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2023 Conference

Printable Agenda
Welcome Remarks

David Harrington, Bar President


State of the Court

Chief Judge Elaine D. Kaplan
Chief Special Master Brian Corcoran
Lisa Reyes, Cl
erk of Court

Panel Materials

A Dialogue with the Special Masters

Moderator: Chief Special Master Brian Corcoran
Panelists: Special Master Nora Beth Dorsey; Special Master Thomas Gowen; Special Master Daniel Horner; Special Master Christian Moran; Special Master Kate Oler; Special Master Mindy Michaels Roth; Special Master Herbrina Sanders 

The Shifting Burden of Prejudice in Bid Protests

Moderator: Hon. Matthew H. Solomson
Panelists: Corinne Niosi, Assistant Director, Commercial Litigation Branch, DOJ; Anuj Vohra, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP; Craig Holman, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

Panel Materials


Checks and Balances: The Judgment Fund

Moderator: Hon. Edward H. Meyers 
Panelists: Rebecca Saltiel, Treasury, Office of the Chief Counsel; Lela Anderson, Treasury, Office of the Chief Counsel

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The Replicability Problem with Modern Science

Moderator: Special Master Kate Oler 
Speaker: Prof. Kathy Zeiler, Boston University 


Legal Writing in Challenging Statutory and Regulatory Cases: The Big Picture

Moderator: Hon. Zachary N. Somers
Speaker: Prof. Joe Rega
lia, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Panel Materials


Keynote Address: Sludge and the Administrative State

Moderator: Hon. Elaine D. Kaplan
Speaker: Pro
f. Cass Sunstein, Harvard Law

Tactical and Ethical Approaches for Remote Proceedings

Moderator: Hon. Thompson M. Dietz
Speaker: Fran Griesing, Griesing Mazzeo Law

Panel Materials


Legal Writing in Challenging Statutory and Regulatory Cases: The Little Picture

Moderator: Hon. Stephen S. Schwartz   
Speaker: Prof. Joe Regalia, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Tax Treaty Treatment in the USCoFC

Moderator: Hon. Victor J. Wolski
Panelists: Jason Bergmann, Ass’t Chief, DOJ; Peter Blessing, Chief Counsel, IRS; Prof. H. David Rosenbloom, NYU

Panel Materials

The Rise of AI in the Legal Profession: Lawyers and Judges Brace for Impact (Remote Presentation)

Moderator: Hon. Carolyn N. Lerner
Panelists: Sharon Nelson and John Simek, Sensei Enterprises

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Oh My! Things I Wish I Knew Then That I Know Now

Moderators: Hon. Molly R. Silfen and Hon. Philip S. Hadji

Hon. Marian Blank Horn

Hon. Eric G. Bruggink

Hon. Victor J. Wolski

Hon. Charles F. Lettow

2022 Conference

Printable Agenda


Welcome Remarks 

Jon Burd, President, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association

State of the Court

Hon. Elaine Kaplan, Chief Judge

Hon. Brian Corcoran, Chief Special Master

Lisa Reyes, Clerk of Court

Panel Materials

How the Best Lawyers Do It: Case Management, Discovery, and Beyond

Moderator: Hon. Eleni Roumel

Presenter: Hon. Kristen Mix, U.S. Magistrate Judge D. Col.

Courtside Observations and Practical Advice from the Best Seats in the House 

Moderator: Joe McClure, Associate, Steptoe & Johnson
Panelists: Prof. Victoria Christoff and Adi Williams, Former Clerks for the Federal Circuit

Panel Materials

The Court’s Gatekeeping Role and FRE 702 

Moderator: Hon. Mary Ellen Coster Williams 
Presenter: Professor David E. Bernstein, Antonin Scalia School of Law

Panel Materials

Topics in Contracts: Top Things New Practitioners Should Know 

Moderator: Jessica Tillipman, Asst. Dean for Government Procurement Law
Studies, George Washington University
Panelists: Kelly Krystyniak, Trial Attorney, U.S. DOJ; Jeff Lowry, Associate, Vedder Price; Katie John, Associate General Counsel, ABL Space Systems

Keynote Address: Historical Perspective: Delayed Justice for Japanese Americans in Post-WWII America

Moderator: Hon. David A. Tapp
Presenter: John Tateishi, Author of Redress: The Inside Story of the Successful Campaign for Japanese American Reparations

Panel Materials

The Realities of Takings Litigation in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims 2000–2014

Moderator: Hon. Armando Bonilla 
Presenter: Prof. Dave Owen, University of California, Hastings College of Law

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The Interface of Science and Law: Developments in Vaccine Injury Cases

Moderator: Hon. Brian Corcoran, Chief Special Master
Presenter: Amber Wilson, PhD, JD, Wilson Science Law

Panel Materials

Civil Litigation and Implicit Bias (Ethics Credit)

Moderator: Hon. Carolyn Lerner 
Presenter: Hon. Bernice Donald, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Panel Materials

Meet the New Judges

Moderator: Hon. Elaine Kaplan

Hon. Carolyn Lerner

Hon. Armando Bonilla

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