Federal Circuit Bar Association 2018 Delaware Bench and Bar Conference

Federal Circuit Bar Association 2018 Delaware Bench and Bar Conference

May 3–4, 2018
Hotel DuPont
42 W 11th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801



The Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association in conjunction with the Federal Circuit Bar Association present a two-day program that will include several plenary sessions of interest to all practitioners. There will also be smaller, specialized sessions relevant to bankruptcy, criminal, employment, and intellectual property practitioners.

The first day of the progam will culminate in a dinner, social event, and tour at Longwood Gardens.

The program will provide CLE credits where applicable. More details in agenda below.


Thursday, May 3, 2018

8:30–9:15am Registration and Light Breakfast
9:15–9:30am Welcome Remarks
9:30–11:00am Plenary Session 1: Perspectives from In-House Counsel: Hot Topics and Challenges for In-House Legal Departments (1.5 credits, including 0.5 ethics credits)
11:00–11:30am Networking Break
11:30am–12:45pm Break-Out Session 1 (1.25 credits)
Option 1: Supreme Court Year in Review
Option 2: Visual Advocacy: A Discussion About Design and the Law
Option 3: Young Attorney Focus: Advancing Your Career and the Value of Mentors
1:00–2:15pm Lunch  Legal Blog Roundtable
2:30–3:30pm Break-Out Session 2 (1.0 credit)
Bankruptcy/Employment: Intersection of Bankruptcy and Employment: Hot Issues
Intellectual Property: TC Heartland: The Makings of a Supreme Court Case and a Look at the Future of Venue
Criminal: The First Cyberstalking Resulting in a Death Conviction: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Matusiewicz Trial
5:30–7:00pm Tours at Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
7:00–10:30pm Dinner and Social Event–Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Friday, May 4, 2018

 8:00–9:00am Registration and Light Breakfast
8:45–10:00am Plenary Session 2: A Discussionamong Chief District and Circuit Judges (1.25 credits)
10:00–10:15am Networking Break
10:15–11:15am Break-Out Session 3 (1.0 credit)
Bankruptcy: DIP Financing Trends
Criminal: Eyewitness Identification Taskforce
Employment: Medical Marijuana
Intellectual Property: Hot Topics in IP Litigation: Perspectives from Multiple Jurisdictions
11:15–11:30am Networking Break
11:30am–12:30pm Break-Out Session 4 (1.0 credit)
Bankruptcy: Best Practices in Bankruptcy Courts
Criminal: Eyewitness Identification Taskforce
Intellectual Property: Jury Trial Demanded: The Role of Juries in Patent Cases
12:30–2:00pm Closing Session: Discussion with Delaware Federal Judges 1.0 credit, including 0.5 ethics credits)