2012 MYM Brochure-web by gegeshandong


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Welcome Message.............................................................................................................................p 1
the foundation forum speaker.......................................................................................................p 2
Major Programs................................................................................................................................p 3
committee Programs........................................................................................................................p 6
social Highlights and events...........................................................................................................p 9
Golf, tennis and cricket......................................................................................................................p 10
tours..................................................................................................................................................p 11
about the Hotel.................................................................................................................................p 12
General Information..........................................................................................................................p 14
thank You..........................................................................................................................................p 16
Registration form..............................................................................................................................p 17
sponsors...........................................................................................................................................p 20
                 Planning team (l t r) Quentin and Anne Urquhart, Bill and Jane Perry, Leta and Mark Gorman

               Please Join Us at Rancho Las Palmas!
Dear IADC Members,

Jane and I invite you to join us at beautiful Rancho Las Palmas located in the Palm Springs area of California.
There is no better way to beat the winter blues than with sunshine, friends, and a continuing education pro-
gram of the highest quality.

The Palm Springs area is always an IADC favorite, and we are thrilled to be going to a new IADC location.
Rancho Las Palmas has been renovated in the past year and is fantastic. Situated at the base of the San
Jacinto Mountains with hundreds of palm trees, it will be a beautiful and enjoyable setting for our business and

The programming at the Midyear Meeting will be headlined by our Foundation Forum speaker, Álvaro Uribe,
who was President of Colombia from 2002 to 2010. We are highly honoured to have Mr. Uribe speak, and we
look forward to hearing his perspective on his time in office and the transformation of a country of violence and
strife to a thriving country under the rule of law. President Uribe earned extremely high approval ratings from
the Colombian people during his time in office. His comments are ones you won’t want to miss.

In addition, Spencer Silverglate, Midyear Meeting CLE Programme Chair, and his committee have put together
an agenda of excellent CLE topics that include defending corporations in the international marketplace, en-
forcement of anti-corruption laws worldwide, ethics, managing cyberspace, effective oral advocacy, and more.
We also will have many committee programme offerings.

Those who have been to our previous Palm Springs area meetings know of the fun we have. When you are not
in IADC sessions, you could be headed shopping, or to the Joshua Tree National Park, the Indian Canyons,
the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, the Palm Springs Air Museum, and more. During the meeting, we will have
our usual opportunities to socialize, with the addition (as you have an English president, after all!) of a cricket
match. Participate, watch, and have tea and cucumber sandwiches. If you don’t know what a Sticky Wicket is,
you are about to find out!

Just because we’re British doesn’t mean we don’t like a good hoedown! The theme party this year is “Wild Bill’s
Western Extravaganza,” and we encourage you to bring your cowboy boots and get ready for fun. The gala will
embrace true California Hollywood glamour Rat Pack style. You might even see Frank Sinatra that night!

The Midyear Meeting is one of our favourite events each year, and we can’t wait to spend it with you.
Please start planning now to join us!

Bill and Jane Perry
                        The Foundation Forum Speaker
                                                   Álvaro Uribe
                                            President of Colombia (2002-2010)

                      sunday, february 12, 2012
                      10:30 a.m. – 12:00 P.m.
                      The IADC and the IADC Foundation are pleased to present Álvaro Uribe as the 2012 Foundation
                      Forum speaker. During his eight years in office as President of Colombia (2002-2010), President
                      Uribe was responsible for the transformation of Colombia from a country with limited territorial con-
                      trol and escalating violence into a thriving, dynamic country under the rule of law.

                      President Uribe was first elected in 2002 with the conviction that Colombia needed to be governed
                      with moral authority and a strong sense of leadership. In 2006, he was reelected with an over-
                      whelming majority; the first president to be consecutively re-elected in Colombia in more than a

One of President Uribe’s most remarkable achievements is security. From 2002 to the first half of 2010, homicides per
year dropped 70%, and kidnappings dramatically reduced by 84%. The economy during his presidency performed consis-
tently, and he left office in 2010 with a 75% popularity rating.

President Uribe went into public service at a very young age. In 1976, he became head of the Real Estate Office of the
Public Works Department of Medellín. From 1977 to 1978, he was Secretary General of the Labor Ministry and from 1980
to 1982, he was head of the Civil Aviation Department. He was the mayor of Medellín in 1982 and later, from 1984 to
1986, he was elected city councilman. He was then elected Senator for two terms (1986-1990 and 1990-1994) and finally
elected governor of the department of Antioquia for the 1995 -1997 period.

In May 2010, the UN Secretary General chose former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe together with former New
Zealand Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer and representatives from Israel and Turkey, to write the Palmer Report, which
declared the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip legal and legitimized the deadly attack on the first Freedom Flotilla.

President Uribe holds a degree in law from the Universidad de Antioquia and a postgraduate degree in Management and
Administration from Harvard University. From 1998 to 1999 after being awarded a Simon Bolivar fellowship by the British
Council in Bogotá, he worked as an associate professor at Oxford University.

           Sponsored by The Foundation of the International Association of Defense Counsel and the IADC

                                                  Purchase a raffle TickeT and suPPorT The foundaTion!
                                                  Support YOUR Foundation by purchasing raffle tickets!

                                        Our raffle package is courtesy of the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North
                                        Carolina, home of the 2012 IADC Annual Meeting. This raffle prize in-
                                        cludes two nights accommodation with breakfast for two each morning,
                                                      spa access, and two fifty-minute massages.
                                                                   Tickets are $100 each!
                                                     The drawing will be held at the Gala on February 15.
                                                               You do not need to be present to win.
                                                                                                                     MAJoR PRoGRAMS
                                                                                  Moderator             Christopher S. Berdy, Christian & Small, LLP,
  Monday, February 13                         MIdyear MeetIng
                                                                                                        Birmingham, Alabama USA
8:45 – 10:15 A.M.                                                                 SpeakerS              D. Jeffrey Campbell, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C.,
                                                                                  Morristown, New Jersey USA; Niall A. Paul, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC,
Amanda Knox and Beyond: Legal Concerns Across the Globe                           Charleston, West Virginia USA; Michael Roster, Association of Corporate Coun-
for Lawyers, Tourists and Students                                                sel Value Challenge Steering Committee Co-Chair, Pasadena, California USA;
Sponsored by the International and Diversity Committees                           Evelyn H. Brantley, DuPont Legal’s Global Managing Counsel - operations and
                                                                                  Partnering, Wilmington, Delaware USA
The recent overturned conviction in the Amanda Knox murder
case has once again put the Italian legal system and an Ameri-
can study abroad student on the world stage. Study-abroad                         10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
programs are de rigueur in our increasingly connected world, but
what hidden legal issues face students in foreign countries? Us-
                                                                                  Defending Multi-National Corporations in the 21st Century:
ing a fictional U.S. student’s exploits while studying abroad, our                How to Succeed in an Increasingly International Legal Marketplace
panel will discuss the legal implications from the perspective of                 Sponsored by the Drug, Device and Biotechnology, International, Product
both civil and common law countries, including Canada, Mexico,
Australia, Ecuador, Italy and the U.S. Do the various countries                   Liability, and Toxic and Hazardous Substances Litigation Committees
provide tort recovery and, if so, is there a jury trial, bench trial or
some other decision-making process? What are trials like and                      The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform
how long does it take to get a case resolved? Are there limits                    recently warned that “over the past 15 years, there has been a
to recovery? Is there discovery and/or e-discovery? How do                        sharp rise in lawsuits brought against United States companies,
lawyers get paid? What are the most obvious legal risks facing                    as well as foreign companies with a substantial U.S. presence,
students studying abroad? Members and spouses should at-                          that are premised on alleged personal or environmental injuries
tend this informative program. They will have the opportunity to                  that occur overseas.” This same internationalization of litigation
question the panelists regarding common legal issues that may                     can be seen in countries throughout the world. As a result, inter-
arise for anyone visiting a foreign country.                                      national law issues that were once seen as a bastion of a small
                                                                                  cadre of specialized lawyers and academicians are moving in-
Moderator             Molly Hughes Cherry, Nexsen Pruet LLC, Charleston,          creasingly into the fore in the previously “domestic” legal arenas
                                                                                  of personal injury, product liability, toxic tort, and environmental
                      South Carolina USA
                                                                                  litigation. As the threats of legal liability are becoming increas-
SpeakerS              Stuart Clark, Clayton Utz, Sydney, Australia; Mario Flor,   ingly international, corporate defendants with multinational oper-
Bustamante & Bustamante Law Firm, Quito, Ecuador; Matteo Fusillo, Gianni,         ations are finding a correspondingly increased need for defense
origoni, Grippo & Partners, Rome, Italy; Mindy Paskell-Mede, Nicholl Paskell-     counsel who are prepared to address the demands posed by the
Mede, Montreal, Quebec Canada; Fernando Perez-Correa Camarena, Solorzano,         broadening legal landscape. In this interactive panel discussion,
                                                                                  our panelists will share their experiences in both high stakes
Carvajal, Gonzalez Y Perez-Correa, S.C., Mexico City, Mexico                      and lower stakes “international” disputes, identify the emerging
                                                                                  legal issues that promise to play a more prominent role in civil
                                                                                  defense litigation in the coming years, and provide their sugges-
10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
                                                                                  tions on how defense counsel and their corporate clients can
The “New Normal:” Why Clients Are Demanding “Value” and                           best prepare for the new challenges that await.
What Law Firms Are Doing (or Not) to Meet the Challenge
                                                                                  Moderator            Eric G. Lasker, Hollingsworth LLP, Washington,
Sponsored by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and Law
                                                                                                       District of Columbia USA
Practice Management Task Force                                                    SpeakerS             Patrick J. Conlon, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Houston,
The economic turmoil of the past several years has hit the legal                  Texas USA; Colin Loveday, Clayton Utz, Sydney, Australia; Pamela McGovern,
profession with what one commentator termed a “hundred-year                       Hydro Quebec, Montreal, Quebec Canada; Hewitt Pate, Chevron Corporation,
flood.” Profound changes in the consumption and delivery of                       San Ramon, California USA
legal services have arisen out of this ongoing economic instabil-
ity. Clients have come to demand more “value” for their money
— including from their outside counsel. Law firms that have
responded to these changes by aligning their own interests with
those of their clients have not just survived, but have thrived.
Join this lively panel led by legal industry thought leaders who
will address how clients are demanding change in the delivery
of legal services and what law firms are doing to meet their

