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Manufacturing Success with Gowlings

Published by Brad Fougere

April 28, 2015


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Your company’s people, products, profits and politics have a direct impact on its bottom line.  


At this half-day workshop aimed at in-house counsel, HR and other business leaders, you’ll hear from legal and industry insiders and learn how to master these four key pillars ― and succeed in today’s competitive manufacturing market.

Part I: The People

Your team helps to define your company’s identity and forms the foundation of a successful business. In this session, employers will learn how to build and protect their relationships with employees through a series of presentations that will outline the most significant recent developments in the areas of:

  • Employment
  • Human Rights
  • OHS
  • Social media policies   

Part II: The Products

To succeed in the marketplace, your products need to set you apart from your competitors, reflect the values of your company and, most importantly, appeal to consumers. This session will outline how you can work with your internal business clients to protect and promote your assets in the public realm — and ensure that your products reach your buying audience. You’ll hear topical discussions on:

  • IP, including brand protection- Advertising and privacy
  • The unique challenges posed by Québec law  

Part III: The Profits

In today’s unstable economy, companies and their products are exposed to ever-increasing levels of risk — which can jeopardize profits. To thrive in the manufacturing sector, having a risk mitigation strategy that outlines how to deal with a potential crisis is essential. This session will focus on three core legal considerations for mature companies: 

  • Class actions
  • Product recalls
  • Crisis management   

Part IV: The Politics

In-house counsel face a unique set of challenges that often force them to balance the competing demands of business interests and their legal training. In this session, leading corporate counsel will provide key insight into the practice management and professionalism challenges they face — and the tools they’ve developed to overcome them.The topics to be discussed include:

  • Reconciling the Rules of Professional Conduct with the demands of your corporate reports
  • Understanding the limits of legal privilege as in house counsel
  • Engendering and maintaining a culture of high ethical standards
  • Excelling at necessary but difficult conversations

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Additional Information

Location: Gowlings 1 First Canadian Place 100 King Street West, Suite 1600 Toronto, ON
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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