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Eighth Annual Texas Chapters Conference

September 23 — 24, 2022
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The Eighth Annual Texas Chapters Conference will be held on September 23-24, 2022 in Austin, TX.

 

 Featuring:

Hon. William P. Barr

 

 

 

Hotel Accommodations: 

The University of Texas at Austin | AT&T Hotel and Conference Center

1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705

 

To reserve a room, call (877) 744-8822 or

visit https://book.passkey.com/go/FEDSOC0922 

Limited rooms remaining!

The deadline to reserve a room in our block is Friday, August 26, 2022.

 

 

Agenda subject to change.

 

This event is closed to the press.

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11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
UT Alumni on the Bench

Eighth Annual Texas Chapters Conference

Auditorium - The University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX 78705

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Please note that the purchase of a conference ticket does not include this lunch event. RSVPs will be taken separately with a preference for students. 

  • Hon. James C. Ho, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Hon. Sean Jordan, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • Hon. Matthew Kacsmaryk, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Hon. Brantley Starr, U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

Speakers

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Opening Reception

Eighth Annual Texas Chapters Conference

The University of Texas Club
2108 Robert Dedman Dr
Austin, TX 78712

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8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Young Lawyers Social

Eighth Annual Texas Chapters Conference

Lazarus Brewing Company
1902 E 6th Street
Austin, TX 78702

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The Texas Young Lawyers Chapter is a statewide network of lawyers under 40. 

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8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

Eighth Annual Texas Chapters Conference

AT&T Conference Center - Zlotnik Ballroom
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705

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8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Young Lawyers Panel – Career Opportunities in Constitutional Litigation

Eighth Annual Texas Chapters Conference

AT&T Conference Center - Zlotnik Ballroom
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705

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  • Ryan Bangert, Senior Counsel and Vice President for Legal Strategy, Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Arif Panju, Managing Attorney, Institute for Justice
  • Becky Ricketts, Counsel, Becket Law
  • Keisha Russell, Counsel, First Liberty Institute
  • Chance Weldon, Senior Attorney and Director of Litigation for the Center for the American Future, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Moderator: Hon. Drew Tipton, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Speakers

9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Panel 1: Rising Crime Rates and Criminal Justice Reform

Eighth Annual Texas Chapters Conference

AT&T Conference Center - Zlotnik Ballroom
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705

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  • Alexa Gervasi, Attorney, Institute for Justice
  • Shon Hopwood, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prerak Shah, Of Counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and former Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas
  • Johnny Sutton, Partner, Ashcroft Law Firm
  • Moderator: Hon. Wes Hendrix, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Speakers

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Panel 2: Regulation vs. Innovation: Tech Disruption and the State’s Response

Eighth Annual Texas Chapters Conference

AT&T Conference Center - Zlotnik Ballroom
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705

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Technological change has accelerated significantly over the past decade, while government regulations affecting technology have remained static. This panel covers the intersection of government regulation and technological change. Panelists will discuss emerging legal and regulatory threats and opportunities arising from tech disruption, the rise (and fall?) of cryptocurrency, and what it means for the everyday citizen.

  • Richard Deulofeut, Vice President, Trust Ventures
  • Christopher Grieco, General Counsel, Fei Protocol
  • Scott Allen Keller, Partner, Lehotsky Keller LLP
  • Moderator: Hon. J. Campbell Barker, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Speakers

12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Gregory S. Coleman Memorial Lecture & Luncheon

Eighth Annual Texas Chapters Conference

AT&T Conference Center - Zlotnik Ballroom
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705

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  • Hon. William Barr, Former United States Attorney General and Author, One Damn Thing After Another: Memoirs of an Attorney General
  • Moderator: Will Levi, Partner, Sidley and former Chief of Staff to Attorney General William Barr

Speakers

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Panel 3: SCOTUS Review and Preview

Eighth Annual Texas Chapters Conference

AT&T Conference Center - Zlotnik Ballroom
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705

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  • Prof. Erin Busby, Clinical Professor, Co-Director - Supreme Court Clinic, University of Texas School of Law
  • Andrew Ferguson, Solicitor General of Virginia
  • Allyson Ho, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Judd Stone, Solicitor General of Texas
  • Moderator: Hon. Jennifer Walker Elrod, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Speakers

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Closing Reception and Book Signing

Eighth Annual Texas Chapters Conference

AT&T Conference Center - Tejas Dining Room
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705

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