                                                                                  8:45 – 10:15 A.M.
  tueSday, February 14                       MIdyear MeetIng                   10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
                                                                               Ethics and the Defense Attorney: Part Two
8:45 – 10:15 A.M.
                                                                               A Discussion of the Pitfalls and Ethical Problems Arising from
Effective oral Advocacy from the Judge’s Perspective
                                                                               the Role of Defense Counsel in Insurance Funded Litigation
Sponsored by the Appellate Practice, Amicus Curiae, and Business
                                                                               Sponsored by the Trial Techniques and Tactics and Professional Liability
Litigation Committees
The Honorable Roger L. Gregory will discuss effective oral
advocacy skills that apply not only to the appellate advocate                  Back by popular demand! As a follow-up to the lively and
but also to the trial attorney with a state or federal practice.               engaging 2011 Midyear Meeting program, IADC member Barry
Judge Gregory was appointed to the United States Circuit Court                 Kaiman will again moderate a distinguished panel of experts
of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit by former President William                  representing defense counsel, corporate counsel, insurance
J. Clinton in December 2000, then re-nominated by former                       coverage counsel, and insurance executives, as well as U.S.
President George W. Bush, and confirmed for a lifetime appoint-                District Court Judge Janis Sammartino to discuss and examine
ment by the Senate in 2001. He is the first African American                   the many issues which can arise between counsel, the insured
to hold a seat on the Fourth Circuit and the only judge on the                 client and the carrier in the defense of third party litigation.
United States Court of Appeals to be appointed by presidents of                They will analyze issues such as: self-insured retentions and
different political parties. Judge Gregory is the recipient of the             deductibles, extra contractual exposures, reservation of rights,
2010 William Green Award for Professional Excellence from the                  multiple representations, scope of representation, excess of
                                                                               limits and uninsured/uninsurable loss, consent to settle, and
University of Richmond School of Law.
                                                                               declining limits policies. The interactive discussion will focus on
                                                                               practical solutions to the hypothetical scenarios pulled from the
Speaker              The Honorable Roger L. Gregory, U.S. Court of             many real-life problems which come up on the defense side of
                     Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Richmond, Virginia USA    insurance-funded litigation.

                                                                               Moderator               Barry G. Kaiman, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP,
8:45 – 10:15 A.M.
                                                                                                       Los Angeles, California USA
The Journey to Cyberspace - Managing the Risk                                  SpeakerS                Shaun McParland Baldwin, Tressler, LLP, Chicago, Illinois
Sponsored by the Insurance and Reinsurance Committee                           USA; Timothy J. Gephart, Vice President of Claims, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual,
                                                                               Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Joseph M. Goldberg, Sentry Insurance, Stevens
Now that “Facebook” is a verb, it is apparent that social media
                                                                               Point, Wisconsin USA; Hon. Herbert B. Hoffman, Ret., Neutral, Judicate West
is not a trend that will go away. Social media is only one part of
our new cyber-culture—a culture rife with new types of threats,                Alternative Dispute Resolution, San Diego, California USA; Jill H. Safon, Yamaha
concerns and crises. Insurance companies have begun to write                   Motor Corporation, USA, Cypress, California USA; Judge Janis Sammartino,
policies that cover some of these risks—and new threats are                    United States District Court, San Diego, California; James A. Varner, Sr., McNeer,
imagined daily. Join us as we bring together a panel of legal                  Highland, McMunn and Varner, LC, Clarksburg, West Virginia USA
and insurance experts to discuss cyber issues and insurance.
What are the risks? How do you manage them? What insur-
ance products should you consider and what can we learn from
fairly recent, “historic” case studies that will help us advise our
corporations and clients? Our experts will discuss these issues
and answer your questions as we ponder how to prepare for this

Moderator             Daniel Zureich, President & CEo, Lawyers Mutual
                      Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina, Cary,
                      North Carolina USA
SpeakerS              Cristin Flynn Goodwin, Senior Attorney, Trustworthy
Computing, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington USA; Richard Robin,
CEo, NAS Insurance Services, Inc., Encino, California USA; Michelle Sherman,
Special Counsel, Sheppard Mullin, Los Angeles, California USA; Jennifer G.
Smith, Vice President – Global Technology & Privacy Practice, Lockton Compa-
nies, LLC, Washington, District of Columbia USA

                                                                                                                      MAJoR PRoGRAMS
  wedneSday, February 15                         MIdyear MeetIng                   8:45 – 10:15 A.M.
                                                                                   Globalization of Class Actions with Products at the Forefront
8:45 – 10:15 A.M.                                                                  Sponsored by the Class Action and Multi-Party Litigation, Drug, Device
Worldwide Enforcement of Anti-Corruption Laws —                                    and Biotechnology, International, and Toxic and Hazardous Substances
Navigating the International Business Minefield                                    Litigation Committees
Sponsored by the White Collar Defense and Investigations Committee
                                                                                   Corporations that manufacture and distribute products around
                                                                                   the world are facing the potential for group or class actionsS
The globalization of business and the unprecedented enforce-
                                                                                   in many jurisdictions in which they operate. The Global Class
ment of anti-bribery statutes worldwide pose significant chal-
                                                                                   Actions Exchange, an outgrowth of an international conference
lenges to companies that do business outside their home
                                                                                   on the worldwide spread of class actions, has posted reports on
countries. Most anti-corruption laws criminalize the payment of
                                                                                   current developments in class actions in a number of such juris-
anything of value to a government official of another country to
                                                                                   dictions, including the Dutch Collective Settlement Act, the new
obtain or retain business. The recently enacted UK Bribery Act
                                                                                   Mexican Class Actions Regulations, mass litigation in Belgium,
goes even further — it prohibits bribery in commercial transac-
                                                                                   Italy’s new class action law, third party financing of class actions
tions, regardless of the involvement of a government official.
                                                                                   in Australia, collective suits in Brazil and multi-party proceedings
Even lawyers who “wine and dine” foreign clients or provide
                                                                                   in Taiwan, among others. Our panel of international in-house
them with “discounted rates” risk running afoul of certain anti-
                                                                                   and outside counsel, joined by Stanford Law Professor Debo-
bribery laws. Last year, prosecutions under the FCPA alone re-
                                                                                   rah Hensler, the director of Global Class Actions Exchange, will
sulted in more than $1 billion in criminal penalties. Heightened
                                                                                   discuss a number of important topics of interest to companies
cooperation by law enforcement authorities on an international
                                                                                   and their outside counsel, including developments with respect
basis will ensure that this trend continues. In the U.S., the new
                                                                                   to plaintiffs’ ability to obtain (and defendants to oppose) funding
whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act will likely lead to
                                                                                   of class actions outside the US, jurisdiction in global markets,
even more investigations and prosecutions.
                                                                                   the enforceability of the class action judgments and settlements
                                                                                   from other countries and the global defense of products liability
This program will provide counsel with an overview of anti-
                                                                                   class actions.
corruption laws, including the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act,
key legal issues under those laws, and defenses. It also will
address the critical importance of implementing or updating                        Moderator              S. Gordon McKee, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP, Toronto,
anti-corruption compliance programs, the role of due diligence in                                         ontario Canada
mergers and acquisitions, and differences between key statutes.                    SpeakerS               Mary E. Bartkus, Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station,
Attendance is a must for attorneys whose clients conduct inter-                    New Jersey USA; Deborah Hensler, Ph.D., Judge John W. Ford, Professor of
national business and for those seeking guidance in navigating
the international business minefield.                                              Dispute Resolution and Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, Stanford Law School,
                                                                                   Stanford, California USA; Luis Eduardo Sprovieri, Forino·Sprovieri·Dell’oca·
Moderator             Thomas C. Frongillo, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, Boston,    Aielo, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Glenn Zakaib, Cassels Brock & Blackwell, LLP,
                      Massachusetts USA                                            Toronto, ontario Canada
SpeakerS              Peggy Kubicz Hall, Greene Espel P.L.L.P., Minneapolis,
Minnesota USA; David S. Krakoff, Buckley Sandler LLP, Washington, District of
Columbia USA; Barbara Livonius, Livonius Rechtsanwalte, Frankfort, Germany;
Laurence A. Urgenson, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Washington, District of Columbia USA

              general IntereSt Speaker                                 wedneSday, February 15                    10:30 a.M. – 12:00 p.M.

