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Upcoming Events:

Product Liability Advisory Council’s Fall 2014 Conference
October 15-17, 2014
Ron Levine will be a speaker at Product Liability Advisory Council’s Fall 2014 Conference in Chicago, IL.

Past Events:

Nuts & Bolts of Chancery Practice
July 16, 2014 -- Essex County Bar Association
Jaimee Katz Sussner was a speaker and moderator on a panel for a continuing legal education seminar entitled the “Nuts & Bolts of Chancery Practice,” sponsored by the Essex County Bar Association and presented at the New Jersey Superior Court Wilentz Justice Complex in Newark, NJ.
Current Trends & Issues in Business Litigation
June 12, 2014 -- New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Jaimee Katz Sussner was a speaker at The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Business Litigation Roundtable, “Current Trends & Issues in Business Litigation.” Jaimee’s program focused on commercial lending and mortgage foreclosure litigation. The roundtable was held on June 12, 2014 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ.
GMA Litigation Conference 2014
February 25-27, 2014
Ronald Levine was a speaker at The GMA Litigation Conference 2014, an event focused on legal issues in the food, beverage, and consumer product industries. Ron’s program examined frivolous litigation, unethical conduct of adversaries, and abuses of the system while also exploring the options companies have when they’re “mad as [heck], and not going to take it anymore,” including specific defense strategies to protect the company’s or client’s brand.
Judges' Pet Peeves 2013: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice
October 7, 2013
Scott Mollen was a panelist at the CLE webinar "Judges' Pet Peeves 2013: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice." The program was comprised of a prestigious panel that includes U.S. District Court and Supreme Court Judges, as well as top attorneys.
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Food Labeling Class Actions: The Latest Damages Boon?
October 1, 2013
Ronald Levine spoke at this CLE live web seminar, which guided litigators in understanding the latest legal developments in class action claims over food and beverage labeling. The panel discussed predominance, preemption, standing and other strategic considerations in food labeling class actions.
Information Governance Summit for Retailers
September 10, 2013
Jennifer Finnegan Smith was a panelist at a program on information governance pertinent to the retail industry. Jenny discussed practical steps for records program addressing risks and costs associated with discovery. Jenny was joined by Robert Fowler from Jordan Lawrence, an ACC Alliance Partner and Brian Rossman, the Director of Operational Risk at J. Crew.
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Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2013
August 7, 2013
Jennifer Smith Finnegan presented a session titled "How to Avoid Tripping on Ethical Pitfalls When You're Learning to Walk: Ethics for New Lawyers," as part of the Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys series.
Scott Mollen Speaks at Nassau County Bar Association
July 17, 2013
Scott Mollen presented the program, "Real Property Litigation Update" at the Nassau County Bar Association.
Challenges Facing the Food and Beverage Industries in Complex Consumer Litigations
June 12, 2013 -- Intercontinental New York Barclay
Ronald J. Levine co-chaired Perrin's Food and Beverage conference and moderated the panel discussing “The Evolution of Consumer Fraud Class Actions Against the Food Industry”.
GMA Litigation Conference 2013
February 21, 2013
Ron Levine was a speaker at the GMA’s Food Litigation Conference on February 21, 2013. The GMA is a trade association of the food industry which represents the world’s largest branded food, beverage and consumer product companies. Ron spoke on valuing settlements. This program provided essential information which will be of assistance in valuing class action litigations. What is the “going rate” for settlements? What are the “packages” counsel have been putting together to reach settlement agreements with plaintiffs’ attorneys?
The Commandments of Ethical Settlement Negotiations for Lawyers
February 14, 2013
By all accounts, the majority of civil disputes settle. Thus, chances are that if a lawyer is a litigator, he or she will play the role of settlement negotiator at least once in his or her career. While the goal of settlement negotiation is clear -- arriving at the best possible outcome for the client -- the rules of the game are not as clear. Nonetheless, they are attorney’s obligation to know and follow.
Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Litigators
January 14, 2013
Jennifer Finnegan participated in a panel on Ethics for New Lawyers and contributed to the course handbook at the Practising Law Institute.
When Law Enforcement Comes Knocking
October 23, 2012
David Rosenfield spoke on a webinar to hundreds of audit and compliance professionals on how to respond when approached by law enforcement officers, and on the consequences of lying to the government.
