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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 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 21, 2015
Location New Orleans
Based on industry demand, ACI is pleased to present its inaugural Women Leaders in Environmental and Energy Law conference, a forum aimed at promoting woman-to-woman networking and mentorship and facilitating high-level discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing like-minded women in the environmental and energy legal community. Tailored to empower women in the environmental and energy legal community and to give them the skills necessary for continued success, this is a unique opportunity to network with and engage in candid discussion with leaders from energy, utility, chemical, and petrochemical companies including Sempra Energy, Key Energy Services, ContourGlobal, Northeast Utilities Service Company, BP America, Inc., Maxwell Technologies, Inc., Halliburton, Anadarko Petroleum, Maersk Oil Qatar A/S, Occidental Petroleum Corp., and more. Be part of a supportive community of women in the environmental and energy legal space, and build enduring relationships and connections with peers facing the same professional challenges and opportunities.
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
ACI’s 4th National Advanced Forum on Securities Litigation and Enforcement is the definitive source for industry leaders to obtain practical strategies and the highest level insights on the most current issues in the field. Attend to hear from high-level federal and state enforcement officials, top in-house counsel at key financial institutions, nationally-recognized law firms, and renowned judges. Be there to learn how to prepare for and respond to increased litigation, how to deal with regulation and enforcement initiatives from various federal and state agencies, and prepare for and defend against the newest claims and claimants. Don’t miss this rare chance to hear from a highly regarded faculty featuring leading outside counsel that excel in securities litigation, renowned judges, key government bodies, including the SEC, FINRA, DOJ, PCAOB, various state securities offices, and the nation’s preeminent in-house specialists from Lincoln Financial Group, Prudential Financial, Citigroup, Inc., Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Edward Jones Investments, John Hancock Financial Services, Bank of America, General Electric Company, OppenheimerFunds, AllianceBernstein Funds, JP Morgan, and many others!
Date Jan 29 - 30, 2015
Location New York
Consumer financial services companies are facing unprecedented enforcement scrutiny and mounting litigation, and there is no sign of change coming anytime soon. That is why it is essential that in-house an outside counsel have a mastery of new class action trends, emerging theories of liability, the latest enforcement actions, and the most effective defense and settlement strategies. It is with this in mind that American Conference Institute has developed its 21st National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation. We have assembled an unparalleled faulty of federal and state regulatory and enforcement officials, senior in-house counsel, renowned federal and state judges, and leading outside counsel who will provide you with expert advice, critical insights, and comprehensive updates.
Date Jan 29 - 30, 2015
Location Washington
American Conference Institute’s 11th National Forum on Prepaid Card Compliance will bring together an unparalleled faculty of regulatory and enforcement officials, legal and compliance experts from industry leaders, and outside counsel specializing in prepaid card regulatory compliance who will provide you with best practices and key insights in these most uncertain times for the industry. This is the nation’s premier, must-attend forum focused solely on the industry’s legal, regulatory, and compliance concerns. Time and again, our attendees tell us that this event provides an unmatched opportunity to find out how others are approaching the challenges facing the prepaid card industry while networking with the industry’s leaders.
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
It has never been more essential to be well versed in all the new nuances involved in defending against and managing the latest wage and hour claims and class actions. Come join your colleagues and clients at the nation’s premier wage and hour forum and hone your skills and strategies needed to keep pace with this rapidly changing area of law, manage and defend against new and innovative claims, and prepare for emerging regulations and evolving enforcement priorities. American Conference Institute’s 23rd National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions will provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to convene with expert in-house counsel from Citigroup, Federal Express Corp., Nordstrom, Ryder System Inc., Bank of America, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Wells Fargo, Interval International, Masco Corporation, Covidien, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Mayo Clinic, Marsh & McLennan, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Kaplan, Honda North America, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, U.S. Bank, ACE, IBM Corporation, PSEG Services 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.
Date Feb 04 - 05, 2015
Location Houston
Twenty-five years after the enactment of the Oil Pollution Act and five years after Deepwater Horizon, there has never been a more important time to convene and exchange insights and strategies with colleagues and experts in the field. In response, American Conference Institute is proud to bring you its 4th Annual Forum on Admiralty & Maritime Claims and Litigation. The program has been updated to provide crucial developments and winning strategies to overcome the most current and complex issues surrounding admiralty and maritime litigation. Get effective tactics and insights from an unparalleled faculty of the most experienced in-house counsel, top claims officers & risk managers, insurance professionals, leading outside counsel and renowned federal judges.
