Commercial & Federal Litigation Section

Commercial and Federal Litigation Section

SHIRA A. SCHEINDLIN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE COURTROOM


The Commercial & Federal Litigation Section is proud to present its Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin Award for Excellence in the Courtroom to

  • Rita M Glavin, Seward & Kissel LLPand
  • Diane M. Perri Roberts, Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP 

and to announce 

Hon. Judith S. Kaye Commercial Litigation Academy Scholarship Fund Winners

Thursday, November 15, 2018 
6pm-9pm
US District Court Southern District of New York
Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse
New York, NY 10007


Cost to Attend: $35 NYSBA Members, $50 Non-Members


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Agenda


Opening Remarks:

  • Robert Holtzman, Esq., Chair, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
  • Chief Judge Colleen McMahon, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York
  • Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (ret.), United States District Judge, Southern District of New York

Presentation of the Honorable Judith S. Kaye Commercial and Federal Litigation Scholarship 

Presentation of the  Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin Award for Excellence in the Courtroom:

Award Recipients:

  • Rita Glavin, Seward & Kissel LLP
  • Diane M. Perri Roberts, Esq., Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP

Keynote Speaker:

  • Vivia Chen, Creator and Chief Blogger, The Careerist, Senior Columnist, The American Lawyer

7:30 PM: Cocktail Reception

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For questions contact Kristina Gagnon


Streamlining Litigation: Views from the Bench in Upstate New York

In 2012, the New York State Bar Association presented “Streamlining Litigation - Views from the Bench in Upstate New York.” Based on the program’s popularity and the increasingly complexity of applicable rules, legislation, and court decisions, this program will serve as an update to the 2012 program. This program presents a unique and valuable opportunity to engage in dialogue with a panel of federal and state court judges from Upstate New York. The panel will discuss litigation (with a focus on commercial litigation) and ways in which knowledge of the local and/or commercial rules and the preferences of the local bench can help make the process more efficient and more cost-effective. Discovery, motion practice, case management, alternative dispute resolution, and other related topics will be discussed. All judges and location participants will be connected via live interactive video feed.  

This program will be simultaneously presented on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Bond Schoeneck & King's offices in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse.  Register to attend at one of the three locations!

Buffalo: Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, 200 Delaware Avenue, Suite 900, Buffalo, NY 14202

Rochester: Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, 350 Linden Oaks, Third Floor, Rochester, NY 14625

Syracuse: Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, One Lincoln Center, 110 West Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

Sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education and the Commercial & Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association, and by the Monroe County Bar Association Young Lawyers' Section.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.

2.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Areas of Professional Practice

NYSBA Member: $75 | Non-Member: $100
Commercial & Federal Litigation Section Member: $50

For details or to register, www.nysba.org/Upstate2018


COMMERCIAL AND FEDERAL LITIGATION SECTION MEETING

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 3.00 (Professional Practice 1.5, Skills 1.5)
Rendezvous, 3rd Floor
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Register for the 2019 Annual Meeting Here or Download The Registration Form Here.

 

Under New York's MCLE rule, this program has been approved for up to 6.0 credit hours (5.0 credits in Professional Practice and 1.0 in Ethics). This program will qualify for credit for newly-admitted attorneys.

Section Chair
Robert N. Holtzman, Esq., Kramer Levin Naftalis Frankel LLP

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS:    
Jonathan B. Fellows, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Welcoming Remarks

9:10 AM -10:25 AM
Trends and Considerations in Technology Assisted Review 
Panelists:
 Muhammad U. Faridi, Esq., Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
                  Hon. Andrew J. Peck,  DLA Piper LLP
                  Sandra J. Rampersaud, Esq., UBS AG
                  James S. Zucker, Esq., Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

10:25 AM-10:40 AM
Break

10:40 AM-11:55 AM
Litigation Sexual Harassment Cases in the "Me Too" Era
Panelists: Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esq., 
Bond, Schoeneck & king, PLLC
                  Gerald T. Hathaway, Esq., Drinker Biddle
                  Hon Saliann Scarpulla, Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, Commercial Division
                  Kathleen Peratis, Esq., Outten & Golden LLP

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Cocktail Reception
Petit Trianon Ballroom Foyer | 3rd Floor

12:30PM - 2:00 PM
Luncheon
Trianon Ballroom | 3rd Floor
Presentation of the Stanley H. Fuld Award for Outstanding Contributions to Commercial Law and Litigation

Tables and Seats available - Sign up today!
Table Reservation Form



Discounts and Scholarships
New York State Bar Association members and non-members may apply for a discount or scholarship to attend this program, based on financial hardship. This discount applies to the educational portion of the program only. Under this policy, any member of our Association or non-member who has a genuine basis for their hardship, if approved, can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. Request for discounts or scholarships must be received prior to January 3rd, 2019. For more details, please contact Kristina Gagnon in writing at New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 or kmgagnon@nysba.org

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities:  NYSBA welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact Beth Gould at 518-487-5674.

For questions about this specific program, please contact Kristina Gagnon at 518-487-5669. For registration questions only, please call the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452. Fax registration form to 518-463-5993.


Resolving E-Discovery Disputes Efficiently in Arbitration and in Court
JAMS/NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
Annual CLE Program

REGISTER HERE!

How do you ensure that claimants and respondents both receive adequate pretrial discovery while still retaining the benefits of arbitration?  What can you do when the judge assigned to your lawsuit is not knowledgeable about e-discovery? Two panels presenting the views of experienced litigators, judges, neutrals, and e-discovery experts will address these and related topics to help you ensure that the discovery phase of your arbitral proceeding or courtroom case is handled effectively and efficiently.

This timely continuing legal education program will also provide an opportunity for you to raise your own concerns and hear the experts’ suggestions regarding best practices for effective and efficient e-discovery both in arbitration and in court.  There will be a cocktail reception following the program.

Sponsored by JAMS and the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Monday, January 28, 2019
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Live Program 

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
1177 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10036

2.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Skills
View the Program Agenda here.


Panel 1: E-Discovery Issues in Arbitration

  • Hon. Frank Maas (Ret.),  Moderator
  • Prof. Michael Fox, J.D.
  • Kerri Ann Law, Esq. 
  • Roger Maldonado, Esq. 

This Panel will address the unique issues presented by e-discovery in arbitral settings, such as the effect of streamlined discovery rules, the frequent lack of face-to-face prehearing discovery conferences, and the difficulty of obtaining third-party discovery.  The panel will also provide tips that you can immediately use in your arbitrations.

Panel 2: Use of Special Masters and E-Discovery Mediators in Connection with Court Litigation

  • Mark Berman, Esq.,  Moderator
  • Maura Grossman, Esq.
  • Hon. Frank Maas (Ret.)
  • Special Referee Jeremy Feinberg
  • Hon. Shirley Werner Kornreich (Ret.)

This panel will discuss the increasing use of court-appointed special masters and e-discovery mediators in courtroom litigation.  Among the topics the panel will address are:  Use of court resources to resolve e-discovery disputes?  Should you or the court use such an expert and, if so, how?  What are the ground rules for communications between the appointing judge and a special master?  Should sessions with a special master be stenographically recorded?  What can an e-discovery mediator, whether a court employee or privately retained, do to help the parties and how do you find one?

View the Faculty Biographies here.


NYSBA Member: $75.00 | Non-Member: $275.00 (includes NYSBA membership for 2019!)
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Member: $50
Dispute Resolution Section Member: $50


Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.

Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

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.
 


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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 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