Letter From The President Of The New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association

2013-03-24 15:29

To The Readers Of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel:

Please join us on April 8, starting at 7:00 p.m., to watch the NCAA men’s basketball championship game at the Side Bar in the renowned Famished Frog restaurant in Morristown, NJ! Attendance is complimentary and hors d’oeuvres will be served. A complimentary drink will be provided to all NJCCA members in attendance. Prizes will be awarded to the two attendees who most closely pick the final score by team and by aggregate number of points scored. Most importantly, there will be ample opportunity to network in a fun and relaxed setting. Whether you’re a sports fanatic or someone who doesn’t know a basketball from a baseball, I hope you will attend this very fun social event.

On April 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the law firm of Porzio, Bromberg and Newman, at its offices located at 100 Southgate Parkway, Morristown, NJ will host a joint program of the NJCCA’s Litigation and Life Sciences Committees and the New Jersey Defense Association’s Products Liability Subcommittee entitled “Mediation in Products Liability Litigation.” Mediation is an alternative to litigation increasingly demanded by both judges and clients and appropriate for products liability matters both simple and complex. At this program, attendees will hear from a distinguished panel on topics such as what cases should be mediated, why some mediations succeed and others fail, and what in-house counsel expect before, during, and after mediation. Panelists include Tammy Fahmi, vice president and general counsel, Realogy Holdings Corp., Maurice J. Gallipoli, of counsel, former assignment judge, Hudson County, Alvin Weiss, of counsel, former assignment judge of Essex County, and Eric L. Probst, principal of the firm. To register, please RSVP by April 1 to Eric Probst at elprobst@pbnlaw.com.

On April 18, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Vine Restaurant, 95 Morristown Rd., Basking Ridge, NJ, the NJCCA, in conjunction with the Corporate Compliance Roundtable (www.compliancenj.com) and Update Discovery, will present a program entitled “Compliance Risk Assessments: Evaluating Risk Cost-Effectively in Your Organization.” Corporate compliance-and-ethics programs must include periodic risk assessments in order to be “effective.” At this program, you will learn from an experienced panel of counsel how to maximize the value of this critical element of your program while respecting your budget. For professionals new to the compliance arena, the program will review the foundational elements of corporate compliance programs, and why risk assessments are must-dos for your organization. Speakers will include Gloria P. Barr, vice president and general counsel, Managed Health Care Associates, Inc., Korin A. Neff, senior vice president and corporate compliance officer, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, Anthony J. Davis, partner, Nicoll Davis & Spinella LLP, Christopher M. Santomassimo, a partner of the firm and General Counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer, Agfa Corporation, and Jack T. Spinella, a partner of the firm. Please RSVP by April 15 to csantomassimo@ndslaw.com.

We look forward to seeing you at these events. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at joseph.aronds@acc-njcca.org.

Sincerely,

Joseph M. Aronds