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Lectures & Events

 
March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Speaker: Maureen Guirguis (Kenny), Professor and Co-Director of Human Trafficking Law Clinic Case Western Reserve University School of Law
John Morgan, Detective, Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department
Karen McHenry, Homeless and Missing Youth Program Director, Bellefaire JCB
Teresa Stafford, Senior Director of Victims' Services and Outreach, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Renee Jones, Founder and CEO, Renee Jones Empowerment Center
Barbara Freeman, First Graduate of CATCH Court, Columbus, Ohio, Founder, Freeman Project
Kathleen Hackett, RN, BSN, SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Coordinator, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, University Hospitals
Approved for 6.5 hours of in-person CLE credit
Monday
6
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief, Kaiser Health News
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
9
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Michael H. Posner, Jerome Kohlberg Professor Ethics and Finance, Professor Business and Society, Center for Business and Human Rights, NYU Stern School of Business
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
22
March
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Juliet P. Kostritsky, Everett D. & Eugenia S. McCurdy Professor of Contract Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
23
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Philip Hackney, James E. & Betty M. Phillips Associate Professor of Law, LSU Law Center
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
30
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31
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
This is a two-day event
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6 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
April 2017
Friday
7
April
2017
Glidden House
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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5.5 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Thursday
13
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Tim Wu, Professor, Columbia Law School
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
19
April
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Kathryn S. Mercer, Professor of Lawyering Skills, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
May 2017
Wednesday
17
May
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Timothy Webster, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
“Scheme Liability, Section 10(b), and Stoneridge Investment Partners v. Scientific Atlanta
Sponsor
Supreme Court Preview Symposium presented by the Center for Business Law and Regulation
Co-sponsored by
Corporate Law Practice Group of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
WALK-INS WELCOME
OCT 5, 2007
8:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)

On October 9, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Stoneridge Investment Partners v. Scientific-Atlanta, arguably the most important securities law case to reach the Court in a decade. In Stoneridge, the Court will consider whether primary liability under Section 10(b) extends to third-parties, such as auditors, attorneys, or vendors, who engage in allegedly fraudulent transactions with a public corporation.

In Central Bank of Denver v. First Interstate Bank of Denver (1994), a divided Supreme Court rejected claims of secondary liability under Section 10(b). Stoneridge calls upon the court to revisit Central Bank and reconsider the limits on liability for third-parties in securities litigation.

This case is of tremendous importance to all those with a corporate law or securities practice, as well as those who work with financial services or retirement and pension funds. Numerous trade associations and thirty states, including Ohio, have already participated in the case as amici, with more to follow.
Speaker Information
Among the distinguished speakers will be:

Stephen Bainbridge
William D. Warren Professor of Law University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law

Stephen BainbridgeStephen Bainbridge is the William D. Warren Professor of Law at UCLA, where he currently teaches Business Associations, Unincorporated Business Associations, and Advanced Corporation Law. In past years, he has also taught Corporate Finance, Securities Regulation, Mergers and Acquisitions, and seminars on corporate governance. Professor Bainbridge previously taught at the University of Illinois Law School (1988-1996), where the Class of 1990 gave him the "Best Instructor Award." He has also taught at Harvard Law School as the Joseph Flom Visiting Professor of Law and Business (2000-2001), La Trobe University in Melbourne (2005) and at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo (1999).

Prof. Bainbridge has written over 50 law review articles, which have appeared in such leading journals as the Harvard Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Stanford Law Review and the Vanderbilt Law Review.

Prof. Bainbridge's most recent books include: Business Associations: Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnerships, and Corporations (6th ed. 2006) (with Klein and Ramseyer); Agency, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Entities: Cases and Materials on Unincorporated Business Associations (2nd ed. 2007) (with Klein and Ramseyer); Agency, Partnerships & LLCs (2004); Corporation Law and Economics (2002); Securities Law-Insider Trading (1999). Prof. Bainbridge's blog ProfessorBainbridge.com is one of the most widely read political and legal weblogs on the Internet.

J. Robert Brown, Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

J. Robert Brown, Jr.J. Robert Brown, Jr. has been teaching corporate and securities law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law for almost two decades, with a particular emphasis on corporate governance. He has authored numerous articles and books on the subject and has been cited several times by the US Supreme Court, including a citation in Basic v. Levinson, a securities case dealing with the definition of materiality under the antifraud provisions. Prof. Brown has spent considerable time abroad advising governments on corporate governance mattes, including Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, and the West Bank. From 2000 - 2004, he served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Sturm College of Law. He is an arbitrator for the NASD, a sponsor of, and active contributor to, the corporate governance blog, The Race to the Bottom (www.theracetothebottom.org) and serves as the chairman of the board of directors of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.

Richard W. Painter
S. Walter Richey Professor in Corporate Law University of Minnesota Law School.

Richard W. PainterRichard W. Painter received his B.A. summa cum laude in history from Harvard University and his J.D. from Yale University, where he was an editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation. Following law school, he clerked for Judge John T. Noonan, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and later practiced at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City. From February 2005 to July 2007, he was Associate Counsel to the President in the White House Counsel's office, serving as the chief ethics lawyer for the President, White House employees and senior nominees to Senate confirmed positions in the Executive Branch.

Prof. Painter has also been active in law reform efforts aimed at deterring securities fraud and improving ethics of corporate managers and lawyers. A key provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, requiring the SEC to issue rules of professional responsibility for securities lawyers, was based on earlier proposals he made in law review articles and to the ABA and the SEC. He has lectured widely on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and testified before U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate committees on private securities litigation and the role of attorneys in corporate governance. Prof. Painter is the author of two casebooks: Securities Litigation and Enforcement (with Margaret Sachs and Donna Nagy; West 2003; 2nd Edition forthcoming 2007) and Professional and Personal Responsibilities of the Lawyer (with Judge John T. Noonan, Jr.; Foundation 1997; 2nd Edition 2001). He has also published dozens of articles, book reviews, and essays.
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