Whether in negotiations, the boardroom, or the courtroom, all in-house lawyers can eliminate blind spots through real-life examples of what happens when things don’t go as expected. Beck Redden lawyers partnered with the Association for Corporate Counsel Houston Chapter for a deep dive program into how the outcome of real-life disputes can shape your in-house strategy. This program addressed helping the C-suite accomplish business goals, how to approach your role in an ethical manner, avoiding potential landmines, controlling external risk factors when faced with trial, and anticipated legislative changes. The end goal is avoiding litigation at all points in the contract lifecycle — by learning lessons from litigation.

Program Agenda:

Contract Landmines for In-House Counsel

  • Geoff Gannaway, Partner, Beck Redden LLP
  • Jackie Furlow, Partner, Beck Redden LLP
  • Russell Post, Partner, Beck Redden LLP

Trends on the Horizon: Commercial Litigation & Legislative Update

  • Alistair Dawson, Partner, Beck Redden LLP
  • Jason M. Ryan, Executive VP Regulatory Services & Government Affairs for CenterPoint Energy

Incorporation by Reference & Interlocutory Appeals

  • Joshua Smith, Associate, Beck Redden LLP
  • Parth Gejji, Associate, Beck Redden LLP

Contract Ethics and Attorney Professional Responsibility

  • Allison Standish Miller, Of Counsel, Beck Redden LLP

Lunch Roundtable Discussion: In-House Tips from Experienced General Counsel

  • David Beck, Partner, Beck Redden LLP
  • Marcos Rosales, Partner, Beck Redden LLP
  • Rene Casares, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary for Academy Sports & Outdoors
  • Deborah Gordon, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer And Chief Legal Officer, Memorial Hermann Health System
  • Lisa Modica, Vice President, Global Labor and Employment Law at Halliburton