He has extensive experience representing clients as national counsel in mass tort litigations including all phases of litigation. Daniel has worked on teams that have tried cases to defense jury verdicts in multiple jurisdictions in both state and federal court. He also has experience litigating appeals.

Daniel is committed to pro bono legal services, having represented clients in matters ranging from employment contract disputes to child custody disputes. Recently, he was part of an innocence project team that secured the exoneration of an innocent man who spent 14 years in prison — 10 of them on Florida’s death row — after being wrongfully incarcerated and convicted of two stabbing murders in 2004.

Prior to joining the firm, Daniel volunteered as a Special Assistant Corporation Counsel in the City of Chicago’s Labor Division where he represented the City in hearings before the Chicago Police and Human Resources Boards, as well as in arbitrations.

We are excited to have him join us!

Meghan Féronie Loisel is our latest Featured Speaker!

Our latest featured speaker is Meghan Féronie Loisel from Rudy Exelrod Zieff & Lowe LLP!

Meghan is speaking at our upcoming 20th Annual Federal Court Boot Camp: The Nuts and Bolts (CA) program on April 30 and May 2, 2024. This boot camp will walk you through your case in Federal Court from start to finish. You’ll learn the rules and tasks, strategies and tactics, and the skills and techniques you must have to become a more effective and successful litigator in Federal Court and to be a more effective and successful litigator in general. Meghan was previously a speaker at our 19th Annual Federal Court Boot Camp: The Nuts and Bolts (in California), and our 18th Annual Superior Court Boot Camp.

Meghan Féronie Loisel joined Rudy Exelrod Zieff & Lowe LLP in 2016 because she wanted to represent employees who stand up for their rights. Meghan specializes in helping employees holds their employers accountable for workplace discrimination and retaliation. She also works to ensure employers honor their contractual commitments to pay employees the wages and benefits they are owed. Meghan’s litigation practice includes both individual cases and class actions in court and arbitration.

During law school, Meghan focused on employment law and worked as a law clerk representing low-income workers at Legal Aid at Work. After completing a litigation fellowship with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Reproductive Freedom Project in New York City, she returned to the Bay Area and worked for Santa Clara County as a Social Justice and Impact Litigation Fellow and then as a deputy county counsel. As public employee and union member herself, Meghan gained meaningful insight into public employee representation. She also gained defense experience by defending the County and its employees in employment, civil rights, and tort cases. Meghan relies on this balanced view of employment litigation to provide her clients with even handed assessments of their cases.

Meghan graduated from New York University School of Law and is a member of the California Bar and New York Bar.

We are excited to have her join us!

Randy Grossman is our latest Featured Speaker!

Our latest featured speaker is Randy Grossman from Manatt!

Randy is speaking at our upcoming 20th Annual Federal Court Boot Camp: The Nuts and Bolts (CA) program on April 30 & May 2, 2024. This boot camp will walk you through your case in Federal Court from start to finish. You’ll learn the rules and tasks, strategies and tactics, and the skills and techniques you must have to become a more effective and successful litigator in Federal Court and to be a more effective and successful litigator in general.

Randy Grossman is a partner in Manatt’s Trial, White Collar and Investigations practice and leader of the San Diego office. With nearly three decades of experience in private practice and as a prosecutor, including his recent service as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of California, Randy focuses on government and internal investigations, white collar and civil litigation, and corporate compliance counseling.

Randy’s experience in private practice includes high-stakes matters for clients across multiple industries, including health care, technology, aerospace, global communications, defense contracting, retail and professional sports. He has represented clients in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, SEC and state law enforcement agencies. Randy also has conducted internal investigations in the United States and internationally for companies and their boards of directors concerning alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, and other federal and state laws. In addition, Randy has led complex litigation in federal and state court involving alleged fraud, antitrust claims, franchise disputes, securities laws allegations and class actions.

Immediately before joining Manatt, Randy served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of California. As the chief federal law enforcement official for the district, Randy was responsible for prosecuting federal crimes committed throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties. During his tenure, the office successfully prosecuted several significant offenses, including espionage, cybercrime, transnational organized crime, cryptocurrency schemes, securities fraud, health care fraud, defense procurement fraud and public corruption. Randy also oversaw civil enforcement matters and litigation on behalf of the United States, and he worked with other U.S. Attorneys around the country on national policies regarding white collar crime and corporate compliance.

Randy started his career as a Deputy District Attorney for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, where he tried more than 70 criminal cases to jury verdict, including high-profile murder and gang violence cases.