               Together – You Can Do Anything!                     Speaker: Richard E. Hoyt, Team Hoyt, Holland, Massachusetts USA

                                    Rick Hoyt was born with spastic quadriplegia and cerebral palsy. He cannot walk or talk or eat on his
                                    own. But that has not stopped him from completing the Boston Marathon 29 times. Or the Ironman
                                    Triathlon six times. Or earning a degree from Boston University.

                                    With the aid of his father, retired Lt. Colonel Dick Hoyt, “Team Hoyt” has competed in more than 1,060
                                    athletic events in the last 33 years. Dick travels the country making corporate and community pre-
                                    sentations, educating the public about disability awareness and promoting the Team Hoyt motto, “Yes
                                    You Can.” Through his presentations, Dick shares his lifelong commitment to changing attitudes and
                                    educating others on the world of disabilities. Prepare to be moved!

  Sunday, February 12                           MIdyear MeetIng                         appellate practIce, aMIcuS curIae, alternatIve
                                                                                        dISpute reSolutIon and claSS actIon and MultI-party
7:30 – 8:30 A.M.                                                                        lItIgatIon
proFeSSIonal lIabIlIty and buSIneSS lItIgatIon                                          Class Actions After Dukes and Concepcion:
I Hardly Knew Her…                                                                      Where Are We Headed?
It is common for lawyers to associate other lawyers for trial                           The United States Supreme Court’s last term brought two
assistance. However, practicing lawyers should be aware that                            landmark class action decisions that should be of interest to all
associating a lawyer could result in vicarious liability for the                        IADC members. In Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the Supreme
acts and omissions of the associated lawyer. This discussion                            Court rejected the plaintiff’s effort to certify one of the largest
focuses on strategies to avoid this exposure.                                           workplace class actions ever. In AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concep-
                                                                                        cion, the Court found that federal law pre-empts state law rules
SpeakerS              John T. Lay, Jr., Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A., Columbia,         banning class action waivers in arbitration agreements. Join us
                                                                                        for a fast-paced discussion of the future of class action litigation
South Carolina USA; Samuel W. outten, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC,
                                                                                        in light of these decisions.
Greenville, South Carolina USA
                                                                                        SpeakerS             Kendall Harrison, Godfrey & Kahn, Madison, Wisconsin
drug, devIce and bIotechnology and InternatIonal
                                                                                        USA; Mary Christine Sungaila, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, California USA
International Tensions –Conflicts between US Discovery and
other Countries’ Laws                                                                     Monday, February 13                        MIdyear MeetIng
This panel will discuss the potential pitfalls that arise from the in-
terplay between discovery obligations in the United States, par-                        7:30 – 8:30 A.M.
ticularly those involving electronic discovery, and laws outside
the United States, such as privacy laws in the EU, that create                          technology
conflicting obligations. The panel will discuss potential solutions
and recent efforts to create policies to guide practitioners and                        iPad 101: An Interactive Workshop for Lawyers
courts, such as the Sedona Conference.                                                  As iPads and similar devices rapidly become the new norm,
                                                                                        lawyers are increasingly using these devices to communicate,
SpeakerS              Henning Moelle, Taylor Wessing, Frankfort, Germany;               collect and organize information, and enhance the practice of
Lana K. Varney, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Austin, Texas USA                             law. This interactive workshop – featuring Adam Bloomberg of
                                                                                        Litigation Insights – will demonstrate various ways an iPad can
                                                                                        be used effectively in today’s legal world. In addition, the work-
whIte collar deFenSe and InveStIgatIonS                                                 shop will also showcase how several of the more than 90,000
and corporate counSel                                                                   existing iPad apps can assist a defense lawyer during hearings,
                                                                                        trials, and client meetings. This program will be beneficial both
When Worlds Collide: Do’s and Don’ts When Dealing With                                  for lawyers who currently use iPads and for lawyers who do not
                                                                                        have one, but are contemplating the use of an iPad.
Parallel Civil and Criminal Proceedings
As federal and state prosecutors continue to expand the reach                           Speaker               Adam Bloomberg, Vice President – Director of Trial
of various criminal statutes and seek to criminalize conduct
that has previously been considered exclusively civil in nature,
                                                                                        Technology Services, Litigation Insights, Dallas, Texas USA
clients face the increasing likelihood of — and the associated
perils inherent in — parallel civil and criminal proceedings.                           InternatIonal, toxIc and hazardouS SubStanceS
Nowhere is this more evident than in the substantive law areas                          lItIgatIon, and envIronMental, energy and MarItIMe law
of the False Claims Act, securities fraud and environmental mat-
ters. This program will explore some of the most common and                             Fukishima, Catastrophic Transboundary Harm, and
most difficult issues that arise in the context of parallel proceed-
ings, including: the do’s and don’ts of conducting a corporate                          International Law
internal investigation, advising clients on their Fifth Amendment                       International law provides certain standards with respect to state
rights and the consequences related to that decision, interfac-                         responsibility for transboundary harm, which are usually con-
ing with government attorneys, and the necessary coordination                           sidered in the context of conventional air or water pollution. The
between criminal and civil counsel advising a client on the same                        radiation released from the Fukushima I nuclear power plant after
issues in different contexts.                                                           the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami has triggered a full spec-
                                                                                        trum of legal issues. Issues that this panel will discuss include:
SpeakerS                Douglas S. Brooks, Libby Hoopes, P.C., Boston, Massachu-        How does contemporary international law apply in the context of
setts USA; Alfred R. Paliani, Quality King Distributors, Inc., Bellport, New York USA   catastrophic, transboundary nuclear contamination caused by
                                                                                        nuclear facilities owned or heavily regulated by governments? If
                                                                                        existing standards are inadequate, are new standards needed,
                                                                                        perhaps in the form of a multilateral treaty? For those persons
                                                                                        who are harmed by transboundary nuclear contamination, where
                                                                                        and in what form may a remedy be sought?

                                                                                        SpeakerS              Sean Murphy, Professor of Law, George Washington
                                                                                        University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia USA; Mikio Tanaka,
                                                                                        City-Yuwa Partners, Tokyo, Japan
                                                                                                           CoMMITTEE PRoGRAMS
eMployMent law and corporate counSel                                              toxIc and hazardouS SubStanceS lItIgatIon
Employers at Home and Abroad: Do’s and Don’ts for Requesting                      “Linear ‘No Threshold’ Model” of Asbestos Disease Causa-
Employment Records for Domestic and Foreign Employees                             tion: How to Defeat or Exclude
Panel members from Japan, the EU and the US will discuss                          Asbestos defendants are frequently faced with medical causa-
applicable substantive and procedural laws involved with solicit-                 tion testimony from the plaintiff that asserts that, because there
ing employment records for employees of foreign and domestic                      is no “safe” level of asbestos exposure, any exposure above
employers.                                                                        some ill-defined “background” level is a substantial contribut-
                                                                                  ing factor to the plaintiff’s asbestos-related injury. This theory
SpeakerS              Susan K. Eggum, Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP, Portland,      has become the centerpiece of modern asbestos litigation and
oregon USA; Mac B. Greaves, Burr & Forman LLP, Birmingham, Alabama USA;           allows minimal exposure cases to go to a jury. This program will
                                                                                  address ways defendants can limit or exclude this causation
Noriko Higashizawa, City-Yuwa Partners, Tokyo Japan; Gerlind Wisskirchen,         testimony. Its speakers include Dr. Hughson, a leading expert in
CMS Hasche Sigle, Cologne Germany                                                 asbestos disease causation.

