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Commercial & Federal Litigation Section

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The purpose of the section is to improve the quality of representation of clients, provide a forum for the improvement of law and procedure in the areas of commercial and federal litigation, and enhance the administration of justice.

The section serves its mission by:

  • Developing relationships and sharing practice experiences with fellow commercial and federal litigators, with state and federal judges, and with regulatory and administrative bodies;
  • Establishing committees for the purpose of promoting research and discussion on current issues affecting our practice;
  • Influencing and proposing legislation affecting our practice;
  • Developing continuing legal education programs on topics relevant to our practice; and
  • Providing networking opportunities for its members.

Contact the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Liaison

To learn more about this Section, please contact Catherine Carl
[email protected]
(518) 487-5679

Upcoming Events

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Arbitration in the Time of Coronavirus (Webinar)

This webinar will examine how leading ADR providers, the AAA, JAMS, and CPR, are continuing their operations in the current environment, offering parties and counsel…

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How to Navigate Business Interruption Insurance in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic (Webinar)

This webinar will address an emerging topic of great interest to attorneys and their clients across the state: the extent to which insurance may (or…

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Best Practices of Counsel in Representing Parties in Arbitration from the Perspectives of Neutrals and Arbitration Providers (Webinar)

This program will focus on how best to represent clients in arbitration, keying in on how to harness the distinctive advantages and opportunities of contemporary…

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Past Events Highlights

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How Attorneys and Judges Are Addressing New Tech - Part II

Our expert panel will examine highly automated, autonomous, and connected vehicle technologies, as well as biometric technologies, and some of the legal issues they have…

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Recognizing the Risks of Facial Recognition

The panel will cover the debate around the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement, landlords, in schools and other places, recent laws and…

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Cyber-Protect Your Firm When You Work From Home (Webinar)

This webinar will inform you of the practical considerations recommended for serving client and law firm needs and avoiding the risks inherent in practicing law…

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At the Intersection of Highly Automated & Autonomous Vehicles

This program will examine potential bases for criminal liability associated with Level 3, 4 and 5 vehicles, including possible issues under the Fourth and Fifth…

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Discovery, Use, and Admissibility of Black Box Data

The panel will discuss the issues raised by “black box” data and systems, including whether decisions in cases involving technology assisted review (TAR) and source…

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Employing AI: Explainable AI, Algorithmic Bias & the Workplace

The panel will analyze the recently enacted Illinois Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Act, what it means for employers, and whether we are likely to see…

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Cybersecurity Key Takeaways Webinar Series

In light of the favorable response to the report NYSBA’s Technology and the Legal Profession Committee issued at the Cybersecurity Thought Leadership Conference, the Committee…

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What are the Typical Steps in Large, Complex Commercial Arbitrations: Peering into the Arbitrators' Brain (Webinar)

How does commercial arbitration actually work—the extent to which discovery, including depositions, and motion practice, actually take place in arbitration.

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Online Community


 

NYLitigator

The NYLitigator features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of commercial and federal litigation on various topics, including discovery; mediation; settlements; corporate liability; and due process. Section Reports, written by various Commercial and Federal Litigation Committees, are often featured in each issue. Edited by Orna Artal, Esq. of Ramos & Artal LLC, the NYLitigator is published by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

The NYLitigator is published as a benefit for members of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and is copyrighted by the New York State Bar Association. The copying, reselling, duplication, transferring, reproducing, reusing, retaining or reprinting of this publication is strictly prohibited without permission.
© New York State Bar Association. All rights reserved. ISSN 1085-4193 (print) ISSN 1933-8589 (online)

The NYLitigator encourages article submissions on topics of interest to members of the Section. Writing an article for a NYSBA Section publication is a great way to get your name out in the legal community and advertise your knowledge. Our authors are respected state-wide for their legal expertise in such areas as ADR; settlements; depositions; discovery; and corporate liability.

MCLE credit may also be earned for legal-based writing directed to an attorney audience upon application to the CLE Board. NYSBA Guidelines for Obtaining MCLE Credit for Writing as well as a Publication Credit Application are available.

If you have written an article and would like to have it considered for publication in the NYLitigator, please send it in electronic document format (pdfs are NOT acceptable), along with biographical information to its Editor:

Orna Artal, Esq.
[email protected]



Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Newsletter

The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Newsletter features updates on Section activities, programs and events; recent legislation; and information about current issues. Edited by Prof. Mark L. Davies, the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Newsletter is published three times per year by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.

The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Newsletter is published as a benefit for members of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and is copyrighted by the New York State Bar Association. The copying, reselling, duplication, transferring, reproducing, reusing, retaining or reprinting of this publication is strictly prohibited without permission.

© New York State Bar Association. All rights reserved. ISSN 1530-4043 (print) ISSN 1933-8570 (online)

If you have material to submit for publication in the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Newsletter, please send it in electronic document format (pdfs are NOT acceptable), to its Editor:

Prof. Mark L. Davies
[email protected]

 

 

NYLitigator - Winter 2020

A Journal of the Commercial & Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association. Can’t see this edition? Please view it here.

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Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Newsletter - Fall 2019

A publication of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association. Can’t see this edition? Please view it here.

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Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

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Awards

STANLEY H. FULD

The Stanley H. Fuld Award was created by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section in honor of the late Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals.  The Section presents the award annually at its Annual Meeting luncheon in January to recognize outstanding contributions to the development of commercial law and jurisprudence in New York State.

Award Criteria: Member of the legal profession who has significantly contributed to the practice of commercial law and litigation in New York.
Nomination Deadline: September 1st
Date Presented: The award is presented at the Section’s Annual Meeting Program in January
Full Details and List of Previous Award Recipients

ROBERT L. HAIG

Award Criteria: Long-Standing member of the legal profession who has rendered distinguished public service.
Nomination Deadline: February 1
Date Presented: The award is presented at the Section’s Spring Meeting
Full Details and List of Previous Award Recipients

SHIRA A. SCHEINDLIN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE COURTROOM

The Shira A. Scheindlin Award for Excellence in the Courtroom was created by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section in honor of the Section’s former Chair, who served as a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York from September 1994 through April 2016.  Prior to serving as a United States District Judge, Judge Scheindlin served as a Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, the general counsel for the New York City Department of Investigation and a commercial litigator in private practice.

The Section will present the Award annually in November, on or around the date when women received the right to vote in New York State in 1917.  The Award will be given to a female litigator who has distinguished herself in the courtroom in either the Federal or State Courts in New York and who has shown a commitment to mentoring young attorneys in the legal community.
Date Presented: November 2019
Full Details and List of Previous Award Recipients

GEORGE BUNDY SMITH PIONEER

Award Criteria: The award is given for legal excellence, community commitment and mentoring
Date Presented: The award is presented at the Section’s Smooth Move Program
Full Details and List of Previous Award Recipients 

 

Scholarships

THE HONORABLE JUDITH S. KAYE COMMERCIAL AND FEDERAL LITIGATION SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility:
Female attorneys who have practiced commercial litigation between two and ten years since their admission to the New York State bar, and who remain in good standing.

 

Fellowships

COMMERCIAL AND FEDERAL LITIGATION SECTION DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP

The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to offer the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Diversity Fellowship each spring which has been established by The Foundation through a gift from the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association. The Fellowship will be awarded to a current first year (1L) diversity law student who is enrolled in a law school in the State of New York to work in a litigation position in the public sector in the State of New York during the summer.

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Congratulations to the George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award winners, Preet Bharara and Joon Kim! View the video gallery here.

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