Program Schedule

 

Saturday, November 5, 2022

5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Registration


5:30 pm–7:00 pm

Opening Reception
Four Seasons Hotel


7:30 pm

Dine Around (Optional)

Join other AAAL fellows and guests for dinner at some of Washington, D.C.’s best restaurants. Signup information will be distributed shortly before the meeting


 

Sunday, November 6, 2022

7:30 am–12:30 pm

Registration


7:30 am–9:00 am

Continental Breakfast


7:30 am–8:45 am

New Fellow Orientation


8:50 am–9:00 am

Welcome Remarks

Dan Polsenberg, AAAL President
Lewis Roca
Las Vegas, Nevada


9:00 am–10:00 am

Legacy of Justice Stephen G. Breyer

A panel of Justice Breyer’s former law clerks will discuss him and his legacy from their perspectives both as his law clerks and as advocates before him.

Panelists

Linda T. Coberly, AAAL Fellow
Winston & Strawn, LLP
Chicago, IL

Eric J. Feigin
Deputy Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, D.C.

Jo-Ann Sagar
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Washington, D.C.

Pratik A. Shah
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Washington, D.C.

Moderator

Jeffrey A. Lamken, AAAL Fellow
MoloLamken LLP
Washington, D.C.


10:00 am–11:00 am

AAAL Business Meeting and Fellows Forum

Dan Polsenberg, AAAL President
Lewis Roca
Las Vegas, Nevada


11:00 am–11:15 am

Break


11:15 am–12:15 pm

Teaching Our Teams to Write Well

Providing effective feedback on briefs is critical to training the next generation of appellate lawyers. This panel will provide practical tips for training and mentoring others to be more effective brief writers.

Panelists

Cate Stetson, AAAL Fellow
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Washington, D.C.

Sarah Stewart Ware
University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA

Moderator

Lindsay Harrison, AAAL Fellow
Jenner & Block
Washington, D.C.


12:15 pm–12:45 pm

Preview of Monday’s Supreme Court Arguments

https://www.supremecourt.gov/docket/docketfiles/html/public/21-1239.html
https://www.supremecourt.gov/docket/docketfiles/html/public/21-86.html

Gregory G. Garre, AAAL Fellow
Latham & Watkins, LLP
Washington, DC

Pamela B. Petersen, AAAL Fellow
Axon Enterprise, Inc.
Scottsdale, AZ


12:45 pm

Free Time


6:30 pm

Dine Arounds (optional)

Join other AAAL fellows and guests for dinner at some of Washington, D.C.’s best restaurants. Signup information will be distributed shortly before the meeting.


 

Monday, November 7, 2022

7:30 am–8:30 am

Registration


7:30 am–8:30 am

Continental Breakfast


8:45 am–9:45 am

The Supreme Court by the Numbers
Adam Feldman, creator of Empirical SCOTUS, will provide insights into the new Justices and trends at the U.S. Supreme Court based on his empirical research of oral arguments and decisions.

Speaker

Adam Feldman, Ph.D.
Optimized Legal
Century City, California

Moderator

Deanne E. Maynard, AAAL Fellow
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Washington, D.C.


10:00 am–1:00 pm

Oral Arguments Livestreamed from the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has released its calendar for Monday, Nov. 7. It will be hearing oral arguments in two cases that present overlapping issues—SEC v. Cochran and Axon Enterprise, Inc. v. FTC.

The question presented in Cochran is "[w]hether a federal district court has jurisdiction to hear a suit in which the respondent in an ongoing Securities and Exchange Commission administrative proceeding seeks to enjoin that proceeding, based on an alleged constitutional defect in the statutory provisions that govern the removal of the administrative law judge who will conduct the proceeding." And the question presented in Axon is "[w]hether Congress impliedly stripped federal district courts of jurisdiction over constitutional challenges to the Federal Trade Commission’s structure, procedures, and existence by granting the courts of appeals jurisdiction to ‘affirm, enforce, modify, or set aside’ the Commission’s cease-and-desist orders."

The briefing in Cochran can be found here and the briefing for Axon is here.


1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Luncheon
Four Seasons Hotel

A distinguished judge and former appellate advocate will share perspectives from his life in the law.

Speaker

Hon. Timothy B. Dyk
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Washington, D.C.

Moderator

Ruthanne M. Deutsch, AAAL Fellow
Deutsch Hunt PLLC
Washington, D.C.


2:30 pm–2:45 pm

Break


2:45 pm–4:00 pm

Judges’ Panel: Writing Separately

A panel of distinguished judges will explore when and why judges decide (or decide not) to write separately to concur or dissent from a majority decision.

Panelists

Hon. Pamela A. Harris
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Silver Spring, MD

Hon. Neomi Rao
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Washington, D.C.

Hon. Allison Jones Rushing
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Asheville, NC

Hon. Sri Srinivasan
Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Washington, D.C.

Moderator

Kannon Shanmugam, AAAL Fellow
Paul Weiss
Washington, D.C.


4:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Dan Polsenberg, AAAL President
Lewis Roca
Las Vegas, Nevada


5:00 pm

Buses Depart for the Supreme Court


6:00 pm

Reception, Dinner, and Induction Ceremony at the Supreme Court