InSurance and reInSurance, InSurance executIveS,                                  SpeakerS               John C. Childs, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Atlanta, Georgia USA;
                                                                                  William G. Hughson, M.D., D.Phil., Director, UCSD Center for occupational and
and conStructIon law and lItIgatIon
                                                                                  Environmental Medicine, San Diego, California USA; Robert C. Manlowe, Wil-
Raising the Roof: What’s Hot in Construction Defect Coverage                      liams Kastner, Seattle, Washington USA
States continue to wrestle with the fundamental question of                       avIatIon and Space law
whether defective construction claims satisfy the definition of
“occurrence” in a general liability policy. An expert panel will                  What Happened to Air France 447/Be Careful What You Ask For:
discuss various approaches taken on this cornerstone coverage
issue. Related issues include business risk exclusions, alloca-                   You Could Get Transferred to that Foreign Jurisdiction
tion and new policy forms.                                                        The Aviation and Space Law Committee will be featuring two
                                                                                  topics of vital interest to all of those who fly and/or find them-
SpeakerS               Michael A. Hamilton, Nelson, Levine, De Luca & Horst,      selves having to file motions to dismiss on the ground of forum
                                                                                  non conveniens. It has been more than two years since the
LLC, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania USA; Kathleen J. Maus, Butler Pappas, Tallahassee,
                                                                                  crash of Air France’s flight 447, an Airbus A330-203, with 12
Florida USA                                                                       crew and 216 passengers on board. There was wild specula-
                                                                                  tion as to what caused the accident. Because the cockpit voice
  tueSday, February 14                      MIdyear MeetIng                       recorder and the flight data recorder have been located, much
                                                                                  of the speculation has been removed. All those who fly should
                                                                                  be informed about the causes of this accident. Additionally, the
7:30 – 8:30 A.M.                                                                  program will discuss the increasing use of forum non conveni-
product lIabIlIty, InternatIonal, and trIal                                       ens motions by defendants in foreign accidents. Do we really
                                                                                  want to try our case in a foreign jurisdiction? Defendants may
technIqueS and tactIcS
                                                                                  need to re-think the wisdom of such a motion.
Evidentiary Issues Key to Product Liability Cases
Can evidence of a subsequent product fix really be used against                   Speaker               Richard M. Dunn, Cozen o’Connor, Miami, Florida USA
your client at trial? What about evidence of other so-called “sim-
ilar” incidents involving your client’s product? What about some
or all of the evidence related to a product recall? Or evidence
related to your client’s past wrangling with a regulatory agency
over the product? These are evidentiary issues that seem to
come up repeatedly in product liability cases, and the treatment
of the evidence in question can have a dramatic affect on your
case. The panelists will analyze recurrent evidentiary issues
specific to product liability cases as well as the evidentiary rules
applicable to them. The panelists will offer their thoughts on
strategies to employ in both American and European courts to
exclude or secure admission of key types of evidence as well as
strategies to best deal with the aftermath of the court’s ruling to
admit or exclude the evidence.

SpeakerS            Jennifer Haltom Doan, Haltom & Doan, Texarkana,
Texas USA; Thomas Rouhette, Hogan Lovells LLP, Paris, France; Michele Smith,
Mehaffy Weber, Beaumont, Texas USA

  tueSday, February 14                         MIdyear MeetIng                   trIal technIqueS and tactIcS
                                                                                 Best Practices for Mock Trials and Focus Groups
Intellectual property and buSIneSS lItIgatIon                                    Two experienced IADC trial lawyers will team with an expert
                                                                                 from long-term IADC sponsor Litigation Insights to cover the
Protecting Intellectual Capital - Trade Secrets, Non-Competes,                   best practices for mock trials and focus groups as part of the
Non-Disclosures, and Employment Agreements                                       pretrial work-up process. These experts will provide insight
This program will give practical tips on protecting trade se-                    into how to get the most benefit from the mock trial/focus group
crets and litigating cases involving misappropriation of trade                   process for your client and for your trial preparation.
secrets. The panel will discuss trade secret rights, the use of
agreements, security, and other means to maintain trade secret
                                                                                 SpeakerS             Randal H. Sellers, Starnes, Davis & Florie, LLP, Birming-
status, trade secret misappropriation, and remedies, including                   ham, Alabama USA; Scott J. Tucker, Tucker, Heifetz & Saltzman, LLP, Boston,
TROs, preliminary injunctions, and monetary damages.                             Massachusetts USA; Tina M. Traficanti, Senior Consultant, Litigation Insights,
                                                                                 Boston, Massachusetts USA
SpeakerS               James J. Kozuch, Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen &
                                                                                 buSIneSS lItIgatIon, alternatIve dISpute reSolutIon,
Pokotilow, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA; John T. Lay, Jr., Gallivan, White &
Boyd, P.A., Columbia, South Carolina USA; Scott D. Marrs, Beirne, Maynard &      and InSurance & reInSurance
Parsons, L.L.P., Houston, Texas USA                                              Three Specialized ADR Forums About Which You and Your
4:00 – 5:00 P.M.                                                                 Clients Should Know
                                                                                 Alternate dispute resolution has become a common mechanism
dIverSIty and InternatIonal                                                      for resolving legal disputes, largely displacing trials in many
                                                                                 areas. As ADR has expanded, numerous specialized arbitra-
Diversity: An International Perspective on a Universal Issue                     tion forums have developed, customized to address the needs
This panel discussion will explore the concept of “diversity” from
                                                                                 of specific industries. This program will explore three specific
an international perspective by looking at how various countries
                                                                                 “specialized” ADR systems: the National Grain & Feed Associa-
recognize, protect or treat “diversity”. This international panel
                                                                                 tion arbitration system, which deals with a vast range of disputes
will offer insight into differing cultural environments and compare
                                                                                 in the agriculture industry; the FINRA system, which deals with
and contrast anti-discrimination laws in the U.S. with those in
                                                                                 large numbers of securities disputes; and the inter-company
Latin America, Europe and Asia. The panel will also address
                                                                                 arbitration systems which have developed to resolve a multitude
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which prohibits employ-
                                                                                 of disputes between insurance companies. This program will aid
ment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or nation-
                                                                                 practitioners by identifying specialized ADR forums that may be
al origin); the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (which protects men and
                                                                                 available to their clients, providing information on how to take
women who perform substantially equal work in the same estab-
                                                                                 advantage of them, and the pros and cons of each, all from the
lishment from sex-based wage discrimination); the Age Discrimi-
                                                                                 perspective of lawyers who have used these systems.
nation in Employment Act of 1967 (which protects individuals
who are 40 years of age or older); and Title I and Title V of the                SpeakerS               David J. Rosenberg, Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (which prohibit employ-
ment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities
                                                                                 Fires & Newby, LLP, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA; Val H. Stieglitz, Nexsen
in the private sector, and in state and local governments). Join                 Pruet, LLC, Columbia, South Carolina USA; Marion F. Walker, Ford & Harrison
us for a lively discussion with many diverse perspectives.                       LLP, Birmingham, Alabama USA
Moderator             Regina A. Petty, Fisher & Phillips LLP, San Diego,
                                                                                 claSS actIonS and MultI-party lItIgatIon
                      California USA
Speaker               Daniela Karollus-Bruner, CMS Reich - Rohrwig Hainz,        Uncovering Fraud on the Court - The Dole Foods Banana
Vienna, Austria                                                                  Pickers Case
                                                                                 What can cause a class action judgment to be vacated? Learn
  wedneSday, February 15                   MIdyear MeetIng                       about the highly unusual facts and events leading up to the
                                                                                 March 2011 order of vacation of a class action judgment and
                                                                                 dismissal with prejudice of a Los Angeles class action filed
7:30 – 8:30 A.M.                                                                 against Dole Food Co. The plaintiffs were a putative class of
conStructIon law and lItIgatIon                                                  Nicaraguan residents who alleged sterility resulting from their
                                                                                 exposure to the pesticide dibromocholoropropane (DBCB),
Commercial Real Estate Construction Capital Markets 2012                         which is used to exterminate nematodes that attack banana root
                                                                                 systems, while working on Dole-contracted banana farms in
and Beyond                                                                       Nicaragua. Lawyers for the plaintiffs conspired with clients to lie
A view from the lender’s perspective on the current and fu-
                                                                                 about working on banana farms, forged work certificates, faked
ture landscape of development and term loan underwriting
                                                                                 lab results to indicate sterility, and threatened/tampered with
and trends, bank reserve and loan loss accounting, regulatory
                                                                                 witnesses among other things to carry out the fraud. Hear about
dynamics affecting capital availability, single family residential
                                                                                 the process and procedures employed to utilize post judgment
trends and GSE reform, hot and cold markets, large and small
                                                                                 evidence of this fraud in order to vacate the judgment. Scott
bank views and paradigms toward real estate lending.
                                                                                 Edelman, one of the defense lawyers in the case, will tell the
Speaker               Michael P. Morris, Zions Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah USA    story of this very unusual case.

