Commercial & Federal Litigation Section

Commercial and Federal Litigation Section

MOTION PRACTICE BEFORE THE COMMERCIAL DIVISION, NEW YORK COUNTY
CANDID DISCUSSIONS WITH THE ENTIRE COMMERCIAL DIVISION BENCH

Sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

June 5, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
4 Times Square
New York, NY 10036

Registration and Networking 
5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

CLE Program
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Reception
7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Hors D'Oeuvres will be served from 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

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For questions regarding this program, please contact Kristina Gagnon


NETWORKING RECEPTION WELCOMING JUSTICE SCARPULLA

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC)
150 East 42nd Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10017 (between Lexington and Third Avenues)
Complimentary registration offered to NYIAC and NYSBA International Section, Commercial & Federal Litigation Section, and Dispute Resolution Section members.

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Join the NYSBA International Section in collaboration with the NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section and the NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section for a joint program and reception welcoming Justice Saliann Scarpulla of the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division, Part 39 (International Commercial Arbitration). 

Panelists:
Justice Saliann Scarpulla | New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division
Noah J. Hanft | CPR
Luis M. Martinez | AAA-ICDR
Charles J. Moxley, Jr. | MoxleyADR LLC; Committee on Arbitration and ADR of the NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
Rekha Rangachari | NYIAC; International Dispute Resolution Committee of the NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section and International Contracts and Commercial Law Committee of the NYSBA International Section
Nancy Thevenin | USCIB / ICC USA; International Arbitration & ADR Committee and NYSBA International Section
Stephen P. Younger | Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP; NYIAC; Chief Judge’s Commercial Division Advisory Council

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Commercial Division Series - Westchester with Commercial Division Justices Linda Jamieson and Gretchen Walsh. 

Friday, June 14, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Courtroom 105
111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
White Plains, NY 10601

Cost to attend: $15.00 Breakfast will be provided.

The New York State Bar Association's Commercial & Federal Litigation Section's Commercial Division Committee is pleased to present our latest bench-bar program featuring Westchester County Supreme Court's own Commercial Division Justices, Hon. Linda Jamieson and Hon. Gretchen Walsh. 

This program will take place on Friday, June 14th beginning at 8:30a.m. and will allow practitioners a unique opportunity to hear from Justices Jamieson and Walsh on a wide variety of topics ranging from their perspectives on the rapid evolution of the Commercial Division's rules of practice to what they expect from attorneys who appear before them.

We hope you will join us for what will surely be an exciting program with these tremendous jurists.

To register over the phone, contact our Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452

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COME ENJOY THE LAST FEW WEEKS OF SUMMER WITH OTHER YOUNG LAWYERS!


Wednesday, August 14 
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Druthers Brewing Company
221 Harborside Drive
Schenectady, NY 12305

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Complimentary finger foods and beer served during the first hour, cash bar for the second hour. Free event for members of NYSBA, the Albany County Bar Association, and the Schenectady County Bar Association. 
$10 registration fee for non-members to attend this event. 


Sponsored by: 

New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
New York State Bar Association Women in Law Section
Albany County Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee
Schenectady County Bar Association

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION ADOPTS STATE BAR REPORT ON GENDER DISPARITY IN THE COURTROOM

The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates Monday unanimously approved a resolution affirming that women attorneys remain considerably underrepresented in courtrooms and in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and outlined steps that can be taken by the judiciary, law firms, clients and ADR providers to address this disparity.

The measure is based on a New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) report entitled If Not Now, When? Achieving Equality for Women Attorneys in the Courtroom and in ADR, and was presented to the ABA by NYSBA President Sharon Stern Gerstman.

The report was compiled by the NYSBA Commercial & Federal Litigation Section’s Task Force on Women’s Initiatives, and was approved by NYSBA’s House of Delegates in November 2017. It encourages law firms, members of the judiciary, corporate clients, and alternative dispute resolution providers to provide women lawyers with opportunities to gain trial experience, participate in the courtroom and all aspects of litigation, and be selected as neutrals in ADR.

The ABA action was part of its Midyear Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“The approval by the ABA of this groundbreaking report underscores the importance of ensuring that women and diverse voices are empowered and able to play an active role throughout the judicial and dispute resolution process,” Gerstman said. “This is an issue of fundamental fairness and justice, and with agreement regarding the scope of the problem, we can now work together most effectively to address it.”

Gerstman noted that the ABA measure approved on Monday suggests specific actions, including encouraging judges to ensure that women lawyers have equal opportunities to participate in the courtroom, calling on corporate clients to work with outside counsel to facilitate the participation of women attorneys in all aspects of litigation and calling on corporate counsel to work with ADR providers to encourage the selection of women attorneys as neutrals.

The report is based on the first-ever observational study of women attorneys in the courtroom. It reveals that female attorneys comprise about 25 percent of attorneys in lead counsel roles in courtrooms statewide.

The study took place from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016. Approximately 2,800 questionnaires were completed and returned by judges in participating courts, including the New York Court of Appeals, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, two of the four federal district courts, all four appellate divisions, and commercial divisions in supreme courts in counties from Suffolk to Onondaga and Erie. Three of the leading ADR providers in the state also participated.

The NYSBA Task Force on Women’s Initiatives is co-chaired by NYSBA Past President Bernice K. Leber of New York City (Arent Fox), retired U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin of New York City (Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and JAMS); former Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie H. Cohen of New York City (Morrison & Foerster); Tracee E. Davis of New York City (Zeichner, Ellman & Krause); Sharon M. Porcellio of Buffalo (Bond, Schoeneck & King); Lesley F. Rosenthal of New York City (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts); and Lauren J. Wachtler of New York City (Phillips Nizer LLP). All are former chairs of NYSBA’s Commercial & Federal Litigation Section.

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The NYLitigator features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of commercial and federal litigation on various topics, including discovery; mediation; settlements; corporate liability; and due process. Section Reports, written by various Commercial and Federal Litigation Committees, are often featured in each issue. The NYLitigator is published by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.
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The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Newsletter features updates on Section activities, programs and events; recent legislation; and information about current issues. The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Newsletter is published three times per year by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.
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The Commercial Division Advisory Council has produced a new version of its short film about the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court. The film features eleven General Counsel of major corporations speaking about the Commercial Division. 

The film portrays some of the recent improvements to the Commercial Division’s rules, procedures, and operations which have been designed to be responsive to the needs and concerns of the business community. The ultimate goal of these changes is to make the business litigation process in New York more cost‑effective, predictable, and expeditious, and to thereby provide a more hospitable and attractive environment for business litigation in New York State.

See the video here:  https://vimeo.com/195552034