2022 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows

FAIRMONT GRAND DEL MAR
October 12-14, 2022
San Diego, California

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

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.

2022 Faculty & Topics

You may view the full agenda HERE.

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

John (Jay) E. Gibson, Jr.

Elliott Davis LLC
Greenville, 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


FELLOW/ASSOCIATE FELLOW: $1,795 USD

NON-FELLOW: $2,195 USD

GUEST FEE FOR SOCIAL EVENTS: $295 USD

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.

Please click HERE for the full agenda.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2022

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2022

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

7:00 AM– 1:30 PM
Registration
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)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2022

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

7:00 AM – 12:45 PM
Registration
North Foyer

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

END OF PROGRAM

 

 

Fairmont Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Court
San Diego, California 92130
858.314.2000

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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
858.314.2000

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 offers Fellows and their firms the opportunity to sponsor events (breakfasts, breaks, cocktail receptions, etc.) at its conferences and special events. This is a great opportunity for a firm to maximize its visibility and networking potential. The LCA limits the number of sponsorships per conference in order to increase national exposure for each sponsor.

Sponsorship Benefits:

    • Sponsorships $4,000 and over includes complimentary conference registration for one attendee*
    • Full-Page Ad (Firm Overview and Logo) in Conference Book
    • Firm Logo Displayed on Registration Area Signage
    • Sponsor Ribbons for Firm Attendees’ Name Badge
    • Firm Logo Displayed on On-Site Signage During the Conference
    • Oral Acknowledgement During the General Session
    • Recognition in the Schedule of Events (Available Online and in Conference Book)
    • Exclusive Use of “Law Firm Diversity Partner” Internet Badges (Badges Available for Download and May Be Used on Firm Website and/or Fellow Bios as well as in Printed Promotional Materials)
    • Recognition Through LCA’s Social Media Channels (Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook)

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Induction of Fellows Gala Entertainment*
$5,000

Welcome Reception*
RESERVED

Thursday Lunch*
$5,000

Conference Audio/Visual*
$4,800

Thursday’s Breakfast*
$4,000

Friday’s Breakfast*
$4,000

Course Materials- (Firm Logo Appears on Front Cover of Conference Book)
$3,500

Course Materials- (Firm Logo Appears on Back Cover of Conference Book)
$2,800

Thursday’s Continuous Beverage Service and Refreshment Break
RESERVED

Friday’s Continuous Beverage Service and Refreshment Break
$2,500

Champagne Toast to the 2022 Inductees
RESERVED

Thumb Drive Containing Course Materials (Firm Logo on Thumb Drive)
RESERVED

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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2022 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows

October 12-14, 2022

The Fairmont Grand Del Mar
San Diego, California

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