September 20, 2016

Our Mini-Theme: The 2016 Business Law Section Annual Meeting

The Business Law Section welcomed more than 1,660 attendees to Boston, Massachusetts, September 8–11, for the 2016 Business Law Section Annual Meeting. The Boston Marriott Copley Place and Westin Copley Place hosted a wide variety of programs on topics ranging from “The Life Cycle of Intercreditor Agreements—From Cradle to Grave” to “Why Insurance Is Only Boring Until It Matters—Insurance Law for the Generalist” to “Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Who They Are, Why They Flee, and How You Can Help” to “Ethical Issues under Beneficial Ownership Rules for Attorneys Representing Closely Held Business Organization.”

Attendees were offered the opportunity to start their days with a guided run or walk through Boston with the Business Law Section Health Club or begin with lively breakfast discussions hosted by the Business Breakfast Club, First-Timer Club, and Pro Bono Committee. The Section Luncheon was highlighted by the passing of the gavel from Business Law Section Chair William B. Rosenberg to Chair-Elect William D. Johnston, and keynote speaker Richard W. Pound, Business Law Section leader and former Olympian who helped build the Olympic Games into the multibillion dollar enterprise it is today. The Section Dinner held at the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse, Committee dinners and receptions, and the Suite Crawl offered festive conclusions to productive days of CLE programs and committee meetings.

The 2016 Business Law Section Annual Meeting Program Materials Library

Those unable to attend the Annual Meeting and those who would like to enjoy even more Annual Meeting programming can access the written materials and audio recordings shortly from more than 85 Committee-sponsored CLE programs in the Program Materials Library.

The 2017 Business Law Section Spring Meeting

Registration for the 2017 Business Law Section Spring Meeting, which will be held from April 6–8, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana, is now open.