Event Overview

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM — In-Person CLE Program

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM — Reception

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM — Luncheon

Chair:              Ignatius Grande

Program Chair:           Michael Cardello III

General Registration Fee

Required for in-person attendees. Register by December 21 to save!

 Early Bird Until 12/21/22Starting 12/22/22
NYSBA Members$115$215


$105 Program Registration Fee

Optional Add-On

$195 Reception and Luncheon Fee

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

9:10 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

Innovations in Case Management: Opportunities and Challenges Created By The Pandemic

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, state and federal courts have been faced with challenges in moving cases along. However, these challenges have given rise to opportunities and innovations which have allowed the judicial system to adapt and move forward in unpredictable times.

This panel will address various experiences and recently developed innovations to aid and assist the court in case management. The objective of this panel discussion is to provide a broad view and insight on how judges have addressed case management in the Covid-19 era.

This panel will discuss different challenges and opportunities, including:
• Basic Case Management;
• Oral Argument;
• Settlement Conferences;
• Trials (Bench and Jury);
• Timed Trials
• Direct Examination by Affidavit; and
• Technology concerns


Justice Robert Reed | New York Supreme Court, N.Y. County, Commercial Division

Magistrate Judge Steven I. Locke | United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

Justice Elizabeth H. Emerson | New York Supreme Court, Suffolk County, Commercial Division


Lauren Jones, Esq. | Associate General Counsel, ConEdison Former Principal Law Clerk to Justice Eileen Bransten and Justice Joel Cohen

10:25 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Preliminary Injunctions, TROs, and More: A Comparative Analysis of the New York Commercial Division and Delaware Chancery Court

This panel will present a comparative analysis of practice in the Delaware Chancery Court and the New York State Commercial Division, with an emphasis on preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders. The objective of this panel is to educate practitioners regarding the similarities and differences with regard to preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders in Delaware Chancery Court and the New York State Commercial Division.

The discussion will include a comparative analysis of:
• Context of Use;
• Standards;
• Expedited Discovery;
• Remedies;
• Appeals of PI/TRO; and
• Best Practices.


Hon. Joel M. Cohen | Justice of the Supreme Court, N.Y. County, Commercial Division

Hon. Lori W. Will | Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery

Mark Richardson, Esq. | Wilmington, Delaware

Jonathan B. Fellows, Esq. | Syracuse, New York


Oderah C. Nwaeze, Esq. | Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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