CLE Program

Third Annual Complex Commercial Litigation Conference


Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Hyatt Regency Boston
1 Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA, 02111

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

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Plan to attend the Massachusetts Bar Association's Third Annual Complex Commercial Litigation Conference on May 10th, at the Hyatt Regency in Boston.

Our conference will include a keynote address from Hon. Scott L. Kafker of the Supreme Judicial Court. Justice Kafker was appointed to the Supreme Judicial Court  in 2017.  Justice Kafker previously served for more than 15 years on the Court of Appeals, serving as Chief Justice of the court from 2015 to 2017.

The conference will cover pressing issues in each of the three substantive litigation areas that complex commercial litigation encompasses: business, intellectual property, and bankruptcy. Faculty presenters will include both federal and state judges, and a number of accomplished attorneys who have provided significant thought leadership in these practice areas.

Conference Agenda Highlights

Intellectual Property
The Coming Wave of Patent Litigation to D.Mass.—Opportunities for Specialists and Generalists Alike
The District of Massachusetts is poised to become a more significant destination for patent cases following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in TC Heartland and new amendments to Local Rule 16.1.  Judge Richard Stearns and a panel of Boston’s top patent litigators discuss the impact of these changes, and the unique opportunities they’ll provide for both patent specialists and general commercial litigators.

  • Hon. Richard G. Stearns, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Erik Belt, Esq.
  • Susan G.L. Glovsky, Esq.
  • Barbara A. Fiacco, Esq.
  • Andrew O'Connor, Esq.

How to Win the Valuation Battle, in Bankruptcy Court and Beyond         
Leading trial attorneys describe best practices and strategies to use when litigating the value of businesses and collateral, as well as the introduction of expert witness testimony.

  • Jeffrey D. Ganz, Esq.
  • Lee Harrington, Esq.
  • D. Ethan Jeffrey, Esq.
  • Francis C. Morrissey, Esq.

Business Litigation
Perspectives from the Bench
Judges from each of the forums in which local business litigators practice share their insights and suggestions on a range of substantive and procedural dilemmas that attorneys face regularly, as well as discuss their views on the current state of commercial litigation and where things are headed. 

  • Hon. Karen F. Green, Massachusetts Superior Court
  • Hon. Kenneth W. Salinger, Massachusetts Superior Court, Business Litigation Session
  • Hon. Indira Talwani, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Hon. Paul A. Chernoff (ret.), Brody Hardoon Perkins & Kesten
  • Lindsay M. Burke, Esq.

Immediately following the judges’ panel will be a cocktail reception with beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres.  All attendees of the conference are encouraged to join us for refreshments and conversation with our distinguished faculty.


Laurence Schoen, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC, Boston
Matthew Ginsburg, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Ascendant Law Group LLC, Andover
Kenneth N. Thayer, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch Ford LLP, Boston
Hon. Scott L. Kafker, Keynote Speaker
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Boston
Hon. Karen F. Green, Panelist
Massachusetts Superior Court
Hon. Kenneth W. Salinger, Panelist
Suffolk Superior Court, Boston
Hon. Richard G. Stearns, Panelist
Massachusetts U.S. District Court, Boston
Hon. Indira Talwani, Panelist
Massachusetts U.S. District Court, Boston
Hon. Paul A. Chernoff (ret.), Panelist
Brody, Hardoon, Perkins & Kesten, LLP, Boston
Erik P. Belt, Esq., Panelist
McCarter & English LLP, Boston
Lindsay M. Burke, Esq., Panelist
Kenney & Sams PC, Southborough
Barbara A. Fiacco, Esq., Panelist
Foley Hoag LLP, Boston
Jeffrey D. Ganz, Esq., Panelist
Susan G.L. Glovsky, Esq., Panelist
Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, Boston
Lee Harrington, Esq., Panelist
Ascendant Law Group LLC, Andover
D. Ethan Jeffery, Esq., Panelist
Murphy & King PC, Boston
Frank C. Morrissey, Esq., Panelist
Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos LLP, Braintree
Andrew O'Connor, Esq., Panelist
Goulston & Storrs PC, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Complex Commercial Litigation Section
Business Law Section

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