COMMON RISKS, SHARED SOLUTIONS

New York, June 9 2016

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At Fitzpatrick, intellectual property is our sole focus. We have one of the premier patent litigation and prosecution practices and consistently appear on the list of top litigation and patent prosecution firms. Our practice covers the spectrum of IP services, including applying for patent and trademark protection, litigation, appeals, interferences, post-grant patent challenges, alternative dispute resolution, licensing, opinions, corporate transactions and due diligence.

The quality and experience of our attorneys are second to none. In addition to superior legal qualifications, most of our attorneys hold scientific degrees and many have substantial industry experience. Our attorneys have a long history of pro bono work and are actively involved in bar associations and community organisations.

Our clients do business in a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, energy, biotechnology, computers, information technology, electronics, medical devices, optics, medical imaging, transportation and telecommunications. As new technologies emerge, we work closely with clients in developing strategies for protecting and enforcing their intellectual property.

Regardless of the size of a matter, we are committed to delivering the highest-quality legal services to achieve our clients' objectives. We can proudly say that the overwhelming majority of our work is from clients with whom we have longstanding relationships.
Gerchen Keller Capital, LLC is the largest investment and advisory firm focused exclusively on legal and regulatory risk. Through a variety of private vehicles, we manage more than $1.4 billion of assets for public pensions, financial institutions, non-profit foundations, university endowments and select family offices.

Gerchen Keller provides capital and other financing and risk management solutions to companies and law firms involved in complex litigation, arbitration and transactional matters. As legal costs continue to rise, organisations increasingly seek financing alternatives in connection with complex legal matters. We help companies and law firms to manage costs and expand working capital; de-risk legal exposures; and monetise fees, judgments and settlements.

Our diverse pools of capital ensure that our counterparties receive pricing that is tailored to the underlying risk of each investment. In addition, our breadth of product offerings and the long-term nature of our limited partner commitments allow us to approach our relationships with a partnership mentality. This leads to durable, continuing solutions to our counterparties’ capital and risk-management needs.
In a world where change is certain, experience is the best protection. Guidepost Solutions offers global security, investigations and compliance and monitoring solutions for clients in a wide range of industries. Our expert team provides leadership and strategic guidance for critical client needs across the globe. As trusted partners for our high-profile clients in a wide range of industries across the globe, we survey and analyse industries in order to guide solutions. We built our brand on the collective strength, experience and reputation of individual parts and serve as an established source of protection, strategic guidance and leadership for our clients.

In 2015 Guidepost Solutions was recognised as “The Best Corporate Investigations Provider” by the National Law Journal’s Best of Legal Times, “A Best Corporate Investigations Provider” by the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings and “Best Global Risk & Investigations Consultant” in the National Law Journal’s Best of Chicago.

With headquarters in New York, Guidepost Solutions maintains offices in key markets, including Chicago, Dallas, Honolulu, London, Los Angeles, Oakland, Palm Beach, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, Singapore and Washington DC, and has resources across the globe.

Experience guides us. Solutions define us.

Hogan Lovells is a global legal practice that helps corporations, financial institutions and government entities across the spectrum of their critical business and legal issues globally and locally. We have over 2,500 lawyers operating out of more than 40 offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the United States, and offer distinctive strengths in the areas of government regulatory, litigation and arbitration, corporate, finance and intellectual property.

We have more than 40 partners worldwide with significant experience in conducting investigations related to fraud, corruption and white collar crime, and in providing proactive compliance advice. Our investigations, white collar and fraud partners each have an average of 20 to 25 years of experience in large-scale investigations, and have sector-specific experience in industries where bribery and corruption issues are prevalent.

We represent companies, directors, officers and individuals at all stages of criminal and civil investigations of federal agencies. We always strive to obtain the best outcome – persuading the government not to prosecute. We are also ready to try cases or attempt to achieve a deferred prosecution or other satisfactory resolution short of trial.

Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms, with in-depth experience in 100-plus countries. Lex Mundi member firms can offer their clients preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide – a global resource of unmatched breadth and depth.

Each member firm is selected on the basis of its leadership in – and continued commitment to – its local market. The Lex Mundi principle is one independent firm for each jurisdiction. Firms must maintain their level of excellence to retain membership within Lex Mundi.

