CLE Program

Annual Complex Commercial Litigation Conference


Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Massachusetts Bar Association
Conference Room 101
20 West St
Boston, MA, 02111

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MBA Paralegals : $50.00
MBA Law Student : $0.00
Staff : $0.00
MBA Member : $50.00
MBA New Admittee : $50.00
Non-member : $125.00

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Plan to attend the Massachusetts Bar Association's Fourth Annual Complex Commercial Litigation Conference on April 23, at the MBA in Boston.

This year's keynote address will be given by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Associate Justice David A. Lowy. Justice Lowy was appointed to the SJC by Gov. Charlie Baker in 2016. He was first appointed to the bench in 1997 as a District Court judge, then elevated to the Superior Court in 2001 by then-Gov. Argeo Paul Cellucci.

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 federal and state judges, and a number of accomplished attorneys who have provided significant thought leadership in these practice areas.

Conference highlights include:

  • Major developments and rule changes
  • Annual Judges' Panel discussing insights and suggestions on substantive and procedural dilemmas that attorneys face regularly, with the bench's view on the current state of commercial litigation and where things are heading

A networking reception will follow the judges’ panel. All attendees of the conference are encouraged to join us for refreshments and conversation with our distinguished faculty.


Kenneth N. Thayer, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Sugarman Rogers Barshak & Cohen PC, Boston
Nicholas Stellakis, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Boston
Hon. David A. Lowy, Keynote Speaker
Supreme Judicial Court, Boston
Hon. Rosemary Connolly, Panelist
Suffolk County Superior Court, Boston
Hon. Christopher J. Panos, Panelist
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Worcester
Hon. Janet L. Sanders, Panelist
Suffolk County Superior Court, Boston
Hon. Leo T. Sorokin, Panelist
United States District Court - District of Massachusetts, Boston
Julie E. Green, Esq., Moderator
Attorney General's Office, Boston
Erin K. Higgins, Esq., Panelist
Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch Ford LLP, Boston
Francis C. Morrissey, Esq., Panelist
Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos LLP, Braintree
Andrew T. O'Connor, Esq., Panelist
Goulston & Storrs PC, Boston
Sara Jane Shanahan, Esq., Moderator
Sherin and Lodgen LLP, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Complex Commercial Litigation Section

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