Perfect Harmony: Successfully Managing the Tri-Partite Relationship

October 14, 2008
Association of Corporate Counsel Delaware Valley
Desmond Hotel and Conference CenterMalvern, PA

Fox Rothschild LLP sponsored the recent Association of Corporate Counsel Delaware Valley (DELVACCA) Chapter’s presentation, “Perfect Harmony: Successfully Managing the Tri-Partite Relationship.” The event was held on October 14, 2008, at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Malvern, PA.

The presentation featured Sophia Lee, Senior Litigation Counsel at Sunoco, Inc., and included Fox Rothschild LLP partners Stephanie Resnick, Ronald J. Shaffer and Andrew W. Bonekemper. The group discussed issues affecting the attorney-client relationship, the duties of outside counsel when the insurer and the insured have competing interests, and held a panel discussion on ethical and practical dilemmas.

Lee is responsible for managing Sunoco’s major litigation nationwide, including commercial, environmental, insurance, toxic tort, personal injury and products liability matters. She is also involved with developing litigation and electronic discovery policies and procedures.

Resnick, who is chair of Fox Rothschild’s Litigation Department, represents high-profile business and individual clients in all aspects of complex business-related litigation in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration and mediation. She was recently appointed to Mayor Michael Nutter’s Advisory Task Force on Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform.

Shaffer, who practices in the firm’s Philadelphia office, handles a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including trademarks, contracts, securities, corporate and shareholder disputes, trade secrets, civil rights and real estate.

Bonekemper, who practices in the firm’s Blue Bell office, represents and advises clients in a variety of litigation matters, including construction disputes, commercial fraud and other business torts, securities fraud and real estate.

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