                                                                                 Speaker               Scott A. Edelman, Gibson Dunn, Los Angeles, California USA
                                                                            SoCIAL HIGHLIGHTS AND EVENTS
welcome to palm Springs reception                                         Morning run and walk
Saturday, February 11, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.                                   Sunday through Wednesday – Morning Run: 6:30 a.m. Morning Walk: 7:30 a.m.
Join us on the resort’s fairway overlooking the Rancho Las                Get the blood pumping in the morning and get to know other
Palmas Resort for beverages and light hors d’oeuvres. It will be          attendees at the same time! Whether you run or walk, there is
a wonderful way to kick off our meeting in the Palm Springs area          time each morning for you to get moving before the day’s activi-
and to connect with all of your friends and colleagues. Before            ties. Thank you to Morning Walk Chair Diana Crim and Morning
arriving onsite, be sure to make dinner reservations for this             Run Chairs Leigh Ann Schell and Brigid Carpenter.
evening. Resort casual attire. Dependent on the weather, this
event will be held outside so please dress appropriately. Ladies
please refrain from wearing high heels on the fairway.
                                                                          book review
Sponsored by SEA, Ltd.                                                    Monday, February 13, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
                                                                                                        This time we have chosen two
                                                                                                        books: A Lucky Child by Thomas
wild bill’s western extravaganza theme party                                                            Buergenthal, which is subtitled A
Monday, February 13, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.                                                                  Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz
Join IADC President and First Lady, Bill and             wIld wIld bIll                                 as a Young Child, and Unbroken: A
Jane Perry, for a night of rootin’ tootin’ west-                                                        World War II Story of Survival, Re-
ern fun! Try your hand at the gaming tables,                                                            silience and Redemption by Laura
enjoy country classics and new hits by one                                                              Hillenbrand, which tells the story of
of the area’s best country bands, or help bail                            Louis Zamperini who was captured by the Japanese.
your friends out of jail if they are unfortunate                          The stories of these two men epitomize the courage and
enough to be locked up by the sheriff...that is,                          resilience of the human spirit to overcome even the harshest
if you think they deserve to be. Comfortable                              conditions. We are including audio visuals so you can see and
and casual western attire (jeans, cowboy                                  hear them talk of their experiences. Both books are available
boots and hats) is requested, or break out the                            electronically. Thank you to Book Review Chair Carol Brown.
rhinestones if you want more glamour!
Sponsored by Litigation Insights
                                                                          Tuesday, February 14, various times
Music and Martinis…rat pack Style! reception and gala                     The IADC invites attendees to dine together at some of the
                           Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.       area’s best restaurants. A list of participating restaurants and
                                                                          sign-up sheets will be available onsite at the IADC Information
                           (Reception), 7:30 – 11:00 p.m. (Gala)          Desk. Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
                      Travel back in time to Palm Springs in
                                                                          All costs associated with dinner as well as transportation to/
                      the 50s and 60s when the Rat Pack, who
                                                                          from the restaurants will be the attendee’s responsibility. This
                      made this area their second home, would
                                                                          is an opportunity to enjoy a night out with old friends while
                      fine-tune and perform their Vegas shows
                                                                          making new ones in the process! Thank you to Dine-Around
here. As Frank might have said, “You cats and broads won’t
                                                                          Chairs Richard and Christine Coughlin and Archie and Shannon
want to miss this event!” Enjoy an evening of fine dining, great
music, dancing, and time spent with friends at what is sure to be
a memorable event! (Black tie and formal attire requested.)
                                                                          Special Interest Session: gayle lemmon
                                                                          Tuesday, February 14, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Meet and greet/grab-and-go breakfasts                                                         Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of The
Sunday through Wednesday mornings, 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.                                           Dressmaker of Khair Khana, introduces us
Join fellow attendees for a breakfast buffet each morning to net-                             to Kamila Sidiqi, an ingenious young Afghan
work, discuss ideas or plan your day. There will also be “Grab-                               woman who provided jobs to 100 women
and-Go” Breakfasts available outside the CLE meeting rooms.                                   while under strict Taliban rule. Faced with
The breakfasts are open to all registered attendees. Please                                   incredible odds — including the threat of
wear your name badge to all IADC events.                                                      imprisonment for simply trying to work —
Sponsored by Thomas G. Oakes Associates                                                       these women made the difference between
                                                                                              survival and starvation for their families.
                                                                                              Kamila’s journey then segues into a grander
Member Mix and Mingles                                                    narrative about the humanitarian issues that face Afghanistan
Sunday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 14, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.            and the role that women can — and must — play in addressing
Meet up with friends at R Bar at Rancho Las Palmas for these              them.
cash bar receptions before going out for the evening.
                                                                          Too often viewed as victims, these local
                                                                          women are resilient survivors who demand
after dinner gatherings                                                   our respect. Mrs. Lemmon’s talk is a univer-
Saturday, February 11, Sunday, February 12, and Tuesday, February 14      sal story of war, family, female empowerment
                                                                          and the risks we take for those we love. It’s
10:00 – 11:30 p.m.
                                                                          about the power of one to create hope for
Wrap up your evening with a nightcap and camaraderie at the Af-
                                                                          many — an eloquent, unvarnished and mov-
ter Dinner Gatherings held exclusively for IADC attendees at the
                                                                          ing talk about changing the conversation and
R Bar at Rancho Las Palmas. Beer, house wine, and non-alco-
                                                                          changing the world.
holic drinks are complimentary with your meeting name badge.

golF                                                                  tennIS
Adjacent to the spectacular Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa            If tennis is your game, the tennis center at Rancho Las Palmas
is the stunningly beautiful Ted Robinson designed, 27-hole golf       Country Club boasts 25 courts with eight courts lit for night play.
course that is the centerpiece of Rancho Las Palmas Country           If you don’t have a partner, the pro shop will get you one or set
Club.                                                                 you up on their ball machine. They also have a daily schedule of
                                                                      lessons and clinics.
Three distinct nine-hole layouts add a unique flavor to every
round played at the club. The gently rolling terrain, palm-tree       The tennis program is under the direction of Peter Burwash In-
lined fairways, and incredible mountain vistas are classic Califor-   ternational (PBI), the world’s premier tennis management com-
nia Desert Golf at its very best. The generous fairways of this       pany. The tennis professionals are also certified by the United
very player-friendly course wind their way throughout the resort,     States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA).
and with six lakes and infamous Ted Robinson bunkering, it            The resort’s 25 hard court tennis facility is one of Tennis Maga-
provides a memorable challenge for even the best of players.          zine’s Top 50 USA Tennis Resorts and is the host facility for the
To make individual tee times, please contact the Country Club         Easter Bowl, the largest and most prestigious National Junior
directly at 866.423.1195.                                             tournament in the country. Tennis Resorts Online also rates
                                                                      Rancho Las Palmas one of the world’s Top 75 Tennis Resorts.
                                                                      To book individual court times, please contact the Rancho Las
                                                                      Palmas Tennis Pro Shop at 760.862.4531.

                                                                      tennis Mixers
                                                                      Rancho Las Palmas Country Club
                                                                      Sunday, February 12 and Monday, February 13, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
                                                                      Sign-up for informal and fun play! All levels welcome.
                                                                      The registration fee is $25 USD per person and includes court
                                                                      fees, balls and refreshments. Thank you to Tennis Chairs Rus-
                                                                      sell and Mary Laird Stewart and Christopher Parkerson.

                                                                      Men’s and women’s tennis tournaments
                                                                      Rancho Las Palmas Country Club – Tuesday, February 14, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
                                                                      Test your tennis mettle against other meeting attendees in our
                                                                      men’s and women’s tournaments. The registration fee is $45
                                                                      USD per person and includes court fees, balls, refreshments,
open golf tournament                                                  prizes and tournament fees. Thank you to Tennis Chairs Rus-
                                                                      sell and Mary Laird Stewart and Christopher Parkerson.
Rancho Las Palmas Country Club – Sunday, February 12, 12:30 p.m.
The registration fee is $199 USD per person and includes green
fees, boxed lunch, bottled waters, prizes and tournament costs.       crIcket
Thank you to Open Golf Tournament Chairs John Bradford and
                                                                      Monday, February 13, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Roger Perkins.
                                                                      Pitch, Bowler, Daisy Cutter, Yorker, and Sticky Wicket. Know
Sponsored by Exponent
                                                                      what these mean? That’s okay, because most IADC attendees
                                                                      don’t either! Come join IADC President Bill Perry (London, Eng-
couples golf event                                                    land) and Cricket Chair Stuart Clark (Sydney, Australia) for an
Rancho Las Palmas Country Club – Monday, February 13, 12:30 p.m.      informal and fun game of Cricket onsite at the resort. Attendees
The registration fee is $199 USD per person and includes green        are invited to participate in the match or watch from the sidelines
fees, boxed lunch, bottled waters, prizes and tournament costs.       as spectators. A traditional halftime break of tea and cucumber
Thank you to Couples Golf Event Chair Mary Pryor.                     sandwiches as well as Pimms #1 drinks after the match will be
                                                                      served. Thank you to Cricket Chair Stuart Clark.
For those interested in playing other courses in the area, go to      Sponsored by Charles River Associates
www.palmsprings.com/golf.html for information on nearby golf
courses and to arrange individual tee times.

celebrity homes tour                                                 “a natural high” – palm Springs aerial tram tour
Monday, February 13 and Wednesday, February 15, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.     Wednesday, February 15, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
                      Acclaimed as the “playground of the stars”     The Palm Springs Aerial Tram on Mt. Jacinto is a true adven-
                      since the early days of Hollywood, Palm        ture. It was the dream of a young electrical engineer named
                      Springs boasts the luxurious homes of such     Francis F. Crocker to “go up there where it’s nice and cool.”
                      old time favorites as Bob Hope, Marilyn Mon-   Construction of the Tramway was an engineering challenge and
                      roe, Sonny Bono, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant     was soon labeled the “eighth wonder of the world.” The superla-
                      and Liberace. Today, Palm Springs remains      tive was earned because of the ingenious use of helicopters in
                      a haven for such well-known Hollywood-ites     erecting four of the five supporting towers over a two year period
                      as Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, Mary Hart,    in the early 1960s. Some 20 years later, the Tramway was
                      Pete Sampras, and Jerry Weintraub.             designated an historical civil engineering landmark. Along with
                                                                     the cable span, the tri-level Mountain Station, with its stunning
On this tour guests will be offered a fabulous opportunity to        views of the valley, stands as a fine example of the design work
catch glimpses of the playtime lifestyles of the rich and famous     of E. Stewart Williams, who was instrumental in the modernist
and will take an up close and personal look at one of Palm           movement and development of Palm Springs as a truly special
Springs’ most celebrated homes….the historic Honeymoon               destination.
Hideaway of Elvis and Priscilla Presley.

