The Industrial Association of Contra Costa County and Cooper, White & Cooper LLP Present “Do’s and Don’ts of Emergency Response
June 4, 2008, Concord Hilton, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord, CA
Phone: 925-827-2000


8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcoming Remarks and Overview

  • Hypothetical

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Incident Reporting and Response Actions

  • Notification requirements; response coordination and management
  • Preparation/Anticipation/Damage control
  • Response actions and compliance with applicable laws
  • Documentation and effective use of legal counsel

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Crisis Management Guest Speaker

  • Larry Kamer Regional Director, Fleishman-Hillard International Communications

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Administrative, Civil and Criminal Processes: Mistakes Companies Make in Failing to Recognize How they Relate

  • Creating and protecting the attorney-client privilege: Lessons Learned from the courtroom
  • Pivotal decisions for witness interview: mistakes we’ve seen
  • Preservation of evidence: how to position a successful defense including early involvement of experts and how to avoid making your Emergency
  • Response Plan a floor for liability

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Coordinating a Resolution: Working With the Agencies, Plaintiff’s Lawyers, and Criminal Authorities to Protect Yourself and Your Company

  • Choosing a fully qualified legal team, assistance in factual development, and emphasis on adequate supervision themes
  • Early dispute resolution: proper timing, preparation and coordination
  • How to resolve one stage without creating jeopardy for the next
  • Claims management, insurance considerations and cross-indemnity
  • Past or other accidents: how to minimize their impact

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Remedial Action: Post-Accident How Upgrades to Your Safety Procedures Can Lessen Your Exposure to Civil, Criminal and Administrative Penalties

  • What works and what does not, including administrative leaves

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon – Guest Speaker

  • Robert J. Kochly , District Attorney, Contra Costa County

Event Details

Start Date: June 4, 2008Location: Concord Hilton, Concord, CAAttorney(s): Kristen Thall Peters, William H.G. Norman