Douglas A. Pearson, sr counsel, Bayer Corp; John F. Mellen, assoc gen counsel, Ford Motor Company; Stephen W. Schwab, DLA Piper LLP
The conference will bring together leading in-house counsel and outside counsel to discuss the latest developments in reducing the costs of litigation. Douglas A. Pearson, senior counsel at Bayer Corporation, will cover specific innovative litigation cost reduction initiatives and discuss case studies of those who have led the way in this field. Another segment features John F. Mellen, associate general counsel of Ford Motor Company, and Karl H. Buch, assistant general counsel at Pfizer Inc., who will discuss value-based fee structures and alternative fee arrangements as litigation cost control initiatives. A discussion of arbitration and how and why it can lower litigation costs will be presented by Jay N. Fastow, Dickstein Shapiro LLP; Tiffany Brunson, senior litigation and employment counsel at FedEx Office and Print Services, Inc.; and Renee Jackson, general counsel of the Dolan Company.