Strategies for Coming Out on Top of the Economy

November 4, 2009
The Rivers ClubPittsburgh, PA

3:00-7:00 p.m.

You are invited to a Pittsburgh Legal Symposium hosted by ALCA, a Division of The Flagship Group, Inc.

With the economy in flux and leaders and experts in disagreement about whether the recession is ending, there are many questions facing the Pittsburgh legal community.

Every area of the country is unique in how they are affected and reacting to our current economy. That’s why we’ve gathered top experts to discuss the national and regional issues facing the current legal market and how it relates to the Pittsburgh Region. This is the first seminar of this kind for Pittsburgh.

The distinguished faculty for this program will give you necessary insight and perspective on the current economic situation and provide you strategies, skills and tactics to ensure that you emerge stronger than ever, ready to identify and take advantage of new and unique market opportunities. The Symposium will take place in a round-table format and allow plenty of time for questions, comments and discussion.

This Symposium is for all lawyers, managing partners, independent practice owners, consultants and legal business leaders who are interested in learning strategies, skills and tactics to create new business opportunities and expand existing opportunities in this economy and for the years to come.

3:00-6:00 p.m. (CLE)
6:00-7:00 p.m. (Reception and Networking)


  • What to Expect Moving Forward
  • Detailed Approaches and Thoughts on this Economy by Firm and Business Leaders
  • State of the Market Analysis
  • Strategies and Skills for Moving Forward in this Economy


Jay D. Marinstein , Managing Partner, Fox Rothschild, LLP

Mary A. Crossley, Dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Professor of Law

Thomas Haag, Ph.D., Member, Fanelli, Strain & Haag, PCLP

Harvey R. Kelly, Managing Director, AlixPartners, LLC

Andrew J. Kozusko, III, Associate Litigation Counsel, Mylan, Inc.

Heather D. McAllister, Principal/Founder, The Flagship Group, Inc.

Lori McMaster, Senior Attorney Search Director, Special Counsel, Inc.

Matthew H. Meade, Partner, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C.

Max F. Miller, Director of Innovation Practice Institute, University of Pittsburgh

Jack Norris, Chairman, CB Richard Ellis

Brian K. Parker, Partner, McGuire Woods, LLP

William A. Pietragallo, II, Founding Partner, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP

J. Matthew Pritchard, IV, Shareholder, The Webb Law Firm

David P. Pusateri, Managing Partner, McGuire Woods, LLP

Jennifer R. Seng, IP Counsel, LANXESS CORPORATION

Louis L. Testoni, Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Additional Information:

This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3 hours of substantive CLE Credit. The University of Pittsburgh School of Law is the CLE provider.