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U.S. Supreme Court Round-Up: A Review of the 2009-10 Term

Austin Lawyers Chapter
Start : Wednesday, August 04, 2010 11:30 AM
End : Wednesday, August 04, 2010 01:00 PM

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Location:
Sullivan’s Steakhouse
300 Colorado Street
Austin, TX

Featured Speakers:
Gregory Coleman
Edward Dawson

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Speakers: 

  • Greg Coleman, Yetter Coleman
  • Ed Dawson, Yetter Coleman

Greg Coleman is head of the appellate practice at Yetter Coleman LLP, the only litigation boutique on the National Law Journal's Appellate Hot List of the top 20 appellate practices in the nation. Mr. Coleman has argued cases in appellate courts at all levels throughout the country, including several in the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Coleman served as the first Solicitor General for the State of Texas and headed Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's national appellate practice group. He clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court and for Judge Edith Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In 2009, he argued two of the most-watched cases of that year's Supreme Court term, Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District No. 1 v. Holder (Voting Rights Act) and Ricci v. DeStefano (discrimination against white and Hispanic firefighters).
Ed Dawson is also a partner in the Austin office of Yetter Coleman LLP, where his practice focuses on complex appeals. He has represented corporations and individuals in a variety of matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States. In 2008 and 2009, he was named a Rising Star in the field of appellate practice by Texas Monthly magazine. He clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court and for Judge Edward Carnes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
The 2009-10 Term produced several important decisions, including Citizens United v. FEC (campaign finance), McDonald v. City of Chicago (Second Amendment), and Christian Legal Society Chapter v. Martinez (public university funding for religious organization). Mr. Coleman and Mr. Dawson will give us an overview of these and other significant cases and comment on trends seen in the Court's recent jurisprudence.

Registration details: Cost is $20 for Federalist Society members, $25 for non-members.
1.0 hour of CLE credit pending
R.S.V.P. by Monday, August 2, to gverlander@ywcllp.com or (512) 533-0125
If you R.S.V.P. and do not cancel, you may still be charged for your lunch if you do not attend.
We strongly encourage you to pay in advance by mailing your check made out to "The Federalist Society" to Yetter, Warden & Coleman, L.L.P., Attn. Gina Verlander, 221 W. 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Valet parking at Sullivan's is available free of charge to attendees.