Contemporary Issues in Complex Litigation

Wednesday, November 29 and Thursday, November 30, 2017

Location:
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Rubloff 150
375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60611

Attendance at the conference is by invitation only. For questions or to request an invitation, contact Laura Dimitrijevic, Faculty Events Manager.  

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

Agenda

Wednesday, November 29

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

10:00 a.m. - Opening Remarks
Professors Adam L. Hoeflich and Abby M. Mollen

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Interplay Among Courts, the Parties, and Media During the Trump Presidency
Theodore J. Boutros, Jr., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Alison Frankel, Thomson Reuters
Josh Gerstein, POLITICO
Andrew J. Pincus, Mayer Brown LLP
Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

11:45 a.m. - Break

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch
An interview of Tom Sager, Retired General Counsel of DuPont and Partner, Ballad Sphar LLP, by Leslie T. Thornton, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Critical Legal Issues in Contemporary litigation
Linda T. Coberly, Winston & Strawn LLP
Honorable Gary Feinerman, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Professor Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Vanderbilt Law School
Honorable David 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

3:15 p.m. - Break

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Current Issues in Multijurisdiction Litigation
Sheila L. Birnbaum, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Bruce R. Braun, Sidley Austin LLP
Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
Professor Samuel Issacharoff, New York University School of Law
Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Leslie M. Smith, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

5:00 p.m. - Reception

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


Thursday, November 30

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

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Current Issues in the Trial of Complex Matters
Honorable Amy J. St. Eve, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Christopher A. Seeger, Seeger Weiss LLP
Lisa Warren, Johnson & Johnson
Rebecca Weinstein Bacon, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

10:15 a.m. - Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - The Interaction of Independent Investigations and Complex Litigation
Sean M. Berkowitz, Latham & Watkins LLP
Brian Ellis, Danaher
Mark Filip, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Daniel D. Rubenstein, Winston & Strawn LLP
Jonathan R. Streeter, Dechert LLP

12:00 p.m. - Lunch
Keynote: An Interview of The Honorable David S. Tatel, by Carter G. Phillips, Sidley Austin LLP

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Current Issues in Class Actions
Perry Elizabeth Cooper, Bloomberg BNA
Catharine E. Gillespie, DuPont
Honorable Gene E. Pratter, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Jonathan D. Selbin, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Three Ways to Register

Online: Register online
Phone: Call 312-503-4801
Email: Email Laura Dimitrijevic, Faculty Events Manager

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodates are available at the Cambria Chicago for $149 per night. Visit the hotel website or call 312-787-6000 and reference the “NWU Complex Litigation Conference” block.

Reserve your hotel by November 9 to receive this special rate.