CLE Program

Inaugural Complex Commercial Litigation Conference


Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Hyatt Regency Boston
Quincy Room
1 Avenue de LaFayette
Boston, MA, 02111

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Program Options:


MBA Law Student : $0.00
MBA Paralegals : $75.00
MBA New Admittee : $75.00
MBA Member : $99.00
Non-member : $180.00

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Plan to attend the Massachusetts Bar Association's Inaugural Complex Commercial Litigation Conference on April 14, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency in Boston. This year’s conference will feature a keynote address from Supreme Judicial Court Justice Robert J. Cordy. Programming panels include:

  • IP Panel:  How Intellectual Property Law Impacts Commercial Litigation 
    Get an overview of the variety of mechanisms available to protect an organization’s technology and intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and non-compete clauses. Panelists will focus in particular on state law remedies for misappropriation of intellectual property and address the newly developing area of potential state law remedies against coercive infringements threats by “patent trolls.”
  • Bankruptcy Panel:  Kicking Over the Chessboard -- Everything a Civil Litigator Needs to Know
    Our panel of distinguished bankruptcy litigators will discuss the most important topics non-bankruptcy practitioners need to know when a litigant files for bankruptcy. Learn how the bankruptcy filing will impact the procedural and substantive aspects of the case, and be prepared to react quickly. Panelists will provide pointers on how to get a case back on track.
  • Business Litigation Panel:  The Perspective from the Other Side of the Bench  
    This presentation will examine realistic, substantive and procedural quandaries that attorneys encounter on a regular basis -- from the perspective of the bench. A distinguished panel of judges from federal court and state court, including the Business Litigation Session, and an arbitrator will provide insight on best practices for dealing with some of the complex and recurring issues that attorneys face as a part of their practice. 

CLE credit will be offered. For more information, call (617) 338-0546. 


Hon. Robert J. Cordy, Panelist
Supreme Judicial Court, Boston
Lindsay M. Burke, Esq., Program Co-chair
Kenney & Sams PC, Southborough
John O. Mirick, Esq., Program Co-chair
Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP, Worcester
Laurence A. Schoen, Esq., Program Co-chair
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC, Boston
Paul E. White, Esq., Program Co-chair
ArentFox Schiff LLP, Boston
Hon. Brian Davis, Panelist
Suffolk Superior Court, Boston
Hon. Mitchell Kaplan, Panelist
JAMS, Boston
Hon. Janet Sanders, Panelist
Massachusetts Superior Court, Business Litigation Session
Hon. F. Dennis Saylor, IV, Panelist
Massachusetts U.S. District Court, Boston
Hon. Allan van Gestel (ret.), Panelist
Charles R. Bennett, Jr., Esq., Panelist
Murphy & King PC, Boston
Jerry Cohen, Esq., Panelist
Lee Gesmer, Esq., Panelist
Gesmer Updegrove LLP, Boston
Lee Harrington, Esq., Panelist
Ascendant Law Group LLC, Andover
Francis C. Morrissey , Panelist
Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos LLP, Braintree

Sponsoring Sections:

Complex Commercial Litigation Section

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