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Wyatt's 8th Annual In-House Counsel Institute

Wyatt's 8th Annual In-House Counsel Institute

Wyatt hosted its 8th Annual In-House Counsel Institute in Louisville on Thursday, June 25th at the Kentucky International Convention Center. Over 100 in-house counsel from Kentucky and Southern Indiana were in attendance, representing businesses from a wide variety of industries.


Pictured from left to right: Franklin Jelsma, Managing Partner and member of Wyatt's Corporate & Securities Service Team; Robert Marin, Former Vice President and General Counsel of Panasonic Corporation of North America; Alan Tse, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Churchill Downs Incorporated; and Don Kelly, Partner in Charge of Wyatt’s Louisville office and member of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Service Team

The seminar began with continental breakfast and an opportunity to network. The day’s presentations included the following:

To Oppose or Not to Oppose: That is the Question in the Wake of B&B Hardware

  • Matt Williams, member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Protection & Litigation Service Team

Keeping the Trolls at Bay: Developments in Patent Litigation

  • Matt Lubozynski, member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Protection & Litigation Service Team

General Counsel Round Table discussion featuring:

  • Robert Marin, Former Vice President and General Counsel of Panasonic Corporation of North America
  • Alan Tse, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Churchill Downs Incorporated
  • Don Kelly, Partner in Charge of Wyatt’s Louisville office and member of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Service Team

A Tale of Two Companies: Strategies for Preventing Unfair Competition

  • Sharon Gold, member of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Service Team
  • Leila O’Carra, member of the Firm’s Labor & Employment Service Team

“First, Close the Door” or Thrills of the In-House Practice

  • William Freivogel, ethics consultant and former counselor for the Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society

The program was approved for 4 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics credit, by the Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission. The Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education, and the Indiana and Tennessee Commissions for Continuing Legal Education also approved the program for 4 hours of CLE credit.