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Upcoming Roundtables

The Bounds of Sex - The Supreme Court's Review Next Term of Title VII's Breadth

Tuesday, June 25 | 3:00-4:00 PM ET | LGBT Law & Litigator and Commercial & Business Litigation Committees | On April 22, the Supreme Court accepted review of three cases that present the issue of whether the prohibition of employment discrimination on account of sex under Title VII extends to sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. In honor of Pride Month, Joshua Matz, Counsel at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP, a former law clerk to Justice Kennedy and Supreme Court practitioner; joined by a Cory Struble, an associate at Quinn Emanuel, who is a litigator and has been involved Title VII litigation raising this issue; and Jocelyn Samuels, the Executive Director of the Williams Institute at UCLA Law School, a premier LGBTQ think tank, will discuss the impact of such discrimination on workers, strategies to appeal to the Justices, potential outcomes and their impact on litigation strategies to protect LGBTQ workers and to pursue other LGBTQ rights protections. The Roundtable will be moderated by MC Sungaila, a partner at Haynes & Boone and appellate practitioner.

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A Discussion with Chief Judge Stark of the District of Delaware

Thursday, June 27 | 12:00-1:00 PM ET | Business Torts Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Committees| In this Roundtable, Chief Judge Stark will answer questions regarding the busy patent litigation docket in the District of Delaware, his approach to procedural and substantive issues of interest, and his general thoughts on the state of patent litigation.

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Automotive Supplier Product Liability: Requirements and Risks

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET | Products Liability Committee | This Roundtable will discuss product liability risks applicable to businesses that supply hardware and/or software to automobile manufacturers. Specifically, the program will identify reporting requirements applicable to part suppliers and OEMs (“original equipment manufacturers”), and will review current penalties for failure to meet these requirements. The program will include a discussion of scenarios that might arise if parts suppliers need to meet all requirements currently applicable to OEMs, and will conclude with case studies focusing on recent matters involving supplier noncompliance.

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Tips for Young Lawyers on Identifying and Working with Experts

Thursday, July 10 | 12:30-1:30 PM ET | Expert Witnesses Committee | Join the ABA Section of Litigation for a Roundtable on practical tips for young lawyers to identify and work with expert witnesses. The program will cover the nuts and bolts of identifying and retaining the right experts, and will provide an overview of best practices when working with expert witnesses. The panelists will include Bonnie Lau, partner at Dentons LLP, Stephen Myers, partner at Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC, Michal Malkiewicz, managing director at Ankura, and Luna Barrington, senior associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. The Roundtable will be moderated by Eric Hochstadt, partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.

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Class Action Strategy and Practice: How to File and Certify a Class

Thursday, July 11 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET | Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee | This program will explain how to investigate and file a class action and how to prepare for and win class certification.

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Strategic, Practical and Ethical Issues in Settling Mass Torts

Wednesday, July 31 | 12:30-1:30 PM ET | Mass Torts Litigation Committee | This Roundtable will cover the issues and challenges presented in settling mass torts, including balancing defendants' desire and need for finality, the ethical issues faced by counsel representing multiple plaintiffs, the right of individual plaintiffs to make fully informed, independent decisions, and the proper role of courts outside of the class action context.

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