ABA White Collar Crime Committee Meeting
October 11, 2012
The White Collar Crime Committee of the ABA’s Business Law Section hosted Professor John C. Coffee Jr., the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Corporate Governance at Columbia Law School. Professor Coffee spoke at Herrick, Feinstein LLP. Professor Coffee is listed by the National Law Journal as one of "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States” and is a recognized authority on white collar crime and securities industry regulation.
Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Litigators
October 1, 2012
Jennifer Finnegan participated in a panel on Ethics for New Lawyers and contributed to the course handbook at the Practising Law Institute.
Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Litigators
August 8, 2012
Jennifer Finnegan participated in a panel on Ethics for New Lawyers and contributed to the course handbook at the Practising Law Institute.
Defending Public Corporations in High Stakes Criminal Trials
March 24, 2012 -- American Bar Association
David Rosenfield spoke on a panel at the ABA Business Law Section's 2012 Spring Meeting in Las Vegas concerning a federal criminal trial in which a public energy company was acquitted by a jury on charges of health and safety violations.
Mortgage Title Fraud Symposium
March 19, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted a Mortgage Title Fraud symposium bringing together prosecutors from local district attorney's offices, as well as senior officials from the county's largest title companies, including Fidelity, Chicago, First American, Old Republic and Stewart, in order to discuss the prosecution of mortgage fraud.
Early Case Preparation: How Defensible are Your Records & Litigation Hold Practices
March 1, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted Jordan Lawrence, an ACC Alliance Partner, for an educational roundtable breakfast titled: Early Case Preparation: How Defensible are Your Records & Litigation Hold Practices, will identify practical steps your company can take now to get your house in order and avoid an eDiscovery crisis.
National Food Claims and Litigation Conference
February 21-23, 2012 -- Grocery Manufacturers Association
Ron Levine spoke at the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s National Food Claims and Litigation Conference about "Defending Your Brand in the World of Twitter."
Committee of ABA Business Law Section’s Committee on Derivatives and Futures Law
January 26-28, 2012
Therese Doherty joined a civil litigation and enforcement panel discussion at this winter’s Committee of ABA Business Law Section’s Committee on Derivatives and Futures Law. The panel included officers of the CFTC, NFA, CME, and certain prominent members of the derivatives bar.
What to do if Your Fund Has Been Suspected of Insider Trading and Other Fraudulent Acts
January 10-11, 2012 -- Optimizing Hedge Fund Business Operations
Steve Feldman spoke at the Optimizing Hedge Fund Business Operations Annual Conference on “What to do if Your Fund Has Been Suspected of Insider Trading and Other Fraudulent Acts” at the Princeton Club in New York.
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WEBINAR: Avoid E-Discovery with Early Case Resolution
November 10, 2011
The vast majority of cases (90% by some estimates) do not get tried. Corporations often incur unncecessary costs if they pass up reasonable settlement opportunities. By knowing your company's records and information and where specific sensitive elements exist, relevant documents can be produced quickly and effectively, and early case evaluation and resolution become a possibility.
Food Health Claim Litigation
September 21, 2011 -- Georgetown Law School
Ron Levine and Aviva Wein lectured on “Food Health Claim Litigation” to the students and fellows at the Georgetown Law School’s Global Health Institute.
Obstruction of Justice
August 5, 2011 -- American Bar Association
David Rosenfield spoke on a panel at the ABA's Annual Meeting in Toronto on federal charges of obstruction of justice filed against an in-house attorney in connection with a document production.
Insider Trading Landscape, Post Galleon (Compliance 11 Webinar)
May 19, 2011 -- Compliance 11
Steve Feldman and Irwin Latner spoke at a Compliance 11 Webinar on the implications of the recent conviction of Raj Rajaratnam and the potential new era of intensified scrutiny regarding Insider Trading investigations. Compliance 11 sells compliance programs to broker-dealers, investment advisors and hedge funds.
The Knock Knock That’s No Joke!
May 5, 2011 -- Marcum’s Breakfast Event
Rick Morris and Steve Feldman spoke at Marcum’s breakfast event entitled “The Knock Knock That’s No Joke!” The event focused on how to protect your hedge fund when law enforcement agents or the SEC pay you a visit.
Voluntary Disclosure
May 5, 2011 -- American Bar Association
David Rosenfield moderated a panel on voluntary disclosure by corporations at the ABA's "Third Annual National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel" in New York City. David was also on the Planning Committee for the Institute.
