Welcome to the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee's annual mini-theme issue of Business Law Today. As the diverse articles of this edition show, the breadth of business litigation faced by today’s companies is staggering. So too is the attendant cost and risk. The Business and Corporate Litigation Committee (BCLC) is the home within the ABA Business Law Section for lawyers, in-house counsel, judges, and law students interested in dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration, and ADR for business clients. Our members from around the United States and beyond have access to the most current thinking on trends and developments in business litigation and, for those who wish to become active as speakers, authors, and leaders, there are opportunities to become involved no matter your level or area of expertise.
As just one example of what we have to offer, BCLC has, for nearly 20 years, authored the indispensable Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation (formerly the Annual Review). In 1996, this title included 11 chapters authored by 24 Committee members. This year's version, recently released, is a two-volume set (with an accompanying CD-ROM), and it includes 24 chapters authored by over 200 Committee members. You can purchase it here.
In addition to our written content, the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee takes great pride in its programming. This year, as part of a no-cost Section member benefit, we will present an In The Know webinar program on August 4, 2014, titled “Prosecution, Defense and Settlement of M&A Stockholder Litigation – A Solution in Search of a Problem.” Program details are available at the In the Know website. Registration will open soon.
We encourage and welcome your voices and those of your clients, and we stand ready to make your participation in BCLC both meaningful and valuable. How can you become involved? First, please join our Committee today. Second, please register for the new Section Annual Meeting in Chicago on September 11–13, 2014.
The benefits of joining BCLC are many, and your experience can be tailored to your individual practice and needs. I hope to see you in Chicago this September for the new Business Law Section Annual Meeting!