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Adams and Reese, Association of Corporate Counsel Partner to Present Corporate Counsel, Ethics and Commercial Litigation Panel and Seminar

12/5/2014

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The law firm of Adams and Reese LLP and the Association of Corporate Counsel have partnered to present an upcoming seminar, “The Year in Review: Ethics Opinions and Case Law for Corporate Counsel,” followed by a panel, “Litigating with Other People’s Money: Commercial Litigation Funding, Ethics, and Law,” to take place on Tuesday, December 9, at the Memphis Hilton Hotel, from 2 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

“We have a tremendous panel experienced in the commercial litigation business, including a representative of a prominent commercial litigation funder, a veteran of the funding business, and a well-respected academic who has written extensively in the field,” said Adams and Reese Partner Lucian T. Pera, who will moderate the panel. “Our panelists will survey the current litigation funding environment and then explore the business, legal and ethical issues that arise during the lifetime of the funding by a commercial funder of a significant commercial claim.”

The panelists include Charles Agee, CEO, Westfleet Advisors; Travis D. Lenkner, Managing Director, Gerchen Keller Capital; and Anthony Sebok, Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law.

Pera said the panel will also focus on how the developing business of funding commercial litigation, including what types of claims and claimants are being funded, the process of funding, and the legal and lawyer ethics questions raised by the business.

The panel will be preceded by a seminar by Pera and colleague and Adams and Reese Partner Ben Fox, who will present a review of the last year’s worth of notable decisions and ethics opinions, providing practical guidance for corporate counsel.

The seminar has been approved for three dual CLE credit hours by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education & Specialization.

About Adams and Reese LLP: Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with more than 300 attorneys and advisors strategically located in 16 offices in 15 markets throughout the southern United States and Washington, D.C. American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation's top law firms - "The Am Law 200". The National Law Journal also includes the firm on the "NLJ 350" list of the nation's largest law firms. For more information, visit www.adamsandreese.com and follow Adams and Reese in Twitter: @AdamsandReese

About ACC: The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives. With more than 35,000 members in over 85 countries, employed by over 10,000 organizations, ACC connects its members to the people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth. By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel.® For more information, visit www.acc.com and follow ACC on Twitter: @ACCinhouse.