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Federal Bar Council presents
Hot Topics in Securities Litigation: Scheme Liability Under Rule 10b-5(a) and (c)
February 26, 2024
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Reception preceding and following the Panel
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 44th Floor, New York, NY 1.0 Transitional/Non-Transitional CLE Credits in Areas of Professional Practice
The Supreme Court has demonstrated a renewed interest in securities litigation in recent years, issuing decisions in several cases. While many actions brought under the federal securities laws commonly concern allegedly false and misleading statements or omissions, the SEC and private plaintiffs also sometimes bring claims concerning a fraudulent course of action, commonly referred to as “scheme liability.” At this program, we will discuss the current state of scheme liability case law and recent trends in both private litigation and enforcement actions. The panel will also discuss the practical implications of the Supreme Court’s 2019 Lorenzo v. SEC decision, how lower courts have continued to develop the jurisprudence since then, as well as practice pointers for both asserting and defending scheme liability cases.
Judicial Moderator
The Honorable Jennifer L. Rochon United States District Judge, SDNY
Panelists
Michael D. Blatchley, Esq.
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
Richard Hong, Esq. Morrison Cohen LLP (Former federal prosecutor and senior SEC trial lawyer)
Audra Soloway, Esq.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Program Coordinators
Katie M. Sinderson, Esq.
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
Mathews R. de Carvalho, Esq.
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
Federal Bar Council Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Celeste Koeleveld, Esq.
Clifford Chance US LLP
Julian S. Brod, Esq.
Shapiro Arato Bach LLP
In order to register, you must sign in to your Federal Bar Council account. If you do not have an account, you can create one using this link.
This program is free for Federal Bar Council Members and $150.00 for Non-Members. For more information about the benefits of membership in the Federal Bar Council, click here.
Financial Hardship Policy
The Federal Bar Council is pleased to offer a 50% discount on the cost of its CLE Programs to attorneys who are unemployed, who are employed in the public sector or who work for a not-for-profit entity and are able to establish financial hardship. The original application for this discount must be submitted to the Federal Bar Council at least two weeks prior to the CLE Program for which it applies. Please contact the Council for an application form.
If you have any questions, please contact CLE@federalbarcouncil.com.
Federal Bar Council presents
Whistleblower Law Update:
Focus on the SEC, False Claims Act, and Other Key Developments
February 28, 2024
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Live Webinar CLE Credit Information: 1.5 Transitional/Non-Transitional CLE Credits in Areas of Professional Practice This CLE panel will offer insights into recent whistleblower law developments from leading practitioners in the field. Panelists include current and former regulators, such as Cree Kelly, the Chief of the SEC Whistleblower Office, as well as practitioners that represent companies facing whistleblower allegations, and practitioners who represent individual whistleblowers. This program will be moderated by the Honorable Eric R. Komitee, District Judge for the EDNY.
Judicial Moderator
The Honorable Eric R. Komitee
EDNY
Panelists
N. Creola Kelly, Esq.
Chief of the SEC Whistleblower Office
Harris Fischman, Esq.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Stephen A. Warnke, Esq.
Ropes & Gray LLP
Li Yu, Esq.
Dicello Levitt LLP
Program Coordinators:
Matthew Levine, Esq.
Elliott Kwok Levine & Jaroslaw LLP
Craig Cepler, Esq.
Denlea & Carton LLP
Federal Bar Council Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Celeste Koeleveld, Esq.
Clifford Chance US LLP
Julian S. Brod, Esq.
Shapiro Arato Bach LLP
In order to register, you must sign in to your Federal Bar Council account. If you do not have an account, you can create one using this link.
This program is free for Federal Bar Council Members and $75.00 for Non-Members. For more information about the benefits of membership in the Federal Bar Council, click here.
Financial Hardship Policy
The Federal Bar Council is pleased to offer a 50% discount on the cost of its CLE Programs to attorneys who are unemployed, who are employed in the public sector or who work for a not-for-profit entity and are able to establish financial hardship. The original application for this discount must be submitted to the Federal Bar Council at least two weeks prior to the CLE Program for which it applies. Please contact the Council for an application form.
If you have any questions, please contact CLE@federalbarcouncil.com.
