The following is a selection of white papers, webinars, info sessions, and virtual open houses to introduce you to the content, candidates, and experts that make up Baylor Law’s Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management. We invite you to learn more about this innovative program that is designed exclusively for lawyers who aspire to direct effective litigation strategy and advance their career.

White Papers

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Seizing the Moment: Focusing on Litigation Management in a Litigation Crisis (posted 02/21)

COVID-19 has disrupted civil jury trials across the United States. The backlog of civil and criminal cases continues to grow rapidly. This litigation backlog will not suddenly disappear, and litigation will not magically return to a pre-COVID “business as usual.” In this environment, forward-looking clients and attorneys recognize that innovation is both possible and necessary. Outdated definitions of what is “normal” in litigation, even before shelter-in-place altered litigation, failed to produce adequate results at an acceptable cost. The advantage belongs – and will increasingly go – to the attorney, the firm, and the organization that can innovate in the management of litigation.

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Upcoming Webinars

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Roundtable: Managing Multidistrict Litigation: A View from the Bench
This roundtable will focus upon the history and context of multidistrict litigation, the modern evolution of cases, the role of the transferee judge, and best practices for efficient management of cases. Baylor Law’s Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management program innovator, practitioner, and professor Liz Fraley will join retired U.S. District Judge W. Royal Furgeson Jr. in moderating the discussion and providing insight.

April 28, 2021  |  12:00 – 1:00 pm CT

Featuring:
• Judge (Ret.) W. Royal Furgeson Jr. (U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas)
• Judge Karen K. Caldwell (U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky)
• Judge R. David Proctor (U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama)

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Archived Webinars

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Roundtable: Litigation Risk Analysis: A Better Way to Value Your Case 03-21

Featuring:
• Marc B. Victor (President, Litigation Risk Analysis, Inc.)

This roundtable features prominent advocates who will provide valuable insight, from the perspective of both small and large law firms and companies, on this important and timely litigation management topic.

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Roundtable: Three Powerful LPM Tools for Litigation 12-20

Featuring:
• Susan Raridon Lambreth (Principal, LawVision)

This roundtable features prominent advocates who will provide valuable insight, from the perspective of both small and large law firms and companies, on this important and timely litigation management topic.

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Roundtable: Diversity, Inclusion, and Litigation Management 07-20

Featuring:
• Connie Lewis Lensing (Of Counsel, Bradley)
• Bonnie Mayfield (Member, Dykema)
• Carolynn Beck (Partner, Goldstein & McClintock LLLP)

This roundtable features prominent advocates who will provide valuable insight, from the perspective of both in-house and outside counsel, on this important and timely litigation management topic.

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Roundtable: Maximizing Your Recovery: Applying Litigation Management Skills to a Plaintiff Docket 06-20

Featuring:
• Richard Arsenault (Partner at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault Law Firm)
• Mark Lanier (Partner at The Lanier Law Firm)

This roundtable features expert insights and applicable tools from Baylor Law’s Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management program to address timely questions including:

  • Mass tort, Class Action, and Multidistrict Litigation management considerations
  • Mastering technology; particularly in the post-Covid-19 “new normal”
  • Creating a virtual law firm; organizing Plaintiff counsel and the Steering Committee selection process

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Info Session: Candidate Overview Baylor Law Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management

Moderators:
• Jim Wren
• Liz Fraley

This info session provides a detailed overview of the candidates and content delivered in Baylor Law’s Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management program.

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R. Matt Dawson Endowed Lecture Series: The Future of Litigation 01-21

Featuring:
• Richard Susskind (President, Society for Computers and Law)

Richard Susskind, a best-selling author, futurist, legal tech expert, and adviser to major law firms and national governments, discusses how lawyers may prepare for the disruption brought by technology, costs, and competition to litigation and advocacy.

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Roundtable: Managing Litigation: The In-House Perspective 11-20

Featuring:
• Michael Roster (USC)
• Emily Knott (John Deere)
• Stephanie Spivey (WalMart Inc)
• Ethan Goodwin (Whole Foods Market)

This roundtable features prominent advocates who will provide valuable insight, from the perspective of both small and large law firms and companies, on this important and timely litigation management topic.

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Roundtable: Litigation Privacy & Cybersecurity: The New Kidnap & Ransom(ware) 10-20

Featuring:
• Lindsay Nickle (Partner and Vice Chair of Data Privacy & Cybersecurity, Lewis Brisbois)
• Aleksandra Vold (Counsel, Baker & Hostetler LLP)
• Laura Clark Fey (Principal, Fey LLC Attorneys at Law)

This roundtable features prominent advocates who will provide valuable insight, from the perspective of both small and large law firms and companies, on this important and timely litigation management topic.

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Roundtable: Managing Litigation Using Innovation, Technology, and Data 08-20

Featuring:
• Steven Geiszler (U.S. Chief Intellectual Property Litigation Counsel, Huawei)
• Anna McGrane (COO and Co-founder, PacerPro)
• Ron Miller (Associate Attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP)

This roundtable features prominent advocates who will provide valuable insight, from the perspective of both in-house and outside counsel, on this important and timely litigation management topic.

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Info Session: Baylor Law Executive LL.M in Litigation Management

Moderators:
• Liz Fraley
• Kyle Dreyer

This info session provides details on the Baylor Law Brain Trust and how they have designed courses in the LL.M. to emphasize their area of expertise.

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Roundtable: Artificial Intelligence & Ethics in Litigation Management 02-21

Featuring:
• Craig Freeman (Managing Director, BRG)
• Rich Finkelman (Managing Director, BRG)
• Xuning (Mike) Tang (Director, BRG)

This roundtable features prominent advocates who will provide valuable insight, from the perspective of both small and large law firms and companies, on this important and timely litigation management topic.

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Roundtable: Litigation Funding: Managing Litigation Through an Alternative Economic Model 09-20

Featuring:
• Bill Farrell (Managing Director and General Counsel, Longford Capital Management, LP)
• Eva Shang (Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Legalist)

This roundtable features prominent advocates who will provide valuable insight, from the perspective of both small and large law firms and companies, on this important and timely litigation management topic.

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Roundtable: Insurance Claims in the Pandemic Era 05-20

Featuring:
• Christopher W. Martin (Partner at Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, LLP)
• John L. Dagley (Partner at Buck Keenan LLP)

This roundtable features expert insights and applicable tools from Baylor Law’s Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management program to address timely questions including:

  • What are the types of claims likely to be filed in the wake of the pandemic?
  • Where will the battlegrounds be?
  • What impact will this have on managing the litigation for plaintiff attorneys, defense counsel, and in-house counsel?
  • What tools from the LL.M. program could help streamline the process?

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Roundtable: Thriving in Uncertain Times 04-20

Moderators:
• Liz Fraley
• Jim Wren
• Kyle Dreyer

This roundtable features expert insights and applicable tools from Baylor Law’s Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management program to address timely questions including:

  • Using decision tree analysis to enhance the ROI of your docket
  • Assessing strategy and tactics through our R6 Methodology
  • Real-time lessons for today’s environment

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Webinar: E-Discovery 101: State of the Art Best Practices

Featuring:
• Christopher M. Schultz

This webinar provides current insight into understanding eDiscovery for procurement purposes and is geared to those new to the field as well as those who have been practicing eDiscovery for a while.

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