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U.S. Supreme Court Roundup 2024


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  • Start Date:2024-07-10 09:00:00
  • End Date:2024-07-10 12:10:00
  • Length:195
  • Level:Intermediate
  • Topics:Government

$249.00 ["ProPass"]

This program is eligible for 3 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states. In 50-minute states, this program is eligible for 3.6 hours of CLE credit.. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

Overview

Hear from an All-Star Panel on the October 2023-24 Term's Most Significant Decisions

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to listen to vigorous discussion among scholars and practitioners as they review and discuss the most important decisions of the October 2023 term of the U.S. Supreme Court. Let these experts describe how the Court’s decisions will impact both your practice and the country as a whole. Allow our panel to do the heavy lifting to get you the critical facts and parse the analysis so you take away the most relevant information and know why it matters.

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. Course books are no longer sold separately or in print. 

Faculty

Andrew Sperl Esq.

Mr. Sperl practices
in the areas of appellate litigation, corporate governance and shareholder
disputes, and commercial litigation at Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia. A
member of the firm’s appellate practice group, he briefs and argues cases in
state and federal court. Mr. Sperl is a 2011 graduate of New York University
School of Law, where he was staff editor for the Annual Survey of American
Law, and a graduate of Columbia University. He is a member of the
Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Brett Sweitzer Esq.

Mr. Sweitzer is Chief of Appeals in the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. He joined the office in 2003, and supervises all appellate litigation in a wide variety of federal criminal cases. In addition to direct criminal appeals, he supervises the office’s non-capital federal habeas corpus litigation, and has represented detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Mr. Sweitzer currently serves as national co-chair of the Defender Supreme Court Resource and Assistance Panel, which provides guidance and support to federal defenders and Criminal Justice Act attorneys appearing in merits-stage litigation in the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the Federal Community Defender Office, Mr. Sweitzer was an associate with Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia. He received his B.A. in 1993 from Colgate University and his J.D. in 1998 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. 

Charles Becker Esq.

Mr. Becker is an attorney at Kline & Specter, P.C., where he has primary responsibility for the firm’s post-trial and appellate practice. He also works with firm lawyers on numerous issues as they arise in the firm’s cases, including case and claim selection, venue and dispositive motions, in limine motions, trial strategy, and settlement. Mr. Becker is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, whose members are committed to advancing the administration of justice and the highest standards of professionalism in the appellate courts. He serves on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Commission on Judicial Independence, which promotes understanding about the rule of law and the role of the judiciary in civil society. He is the immediate past president of the Third Circuit Bar Association. Mr. Becker served for nine years on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Appellate Courts Procedural Rules Committee and taught appellate advocacy for five years on the adjunct faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has written several book chapters and been active in continuing legal education. A graduate of Williams College and Yale Law School, Mr. Becker served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sandra L. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. 

D. Michael Fisher

Judge Fisher was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate in December 2003. Prior to becoming a judge, he served as Attorney General of Pennsylvania having been elected in 1996 and re-elected in 2000. Judge Fisher argued major cases in state and federal appellate courts and in March 1998, he successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court a precedent-setting case ensuring that paroled criminals meet the conditions of their release. Before his election as Attorney General, Judge Fisher was in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, serving six years in the State House and 16 years in the State Senate. He began his legal career as an Assistant DA in Pittsburgh following his graduation from Georgetown University and its Law Center where he was honored in 2023 as the recipient of The William Gaston Award for service and leadership. He continued to practice law during his career in the General Assembly and was a shareholder or partner in various firms, including Houston Harbaugh. Judge Fisher chaired the Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction of the U.S. Judicial Conference and chairs the PA Bar Association’s Federal Practice Committee. In 2017 Judge Fisher assumed Senior Status on the 3rd Circuit and was named as the Initial Distinguished Jurist in Residence at Pitt Law where he continues to teach Federal Appellate Advocacy and Federal Courts.

Jasmeet Ahuja Esq.

As an engineer with years spent working in the heart of our government’s national security apparatus, Ms. Ahuja brings both substantive and practical experience to her practice. From navigating the difficult terrain that follows a cyber security incident to advising on the development of secure software applications, Ms. Ahuja works with start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike. She also counsels companies facing complex antitrust investigations, leveraging her background in government to proactively advise clients on the most efficient way to address regulator questions. When litigation is unavoidable, Ms. Ahuja stands ready to be an advocate and problem-solver. On the pro bono side, she has worked closely with local and state governments on gun regulation reform and immigrant rights, playing a key role in the landmark City of Philadelphia v. Attorney General of the United States of America case. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Ms. Ahuja clerked for the Honorable Kent A. Jordan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and for the Honorable Mary A. McLaughlin of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and served as a federal criminal prosecutor. Earlier in her career, she spent almost a decade in public service at the Department of State, the Pentagon, and the House of Representatives, developing U.S. defense and foreign relations policy with a focus on defense technology. 

