Law & Economics Center

Ninth Annual Meeting of the American College of Business Court Judges

Event Date: Sunday, September 15 to Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Location: Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel 4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Program Description:  The Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law is pleased to host the Ninth Annual Meeting of the American College of Business Court Judges.

In October 2005, a group of judges working with complex business cases founded the American College of Business Court Judges (ACBCJ).  With the assistance of the Law & Economics Center at the George Mason University School of Law, the ACBCJ develops programs and seminars to equip business court judges around the county with the knowledge and skills necessary to deal efficiently and professionally with the increasingly complex issues they confront. 

The ACBCJ offers:

  • access to business court judges who have been instrumental in establishing and/or expanding the business courts in their states; 
  • access to judges who have drafted and promulgated rules, procedures and forms for use in business courts;
  • access to business court judges with experience in presiding over complex commercial matters and with the functioning of business courts;
  • access to leaders in the American Bar Association Business Law Section who have spearheaded the business court movement and who regularly consult with and monitor the progress of business courts around the country;
  • and access to top-notch educational programs geared toward facilitating the work of business courts.

Agenda

Disparate Impact Analysis Beyond Mortgages

D. Jean Veta, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

John P. Relman, Managing Partner, Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC

Mark A. Cohen, Justin Potter Professor of American Competitive Enterprise and Professor of Law, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University

Moderator:  Ronald R. Glancz, Partner, Venable LLP

 


 

Privacy, Data Breach & State Enforcement

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

Eric Helland, PhD, Robert J. Lowe Professor of Economics, Claremont-McKenna College

Stephen M. Ruckman, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Maryland

Moderator:  Daniel W. Caprio, Jr., Senior Strategic Advisor and Independent Consultant, McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP

 


 

Federal Rules Committee and E-Discovery

William H. J. Hubbard, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

John J. Rosenthal, Partner, Winston & Strawn

William P. Butterfield, Partner, Hausfeld LLP

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


 

Economics of Reverse Mortgages

Christopher J. Mayer, Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate and Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School

 


 

Multi-Jurisdictional Case Management

Coordinating Multi-Jurisdictional Complex Litigation

The Honorable Myron T. Steele, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware

The Honorable Gregory E. Mize, Judicial Fellow, National Center for State Courts

The Honorable Carol E. Higbee, Presiding Judge, Civil Division, Superior Court of New Jersey

Litigation Being Pursued in Multiple Forms

The Honorable Myron T. Steele, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware

The Honorable Christine A. Ward, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

The Honorable Betsy Gonzalez, Eighth Judicial District, Clark County, Nevada

 

Moderator: The Honorable Donald F. Parsons, Jr., Court of Chancery, New Castle County Courthouse, Delaware

 


 

Class Action Reform

Jessica D. Miller, Partner, Skadden Arps

The Honorable Adele Hedges (Ret.), Chief Justice, Fourteenth Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas
 
Moderator:  Richard O. Faulk, Senior Director, Energy & the Environment, Law & Economics Center and Partner, Hollingsworth LLP

 


 

Patent Issues

Class Actions

David Olson, Associate Professor of Law, Boston College of Law

Mark Moller, Associate Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law

Patent Licensing Entities

Jorge L. Contreras, Professor of Law, American University

Adam Mossoff, Co-Director of Academic Programs and Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University School of Law

Bifurcated Patent Trials

Anthony W. Shaw, Counsel, Arent Fox LLP

Bruce T. Wieder, Member, Dow Lohnes
  
Moderator: Adam Mossoff, Co-Director of Academic Programs and Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University School of Law

 

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

 

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