At The Podium

Forum Selection Clauses: Home field advantage

Date: December 8, 2016

Event: 2016 Corporate Counsel Seminar

Venue: Oklahoma History Center

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Does the concept of “home field advantage” have any application to litigation, or is it generally something that only applies to sporting events and other competitions?

In his presentation at McAfee & Taft’s 2016 Corporate Counsel Seminar in Oklahoma City, OK, trial lawyer Michael McClintock explains the very real benefits to gained by trying a case in your local state or federal court and discusses how forum selection clauses must be carefully drafted in order to secure that advantage.

Topics include:

  • Theories behind having a home field advantage
  • The difference between forum selection clauses and choice of law provisions
  • The difference between mandatory and permissive forum selection clauses
  • The essential elements of a valid, enforceable forum selection clause