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Advice From the Experts: Successful Strategies for Winning Commercial Cases in New York State Courts

Friday, May 4, 2012, 9:00 AM -- 5:00 PM

Registration for this course is now closed.

Intended Audience:

Registrants paying full member/non-member fee receive a copy of the critically acclaimed 6-volume Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, published by NYCLA and Thomson Reuters, and a CD-ROM containing forms and jury instructions – a $660.00 retail value.  

The books will be shipped directly to the address you indicate AFTER the date of the program. Books will not be available at the program.

Location: 14 Vesey Street, 2d Floor Auditorium

Course ID: C05042012

Number of Sessions: 1

Credits: 8 MCLE Credits: : 1.5 Ethics; 3 Skills; 3.5 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional
8 MCLE Credits

Course Description:

Join Program Chair Robert HaigKelley Drye & Warren LLP,  and an extraordinary faculty of eight distinguished judges, 27 well-known commercial litigators, and six prominent in-house counsel for major corporations who will provide practical advice and strategies for winning commercial cases in New York State courts. 

The program will begin with a discussion of the strategic issues involved in case investigation and evaluation.  The next topic will be the effective handling of motions to dismiss and for summary judgment.  The program includes a discussion of current discovery issues.  Also covered will be attorney-client and work product privileges and ethics for business litigators.  Trial advocacy and the use of expert testimony will be discussed in detail.  The program concludes with insights into the client's perspective of business litigation.

This program will use an exciting, interactive format.  The speakers will focus on strategies and practical advice for maximizing the effectiveness of each stage of the litigation.  In particular, they will discuss techniques for advancing a client's interests as well as potential pitfalls or traps for the unwary.

This program is designed for both newly admitted attorneys seeking an overview of commercial litigation in New York State courts and experienced attorneys seeking to refine and update their litigation skills. 


Program Chair: Robert L. Haig, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP


Commercial Division Justices:  Eileen Bransten, Bernard J. Fried, Barbara R. Kapnick, Shirley Werner Kornreich, Jeffrey K. Oing, Ann T. Pfau, Melvin L. Schweitzer

Appellate Division Justice: Helen E. Freedman

Commercial Litigators: Stewart D. Aaron, Arnold & Porter LLP; Robert M. Abrahams, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP; Thomas A. Arena, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP;  Mitchell J. Auslander, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP; Steven M. Bierman, Sidley Austin LLP; Bruce E. Fader, Proskauer Rose LLP; Michael S. Feldberg, Allen & Overy LLP; Thomas F. Fleming, Kaye Scholer LLP; Laura B. Hoguet, Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP; Robert J. Jossen, Dechert LLP; Brad S. Karp, Paul, Weiss, RifkindWharton & Garrison LLP; James B. Kobak, Jr., Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; Harvey Kurzweil, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP; Michael C. Lasky, Davis & Gilbert LLP; Michael C. Lynch, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP; Stephen S. Madsen, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Gregory A. Markel, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; Wayne C. Matus, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Barry R. Ostrager, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP; James W. Quinn, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Alan I. Raylesberg, Chadbourne & Parke LLP; Jeffrey A. Rosenthal, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Jay G. Safer, Locke Lord LLP; Amelia T.R. Starr, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; James L. Stengel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; James P. Tallon, Shearman & Sterling LLP; Richard A. Williamson, Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP

In House Counsel: Marla F. Alhadeff, Managing Director, Head of Civil Litigation and Associate General Counsel, The Bank of New York Mellon; Kenneth G. Crowley, Deputy General Counsel, UBS Financial Services Inc.; Mark C. Morril, Senior. Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Viacom Inc. ; Sara E. Moss, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.; Richard P. Swanson, General Counsel, York Capital Management; and Jeffrey M. Zimmerman, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Time Warner Cable Inc.

Click here to download a PDF version of the course materials

Any attendee whose application for Tuition Assistance is approved will NOT receive a copy of the six-volume treatise Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts. Tuition Assistance for qualified attorneys helps defray the cost of the CLE program only.


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