ORLANDO – JULY 18, 2023 –Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford P.A. hosted the inaugural edition of the Executive Forum at the beautiful JW Marriott Grande Lakes July 14th-15th.
The Executive Forum brought Wicker Smith partners from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Arizona together with leading Risk Management and General Counsel professionals from some of the top corporations in the Southeast, for two days of fellowship and interactive education. In contrast with Wicker Smith’s previous annual event, known as the Claims Seminar, the Executive Forum invited a limited number of guests to participate in a total of six different presentations led by Wicker Smith partners from the Medical Malpractice, Retail, Construction and Transportation practice groups. Professionals from Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. joined us to provide a technical perspective on the various issues. These sessions encouraged contemporaneous conversation and sharing of ideas among the attendees, with the two-day format of the event providing plenty of time for networking and social interaction. The event also featured a keynote address by retired U.S. Army Major General and author Mari K. Eder, who shared themes from her new book, The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Woman Who Changed the Course of World War II.
Attendees of the event were effusive with their praise and expressed that they appreciated the smaller size of the discussion groups, the timely nature of the topics presented, and the multiple opportunities to network with our lawyers from offices across the country.
“Just wanted to send a huge thank you from the (Redacted) team for the fantastic event this past weekend. We tremendously enjoyed the speakers and the style of the presentations, as well as the fellowship and opportunity to meet new people. Additionally, the venue was perfect and I especially enjoyed the guest speaker. We are blessed to have Wicker Smith as a valued partner.” – a Managing Counsel of Claims
“I wanted to commend you for a superbly put together Executive Forum which I enjoyed and learned from immensely. The format was extremely interactive and most informative. The material shared was also very educational. I want to thank you and the entire team who took part in arranging for this symposium and look forward to attending the next year’s Forum.” – an Executive Director of Claims & Litigation
Wicker Smith would like to sincerely thank all of the attendees at this year’s event for their participation. Information about the 2024 Executive Forum will be forthcoming.