Managing risk is a priority for every corporate C-suite – especially in choppy economic waters. Join Reed Smith attorneys and Texas judges for in-person, roundtable discussions that will take you back to the basics on attorney-client privilege, help you deal with default in an economic downturn, and assist you in managing the risks of data security.

Speakers: Mark L. Johansen Elizabeth C. Brandon Brian C. Mitchell Michael P. Cooley Taylre C. Janak Rocio Palomo Nigel R. Stark Clark A. Donat

Event Type: CLE / CPD, Seminar

Location Name:
Reed Smith's Dallas office, 2850 N. Harwood Street, Suite 1500, Dallas TX 75201
Start Date/Time:
2 March 2023, 11:30 AM CT
End Date/Time:
2 March 2023, 3:00 PM CT

View from the bench: An inside look

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CT

Please join a panel of local judges as they discuss best practices in a virtual courtroom and the trends they are seeing in local courts and in federal jurisdictions.

Panelists: Hon. Maria Aceves, 192nd District Court, Dallas | Hon. Martin Hoffman, 68th District Court, Dallas | Moderator: Mark Johansen, Reed Smith, Partner, Dallas

Protecting attorney-client privilege for corporate attorneys: The basics are not always basic

1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. CT

Privilege is a foundational component of the legal system. While attorney-client privilege can protect many internal documents and communications, recent court decisions highlight the need to explicitly invoke this protection. In-house counsel often provide advice that includes legal and business elements that may impact whether privilege will apply to certain communications.

This panel will cover:

  • Special role of in-house counsel
  • Views on privilege around the world
  • The boundaries of attorney-client privilege, how privilege is waived and best practices to preserve privilege

Speakers: Elizabeth Brandon, Reed Smith, Partner, Dallas | Brian Mitchell, Reed Smith, Partner, Dallas