Shook Attorneys Speak at National ACC Conference

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Chair John Murphy and Partners Hildy Sastre and Miranda Soto present at the 2016 Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting on October 16-19, 2016, in San Francisco, Calif.

Shook also serves as a Gold Sponsor for the event.

Sastre and Soto discuss “Personalizing the Corporate Client: Reversing the Reptilian Theory in High-Stakes Litigation” on October 17. The attorneys examine Ball and Keenan’s Reptilian Theory and how to combat negative juror perceptions by shaping positive impressions of the company from the start of a case. They also cover how to properly prepare a corporate representative and innovative approaches to voir dire, opening statement, closing argument and demonstrative exhibits. Sastre and Soto are joined on the panel by Sonya Naar, Vice President and Senior Claims Counsel with Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society; and Todd Silberman, General Counsel with Mesilla Valley Transportation.

Murphy and his fellow panelists cover “Law Firm Data Security: What In-House Counsel Need to Know” on October 18. The panel explores law firm data security and how in-house counsel should approach retaining a new law firm, how to address issues with an existing firm, and policies and procedures legal departments should meet in order to comply with ethical obligations under Rule 1.6 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Murphy’s fellow panelists are Mary Blatch, Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs with the Association of Corporate Counsel; Jennifer Mailander, Associate General Counsel with Corporation Service Company; and Brennan Torregrossa, Vice President and Association General Counsel with GSK.