2022 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows

October 12-14, 2022
San Diego, California


The 2022 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows will be held October 12-14 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego, California.  The conference is designed for Fellows of the Litigation Counsel of America to enhance their already superior trial skills, to address practical issues and topics challenging litigators in today’s changing legal environment, and to afford each individual the opportunity to hear from and interact with North America’s finest trial and appellate lawyers.

Participants will be provided with advanced tools for continued success and expertise in trial techniques, evidence presentation, courtroom technology, case evaluations and marketing, as well as negotiations and alternative dispute resolution. New Fellows of the LCA will be formally inducted into the society during the black tie Celebration of Fellows Gala on Thursday, October 13, 2022. The conference will also give Fellows the opportunity to network with other distinguished attorneys from across North America, earn CLE credit and enjoy the beauty and charm of Southern California.

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Please click HERE to view the conference Attendee List.

2022 Faculty & Topics

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Jury Selection: Has Anything Changed?

Cecilie M. Loidolt

Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lost Profit Damages in Business Litigation

Kenneth J. DeMoura

DeMoura|Smith LLP
Wakefield, Massachusetts

So, You Want to Be a #lawtweeter – Ethics Challenges for the Digital Age

Joyce Gist Lewis

Krevolin & Horst, LLC
Atlanta, Georgia

U-PICK: A Discussion of the Most Pressing Economic Damages Issues

Teresa M. Beck, Moderator

Klinedinst PC
San Diego, California

Peter Davidson

Elliott Davis LLC
Charleston, South Carolina

Missy J. Johnson

Elliott Davis LLC
Charleston, South Carolina

Brent McDade

Elliott Davis LLC
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Aligning the Arbitration Process with Corporations’ Needs and Expectations

Cedric C. Chao

Chao ADR, PC
San Francisco, California

Eric P. Tuchmann

American Arbitration Association
New York, New York

The Virtuality of Remote Depositions, Trials and Appeals

Edward R. Hugo

Hugo Parker, LLP
San Francisco, California

Overview and Update on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts Within the Profession

Larry D. Smith

Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
Orlando, Florida

Visual Aides from Actual Cases: Lessons Learned

Sowmya Bharathi

Akerman LLP
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Niche Marketing and Personal Branding for Litigators

Ross Fishman

Fishman Marketing, Inc.
Highland Park, Illinois

How the Pandemic Changed Lawyer Interactions . . . for the Better

Sidney K. Kanazawa

Alternative Resolution Centers
Los Angeles, California




Guests are invited to attend the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, October 12th and the Celebration of Fellows Gala on Thursday, October 13th. Guests must be registered to attend LCA events.


Scholarship Notice. In accordance with all states requiring full or partial scholarships or grants be provided for the educational portion of the 2022 LCA Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows, this will serve as notice that scholarships are available based upon a showing of need by the applicant/attendee. This notice hereby adopts each requirement and element of applicable state bar rules for the applicant/attendee seeking a scholarship. Scholarships apply to the educational portion of the conference only. For further information, please contact G. Steven Henry at Steve.Henry@litcounsel.org.

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6:00 PM– 8:00 PM
Welcome Reception (Conference Attendees and Guests)
Aria Lawn
(Dressy Casual)


7:00 AM– 7:45 AM
Breakfast (Conference Attendees Only)
North Courtyard

7:00 AM– 1:30 PM
North Foyer

8:00 AM– 1:30 PM
Conference General Session
Ballroom B
(Business Casual)

1:20 PM
Lunch and Networking (Conference Attendees Only)
Aria Lawn

2:15 PM
Meeting of the Complex Commercial Litigation Institute
Ballroom A-2

2:15 PM
Meeting of the Intellectual Property Institute
Ballroom A-1

6:00 PM
New Inductee Group Photo (New Inductees Only)
Capella Courtyard
(Black Tie)

6:15 PM
New Inductee Cocktail Reception (New Inductees and Guests)
Capella Courtyard
(Black Tie)

