ComCom Conference features bench - bar panels

Issue May/June 2017

The MBA's Second Annual Complex Commercial Litigation Conference was held on April 6, at the Hyatt Regency in Boston. This year's conference featured a keynote address from retired Supreme Judicial Court Justice Margot Botsford, along with three panels and a networking reception.

The IP panel, the Impact on Commercial Litigation One Year After the Defend Trade Secrets Act, featured U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler (D. Mass.) and attorneys Russell Beck (Beck Reed Riden), Andrew O'Connor (Goulston & Storrs) and Damian LaPlaca (Devine Millimet, moderator).

The bankruptcy panel, which addressed Hot Topics Concerning Discovery Disputes and D&O Claims in Bankruptcy,  featured U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher J. Panos (D. Mass.) and attorneys Thomas S. Vangel (Murtha Cullina) and Christopher M. Condon (Murphy & King).

In the third panel, judges offered business litigation perspective "from the other side of the bench." Panelists included Superior Court Judges Edward P. Leibensperger and Linda E. Giles, along with U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman and retired Judge Stephen E. Neel, now with JAMS.

Thank you to the conference chairs for putting together this successful program, including, from left, Julie Green (Attorney General's Office), Laurence A. Schoen (Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC), Lindsay M. Burke (Kenney & Sams PC) and John O. Mirick (Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP).

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