Past event: How to avoid being sued in US

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Past event: How to avoid being sued in US

Date: 26 Aug 2015, 8:45 - 12:00

Host: Bird & Bird Law Firm, Sundkrogen 2, 2100 København Ø

Have you been sued in the US?

Learn WHAT to do, WHEN to do it and WHAT to expect

US Litigation by Philip Graff and Dana Dunwoody

Check out video clips from the event!
Dana Dunwoody explains Cost Shifting Settlement
Dana Dunwoody and Philip Graff discuss Boiler Plate issues
Dana and Philip review risks of accepting Delaware law


Danish companies often do not know what to expect in terms of risk, and without guidance they don’t know the importance of document retention programs, early witness interviews to preserve evidence, and much more.

This program discussed how to navigate through litigation in the US and addressed key distinctions between the Danish and American legal systems.

Leading the discussion was Copenhagen based Philip Graff, Partner at Bird & Bird Law Firm, as well as US based Dana Dunwoody, Partner at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP in San Diego, California.



Registration and networking

What to do, as soon as your company is named in a US civil suit
This will include a discussion of differences between a Federal and a State court lawsuit, the preservation of evidence, evaluation of electronically stored data, and more.

The discovery process
We’ll discuss document discovery and other written discovery, depositions in civil actions generally, and uniquely to class actions specifically.  The contrasting Danish system will also be discussed.

Networking Break

Pretrial and trial

We’ll discuss jury trials versus court trials, alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration), and a contrast to the Danish system.

Q&A and Wrap-up

Light Networking Lunch



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