Commercial & Business Litigation


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

CBL Leadership Opportunities in the 2020–21 Bar Year

The CBL Co-Chairs are appointing subcommittee chairs and other leaders for the upcoming 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 new bar year, please let CBL Co-Chairs Jim Abrams, Paula Bagger, Ali Razzaghi, and Marc J. Zucker 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 ABA Connect email a few days prior to each monthly call.

Announcements: Events & CLE

Recent Developments and Hot Topics in Securities Litigation
Tuesday, November 10, 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Please join us for an engaging discussion of recent legal developments in securities litigation. We will highlight recent decisions by the Supreme Court and other federal courts across the nation. Topics include:

  • disgorgement after Liu v. SEC, how much is enough?;
  • is the insider trading "personal benefit" rule dead?; and
  • where we are now, extraterritoriality since the time of Morrison.

Our panelists are nationally renowned attorneys  in the field.  Robert W. Pommer III and Ronald G. White represent their clients in a broad range of securities-related enforcement and compliance issues before federal governmental agencies. S. Douglas Bunch has prosecuted precedent-setting cases for the plaintiff’s side.

Register today!

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.

Join the Discussion at the Section's LinkedIn Page

The CBL's LinkedIn Group has established a LinkedIn page, through which CBL members can engage in a lively forum for debate and discussion about the latest developments in commercial and business litigation. All members of the CBL may and should request to be members of the CBL's LinkedIn page and participate in the discussion by responding to and sharing posts and links. Membership requests should be made through the CBL's LinkedIn page and will be sent to the current Young Lawyer Subcommittee Chairs. Please review the CBL's LinkedIn Policy for information on the CBLs administration of the LinkedIn page, posting rules and guidelines, and enforcement and monitoring.

Committee FAQs Now Available

The committee has released answers to your frequently asked questions. They are available here. Please note that some information and hyperlinks on the CBL FAQs may be out of date; the FAQs are in the process of being updated. In the interim, if you have any questions about FAQ content or need updated information, please contact CBL’s website editor-in-chief, Charles W. Stotter