John H. Newcomer, Jr. participated in a panel discussion at ALFA International’s Business Litigation Practice Group Seminar in Chicago, IL on September 14-15, 2017. The seminar focused on protecting your business during “Bet the Company” litigation.
Mr. Newcomer discussed the importance of the last sixty days before a lawsuit including what you should do and what you can expect when you are either planning to start litigation, or anticipate it coming. He also examined related topics such as how to investigate issues, interviews of employees and nonparties, preserving documents and electronic materials, and the current state of e-discovery.
John H. Newcomer, Jr. is a partner at Morris James LLP and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. He practices in the areas of commercial litigation and real estate. His experience in these dual fields provides his clients with a rare perspective in dealing with complex business and real estate matters. Understanding the dynamics of litigation, and how it impacts his clients’ business strategies, gives Mr. Newcomer the ability to draft transactional documents with an eye towards avoiding problems before they arise. His litigation practice involves a wide range of business, contract, and real property disputes. His experience as a certified mediator of the Delaware Superior Court gives John the additional insight to resolve his clients’ disputes before they turn into costly litigation.