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Date Sep 18 - 19, 2014
Location Boston
ACI’s FDA Boot Camp has been designed to give products or patent litigators, as well as patent prosecutors, industry in-house counsel, and life sciences investment and securities experts, a strong working knowledge of core FDA competencies.
Date Sep 22 - 23, 2014
Location Washington
ACI's has developed the 8th National Forum on Balancing Innovation with Consumer Protections in Emerging Payment Systems Forum that will bring together an unparalleled faculty of in-house counsel and compliance professionals, senior executives from industry-leading companies, high-level regulatory and enforcement officials, and top outside counsel specializing in emerging payment systems who will provide you with the insights and tools necessary to navigate the legal, compliance, technical, and business hurdles arising from new payment products and technologies.
Date Sep 22 - 23, 2014
Location Dallas
This event has been tailored to provide attendees with the insights and strategies that are needed to ensure compliance with the new rules, defend against new and emerging claims, and adapt to the evolving regulatory landscape. Our unparalleled faculty of key regulatory and enforcement officials, federal and state judges, senior in-house counsel, and leading outside counsel will provide you with strategic advice, critical insights, and comprehensive updates.
Date Sep 29 - 30, 2014
Location Chicago
ACI’s 3rd FDA & USDA Compliance Boot Camp will focus on providing legal and regulatory counsel and government affairs executives practical advice on how to navigate the maze of regulations that apply to food products
Date Sep 29 - 30, 2014
Location Los Angeles
American Conference Institute’s 22nd National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions will provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to convene with expert in-house counsel from Bank of America, Macy’s, Citigroup, Best Buy, Wells Fargo, Boehringer Ingelheim, The Hartford, Wells Fargo, Century Link, Royal Bank of Scotland, Masco Corporation, Family Dollar Stores, Advance Auto Parts, PSEG Services, Walmart, The Dolan Company, Marsh & McLennan, Florida Power & Light, Western Union, Mayo Clinic and more, as well as renowned federal and state judges, top government officials, and leading outside defense counsel from around the nation, who will provide you with expert advice, insider strategies, and comprehensive updates on:
Date Sep 30 - Oct 01, 2014
Location Chicago
The Advanced Forum for Brand Name and Generic Counsel on the Intricacies of Extreme Hatch-Waxman Litigation. *Pre-suit Considerations * Commencement of Suit * Discovery *Motion Practice* Final Adjudication
Date Oct 06 - 08, 2014
Location Chicago
This unique event will be comprised of focused workshops that will meet the needs of university counsel and their outside attorneys, as well as specific programming for public institutions, both unionized and not. Prepare for the future of legal challenges affecting university counsel in an exclusive format not available from any other event.
Date Oct 23 - 24, 2014
Location San Francisco
ACI's 20th National Conference with expert defense strategies for in-house and outside counsel on navigating class actions, litigation, and government enforcement actions in the consumer finance industry.
Date Oct 27 - 28, 2014
Location New York
Coming off of the success of the Mid-Year Chicago Installment in April of 2014, and in response to new risks and exposures, ACI has developed its 8th installment of its acclaimed ERISA Litigation conference. This is the highest-level ERISA event that goes the extra mile and brings you advanced judicial insights and maximum networking opportunities with in-house industry experts. And new this year is a special address by the Counsel for Appellate Litigation at the U.S. Department of Labor.
Date Oct 29 - 30, 2014
Location New York
ACI is pleased to introduce its Insurance Allocation Summit - the only Allocation Conference that goes the extra mile and brings you the highest level judicial insights and maximum networking opportunities with in-house industry experts.
Date Oct 30 - 31, 2014
Location New York
ACI's Medical Professional Liability Insurance Forum is the premier event on benchmarking coverage, underwriting, and claims strategies. No other event can match the practical and detailed analysis of the entire MPL Insurance landscape, including the impact of litigation, regulatory action, and market conditions in today's tumultuous environment.
Date Nov 18 - 19, 2014
Location Orlando
The 29th installment of ACI's renowned Bad Faith Claims and Litigation forum converges in Orlando with in-depth topics researched from the leaders in the industry and expert insights from seasoned in-house professionals, top law firms and experienced jurists from across the nation.
Date Nov 20 - 21, 2014
Location Washington
Now in its 10th Installment, ACI’s Energy Trading Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement is the nation’s premier, must-attend event that directly addresses the most pressing compliance issues and regulatory initiatives that companies and their outside counsel need to be aware of. This program is designed to offer insights into pending rules and enforcement programs by the energy regulatory bodies, and explains the impact of increased federal scrutiny on the energy trading practice. Led by CFTC and FERC, industry leading companies, and outside attorneys who are tuned into the recent changes, this is the only energy trading compliance conference that looks ahead and offers measurable strategies and tactics to ensure that compliance programs fit seamlessly into the new regulatory landscape.
