2014 Primerus Business Law Institute Symposium Held May 15 in New York

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May 15 event presented by the International Society of Primerus Law Firms and Thomson Reuters a great success

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Together with Thomson Reuters, the International Society of Primerus Law Firms held the Business Law Institute Symposium on May 15, 2014 in New York, NY. The event attracted nearly 100 attendees including fifty in-house counsel and corporate executives for a one day continuing legal education and networking event. The Symposium featured compelling discussions from some of the nation's most prestigious independent legal practitioners. Participants heard practical approaches to stay ahead of the competition with strategic insight from thought leaders with deep industry knowledge.

The one day event was geared specifically towards General Counsel and Corporate Legal Department Heads; Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Officials; Communications and Public Relations Professionals; Chief Executive Officers; Chief Operations Officers; Chief Financial Officers; and Corporate Executives.

The event covered topics including Crisis Communications: Managing Corporate Relations in the Court of Public Opinion; Managing Bet-the-Company Litigation; Combating Hostile Takeovers and Activist Investors; Navigating through Liquidation or Bankruptcy; and Social Media - Related Crises in the Workplace.

Speakers Included:
Chair - John Y. Pearce, Partner, Montgomery Barnett, LLP (New Orleans, LA)

Adam S. Affleck, Partner, Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler (Salt Lake City, UT)
Dennis J. Alessi, Partner, Mandelbaum Salsburg Lazris & Discenza, P.C. (West Orange, NJ)
Mark A. Berman, Partner, Ganfer & Shore, LLP (New York, NY)
Andrew Brimmer, Vice Chairman, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher (New York, NY)
Brijesh P. Dave, Senior VP, Office of the General Counsel, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (New York, NY)
Bob Donlon, Member, Horack Talley (Charlotte, NC)
Lee A. Dresie, Partner, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Lauren Freeman-Bosworth, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation, Pitney Bowes Inc. (Stamford, CT)
Darryl J. Horowitt, Partner, Coleman & Horowitt, LLP (Fresno, CA)
Jeffrey D. Horst, Partner, Krevolin & Horst LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Barry P. Kaltenbach, Shareholder, Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno, P.C. (Chicago, IL)
Halsey G. Knapp, Jr., Partner, Krevolin & Horst (Atlanta, GA)
Norman Monhait, Shareholder, Rosenthal Monhait & Goddess, P.A. (Wilmington, DE)
Robert E. Muhs, Vice President Government Affairs & Counsel, Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Parsippany, NJ)
Timothy J. Owens, Partner, Lane Alton Horst LLC (Columbus, OH)
Steven J. Pynes, Principal, Ferris & Britton (San Diego, CA)
John F. Queenan, Partner, Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde, LLP (Albany, NY)
Byron L. Saintsing, Partner, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP (Raleigh, NC)
Matthew Sherman, President, Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher (New York, NY)
Jason Truman, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley (New York, NY)
Thomas J. Walsh, Jr., Principal, Brody Wilkinson PC (Southport, CT)
David B. Walston, Partner, Christian & Small LLP (Birmingham, AL)
Scott S. Winter, Managing Director, Innisfree M&A Incorporated (New York, NY)

For further event information including outlines and presentation details you may visit http://westlegaledcenter.com/prm/prmJSFNoNav.jsf?id=67213313. Additionally, if you have any questions about this event you may contact Chris Dawe at cdawe(at)primerus(dot)com or call 1-800-968-2211/616-454-9939.

About The International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus)
Primerus is a society of top-rated, independent, boutique law firms that have earned the right to display the Primerus seal of quality. As one of the most respected law firm societies, Primerus has become the size of some of the world's largest law firms.

Primerus is growing at an unprecedented pace, and is expanding throughout the U.S., Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. With thousands of lawyers in the society, Primerus members, collectively, offer the breadth of expertise and jurisdictional coverage that only the world's largest law firms can offer to their clients, but at more reasonable rates. Law firms in the U.S. and Canada must be AV-rated using the Martindale-Hubbell peer review service. For firms outside of North America, consideration is given to respected resources, such as, Chambers Global Guide, Legal 500 EMEA, and IFLR 1000. Additionally, once approved for membership, every Primerus firm is audited, annually, to ensure that the legal services they continue to provide to clients are of a consistent, high quality, year after year. Each member is committed to the following standards: Integrity, Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Fees, Continuing Legal Education, Civility and Community Service.

For more information, and for a complete listing of top-rated, independent, boutique law firms in your area, please call 800.968.2211 or visit http://www.primerus.com.

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