Randy is also a leader in the community. He is a Master with the Hon. J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court, a former trustee for the California Western School of Law Board of Trustees, a former president of the San Diego Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and a former board member for Walden Family Services Adoption and Foster Care Agency.

We are excited to have him join us!

Susan White is our latest Featured Speaker!

Our latest featured speaker is Susan White from Buchalter!

Susan is speaking at our upcoming Bad Faith Insurance Litigation in CA program on April 16 & 18, 2024. This program will cover critical 2024 hot topics – the latest issues, cases, new rules and common problems associated with Bad Faith Insurance cases in a variety of settings that apply to business clients or individual clients. Susan previously spoke at our Understanding the Legal Impact of Covid-19 as it Affects Your Clients, Your Life and Your Business program in 2020, and our Bad Faith Insurance Litigation program in 2015.

Susan White is an experienced commercial litigation attorney with a specialty in insurance recovery. Ms. White represents corporate and individual policyholders and has recovered millions in insurance proceeds on their behalf in all types of complex litigation against their insurers. She is able to think out of the box, using creative and strategic approaches to both find and maximize insurance coverage for her policyholder clients.

Throughout her 30 years of practice, she regularly has represented a wide variety of clients on numerous insurance coverage issues and has resolved complex insurance matters through settlement, arbitration or trial. Ms. White has extensive experience with complex insurance matters.

Ms. White counsels clients operating in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceutical, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, software and Internet technology, financial services, entertainment, and real estate.

Acting as insurance coverage counsel, Ms. White also represents companies in bankruptcy and advises trustees for bankrupt estates in connection with the recovery of insurance assets for the estate. She also provides risk management guidance to clients to maximize the coverage provided by insurance policies. Additionally, Ms. White speaks regularly on various insurance coverage issues.

We are excited to have her join us!

Joseph Farris is our latest Featured Speaker!

Our latest featured speaker is Joseph Farris from Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP!

Joe is speaking at our upcoming 20th Annual Federal Court Boot Camp: The Nuts and Bolts (CA) program on April 30 & May 2, 2024. He will be a part of an stellar panel for this program, which will walk you through your case in Federal Court from start to finish. You’ll learn the rules and tasks, strategies and tactics, and the skills and techniques you must have to become a more effective and successful litigator in Federal Court and to be a more effective and successful litigator in general.

Joe Farris is a seasoned trial attorney and trusted advisor to technology companies based in San Francisco who represents clients in a broad range of business and intellectual property disputes. He has significant experience in state and federal courts, private arbitration, and a variety of cross-border disputes.

His clients often face emerging legal issues at the intersections of law and technology, including trade secret, copyright, trademark, patent, and unfair competition litigation. He has recently represented a medical technology company in federal court litigation against an internationally-based competitor that sought to raid the client’s U.S. operational staff and intellectual property. Before that, he defended an international electronics manufacturer against parallel federal and state litigation asserting trade secret misappropriation and trademark infringement.

His work frequently involves complex forensic investigations of digital evidence in disputes and litigation involving trade secret theft, source code copying, hacking and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), subpoenas for Internet content and communications, online defamation and harassment, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), works-for-hire disputes, and use of web-crawling bots. Joe also has experience in a variety of business litigation matters such as breaches of commercial contracts, licensing and royalty disputes, founders’ disputes, violations of fiduciary duties, and false advertising. He regularly advises and counsels clients on issues related to employee mobility, including cases involving breaches of employment contracts, non-disclosure agreements, non-competition agreements, and non-solicitation agreements.

Before joining Arnold & Porter, Joe was an Assistant District Attorney for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office where he was lead trial counsel in 10 jury trials, nine of which resulted in a conviction.

He is a 2008 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law where he was a member of the Board of Advocates and served as an article editor on the Ecology Law Quarterly journal.

We are excited to have him join us!

Hon. Suzanne Segal (Ret.) is our latest Featured Speaker!

Our latest featured speaker is Hon. Suzanne H. Segal (Ret.) from Signature Resolution!

Judge Segal is speaking at our upcoming 20th Annual Federal Court Boot Camp: The Nuts and Bolts (CA) program on April 30 & May 2, 2024. She will be a part of an amazing panel for this program, which will walk you through your case in Federal Court from start to finish. You’ll learn the rules and tasks, strategies and tactics, and the skills and techniques you must have to become a more effective and successful litigator in Federal Court and to be a more effective and successful litigator in general. Judge Segal previously spoke at our 19th Annual Federal Court Boot Camp: The Nuts and Bolts (CA) program last year, and has also spoken at our Federal Court Boot Camps in 2019, 2020, and 2022.

