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How to Turn Competition into Collaboration

Why Being Nice to Opposing Counsel is Good for You and Your Client

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Date Published

May 19, 2021


San Diego County Bar Association


2021, Business & Corporate


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Presented by:  
The Business & Corporate Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association

This program is worth 1.0 MCLE Credit

Christina Arnold, Esq., In-House Counsel - Midland Credit Management
Barrett Avigdor, Esq., Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Transform Advisory Services
Carl A. Grubb, Esq., Attorney and Founding Shareholder - Grubb Law Office, Inc.
Matt Hrutkay, Esq., Principal Attorney, Hrutkay Law PC

This MCLE presentation will discuss how to use emotional intelligence and brain science to neutralize negativity and to build more cooperative and productive relationships with opposing counsel. We will provide tools for understanding and controlling when your emotions are triggered and show you how to build trust with competitors. Our panelists will share their experiences and discuss why a cooperative relationship with opposing counsel will help you attain better results for your client.

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Barrett Avigdor
Managing Director - Major, Lindsey & Africa, Transform Advisory Services

Barrett Avigdor works with corporate law departments and law firms around the world to help them to meet the needs of their... Read More

Carl A. Grubb
Attorney and Founding Shareholder - Grubb Law Office, Inc.

Carl A. Grubb is an entrepreneurial, creative, innovative attorney, realtor and businessman with extensive legal and business... Read More

Christina Arnold, Esq.
In-House Counsel - Midland Credit Management

I was born and raised in Brazil. In 2004, I started my own law firm in partnership with two colleagues. Our law practice... Read More

Matt Hrutkay
Principal - Hrutkay Law PC

In the fall of 2019, after nearly a decade at Big Law firms in New York and San Diego, Matt Hrutkay formed Hrutkay Law PC to... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

How to Turn Competition into Collaboration - Video
How to Turn Competition into Collaboration - Handout
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If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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