David Suchar, co-chair of Maslon's Construction & Real Estate Litigation Group, will present at The Network of Trial Law Firms' Conference In-House Counsel Finding Sanctuary—A Concentrated Curriculum for In-House Counsel Managing Litigation—on October 28, 2016. His presentation entitled "Whose Law Is It Anyway?" will act as a primer on choice of law arguments and why they matter in a variety of disputes. David will discuss practice tips and topical updates on litigating choice of forum and choice of law clauses in contracts and in the absence of contractual provisions. He will also address how choice of law principles differ between various areas of litigation practice, including products liability, construction, and insurance coverage cases as well as how to prepare early on in the case to address these issues head on.
A former federal prosecutor, David has acted as first-chair trial counsel for a variety of bench and jury trials in courts across the country. He has also secured millions of dollars in settlements for commercial clients. David frequently presents on construction and insurance coverage issues, and he serves as contributing editor of The Construction Lawyer, the flagship publication of the ABA Forum on Construction Law. David's construction experience includes defect, payment, lien, and contract litigation as well as all manner of construction-related insurance coverage claims, negotiations, and litigation. He has developed a niche national practice representing commercial policyholders in insurance coverage disputes. David also has years of experience with licensing and royalty disputes, restructuring litigation, government investigations (civil and criminal), and various contract and commercial litigation matters.