Date Nov 20 - 21, 2014
Location Washington, DC
American Conference Institute (ACI) 3rd Bank and Non-Bank Forum on MORTGAGE SERVICING COMPLIANCE in Washington, D.C. Nov 20-21, 2014 will keep you one step ahead of the new regulatory scrutiny and unparalleled networking opportunities. This conference will provide attendees with the latest insights and expert advice from our exceptional faculty.
Date Dec 03 - 04, 2014
Location New York
The 5th Annual Economic Sanctions Boot Camp is a practical, nuts and bolts course on how to comply with U.S. economic sanctions, the new SEC reporting requirement as well as how to reduce unprecedented enforcement risk at the Federal and New York State level.
Date Dec 08 - 10, 2014
Location New York
For the past 18 years, leading drug and medical device lawyers have gathered in New York to network with their peers, and craft strategies to surmount new litigation challenges. Now in its 19th year, ACI’S DRUG AND MEDICAL DEVICE LITIGATION is widely regarded as the year’s premier products liability forum.
Date Jan 12 - 13, 2015
Location Tyson's Corner
Identifying existing or likely impediments and knowing successful routes taken by other parties will be the key to navigating the uncertain regulatory waters of the future and to successfully conducting business in 2015. ACI’s inaugural Tobacco Products Legal Summit provides in-depth analysis of emerging legal issues by bringing together leading regulatory attorneys— both inside and outside counsel—government agents tasked with enforcing existing regulations, and judges who have tried tobacco products cases. The Tobacco Control Act provided the FDA with the authority to regulate tobacco products, and our conference provides the roadmap to navigate the new regulatory environment. Join industry peers and top government officials as they discuss the new regulatory landscape’s past, present, and future.
Date Jan 15 - 16, 2015
Location Philadelphia
ACI’s 18th National Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation returns to Philadelphia for its east coast installment. It’s the only event where law, science, and medicine intersect and that provides practitioners with clarity and certainty with respect to the industry’s most pressing issues. This year’s agenda has been revamped to provide you with strategic advice, critical insights, and comprehensive updates. It’s the only event in the industry where outside counsel, in house counsel, renowned jurists, and medical experts can gain insight and trade strategy on the hottest jurisdictions, new and emerging theories of causation, and novel theories of liability.
Date Jan 15 - 16, 2015
Location Los Angeles
The industry’s leading litigators and in-house counsel are meeting in Los Angeles on January 15-16. Attend to benchmark your current strategies, learn the latest government enforcement and regulatory priorities, and get judicial insights from California state judges and federal judges from district and bankruptcy courts located in 7 different Federal Circuits. In addition to unparalleled networking opportunities, ACI’s 16th Residential Mortgage Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement conference will provide attendees with the latest insights and expert advice from our exceptional faculty on defending against lending, servicing and foreclosure litigation, and will keep you ahead of the curve with regard to increased enforcement efforts and the evolving regulatory paradigm at both the federal and state level.
Date Jan 19 - 20, 2015
Location Philadelphia
American Conference Institute announces its inaugural Health Outcome Communications and Market Access and Contracting at The Union League of Philadelphia on Jan 19-20, 2015. This is a one-of-a-kind legal and regulatory pharma event which addresses every legal and regulatory aspect of outcomes research and market access. It covers all the basics of these concepts in terms of legal dilemmas and addresses the business-legal interface.
Date Jan 21 - 22, 2015
Location New York
Now in its second successful year, American Conference Institute’s Advanced Forum on False Claims and Qui Tam Enforcement provides the latest guidance on how to protect your organization and clients from potential huge penalties arising from Federal and State False Claims litigation. This conference will be held in New York which is known as one of the most aggressive states in false claims enforcement and the only state who is investigating tax qui tam cases. This advanced program includes expert speakers from in-house counsel, the false claims bar and the government. This comprehensive two-day forum has been uniquely developed for in-house counsel, chief compliance officers and private practitioners to discuss practical tools for investigating, defending and settling these cases. You will hear from companies that have settled FCA cases, and how they have strengthened their compliance programs and internal systems.
Date Jan 22 - 23, 2015
Location Philadelphia
The nation’s premier conference on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims returns for its 17th year on January 22-23, 2015 in Philadelphia. Led by an unparalleled faculty of in-house industry experts, renowned jurists, cutting edge medical professionals, and renowned plaintiff and defense attorneys.
