NJCCA, NJICLE, NJSBA Planning 2004 Corporate Counsel Institute

Thursday, January 1, 2004 - 00:00

The New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association (NJCCA), the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) and the New Jersey State Bar Association Corporate & Business Law Section next month will present the 2004 Corporate Counsel Institute.

The event will take place on Wednesday, February 25 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at the Clarion Hotel, Edison, NJ.

This comprehensive institute is designed to provide in-house lawyers with information and skills they can use to ensure the successful operation of their departments and their companies. It will be of interest to corporate counsel who are members of large legal departments, as well as those who are solely responsible for the corporate counsel function.

Discussion topics on the day's agenda include:

• Duties and responsibilities of in-house counsel;

• Executive compensation issues;

• D&O insurance;

• What's happening in Trenton;

• Asbestos, natural resource damage and other toxic liabilities;

• Class actions;

• Crystal ball gazing - what's on the horizon.

Serving as program coordinator is Robert D. Chesler, Lowenstein Sandler, PC. The keynote luncheon speaker will be Michael J. Faigen, Issues Management, LLC.

Other panelists for the day-long institute will be Edward T. Dartley, W.R. Huff Asset Management; Paul R. Dorf, managing director, Compensation Resources, Inc.; Peter H. Ehrenberg and Edward M. Zimmerman, Lowenstein Sandler; Mary E. Fletcher, assistant general counsel, Cambrex Corporation; Patricia D. Herbst, senior vice president-claims consulting, Marsh USA Inc.; Lucinda P. Long, senior vice president and general counsel, Valley National Bank; Fredi L. Pearlmutter, Cooper, Rose & English; Fred T. Podolsky, executive vice president, Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs, and Jeffrey M. Pollock, Fox Rothschild.

Also Thomas J. Riordan, vice president-law and administration, Rockwood Specialties; Jay Sturm, general counsel, Vital Signs, Inc.; Kenneth E. Thompson, McCarter & English, LLP; Jonathan Wasserman, legal director-antitrust and litigation, Schering-Plough Corporation, and Theodore M. Weitz, vice president, general counsel and secretary, ITXC Corporation.

For CLE credit information, see the Bulletin Board in this issue.

For a full schedule of fees and registration information, call (732) 214-8500.