ACS Free CLE Event: Access to Justice in Federal Courts Symposium

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS), the ACS New York Lawyer Chapter, and the ACS New York University Law School Student Chapter invite you to attend:

Access to Justice in Federal Courts

On Thursday, January 21, 2010, ACS will host a half-day symposium on Access to Justice in Federal Courts at New York University School of Law. The symposium will focus on recent decisions, including Ashcroft v. Iqbal, Bell Atlantic v. Twombly, and various class action decisions, that have curtailed access to federal courts and limited the types of claims and relief that plaintiffs can pursue. The event will feature:

• A keynote address by Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union.
• Two lively panel discussions moderated by Professor Arthur R. Miller of New York University School of Law. The first panel will focus on Iqbal and Twombly, while the second will focus on class action restrictions and other limitations on federal lawsuits. Each panel will include leading litigators and experts from a variety of perspectives.
• A closing cocktail reception sponsored by Huntington National Bank.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Each panel is approved for 1.5 hours of New York CLE credit for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
Event Schedule:
2:00 pm: Keynote address by Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
2:35 pm: Panel 1 – The Iqbal and Twombly Cases
• Moderator, Arthur R. Miller, University Professor, New York University School of Law
• Steven E. Fineman, Managing Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
• Brad N. Friedman, Partner, Milberg LLP
• Faith E. Gay, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP
• Barbara J. Hart, Shareholder, Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C.
• Richard T. Joffe, Of Counsel, Labaton Sucharow LLP
• Andrew J. Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown
• Alexander A. Reinert, Assistant Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Counsel to Javaid Iqbal before the U.S. Supreme Court
• Teresa Wynn Roseborough, Chief Litigation Counsel, MetLife, Inc.
• Vincent Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
4:15 pm: Panel 2 – Class Action Restrictions and Other Limitations
• Moderator, Arthur R. Miller, University Professor, New York University School of Law
• John H. Beisner, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
• Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
• Jay W. Eisenhofer, Managing Partner, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.
• Theodore H. Frank, President and Founder, Center for Class Action Fairness
• Myriam Gilles, Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
• Robert J. Giuffra, Jr., Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
• Salvatore J. Graziano, Partner, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
• Adam T. Klein, Partner, Outten & Golden LLP
• Joe R. Whatley, Jr., Partner, Whatley Drake & Kallas
5:45 pm: Cocktail reception sponsored by Huntington National Bank.

Thursday, January 21, 2010
2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
New York University School of Law
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) is one of the nation’s leading progressive legal organizations. Founded in 2001, ACS is a rapidly growing network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other concerned individuals. Our mission is to promote the vitality of the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental values it expresses: individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, access to justice, democracy and the rule of law. For more information about the organization, which has established student chapters at more than 170 law schools around the country and lawyer chapters in over 30 cities, please visit www.acslaw.org.

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