Date Jan 22 - 23, 2015
Location New York
Now in its 4th installment, ACI’s acclaimed Securities Litigation and Enforcement conference is the premier event featuring senior in-house professionals, federal and state regulatory and enforcement officials, renowned judges, and leading outside counsel from around the nation. Nowhere else can you learn the latest enforcement and regulatory initiatives straight from speakers and the federal and state governments themselves, while benchmarking your practices with leaders in the industry. In 2015, lenders/issuers, officers and directors, underwriters, auditors, investment managers and broker-dealers will need to know how to prepare for and respond to increased litigation, and how to deal with regulation and enforcement initiatives from various federal and state agencies. In response, ACI has developed the 4th National Advanced Forum on Securities Litigation and Enforcement, which will provide practitioners with the knowledge and expert strategies that they need in order to prepare for and defend against the newest claims and claimants.
Date Jan 29 - 30, 2015
Location New York
Consumer financial services companies are facing unprecedented regulatory and enforcement scrutiny and mounting litigation, and there is no sign of change coming anytime soon. That is why it is essential that in-house and outside counsel have a mastery of new class action trends, emerging theories of liability, the latest enforcement actions and regulatory initiatives, and the most effective defense and settlement strategies.
Date Jan 29 - 30, 2015
Location Miami
The stakes for long term care litigation are higher than ever with continued multimillion dollar verdicts and plaintiffs’ attorneys who are bolder than ever. By attending this conference you will gain practical and effective methods to defend against state and federal statutory claims, incessant eDiscovery demands, aggressive onslaughts against arbitration agreements and new campaigns which appeal to the emotionality of the reptile more than ever. Long Term Care is one of the most regulated industries in the country. Keeping up with the changes is as important for reimbursement and compliance, as it is for risk management and litigation. At this in-depth strategy session on the nuances of long term care litigation, attendees will gain the tools to execute a bulletproof defense based on the expertise of in-house professionals from Caring Communities Shared Services, Centers for Care, CAN Healthcare, Elmcroft Senior Living, Genesis HealthCare, Greystone Healthcare Management, Golden Living, Grane Healthcare, Signature Healthcare, Silverado, The Ensign Group, UHS-Pruitt and many more. Our accomplished faculty—a veritable “Who’s Who” of the long term care defense bar - will provide comprehensive updates and strategies to the latest long term care challenges.
Date Jan 29 - 30, 2015
Location Miami
The wage and hour landscape continues to evolve at a blistering pace, with the potential for damaging claims at an all-time high. Given the complexity of federal and state laws regarding classification of workers and overtime pay, the increased number of displaced employees in the current economy, and the recent enhancement of DOL enforcement efforts, it is no wonder why wage and hour litigation is the fastest growing type of class action today. American Conference Institute’s 23rd National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions will provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to convene with counsel as well as renowned federal and state judges and leading outside plaintiff and defense counsel from around the nation. The faculty will provide you with expert advice, strategies, and comprehensive updates.
Date Feb 04 - 05, 2015
Location Houston
ACI’s National Forum on Admiralty & Maritime Claims and Litigation on February 4-5, 2015 is tailored to provide corporate counsel, claims counsel, and private practice defense attorneys with the expert knowledge and key strategies that they need to successfully defend against maritime litigation.
Date Feb 24 - 25, 2015
Location Washington
Benefit from this unique opportunity to get face time with the leaders of the 337 bar, including senior-level decision makers from the ITC, FTC, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, CBP and others.
Date Feb 26 - 27, 2015
Location Scottsdale
ACI is pleased to announce the 2015 General Counsel Summit on February 26-27 at The Phoenician Resort, Scottsdale, AZ. A game-changing event strictly for senior legal executives who want to enhance their position as strategic business partner to their organization. The exclusive event designed for General Counsel will engage and foster connections between legal leaders with similar experience and backgrounds. The agenda will challenge and benefit even the most seasoned General Counsel.
Date Apr 27 - 28, 2015
Location New York
Now in its ninth iteration, American Conference Institute’s (ACI’s) Paragraph IV Disputes conference is the only event which helps both brand name and generic pharmaceutical companies make sense of changing industry dynamics precipitated by the patent cliff and other factors such as patent reform, regulatory shifts and recent and pending case law. This is the conference that not only sets the standards for Paragraph IV litigation, but also serves as the annual meeting place for the “who’s who” of pharmaceutical patent litigation.

