Attorney John T. Hugo to Speak at Food & Beverage Litigation Conference


MG+M Boston office partner John T. Hugo will be a featured speaker at Perrin Conferences’ Food & Beverage Litigation Conference: A Look at Hospitality, Liquor and Food Liability on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at The James Hotel, in Chicago, Illinois.

John Hugo helps businesses across the United States solve their most critical litigation problems. Drawing on more than 20 years of courtroom experience, John handles high-stakes state and federal cases involving food and beverage, products, asbestos, and professional liability claims. Some of John’s most recent food and beverage litigation matters include limiting reputational damage for a food-service client by quickly settling with the plaintiff in an outbreak case and later pursuing litigation against downstream suppliers. A second case involved helping a facility-management company quickly resolve a dispute over remediation costs for a rodent infestation, allowing the company to preserve a business relationship with one of its largest clients, sign a lucrative contract, and recover 95% of its settlement payment from the pest control providers in subsequent litigation.

John is skilled in creating strategies that resolve litigation with minimal impact on business reputations, resources, and operations. As national coordinating counsel for various companies, he develops defense themes, prepares corporate and expert witnesses, tries cases, and handles settlement negotiations. In addition, John often counsels clients on internal contracts and policies and procedures that will strengthen their position in future cases.

Perrin Conferences' Food & Beverage Litigation Conference assembles leaders in U.S. food, beverage, and hospitality litigation, including many prominent plaintiff and defense attorneys, in-house counsel, and insurance professionals.

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