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Breakfast with Shon Hopwood

DC Young Lawyers Chapter Tuesday, February 28, 08:00 AMThe Federalist Society
1776 I St NW
Suite #300
Washington, DC 20006


  • Shon Hopwood, Teaching Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center & Author of Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption

Freddie & Fannie Shareholder Litigation Update

Litigation Practice Group Teleforum Thursday, March 02, 02:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

During the 2008 financial crisis, Congress provided Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with billions of dollars in emergency funds to keep them afloat, supplemented by the investments of private investors who bet that these entities would return to profitability. In 2012, just as Fannie and Freddie were indeed becoming profitable again, the Government instituted a "net worth sweep" that required them to remit to the government nearly all of their profits every quarter. Fannie and Freddie have paid the government over $246 billion so far. In the process, the stock was rendered virtually worthless. Investors filed myriad lawsuits as the net worth sweep came into effect. After four years of litigation and an initial dismissal by the district court, the D.C. Circuit has now largely affirmed but also sent key contract-based claims for monetary relief back to the district court for further review. This Teleforum discusses this historic litigation, its implications for the housing market and the proper role of the Government, and the investors' prospects for success on their claims.


  • John Carney, Editor, Breitbart News
  • Jason A. Levine, Litigation Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP 

Debate: U.S. Supreme Court Justices Should be Subject to Term Limits

Dallas Lawyers Chapter Tuesday, March 07, 05:30 PMThe Debate Chamber at Old Parkland
3819 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

Join the National Constitution Center along with the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society for

Debate: U.S. Supreme Court Justices Should be Subject to Term Limits


  • Alan Morrison - Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law, GW Law
  • Stephen Vladeck - Professor, University of Texas School of Law
  • John Eastman -  Director, Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, Chapman University Fowler School of Law
  • Ward Farnsworth Dean, The University of Texas School of Law

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