Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Symposium Oct. 21 at Brooklyn Law School: Globalization of the U.S. Litigation Model

From the LSN professional announcements.  Notice our fellow blogger Robin Effron is one of the commentators.

--PHM

IBL Symposium: Globalization of the United States Litigation Model

Friday, October 21, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Subotnick Center, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn

CO-SPONSORS: The Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law was established by Brooklyn Law School to provide students with the opportunity to study and shape international business law and policy, drawing upon its faculty's depth of scholarship, experience, and strong international and business law curriculum. It sponsors outstanding symposia that bring together leading practitioners, government officials, and legal scholars from around the world to discuss topics including securities regulation, trade, banking, and intellectual property law.

For over three decades, the Brooklyn Journal of International Law has demonstrated a commitment to publishing substantive, scholarly articles, making it one of the top-ranked international journals in the nation. Published three times a year, the journal features articles on public and private international law by leading authors from academia, government, and private practice.

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM: Globalization has led to greater connectivity, interdependence, and economic integration. As a result, this has exposed some plaintiffs and defendants as global participants to different litigation systems.

Given the importance of the United States in the process of globalization and the extent to which the United States relies on litigation in various contexts, its litigation system is viewed by some as a model-one to be either imitated or avoided. For example, the United States is generally more receptive to litigation as a means of protecting injured investors or as a tool of corporate governance, as in the use of collective actions through class litigation and derivative lawsuits. In addition, entrepreneurial lawyers are an important part of the litigation model.

The symposium brings together scholars to discuss how the U.S. model has or has not influenced the development of other litigation systems. Three sessions will focus on procedural issues, securities litigation and enforcement, and derivative litigation.

AGENDA:
8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am Welcoming Remarks

Michael A. Gerber, Interim Dean and Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Arthur Pinto, Co-Director, Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law; Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

9:30am Procedural Issues

Linda J. Silberman, Martin Lipton Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Sergio J. Campos, Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law

Antonio Gidi, Assistant Professor of Law, The University of Houston Law Center

Commentator: Robin Effron, Associate Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

11:15am Securities Litigation and Enforcement

Eugenio J. Cardenas, Doctor of the Science of Law (JSD) Candidate, Stanford Law School

Poonam Puri, Associate Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School York University

Manning G. Warren III, H. Edward Harter Chair of Commercial Law, Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville

Commentator: James Park, Associate Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

12:45pm Luncheon

2:00pm Derivative Litigation

Arad Reisberg, Reader in Corporate and Financial Law & Vice Dean (Research), Director, UCL Centre for Commercial Law, Faculty of Laws, University College London

Martin Gelter, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

Daniel W. Puchniak, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Commentator: Minor Myers Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School


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