Through close collaboration, information sharing, training and inter-firm initiatives, the Lex Mundi network is an assurance of connected, on-the ground expertise in every market in which a client needs to operate.

Working together, Lex Mundi members can seamlessly handle their clients’ most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.

Member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America. Through our non-profit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, members also provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe. 

Visit www.lexmundi.com or www.lexmundiprobono.org for more information.

Lex Mundi – the law firms that know your markets.

Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) is the world’s largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful general counsel, corporate counsel, partner, associate and law firm management placements. MLA also provides law firms and companies with highly specialised legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire bases.

With more than 20 locations worldwide in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney and cities across the United States, and strategic alliances in Beijing and Seoul, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting clients’ and candidates’ needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality.

MLA considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted Best Legal Recruiter in 2015 in The National Law Journal and Legal Times. To learn more about MLA, visit www.mlaglobal.com.

Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialised global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Navigant services include a wide range of financial management services, investigation services, litigation support services and business management consulting services – as well as software programs for use in database management, analysis and benchmarking. Through senior-level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in disputes and investigations, economics, financial advisory and management consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated construction, energy, financial services and healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs.

Navigant’s legal technology solutions team works in collaboration with clients to uncover and overcome data management challenges, reduce risk, increase efficiency and control costs. We leverage our industry-leading expertise in e-discovery services, custom solution development and data analytics to deliver actionable solutions to law firm and in-house clients in all industries. Our team provides a unique combination of in-depth legal, industry and technology knowledge and experience – along with our global capabilities – to deliver actionable solutions.

At Seyfarth Shaw LLP, we lead the way in delivering legal services more effectively, more efficiently and more transparently. We provide thoughtful, strategic, practical legal counsel to client companies and legal teams of all sizes. With more than 800 lawyers across 13 markets in the United States and abroad, we offer a national platform and global gateway to serve your changing business and legal needs in corporate, employment, employee benefits, litigation and real estate.  
 
Our commitment to excellence and unrelenting focus on the needs of clients have forged an atmosphere of creativity and innovative thinking. We have pioneered new approaches to delivering legal services and have gained acclaim for our SeyfarthLean client service model, which integrates differentiating process, technology and people solutions into our legal work.
 
Recently, BTI Consulting Group included Seyfarth in its Client Service 30 list, which recognises the ‘cream of the crop’ of law firms for client service in its Client Service A-Team report. Seyfarth also earned a spot in the Financial Times North America Innovative Lawyers Report index of the most innovative firms, including top-ranking ‘standout’ honours in the business of law category. 
 

Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services delivers the expertise and advanced technology needed to achieve successful outcomes in the most complex and challenging engagements. We will proactively partner with you to create a programme that allows you to expand capacity, improve efficiency and leverage your internal resources more effectively. This new best-practices approach blends the right combination of advanced technology, legal expertise and sophisticated processes to help you to accomplish your goals and ultimately save you money.

Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm serving clients globally. Headquartered in Washington DC – with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Virginia – Venable serves the needs of domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory and government affairs around the globe.

The businesses that Venable represents cover the full spectrum of industries and organisation types, both for-profit and non-profit, and range from entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies to large national and international organisations. Venable attorneys are recognised in the business and legal communities as the leading practitioners in their fields and a large number of the attorneys are former prosecutors, regulators and lawmakers, as well as inside counsel.

Supporting associations

International Online Media Partner to the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global legal association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organisations through informationeducationnetworking opportunities and advocacy initiatives. With more than 37,000 members in 90 countries, employed by over 10,000 organisations, 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.

European Online Media Partner to the European Company Lawyers Association - Association Européenne des Juristes d'Entreprise (ECLA)

The European Company Lawyers' Association (ECLA) is an international non-profit association and is the umbrella organisation for 19 company lawyers associations in Europe. Through its members, ECLA represents more than 20,000 company lawyers in 19 countries. Membership is open to company lawyers associations only. While individuals are not members of ECLA directly, each company lawyer who is a member of a national company lawyer association can benefit from ECLA's activities as outlined in its programme. These include benefits such as conference discounts, legal education training and publications.

