Defying Convention: Unconventional Terms to Manage Litigation Risk

View the live recording here of a webinar presented by Paul Loh and Ako Williams, who is vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Ushio America, Inc.

“Defying Convention: Unconventional Terms to Manage Litigation Risk,” hosted by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Solo & Small Firm Network, explains why following the conventional wisdom in contracts and going to arbitration may not actually be the wisest move.

Paul and Ako address how many contracting lawyers include binding arbitration clauses, attorneys’ fees clauses, etc., thinking that those terms are best for an organization. They contend that the conventional wisdom is wrong on conventional terms. Instead, there are numerous unique terms that few contract attorneys use that may actually be more effective than conventional terms in mitigating litigation risk. They provide real-life examples on how including unconventional terms in a company’s contracts will minimize the risk and maximize the outcome when faced with litigation.

Willenken has been a proud member of NAPABA since 2002, and Jason Wilson currently serves as co-chair of the NAPABA Solo & Small Firms Network webinar series.


NAPABA is the preeminent professional development organization and voice for 50,000 Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. Learn more about NAPABA here.

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