ACC MN In-House Counsel Conference

How Affirmative Recovery Can Make Legal a Valued Business Partner

June 17, 2021


Geoffrey H. Kozen


Chair of Firm's Pro Bono Committee

Jamie R. Kurtz


Co-Chair, Health Care Litigation Group

Stacey Slaughter


Co-Chair, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group

Robins Kaplan LLP is proud to be a 2021 sponsor for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Minnesota, including the virtual In-House Counsel Conference taking place June 17-18, 2021.

Geoffrey Kozen, Jamie Kurtz, Rajin Olson, and Ryan Schultz participated in the panel, “How Affirmative Recovery Can Make Legal a Valued Business Partner,” moderated by Stacey Slaughter. Over the last decade, legal departments have shifted from being seen as cost centers to strategic business advisors through the implementation of affirmative recovery programs. These programs at several companies have generated headlines and significant ROI. As in-house counsel and legal departments seek to deliver value to their internal clients, they should consider how to identify and potentially claim money on the table by developing a well thought-out affirmative recovery program.

This panel discussed how to navigate the challenges of starting an affirmative recovery program or continuing to grow one you’ve already got in place. Topics included:

  • Areas that are worth exploring such as commercial contracts, intellectual property, antitrust; recovery from vendors and data breach/cybersecurity;
  • How to benchmark various opportunities for recovery and understanding the risks; and
  • How in-house counsel can add value as a strategic business advisors.