American Bar Association Section of Litigation Annual Conference In New York City April 21-23
CHICAGO, April 6, 2010 – Experts in trial practice, leading public officials, jurists, academics and representatives of the news media will participate in sessions of the nation’s largest gathering of trial lawyers when the American Bar Association Section of Litigation meets in New York City for its annual conference April 21-23 at the Hilton New York Hotel.
What: ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference
When: April 21-23
Where: Hilton New York Hotel – New York City
Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye of the state of New York, retired
Judges Kimba Wood and Denise Cote, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Judge Joseph A. Greenaway Jr. of New Jersey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
High-profile litigators Robert S. Bennett, David Boies, Willie Gary and Robert Morvillo
Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey
Prof. Arthur Miller of New York University
George S. Canellos, New York regional director, SEC Edward Turan, managing director and deputy general counsel, Citigroup Inc.
Stuart Alderoty, chief litigation counsel, American Express Company
Section Chair Lorna G. Schofield, New York
- Welcome & Outreach Reception featuring presentation of the Diversity Leadership Award honoring Justice Frank Sullivan Jr. of Indiana and the Coca-Cola Company Worldwide Litigation Group
- Plenary: How the Media Covers the Law – and How Lawyers Should Deal Ethically With the Media
- Appellate Review of Adverse Discovery Orders in Federal Court – A Mock Oral Argument Based on Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Carpenter
- Litigating in the Marble Palace: The ABC’s of Supreme Court Practice
- Enforcement Priorities of the Obama Administration
- Dialogue with the New SEC
- The section will honor Judge Joseph A. Greenaway Jr. of New Jersey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- Plenary: Great Openings and Closings – By the Lawyers Who Gave Them
- Arguing Crime/Fraud and Other Exceptions to Privilege: An Expert Demonstration
- Magistrate’s Panel on Discovery Issues
- Pitfalls and Pratfalls: Ethical Considerations When Interviewing Witnesses
- Getting Caught in the Web – Ethical Issues of Web 2.0
- Steering Clear of Daubert/Frye Minefields
- Former Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye to keynote Annual John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Awards Luncheon honoring Martha Bergmark, the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
For a complete program, visit the section Web site at www.abanet.org/litigation/sectionannual.
The ABA Section of Litigation represents about 68,000 lawyers, judges and others involved in all aspects of litigation and the dispute resolution process. It is the national voice for litigators and a leader in advocating improvements in the justice system. The section provides tools and resources to assist lawyers to be better litigators as they serve their clients. It offers opportunities for growth, learning and networking through its professional communities. Its activities reflect and support the commitment of its members to a strong, diverse and vibrant profession, a fair and accessible justice system, and the continuing obligation to achieve both through a wide range of pro bono activities. For more information on the section’s programs and public service efforts, visit http://www.abanet.org/litigation/.
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law in a democratic society.
Editor’s Note: Representatives of the news media are welcome to attend the Section of Litigation Annual Conference for free. Reporters are invited to attend the welcome reception on April 21. To register and receive credentials, contact Deborah Weixl at firstname.lastname@example.org.