ComCom Conference to feature business, intellectual property and bankruptcy panels

Thursday, April 12, 2018

2018 ComCom ConferencePlan to attend the Massachusetts Bar Association's Third Annual Complex Commercial Litigation Conference on May 10, at the Hyatt Regency in Boston. Our conference will include a keynote address from Hon. Scott L. Kafker of the Supreme Judicial Court. Kafker was appointed to the Supreme Judicial Court in 2017 and previously served for more than 15 years on the Court of Appeals, serving as chief justice of the court from 2015 to 2017.

The conference will cover pressing issues in each of the three substantive litigation areas that complex commercial litigation encompasses: business, intellectual property, and bankruptcy. Faculty presenters will include both federal and state judges, and a number of accomplished attorneys who have provided significant thought leadership in these practice areas.

Conference Agenda Highlights

Intellectual Property
The Coming Wave of Patent Litigation to D.Mass. — Opportunities for Specialists and Generalists Alike

The District of Massachusetts is poised to become a more significant destination for patent cases following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in TC Heartland and new amendments to Local Rule 16.1. Judge Richard Stearns and a panel of Boston’s top patent litigators discuss the impact of these changes, and the unique opportunities they’ll provide for both patent specialists and general commercial litigators.

  • Hon. Richard G. Stearns, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Erik Belt, Esq.
  • Susan G.L. Glovsky, Esq.
  • Barbara A. Fiacco, Esq.
  • Andrew O'Connor, Esq.

How to Win the Valuation Battle, in Bankruptcy Court and Beyond 

Leading trial attorneys describe best practices and strategies to use when litigating the value of businesses and collateral, as well as the introduction of expert witness testimony.

  • Jeffrey D. Ganz, Esq.
  • Lee Harrington, Esq.
  • D. Ethan Jeffrey, Esq.
  • Francis C. Morrissey, Esq.

Business Litigation
Perspectives from the Bench

Judges from each of the forums in which local business litigators practice share their insights and suggestions on a range of substantive and procedural dilemmas that attorneys face regularly, as well as discuss their views on the current state of commercial litigation and where things are headed. 

  • Hon. Karen F. Green, Massachusetts Superior Court
  • Hon. Kenneth W. Salinger, Massachusetts Superior Court, Business Litigation Session
  • Hon. Indira Talwani, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Hon. Paul A. Chernoff (ret.), Brody Hardoon Perkins & Kesten
  • Lindsay M. Burke, Esq.

Immediately following the judges’ panel will be a cocktail reception with beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres. All attendees of the conference are encouraged to join us for refreshments and conversation with our distinguished faculty.

Click here to register, and for more conference details and faculty information.