September 12, 2017

The Standard Club | Chicago

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Scott Turow

Keynote

Keynote presentation by acclaimed author and lawyer Scott Turow

Presumed Innocent:
The ethics of professional conduct

Program

Interactive discussions between participating attorneys and legal experts on current, new, and emerging ethical issues from a Jewish and common law perspective.

Speakers

Prominent justices, rabbis, professors and leading Jewish attorneys from Chicago and across the country.

Socialize

Renew friendships and meet new colleagues from Chicago and the nation’s best law firms. Enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch and elegant dinner by Danzinger Caterers - unarguably one of the finest Kosher caterers.

Up to 6 hours of IL MCLE general or ethics credits with reciprocity in almost all states. Contact us to learn more.

Featured Presenters

Dr. Steven Drizin
Dr. Steven Drizin

Clinical Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law

Barry G. Felder
Barry G. Felder

Foley & Lardner, NYC

Professor Malvina Halberstam
Professor Malvina Halberstam

Cardozo School of Law

Professor Michael Helfand
Professor Michael Helfand

Pepperdine School of Law, Institute for Jewish Studies

Attorney Stephen Greenwald
Attorney Stephen Greenwald

New York, NY

Attorney Alyza Lewin
Attorney Alyza D. Lewin

Lewin & Lewin, Washington, DC

Steven R. Perles
Steven R. Perles

Washington, DC

Rabbi Yona Reiss
Rabbi Yona Reiss

Presiding Judge of the Chicago Rabbinical Council

Professor Steven H. Resnicoff
Professor Steven H. Resnicoff

Depaul University College of Law, Center for Jewish Law and Judaic Studies

Asaf Romirowksy
Asaf Romirowksy

Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East

Inna Tsimerman
Inna Tsimerman

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Chief Privacy and International Trade Counsel

Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe
Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe

Dean, Institute of American and Talmudic Law

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Schedule

8:00–8:45 am

Breakfast and Registration

8:45–9:45 am

Breakout Sessions I

Talmud and the Travel Ban: The Laws and Ethics of Immigration and National Borders
Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, Dean, Institute of American and Talmudic Law
From Terror to Litigation: Developments in the Ongoing Legal War Against Terror and the Counter Lawsuit Against Jewish and Israeli Entities
Barry G. Felder, Foley & Lardner, NYC Steven R. Perles, Washington, DC Stephen J. Landes, Locke Lord, Chicago
10:00–11:00 am

Breakout Sessions II

Merchant of Venice: Bankruptcy and Finance in American and Talmudic Law
Rabbi Yona Reiss, Presiding Judge of the Chicago Rabbinical Council
Constitutional Rights in Tension: The Balancing Act of Religious Liberty Laws and Equal Protection Rights
Alyza D. Lewin, Lewin & Lewin, Washington, DC Professor Michael Avi Helfand, Pepperdine School of Law, Institute for Jewish Studies Stephen Greenwald, President, American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists
11:15 am–12:15 pm

Breakout Sessions III

SCOTUS Trinity Lutheran Case and the Jewish Community
Professor Michael Avi Helfand, Pepperdine School of Law, Institute for Jewish Studies
Russia, Iran and North Korea: Trade Sanctions in Politics, Law and Jewish Ethics
Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, Dean, Institute of American and Talmudic Law Inna Tsimerman, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Chief Privacy and International Trade Counsel
12:15–1:30 pm

Lunch and Keynote

Presumed Innocent: The Ethics of Professional Conduct
Scott Turow, acclaimed author and lawyer
1:45–3:00 pm

Plenary Session I

Israel and the United Nations: The Ethics of War, Territories and Refugee Relief
Professor Malvina Halberstam, Cardozo School of Law, Counsellor on International Law, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser Asaf Romirowksy, Executive Director, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East
3:15–4:45 pm

Plenary Session II

Making a Murderer: Evolution of False and Coerced Confessions
Dr. Steven Drizin, Clinical Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law; Assistant Dean, Bluhm Legal Clinic; Attorney for Brendan Dassey of Netflix’s original documentary “Making a Murderer” Professor Steven H. