Summer Happy Hour

Michigan Lawyers Chapter Monday, August 31, 2015 05:00 PMDetroit Beer Company
1529 Broadway Street
Detroit, MI 48226

This event has no agenda except camaraderie, so we hope you can join us for an hour or two after work.


Landmark NLRB Ruling on Joint Employers

Labor & Employment Law Practice Group Teleforum Monday, August 31, 2015 01:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

In what is being described as a "landmark" ruling by the National Labor Relations Board, a divided NLRB has changed a decades-long approach and made it easier for contract and temporary workers to unionize. The NLRB decision expands the traditional definition of "employee" to include shift workers, contract workers, and other temporary employees. What will the decision mean for workers and employers? Will it impact franchisers? Will it lead to more contested matters, as the NLRB has suggested that it will make further determinations on a case-by-case basis? These and other questions, including questions from the audience, will be addressed on our Teleforum call.


  • Mr. Michael J. Lotito, Co-Chairman, Workplace Policy Institute and Shareholder, Littler Mendelson PC

Dodd-Frank Lawsuit to Continue

Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Teleforum Friday, August 28, 2015 01:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

On July 24, 2015, the D.C. Circuit Court issued an opinion allowing a challenge to the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and of the recess appointment of its director to continue. Our expert will discuss the implications of this decision and other recent developments in Dodd-Frank Act litigation.

  • Gregory F. Jacob, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Supreme Court Round-Up

Tampa Bay Lawyers Chapter Thursday, August 27, 2015 12:00 PMThe Tampa Club
Bank of America Plaza
101 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 4200
Tampa, FL 33602


  • Gregory G. Katsas - Partner, Jones Day; Formerly Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division and Acting Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

What Is the Federalist Society?

Arizona State Student Chapter Thursday, August 27, 2015 12:00 AMTempe, AZ 85287


  • Jennifer Perkins, Office of the Arizona Attorney General

Liberty's First Crisis: Adams, Jefferson, and the Misfits Who Saved Free Speech

Free Speech & Election Law Practice Group Teleforum Wednesday, August 26, 2015 02:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

When the United States government passed the Bill of Rights in 1791, its uncompromising protection of speech and of the press were unlike anything the world had ever seen before. But by 1798, the once-dazzling young republic of the United States was on the verge of collapse: Partisanship gripped the weak federal government, British seizures threatened American goods and men on the high seas, and war with France seemed imminent as its own democratic revolution deteriorated into terror. Suddenly, the First Amendment, which protected harsh commentary of the weak government, no longer seemed as practical. So that July, President John Adams and the Federalists in control of Congress passed an extreme piece of legislation that made criticism of the government and its leaders a crime punishable by heavy fines and jail time. Liberty’s First Crisis tells the story of the 1798 Sedition Act, the crucial moment when high ideals met real-world politics and the country’s future hung in the balance. Author Charles Slack will discuss his latest book and answer questions from the audience.