Berman and Company, a research, communications, advertising, and government affairs public relations firm, will host The Legal Counsel Conference on Wednesday, July 1. This year's conference will provide general counsel in the food services, beverage, and hospitality industries with an understanding of intellectual property in the restaurant industry, health care, new food safety regulations, and legal, regulatory and compliance risks confronting businesses during this financial crisis.

Mayer Brown partners Joseph De Simone, John J.Tharp, and Pete H. White will be featured panelists for the "Litigation and the Financial Crisis" session.

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