Diamond McCarthy Partner, Sofia Adrogué, will chair and moderate “The Art of Business Litigation: A Conversation (Business & Ethics) and CLE” on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Sofia will speak alongside Co-editor Hon. Caroline Baker, 295th Civil District, and five other contributing authors of Texas Business Litigation. Sofia serves as the Creator & Editor of Texas Business Litigation, a 1500+ page treatise on business litigation. With institutions seeking a “roadmap for reform” in our 21st century civil justice system, issues of cost and length of time for resolution of matters and satisfaction with the overall process are at the forefront of the debate. With the decline of jury trials, excellence in litigating matters is paramount.
“It is undisputed that the jury trial is imploding, facing extinction, with numbers in a precipitous decline,” Adrogué says. “A spirited debate about the causes of the vanishing trial continues as well as the best manner in which to handle complex business torts litigation. ALM’s Texas Business Litigation serves as a business litigation template as attorneys move business litigation cases to trial.” ALM’s Texas Business Litigation (Third Edition) showcases 22 contributing authors, the “Who’s Who of the Bar,” addressing the following: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Antitrust; Bankruptcy Ramifications in Business Litigation Cases; Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims in Business Transactions; Business Divorce Cases; Contorts; Corporate Governance & Regulatory Proceedings; Criminal Law in Business Torts Cases; Damages; Discovery; Employment Law Litigation; Ethics; Evaluation of Business; Experts; Fraud & Negligent Misrepresentation; Intellectual Property & Trade Secrets Litigation; Jury Trial Innovations; Oil & Gas; Preservation of Error – Appeal Tactics; Speech Based Torts: Libel, Slander, Business Disparagement & Invasion of Privacy; The Liability Case; and Third-Party Litigation Finance.
While it is clear no one can guarantee adjudication by trial, combining over 50 cumulative years of practice and over 20 years on a state district court bench, the Editors envisioned a work that would serve as an encyclopedia on business litigation—from A to Z—including some of the unexpected issues that may emerge such as a bankruptcy proceeding or a criminal investigation, along with applicable ethical considerations. The CLE will be held at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas and is produced in cooperation with UHLC, the Firm, Texas Lawyer, and the Houston Bar Association. For more information and to register, click here.
About Sofia Adrogué
A native of Argentina, Sofia is a business trial partner with the Houston office of Diamond McCarthy LLP, a national business litigation and insolvency boutique. A litigator for more than 25 years, she has obtained favorable judgments and settlements on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in a myriad of complex business cases in state and federal courts and in ADR proceedings. She represents clients in all industries, ranging from entrepreneurs in rural Texas to multinational conglomerates with diversified worldwide business holdings. She is a frequent CLE Speaker and/or Chair (over 125) and publisher (over 120). She envisioned and created the Texas Business Litigation treatise (ALM 2015, 2016, 2017), serves as its Editor, with a 4th Edition forthcoming, and is the Chair of the Texas Business Litigation CLEs. Adrogué has been profiled by many publications, including Texas Lawyer (one of Texas’ Top “40 Under 40”), Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine (“Texas Super Lawyer”), Latino Leaders Magazine (“The 25 Most Influential Hispanic Lawyers” and a “Top Latino Partner”) and Houston Woman Magazine. She serves as the Co-Host & Co-Producer of Latina Voices—Smart Talk. She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Owner/President Management Program, an alumna of the Harvard Business School, and received her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif and Barons, and her B.A. from Rice University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, both on full academic scholarships.