Is a recession on the horizon? While the probability of a near recession can never be 100% predicted, it is smart to prepare. In fact, any global crisis, such as the coronavirus pandemic, underscores the need to devise a strategy before it happens, rather than in the midst of a crisis. Is your firm adequately prepared? The speakers in this presentation — Chad Peterman, Partner at Paul Hastings; Robert Burger, Chief Operating Officer at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox; as well as Billy DiMonte, Founder & Managing Partner at Planet Depos – address how law firms can streamline operations and integrate new technologies, such as in the area of depositions, to brace for a global crisis.
The full on-demand webcast can be found here: https://www.law.com/2020/02/05/recession-preparing-how-new-deposition-technologies-can-help-law-firms-streamline-operations/
Chad J. Peterman | Partner | Paul Hastings
Chad Peterman is a partner in the Intellectual Property practice at Paul Hastings and based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Peterman is a skilled trial attorney with a practice that focuses on patent and antitrust litigation with an emphasis on the electrical engineering and pharmaceutical arts. He has been involved in all phases of litigation from pre-suit investigation/strategy through appeal. Mr. Peterman has represented major software, telecommunications, semiconductor, and medical equipment companies in patent litigations.
He has also represented major pharmaceutical companies in complex ANDA litigations, antitrust litigations, arbitrations, and mediations. In addition to litigation, Mr. Peterman also represents companies in intellectual property transactional matters, including rendering patent opinions and negotiating a variety of intellectual property agreements.
Robert K. Burger | Chief Operating Officer | Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Robert K. Burger, the chief operating officer Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, helped to build the firm into one of the top intellectual property firms in the world. He serves on the five-member Executive Committee of this IP power house known for its sophisticated work on behalf of a robust roster of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, innovators, and entrepreneurs.
Since Rob joined Sterne Kessler as executive director and chief operating officer in 2006, the firm has doubled its ranks from 70 to 140 attorneys. This growth stems from Rob’s leadership in advancing the firm’s strategic and financial objectives, while ensuring that its operations effectively and efficiently support the building of successful practices. Rob played a crucial role in identifying sectors that were poised for growth, including biotechnology and electronics. He also prepared the firm to expand its patent office litigation capabilities in a fiercely competitive market.
In addition to his responsibilities at Sterne Kessler, he serves as an Executive Committee member of the board of directors for the National Brain Tumor Society, he chairs the Council for Impactful Relationships for C-Level Executives for Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and is a member of the Thomson Reuters Elite Global Client Advisory Board. He also served on the Pitney Bowes Customer Advisory Board.
Rob earned a BA from Miami University, an MA from American University and an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
Billy DiMonte | Founder & Managing Partner | Planet Depos
Billy DiMonte is the Founder & Managing Partner of Planet Depos, an international court reporting firm headquartered in Washington DC. Billy has been in the court reporting space for over two decades and has watched the industry adapt and grow with the emergence of deposition technology. His passion for exceptional customer service is something that keeps him up at night and motivates him to be a better leader.