Contemporary Issues in Complex Litigation

Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17, 2019

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, Associate Director - Dean's Office Operations.  

This program has been approved for 7.75 general CLE credits in the state of Illinois. Out-of-state participants may use their Illinois CLE certificate to self-apply for credit in their state.

Three Ways to Register

Online: Register
Email: laura.dimitrijevic@law.northwestern.edu
Phone: 312-503-4801

 

Co-Chairs

Agenda

Wednesday, October 16

8:30-9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:30am - What Keeps In-House Lawyers Up at Night
Ann Cook, Ernst & Young LLP
Craig A. Knot, Holcim (US) Inc. and Aggregate Industries Management Inc.
Zeb Landsman, Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP
Lee Reichert, Molson Coors
Michelle Spak, Duke Energy Corporation

10:30-11:45am - A Debate on the Utility of Class Actions
Ted Frank, Hamilton Lincoln Law Institute
Alison Frankel, Thomson Reuters
Professor Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Vanderbilt Law School
Professor Martin H. Redish, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

12:00-1:30pm - Lunch Keynote
An interview of The Honorable Paul J. Watford, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, by Emily Bazelon

1:30 - 2:45pm - The Role of Critical Motions and Appeals in Complex Litigation
Bruce R. Braun, Sidley Austin LLP
Professor James E. Pfander, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Honorable Manish S. Shah, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Honorable Amy J. St. Eve, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Alexandra Walsh, Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz

2:45 - 4:00pm - Reception


Thursday, October 17

8:30-9:00am - Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:15am - The Evolving Role of Trials in Multijurisdiction Litigation
Robert A. Clifford, Clifford Law Offices
Sean W. Gallagher
, Bartlit Beck LLP
Travis Lenkner, Keller Lenkner LLC
Honorable Gene E.K. Pratter, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


10:15-10:30am - Break

10:30-11:45am - Best Practices in Multijurisdiction and other Complex Litigation
Professor Zachary Clopton, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Perry Elizabeth Cooper, Bloomberg BNA
Chris Gramling, Eli Lilly and Company
Honorable Virginia M. Kendall, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Rebecca Weinstein Bacon, Bartlit Beck LLP

12:00-1:30pm - Lunch Keynote
An interview of Honorable Joseph R. Slights III, Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, by Anitha Reddy, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

1:30-2:45pm - An Analysis of the Role of Daubert in Modern, Complex Litigation
Honorable Gary Feinerman, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
William Gage, Butler Snow LLP
Jason L. Lichtman, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Jessica Miller, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Hotel

Hotels accommodations are available at the Hyatt Centric Magnificent Mile at a rate of $225 per night. Reservations must be made by September 30, 2019 to receive this special rate. Click here to reserve your hotel room.  

Questions

For questions, contact Laura Dimitrijevic, Associate Director - Dean's Office Operations.