Tuesday, April 15, 2014

High Profile Securities Law Decisions - Chief Judge Preska and Free CLE at K&L Gates 4/25



The Securities Law and Federal Litigation Sections,
along with the Southern District of New York Chapter
of the Federal Bar Association
present

Recent High Profile Securities Law Decisions

Register
Speakers:Hon. Loretta A. Preska
Chief Judge, Southern District of New York
Mary Jane Lee
Director and Associate General Counsel, Citigroup
Prof. Paul Radvany
Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University Law School
Jorge Baez
Senior Consultant, NERA
Stephen J. Crimmins
Partner, K&L Gates LLP
Liam O’Brien
Managing Partner, McCormick & O’Brien, LLP
Since the recession of late last decade, there have been major developments with regard to securities laws and securities litigation. The Supreme Court and other federal court rulings have been grappling with these new laws and regulations, and their rulings will have a substantial effect on the operations of corporations, financial institutions and securities professionals. In this seminar, a panel of experienced securities litigators and experts will closely examine recent decisions involving allegations of market manipulation, insider trading, and misrepresentation of information.

For those not able to attend in person, a webcast shall also be available. Registration is required for the webcast.
Cost:
FREE
$100
$130

All attendees in person
Webcast - FBA Members
Webcast - Nonmembers*
* Join the Federal Bar Association today and save on registration for this and numerous future events, as well as other benefits. Expand your connections. Advance your career. www.fedbar.org
Lunch will be provided.
CLE:
1.5 hours of CLE is pending.
Please RSVP to Erin Rodgers, erodgers@fedbar.org by April 21st and note if you will be registering for the webcast.
Sponsored by:

  • Federal Bar Association, SDNY Chapter, Securities Law Section (Liam O’Brien, Chair)
  • Federal Bar Association, Federal Litigation Section (Rob Kohn, Chair)
  • Federal Bar Association, Securities Law Section (Stephen Crimmins, Chair)






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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

German Prosecutors To Be Honored at SDNY For Counterterrorism - Join Us February 25

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U.S FEDERAL BAR TO PRESENT HISTORIC


AWARDS TO EUROPEAN COLLEAGUES


 


For the first time in its nearly one hundred year history, the US Federal Bar Association will be presenting an award for professional excellence to two European colleagues from Germany. The Rule of Law Award, presented by the Federal Bar Association Southern District of New York Chapter and Federal Bar Association Federal Litigation Section, was created to honor the inspiring professional conduct of the lead German Federal Prosecutor, Bruno Jost, in the historic trial of what came to be known as the Mykonos case, a trial that lasted for nearly four years from 1993-1997. The second recipient of the award will be Alexander von Stahl, Sr., Germany’s Chief Federal Prosecutor (1991-1993), who steadfastly supported the investigation and the work of Bruno Jost, and paved the way for the landmark judgment entered by Berlin’s High Criminal Court in April 1997.
 
The trial came on the heels of the gruesome and high profile assassination of four Iranian opposition leaders on the evening of September 17, 1992 at the little-known Mykonos Restaurant in Berlin. The chairman of Iran’s Democratic Party of Kurdistan and two of his top associates who had come to Germany to attend the annual Conference of the Social Democratic Party were among the dead. What started as a peaceful dinner came to a sudden halt when two darkly clad men with machine guns burst through the restaurant’s entrance and opened fire on the guests. In the aftermath of the shooting, Germany’s morning papers implicated connections to the Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein. Others suspected a Kurdish rival group. What neither the press nor the lawyers who began investigating the case knew at the time was that these dead men were not the only ones. Since 1980, over one hundred Iranian exiles had disappeared, or been assassinated throughout the US, Europe and elsewhere. For Western politicians who were negotiating with Tehran to boost trade and advance their careers, pursuing rumors of secret terror campaigns against exiles was seen as inconvenient. Thus, these cases remained “open” and their murders treated as mysteries. The victims’ families feared that the Mykonos trial would be no exception.
 
Hours later, an unassuming and incorruptible federal prosecutor, Bruno Jost, arrived at the scene and charted his own independent investigation, despite all rumors and threats. What followed was an investigation, trial, and a judgment that shook both Europe and Iran, and which has been called one of the most significant European trials since the Nuremberg trial of World War II, a trial which ultimately achieved something few could have predicted—justice.

The trial, as recounted in the acclaimed non-fiction book ASSASSINS OF THE TURQUOISE PALACE, forced Tehran to cease its terror operations against Iranian dissidents in Europe. The landmark verdict in 1997, culminating in the shut down of all EU member embassies in Tehran, is an essential reminder that justice and rule of law can be more effective than bombs to end the belligerence of a tyrannical state. 
The Federal Bar Association’s awards event in New York will explore the Mykonos case’s implications for relations with Iran today.  The event will feature discussion panelists Roya Hakakian, author of the 2011 acclaimed non-fiction book documenting the case, Assassins of the Turquoise Palace, and J.D. Bindenagel, former U.S. Ambassador and Director of Central European Affairs for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  The discussion will be moderated by U.S. District Judge Joanna Seybert of the Eastern District of New York.  Opening remarks will be given by Chief U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska of the Southern District of New York. 
 
