Chambers Seminar: Litigation

We are delighted to announce the Chambers Forum Seminar on Litigation will be in association with Bartlit Beck LLP.

Litigation Seminar - Summary

This session will focus on best practices for the use of demonstratives at trial, including a discussion regarding the focus, development, and effective methods for presenting complicated facts. The applications of these concepts apply to many legal contexts beyond the courtroom, such as the board room, in senior executive team meetings, and any other legal settings in which persuasive assembly of facts impacts important decisions.  

High-stakes litigation involves complex facts and legal issues. Success at trial often depends on simplifying the complexity. Since much of human learning is visual, demonstratives are a key component of framing, highlighting, and turning the complex issues into a straightforward and persuasive story for juries and judges.

Time: 09:00 - 10:30 

Speakers: 

 

Christoph Feddersen
Vice President & General Counsel
Collins Aerospace

Christoph Feddersen heads the Office of the General Counsel at Collins Aerospace. In his role as general counsel, he oversees and provides leadership and guidance on all legal matters, including international trade compliance, intellectual property, litigation and contracts.

Christoph brings more than 20 years of experience to his current position. Most recently, he was vice president and general counsel for UTC Aerospace Systems. Prior to that, he served as executive assistant to the chairman and chief executive officer of United Technologies, and held the role of lead lawyer in charge of regulatory matters for UTC’s acquisition of Goodrich. Before joining UTC, he worked for international law firms Cleary Gottlieb and Morgan Lewis in Europe and the United States.

 

Jason Peltz
Managing Partner
Bartlit Beck LLP

Jason Peltz has a national litigation practice, regularly handling cases before state and federal courts, arbitrators and mediators across the country. He has extensive experience in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation, including matters involving breach of contract, patent infringement, product liability, antitrust, fraud and securities litigation, breach of fiduciary duty and other business torts, deceptive and unfair trade practices, and RICO. He has been admitted to practice in state and federal courts across the country.

 

Asha Spencer
Partner
Bartlit Beck LLP

Asha Spencer is a partner at Bartlit Beck, where she has worked since graduating from the University of Chicago Law School. Asha handles a wide array of complex corporate litigation, with a practice that encompasses product liability, mass torts, intellectual property, class actions, and general commercial disputes. Representative clients include Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Trinity Industries, Walgreens, and Whirlpool.

Asha was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review and the Order of the Coif, a Kirkland and Ellis Scholar, received the Edwin F. Mandel Award for exceptional contribution to the Law School's clinical program and graduated with high honors.  An active member of the community, she is on the University of Chicago Law School’s Law School Council, a Trustee of Columbia College, and a 2017 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow.