Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Have you seen the ACC Value Challenge?

Noting that corporate legal costs are "out of control," the Association of Corporate Counsel launched the ACC Value Challenge initiative on September 26, 2008, with a live program at the Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, DC. The launch was webcast live, and has been viewed by several thousands of viewers in law departments, law firms, law schools and elsewhere.

Click here to learn more about the ACC Value Challenge.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Crowell & Moring Launches CDS Seminars

Educational seminars are an excellent way to reinforce your relationship with existing clients, while also attracting highly qualified prospects. Here is an example taken from a November 19th press release.

"Crowell & Moring LLP is conducting a three-part seminar series to address the fall-out and future of credit default swaps (CDS), the derivative instruments that have been blamed by some as one of the causes of the current financial crisis.

The volatile CDS market is expected to instigate significant litigation as investors seek to recoup their losses, as well as attention from regulators who are likely to seek control over the market. The series will begin in New York with a Webinar on November 20 featuring insights from U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert E. Grossman and workout specialist John Ray of Avidity Partners, Chairman of Enron Creditors Recovery Corporation, among others."

Members of the press are invited, which helps to create the Internet and print-based visibility so important in today's market.

The Rainmaking Lady considers this to be an effective, proactive business development technique that turns market challenges into a positive for the firm.

Details here.