FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2016
Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP PARTNER JENNIFER A. BECKAGE NAMED TO ADVISORY BOARD OF SUNY BUFFALO LAW SCHOOL ADVOCACY INSTITUTE
Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP Partner Jennifer A. Beckage was named to the National Advisory Board of the Advocacy Institute for the SUNY Buffalo Law School. The Board is made up of distinguished judges and leading trial attorneys.
The Advocacy Institute is a recent initiative of SUNY Buffalo Law School dedicated to enhancing training in legal advocacy for law students and practicing attorneys, not only at SUNY Buffalo, but regionally and nationally.
The Institute currently has four primary initiatives, including:
- a Trial Advocacy Program;
- an Appellate Advocacy Program;
- an Alternative Dispute Resolution Program; and
- an Innocence and Justice Project.
Ms. Beckage concentrates her practice on complex business disputes and commercial litigation involving, among other things, intellectual property, employee disloyalty, violations of non-compete agreements and other employment matters, breaches of contract, fraud matters, food product litigation, class actions, and corporate compliance with regulatory bodies. In addition, she has extensive experience with technology issues, including data breaches, technology disputes, e-discovery, computer forensics and social media, and has authored and presented on a variety of technology-related topics concerning discovery of electronic information in state and federal lawsuits.
Before beginning her legal career, Ms. Beckage was an owner of a technology-based company. She successfully helped lead the company through an acquisition, in which she was retained in a high-level management position. This experience allows her to bring indepth industry knowledge to her legal practice.