Overcoming the Challenges of Managing External Counsel and Techniques for Regulating the Relationship

September 18, 2014 8:45am

Laila Brabander
Assistant Vice President, Specialty Claims Manager
Chubb Insurance Company of Canada

Irvin Schein
Partner
Minden Gross LLP

Stacey Boothman
Director & Associate General Counsel
Ledcor Construction Group, Canada

  • Factors involved in setting up, developing and maintaining relationships
  • Limiting external counsel’s mandate: When to ask for a simple opinion vs. a complete report
  • New emerging legal models: Increasing your awareness of available options
  • Flags to anticipate and deal with potential conflicts
  • Strategies for giving proper instructions to external counsel