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Commercial & Business Litigation


Information about upcoming events and more on the Commercial & Business Litigation Committee's announcement page.

CBL Leadership Opportunities in the 2022–23 Bar Year

The CBL Co-Chairs appoint subcommittee chairs and other leaders for the bar year, but there are a few openings remaining. If you are interested in becoming a subcommittee chair, Practice Points editor, or website editor for the bar year, please let CBL Co-Chairs Jim Abrams, Paula Bagger, Mark Romance, and Zachary Newman know.

Monthly Committee Conference Call

The committee's monthly calls are typically held at 3 p.m. ET on the third Wednesday of each month. A Zoom link and dial-in information will be provided to Committee members via an email from the CBL Communities page a few days prior to each monthly call. Be sure to register in your account on the CBL Communities page to receive email notifications.

Announcements: Programs & CLE

Upcoming programs with registration links will be posted here.

Announcements: Other

CBL is proud to announce that its own Conna A. Weiner,  co-chair of its Intellectual Property Litigation Subcommittee and former co-chair of its ADR Subcommittee, has co-authored a new edition of an ABA publication titled Commercial Mediation Practice Guide: A Practical Handbook for Lawyers and their Business Clients (American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section). The handbook was co-authored with Bennet G. Picker, former partner and now senior counsel at Stradley Ronen Stevens & Young.

The handbook provides a comprehensive study, current thinking and recommendations on suitability, psychological preparation and advocacy of commercial mediation issues. The handbook, which is in its third edition and substantially updates and refocuses previous versions, has been called by one reviewer as “simply the best resource available and a must-have for all commercial litigators.” It is aimed not only at lawyers and mediators but also business clients participating in commercial mediations. The handbook includes case studies and sections specifically addressing best practices in connection with virtual, deal, IP, insurance, class action and multi-party mediations, as well as best practices for mediations occurring before a litigation or arbitration is filed.  

Learn more information about the handbook, along with ordering information:  Commercial Mediation Practice Guide: A Practical Handbook for Lawyers and their Business Clients, Third Edition.

Seeking Contributors

As always, the Committee welcomes article ideas and updates on legal developments for both its website and newsletter:

  • For Newsletter article submissions, ideas, and information, please contact our newsletter editor-in-chief, Joseph C. Merschman
  •  For Practice Points submissions, please contact our website editor-in-chief Charles W. Stotter. For website submissions, please contact Charles W. Stotter.
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