ComCom Conference to feature business, intellectual property and bankruptcy panels

Thursday, May 3, 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

  • 12:30–1 p.m.: Registration

  • 1–1:15 p.m.: Introduction and Opening Remarks

  • 1:15–1:40 p.m.: Keynote Address
    • Hon. Scott L. Kafker, Supreme Judicial Court

  • 1:40–2:45 p.m.: Bankruptcy: How to Win the Valuation Battle, in Bankruptcy Court and Beyond
    • Jeffrey D. Ganz, Esq., Riemer & Braunstein LLP, Boston
    • Lee Harrington, Esq., Nixon Peabody LLP, Boston
    • D. Ethan Jeffrey, Esq., Murphy & King PC, Boston
    • Francis C. Morrissey, Esq., Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos LLP, Braintree
  • 2:45–3 p.m.: Break

  • 3–4 p.m.: Intellectual Property: The Coming Wave of Patent Litigation to D. Mass. — Opportunities for Specialists and Generalists Alike
    • Hon. Richard G. Stearns, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
    • Erik Belt, Esq., McCarter & English LLP, Boston
    • Susan G.L. Glovsky, Esq., Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, Boston
    • Barbara A. Fiacco, Esq., Foley Hoag, LLP, Boston
    • Andrew O'Connor, Esq., Goulston & Starrs, Boston
  • 4–5 p.m.: Business Litigation: Perspectives from the Bench
    • 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 LLP, Boston
    • Lindsay M. Burke, Esq., Kenney & Sams PC, Boston
  • 5–6:15 p.m.: Cocktail Reception

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