Christopher Scott D’Angelo, Co-director for International Association of Defense Counsel’s Crisis Management Program

October 29, 2012

Montgomery McCracken partner Christopher Scott D’Angelo served as co-Director for the 2012 International Corporate Counsel College, which is organized and presented in Europe each year by the International Association of Defense Counsel. This year the ICCC was held in London, U.K., with the title and theme of Crisis Management – Anticipating the Future in the Global World (~ If it’s a crisis, much better to make it “your” crisis ~).  This conference explored the legal and reputational challenges faced by multi-national companies and how best to anticipate and address them.  Program highlights included crisis management, expanding multinational regulatory challenges, expanding criminalization of corporate conduct, coming legal issues facing companies doing business in China, use of social media in managing crises, and best practices for the leadership, organization and management of the corporate legal department.

The International Corporate Counsel College is an interactive forum that addresses the very latest legal issues of particular importance to corporate general counsel and their legal staff in Europe or the U.K. and internationally. It is unique place where general counsel and other in-house lawyers can discuss issues of concern among themselves and with their outside defense counsel in a dynamic workshop of practical information and analysis. The ICCC is presented each year by the International Association of Defense Counsel, which is the oldest international association of lawyers representing major corporations, both in-house and outside counsel. It consists of approximately 2400 invitation-only, peer-reviewed members who are private, corporate and insurance lawyers from more than 44 countries.

D’Angelo is chairman of Montgomery McCracken’s Products Liability and Mass Torts Claims practices.  He also co-chairs the firm’s International Practice.  His practice emphasizes litigation and preventive counseling in the fields of business and business torts, intellectual property, class actions, and products liability, including in his role as national counsel for several major U.S. clients and his representation of foreign concerns in the United States and United States concerns abroad, as well as litigation and other matters in the probate courts.   D’Angelo serves as national counsel for several multinational and domestic companies regarding business and products liability litigation and regional counsel for a multinational insurance company for products liability and other litigation.