During her tenure on the federal bench, Judge Segal presided over numerous trials, evidentiary hearings, motions, and discovery conferences involving diverse subject matter. Judge Segal served as the settlement judge in hundreds of cases, settling business and insurance disputes; patent, trademark, and copyright actions; and employment, civil rights, and tort cases. Judge Segal handled a wide range of motions and settlements arising out of class actions, particularly in the wage and hour context.

Judge Segal has broad experience in securities litigation, including matters brought by private investors and the SEC. In addition, Judge Segal has extensive experience in matters involving the False Claims Act and related actions involving the healthcare industry.

Judge Segal has served as a special master or discovery referee in cases involving the False Claims Act, mass tort and insurance claims, patent litigation, and product liability claims.

Before her appointment to the bench, Judge Segal served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office for 12 years. As an AUSA, Judge Segal handled a variety of cases, including contract, employment, civil rights, Medicare reimbursement, and tort claims. She also brought consumer and civil rights actions on behalf of the Department of Justice. From 1999 to 2002, she served as the Chief of Civil Appeals for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Prior to serving in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Judge Segal was a civil litigator at Dewey, Ballantine and Adams, Duque and Hazeltine.

Judge Segal has also served as a lecturer in Law at UCLA School of Law and Loyola Law School. Judge Segal is known for her work ethic and persistent dedication to reach a positive result for the parties.

We are excited to have her join us again!

Ricardo Echeverria is our latest Featured Speaker!

Our latest featured speaker is Ricardo Echeverria from Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP!

Ricardo is speaking at our upcoming Bad Faith Insurance Litigation in CA program on April 16 & 18, 2024. Ricardo previously spoke at our Insurance Solutions for Covid-19 Business Losses and Claims program, and our 1st Party Property Insurance Bad Faith Cases From Start to Finish program. Ricardo will be a part of a stellar panel for this program, which will cover critical 2024 hot topics – the latest issues, cases, new rules and common problems associated with Bad Faith Insurance cases in a variety of settings that apply to business clients or individual clients.

Ricardo Echeverria is a trial attorney with Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP handling insurance bad faith and catastrophic personal injury cases. Mr. Echeverria is a past-president of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) the nation’s largest local association of plaintiffs’ attorneys. He was recognized as one of the Top 30 Plaintiff Lawyers in California in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, and was named one of the Top 100 Attorneys in California in 2017, 2018 and 2023 by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. He was honored by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association as the 2021 Top Gun Trial Lawyer of the Year. In 2019, he was honored with the Lifetime Legal Achievement Award from Consumer Watchdog. In 2023, Ricardo was recently inducted into The Inner Circle of Advocates, known as the 100 best plaintiff lawyers in the U.S. The Inner Circle of Advocates is an exclusive, invitation-only group of the best plaintiff lawyers in the United States.

Mr. Echeverria was named 2019 Trial Lawyer of the Year by Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire and was also named the 2010 Trial Lawyer of the Year by CAALA after having been nominated for the award from 2006 through 2009. He has also been a finalist for the Consumer Attorneys of California’s Consumer Attorney of the Year in 2007, 2009, 2018 and 2020. He was also a finalist for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association 2019 Trial Lawyer of the Year. Mr. Echeverria was presented the 2011 – 2012 Jennifer Brooks Lawyer of the Year Award by the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association. In 2012, he received an Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. He has been named a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2005. He has been named a “Best Lawyer” by the Best Lawyers in America publication every year since 2014.

We are excited to have him with us!

Susan Koehler Sullivan is our latest Featured Speaker!

Our latest featured speaker is Susan Koehler Sullivan from Clyde & Co LLP!

Susan is speaking at our upcoming Bad Faith Insurance Litigation in CA program on April 16 & 18, 2024. Susan will be a part of a wonderful panel for this program, which will cover critical 2024 hot topics – the latest issues, cases, new rules and common problems associated with Bad Faith Insurance cases in a variety of settings that apply to business clients or individual clients.

Susan Koehler Sullivan has over 30 years of experience as a commercial litigator, focusing her practice on corporate insurance matters. She handles insurance coverage investigations and disputes (including through trial or arbitration) under all types of policies, including fidelity, directors and officers, employment, professional, property, excess and general liability policies.

Susan employs a 360-degree approach to every matter, where fully analyzing factual and legal issues are just the beginning. She evaluates and considers each party’s interests and motivations to determine the best strategy forward and enjoys working closely with her clients to achieve their goals.

Susan was listed as one of the “45 Most Influential Women Lawyers” by the LA Business Journal in 2017. She was also named to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal’s list of “Top Women Lawyers 2017.”

We are excited to have her with us!