Broadcast Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)


Commercial litigation is among the many areas of law affected by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in several case delays and significant business litigation proceeding restrictions. Furthermore, the currently implemented remote hearings also add a great deal of uncertainty and this will likely continue for a period of time as in-person arrangements are not possible yet. These issues bring further complexities and challenges in the determination of proceedings and trials, thus creating a crucial need to be conversant with the nuances of the situation and other updates.

In this LIVE CLE Webcast, commercial litigation experts Rogge Dunn (Rogge Dunn Group, PC) and Elena Bauer (Burr & Forman LLP) will present an in-depth analysis of the current trends surrounding commercial litigation. Speakers will also discuss the implications of COVID-19 and offer the best strategies to devise effective litigation tactics even amidst the challenges of the pandemic.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Commercial Litigation –Trends and Developments
  • COVID -19 Implications
  • Notable Court Rulings
  • Best Litigation Tips and Strategies
  • What Lies Ahead


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand (CLE)



General knowledge of commercial litigation


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Rogge Dunn, Managing Partner
Rogge Dunn Group, PC

Rogge Dunn is a trial attorney and counselor for Fortune 500 companies, wirehouses and prominent Financial Advisors, executives and entrepreneurs. Dunn has developed a specialty involving significant matters in the financial industry. This includes regulatory issues, wrongful discharge, moving teams, OTRs, non-competes, the Protocol for Broker Recruiting, promissory note defense and forfeiture of deferred compensation.

He has twice set the largest wrongful discharge arbitration award against Goldman Sachs for FAs in California. (Breaking Dunn’s own record). Most recently he obtained a $7.6 million Award against Goldman Sachs in a FINRA arbitration in Los Angeles.

Dunn has won more than $2 billion in judgments and settlements for his clients. He has represented more than 10 FAs in Barron’s national top 100 financial advisors. Dunn has won million dollar jury verdicts or arbitration awards in California, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Elena Bauer, Attorney
Burr & Forman LLP

Elena is an attorney in the Birmingham office at Burr & Forman, where she practices in the firm’s General Commercial Litigation practice group. Elena received her Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. Prior to law school, Elena attended the University of Mississippi for her undergraduate studies. During her undergraduate studies, Elena also defended her thesis, The Sociological and Economic Factors Impacting a Workforce Development Program.

Throughout her time in Mississippi, Elena has been a part of the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement where she facilitated a summer leadership program for underserved high school youth across Mississippi, organized community workshops for entrepreneurship and business development, and was an engagement speaker for the application of virtual reality in workforce development.



Rogge DunnManaging Partner

Rogge Dunn Group, PC

  • Professionalism is still paramount
  • Your technology must be cutting edge
  • The benefits of creating a “Zoom room” broadcast studio
  • Tactics and effective use of exhibits in a virtual deposition
  • Effective court room virtual presentations


Elena BauerAttorney

Burr & Forman LLP

  • Big idea – Practicing law remotely / virtually is likely here to stay
  • Implications of the big idea:
    • The undeniable appearance factor
      • Expert witnesses
      • Key board warriors
      • People can screen you out more easily
    • Technology is great when its working
      • It is very easy to verge on the unprofessional
    • The leap into the use of technology to facilitate the practice of law could magnify the disparities that existed pre-covid

Date & Time:

Monday, April 19, 2021

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Commercial Litigation Lawyers
  • Dispute Resolution Lawyers
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Rogge DunnManaging Partner
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Elena BauerAttorney
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