Friday, September 14, 2018

FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION 2018 ANNUAL MEETING ARTWORK

Illustrations from the 2018 Federal Bar Association Annual Meeting in New York City  Hosted by the SDNY Chapter of the Federal Bar by Aggie Kenny and Elizabeth Williams
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Captain Benjamin Accinelli presents his case to the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (Judges: John E. Sparks, Margaret A. Ryan, Chief Judge, Scott W. Stucky, Gregory E. Maggs, Kevin A. Ohlson)
at the Southern District of New York  Federal Court

Captain Marc Sawyer presents his case to the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ( Judges: John E. Sparks, Margaret A. Ryan, Chief Judge, Scott W. Stucky, Gregory E. Maggs, Kevin A. Ohlson)
at  Southern District of New York Federal Court

 DRAFTING, NEGOTIATING, AND ENFORCING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LICENSE AGREEMENTS: STRATEGIES AND PITFALLS 
Speakers: Maria Z. Vathis, Of Counsel, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (Moderator); Donna Frosco, Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP; Olivera Medenica, Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP; Viviana Mura, Head of Global Trademark Practice, Luxottica Group; Rita M. Odin, VP and Senior Trademark Counsel, The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.

EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION IN MEDIATION 
Speakers: Simeon H. Baum, President, Resolve Mediation Services, Inc. (Moderator); John D. Feerick, Norris Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law; John S. Kiernan, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton; Hon. Frank Maas, U.S. Magistrate Judge (Ret.), JAMS; Paul D. Sarkozi, Partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
Kip Bollin FBA President 2017-2018
FBA Southern District NY Chapter President Donna Frosco
FBA EDNY's Taste of New York Reception, Alan Richman guest of honor

Alan Richman guest of honor at the Eastern District  Taste of  New York reception. Chief Judge Dora Irizarry far right
Fleur Seule performs at  Tribeca Rooftop gala with FBA member Lainie Cohen

 Chief Judge Colleen McMahon gives "kick off" address for the Annual Meeting and Convention's Friday plenary session, introducing Susan Page, Asst. Secretary General of the United Nations

Susan D. Page, UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Rule of Law, Global Focal Point Review Implementation/Assistant Secretary General presenting keynote address on international rule of law at Friday morning's plenary session.




Bruce Moyer, FBA Government Relations Counsel reports on GRC issues and agenda, and trends on Capitol Hill
HOW TO WIN A CASE FROM A JUDGE’S PERSPECTIVE Speakers: James M. Wagstaffe, Partner, The Wagstaffe Group (Moderator); Hon. Loretta A. Preska, Senior U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York


“WE THE PEOPLE” PROGRAM  Speakers Dr. Phillip Hamburger, Gillian Metzger, Lana Ulrich

Younger Federal Lawyers Awards Luncheon  Remarks by John D. Feerick, Norris Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

TRENDS IN FIRST AMENDMENT POLICING Speakers: Wylie Stecklow, FBA Civil Rights Law National Chair, Wylie Stecklow PLLC, Brandon Del Pozo, Chief, Burlington Police Department


 Morphium Kabarett  performs at the Tribeca Rooftop gala 

TRENDS IN FIRST AMENDMENT POLICING Speakers: Wylie Stecklow, FBA Civil Rights Law National Chair, Wylie Stecklow PLLC, Brandon Del Pozo, Chief, Burlington Police Department; Eileen Rosen, FBA Civil Rights Law Section, Past National Chair, Rock Fusco & Connolly LLC





#METOO: IMPLEMENTATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF AN EFFECTIVE ANTI- HARASSMENT POLICY
Speakers: Donna Phillips Currault, Member, Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett LLC (Moderator); Phillip M. Kitzer, Attorney, Teske Katz Kitzer & Rochel; Hon. Lisa M. Smith, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York; Mary A. Smith, Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C


WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS -- THE PLIGHT OF THE MIGRANT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM
Speakers: Gemma Solimene, Professor, Fordham Law School (Moderator); Deborah Anker, Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program; Francesca Braga, Research Assistant, Leitner Center for Law and Social Justice; Marjoleine Zieck, Professor, Amsterdam Law School






FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING 2018 9/13/2018

EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION IN MEDIATION

Speakers: Simeon H. Baum, President, Resolve Mediation Services, Inc. (Moderator); John D. Feerick, Norris Professor of Law Fordham University School ofLaw; John S. Kiernan, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton; Hon. Frank Maas, U.S.Magistrate Judge (Ret.), JAMS;
Paul D. Sarkozi, Partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP


Experienced mediator, Simeon H. Baum, President
of Resolve Mediation Services, Inc., will moderate a
panel of highly recognized Bar leaders and who draw
on their deep experience as former Magistrate Judge
now at JAMS (Hon. Frank Maas), longstanding icon
of the ADR world (Dean John Feerick), renowned
litigator and proponent of ADR (NY City Bar President
John Kiernan of Debevoise), and experienced
litigator and mediator (Paul Sarkozi, former NYSBA
Commercial & Federal Litigation Section Chair) to
present advice to counsel on effective representation
in mediation. Utilizing interactive discussion, this
panel will present tips on mediator selection, the
varieties of mediator types and orientations, mediation
strategy, client preparation, conducting pre-mediation
conferences, pre-mediation submissions, the opening
statement, conduct of joint session or caucuses,
information gathering and strategic disclosure,
effective communication, handling leverage, risk
and transaction cost analysis, impasse breaking, deal
analysis, closure, and overall negotiation theory,
strategy, and skills. 

FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING Special Session by the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.


The Southern District of New York Chapter, in collaboration with the FBA Veterans and Military Law Section,  join the Annual Meeting Welcome Committee for a unique opportunity to be a part of a Special Session by the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Captain Marc Sawyer speaking to the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. 

Captain Benjamin Accinelli argues for the Appellee in front of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

NJSBA Convention 2017 Lawyer Interrupted: Successfully Transitioning From the Traditional Practice of Law

Lawyer Interrupted: Successfully Transitioning From the Traditional Practice of Law
THE WHOLE LAWYER TRACK
Lawyers in Transition CommitteeTwenty years ago, the only career transitions most lawyers made were due to discipline and retirement. Not so today. There is an evolving awareness and acceptance of the versatility of the law degree in a great many fields, including creative fields, previously thought to attract only non-lawyers. Amy Impellizzeri, award-winning author ofLawyer Interrupted, Lemongrass Hope, and Secrets of Worry Dolls will discuss her own transition from a 13-year corporate litigation career - including a decade at Skadden Arps - to her career as a full-time novelist. She will share the pivotal lessons she learned and heeded from creative peers (and fellow interrupted lawyers) including celebrity designer, Jill Donovan and internationally renowned lego brick artist, Nathan Sawaya, among more.



Amy Impellizzeri
Award-winning author of Lawyer InterruptedLemongrass Hope and Secrets of Worry Dolls

Moderator/Speaker:
Kimberly A. Yonta, Esq., NJSBA Treasurer
Yonta Law LLC, New Brunswick

Featured Speaker:Amy Impellizzeri
Award-winning author of Lawyer InterruptedLemongrass Hope and Secrets of Worry Dolls

Speaker:Lauren E. Caesar, Esq., Co-Chair, Lawyers in Transition Committee 
Law Office of Lauren E. Caesar, LLC, Matawan

NJSBA Convention 2017 Standing Tall: Life Lessons Learned from the Court

Standing Tall: Life Lessons Learned from the Court
DIVERSITY TRACK
The NJSBA Diversity Committee presents its Diverse Voices-Distinguished Speaker Series with Coach C. Vivian Stringer at the Annual Diversity Luncheon. The legendary Coach Stringer will share with the audience a first-hand account of her lessons learned from the “basketball” court. Following her keynote address, we will hear from several notable legal professionals who will discuss their own personal stories, lessons learned, obstacles faced, as well as triumphs which have helped shaped their perspective on the practice of law.



Featured Speaker:
C. Vivian Stringer, Head Coach
Rutgers University Women’s Basketball Team 
Round Table Speakers:
Rébécca Bénoit, JD
Thomas R. Klein School of Law at Drexel University
Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq. 
Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, PA, Bridgewater
Angella N. Middleton, Esq.
White & Williams, LLP, Cherry Hill
Joshua H. Reinitz, Esq.
Iacullo Martino, LLC, Nutley

Pursuing Truth and Justice: An Examination of How Independent Courts and an Independent Media are Essential to Our Democracy

Pursuing Truth and Justice: An Examination of How Independent Courts and an Independent Media are Essential to Our Democracy
Media Law Committee and New Jersey State Bar Foundation
History has proven that an independent and aggressive Fourth Estate is an essential watchdog in our democracy. Time and again, history has also proven that an independent judiciary is critical to preserving our rights and protecting our democracy from overreaching by the other branches of government. In 2017, with both the media and our judges and courts under attack, this program will examine the role of journalists today, layered with the role lawyers and the Judiciary have in our democracy, while seeking to address the critical question of whether they can or should get along.



Moderator:Ralph J. Lamparello, Esq., NJSBA Past President
Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC, Secaucus
Speakers:
Tom Cafferty, Esq., Chair, Media Law Committee 
Gibbons, PC, Newark
Kate Coscarelli, Senior Managing Director of Communications and Media Relations New Jersey State Bar Association
Tom Moran, Editorial Page Editor
The Star-Ledger
Paula Saha, Director of Audience and Donor Development
NJ Spotlight 
Charles Stile, Columnist
The Bergen Record

NJSBA Convention 2017 Ethics 101: A Panel Discussion

Ethics 101: A Panel Discussion
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM TRACK/YOUNG LAWYERS TRACK
Young Lawyers DivisionThis isn’t an ethics lecture, but rather a conversation with concrete information. This segment will talk about the most common ethical dilemmas facing young lawyers and how to avoid them. Listen to our panelists discuss RPC 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, and 4.1 for a better understanding of how to practice law the ethical way.



Moderator/Speaker:Jonas K. Seigel, Esq.
Seigel Law, LLC, RidgewoodSpeakers:Hon. Peter A. Bogaard, J.S.C.
Morris CountyCorrie S. Sirkin, Esq. 
Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, Trigg, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC, HackensackMarisa B. Trofimov, Esq., Chair, Young Lawyers Division
The Deni Law Group, LLC, Flemington