5th Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues


Event Details


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 annual symposium provided a platform that gave judges a systematic review and critique of the most important civil justice issues of the day.

Agenda

Emerging Civil Justice Issues

 

Robert S. Peck, President, Center for Constitutional Litigation

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

Moderator: Paige V. Butler, Director, George Mason Judicial Education Program, George Mason Law & Economics Center


Update on the Federal Rules Advisory Committee

 

Emery G. Lee III, Senior Researcher, Federal Judicial Center

Daniel E.Troy, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, GlaxoSmithKline

Donald H. Slavik, Partner, Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.

Martin H. Redish, Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law

Bruce H. Kobayashi, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

John Vail, Vice President and Senior Litigation Counsel, Center forConstitutional Litigation

Alexander Dimitrief, Vice President and Senior Counsel, General Electric

Moderator: The Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal, Southern District of Texas


 

Protecting the Public Health: Litigation on Obesity

 

Joseph M. Price, Partner, Faegre & Benson LLP

Todd J. Zywicki, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Stephen Gardner, Litigation Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest

John F. Banzhaf III, Professor of Public Interest Law, George Washington University Law School

Theodore H. Frank, Adjunct Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Founder, Center for Class Action Fairness

Moderator: Linda E. Kelly, Director, George Mason Attorneys General Education Program, George Mason Law & Economics Center


Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts and Their Impact on the Tort System

 

Lloyd Dixon, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation

The Honorable Mark Davidson, Harris County MDL Asbestos Docket

James L. Stengel, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Nathan D. Finch, Attorney at Law, Motley Rice LLC

Moderator: Henry N. Butler, Executive Director, George Mason Law & Economics Center


 

Perspectives on Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

 

Daniel F. C. Crowley, Partner, K&L Gates LLP

J.W. Verret, Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Todd J. Zywicki, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Moderator: Geoffrey J. Lysaught, Director, Searle Civil Justice Institute, George Mason Law & Economics Center


Climate Change Litigation

 

Richard O. Faulk, Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

Stephen D. Susman, Partner, Susman Godfrey LLP

Joseph F. Speelman, Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Jason S. Johnston, Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Moderator: Henry N. Butler, Executive Director, George Mason Law & Economics Center


The Balancing of Markets, Litigation and Regulation

Paul H. Rubin, Professor of Economics, Emory University

Larry E. Ribstein, Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law

Keith N. Hylton, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

Todd J. Zywicki, Professor of Law, George Mason UniversitySchool of Law

Moderator: Geoffrey J. Lysaught, Director, Searle Civil Justice Institute, George Mason Law & Economics Center

 


The Role of the Civil Justice System in Allocating Societal Risk

 

Philip K. Howard, Founder, Common Good

Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick, Partner, Motley Rice

John E. Heintz, Partner, Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Robert Cusumano, General Counsel, ACE Limited

Moderator: The Honorable Ben F. Tennille, North Carolina Business Court