2024 State of Litigation

11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. CT
Arrowhead Stadium
1 Arrowhead Drive
Kansas City, MO 64129

Join us at Lathrop GPM's annual State of Litigation event, where we bring together business leaders, legal decision-makers, and industry experts to explore the latest trends in litigation and risk management. We will examine topics including:

  • Artificial intelligence technology’s potential impact on the future of liability

  • Latest trends in state attorney general investigations

  • Strategically utilizing existing insurance policies for financial gain

  • Key legal insights from recent high-profile litigation successes

  • The future of DE&I in the workplace, including implications of the June 2023 Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action in higher education and a dynamic panel discussion on relatable and common DE&I issue areas

As part of our CLE offering, we will also include a one-hour elimination of bias session.


  • 11:30 a.m. – Lunch & Registration
  • 12:30 p.m. – Programming Begins
  • 5:30 p.m. – Reception Begins
  • 6:30 p.m. – Event Concludes

RSVP by Monday, May 13.


Keynote Speaker: Ryan Bernsten 

We are excited to have Ryan Bernsten join us and share his fascinating story about his 23,000-mile journey to every U.S. state as well as his hopeful vision for the future of our country. Throughout his journey, Ryan listened to the stories of everyday Americans to understand their political beliefs and saw first-hand the efforts being made to improve communities across the United States. Ryan chronicled his experiences in his 2023 narrative nonfiction book, 50 States of Mind: A Journey to Rediscover American Democracy. In his keynote presentation, Ryan will talk about his motivation for embarking on the 50-state trip, the complexities of American democracy, and the common bonds that connect us despite differing viewpoints.

Ryan received his master's degree from University of Oxford. He is an award-winning speaker, writer, and theatre-maker who has spoken and led workshops across the U.S. and internationally. Ryan currently serves on the Board of Directors for American Public Square. He makes his home in the Kansas City area.

Questions? Contact

CLE Credit will be applied for in California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Texas and Virginia. Credit hours for each state will be forthcoming. If you have questions about CLE or if you need CLE credit in a state not listed here, contact Allison Thomas, Professional Development & CLE Specialist.