Annual Meeting 2022 Event Overview

Event Overview

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

3.0 MCLE Credits
1.0 Law Practice Management, 1.5 Areas of Professional Practice, 0.5 Ethics

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.

Commercial & Federal Litigation Section Chair

Daniel K. Wiig, Esq.
City University of New York
New York, NY

Program Chair and Vice Chair

Anne B. Sekel, Esq.
Foley & Lardner
New York, NY

Annual Meeting 2022 Agenda

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

3.0 MCLE Credits
1.0 Law Practice Management, 1.5 Areas of Professional Practice, 0.5 Ethics

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.

Commercial & Federal Litigation Section Chair

Daniel K. Wiig, Esq.
City University of New York
New York, NY

Program Chair and Vice Chair

Anne B. Sekel, Esq.
Foley & Lardner
New York, NY

1:30 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Speaker

Anne B. Sekel, Esq.
Foley & Lardner LLP
New York, NY

1:35 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Strategic Growth and Succession Planning for Litigators: How to Value, Purchase and Sell a Law Practice

Moderator Michael Rakower, Esq. of Rakower Law PLLC and panelists Jeremy Poock, Esq. of Senior Attorney Match, Julia Gavrilov, Esq. of Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, among other panelists, will explore the varied issues associated with acquiring or selling a commercial litigation practice, including determining value, ensuring compliance with ethical rules, the importance of the right cultural fit, addressing any conflicts, advancing diversity and inclusion goals, and more.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct applicable to growth and succession planning, including the rules on Sale of a Law Practice, Competence, Communication, Fee Splitting, Confidentiality, Conflicts of Interest, Marketing/Advertising and others. Attendees also will learn how to manage their litigation practices to accomplish their strategic development goals—whether those are growth or succession related. Attendees will hear a discussion of the current state of diversity and inclusion in law firms and learn how growth by acquisition can advance firm diversity and inclusion aims.

Speakers:

Michael B. Cosentino, Esq.
Wilchins Cosentino & Novias, LLP
Wellesley, MA

Julia Gavrilov, Esq.
Moritt, Hock & Hamroff LLP
Garden City, NY

Jeremy E. Poock, Esq.
Senior Attorney Match
Needham Heights, MA

Moderator:

Michael C. Rakower, Esq.
Rakower Law PLLC
New York, NY

0.5 Credits Ethics and 1.0 Credit Law Practice Management

3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Break

3:10 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.

An Overview and Analysis of Pandemic-Related Business Litigation in New York: What’s Happening Now and What to Expect Next

The panel will present an overview of the areas of COVID-19-related commercial litigation barraging New York Courts, including insurance-based matters, breach of contract claims, consumer and securities litigations and employment law actions. The panel will examine the themes and issues that have emerged in these cases and consider the litigation landscape over the next 12 months.

Speakers:

Luise A. Barrack, Esq.
Rosenberg & Etis, P.C.
New York, NY

Benjamin I. Bassoff, Esq.
Foley & Lardner LLP
New York, NY

James J. Beha, II, Esq.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
New York, NY

Hon. Margaret A. Chan
NYS Supreme Court, New York County, Commercial Division
New York, NY

Riane F. Lafferty, Esq.
Bond Schoenck & King
Buffalo, NY

Moderator:

Stephen P. Younger, Esq.
Foley Hoag LLP
New York, NY

1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice

4:35 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.

Break

4:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Networking Session with Attorneys and Judges

Following the CLE, participants will be split up into smaller groups where they will have the opportunity to discuss a range of topics including current court operations.

Annual Meeting 2022 Pricing and Registration

Virtual Programming Pricing

 

Virtual Meeting General Registration Fee

$25

Required to attend any virtual CLE programs

+plus…

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Before 12/31/21)

$99: Section Member | $130: NYSBA Member | $255: Non-NYSBA Member

REGULAR REGISTRATION (1/1/22 and after)

$140: Section Member | $185: NYSBA Member | $350: Non-NYSBA Member

Annual Meeting 2022 Speakers

Speakers coming soon!