The registration fee is $99 USD per person and includes
roundtrip transportation, admittance to the Honeymoon Hide-
away and a professional guide. If interested, please register
early as space is limited.

el paseo Shuttle
Tuesday, February 14, (see schedule below for times)
The Crown Jewel of El Paseo features an elegant mix of more
than 300 elite international designers, specialty retailers,
renowned art galleries and fine restaurants, all in one sophis-
ticated setting. El Paseo, also known as the “Rodeo Drive of
the Desert,” is the Desert Resort’s world class shopping avenue
featuring a tree-lined promenade with contemporary outdoor
sculpture exhibits along the flowering median.

The El Paseo Shuttle offered on Tuesday, February 14, is com-
plimentary to IADC attendees and guests. No advance reser-
vations required. Please arrive at the departure points a few
minutes before the scheduled departure of your choice.

el paseo Shuttle Schedule
Depart Resort:
                                                                     The rotating cable cars are the most advanced in the world (the
                                                                     only two in North America) and they guide passengers 2 ½ miles
Depart El Paseo:
                                                                     up the mountainside to a height of 8,516 feet using a push/pull
                                                                     method. Each ride up the hill to the Mountain Station will be met
(last shuttle)
                                                                     with a cable car on the opposite side of the cable returning to
                                                                     the Valley Station.

                                                                     Once up at the top, the Mount San Jacinto State Park and
                                                                     Wilderness offers 54 miles of hiking trails, which should be suf-
                                                                     ficient to satisfy the appetite of the most avid outdoor enthusiast.
                                                                     Trails range from the awe-inspiring 5 ½ mile trek to the 10,804
                                                                     foot peak of San Jacinto to the just over 1 mile nature walk
                                                                     through picturesque Long Valley, located just behind the Tram’s
                                                                     Mountain Station. For the less active guests, a continuous reel
                                                                     movie about the building of the tram, a gift shop, two restau-
                                                                     rants, a lounge to enjoy lunch/refreshments and several viewing
                                                                     terraces are located at the Mountain Station. This trek to the top
                                                                     of the area’s famous mountain is truly a singular experience!

                                                                     The registration fee is $69 USD per person and includes
                                                                     roundtrip transportation, entry fees, and professional guides.
                                                                     If interested, please register early as space is limited.

rancho las palmas                                                       Spa
41-000 Bob Hope Drive                                                   The Spa Las Palmas knows how to help you get a fresh outlook.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-4497                                            From the new color palate to a beautifully refurbished pool area,
(p) 866.423.1195                                                        the Spa Las Palmas at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
                                                                        experienced a complete face-lift that has transformed it into a
                                                                        20,000 square-foot desert oasis. Soothing hues of blues and
                                                                        greens are used throughout the space that also boasts new
                                                                        fixtures and finishes, upgraded locker amenities and state-of-
                                                                        the-art spa equipment. Just outside, the tranquil spa courtyard
                                                                        offers a heated sanctuary pool, soothing water features and
                                                                        stunning mountain views. In addition to the newly made-over
                                                                        space, the spa offers a Spa Experience Coordinator whose sole
                                                                        responsibility is to make sure guests are completely content in
                                                                        their individual spa journeys. For spa reservations, please call

Nestled in the heart of Rancho Mirage, at the base of the San
Jacinto Mountain Range in the sun-drenched Coachella Valley,
Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa invites you to indulge in a
wide array of recreational activities, then retreat to the comfort of
their classic accommodations. Fresh on the heels of a $35 mil-
lion makeover, this California desert classic has been completely
re-imagined for the 21st century traveler. This is Palm Springs
at its best. This is the new desert cool.

Plunge into the fun of Splashtopia, the resort’s exciting new wa-
ter feature with 100 foot waterslides, lazy river, sandy beach and
more. Savor the California harvest while soaking up the sophis-
ticated desert ambiance of bluEmber, the resort’s new signature
dining experience. Surrender to world-class indulgence at Spa
Las Palmas, or enjoy a round of classic desert golf.

Rancho Las Palmas’ greatest attribute though is their people.
From the moment you arrive, your every need is attended to
with effortless skill and genuine hospitality. It’s all part of their
commitment to make every aspect of your stay memorable and
rewarding.                                                              FItneSS center
                                                                        Daily Complimentary Fitness Membership Includes:

rental carS and parkIng on property                                     •        Unlimited use of the Fitness Center
As with other IADC meeting locations, you may find that having          •        Free weights
a rental car, which allows accessibility to the great shopping,         •        Startrac steppers
restaurants, and sightseeing off-property, a must-have. Please          •        Elliptical walkers
be sure to book a rental car soon. The Palm Springs Airport             •        Treadmills
(PSP) is located 11 miles from the resort, the Ontario Airport          •        Stationary and recumbent bicycles
(ONT) is located 80 miles from the resort, the Orange County-           •        Cybex fitness equipment
John Wayne Airport (SNA) is located 110 miles from the resort,          •        Television use with all cardiovascular equipment
and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is located 135          •        Open daily from 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
miles from the resort. All airports are serviced by major rental
                                                                        Please arrive dressed for your workout.
car companies.

Please note that complimentary valet and self parking will be
extended to all registered attendees.

                                                                                                      ABoUT THE HoTEL
adItIonal actIvItIeS/InForMatIon                                      reStaurantS
Located in the midst of the natural wonders of Rancho Mirage,         Guests will find a wealth of culinary adventures within each of
Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is a seasoned favorite of              the Palm Springs restaurants at Rancho Las Palmas Resort &
Palm Springs area resorts. Meet your need for adventure by ex-        Spa. Whether it’s a stylish dinner in the alluring new bluEmber
ploring the wealth of nearby tourist sites and destinations – from    Restaurant, a casual poolside lunch, Starbucks coffee in the
world-class shopping to the breathtaking San Jacinto Mountains.       Palms Internet Cafe, or a classic cocktail in our sophisticated
Whether you’re seeking rest and relaxation or excitement and          new lounge, there’s a restaurant for every mood.
exhilaration, you’ll enjoy convenient access to numerous attrac-
tions within minutes of the resort.                                   bluEmber - Dine al fresco on the Plaza, where the lively ambi-
                                                                      ance is accentuated by blazing blue-fire pits and enjoy an
•    The River Entertainment Center (0.4 mi)                          inspired menu from local farms and top vineyards.
•    Palm Springs Aerial Tram (14.9 mi)
•    El Paseo Shopping District (2.3 mi)                              R Bar - If upholstered leather chairs, sports on the flat-screens,
•    The McCallum Theatre (2 mi)                                      and creative cocktails and cuisine are your bag, then there’s no
•    Palm Springs Art Museum (11.7 mi)                                other place to be.
•    Palm Springs Air Museum (10 mi)
•    Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert (3.6 mi)               Splash Grill - Mix poolside ambiance with golf course views,
•    The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Gardens (4.3 mi)               add a dash of grille fare and a splash of your favorite cocktail.
•    Agua Caliente Casino (5 mi)
•    Joshua Tree National Park (46.5 mi)                              Palms Cafe - Sip your favorite Starbucks brew, sink into a
•    Indian Canyons (12.4 mi)                                         comfy chair with a newspaper or check your e-mail online at one
•    Cabazon Outlets and Desert Hills Factory Outlets (31 mi)         of the computer stations.
•    Big League Dreams Sports Park (6.8 mi)
                                                                      River Dining - Just across the street from the resort, this en-
Please contact the resort’s concierge at 866.423.1195 for more        tertainment hub has something for every guest with a park-like
information on any of these activities or visit the Web sites found   waterfront, an entertainment amphitheater, and fountains and
on page 15.                                                           cascading waterfalls.