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Anti-Money Laundering and Economic Crimes
December 13, 2010 -- Gotham Media
Steve Feldman spoke on a CLE panel entitled “Anti-Money Laundering and Economic Crimes” at the Gotham Media Security TECH Breakfast seminar.
Compliance 11 User Conference
December 2, 2010 -- Compliance 11
Steve Feldman spoke on protecting financial services companies from an employee’s violation of the securities laws to securities professionals at a Compliance 11 user conference. Compliance 11 sells compliance programs to broker-dealers, investment advisors and hedge funds.
Emails: Think Twice, Click Once
December 2, 2010 -- Society for Professional Investigators
Ron Levine and Jennifer Finnegan gave a presentation entitled “Emails: Think Twice, Click Once” at the Society for Professional Investigators.
The Hedge Fund Compliance Summit
November 16, 2010 -- Financial Research Association
Arthur Jakoby spoke at the FRA seminar “The Hedge Fund Compliance Summit.”
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
October 20, 2010 -- FEI New York City Chapter
Steve Feldman and Rick Morris spoke at the FEI New York City Chapter event “The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.”
How False Statements Can Land You in Jail
October 6, 2010 -- Jamison Webinar
David Rosenfield and Steve Feldman spoke on a Jamison webinar for investment advisers entitled "How False Statements Can Land You in Jail."
Federal Bar Council's Fall Retreat
October 1-3, 2010
Steve Feldman and Scott Mollen attended the Federal Bar Council's Fall Retreat in Lenox, MA.
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Protecting Your Institution Post-Galleon: Current Insider Trading Issues
September 21, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Our distinguished panel of experts and Herrick attorneys discussed the current challenges facing the financial industry, recent developments in the insider trading laws, and the steps attendees need to take to protect themselves and their institutions.
Insuring Provisions of the Title Policy
September 14, 2010 -- Lormans
Arthur Jakoby spoke on "Insuring Provisions of the Title Policy" at Lorman's Title Examination seminar in New York City.
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Investment Advisors: Can Advisors be Held Criminally Liable for an Employee's Violation of Federal and State Securities Law?
July 13, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and Herbert L. Jamison & Co., L.L.C.
Steven Feldman and Arthur Jakoby joined members of Herbert L. Jamison & Co., L.L.C. to present a webinar entitled “Investment Advisors: Can Advisors be Held Criminally Liable for an Employee's Violation of Federal and State Securities Law?”
Receiverships: Procedural Issues, Compensation and Practical Aspects
June 14, 2010 -- Nassau Academy of Law
Scott Mollen spoke on a panel entitled, "Receiverships: Procedural Issues, Compensation and Practical Aspects" at the Nassau Academy of Law "Receivership in New York" event.
A Case Study: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
May 5, 2010 -- American Bar Association
David Rosenfield moderated a panel entitled "A Case Study: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" at the ABA's "Second Annual National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel" in Washington, D.C.
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Lender Smackdown
January 21, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and NHB Advisors
As the economy remains in the doldrums, the insolvency landscape is not getting any easier for lenders. Our panel of experts included an experienced lender, financial advisor and restructuring counsel who provided attendees with the tools to address the challenges attendees are likely to face in complex workouts and insolvency situations in the coming year.
The Financial Expert’s Role in the Litigation Process
December 17, 2009 -- AICPA Webinar
David King was a panelist in an AICPA webinar entitled “The Financial Expert’s Role in the Litigation Process” at which he reviewed best practices related to evaluating, accepting and performing litigation engagements, how to select financial experts, and methods and techniques that can provide value to the litigation process.
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Show Me Your License and Registration: Reasons to Be Concerned About In-House Bar Admissions
November 10, 2009 -- Greater New York Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel’s Annual Ethics CLE Program
Ron Levine presented “In-House Counsel Admitted in One Jurisdiction Located in Another – Unauthorized Practice?” at the Greater New York Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel’s Annual Ethics CLE Program. To view the presentation, click here.
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How Not to Be an Inadvertent Insider: Lessons Learned from the Winstar-Lucent Litigation
October 14, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and The Association of Corporate Counsel's Greater NY Chapter
In a landmark decision earlier this year, a federal appeals court held—for the first time—that one public company can inadvertently become an insider of another, and suffer severe consequences if the other company files for bankruptcy.