Belgium

The Belgian Institute of Company Lawyers (IJE) was established in March 2000. In Belgium, only members of the IJE can carry the title of ‘company lawyer’; advice given by members of the IJE is confidential. The IJE guarantees the intellectual independence of company lawyers, organises training and collaborates with other legal professions both within and outside of Belgium.

Brazil

The Movimento de Defesa da Advocacia (MDA) was founded in 2003 to promote the common interests of lawyers in Brazil. It has a board of directors with 63 members from different areas of practice, and a chief executive and two officers who manage its daily activities. MDA has also four special committees, including the In-house Counsel Committee. The In-house Counsel Committee was founded in 2010 as a forum for corporate counsel to share their experiences, further the development of the corporate counsel profession in Brazil and defend their common interests. It has members from both national and foreign companies.

France

The French Association of Corporate Counsel (AFJE) is the first professional organisation for in-house corporate counsel in France. Comprising more than 4,000 members from 1,200 companies (600 of whom are legal directors), the AFJE endeavours to serve as a platform for practitioners. The AFJE promotes the practice of corporate counsel and defends their interests.  It organises regional debates and workshops on topical subjects, as well as more than 80 workshops/conferences per year within its  framework of 16 legal area-focused commissions.  It also produces a series of videos in order to help the profession to inspire, and to be better perceived and understood.

Japan

The Japan In-House Counsel Network (JICN) is a diverse and dynamic community of corporate legal professionals working in Japan. Its members give legal related advice to both large and small companies in a broad range of industries, including banking and finance, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing and technology. The JICN seeks to enhance the competency and professional development of its members through regular continuing education courses and skills training seminars. It also offers members opportunities to network and exchange ideas and information relevant to their work as corporate legal professional.

Mexico

The Mexican Company Lawyers Association (ANADE) aims to promote and facilitate the exchange of information, experience and knowledge between its members, and to enhance their academic and intellectual capabilities, by organising courses, roundtables, meetings and seminars. ANADE has no political objectives and does not interfere in the internal relations between its members and law firms. It aims to bring together people within the legal field who share a clear commitment towards the practice of law, and to promote the further development of its members, helping them reach the highest professional standards.

New York

The Corporate Counsel Section of the New York State Bar Association is comprised of more than 1,600 attorneys who serve as in-house counsel to corporations and other business entities, as well as attorneys in government and academic institutions. Members collaborate on activities that enhance the role of in-house corporate counsel as contributing members and leaders of their communities, the legal profession and the Bar Association, and provide a medium for cooperation, encouragement and assistance in the resolution of problems common to them and the legal profession.
 

Norway

Bedriftsjuristene was founded as a separate section of the Norwegian Association of Lawyers in 2010. It aims to secure and develop the interests of company lawyers, and to promote networking and seminars in the fields of law which are of interest to them. For several years, the Company Lawyers' Section has been organising its October seminar, establishing a traditional forum for company lawyers in Norway. Under the auspices of the Norwegian Association of Lawyers, which represents the interests of more than 15,000 Norwegian lawyers, the section is the voice of company lawyers in Norway. Bedriftsjuristene has over 1,200 members.

Portugal

Instituto dos Advogados de Empresa (IAE) is part of the Portuguese Bar Association. Its main goal is the defence and representation of Portuguese company lawyers.  In addition, the IAE identifies and clarifies the particularities of the company lawyer’s profession, drafts legal opinions for other bodies of the Portuguese Bar Association, and advises on specific concerns of company lawyers in the performance of their function within corporations.

The IAE also aims to promote the inclusion of company lawyers in activities of the Bar, provide continuous training to its members and to lawyers in general, and to offer support to the president of the Bar and the General Assembly of the Bar Association.

South Africa

The Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa (CLASA) was formed in 1982 to promote the common interests of corporate lawyers in South Africa. It aims to improve and promote the proficiency and competency of its members and to encourage professional and ethical conduct. CLASA provides a forum for the exchange of views and mutual liaison on matters of common interest to corporate lawyers in South Africa, and liaises with representative national and international organisations in the interests of its members. CLASA has approximately 340 members.