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POSTPONED: 2020 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

April 3, 2020
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Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference. We hope to reschedule this conference for a later date, but if you would like to cancel your registration and receive a refund, please email us at conference@fedsoc.org.

The Federalist Society's Ohio Chapters are proud to present the 2020 Ohio Chapters Conference on April 3, 2020, at the Westin Columbus in Columbus, Ohio. More information to come soon!

 

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10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Registration

2020 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

The Westin Great Southern Columbus
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Introductory Remarks

2020 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

The Westin Great Southern Columbus
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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Remarks:

  • Hon. Dave Yost, Attorney General, Ohio

Speakers

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Panel 1: Opioid Crisis - Who’s Redressing The People’s Harms?

2020 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

Topics: Litigation • State Courts • State Governments
The Westin Great Southern Columbus
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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The opioid crisis has touched all of America, including Ohio, resulting in major litigation and raising issues about the proper role of state and local governments and outside attorneys in redressing the people’s harms through parens patriae litigation.  The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently denied the State of Ohio’s mandamus petition to prevent Ohio counties from doing so in the opioid litigation.  But that may not be the end of the story.  The panel will discuss and debate the proper role of these various actors and where they see the field of parens patriae litigation headed in the future.

  • Charles Miller, Deputy Chief Counsel, Ohio Attorney General's Office
  • Jon Urick, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform 

Speakers

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Luncheon: Keynote Speaker

2020 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

Topics: Federal Courts
The Westin Great Southern Columbus
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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Speaker: 

  • Hon. Alice M. Batchelder, Senior Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Speakers

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Panel 2: Big Tech/Antitrust Violations

2020 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

Topics: Corporations, Securities & Antitrust
The Westin Great Southern Columbus
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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In recent years, a small number of big tech companies have amassed enormous power and influence in our society. Growing concerns regarding the roles these companies play have led to numerous government investigations and bipartisan calls to crack down on or even break up Big Tech. This panel will discuss these developments and debate the proper government response to Big Tech, if any.

  • Christopher L Sagers, James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Cleveland-Marshall Solo Practice Incubator
  • Moderator: Hon. Eric Murphy, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Speakers

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Panel 3: Supreme Court Candidate Debate

2020 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

Topics: Jurisprudence • State Courts
The Westin Great Southern Columbus
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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Panelists:

  • Hon. Jennifer L. Brunner, Ohio's Tenth District Court of Appeals 
  • Hon. John P. O'Donnell, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court 
  • Hon. Sharon Kennedy, Supreme Court of Ohio 
  • Hon. Judith L. French, Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Moderator: Prof. Chris Walker, Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

 

Speakers

4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Closing Reception

2020 Ohio Lawyers Chapters Conference

The Westin Great Southern Columbus
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

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