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Supreme Court Bankruptcy Round Up - October Term 2014

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice Group Teleforum Monday, July 27, 2015 03:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

The Supreme Court issued a number of notable opinions in the area of bankruptcy law during the recently concluded term. Our experts will offer their analysis on recent developments in the field and take questions from a call-in audience.

  • Prof. Thomas Plank, Joel A. Katz Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Prof. Zvi Rosen Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law
  • Prof. David Skeel, S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

2015 Backyard Dinner

Kansas City Lawyers Chapter Sunday, July 26, 2015 06:00 PM1112 Brynwood Court
Lawrence, KS 66049

Brief remarks by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt

Summer Cocktail Party

Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter Thursday, July 23, 2015 05:30 PMThe Milwaukee Club
706 North Jefferson Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

The Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and
Public Policy Studies
Cordially Invites You to a Summer Cocktail Party
Hosted by Michael W. Grebe and
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

Crime and Politics: Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules in "John Doe" Investigation

Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Teleforum Thursday, July 23, 2015 01:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

On Thursday July 16, 2015, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued an opinion and order ending the long running “John Doe” investigation into potential violations of Wisconsin campaign finance law and whether candidates and outside groups illegally “coordinated” spending. In mid-June of 2015, a young political consultant was sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison for illegally coordinating between a congressional campaign and a SuperPAC. The U.S. Department of Justice also recently announced it will look carefully at allegations of coordination between candidate and outside groups. What does all of this mean? Where is the law heading on this? Are civil and criminal investigations into campaign activity going to be increasing?

  • Allen Dickerson, Legal Director, Center for Competitive Politics
  • Edward D. Greim, Partner, Graves Garrett LLC
  • Tara Malloy Senior Counsel, Campaign Legal Center
  • Moderator: Jason Torchinsky, Holtzman Vogel Josefiak PLLC

Overtime Regulations, Independent Contractor Misclassification and Other Developments at DOL

Labor & Employment Practice Group Teleforum Wednesday, July 22, 2015 01:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

July has been a busy month for DOL. On July 6th, DOL published proposed revisions to the “white collar” overtime regulations which would more than double the minimum salary level required for exemption. On July 10th, DOL defended its 2011 tip credit regulations before the Ninth Circuit in Oregon Restaurant & Lodging v. Perez. Last week, on July 15th, DOL issued new guidance – an “Administrator’s Interpretation” – concluding that “most” workers are employees, not independent contractors. A decision on the validity of DOL’s home care worker regulations is expected any day from the D.C. Circuit in Home Care Association v. Weil, and in August, DOL is expected to issue a request for information on the use of electronic devices by overtime-protected employees outside of scheduled work hours. In this teleforum, the Bush Administration’s wage-hour team at DOL will provide a briefing on these developments and discuss what else we can expect from DOL over the next 18 months.

  • Paul DeCamp, Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Alexander J. Passantino, Seyfarth & Shaw