Gabrielle Higgins Speaks at Association of Corporate Counsel Program

Practices: Finance, Intellectual Property, Litigation

Palo Alto Program:
Garden Court Hotel
520 Cowper Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

San Francisco Program:
One Market Restaurant
One Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Silicon Valley-based partner Gabrielle Higgins recently presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel members in Palo Alto and San Francisco. Jeremiah Chan, Senior IP Counsel at JDS Uniphase Corporation also participated on the panel. Her presentation, "Litigation Makes Strange Bedfellows," focused on how cases filed against multiple defendants continue to rise and an increasing number of parties are entering into Joint Defense Agreements ("JDAs"). While JDAs are often viewed as mutually beneficial, it is important to understand the benefits and pitfalls. What is a Joint Defense Agreement? Why is the number of cases filed against multiple defendants increasing? What happens when co-defendants are friends or foes? How do you make the most out of participation in a JDA?

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