Preliminary Injunctions: The Importance of Immediate Due Diligence in Fraud Litigation
October 9, 2009 -- The New York Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
M. Darren Traub spoke at this fraud seminar, which was sponsored by Long Island University's Department of Accounting, Taxation and Law in coordination with the New York Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
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Your First Lien Is Breaking!
September 22, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Your borrower is in default, but at least you hold a perfected first priority lien in its assets. What could go wrong with that? Plenty. Four recent high–profile bankruptcy cases are gutting the integrity of secured lenders’ first lien positions. Herrick is directly involved in three of these cases. Our panel of experts presented an interactive Q&A on how debtors are chipping away at the sanctity of the first lien, and what you can do to protect yourself.
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Recovering Cuba’s Looted Artworks
July 30 - August 1, 2009 -- Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy
Mari-Claudia Jiménez participated on the panel "Recovering Cuba's Looted Artworks" at the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) conference entitled "Cuba in a World of Uncertainty."
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Your First Lien Is Breaking!
June 24, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Your borrower is in default, but at least you hold a perfected first priority lien in its assets. What could go wrong with that? Plenty. Four recent high-profile bankruptcy cases are gutting the integrity of secured lenders' first lien positions and Herrick is directly involved in three of these cases. Our panel of experts presented an interactive Q&A on how debtors are chipping away at the sanctity of the first lien, and what you can do to protect yourself.
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Economic Upheaval & Financial Frauds – How the Regulators and Prosecutors are Responding to Turbulent Times
June 16, 2009 -- Tufts Financial Network
Steven Feldman spoke on a Tufts Financial Network panel entitled “Economic Upheaval & Financial Frauds—How the Regulators and Prosecutors are Responding to Turbulent Times.”
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Life Settlement Awareness Month
June 11, 2009 -- Life Settlement Solutions, Inc.
Jule Rousseau was a panelist in a web-based educational program for professionals in the life settlement industry entitled "Investors Only – Part 1." The panel is one of a three-part series during Life Settlement Solutions, Inc.’s fourth annual Life Settlement Awareness Month (LSAM).
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Federal Law Clerks Copyright Seminar
October - December 2008 -- NYC Bar Association's Copyright & Literary Property Committee
Barry Werbin spoke at a series of seminars on copyright law for federal law clerks, presented by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York's Committee on Copyright and Literary Property.
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ANSI Legal Issues Forum
October 22, 2008 -- American National Standards Institute
Ronald Levine participated on a panel at the American National Standards Institute's Legal Issues Forum, which is part of ANSI World Standards Week, in Washington, DC.
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Acquiring and Maintaining Collections of Cultural Objects: Challenges Confronting American Museums in the 21st Century
October 16, 2008 -- DePaul University College of Law
Howard Spiegler spoke at a DePaul University College of Law symposium, co-sponsored by the Center for Art, Museum and Cultural Heritage Law, entitled “Acquiring and Maintaining Collections of Cultural Objects: Challenges Confronting American Museums in the 21st Century.”
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Life Insurance Settlement Association's Compliance Conference
September 25, 2008 -- Life Insurance Settlement Association
Jule Rousseau spoke on litigation at the Life Insurance Settlement Association’s Compliance Conference in Las Vegas.
State Immunity, Anti-Seizure and Customary International Law
July 17-18, 2008 -- Institute of Art and Law and the Foundation for International Cultural Diplomacy
Charles Goldstein and Howard Spiegler spoke at this conference on Russian trophy art and the Malevich case, respectively.
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Real Estate Litigation in New York
July 15, 2008 -- Lorman Education Services
Ray Hannigan moderated this panel on "how to navigate the minefields of real estate litigation"
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Acquiring and Profiting from Distressed Real Estate Loans
June 25, 2008 -- Hosted by Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Ackman-Ziff and Glenmere Capital Partners, LLC
Gary Eisenberg and Paul Rubin spoke on this panel moderated by Andrew Gold.
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In-House Attorney-Client Privilege
June 24, 2008 -- American Corporate Counsel Association
Ron Levine spoke at the American Corporate Counsel Association’s "Annual Ethics Program." He spoke on a panel entitled, “In-House Attorney-Client Privilege.”
The Consequences of a Failure to Implement Anti-Money Laundering Controls
June 18, 2008 -- Financial Controls & Risk Forum 2008
David Rosenfield presented "The Consequences of a Failure to Implement Anti-Money Laundering Controls" at Gotham Media Ventures' "Financial Controls & Risk Forum 2008: Institutional Vulnerabilities and Due Diligence" in New York City.
