Video: The ACS 10th Anniversary National Convention

Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Different Ways to Make a Difference: Nontraditional Lawyers and Their Impact on the Law" featuring:

  • Ruben Bolling, Cartoonist, Tom the Dancing Bug
  • Lisa Brown, Executive Director, Government Reform for Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative, Moderator
  • Barry Eisler, Author, Thrillers including The Lost Coast (2011) and Inside Out (2010)
  • Seema Gajwani, Program Officer for Criminal and Juvenile Justice, Public Welfare Foundation
  • Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate
  • Eric Liu, Co-Founder, The True Patriot Network
  • Matthew McGough, Author, Screenwriter, including episodes for NBC's "Law and Order"

"Gala Dinner Featured Speaker: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder"

Friday, June 17, 2011

"Plenary Panel: Text, History, and Principle: What Our Constitution Means and How to Interpret It" featuring:

  • Akhil Reed Amar, Professor of Law, Yale Law School
  • Joan Biskupic, Author of biographies of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (2005) and Justice Antonin Scalia (2009); Legal Affairs Correspondent, USA Today
  • Pamela S. Karlan, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
  • Geoffrey R. Stone, Professor of Law, Univ. of Chicago Law School
  • Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Judge Diane P. Wood, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

"Judicial Independence in Peril?" featuring:

  • Senior Associate Justice Mark D. Martin, North Carolina Supreme Court Justice
  • Richard Neely, Former Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals; Partner, Neely & Callaghan
  • Judge Stephen Reinhardt, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Justice Harold See Jr., Former Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court
  • Justice Myra C. Selby, Former Associate Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court; Partner, Ice Miller LLP
  • Justice Marsha Ternus, Former Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court

"Dodd-Frank and the Future of Securities Litigation" featuring:

  • Christine S. Azar, Partner, Labaton Sucharow LLP
  • Daniel Berger, Shareholder, Berger & Montague, PC
  • David M. Brodsky, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Darren J. Check, Partner, Topaz Kessler Meltzer & Check LLP
  • George T. Conway III, Partner, Litigation, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • Russell D. Duncan, Partner, Orrick
  • Jay W. Eisenhofer, Managing Director, Grant & Eisenhofer PA
  • Jill E. Fisch, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Daniel Fisher, Senior Editor, Forbes Magazine
  • Byron S. Georgiou, President, Georgiou Enterprises
  • Salvatore J. Graziano, Partner, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
  • Holly J. Gregory, Corporate Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Karl A. Groskaufmanis, Partner, Fried Frank
  • Marc I. Gross, Partner, Pomerantz, Haudek, Grossman & Gross LLP
  • Lee Harris, Professor, University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • Barbara J. Hart, Chief Operating Officer, Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart PC
  • Donald C. Langevoort, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Francis J. Menton Jr. Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • John C. Millian, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Saule T. Omarova, Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Andrew J. Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown
  • Paul C. Saunders, Of Counsel, Litigation, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Damon A. Silvers, Director of Policy and Special Counsel, AFL-CIO
  • Barry A. Weprin, Partner, Milberg LLP

"Sentenced for Life: Considering the Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions" featuring:

  • Judge Lynn S. Adelman, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Cynthia Jones, Professor of Law, American University, Washington College of Law
  • U.S. Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Nkechi Taifa, Senior Policy Analyst for Criminal Civil, and Racial Justice Reform, Open Society Policy Center
  • Yolanda Vázquez, Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Melvyn I. Weiss, Founder, MIW Mediating & Consulting LLC

"Privatization, the American Worker, and the Role of Government" featuring:

  • Laura A. Dickinson, Professor of Law, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • Kerry Korpi, Director of Research and Collective Bargaining Services, AFSCME
  • Alice O'Brien, General Counsel, National Education Association,
  • James Sherk, Sr. Policy Analyst in Labor Economics, The Heritage Foundation
  • Portia Wu, VP, National Partnership for Women & Families

"Luncheon with Featured Speaker U.S. Department of State Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh"

"Immigration: The Federal-State Showdown" featuring:

