Early Assessment of Appellate Issues in Major Litigation

Association of Corporate Counsel – CLE & Reception

Wednesday, March 13

5PM – 6PM Reception

Hotel Monaco Denver
1717 Champa Street
Denver, CO 80220

In high-stakes cases, assessment of potential appellate issues at the outset of litigation can be critically important. Viewing an early-stage case through an “appellate lens” helps ensure the preservation of key issues and arguments so that the record—which will stay with the case both during post-trial proceedings and on appeal—is both adequate and persuasive. Early appellate assessment also helps identify lurking legal issues that should be addressed in motions filed before the trial court, heading off complications that may emerge in later stages of the case. But when should GCs and CLOs consider engaging dedicated appellate counsel at the trial phase? What categories of cases present the greatest appellate risks? What questions and considerations should be on a GC’s or CLO’s “appellate radar” before or shortly after a case is filed?

Join Fred Yarger, partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and member of the firm’s Appellate and Constitutional Law practice group, for a discussion of the legal and strategic considerations that inform early assessment of appellate issues in major litigation. As Solicitor General for the State of Colorado from 2015 to 2018, Mr. Yarger led or oversaw some of the most challenging and high-profile trial and appellate litigation facing the State of Colorado, arguing multiple merits cases before the United States Supreme Court and handling many other high-stakes matters before federal and state appellate courts.

This event has complimentary registration if you bring a non-member, in-house counsel guest.
You and your guest can attend at no charge to earn CLE credit, network with members over a drink and awesome food, and non-members can enter to win a free membership with ACC!

For complimentary registration for you and your non-member guest, please email us at coloradoevents@accglobal.com or you can register here and pay the fee of $20 to attend.

By Office of Career Development and Opportunities
Office of Career Development and Opportunities Profile Picture