Mapping the Stages of Litigation to Anticipate Cost and Manage Risk

September 18, 2014 10:00am

Scott Kirkpatrick
Senior Counsel
Coca Cola Refreshments Company

Lynn Mahoney
Assistant General Counsel
Bruce Power

Deborah Templer
Partner
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

Reena Lalji
Senior Counsel, Litigation
CIBC Legal Department

  • The first steps in dealing with the threat of litigation: When to panic and take action
  • Dealing with indemnification issues
  • The importance of optics: Creating a structure to keep decisions consistent and properly defensible
  • Mitigating against negative perception when dealing with an unrepresented, sympathetic plaintiff
  • Understanding how your decisions fit into the bigger corporate picture
  • Maintaining the corporate brand through negotiations
  • Reasons to use separate counsel for the settlement, discovery and trial phases