Contemporary Issues in Complex Litigation

Wednesday, November 28 and Thursday, November 29, 2018

This conference will focus on critical legal, ethical, financial, and political issues that affect high-profile litigation.

Location:
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60611

Attendance at the conference is by invitation only. We welcome you to request an invitation by contacting Laura Dimitrijevic, Faculty Events Manager.  

This program ihas been approved for 8.25 general CLE credit hours in the state of Illinois. Out-of-state participants may use their Illinois CLE certificate to self-apply for credit in their state.

Co-Chairs

  • Adam L. Hoeflich, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
  • Abby M. Mollen, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

 

Three Ways to Register

Online: Online registration is now closed. Please use one of the two methods below to register.  
Phone: Call 312-503-4801
Email: Email Laura Dimitrijevic, Faculty Events Manager

 

Agenda

Wednesday, November 28

9:00 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00 a.m. - Opening Remarks
Kimberly A. Yuracko, Dean and Judd and Mary Morris Leighton Professor of Law 

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. - Corporate Investigations in a Modern World
John R. Lausch, Jr., Northern District of Illinois
Joel R. Levin, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
David T. Shapiro, Vail Resorts, Inc.
Honorable Amy J. St. Eve, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Jeffrey E. Stone, McDermott Will & Emery

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch
Keynote: An interview of The Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, by Professor Neal K. Katyal, Georgetown University, Hogan Lovells

1:45 - 3:15 p.m. - Critical Legal Issues in Contemporary Litigation
Honorable Gary Feinerman, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Honorable David F. Hamilton, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Professor Abby M. Mollen, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
Honorable Robert Dow, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Alexandra Walsh, Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz

3:15 p.m. - Break

3:30 - 4:45 p.m. – The Role of the Trial in Modern Complex Litigation
Philip S. Beck, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
Honorable Eldon E. Fallon, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Faith Gay, Selendy & Gay
James K. Grasty, Merck & Co., Inc.
Christopher A. Seeger, Seeger Weiss LLP

5:00 p.m. - Reception

7:00 p.m. - Dinner at The Casino Club for Panelists


Thursday, November 29

9:00 - 10:15 a.m. – Current Issues in Multidistrict Litigation
Michael J. Freeman, Walgreens Co.
William M. Gage, Butler Snow LLP
Professor Samuel Issacharoff, New York University School of Law
Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Dianne M. Nast, Nast Law LLC
Rebecca Weinstein Bacon, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

10:15 a.m. - Break

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. – Issues that Keep General Counsel Awake
Brian Ellis, Danaher
Shawn Fagan, Citadel
Michael J. Harrington, Eli Lilly and Company
Ram Padmanabhan, Chicago Bulls
E. Lee Reichert, Molson Coors
Sarah R. Teachout, Trinity Industries, Inc.

12:00 p.m. - Lunch
A Lifetime of Achievement, An Interview of Elizabeth Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, by Professor Erin F. Delaney, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

1:15 – 2:45 p.m. - The Current Role of Class Action in Complex Litigation
Perry Elizabeth Cooper, Bloomberg BNA
Travis Lenkner, Keller Lenkner LLC
Adam J. Levitt, DiCello Levitt & Casey LLC
Honorable Gene E.K. Pratter, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
 

Questions

For questions, contact Laura Dimitrijevic, Faculty Events Manager.