February 8, 2011

Highlights: ACS Roundtable Discussion on Corporate Influence and the Courts

On February 8, 2011, ACS brought together leading thinkers and practitioners with varied areas of legal expertise for a special roundtable conversation on corporate influence and the courts. The keynote address was given by former New York governor and attorney general Eliot Spitzer, who is currently the co-host of CNN's Parker Spitzer. Click here for video of the keynote address.

Moderator, Arthur Miller, University Professor, New York University School of Law, will lead an engaging conversation among a wide variety of legal experts.

The following roundtable participants were confirmed: Daniel Berger, Shareholder, Berger & Montague, P.C.; Jeffrey C. Block, Partner, Berman DeValerio; Rachel Brand, Counsel, WilmerHale; Morgan Cloud, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, Emory Law School; Sanford P. Dumain, Partner, Milberg LLP; Jay W. Eisenhofer, Managing Director, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.; Marianne Engelman-Lado, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice; Steven E. Fineman, Managing Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP; David L. Franklin, Associate Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law; Stuart M. Gerson, Partner, EpsteinBeckerGreen, P.C.; Marc I. Gross, Partner, Pomerantz Haudek Grossman & Gross LLP; Barbara J. Hart, Chief Operating Officer, Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart P.C.; Doug Kendall, Founder and President, Constitutional Accountability Center; Edward Labaton, Senior Partner, Labaton Sucharow LLP; Jonathan J. Lerner, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom; Maureen E. Mahoney, Of Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP; Alice McInerney, Partner, Kirby McInerney LLP; Cyrus Mehri, Founding Partner, Mehri & Skalet, PLLC; Bruce Myers, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute; Per Olstad, Director of U.S. Chamber Watch and CorporateDisclosure.Org; Wayne N. Outten, Managing Partner, Outten & Golden LLP; Richard H. Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU School of Law; Martin H. Redish, Louis and Harriet Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy, Northwestern University School of Law; Alexander A. Reinert, Associate Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Jeff Rosen, Legal Affairs Editor, The New Republic; Professor of Law, George Washington University; Judy Scott, General Counsel, Service Employees International Union; Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; Nadine Strossen, Professor of Law, New York Law School and President, ACLU, 1991-2008; Steve Susman, Partner, Susman Godfrey LLP; Barry Weprin, Partner, Milberg LLP; Joe R. Whatley, Jr., Attorney, Whatley Drake & Kallas; Monica Youn, Senior Counsel, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice; and Allison M. Zieve, Director of Litigation, Public Citizen.

Keynote Address, Eliot Spitzer, Co-Host CNN's Parker Spitzer and Former Governor of New York. Highlights from Spitzer's keynote address are available below.

Full audio of the event is available here.