The Business Litigation Practice Group hosted a complimentary webinar in ALFA International's Summer Webinar Series on July 8th at 12:00 p.m. Central Time titled: The Supreme Court Term in Review for Businesses: A Discussion of This Past Year’s Decisions and Their Practical Impacts. CLE credit is available for this webinar.
*If you viewed the recording and would like CLE information, please contact Taylor Doherty.
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
In this webinar, our panel will review significant decisions from the recently concluded Supreme Court Term that are likely to affect businesses, including in the areas of commercial fraud, securities law, trademarks, copyrights, patents, bankruptcy, arbitration, and claim accrual. Our focus will be not simply a legal analysis of each case, but more importantly, how these decisions may affect your business’s operations on a day to day basis.
JOSEPH G. FORTNER, JR. is co-chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group of the Hartford, Connecticut ALFA International law firm of Halloran & Sage LLP. He is the chair emeritus of ALFA International’s Business Litigation Practice Group, and chaired its 2017 Seminar. Joe is an experienced business litigator and trial lawyer in a wide range of business, intellectual property and related commercial matters in state and federal courts, ranging from trade secret claims, contract disputes, business fraud and other commercial torts, technology-related matters, trade regulation, unfair trade practices, employee termination, and product-related commercial disputes. Joe represents clients in trademark and trade dress, copyright, patent, cyber defamation, domain name, licensing and other intellectual property matters. Among the market segments in which he works are financial services, chemical processing, construction, information technology, marketing, firearms, music, and other manufacturing and services industries. Joe uses his experience to counsel clients regarding intellectual property issues and other business relationships, prosecutes trademark matters at the Patent & Trademark Office, and negotiates licenses, assignments and other intellectual property agreements. He has written and lectured on trademarks and trade dress, trade secrets, trademark dilution, antitrust issues and e-commerce, including authoring the Connecticut portions of several ALFAI compendiums regarding trade secrets. He is a graduate of Duke University and received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law. When not practicing law, he works on his blues, jazz and country guitar skills, and performs with his wife (also an attorney) in their vocal and guitar duo, “Blind Date.”
KANDICE K. HULL of ALFA International’s member firm, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is a member of the Litigation Group and is a member of her firm's ALFAI Committee. She focuses her practice on the representation of corporate clients in business litigation, handling both federal and state claims. She has represented businesses in cases involving contract disputes, eminent domain, land use matters, and property rights claims, among others. In addition to her work in the trial courts, she also handles appellate litigation matters before the Pennsylvania State and Federal appellate courts and is the co-chair of her firm's Appellate & Post Trial Practice Group. Kandice is also a member of McNees' Ethics Committee. Kandice is a 2000 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, and a summa cum laude graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. She has been honored as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the field of Appellate Law since 2010.
RENEE LIEUX of ALFA International member firm, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is a member of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group. Clients seek her assistance with the establishment, compliance, and administration of welfare benefit plans, pension plans, and fringe benefit plans, including cafeteria plans, HRAs, defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, profit sharing plans, 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase plans, ESOPs, and insured and self-insured plans. Renee also advises clients on employee benefits issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions, including benefits due diligence, negotiating benefits related issues, and the merger or termination of benefit plans. She has experience counseling clients on ERISA and Sections 409A and 280G of the Code. She has assisted both privately held and publicly traded companies in the negotiation of employment agreements, severance agreements, and director and executive compensation programs. She designs and assists in the implementation of non-qualified deferred compensation plans and equity compensation plans, including SERPs, option plans, restricted stock plans, and profit interests. She has advised compensation committees and publicly traded companies and has extensive experience advising clients in the financial services industry.