                                                                      For a list of restaurant suggestions, please go to IADC’s Midyear
                                                                      Meeting homepage on IADC’s Web site – www.iadclaw.org or
                                                                      contact the resort’s concierge at 866.423.1195.

dIrectIonS to rancho laS palMaS                                       hotel reServatIonS and rooM rate
From Palm Springs Airport (PSP) – 11 miles                            The room rate, which is subject to the current applicable occu-
www.ifly.com/palm-springs-international-airport                       pancy and sales tax per room, per night, is $299 Single/Double
                                                                      Occupancy and the resort fee has been waived for meeting
Exiting the Airport, turn left onto El Cielo (0.5 mile), turn left    attendees. The room rate and waived resort fee includes the
onto Ramon Road (5.5 miles), turn right onto Bob Hope Drive           following amenities:
(5 miles), turn left into Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
                                                                      •        In-room High Speed Internet
From Ontario Airport (ONT) – 80 miles                                 •        Access to the Fitness Center
www.lawa.org/welcomeont.aspx                                          •        In-room Coffee and Tea Service
                                                                      •        Delivery of Daily Newspaper
Exiting the Airport, turn left onto Archibald Avenue (0.2 mile),      •        Complimentary Valet and Self Parking
merge onto the I-10 Eastbound (75 miles), take I-10 East, exit        •        Nightly turndown service
Bob Hope Dr/Ramon Road, turn right onto Ramon Road (0.4               •        Two complimentary bottles of water daily
mile), turn left onto Bob Hope Drive (5 miles), turn left into Ran-
cho Las Palmas Resort & Spa                                           In order to make your hotel reservation you must first register for
                                                                      the meeting with the IADC. Once registered, the IADC will send
From Orange County-John Wayne Airport (SNA) – 110 miles               you a link to the resort’s secured reservation Web site along with
www.ocair.com                                                         your registration confirmation that will allow you to secure a ho-
                                                                      tel room at Rancho Las Palmas. Online reservations, along with
Exiting the Airport, stay straight to go onto Michelson Drive (0.1    a one night room and tax deposit, must be received by January
mile), turn left onto Mac Arthur Blvd (0.4 miles), merge onto         12, 2012. An individual’s deposit is refundable to that individual
I-405 North toward Long Beach (0.6 mile), merge onto CA-55            if the resort receives notice of cancellation at least seven days
North via EXIT 9A toward Riverside (12 miles), merge onto             prior to scheduled arrival. Individual guest room reservations
CA-91 East toward Riverside (31 miles), merge onto CA 60 East         canceled after this time will forfeit the one night deposit. Avail-
toward Indio (23 miles), merge onto I-10 East (37 miles), take        ability of rooms at the group rate is subject to the IADC room
I-10 East Exit Bob Hope Dr/Ramon Road, turn right onto Ramon          block and for reservations made by January 12, 2012 at 5:00
Road (0.4 mile), turn left onto Bob Hope Drive (5 miles), turn left   p.m. (CST) when unused rooms will be released. Reservation
into Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa                                   requests received after the room block has been fully reserved
                                                                      or after the release of unused rooms after 5:00 p.m. (CST) on
From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – 135 miles              January 12, 2012 will be accepted on a space available basis at
www.lawa.org/welcomelax.aspx                                          the group rate. Please note the room block may fill before Janu-
                                                                      ary 12, 2012, so we encourage you to register with the IADC so
Exiting the Airport, merge onto S. Sepulveda Blvd toward I-105        you can make your hotel reservation early.
East (0.7 mile), merge onto I-105 East (17miles), merge onto
I-605 North (13 miles), merge onto I-10 East (100 miles), take
                                                                      Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 12:00 p.m.
I-10 East Exit Bob Hope Dr/Ramon Road, turn right onto Ramon
Road (0.4 mile), turn left onto Bob Hope Drive (5 miles), turn left
into Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

ground tranSportatIon
With close proximity to regional and international airports,
breathtaking natural wonders, and historic attractions, Rancho
Las Palmas Resort & Spa is perfectly situated for travel-planning
ease. The Palm Springs Airport, Ontario Airport, Orange County-
John Wayne Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport
service all incoming flights. Each airport provides a variety of
ground transportation to Rancho Las Palmas, including on-site
car rentals, limousine services and airport shuttles. Please visit
the airport Web sites listed above for further details on ground

                                                                             GENERAL INFoRMATIoN
The average temperatures in the Palm Springs area in February
are mid-70s F/mid-20s C during the day and high-50s F/high-
10s C at night. Weather can always be unpredictable though
so we encourage you to check the forecast as the meeting gets              For More InForMatIon
closer at www.weather.com.
                                                                        Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
attIre                                                                      www.rancholaspalmas.com
Meetings and Events: Resort casual (slacks, shorts, golf shirt,
button down/blouse) is appropriate for committee meetings and             About the Palm Springs Area
CLE programs. The Welcome Reception and other receptions                     www.visitpalmsprings.com
call for comfortable and casual dress, although please note that             www.palmspringsusa.com
it does get even cooler in the evenings so shorts may not be ap-
propriate. For the Theme Party, comfortable and casual western                Meeting Information
attire (jeans, cowboy boots and hats) is requested and for the                   www.iadclaw.org
Gala, formal (black tie) attire is requested.

Golf course attire: Proper golf attire is required. No jeans or cut-
off shorts. No metal spikes allowed.

SpecIal needS
If you will have special needs during the meeting (i.e. diet or
accessibility) please let the IADC office know in advance of the
meeting by calling 312.368.1494 or send an e-mail to Rebecca
Zurcher, Director of Meetings, at rzurcher@iadclaw.org.

Iadc cancellatIon polIcy
A CASH REFUND, less a $150 processing fee, will be made if a
written notice of cancellation is received by the IADC office more
than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the meeting. No rea-
son for the cancellation need be provided for a timely notice of

NO CASH REFUND will be made if notice of cancellation is re-
ceived by the IADC office thirty (30) days or less prior to the first
day of the meeting. However, if special circumstances arise be-
fore the meeting which prevent attendance, a member may re-
quest a future meeting credit. The request needs to be in writing
and submitted to the IADC office. It should be directed to the Fi-
nance Committee’s attention and note the special circumstances
which caused cancellation. The credit request can only apply to
meeting registration fees (not air, hotel, activity, tour, or special
event fees) and, if approved, will be valid for use toward any
IADC meeting for one (1) year from the date of the meeting for
which credit is requested. A $150 processing fee will be deducted
from the total future meeting credit.

All future meeting credit requests will be considered by the
Finance Committee and the decision of that Committee will be

eaSy payMent optIonS
For your convenience, all registration and activity fees may
be paid by check, wire transfer, Visa, American Express or
MasterCard. If paying by check, please make sure it is in U.S.
currency and mail it to the International Association of Defense
Counsel, 303 West Madison, Suite 925, Chicago, IL 60606. If
paying by wire transfer, please send information to JPMorgan
Chase Bank, Chicago, Illinois, Routing # 071000013, Account #
644403099, Swift Code CHASUS33.

cle committee                                          general convention
chair                                                  chairs
Kenneth R. Meyer, Morristown, NJ USA                   Leta and Mark Gorman, Portland, OR USA
Members                                                book review
Mark R. Beebe, New Orleans, LA USA                     Carol Brown, Mobile, AL USA
Emmanuèle Lutfalla, Paris, France                      couple’s golf
Pamela McGovern, Montreal, Canada                      Mary G. Pryor, Phoenix, AZ USA
Richard L. Neumeier, Boston, MA USA
William J. Perry, London, England                      cricket
Peter J. Pliszka, Toronto, Canada                      S. Stuart Clark, Sydney, Australia
Spencer H. Silverglate, Miami, FL USA                  dine-around
Emilia L. Sweeney, Seattle, WA USA                     Richard and Christine Coughlin, Greensboro, NC USA
Quentin F. Urquhart, Jr., New Orleans, LA USA          Archie and Shannon Reeves, Mobile, AL USA
                                                       First timers
Midyear Meeting cle program Subcommittee               Douglas L. and Carol Brown, Mobile, AL USA
                                                       Morgan and Catherine Templeton, Charleston, SC USA
cle program chair - 2012 Midyear Meeting
Spencer H. Silverglate, Miami, FL USA                  hospitality
                                                       Amy and Tim Fischer, Oklahoma City, OK USA
Members                                                Alfred Paliani and Rosemary Stuart, Bellport, NY USA
Christopher S. Berdy, Birmingham, AL USA
                                                       T. David and Barbara Rheney, Greenville, SC USA
Molly Hughes Cherry, Charleston, SC USA
                                                       Thomas Rouhette, Paris, France
Christopher L. Gaenzle, New York, NY USA
Karen R. Glickstein, Kansas City, MO USA               Marketing
Pablo Agustín Grillo Ciocchini, City Bell, Argentina   Alex J. and Kim Hagan, Cary, NC USA
Andrew Kopon, Jr., Chicago, IL USA                     Henning Moelle, Frankfurt, Germany
James J. Kozuch, Philadelphia, PA USA                  Morning run
Eric G. Lasker, Washington, DC USA                     Leigh Ann Schell, New Orleans, LA USA
Paul Lefebvre, Brussels, Belgium                       Brigid M. Carpenter, Nashville, TN USA
Anton G. Maurer, Stuttgart, Germany
                                                       Morning walk
S. Gordon McKee, Toronto, Canada
                                                       Diana Crim, Clarksburg, WV USA
Henry T. Morrissette, Mobile, AL USA
Daniel Matthew Zureich, Cary, NC USA                   open golf tournament
                                                       John S. Bradford, Lake Charles, LA USA
                                                       Roger G. Perkins, San Diego, CA USA
cle program chair - 2012 annual Meeting
Mark R. Beebe, New Orleans, LA USA                     Junior photography
                                                       Katherine Berdy, Birmingham, AL USA
                                                       Sharon Lay, Columbia, SC USA
                                                       Clare Parker, Parkton, MD USA
                                                       Kat Silverglate, Miami, FL USA
                                                       Second timers
                                                       Asim and Cecile Desai, Los Angeles, CA USA
                                                       Emilia L. Sweeney, Seattle, WA USA
                                                       Special activities
                                                       Mollie Benedict, Los Angeles, CA USA
                                                       Deborah G. Cole, Chicago, IL USA
                                                       Russell O. and Mary Laird Stewart, Denver, CO USA
                                                       Christopher B. Parkerson, Boston, MA USA

