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Eighth Annual Complex Commercial Litigation Conference


Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Runtime: 3:30h

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The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Complex Commercial Litigation Council hosted its Eighth Annual Complex Commercial Litigation Conference in person at Suffolk University Law School. This year's conference keynote speaker was Supreme Judicial Court Justice Dalila Argaez Wendlandt. Justice Wendlandt was appointed to the SJC by Gov. Charlie Baker on Dec. 4, 2020. Prior to this appointment, Justice Wendlandt served as an associate justice on the Appeals Court from 2017 to 2020.

Justice Wendlandt clerked for Hon. John M. Walker Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She joined the firm of Ropes & Gray LLP in 1997, eventually becoming a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group. Her practice focused on counseling clients in such diverse industries as semiconductor manufacturing, medical devices and pharmaceuticals, with particular emphasis on electro-mechanical devices and controls algorithms, regarding patent and trade secret misappropriation litigation. Her active trial and litigation practice included a successful appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging a federal statute on constitutional grounds.

Conference highlights included:

  • A panel of distinguished jurists: U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs, Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Hélène Kazanjian from the Business Litigation Session, and Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Debra A. Squires-Lee.
  • A second panel on intellectual property issues that arise in business litigation will feature experienced attorneys Krish Gupta from Dell Technologies, Jennifer Furey from Goulston & Storrs, and Justin A. Kesselman from ArentFox Schiff.


Nicholas Stellakis, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Boston
Robert F. Callahan, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Robins Kaplan LLP, Boston
Hon. Dalila Argaez Wendlandt, Associate Justice, Keynote Speaker
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Hon. Allison D. Burroughs, Panelist
Massachusetts U.S. District Court, Boston
Hon. Hélène Kazanjian, Panelist
Massachusetts Superior Court, Business Litigation Session
Hon. Peter B. Krupp, Panelist
Massachusetts Superior Court
Jennifer B. Furey, Esq., Panelist
Goulston & Storrs PC, Boston
Krish Gupta, Esq., Panelist
Dell Technologies, Hopkinton
Kelley A. Jordan-Price, Esq., Moderator
Hinckley Allen, LLP, Boston
Justin A. Kesselman, Esq., Panelist
ArentFox Schiff LLP, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Complex Commercial Litigation Section

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