Law & Economics Center

Eighth Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues

Event Date: Sunday, November 17 to Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Location: George Mason University School of Law 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

Event Hotel:  Le Meridien, Arlington, VA

Program Description:  The civil justice system in the United States is in a constant state of flux.  Changes occur at both the state and federal levels, through both legislative and judicial actions.  At the same time, judges face a constant barrage of new and innovative legal theories and procedural maneuvers.  The goal of the annual symposium is to provide a platform that gives judges a systematic review and critique of the most important civil justice issues of the day.

 

Agenda

Emerging Trends in Civil Justice

John H. Beisner, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP & Affiliates

Robert S. Peck, President, Center for Constitutional Litigation, PC
  
Moderator:  Karen M. Czarnecki, Director, Education, Law & Economics Center, George Mason University School of Law

 


 

Scientific Evidence in Environmental and Toxic Torts Litigation

David E. Bernstein, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Eric G. Lasker, Partner, Hollingsworth, LLP

Carla Burke, Shareholder, Baron & Budd, LLP

R. Dean Hartley, Partner, Hartley & O’Brien, PLLC

Moderator:  Richard O. Faulk, Senior Director, Initiative for Energy & the Environment, Law & Economics Center and Partner, Hollingsworth, LLP

 


 

Arbitration

Andrew J. Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown, LLP

John A. Shope, Partner, Foley Hoag, LLP

Jason S. Johnston, Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Christopher R. Drahozal, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development and John M. Rounds Professor of Law, University of Kansas School of Law

Moderator:  James C. Cooper, Director of Policy & Research, Law & Economics Center, and Lecturer in Law, George Mason University School of Law
 


 

Use of Private Contingency Fee Attorneys by State AGs

Luther J. Strange, III, Attorney General of Alabama

Bill McCollum, Partner, Dentons and former Attorney General of Florida

Peggy A. Lautenschlager, Of Counsel, Bauer & Bach, LLC and former Attorney General of Wisconsin

Moderator:  Tony F. Troy, Member, Eckert Seamans and former Attorney General of Virginia

 


 

Generic and Brand Name Drug Liability AKA "Innovator Liability"

Jay P. Lefkowitz, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

Kannon K. Shanmugam, Partner, Williams & Connolly

Fern P. O'Brian, Partner, Thompson Hine

Esther E. Berezofsky, Partner, Williams Cuker Berezofsky

Charna L. Gerstenhaber, Vice President and Head of Litigation, Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Moderator:  Claire Prestel, Staff Attorney, Public Justice

 


 

Hydraulic Fracturing and Federalism

Christopher A. Wright, CEO, Liberty Resources, LLC

Michael L. Krancer, Partner, Blank Rome, LLP

Sharon Buccino, Director, Land and Wildlife Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Chris Nidel, Nidel Law, PLLC

Brent M. Rosenthal, The Law Office of Brent M. Rosenthal, PC

Moderator:  Richard O. Faulk, Senior Director, Initiative for Energy & the Environment, Law & Economics Center and Partner, Hollingsworth, LLP

 

For More Information, Contact: Kayla Lahti
Program Assistant, Judicial Education Program
703.993.8008
MasonJEP@gmu.edu

 

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