October 25, 2022
9:55 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $30. No charge for law students, court staff, and judges. Apply for a complementary registration here.
The Fall 2022 Symposium includes three panels: (1) review of the most recent term of the United States Supreme Court and a look at significant civil cases for the upcoming term; (2) discussion of employment arbitration and the Supreme Court’s opinion in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana; and (3) the complex defense of qualified immunity, which arises in most civil rights cases and can delay a case for years while the defendants appeal.
- Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law
- Michael Rubin, Partner, Altshuler Berzon LLP
- Paul W. Cane, Jr., Senior Counsel, Paul Hastings LLP
- Judge William H. Orrick III, Northern District Court
- Professor Karen Blum, Professor Emerita and Research Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School
- Michael J. Haddad, Partner, Haddad & Sherwin LLP
- Gregory M. Fox, Partner, Bertrand, Fox, Elliot, Ozman & Wenzel LLP
9:55 am – 10:00 am
Welcome and Introduction: Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr.
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Supreme Court Roundup: A review of the most recent term of the United States Supreme Court and a look at significant civil cases for the upcoming term, with noted constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law.
10:45 am – 10:55 am
10:55 am – 11:50 am
Federal Arbitration Act preemption of California’s Private Attorney General Act: A discussion of employment arbitration and the Supreme Court’s opinion in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, with Plaintiff’s Counsel in the case, Michael Rubin, and prominent defense attorney Paul Cane, moderated by Judge William H. Orrick III.
11:50 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Qualified Immunity: The defense of qualified immunity arises in most civil rights cases, and can delay a case for years while the defendants appeal a denial of qualified immunity. Learn about this complex defense from prominent experts. Suffolk University Professor Karen Blum, a nationally recognized scholar and co-author of Police Misconduct: Law and Litigation, discusses qualified immunity. Professor Blum teaches regularly on the topic, to lawyers and judges around the nation. Michael J. Haddad gives the Plaintiff’s perspective and Gregory M. Fox gives the Defendants’ perspective on this complex defense.
3 Hours CLE (general)
Venue: Via Zoom
Zoom links will be emailed to registrants the day before the event.