LinkedIn Testimonials

  • Ted Colquett
    Ted Colquett, Of Counsel at Wilson & Berryhill, P.C.

    Birmingham, Alabama Area

    ACI offers an unbeatable opportunity in its Bad Faith Conference for claim professionals and counsel to interact and learn at the highest levels. The conference participants and materials are suited for in depth issue discussion and detail, and the panel conversations and presentations are timely and thought-provoking. I highly recommend ACI and the work it does.
    • February 27, 2012
  • Susan Mangiero, PhD, AIFA, CFA, FRM
    Susan Mangiero, PhD, AIFA, CFA, FRM, Managing Director at FTI Consulting

    Greater New York City Area

    Barbara Vaccaro and the American Conference Institute team did a terrific job with the recent ERISA litigation conference. It was well organized and the topics were all informative and timely.
    • May 4, 2011
  • Susan Mangiero, Ph.D., CFA, FRM
    Susan Mangiero, Ph.D., CFA, FRM, Senior Pension Risk Strategist at Prudential Financial

    Greater New York City Area

    Barbara Vaccaro and the American Conference Institute team did a terrific job with the recent ERISA litigation conference. It was well organized and the topics were all informative and timely.
    • May 4, 2011
  • Richard Henderson
    Richard Henderson, Vice President at Transatlantic Reinsurance

    Greater New York City Area

    I recommend this product
    • March 25, 2011
  • Mark Walker
    Mark Walker, Shareholder at Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated

    El Paso, Texas Area

    The ACI litigation conferences attract high-value panelists and speakers, including leaders from industry and law firms, with many subject-matter experts willing to share their valuable insights. You should strongly consider an ACI litigation conference tailored to your specific practice and issues, as you will not be disappointed with the presentations or opportunity to confer with colleagues and clients.
    • March 1, 2012
  • Lewis W. Harper
    Lewis W. Harper, Director Complex Claims at Carolina Casualty Insurance Group, LLC

    Jacksonville, Florida Area

    I recommend this product
    • December 1, 2011
  • Leonard Burridge
    Leonard Burridge, General Counsel at Weis Builders, Inc.

    Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

    I recommend this product
    • February 28, 2012
  • John Knottnerus
    John Knottnerus, Senior Partner at Martin Bischoff

    Portland, Oregon Area

    I recommend this product
    • February 28, 2012
  • Janna Lewis
    Janna Lewis, EVP, General Counsel and Board Secretary at Fay Financial

    Greater Chicago Area

    I attended my first ACI conference in 2008. What I learn at these conferences has made me a better lawyer and saved my company and our clients an incredible amount of money. Beyond this, through ACI I have developed relationships with litigators who defend the nation’s largest financial institutions and dined with the judges and the regulators who are shaping our industry. I get to go to a lot of conferences. ACI is, hands down, my favorite series.
    • February 29, 2012
  • Craig Simon
    Craig Simon, Managing Partner at Berger Kahn

    Orange County, California Area

    I am proud to say that I was involved in ACI's first ever Bad Faith Conference as one of the planners and keynote speakers decades ago (when I had hair!). ACI does a nice job of getting excellent speakers from BOTH side of the table to discuss current issues. I have presented over the years, but not in consecutive years. ACI does a good job of rotating speakers and keeping it fresh!
    • February 24, 2011
  • Christopher Signorello
    Christopher Signorello, Assistant General Counsel - Litigation at Henkel Corporation

    Hartford, Connecticut Area

    I was a panelist at the 2011 ACI Asbestos Claims & Litigation Conference. In addition to being a great networking opportunity, I found the conference to be topical and very informative. Recommended.
    • March 1, 2012
  • Brian Chance
    Brian Chance, Instructor at Insurance Society of Philadelphia

    Greater Philadelphia Area

    I'm proud to have participated in ACI's Defending Trucking Litigation panel last year. The panelists and attorneys I met during the conference gave me a great opportunity to be sure I was well aware of emerging trucking industry and litigation issues. I'd recommend these conferences to anyone.
    • February 27, 2012
  • Anthony J. Monaco
    Anthony J. Monaco, Partner and Trial Attorney at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP

    Greater Chicago Area

    I have attended ACI's litigation conferences on Automotive Product Liability Litigation, Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Litigation, and Trucking Litigation. ACI provides a excellent opportunities to learn from leading experts and network with others in your field from around the country. I highly recommend attending an ACI litigation conferences.
    • May 24, 2011
  • Alan J. Levith
    Alan J. Levith, General Counsel/Chief Compliance Counsel at HEART Financial Services (National HQ)

    Greater Chicago Area

    Excellent panel discussions. Always prepared getting to the point on issues. No wasting time and annoying others..
    • February 27, 2012
  • Alan Dabdoub
    Alan Dabdoub, Special Counsel at Lynn Tillotson Pinker and Cox

    Dallas/Fort Worth Area

    ACI's Litigation Conference is a great forum to exchange best litigation practices and to remain current on the latest trends and strategies. I recommend ACI's Litigation Conference without reservation.
    • February 20, 2011
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    Excellent panel discussions. Always prepared getting to the point on issues. No wasting time and annoying others..
    • February 27, 2012

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