ACC Washington Chapter 3rd Annual Business Summit

12 September
  • September 12, 2019
  • 10:50 am - 11:50 am
  • Bellevue Club, Bellevue WA

Jason Wilson presented a CLE presentation for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Washington Chapter as part of Willenken’s 2019 ACC sponsorship.

“Defying Convention: Unconventional Terms to Manage Litigation Risk” explained why following the conventional wisdom in contracts and going to arbitration may not actually be the wisest move. Jason co-presented with local Washington counsel Michael Fink, assistant attorney general at the University of Washington.

The presentation addressed how many contracting lawyers include binding arbitration clauses, attorneys’ fees clauses, etc., thinking that those terms are best for an organization. Jason and Michael contended 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 provided 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 is a proud sponsor of ACC chapters nationwide. If you are interested in learning more about the topic of this presentation, please contact Jason.

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