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Registration Opens in August

WEDNESDAY,
OCTOBER 23, 2024

The National Press Club

529 14th NW, Washington, DC 20045

8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Sponsorship Opportunities to Come

Agenda

Agenda subject to change.

Plenary Sessions and “Track A” Sessions will take place in Ballroom.
“Track B” Sessions will take place in the Holeman Lounge.
“Track C” Sessions will take place in the First Amendment Lounge.
“Track D” Sessions will take place in the Fourth Estate Room.

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Check-in

Refreshments available

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

Welcome Remarks

Leah Durant, Bar Association President

9:05 AM – 9:30 AM

State of the Court & Memoriam

Chief Judge Elaine Kaplan
Chief Special Master Brian Corcoran
Lisa Reyes, Clerk of Court

9:35 AM – 10:30 AM

TRACK A

Private Conflicts: How the New Private Sector OCI Rules Could Impact Federal Procurement

Shane McCall, Partner, Koprince McCall Pottroff, LLC

TRACK B

Privilege Logs from an Agency Perspective: Calibrating Rule 26(b)(5) with the Needs of the Case

Tahani Afaneh, Supervisory Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Stacey Falkoff, Senior Attorney, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

 

TRACK C

e-Discovery and the Challenge of Rapidly-Evolving Collaboration Technologies (Chat, Instant Messaging and Modern Attachments)

Julie Anne Halter, Partner, K & L Gates, LLP

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Break

10:45 AM – 11:40 AM

TRACK A

Supreme Court Application of the Canons of Federal Indian Law

Meredith Harris, Office of Legal Counsel, Yakama Nation

TRACK B

Why Bother? Determining Whether to Protest Decisions at the Court of Federal Claims

Justin Chiarodo, Partner, Blank Rome

 

TRACK C

30(b)(6) Depositions: Preparation & Practice

Alexandra Kim, Associate, Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Jason Balich, Counsel, Wolf Greenfield

11:40 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch (on your own)

*Advisory Council luncheon in the Fourth Estate room.

1:00 PM – 2:10 PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Corrupting the Chain of Command: How a Malaysian Con Man Infiltrated and Paralyzed the U.S. Navy

Craig Whitlock, Investigative reporter, The Washington Post and author of Fat Leonard: The Con Man Who Corrupted the U.S. Navy

Moderator: Judge Philip Hadji

2:15 PM – 3:10 PM

TRACK A

The Other American Rule: The Equal Access to Justice Act

Matthew A. Gluth, Deputy Research Advisor, Administrative Conference of the United States
Adam Cline, Attorney Advisor, Administrative Conference of the United States

TRACK B

Innovator Ecosystem Diversity as a Global Competitiveness Imperative

Prof. Margo A. Bagley, Emory University School of Law

 

TRACK C

Developments in Copyright Law

Dasha Chestukhin, Associate, Cowan, Liebowitz, & Latman, P.C.
Tom Kjellberg, Counsel, Cowan, Liebowitz, & Latman, P.C.

3:10 PM – 3:25 PM

Break

3:25 PM – 4:20 PM

TRACK A
Vaccine Damage Schemes in the UK and US Compared: A Post COVID-19 Reappraisal

Prof. Richard Goldberg, Durham Law School (UK)
Moderator: Chief Special Master Brian Corcoran

TRACK D
Streamlining Low Economic Value Cases

John F. Anderson, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Brian E. Ferguson, Partner, Winston & Strawn
Dennis Barghaan, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia

4:25 PM – 5:00 PM

Anything BUT Your Courtroom

Judges Panel

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Reception in Holeman Lounge and First Amendment Lounge

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