Federal Bar Council presents Resolution of Mass Torts in Federal Court – MDLs versus Bankruptcies Jones Day 250 Vesey St., New York, NY Tuesday, March 5, 2024 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Reception to follow) CLE Credit: CLE Credit Information: 1.5 Transitional/Non-Transitional CLE Credits in Areas of Professional Practice With recent developments in Johnson & Johnson, Georgia Pacific, and 3M mass tort bankruptcies—in the Third, Fourth and Seventh Circuits—a deepening split is emerging as to whether the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process can be used by otherwise financially healthy companies to resolve significant mass tort liability. Many mass tort bankruptcies occur after those cases filed in federal court have been consolidated under the multidistrict litigation (MDL) statute, and such consolidation can often provide a venue for large-scale resolution of thousands of individual actions. This CLE will analyze the statutory and jurisdictional limits of each system and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Moderator: David A. Castleman, Esq. Partner, Otterbourg P.C. Panelists: The Honorable Vernon S. Broderick Southern District of New York The Honorable Michael B. Kaplan United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey The Honorable Melanie L. Cyganowski (ret.) Otterbourg P.C. (formerly United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York) Greg M. Gordon, Esq. Jones Day Program Coordinators: Andrew M. Butler, Esq. Jones Day Michael R. Maizel, Esq. Otterbourg P.C. Anna Lea Setz, Esq. Sullivan & Worcester Federal Bar Council Program Committee Co-Chairs: Celeste Koeleveld, Esq. Clifford Chance US LLP Julian S. Brod, Esq. Shapiro Arato Bach LLP In order to register, you must sign in to your Federal Bar Council account. If you do not have an account, you can create one using this link. This program is free for Federal Bar Council Members and $112.50 for Non-Members. For more information about the benefits of membership in the Federal Bar Council, click here. Financial Hardship Policy The Federal Bar Council is pleased to offer a 50% discount on the cost of its CLE Programs to attorneys who are unemployed, who are employed in the public sector or who work for a not-for-profit entity and are able to establish financial hardship. The original application for this discount must be submitted to the Federal Bar Council at least two weeks prior to the CLE Program for which it applies. Please contact the Council for an application form. If you have any questions, please contact CLE@federalbarcouncil.com.
Federal Bar Council presents
The Future of Diversity and Workplace Equality in the Age of Anti-Affirmative Action
March 20, 2024
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Live Webinar
In the aftermath of Students for Fair Admissions v. President & Fellows of Harvard College, universities, corporations, and other not-for-profit organizations find themselves at a crossroads. Though that decision involved race-conscious university admissions, advocates have turned their attention to other forms of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, relying in large part on SFFA to argue that institutions are generally precluded from pursuing diversity through any means that take race into account. In this panel, we will discuss the implications and aftermath of SFFA, including how advocates have extended SFFA’s reasoning beyond its higher-education moorings and how universities, corporations, and other organizations have responded. We will also discuss what workplace opportunity initiatives may look like in the decision's aftermath and how employers can adapt to the current environment.
Judicial Moderator
The Honorable Kiyo A. Matsumoto
Senior United States District Judge, EDNY
Panelists:
Cyrus Mehri, Esq.
Founder
Mehri & Skalet, PLLC
ReNika Moorre, Esq.
Director
Radical Justice Program
American Civil Liberties Union
Debo Adegbile, Esq.
Partner and Chair
Anti-Discrimination Practice
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Dan Morenoff, Esq.
Executive Director
The American Civil Rights Project
Program Coordinator
Stacey M. Gray, Esq.
Stacey Gray PC
Federal Bar Council Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Celeste Koeleveld, Esq.
Clifford Chance US LLP
Julian S. Brod, Esq.
Shapiro Arato Bach LLP
In order to register, you must sign in to your Federal Bar Council account. If you do not have an account, you can create one using this link.
This program is free for Federal Bar Council Members and $150.00 for Non-Members. For more information about the benefits of membership in the Federal Bar Council, click here.
Financial Hardship Policy
The Federal Bar Council is pleased to offer a 50% discount on the cost of its CLE Programs to attorneys who are unemployed, who are employed in the public sector or who work for a not-for-profit entity and are able to establish financial hardship. The original application for this discount must be submitted to the Federal Bar Council at least two weeks prior to the CLE Program for which it applies. Please contact the Council for an application form.
If you have any questions, please contact CLE@federalbarcouncil.com.
