Hicks Thomas LLP Partner Jay Old will be serving on a panel of several distinguished speakers for the upcoming Joint Zurich Insurance Summit in Switzerland. Organized by the AIDA Swiss Chapter and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the summit is intended to promote international collaboration and development in insurance law and related legal matters and draws legal professionals from around the world. The summit will be held in Zurich on July 24, 2017.
Jay will be a featured speaker on the topic of Mitigation of Litigation Risks in the United States. Given increasing globalization, reducing exposure to litigation is essential to successful ventures abroad. The summit will focus specifically on what European companies can do to mitigate their risks of being sued in the U.S., as well as the do’s and don’ts for foreign litigants who find themselves facing civil lawsuits in the U.S. legal system. As a panel member, Jay will share his experience and insight accumulated over the course of a career spanning more than 20 years.
Jay’s selection to the distinguished panel is a testament to the widespread recognition and respect he has cultivated as a seasoned trial attorney who has emphasized construction, insurance, product liability, health care, and professional liability in his practice. Over the years, Jay has secured a number of successful jury verdicts and judgments in challenging cases. In addition to a proven track record, he regularly serves as a featured speaker at professional events and seminars across the country, and has held important leadership roles in the local and legal communities. This includes being a former President of the largest state-wide defense lawyer organization in the country, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, and having run for election to the U.S. Congress.
Our firm congratulates Jay on his forthcoming speaking engagement, and knows that his invitation is a product of the same meticulous work ethic, skill, and commitment he delivers to our clients.