Date Feb 24 - 25, 2015
Location New York
The construction industry is rapidly expanding, widening its reach, and changing at a rapid pace. Practitioners need to stay on top of all the current trends, case law, and emerging issues in order to stay one step ahead in the competitive market. ACI’s National Construction Claims and Litigation Conference will afford practitioners to come away with solutions and best strategies for the industry’s complex issues.
Date Feb 24 - 25, 2015
Location Washington
Join ITC and Federal Circuit Decision-Makers, In-House Counsel and Leading Private Practitioners for What is Regarded as the Most Comprehensive, Practical Event of Its Kind. With an expedited schedule and severe consequences at stake, the ITC remains a viable option for both U.S. and foreign companies to obtain substantial resolutions in a timely manner. American Conference Institute’s 7th Annual Advanced Forum on ITC Litigation & Enforcement has become the must-attend event for meeting, benchmarking, and staying up-to-speed on the latest trends affecting ALJ and Commissioner rulings. The revamped 2015 agenda was created to facilitate a kind of networking and benchmarking unlike any other conferences. With sessions devoted to working through domestic industry hypotheticals, pre-trial strategies and procedures, and an ITC alumni panel, this year’s program is a must attend if there is any possibility of having to litigate at the ITC. With 2014 and 2015 promising to see the resolution of cases including Suprema, and cases on electronic transmissions, among others, this highly advanced agenda will include perspectives from the ITC Commissioners, ALJs, Office of the General Counsel, OUII, and a Keynote from Circuit Judge Evan Wallach from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Date Feb 26 - 27, 2015
Location New Orleans
ACI's Recreation, Leisure, and Amusement Park Compliance and Litigation conference is the only event on the market devoted to helping legal professionals manage litigation risks that are prevalent in the recreation and leisure industries. This event will ensure that professionals in the recreation and leisure industries are up-to-date with their legal strategies in order to prevent and defend lawsuits. The event will also provide in-depth analysis on managing the legal hurdles faced by companies. This exciting conference brings together the top attorneys and senior business executives who will share with you their insights on overcoming the challenges impacting the recreation and leisure industry. Leading practitioners will pinpoint the biggest vulnerabilities while also helping you develop practical strategies to overcome the main risks — from employment issues to ADA compliance. This program will also feature an exclusive In-House Roundtable to provide delegates with the opportunity to hear how in-house counsel overcame unforeseen obstacles impacting their recreation and leisure facility. Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to participate at the State Regulators’ Panel and hear regulators speak on pressing matters, such as investigations and inspections.
Date Mar 12 - 13, 2015
Location New York
With competitors, government, agencies and the plaintiff's class action bar breathing on their necks, companies must tread very cautiously when advertising their products. Understanding how to navigate litigation minefields will further compliance and cost-minimization goals.
Date Mar 16 - 17, 2015
Location Philadelphia
The 30th 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 Mar 18 - 19, 2015
Location New York
Attend this event to get the ultimate roadmap to the complicated landscape of FDA regulatory law. Recent court cases and high-profile trials concerning FDA-regulated products have made it clear that it is essential to have a clear understanding of the dynamics of the FDA. ACI’s annual FDA Boot Camp is designed to provide you with strong working knowledge of core FDA competencies and to drill down into the FDA approval process and the ins and outs of post-approval challenges.
Date Mar 24 - 25, 2015
Location New York City
The transition from a “first to invent” to a “first to file” patent system under the AIA has led to a metamorphosis in patent prosecution and litigation strategies which in great part has been fueled by new PTO Procedures and patent trials. ACI’s inaugural conference on Post-Grant PTO Proceedings will offer practical strategies for PGR, IPR and CBM Review.
Date Mar 24 - 25, 2015
Location Chicago
American Conference Institute is currently developing its 5th National Forum on Defending and Managing Trucking Litigation. This conference will bring together an unparalleled faculty of in-house counsel and compliance professionals, senior executives from industry-leading companies, high-level risk managers, insurance claims professionals, safety directors, and top outside counsel specializing in transportation/trucking litigation, who will provide you with the insights and tools necessary to navigate the legal, compliance, technical, and business hurdles arising from complex and multidistrict litigation.
Date Mar 31, 2015
Location New York
American Conference Institute presents its 2nd Summit on FCPA Risks for Private Equity and Hedge Funds on March 17, 2015 to offer guidance on how to protect your organization from the potentially huge penalties arising from FCPA violations.
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.

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  • 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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