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Monday, May 21, 2012, 8:39 AM

DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar - June 21-22

Womble Carlyle is actively involved with DRI, an international organization of defense attorneys and corporate counsel that is recognized as a thought leader and an advocate for the defense bar at the national and state level, as well as in Europe.  Due to this involvement, we wanted to let our readers know about DRI’s 2012 Appellate Advocacy Seminar.

This year’s seminar will be held June 21-22 at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This two day seminar will feature experienced appellate practitioners, in-house counsel, as well as distinguished faculty of judges, in-house counsel and leading practitioners, all of whom will provide valuable instruction and insight on effective strategies, advocacy and business tactics.

Seminar attendees will learn specific aspects of good writing from the judges who read the briefs and rule on the cases; tips on effective oral advocacy from the judges who hear the arguments; how in-house counsel effectively manage their appellate dockets and relationships with outside appellate counsel; compelling historical context for appellate practice and growth of the nation; recent developments in law from the appellate courts that are important to businesses; tips on building an appellate practice, as well as how to handle review of interlocutory orders effectively.

In-house counsel will learn how to better manage their appellate litigation by improving their skills in evaluating outside counsel’s work and by learning about specific appellate issues recently decided as well as those that will arise in the future.  They will also be able to network and discuss insights with other in-house counsel regarding the retaining of outside law firms in order to improve their contractual negotiations.

Register for the 2012 Appellate Advocacy Seminar here or by calling DRI’s Customer Service Department at 1.312.795.1101.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012, 9:29 AM

Womble Carlyle Attorneys Win Tax Case in U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A Womble Carlyle team successfully represented a taxpayer before the U.S. Supreme Court in a potentially landmark tax case. At issue was the amount of time the IRS has to pursue audits against taxpayers—normally three years, although that can be extended to six years in certain circumstances. The Supreme Court’s decision in United States vs. Home Concrete & Supply LLC helps define and limit when the IRS can audit taxpayers beyond the normal three-year statute of limitations.


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