Gregory D. Miller was a panelist for the National Conference Institute’s 26th National Advanced Forum on Bad Faith Litigation, November 21-22, 2013, in Miami, Florida. This annual forum shapes the future of bad faith litigation strategies for outside counsel, in-house counsel and claims professionals in the insurance industry. Greg’s panel: Discovery Requests: Defining Permissible Limits Within the Scope of Discovery, was focused on what is permissible within the scope of discovery, and related topics.
Michael J. P. Schewe was a panelist at the annual New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) meeting, May 15–17, 2013, in Atlantic City, NJ. The May 15 panel discussion: Hot Topics in Immigration Law (Young Lawyers Track; Young Lawyers Division), covered 5-6 "hot" topics in immigration law, including (i) the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") program; (ii) the Provisional Waiver Rule and Prosecutorial Discretion; (iii) the volume of H-1B filings under the Fiscal Year 2014 cap – what does it tell us about the U.S. economy? The future of the H-1B quota?; (iv) representing foreign national clients in municipal and criminal matters in a post-Padilla world; (v) USCIS' release of the new Form I-9 and some practical considerations for employer compliance; and (vi) Comprehensive Immigration Reform – will this become a reality in President Obama's second term?
Michael J. P. Schewe presented a program on immigration law for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Gateway Chapter, on Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Opera Solutions, 10 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ. The program “The New I-9 Form and Potential Changes to Employment-Based Immigration” covered a range of topics, including: New work authorization for Registered Provisional Immigrants; Proposed W-Visa or “Guest Worker Program"; Expansion of the H-1B cap with reference to the most recent cap season (2013); The new recruitment requirement; Best practice tips for avoiding discrimination of immigrants in the context of employment; other topics and Q&A session.
Shelly Finkelstein moderated a program at the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s Annual Meeting in Chicago on April 25, 2013. The program: “Practicing in the Aftermath of Disaster,” was focused on the real world experiences of attorneys and jurists in addressing and solving the challenges to the legal system posed by Hurricane Katrina, September 11, 2001 and most recently, Super Storm Sandy. In addition to Shelly, the panel included the Hon. Ivan L.R. Lemelle, who serves as a federal judge in New Orleans, together with practitioners from Louisiana, New York and New Jersey. Shelly has been active in various capacities in the ABA for decades and presently serves as Co-Chair of the Section’s Book Publishing Board.
Gregory D. Miller was a panelist at the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation Insurance Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, February 27 -- March 2, 2013, in Tucson, Arizona. Topic: “The Impact of Foreclosure and Other Economic Factors on Insurance Coverage and Measurement.”
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