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Commercial And Federal Litigation Spring Meeting 2021

Commercial And Federal Litigation Spring Meeting 2021



Join the Commercial & Federal Litigation Section for a series of programs designed to assist a cross-section of our membership in moving their career forward. Whether you are on the cusp of your career or well-established in the New York-legal community, our programming offers insight and skills to help you better serve your clients, increase your knowledge, and help you spring forward in your career.

Please note:
You may choose any number of segments or all of the programs listed below as a package as the entire Commercial and Federal Litigation Spring Meeting. The pricing structure is as follows:

Per segment: $35 for Section members (Commercial and Federal Litigation and Young Lawyers Section), $50 for NYSBA members, $150 for non-members.

Package: $100 for Section members, $175 for NYSBA members, $375 for non-members.

The non-CLE program: Free for all NYSBA members, and $25 for non-members.

Please click "register" and then choose your segment(s) or the entire program.


The Path to Arbiter: Tips for the Litigator and Jurist Looking for a Second Act as Neutral

Thursday, May 6, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Panelists: Hon. Henry Pitman (Ret), JAMS and Vivien Shelanski, JAMS

Moderator: Jaclyn M. Ruggirello, Associate, Farrell Fritz, PC

0.5 Credit in Skills and 0.5 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

Passing the Baton: Accomplished Women Attorneys Advise the Next Generation, a Program for Rising Female Litigators

Friday, May 7, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Panelists: Laurel Kretzing; Bureau Chief, Nassau County Executive and Immediate Past Chair of ComFed

Lesley Rosenthal, COO, The Julliard School and Former Chair of ComFed

Anne Sekel, Partner, Foley Lardner LLP and Treasurer, ComFed

Moderator: Hamutal Lieberman, Associate, Helbraun Levy LLP and NYSBA Young Lawyers’ Section Liaison to ComFed

1.0 Credit in Diversity and Inclusion

Spinning Straw into Gold: How to Make Communication in the COVID World Your Golden Opportunity

Friday, May 7, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Facilitators: Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James, Act of Communication ( and Authors of “Harvesting Witness Stories” (

No MCLE Credit

It Does Please the Court: What Judges Want to See in Young Litigators in Both Skills and Ethics: A Program for Rising Attorneys

Saturday, May 8, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Panelists: Hon. Robert Reed, NY County Supreme Court Commercial Division

Hon. Elizabeth Stong, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge, EDNY

Hon. Mae D’Agostino, U.S. District Court Judge, NDNY

Hon. Linda Jaimeson, Westchester County Commercial Division

Moderator: Viktoriya Liberchuk, Associate, Farrell Fritz PC and Co-Chair, ComFed’s Young Lawyers’ Committee

1.0 Credit in Ethics

Private Judging: Can it Help to Advance Your Cases?

Saturday, May 8, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Panelists: Hon. Rosalyn Richter (Ret), Senior Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP

Hon. Andrea Masley, NY County Supreme Court Commercial Division

Moderator: Maryann Stallone, Partner, Tannenbaum, Helpern, Syracuse & Hirschitt, LLP and Co- Chair, ComFed’s Mentoring Committee

0.5 Credit in Skills and 0.5 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

Start Date:
  • May 6, 2021
End Date:
  • May 8, 2021
Start Time:
  • 4:00 PM
End Time:
  • 12:00 PM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 1.00
Skills Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 4.0
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0KG61
Section Member Price: $100.00
NYSBA Member Price: $175.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $375.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Committee On Continuing Legal Education
  • Commercial & Federal Litigation Section