NLC 2018 Digital Survival Guide

This “Survival Guide” is your one-stop-shop for all things digital at the National Lawyers Convention. Enjoy!

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Thursday, November 15

9:00-9:45 a.m. Opening Address (Grand Ballroom)

9:45-11:30 a.m. Showcase Panel I: What is Regulation For? (Grand Ballroom)

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Future of the Past: Stare Decisis (State Room)

  • Prof. John S. Baker, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University

  • Hon. W. Neil Eggleston, (@Kirkland_Ellis)

  • Mr. Kannon K. Shanmugam, (@KannonShanmugam)

  • Moderator: Hon. Amy Coney Barrett, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Independent Agencies: How Independent is Too Independent? (East Room)

  • Prof. William W. Buzbee, (@GeorgetownLaw)

  • Prof. John Eastman, (@jeastman714)

  • Hon. Henry Kerner, Special Counsel, Office of the Special Counsel

  • Prof. Jennifer Mascott, (@jennmascott)

  • Moderator: Hon. Diane Sykes, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

1:45-3:15 p.m. Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Innovation: Navigating the Technology World of the Near Future (Grand Ballroom)

  • Mr. Shawn D. Hamacher, (@Steelcase)

  • Mr. James C. Cooper, (@FTC)

  • Hon. Andrei Iancu, (@uspto)

  • Hon. Michelle K. Lee, (@uspto)

  • Dr. Ognian “Oggie” Shentov, (@oshentov)

  • Moderator: Hon. David J. Porter, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

1:45-3:15 p.m. Joint Employment: The Unintended and Unpredictable ‘Employment’ Relationship (East Room)

  • Prof. Richard Epstein, (@RichardAEpstein)

  • Mr. Richard F. Griffin, Jr., Of Counsel, Bredhoff & Kaiser, PLLC

  • Hon. Philip A. Miscimarra, (@MorganLewisLaw)

  • Moderator: Hon. Timothy M. Tymkovich, United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

1:45-3:15 p.m. A New Approach to Antitrust Law: Transparency (State Room)

  • Hon. Frank Easterbrook, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

  • Ms. Deb Garza, Partner, (@CovingtonLLP)

  • Mr. Eric Grannon, (@WhiteCase)

  • Prof. Douglas Melamed, (@StanfordLaw)

  • Moderator: Hon. John B. Nalbandian, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

3:30-5:00 p.m. Rulemaking by Adjudication: Who Am I to Judge? (East Room)

  • Prof. Jack Beermann, (@BU_law)

  • Mrs. Allyson N. Ho, (@gibsondunn)

  • Prof. Christopher J. Walker, (@chris_j_walker)

  • Mr. Stephen A. Vaden, (@USDA)

  • Moderator: Hon. Gregory G. Katsas, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuits

3:30-5:00 p.m. The Pros and Cons of Plea Bargaining (State Ballroom)

  • Hon. Stephanos Bibas, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

  • Mr. Greg Brower, (@browergreg1)

  • Prof. Carissa Hessick, (@CBHessick )

  • Mr. Clark Neily, (@ConLawWarrior)

  • Moderator: Hon. Lisa Branch, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

3:30-5:00 p.m. Masterpiece Cakeshop and Its Implications (Grand Room)

  • Prof. Gerard V. Bradley, (@NDLaw)

  • Prof. Thomas C. Berg, (@tcbergmn)

  • Prof. Dale Carpenter, Distinguished University Teaching Professor and Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law, SMU Dedman School of Law

  • Ms. Louise Melling, (@LibertyLouise)

  • Moderator: Hon. Andrew S. Oldham, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Friday, November 16

9:00-11:00 a.m. Showcase Panel II: Balancing Insulation and Accountability of Agency Decisions (Grand Ballroom)

  • Hon. Steven G. Bradbury, (@USDOT)

  • Dr. Cary Coglianese, (@PennLaw)

  • Prof. Susan Dudley, (@SusanEDudley)

  • Ms. Catherine Sharkey, (@nyulaw)

  • Moderator: Hon. Michael B. Brennan, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Revisiting the Community Reinvestment Act (Chinese Room)

  • Mr. Bert Ely, Principal, Ely & Company, Inc

  • Mr. Deepak Gupta, (@deepakguptalaw)

