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2:00 PM - 5:15 PM Eastern Standard Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Presenter: Jeffrey T. Morris
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Presenter: Stephen P. Laitinen
STEPHEN P. LAITINEN is a partner with Larson King LLP, where he works for clients in the areas of complex commercial, professional liability, construction defect, intellectual property, and product liability disputes. He regularly tries cases to verdict in state, federal and administrative courts, and litigates in state and federal courts throughout the country. Mr. Laitinen is a frequent regional and national speaker on complex commercial litigation issues. He co-authored "Swanson v. Brewster: Are the Minnesota Courts Reforming the Tort System?" published in the William Mitchell College of Law's Journal of Law and Practice (April 2011); and "Social Media - A New 'Must Use' Tool in Litigation," in FOR THE DEFENSE (August 2010) with colleague Hilary Loynes. Mr. Laitinen is the current chair of the Commercial Litigation Committee and a member of the Amicus Curiae and Long Term Care committees for the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; and the Eastern District for the U.S. District Court, District of Wisconsin. Mr. Laitinen is a member of the Ramsey County, Hennepin County, and Minnesota State bar associations; the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association; and the Defense Research Institute. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and his J.D. degree from Drake University.
JEFFREY T. MORRIS is a partner with the law firm of Elliott & Davis, PC, where he practices in the areas of zoning; construction; business and commercial litigation matters; representing lenders in state, federal and bankruptcy courts; as well as corporate, transactional, and construction litigation matters. He is a frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Federal Bar Association on commercial litigation and employment law issues. Mr. Morris is a member of the Pennsylvania, Allegheny (member, Construction Dispute Resolution Group) and American bar associations; as well as the American Arbitration Association (Commercial Arbitration Panel). He also is past vice chair of the Bradford-Wood Borough Planning Commission. Mr. Morris is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.