Thursday, October 25
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Reception to follow.
Moot Court Room
250 Joralemon Street
Open to the BLS Community only.
Join us for an inside perspective on how attorneys prepare for oral arguments.
On November 5, 2012 the case of Amgen v . Connecticut Retirement System will be argued before the Supreme Court. At issue is whether ma teriality must be proved at the class certification stage in a securities fr aud case that relies on the fraud-on-the-market theory. At stake is whether the tr aditional rules for certifying class actions in the securities area will be toughened to make it more difficult for investors to bind together to f orm class actions.
On October 25, less than tw o weeks before arguing before the Court, Attorney David Frederick of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C., representing the Connecticut Retirement System, will “moot” his argument in front of a panel of e xperts at Brooklyn Law School. Studen ts are invited to attend the oral argument and ask questions of attorneys experienced in Supreme Court advocacy and the judges mooting the ar gument.
Judges will include:
Stan Grossman '67, Senior Counsel, Pomerantz, Grossman, Hufford, Dahlstrom, & Gross, LLP
Elizabeth Hotlzman, Former Member of the US House of Representatives, author and advocate
Professor Roberta Karmel, Centennial Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School