  • Mr. Keith Noreika, Partner, Simpson Thacher

  • Mr. Jesse Van Tol, (@jessevantol)

  • Moderator: Hon. Joan Larsen, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Current Landscape of Telecommunications Law (East Room)

  • Keynote: Hon. Ajit Pai, (@AjitPaiFCC)

  • Ms. Kathleen Ham, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, T-Mobile

  • Ms. Nuala O’Connor, (@privacymama)

  • Mr. K. Dane Snowden, (@kdanesnowden)

  • Ms. Jamie Susskind, (@JSusskindFCC)

  • Moderator: Hon. Jerry E. Smith, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

11:45 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Discrimination Against Minorities (State Room)

  • Dr. Althea Nagai, Research Fellow, Center for Equal Opportunity

  • Mr. Patrick Strawbridge, (@ConMcPLLC)

  • Prof. John Yoo, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley

  • Prof. Andrew Koppelman, (@NorthwesternLaw)

  • Moderator: Hon. James C. Ho, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

2:15-2:45 p.m. Address by Alex Azar (Grand Ballroom)

  • Hon. Alex Azar, Secretary, United States Department of Health & Human Services (@SecAzar)

3:00-4:30 p.m. National Security Law & Doing Business Abroad (State Room)

  • Mr. William James Haynes II, Former General Counsel of the Department of Defense

  • Mr. Timothy J. Keeler, (@Mayer_Brown)

  • Prof. Randal S, Milch, (@nyulaw)

  • Mr. Donald J. Rosenberg, (@Qualcomm)

  • Moderator: Mr. Eric J. Kadel, Jr., (@sullcrom)

3:00-4:30 p.m. Say What You Will? Government Compelled Speech (District Room)

  • Prof. Mark L. Rienzi, (@becketlaw)

  • Prof. Amanda Shanor, (@AmandaShanor)

  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, (@VolokhC)

  • Moderator: Hon. Sandra Segal Ikuta, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

3:00-4:30 p.m. Evolution of the District Courts (Grand Ballroom)

  • Hon. Thomas Hardiman, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

  • Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, (@Debevoise)

  • Hon. William E. Smith, Chief Judge, United States District Court, District of Rhode Island

  • Hon. Amul Thapar, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

  • Moderator: Hon. Carlos T. Bea, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

5:00-5:45 p.m. 18th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture (Grand Ballroom)

  • Hon. Jeffrey Sutton, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

  • Introduction: Mr. Eugene B. Meyer, (@FedSoc)

Saturday, November 17

9:00-10:45 a.m. Showcase Panel III: The States & Administrative Law (Grand Ballroom)

  • Prof. Nestor Davidson, (@davidson_nestor)

  • Prof. Chris Green, Associate Professor of Law and H.L.A. Hart Scholar in Law and Philosophy, University of Mississippi School of Law

  • Prof. Miriam Seifter, (@MiriamSeifter)

  • Hon. Jeffrey Sutton, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • Moderator: Hon. Michael Scudder, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Climate Change Nuisance Suits (East Room)

  • Mr. David Bookbinder, (@NiskanenCenter)

  • Mr. Eric Grant, (@TheJusticeDept)

  • Mr. Mark W. Smith, Founder, Smith Valliere PLLC

  • Prof. James Huffman, (@lclarklaw)

  • Moderator: Hon. John K. Bush, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Technology, Social Media, & Professional Ethics (State Room)

12:30-2:30 p.m. Eleventh Annual Rosenkranz Debate & Luncheon (Grand Ballroom)

  • Prof. John Harrison, (@UVALaw)

  • Mr. Neal Katyal, (@neal_katyal)

  • Moderator: Hon. Beth A. Williams, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, United States Department of Justice

2:45-4:30 p.m. Showcase Panel IV: Does Agency Regulatory Power Extend Beyond its Formal Power, and Should It? (State Room)

4:30-5:30 p.m. John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court (State Room)

  • Mr. Richard Brookhiser, (@RBrookhiser)

  • Hon. S. Kyle Duncan, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

  • Hon. Kevin Newsom, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

  • Mr. David B. Rivkin, Jr., (@DavidRivkin)

  • Moderator: Hon. William H. Pryor, Jr., United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

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