Seminar February 19-21, 2014

American Conference Institute's Summit on Merger & Acquisition Litigation

Event Detail
February 19-21, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

Brandon Williams was a featured speaker during the session "Ethical Considerations and Best Practices for Litigating Suits Stemming from the M&A Transaction" on February 21, from  9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., at this conference sponsored by the American Conference Institute.   The following topics were covered during the session.

    • Negotiating a settlement deal that keeps in mind the best interests of the corporation 
    • Creating an evolving ethical framework in all areas of business activities 
    • Ethical issues arising under the prospects of multijurisdiction litigation 
    • Knowing when privilege attaches 
    • Which ethical rules apply to attorneys involved in different aspects of M&A and lending transactions 
    • Understanding how ethical issues can arise in the midst of transactions and subsequent litigation: 
      • Possible defenses 
      • Litigation challenges 
    • Ensuring truthfulness in negotiations and the so-called “anti-contact” rule 
    • Expanding culture of ethics to an acquisition company

Conflict of Interest 

    • Analyzing conflicts of interest and the appearance of conflicts of interest with respect to directors and every member of a deal team 
    • Conducting comprehensive due diligence and communication checks 
    • Developing a defense for plaintiffs' bar claims that the board has conflicts of interest 
    • Understanding residual-owed fiduciary duties 
    • Preparing for an entire fairness review under Delaware law 
    • Fully disclosing conflict situations to shareholders

February 19-21, 2014
Bally's Las Vegas / Las Vegas, NV

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Phone: 212.210.1222
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