Federal Bar Council Access to Counsel Trial Skills Training for Pro Bono Attorneys: Openings and Summations *preference will be given to participants who commit to taking a matter from the SDNY or EDNY civil pro se docket within two years of taking this course. March 26, 2024 8:30am – 4:00pm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 125 Broad St., New York, NY CLE Credit: This program will provide 6.0 transitional/ non-transitional CLE credit in Skills In partnership with: American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), Downstate New York Chapter Description: As part of the Federal Bar Council’s Access to Counsel Project, and in partnership with the ACTL Downstate New York Chapter, the Council is pleased to offer an intensive Trial Skills Training program for attorneys who represent or agree to represent civil pro se litigants in the SDNY and EDNY. This program will focus on openings and summations This intensive will give participants the opportunity to hone and develop their skills in a supportive, small group environment with focused evaluation and feedback from our experienced instructors. This program is FREE and limited to 28 participants. Registrants who agree to commit to taking a matter from the SDNY or EDNY civil pro se docket within two years of taking this course will be given priority admission. Those who cannot take on a matter will be placed on a waiting list and added to the roster pending availability. Please contact David Quiles for more information at david.quiles@federalbarcouncil.com *Participants must commit to taking a matter from the SDNY or EDNY civil pro se docket within two years of taking this course. The Federal Bar Council would like to thank the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for its support and the use of its materials.
Federal Bar Council and the Federal Criminal Practice Committee present
Sentencing: The View from the Bench
April 17, 2024
5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
One Bryant Park, Bank of America Tower, New York, NY
Reception to Follow
A panel of four District Court Judges will give their views on the sentencing process, including pre-sentence advice, feedback on written submissions, insight on the sentencing hearing and how judicial discretion is applied in making sentencing determinations.
Judicial Moderator
The Honorable Richard Sulivan
United States Circuit Court Judge, United States Court of Appeals,
Second Circuit
Panelists
The Honorable Carol B. Amon
United States District Judge, EDNY
The Honorable Hector Gonzalez
United States District Judge, EDNY
The Honorable Katherine P. Failla
United States District Judge, SDNY
The Honorable Valerie Caproni
United States District Judge, SDNY
Coordinator
Avrom Robin, Esq.
Law Office of London & Robin
Federal Bar Council Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Celeste Koeleveld, Esq.
Clifford Chance US LLP
Julian S. Brod, Esq.
Shapiro Arato Bach LLP
In order to register, you must sign in to your Federal Bar Council account. If you do not have an account, you can create one using this link.
This program is free for Federal Bar Council Members and $150.00 for Non-Members. For more information about the benefits of membership in the Federal Bar Council, click here.
Financial Hardship Policy
The Federal Bar Council is pleased to offer a 50% discount on the cost of its CLE Programs to attorneys who are unemployed, who are employed in the public sector or who work for a not-for-profit entity and are able to establish financial hardship. The original application for this discount must be submitted to the Federal Bar Council at least two weeks prior to the CLE Program for which it applies. Please contact the Council for an application form.
If you have any questions, please contact CLE@federalbarcouncil.com.
Federal Bar Council and the Federal Criminal Practice Committee present
Justice in the Age of Algorithms: Expert Insights on AI and Criminal Law
May 15, 2024
5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
(Reception to Follow)
Venable LLP
151 West 42 Street, New York, NY 10031
A panel of experienced government and defense attorneys will discuss the current and prospective uses of AI in law enforcement investigations; prosecutions; and defense work.
Judicial Moderator The Honorable Paul Engelmayer
United States District Judge, SDNY Panelists Include
Emma Greenwood, Esq.
Greenwood Law Group PLLC
Alexander Mindlin Esq. Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Chief, National Security and Cybercrime Section United States Attorney’s Office, E.D.N.Y.
Dina McLeod, Esq.
Assistant U.S. Attorney & Cybercrime Coordinator
United States Attorney’s Office, SDNY
David Patton, Esq.
Kaplan, Hecker & Fink LLP
Coordinator
Avrom Robin, Esq.
Law Office of London & Robin
Federal Bar Council Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Celeste Koeleveld, Esq.
Clifford Chance US LLP
Julian S. Brod, Esq.
Shapiro Arato Bach LLP
In order to register, you must sign in to your Federal Bar Council account. If you do not have an account, you can create one using this link.
This program is free for Federal Bar Council Members and $150.00 for Non-Members. For more information about the benefits of membership in the Federal Bar Council, click here.
Financial Hardship Policy
The Federal Bar Council is pleased to offer a 50% discount on the cost of its CLE Programs to attorneys who are unemployed, who are employed in the public sector or who work for a not-for-profit entity and are able to establish financial hardship. The original application for this discount must be submitted to the Federal Bar Council at least two weeks prior to the CLE Program for which it applies. Please contact the Council for an application form.
If you have any questions, please contact CLE@federalbarcouncil.com.