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A Look Back, and a Look Forward: A Discussion with Three Former SEC Commissioners

Sponsored by the Federalist Society's Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice Group Wednesday, June 01, 12:00 PMNational Press Club - Conference Rooms
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

Please join us for a panel discussion at the National Press Club featuring former SEC Commissioners Paul S. Atkins, Annette L. Nazareth and Troy A. Paredes. The former Commissioners will reflect on their tenures at the SEC and also provide their perspectives on several of today’s most important financial regulatory issues and questions.


  • Hon. Paul S. Atkins, Chief Executive, Patomak Global Partners, LLC (SEC Commissioner 2002-2008)
  • Hon. Annette L. Nazareth, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (SEC Commissioner 2005-2008)
  • Hon. Troy A. Paredes, Founder, Paredes Strategies LLC (SEC Commissioner 2008-2013)
  • Moderator: Jeffrey T. Dinwoodie, Associate, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

National Security, Individual Liberty, and You

Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter Thursday, June 02, 08:15 AMMarquette University Law School
Ray and Kay Eckstein Hall
Milwaukee, WI 53201


  • Alex Abdo, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union Speech, Privacy and Technology Project
  • Stewart A. Baker, Steptoe & Johnson and former first Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Homeland Security
  • Hon. Steven M. Biskupic, Biskupic & Jacobs; Adjunct Professor, Marquette University Law School; and former U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Edward A. Flynn, Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department
  • Mike Gousha, Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy, Marquette University Law School
  • Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, of counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton; former Attorney General of the United States; and former U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York
  • Janan Najeeb, President, Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition
  • Faiza Patel, Co-Director, Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law
  • Hon. Pamela Pepper, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Hon. Jim Sensenbrenner, U.S. Representative, 5th Congressional District of Wisconsin

Speech Code for Lawyers?

Free Speech & Election Law, Litigation, and Professional Responsibilities & Legal Education Practice Groups Teleforum Friday, June 03, 01:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

The American Bar Association (ABA) model rules of conduct have long wrestled with regulating the intersection of discrimination and the law of lawyering. The current model rules forbid discrimination in the practice of law only as a comment to the prohibition on lawyer conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice. After much discussion and pressure, the ABA has proposed expanding the language to become new model rule 8.4 (g). If enacted, this rule would prohibit (in its own right) discrimination or harassment by a lawyer engaged in the practice of law against a list of protected classes, including ethnicity, gender identity, and marital status. Perhaps anticipating a challenge, the new rule's comment states that the new rule does not apply to non-lawyer conduct or activities protected by the first amendment and also exempts times when references to such protected groups and facts are needed to effectively represent a client. However, this new rule would apply to all conduct at primarily firm and legal events, including firm related social events.

What is discrimination or harassment over socioeconomic status? Since this rule applies to social settings, where is the line to be drawn and what chilling effect might be created? What about free speech and free association? To aid in our understanding, this Teleforum welcomes free speech expert Eugene Volokh of UCLA law who has written extensively on this subject.


  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Happy Hour

Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter Thursday, June 09, 05:30 PMCounty Clare
1234 N Astor St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Annual Federalist Society Reception at the Florida Bar's Annual Meeting

Orlando Lawyers Chapter Thursday, June 16, 06:30 PMHilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln
Orlando, FL 32821
You are cordially invited to the Annual Federalist Society Reception at the Florida Bar's Annual Meeting.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Florida Bar
Celebrating the Rule of Law, Honoring Hon. Jorge Labarga's tenure as SCOFL Chief Justice

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