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
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