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    10.21.11 IBL Symposium: Globalization of the United States Litigation Model
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    Friday, October 21
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Subotnick Center
    250 Joralemon Street
    Brooklyn

    Online registration for this event is now closed, if you wish to attend, please contact Alice Loeb at (718) 780-7904

    Co-Sponsors
    The Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law was established by Brooklyn Law School to provide students with the opportunity to study and shape international business law and policy, drawing upon its faculty’s depth of scholarship, experience, and strong international and business law curriculum. It sponsors outstanding symposia that bring together leading practitioners, government officials, and legal scholars from around the world to discuss topics including securities regulation, trade, banking, and intellectual property law.

    For over three decades, the Brooklyn Journal of International Law has demonstrated a commitment to publishing substantive, scholarly articles, making it one of the top-ranked international journals in the nation. Published three times a year, the journal features articles on public and private international law by leading authors from academia, government, and private practice.

    About The Symposium
    Globalization has led to greater connectivity, interdependence, and economic integration. As a result, this has exposed some plaintiffs and defendants as global participants to different litigation systems. Given the importance of the United States in the process of globalization and the extent to which the U.S. relies on litigation in various contexts, its litigation system is viewed by some as a model—one to be either imitated or avoided. For example, the United States is generally more receptive to litigation as a means of protecting injured investors or as a tool of corporate governance, as in the use of collective actions through class litigation and derivative lawsuits. In addition, entrepreneurial lawyers are an important part of the litigation model.

    The symposium brings together scholars to discuss how the U.S. model has or has not influenced the development of other litigation systems. Three sessions will focus on procedural issues, securities litigation and enforcement, and derivative litigation.

    Agenda
    8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

    9:00am Welcoming Remarks

    Michael A. Gerber
    Interim Dean and Professor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    Arthur Pinto
    Co-Director
    Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law
    Professor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    9:30am Derivative Litigation

    Arad Reisberg
    Reader in Corporate and Financial Law & Vice Dean (Research)
    Director, UCL Centre for Commercial Law
    Faculty of Laws
    University College London

    Martin Gelter
    Associate Professor of Law
    Fordham University School of Law

    Dan W. Puchniak
    Assistant Professor
    Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

    Commentator
    Minor Myers
    Assistant Professor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    10:45am Coffee Break

    11:00am Securities Litigation and Enforcement

    Eugenio J. Cárdenas
    Doctor of the Science of Law (JSD) Candidate
    Stanford Law School

    Poonam Puri
    Associate Dean, Research, Graduate Studies and Institutional Relations
    Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

    Manning G. Warren III
    H. Edward Harter Chair of Commercial Law
    Brandeis School of Law
    University of Louisville

    Commentators
    James Park
    Associate Professor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    Lawrence A. Sucharow ’75
    Chairman
    Labaton Sucharow LLP

    12:30pm Lunch Break

    2:00pm Procedural Issues

    Linda J. Silberman
    Martin Lipton Professor of Law
    New York University School of Law

    Sergio J. Campos
    Associate Professor of Law
    University of Miami School of Law

    Antonio Gidi
    Assistant Professor of Law
    University of Houston Law Center

    Commentator
    Robin Effron
    Associate Professor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

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