Plundered Patrimony: The Systematic Theft of Europe by the Nazis and Communists
June 12, 2008 -- University of Miami and Herencia Cultural Cubana
Mari-Claudia Jiménez was a panelist at a conference presented by the University of Miami and Herencia Cultural Cubana (Cuban Cultural Heritage Committee) entitled “Plundered Patrimony: The Systematic Theft of Europe by the Nazis and Communists”.
Stolen Art Seminar
May 9-10, 2008 -- Union Internationale des Avocats
Howard Spiegler spoke on stolen art at a seminar sponsored by the Union Internationale des Avocats, the American Bar Association and the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados del Senorio de Vizcaya in Bilbao, Spain.
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Acquiring and Profiting from Distressed Real Estate Loans
May 8, 2008 -- Hosted by Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Gary Eisenberg and Paul Rubin spoke on this panel moderated by Andrew Gold.
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Surprise Government Interviews - A Case Study
April 16, 2008 -- Association of Corporate Counsel
David Rosenfield presented at the Annual Compliance Seminar of the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), New York City.
Protecting Your Company in Global Product Litigation
April 9-11, 2008 -- PLAC
Susan Dwyer spoke on crisis management and communication at this conference.
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When the Sky Falls... Lessons Learned in Crisis Management
April 7, 2008
Herrick, in association with the ACC Greater NY Chapter, presented a seminar on the importance of preparing for and managing an organizational crisis.
Special Problems to Consider in a Bankruptcy Scenario
March 18, 2008 -- Commercial Real Estate Finance in Challenging Times
Paul Rubin spoke at a CLE seminar about "Special Problems to Consider in a Bankruptcy Scenario."
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The Impact of Capital Markets on the Real Estate Industry Today
February 14, 2008 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and AIG
Herrick co-sponsored, along with AIG subsidiary Lexington Insurance, a seminar about what is going to happen in the debt and equity markets in 2008.
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Restitution of Nazi-looted Art: View from the United States
October 31 - November 4, 2007 -- Congress of the Union Internationale des Avocats
Howard Spiegler spoke at the annual Congress of the Union Internationale des Avocats in Paris on Nazi-looted art issues from an American perspective.
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Mediation Settlement Day
October 18, 2007 -- FINRA Dispute Resolution
Judge Milton Mollen served as the honorary chair and the keynote speaker for the Mediation Settlement Day kick-off event.
Avoiding Litigation with Condominium Boards and Unit Purchasers: A Toolbox for Sponsors, Developers and Investors
June 7, 2007 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted this breakfast program for sponsors, developers and investors to learn how to deal with issues and protect themselves from litigation.
Purchase and Sale of Bankruptcy Claims
April 13, 2007 -- Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference
Paul Rubin spoke for the New Jersey State Bar Association at the Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference about "Purchase and Sale of Bankruptcy Claims."
Mixed Use Development Leasing & Management
January 26, 2007 -- Premier National Summit on Mixed Use Development Leasing & Management
Mary Ellen Shuttleworth spoke at the Premier National Summit on Mixed Use Development Leasing & Management in New York.
Don’t Court Disaster
November 2-3, 2006 -- Excess Lines Association of New York
Jonathan Kline was a presenter for E&O Mock Trial “Don’t Court Disaster” on behalf of the Excess Lines Association of New York.
The Treasures of Culture -- Lost and Displaced
November 14, 2005 -- Moscow - International Conference
Lawrence Kaye spoke on his art law experience in a speech entitled “Litigating Cultural Property Claims in the United States and Europe: A U.S. Lawyer’s Perspective."
Strategies for the Future of Culture: Dresden in Global Context
Fall 2005 -- Dresden
Lawrence Kaye spoke at this symposium on the topic "Protecting and Preserving the Ownership of Art and Cultural Property through Legal Channels" at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.
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American Litigation to Recover Cultural Property: Obstacles, Options, and a Proposal
1999 -- MacDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Howard Spiegler spoke at the Macdonald Institute for Archaeological Research symposium entitled "American Litigation to Recover Cultural Property: Obstacles, Options and a Proposal."
TIPS and Products Liability Sections
American Bar Association
Alan Kaplan spoke on product liability at the ABA.