                                                       Foundation Forum chair
                                                       Scott J. Tucker, Boston MA USA

                    Iadc 2012 Midyear Meeting                                                                                          registration Form
                                      date: February 11 - 16, 2012 • locatIon: Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage, California USA
You must register for the meeting with the IADC prior to reserving rooms at the hotel. You will receive a link to the reservation’s Web site that will allow you to reserve rooms at Rancho
          Las Palmas. Register for the meeting at www.iadclaw.org or fill out this form and mail or fax to the IADC, or e-mail Rebecca Zurcher at rzurcher@iadclaw.org.

  registrant Information

NAME                                                                                               NAME ON BADGE



CITY                                                                       STATE                                            ZIP                      COUNTRY

BUSINESS PHONE                                                                                     BUSINESS FAX

E-MAIL ADDRESS                                                                                     SPOUSE/SIGNIFICANT OTHER E-MAIL ADDRESS

HOME ADDRESS                                                               CITY                    STATE                    ZIP                      COUNTRY

U.S. STATE BAR NUMBER(S) FOR ALL STATES WHERE LICENSED                                             U.K. SOLICITOR IDENTIFIER NUMBER (if applicable)
Please indicate if the following will be attending with you:       Spouse/Significant Other/Adult Guest
If a spouse/significant other/adult guest will be attending, please indicate the name for the badge:
Is this the first IADC Annual or Midyear Meeting that you have attended as a member? Yes                   No
*If yes, please forward a photo of you and your spouse/significant other (if attending the meeting) to eokoro@iadclaw.org.
Check this box if you are interested in being a First Timer Host.

  Meeting Information and Fees
Member and Emeritus Member, Spouse/Significant Other/Adult Guest: Fee includes the Breakfasts, Welcome Reception, Theme Party, Gala, some recep-
tions, Committee meetings and CLE, and meeting materials.
Two-Day Corporate Counsel and Insurance Executive Package (for corporate counsel and insurance executives ONLY): Fee includes Committee Meetings,
CLE programs, Breakfasts and any events for general attendees on any two consecutive days of your choosing.

                           *****Spouses/adult guests who would like to receive cle credit must register as a non-Member lawyer.*****
Code	       Registration	Category	               	             	           	           Before	December	9	                   After	December	9
R1          Member/Non-Member Lawyer                                                   $1,345                               $1,395                                $
R2          Spouse/Significant Other/Adult Guest                                       $495                                 $545                                  $
R7          Two-Day Corporate/Insurance Package                                        $495                                 $520
            Please indicate which two days you plan to attend the meeting: □Sunday □Monday □Tuesday □Wednesday                                                    $
R8          Two-Day Corporate/Insurance/Spouse/Sig. Other/Adult Guest                  $225                                 $250                                  $
R9          Emeritus Member                                                            $650                                 $700                                  $

          The Foundation of the IADC Raffle
          Support YOUR Foundation by purchasing raffle tickets! Our raffle package is courtesy of the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, home of the 2012 IADC
          Annual Meeting. This raffle prize includes two nights accommodation with breakfast for two each morning, spa access, and two fifty-minute massages. The
          drawing will be held at the Gala on February 15. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased at the meeting.

F1          The Foundation Raffle Ticket                                               x $100 each                                                                $

                                                                                                             Total from activities on reverse                     $

                                                                                           Total payment included with registration from                          $

       Check/Money Order (Payable to the IADC in USD)                                   AMEX                         Visa                         MasterCard

Number:                                                                                             Expiration Date:                             Security Code:

Name on Card:


       Please note: The IADC cannot register you unless the proper payment is made with your registration form. All fees are listed above and are payable in
                        U.S. currency. Please see the General Information page for the full refund policy. Questions? Call 312.368.1494.

                                International Association of Defense Counsel • 303 W Madison, Suite 925, Chicago, IL 60606 USA
                                               Phone: 312.368.1494 Fax: 312.368.1854 Web: www.iadclaw.org

       Iadc 2012 Midyear Meeting                                                           activities registration Form
  golF (reservations requested by January 13, 2012)

Fees for the Open Golf Tournament and Couples Event include greens fees, boxed lunch, bottled waters, prizes, and tournament costs.
Additional rentals will be charged to the participant’s room.

Code	    Date	     						    Time	     	         Event	      	         Price/person	      Participants	(Handicap)	 	                 				Total	$

G1       Sun. 2/12           12:30 p.m.          Open Event            $199                                              (       )     $

G2       Mon. 2/13           12:30 p.m.          Couples Event         $199                                              (       )     $

  tennIS (reservations requested by January 13, 2012)
Tennis events are onsite at the resort’s country club. Fees include court fees, refreshments, balls, and prizes. Tournament fees also
include all related tournament costs. Additional rentals will be charged to the participant’s room.

Code	    Date	     						    Time	     	         Event	      	         Price/person	      Participants	(A/B	Team)	 	                 				Total	$

T1       Sun. 2/12           1:30 p.m.           Tennis Mixer          $25                                           (       )         $

T2       Mon. 2/13           1:30 p.m.           Tennis Mixer          $25                                           (       )         $

T3       Tue. 2/14           1:00 p.m.           Tournament            $45                                           (       )         $       	

  actIvItIeS (reservations requested by January 13, 2012)

Code	    Date	     					Time		         Event	    	           	         Price/person	      Participants	     	            	           				Total	$

A1       Mon. 2/13 1:00 p.m.           Celebrity Home Tour             $99                                                             $

A2       Wed. 2/15 1:00 p.m.           Celebrity Home Tour             $99                                                             $

A3       Wed. 2/15 1:00 p.m.           Palm Springs Aerial/Tram Tour   $69                                                             $

                                                                    Total (transfer to main registration page for payment)             $

Add activities total to registration total on the reverse and send in to the IADC with payment, fax to 1.312.368.1854, or register online
at www.iadclaw.org. In order to receive a full refund, cancellations of tours/special activities offered through the IADC must be
received by the IADC office in writing by January 13, 2012. Cancellations after this date will not be refunded.

What is think iaDC First?
Think IADC First is a new program designed to encourage our members to consider fellow IADC members when
the opportunity arises to refer business.

Why think iaDC First?
The IADC prides itself in having an elite, international membership of approximately 2,400 peer-reviewed, in-
house counsel, insurance executives, and outside counsel representing business entities across the world. With
the talent and expertise of our members, you can be confident that your client will be well represented when
referred to an IADC member.

hoW to think iaDC First?
If you are looking for someone who specializes in a particular area or practices in a certain city or state, go to
www.iadclaw.org and click on the Think IADC First icon. The new, online membership directory makes it simple
to quickly search and locate other IADC members by name, area of practice, geographic location and firm or
company name.
                            If you need any assistance navigating the online member directory,
                                  please contact Elizabeth Okoro at eokoro@iadclaw.org.

                                    hoW to senD a reFerral
   You can use the online directory to e-mail professional contact information for a member to a potential
   client or colleague.

   Step 1: Search for member by: Name, Firm/Company, City, State/Province, Country, Practice Area, or
   Substantive Law Committee.
   Step 2: Click the “View Detail” link to see the profile for that member.
   Step 3: To send the member’s profile to a potential client or colleague, click on the “Email Professional
   Profile” tab.
   Step 4: Enter the email address of the person who will receive the profile and your personal message.
   Step 5: Click Send.

share your suCCesses
Have you received a referral or found an excellent lawyer for your client? If you would like to submit your
referral or receipt of a referral, you may do so confidentially at www.iadclaw.org. Sharing your successes is
important so that we can promote and build on our efforts to make the IADC a useful referral network.

reFerrals are ConFiDential
Referral information will be kept confidential. The IADC will track the number of referrals for office purposes

                  Go to www.iadclaw.org to Think IADC First.
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                                   Corporate Counsel College
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                                                 May 17, 2012
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                                                July 8 - 13, 2012
                                           Annual Meeting
                           The Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina USA

                                         July 28 - August 3, 2012
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                              Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, California USA

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