Wyatt's 2015 In-House Counsel Litigation Seminar

November 12, 2015

Wyatt hosted its In-House Counsel Litigation Seminar on Tuesday, November 10th at the Kentucky International Convention Center. In-House counsel from a variety of Kentucky and Southern Indiana businesses had the opportunity to sharpen their In-House counsel skills.  In an effort to help our guests meet their annual CLE requirement, we also provided an ethics presentation for the first time during our Fall program.

The seminar began with continental breakfast and a chance to network. The day’s presentations included the following:

The Problem Employee Playbook - Understanding Procedural Steps and Strategic Opportunities in Dealing with Employee Complaints

  • Tyson Gorman, leader of the Firm’s Labor & Employment Service Team

Effective Mediation Strategies

  • Hon. C. Cleveland Gambill, former United States magistrate judge, currently with Gambill Mediation and Arbitration Services
  • Hon. Ann O’Malley Shake, former judge for the Kentucky Court of Appeals, currently with Retired Judges & Associates
  • Byron Leet, leader of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Service Team

Byron Leet, Judge Ann O'Malley Shake and Judge C. Cleveland Gambill 

Do’s and Don’ts of Handling In-House v. Outside Counsel

  • Hal Bogard, Senior Litigation Counsel for General Electric Company
  • Lynn Fieldhouse, Vice President and General Counsel of Litigation Services for Signature HealthCARE
  • Don Kelly, Partner in Charge of Wyatt’s Louisville office and member of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Service Team

Don Kelly, Hal Bogard and Lynn Fieldhouse

Hot Topics in IP: Product Disparagement, Deceptive Trade Practices and Trade Dress

  • Lisa DeJaco, member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Protection & Litigation Service Team

Not Your Father’s Ethics Program: New Ethical Issues for Corporate Counsel

  • Susan Hackett, former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Association of Corporate Counsel, and current CEO/CLO of Legal Executive Leadership, LLC

Susan Hackett

The program was approved for 4 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics credit, by the Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission, the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education, and the Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education.