7:00 PM– 10:00 PM
Celebration of Fellows Gala (Conference Attendees and Guests)
Capella Ballroom
(Black Tie)


7:00 AM– 7:45 AM
Breakfast (Conference Attendees Only)
North Courtyard

7:00 AM – 12:45 PM
North Foyer

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Conference General Session
Ballroom B
(Business Casual)




Fairmont Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Court
San Diego, California 92130




Capturing the elegance and charm of an old-world Mediterranean estate, San Diego’s luxury Fairmont Grand Del Mar golf resort and spa welcomes guests to Southern California with breathtaking architecture, acclaimed dining and impeccable service. Magnificently situated on 400-acres in a pristine coastal canyon five miles from the Pacific Ocean, Fairmont Grand Del Mar shines as the #1 Luxury Hotel in California as voted by TripAdvisor travelers. This Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond luxury San Diego resort features a private Tom Fazio-designed golf course, a Five-Star spa, four sparkling pools, tennis courts, yoga and fitness classes, Explorer’s Club for kids, nightlife and exquisite dining — epitomized by Addison, San Diego’s first MICHELIN-starred restaurant.

limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available for this conference. In order to obtain the group rate, which is only available to conference attendees, reservations must be made before Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

If room block capacity is reached before Wednesday, September 14, 2022, the LCA rate will not be guaranteed and may no longer be available.  

Rates will be honored three (3) days pre-and post-conference based on availability at time of booking and rooms may be subject to a higher rate and/or length of stay restrictions. Rooms and rates on pre-and post-conference dates are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Making your reservation early is strongly suggested.

Any special requests must be made at the time of booking. Please note that special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Reservations can be made online by clicking here or by calling the hotel directly at 858.314.2000. Please book suites by calling the hotel directly. If booking by phone, please specify the LCA’s 2022 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows to take advantage of the following group rate:

  • $469* King or Double Queen Fairmont Room
  • $889* Del Mar Suite (very limited availability)

*Posted group rate does not include 10.5% Room Tax per night or the Daily Resort Fee of $35 per room, per night plus applicable taxes. All taxes and fees are subject to change.

Please familiarize yourself with Fairmont Grand Del Mar’s Cancellation Policy as the LCA is not responsible for any cancellation fees or other resort charges. All reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card at time of booking.

Check-in is at 4:00 PM.  Room assignments prior to this time are subject to availability.

Check-out is at 12:00 PM.  If any room is not vacated by this time, there will be a late charge unless prior arrangements are made with the resort’s management.

If you are unable to reserve your room prior to Wednesday, September 14, 2022, please contact Beth Rich at Beth.Rich@litcounsel.org or 212.724.4128 to be placed on a waiting list in the event of a cancellation.


Fairmont Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Court
San Diego, California 92130

Fairmont Grand Del Mar is located near the coast in Northern San Diego, just east of I-5, and surrounded by the pristine communities of La Jolla, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe. This luxury Southern California resort is just a short drive from top attractions, such as renowned beaches, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and much more.

Nearby Airports

San Diego International Airport – 20 miles/30 minutes
John Wayne Airport – Orange County – 73 miles/90 minutes
Long Beach Airport – 91 miles/110 minutes
Los Angeles International Airport – 110 miles/150 minutes

A range of transportation services, including taxi, town car, limousine and automobile rental are available to and from the resort. The Concierge can assist you with all reservations.

Approximately 8 hours of MCLE credit has been or will be requested, including at least 1 hour of ethics credit.  Certificates of Attendance will be provided to each attendee at the conclusion of the General Session.

If you have any questions regarding MCLE credit, please contact Dottie Henry at Dottie Henry@litcounsel.org or 212.724.4128.

The LCA would like to thank the sponsors of the 2022 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows:




If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities or for more information, please contact Beth Rich at 212.724.4128 or Beth.Rich@litcounsel.org.


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