The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)and Retail Litigation Center (RLC)concluded another successful Retail Law Conference today in Chicago, Illinois, with dynamic presentations around a host of critical legal issues facing the industry today.
Open to retail and consumer product general counsel, senior legal executives, in-house attorneys and their teams, the program for this year’s event was full of timely and thought-provoking sessions about the latest legal challenges facing executives and potential solutions to help them traverse the business and political landscape.
“We ended this year’s conference on a great note,” said RILA President Sandy Kennedy. “There has been fantastic dialogue around so many important issues this week. The presentations were outstanding and we continue to hear how valuable the content is to attendees and how important this conference is to the professional development of retailers and their legal teams. We look forward to preparing for next year and welcoming back attendees for another round of discussions on these important topics,” Kennedy concluded.
The final day got underway with a top-notch panel of current and former attorneys general, who discussed the factors that are considered when enforcing laws and how corporations can work effectively with their state's top law enforcement officials to better understand the law at the state and local level.
Later attendees heard from experts about the pitfalls, the advantages, and the proper ways to tackle the quickly changing world of social media, mobile applications and the privacy issues that go with them. Solutions and best practices were shared by leading retail counsel providing attendees with an up-to-the-minute grasp on the management of social media and privacy.
Finally, closing out the conference, attendees tackled the ever-important and ever-changing topic of ethics. During this discussion they explored current approaches to conflicts of interest, ethics in the litigation process, client attorney privileges and confidentiality, and other challenging situations that retail attorneys face regularly.
RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.