  • Garrett Epps, Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Deirdre C. Fitzpatrick, Associate General Counsel, SEIU
  • Michael S.Greve, John G. Searle Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
  • Angela Maria Kelley, Vice President for Immigration Policy and Advocacy, Center for American Progress
  • Neil J. Kinkopf, Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

"Globalization, Corporate Accountability and the Courts" featuring:

  • F. Paul Bland Jr, Senior Attorney, Public Justice
  • Judith Brown Chomsky, Solo Practitioner, Cooperating Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Kent Greenfield, Professor, Boston College Law School
  • Isaac Nesser, Associate, Quinn Emanuel
  • Owen C. Pell, Partner, White & Case LLP
  • Jeanne M. Woods, Professor, Loyola University College of Law

"Redistricting in 2011" featuring:

  • Kristen Clarke, Co-Director, Political Participation Group, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Gilda R. Daniels, Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • R. Keith Gaddie, Professor of Political Science, University of Oklahoma
  • J. Gerald Hebert, Executive Director and Director of Litigation, Campaign Legal Center
  • Marcia Johnson-Blanco, Acting Co-Director, Voting Rights Project, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Nina Perales, Director of Litigation, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

"Reframing and Reclaiming the High Ground for Reproductive Freedom" featuring:

  • Jack M. Balkin, Professor, Yale Law School
  • Emily Bazelon, Senior Research Scholar in Law, Yale Law School
  • Linda Greenhouse, Senior Research Scholar in Law, Yale Law School
  • Helene Krasnoff, Senior Staff Attorney for Public Policy Litigation and Law, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Louise Melling, Director, Center for Liberty, American Civil Liberties Union

"Featured Speaker U.S. Representative Donna F. Edwards"

Saturday, June 18, 2011

"Plenary Panel: National Power to Address the Nation's Problems: The Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act" featuring:

  • Randy E. Barnett, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Walter E. Dellinger III, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP; former acting US Solicitor General
  • Dawn Johnsen, Professor of Law, Indiana University, Maurer School of Law
  • Walter Kamiat, Associate General Counsel, SEIU
  • Simon Lazarus, Public Policy Counsel, National Senior Citizens Law Center
  • Neera Tanden, Chief Operating Officer, Center for American Progress

"Executive Power and National Security" featuring:

  • Martin S. Lederman, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Eric Lichtblau, Justice Department Correspondent, The New York Times
  • Elisa Massimino, President and Chief Executive Officer, Human Rights First
  • Neomi Rao, Professor of Law, George Mason university School of Law
  • Peter M. Shane, Professor of Law, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law

"Electronic Privacy Revisited" featuring:

  • Randal S. Milch, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Verizon Communications Inc.
  • Paul Ohm, Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
  • Jeffrey Rosen, Professor of Law, George Washington University School of Law
  • Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center
  • Solveig Marilyn Singleton, Vice President & Senior Analyst, Convergence Law Institute
  • Tim Sparapani, Director of Public Policy, Facebook


"The Struggle for LGBT Equality: A Conversation about Ends, Means, and the Path Ahead" featuring:

  • Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director, Lambda Legal
  • Holning Lau, Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Brian Moulton, Chief Legislative Counsel, Human Rights Campaign
  • Nancy Polikoff, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Tobias Barrington Wolff, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Evan Wolfson, Founder and President, Freedom to Marry

"Disparate Impact's Future: From Griggs to Ricci and the Battle to Preserve Traditional Remedies" featuring:

  • Alan Jenkins, Executive Director and Co-Founder, The Opportunity Agenda
  • Olati Johnson, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Adam T. Klein, Partner, Outten & Golden LLP
  • Kenneth L. Marcus, Executive Vice President & Director of the Anti-Semitism Initiative, Institute for Jewish and Community Research
  • Jocelyn Samuels, Senior Counsel, US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
  • Reva Siegel, Professor of Law, Yale Law School

"Plenary Panel: Free Speech and the Roberts Court: The First Amendment in the First Five Years" featuring:

  • Floyd Abrams, Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindell LLP
  • Judge Marsha S. Berzon, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University
  • Paul D. Clement, Partner, Bancroft PLLC; former US Solicitor General
  • Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent, The New York Times
  • Nadine Strossen, Professor of Law, New York Law School
  • Monica Youn, Senior Counsel, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law