The Evolution of Litigation and Where it is Going


Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm ET | 11:00am PT

Cost: Complimentary

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For many litigators, trying a case will never be the same. From remote depositions, to the challenges of participating in virtual court cases, to cross-examining witnesses who are seated behind plexiglass and struggling to be heard, litigation has changed in a major way over the past year. 

How did firms and in-house teams cope the last year? What’s in store for 2022?

Join this webcast to explore the impact the pandemic has had on the legal industry and how to be successful in 2022 and beyond. You will learn: 

  • How the pandemic has transformed the litigation process and how cases are tried.
  • Which changes will remain in place post-pandemic.
  • Strategies, tactics, tips and tricks you should deploy in order to succeed in this new environment.

Moderated by

Brad Blickstein | Principal | Blickstein Group

Brad Blickstein is a legal industry futurist – he has developed a national reputation for his insight into the changing ways that legal services are being consumed and delivered in the modern marketplace.

As the founder and principal of Blickstein Group, Brad focuses on helping legal service providers better understand and serve their clients while providing information about law departments and legal operations. Brad is also the co-head of Baretz+Brunelle’s NewLaw practice group, where he helps clients see the future – educating them on the industry’s evolution of legal services and their consumption, and helps position them for success by developing novel products, systems and solutions, which make the delivery of legal services more modern and efficient.


with special guest

Hank Grezlak | Editor-in-Chief, Legal Themes, Regional Brands & Law.com | ALM Media

Hank Grezlak is responsible for ALM’s flagship website, Law.com, as well as all of its regional publications, as well as all the theme desk editors and reporters writing for all of its U.S.-based legal publications, including The American Lawyer and the National Law Journal. He has been involved in several different capacities with ALM since starting at The Legal Intelligencer as a reporter in 1993. He has covered law firms, the business of law, and the courts extensively since then. He has won numerous awards for his investigative and enterprise reporting and column-writing, including a Neal Award in 2010 for best series, a Keystone Press Award in 2010 for investigative reporting for his work on the “Kids-for-Cash” Scandal in Luzerne County, and the 2016 G.D. Crain Award for distinguished editorial career.

Meet Our Panel

Dan Stein | Partner | Mayer Brown

Dan Stein, a partner in Mayer Brown’s New York office, leads the firm’s global Regulatory & Investigations group and is a co-leader of the White Collar Defense & Compliance group. A former federal prosecutor, Dan has extensive experience in regulatory enforcement, government and internal investigations, white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation. He counsels financial services firms and other corporate clients, as well as individual clients, in a range of complex issues, including US Securities Exchange Commission and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority investigations and enforcement actions.

Dan is recognized by Chambers USA 2021 as “a really talented and dynamic thinker who is very skilled in a number of areas. He is also recommended by Legal 500 US, where clients have commented: “Dan Stein is the reason we use the firm. His professional experience and him personally are the attractions” (2020).


Hon. Gregory M. Sleet (Ret.) | Mediator, Arbitrator, Neutral Evaluator | JAMS

Hon. Gregory M. Sleet (Ret.) joins JAMS after serving 20 years on the bench of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, including seven years as Chief Judge. During Judge Sleet’s tenure on the District Court bench, he gained deep experience in a number of areas of complex commercial litigation, especially patent litigation involving pharmaceutical patents and a wide variety of other technologies. As a neutral, Judge Sleet focuses his practice on mediations, arbitrations and neutral analysis (case evaluation, mock trial).

Judge Sleet is a sought-after speaker on patent litigation. Select examples of speaking engagements include: RPX, the Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property and Technology Institute, the Sedona Conference, the USC Gould School of Law, the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s (NYIPLA) symposium on patent litigation, the Practising Law Institute, and ACI.

Kristin Kucsma, M.A. Managing Director and Chief Economist | Sobel Tinari Economics Group

Kristin oversees the group’s team of economists and experienced analysts. Kris has worked extensively on cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, employment law, wrongful incarceration, mass torts, punitive damages and lost profits. She has testified in over 880 depositions and trials, and has offered economic expert testimony in various state and federal district courts throughout the country.

Sobel Tinari Economics Group (STEG) is a nationally-recognized team of knowledgeable and experienced economists and research analysts. Our economists have substantial expertise in evaluating economic damages across a wide variety of litigated matters and have collectively testified in hundreds of trials, arbitrations, mediations and depositions throughout the country. STEG has been serving the legal community for more than 40 years providing economic analyses and educational seminars, while also providing leading research in the field of forensic economics.

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