The awards event, entitled Upholding the Rule of Law in Germany’s Federal Republic—The Mykonos Case, will begin promptly on February 25th at 5:30 p.m. at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse, located at 500 Pearl Street, Manhattan, and will end at 8:00 p.m.  Admission is free but space is limited.  To secure seating, RSVP to Erin Rodgers, Federal Bar Association, (517) 481-9118 or erodgers@fedbar.org, as soon as possible.  A valid photo ID is required for Courthouse entry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Friday, February 14, 2014

Join SDNY Chief Judge Preska In Celebrating The Rule of Law February 25


February 25, 2014: SDNY Rule of Law Awards Event

by admin on January 28, 2014
The Southern District of New York Chapter and the Federal Litigation Section are honored to present the:

Rule of Law Award

to two German attorneys, Alexander von Stohl, Sr. and Bruno Jost, for their inspiring professional conduct and perseverance during the historic trial of what came to be known as the Mykonos case, which came on the heels of the gruesome and high-profile assassination of four Iranian opposition leaders in Berlin.
The awards event will explore the Mykonos case’s implications for relations with Iran today and feature speakers:
  • Roya Hakakian, author of the acclaimed non-fiction book documenting the case, Assassins of the Turquoise Palace
  • assassinscoverJ.D. Bindenagel, former U.S. Ambassador and Director of Central European Affairs for Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • U.S. District Judge Joanna Seybert of the E.D.N.Y (moderator)
  • Chief U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska of the S.D.N.Y (opening remarks)
February 25, 2014, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Daniel P. Moynihan U.S. Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, New York 10007
Please see the flyer www.fedbar.org for more information
Admission is free but space is limited!
To secure seating, please RSVP promptly to Erin Rodgers, Federal Bar Association: (517) 481-9118 or erodgers@fedbar.org 


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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Intellectual Property and Fashion Law: Be There February 7, 2014 NYC








 
Opening Remarks:   Hon. Loretta A. Preska, Chief Judge U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Keynote Speaker: Stanley G. Sherwood
 

9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.Intellectual Property Protection
Ashlee Froese, Gilbert LLP (Canada)-IP (International)Erica Klein, Kramer LevinHeather McDonald, Baker Hostetler

Copyright, trademark, and patent protection of fashion designs, anti-counterfeiting, etc. Overview of latest cases involving fashion IP rights.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Marketing and Advertising
Brian G. Murphy, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PCAshima Dayal, David & Gilbert LLP

IP and privacy concerns, FTC regulations and marketing guidelines (especially those on advertising green products, as sustainability seems to be huge in the fashion industry right now), sweepstakes/promotions laws.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Internet Law
Barry Werbin, Herrick Feinstein LLP
Sarah Feingold, In House Counsel at Etsy.com

Website development and operation, terms of service and privacy policies, security (personally identifiable information, credit cards, etc.), COPPA, online taxes, CAN-SPAM, UDRP and cybersquatting.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Luncheon
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Licensing a Brand into Cosmetics
Rita M. Odin, VP and Trademark Counsel of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.Anca Cornis-Pop, Senior Counsel, Global Marketing, Avon

Licensing considerations; launching a cosmetic; FDA and FTC regulations; ingredients labeling.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Fashion Industry Employment Law Issues
Tracy Agyemang, Attorney, Department of Labor (and Model) Employment Law PanelElisa Bloom, Proskauer

The legal structure of modeling agencies as business entities, modeling agency contracts, employment status of models i.e. independent contractors v. employees, weight issues, intellectual property issues affecting models, photographers and the agency relationship, NY law regulating child performers.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Outsourcing, Manufacturing, Importing and International Issues
Frances Hadfield, Grunfeld Desiderio Lebowitz
Silverman & Klestadt LLP
Michael Khorsandi, In House Counsel, Ross Stores
Outsourcing agreements, import/export regulations, child labor, international issues, border control issues. FTC labeling requirements, complying with country of origin laws, laws related to children's apparel, monitoring the supply chain, licensing agreements, NDAs.
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Business Law and Fashion Financing
Donald L. Kreindler, Phillips Nizer LLP Gary A. Wassner, Hildun Corporation

Setting up your entity, obtaining financing, factoring, working with suppliers, vendors, wholesale and retail customers, and sales agents, purchase orders, consignment agreements and the Uniform Commercial Code.
Cost:
$250
$325
$25

FBA Members/Other Professionals
Nonmembers*
Law Students

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