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Past Event
4 November 2010

Managing the Early Stages of Commercial Litigation: Critical First Steps – Whom to Notify When: What Notifications Might Be Required

Commercial disputes often involve the balancing of financial exposure against other meaningful business interests. In some cases, litigation can quickly become “bet-the-company” cases. By understanding and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of your position early on, your company can avoid the perils of missteps in the early stages of litigation.

In conjunction with the publication of Mayer Brown’s Managing the Early Stages of Commercial Litigation: Critical First Steps, our Commercial Litigation group is pleased to invite you to a series of four one-hour webinars intended to assist in-house counsel with key legal strategy for issues that often arise early in a matter. Additionally, for in-house lawyers who do not often handle litigation, but who find themselves charged with managing a lawsuit, we will highlight many of the issues that arise during the early stages of a lawsuit and identify important elements to be considered.

Please join us for the second program in the series.

Whom to Notify When: What Notifications Might Be Required

Topics covered will focus on the notifications that might be required when a company is sued, including specifically:

  • Does the Board or a Board Committee need to be notified of the litigation?
  • Are there insurers who require notice?
  • Does the litigation need to be disclosed in a periodic SEC filing and/or a Form 8-K?
  • Are there other regulators that need to be notified?
  • Does the filing of the lawsuit trigger any contractual obligations to notify third parties?
  • Are there third parties who possess important evidence that should be notified of the need to preserve that evidence?
  • Is a litigation loss reserve required? If so, how is it calculated?

Upcoming Programs in the Series:

What to Do to Start Preparing for Discovery
Wednesday, November 17, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

Electronic Discovery for Commercial Litigation Cases
Wednesday, December 1, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

Presentation Slides (PDF)

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