Brooks Pierce Attorneys Participate in NCBA Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law CLE Program
Brooks Pierce attorneys Shana Fulton, Jim Phillips and Katie Wong will participate in two panel discussions at the North Carolina Bar Association’s (NCBA) Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program on Feb. 3.
Phillips and Wong will participate in a panel entitled “Taking Professional Conduct Rules 5.1 and 5.2 to Heart: A Panel Discussion on Sponsorship of Junior Attorneys” at 11:15 a.m. This panel will discuss best practices for mentoring and sponsoring newer attorneys, explore how mentorship and sponsorship can benefit both parties and create a more collegial and inclusive working environment, highlight recent survey results regarding perceptions of diversity and inclusion in the practice area, and how law firms and organizations can help all attorneys feel included in the profession.
Fulton will moderate a panel discussion entitled “Perspectives From In-House Counsel” at 1:25 p.m. The panel will include seasoned in-house attorneys from prominent North Carolina businesses who work routinely with outside litigators on highly-complex business disputes and provide insights from their unique perspective as advocates and representatives of corporate clients.
Fulton represents businesses and individuals in criminal and civil litigation, under government investigation or in conducting internal investigations. As a defense attorney and former Assistant U.S. Attorney, she has experience litigating and investigating high-profile and complex matters at all levels of federal and state trial courts. She loves using her deep experience as a defense attorney and former federal prosecutor on complex matters that feature a mix of criminal, civil and regulatory issues.
A trusted advocate and accomplished litigator, Phillips advises and represents businesses, business people and professionals in litigation and other disputes with third parties and the government. He is frequently called upon to take the lead in disputes in the public eye.
Wong focuses her practice on commercial and intellectual property litigation, representing clients in all state and federal courts. She works with individuals and companies facing white-collar criminal charges and government investigations.