With the insights of national thought leaders, the flagship 2015 "Bench and Bar Conference" intentionally drills down into significant changes in practice fora and technique now underway within the United States. At the same time, the Conference explores the critical intersections of international trade and government procurement and key evolutions occurring in each. Among the topics rounding out the conference and its watershed townhalls are discussions of the ethical balance between candor and zealous representation, due process practice across the Circuit portfolio, the increasing significance of pro bono representation, and cybersecurity.
WilmerHale Partner Andrea Weiss Jeffries will sit on the "Case Management" panel and discuss a number of proposed best practices raised in the recently released Case Management Report from WG 10 of the Sedona Conference including those relating to the following topics: initial case management conference; initial disclosures; determination of proportionality - early disclosure of estimated valuation of the case; claim construction; and handing of summary judgments. WilmerHale Partner Jonathan Cedarbaum will be a speaker on the "Cyber Security (Part II)" panel: “Protecting Trade Secrets and Other Sensitive Data: The Role of the Litigator in Addressing Cybersecurity Issues.”