Mitchell Goldberg

Judge Goldberg was appointed to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on October 31, 2008. He had previously served on the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. Judge Goldberg’s career as a practicing attorney started at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office where he worked in both the trial and appellate divisions. He later joined the law firm of Cozen O’Connor, where his practice focused on commercial litigation. Judge Goldberg was eventually promoted to senior partner, and also served as the manager of Cozen’s Arson and Fraud Unit. Judge Goldberg returned to the public sector in 1997, serving as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania where he handled mostly white collar crime cases, both before the District Court and the United Stated Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Judge Goldberg is a graduate of Temple Law School (1986) where he was a member of Temple’s first trial team. He presently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Temple Law teaching federal law and civil/criminal advanced trial advocacy. Judge Goldberg has handled over one hundred patent cases as a visiting judge in the District of Delaware.

Nancy Conrad Esq.

Ms. Conrad is a partner in the Commercial Litigation Department and Chair of the Higher Education Practice Group with White and Williams LLP, resident in Center Valley. She practices in the area of employment law and litigation with a focus on representing businesses, educational institutions and non-profit organizations in all aspects of workplace disputes. In addition to representing management in employee relations matters, Ms. Conrad’s practice includes the defense of federal and state discrimination claims, wrongful discharge claims, whistleblower claims, employment contract matters and restrictive covenant cases. Ms. Conrad’s practice includes representing colleges and universities in employment and education law matters with an emphasis on tenure related disputes and student discipline proceedings. Ms. Conrad also conducts investigations related to compliance, personnel and misconduct. Ms. Conrad received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Lycoming College and her M.Ed., summa cum laude, from The Pennsylvania State University and her J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law. Ms. Conrad has been selected in a survey of her peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and in The Best Lawyers of America. She has received the Athena Award from the Chamber of Commerce, and the Take the Lead Award from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and has been named by Lehigh Valley Business as a Woman of Influence. In May 2019, Ms. Conrad received the Anne X. Alpern Award from the PBA WIP and in 2022 and 2023, was named on the Lehigh Valley Business Power List in Law. Ms. Conrad is President-Elect of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Past President of the Lehigh County Bar Association. Ms. Conrad is a Past Woman Governor on the PBA Board of Governors and a Past Chair of the PBA DEI Team. She is a Past Chair of the PBA Labor and Employment Law Section and a Past Chair of the PBA Commission on Women in the Legal Profession. Ms. Conrad currently serves as a Vice-Chair of the PBA Federal Practice Committee and serves on the PBA Civil Litigation Section Council and Labor & Employment Section Council. Ms. Conrad is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Ms. Conrad is a certified Level 2 Civil Rights Investigator, and Title IX Hearing Officer. 

Stacy Hawkins

Professor Hawkins teaches courses in Constitutional Law, Employment Law and an original seminar on Diversity and the Law. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of law and diversity and has been published in the Michigan Journal of Race and Law, Fordham Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law and the Columbia Journal of Race and Law, among others. She is a recognized expert on employment law and diversity and has been interviewed or quoted in various news outlets, including the Washington Post, Bloomberg News, Courier Post, Law 360 and Philadelphia magazine. Professor Hawkins was the 2018 Co-Professor of the Year and has twice been recognized by her students as new Full-Time Professor of the Year (2011 and 2013). She was the recipient of the 2018 Derrick A. Bell Award from the AALS Minority Group Section and the 2017 Banks-Haddon Junior Faculty Award from the Mid-Atlantic People of Color Conference. Prior to law teaching, Professor Hawkins spent more than a decade in private practice advising clients in both the public and private sector on the development and implementation of legally defensible diversity policies and programs. She served as Special Diversity Counsel to Holland & Knight, LLP and was the first Diversity Director for Ballard Spahr, LLP. She has held or holds a number of professional and civic appointments, including as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Minority Concerns, as an Advisory Board Member of the Public Interest Law Center, as an inaugural member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Diversity Team, and as a member of the Board of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group. Professor Hawkins earned her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Stephanos Bibas

Judge Bibas was previously a professor of law and criminology at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. As director of the Penn Carey Law Supreme Court Clinic, he argued six cases before the Supreme Court of the United States and filed briefs in dozens of others. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University in 1989 with a B.A. in political theory and from Oxford University in 1991 with a B.A. in jurisprudence. He then earned his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1994. After graduating from Yale Law, Judge Bibas clerked for Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court and was a litigation associate at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C. Thereafter, Judge Bibas served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he successfully prosecuted the world’s leading expert in Tiffany stained glass for hiring a grave robber to steal priceless Tiffany windows from cemeteries. Before his tenure at Penn Carey Law, Judge Bibas taught at the University of Chicago Law School and the University of Iowa College of Law and was a research fellow at Yale Law School. He has published two books and more than sixty scholarly articles. 


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