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Commercial Litigation Academy 2017 NYC Live & Webcast

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Start Date:
Thursday, May 04, 2017
End Date:
Friday, May 05, 2017


Commercial Litigation Academy 2017

Thursday & Friday, May 4-5
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Live & Webcast
New York Society of Security Analysts | New York, NY 10036

16.0 MCLE Credits: including 3.0 Ethics

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Program Chair: Kevin J. Smith, Esq. | Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP | New York, NY
Section Chair: Mark A. Berman, Esq. | Ganfer & Shore, LLP | New York, NY

Program Description
:

This two-day Academy program brings together an outstanding panel of distinguished and well-known commercial litigators, current and former in-house counsel and judges who will provide you with valuable insights on federal and state commercial litigation – from choosing the proper venue through the appellate process. There will be a focus on litigating commercial cases efficiently. You will receive training and enhance your skills in all aspects of commercial litigation; from drafting the pleadings and seeking injunctive relief, through disclosure and discovery (including expert discovery and e-Discovery), and finally to the trial and the appeal. The expert faculty will also discuss key ethical and evidentiary issues confronted by the commercial litigator.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from our top-notch faculty and network with your peers at this comprehensive two-day program!

Click Here to learn more about the Program Faculty
 
Agenda:
 
Day 1: Thursday, May 4, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.




Welcome and Introductions

Speakers
Kevin J. Smith, Esq. 
| Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP | New York, NY
Mark A. Berman, Esq. | Ganfer & Shore, LLP | New York, NY

9:10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.                       






Venue Decisions: State Court vs. Federal Court vs. Arbitration vs. Mediation

Speakers
Robert S. Friedman, Esq. | Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP | New York, NY
Timothy A. Greensfelder, Esq. | AIG Investments | New York, NY
Gregory A. Markel, Esq. | Seyfarth Shaw LLP | New York, NY
Bradley I. Ruskin, Esq. | Proskauer Rose LLP | New York, NY
(2.0 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice)

10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.








Pleadings in State Court, Federal Court, and Arbitration

Speakers
Robert M. Abrahams, Esq. | Schulte Roth & Zabell LLP | New York, NY
Theodore K. Cheng, Esq. | Fox Horan & Camerini LLP | New York, NY
Marshall H. Fishman, Esq. | Goodwin Procter LLP | New York, NY
Gregory M. LaSpina, Esq. | Borchert & LaSpina, P.C. | Whitestone, NY
Louis M. Solomon, Esq. | Greenberg Traurig LLP | New York, NY
(1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills; 1.0 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice)

12:40 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.










Injunctive Relief: Temporary Restraining Orders, Preliminary and Permanent Injunctions and Orders to Show Cause

Speakers
Tracee E. Davis, Esq. | Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP | New York, NY
Steven M. Edwards, Esq. | Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | New York, NY
Danielle C. Lesser, Esq. | Morrison Cohen LLP | New York, NY
Scott E. Mollen, Esq. | Herrick Feinstein LLP | New York, NY
Hon. Saliann Scarpulla | New York Supreme Court, County of New York | New York, NY
Mark C. Zauderer, Esq. | Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP | New York, NY
(1.0 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice; 1.0 MCLE Credit in Ethics)

3:10 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.









Disclosure and Discovery, including E-Discovery, and Litigating Cases Efficiently

Speakers
Jeremy R. Feinberg, Esq. | Special Referee, New York State Supreme Court, County of New York | New York, NY
Suzanne O. Galbato, Esq. | Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC | Syracuse, NY
Hon. Frank Maas (Ret.) | JAMS | New York, NY
Robert D. Owen, Esq. | Eversheds Sutherland | New York, NY
Carmen A. Pacheco, Esq. | Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC | Brooklyn, NY
(1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills; 1.0 MCLE Credit in Ethics)

5:00 p.m.Adjournment


Day 2: Friday, May 5, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.




Welcome and Introductions

Speakers
Kevin J. Smith, Esq. 
| Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP | New York, NY
Mark A. Berman, Esq. | Ganfer & Shore, LLP | New York, NY

9:10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.








Expert Discovery in State and Federal Court

Speakers
James J. Beha II, Esq. | Morrison & Foerster LLP | New York, NY
Leslie D. Corwin, Esq. | Blank Rome LLP | New York, NY
Robert J. Jossen, Esq. | Dechert LLP | New York, NY
Scott D. Musoff, Esq. | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | New York, NY
James D. Zirin, Esq. | Sidley Austin LLP | New York, NY
(1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills; 1.0 MCLE Credit in Ethics)

10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.             








Dispositive Motions including Motions to Dismiss, Judgment on the Pleadings, and Summary Judgment Motions

Speakers
Mark A. Berman, Esq. | Ganfer & Shore, LLP | New York, NY
Hon. Barry A. Cozier (Ret.) | Fensterstock & Partners LLP | New York, NY
Hon. Jeffrey Oing | New York State Supreme Court, County of New York | New York, NY
Dennis P. Orr, Esq. | White & Case LLP | New York, NY
Peter N. Wang, Esq. | Foley & Lardner LLP | New York, NY
(1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills; 1.0 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice)

12:40 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.









Trials (Including Evidence Rules in Discussion)

Speakers
Lauren E. Aguiar, Esq. 
| Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | New York, NY
Hon. Shirley W. Kornreich | New York State Supreme Court, County of New York | New York, NY
Betty Lugo, Esq. | Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC | Brooklyn, NY
Jonathan D. Lupkin, Esq. | Lupkin & Associates PLLC | New York, NY
David R. Marriott, Esq. | Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP | New York, NY
Gary P. Naftalis, Esq. | Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | New York, NY
Michael C. Rakower, Esq. | Rakower Law PLLC | New York, NY
(1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills; 1.0 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice)

3:10 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.








Civil Appeals and Argument

Speakers
Hon. Helen E. Freedman (Ret.) | JAMS | New York, NY
Hon. Barbara R. Kapnick | New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department | New York, NY
James T. Potter, Esq. | Hinman Straub P.C. | Albany, NY
Jeffrey A. Rosenthal, Esq. | Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | New York, NY
(1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills; 1.0 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice)

5:00 p.m.Adjournment

Who Should Attend:
Newly admitted attorneys and experienced practitioners seeking to sharpen their skills as commercial litigators and trial lawyers.

Not Able to Attend in Person?
A Live Webcast Option is Available

*Note: If you cannot watch the webcast at the scheduled time and date, the recording will be available to you to access after the presentation date for a 60 day period enabling you to watch on your schedule and earn your MCLE credits. 
Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) can attend the webcast program and receive New York MCLE credit. The ethics portion must be viewed at the same time as the simultaneous webcast.

Program Co-Sponsors
:
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
Committee on Continuing Legal Education

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Three or more registrations from the same firm/organization are eligible for our 20% Group Discount


NYSBA Members: $495
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Members: $420.75
Newly Admitted: $350
Non-members: $695

Learn more about the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association at www.nysba.org/COMFED.

*CLE Coupons and comp passes are not accepted for this program.

 

Reg: 8:30 a.m. Program: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This program provides TRANSITIONAL credit to all attorneys. For information about New York MCLE requirements, visit www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/CLE IMPORTANT NOTICE--PARTIAL CREDIT FOR PROGRAM SEGMENTS NOT ALLOWED: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.
Address:
New York Society of Security Analysts
1540 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
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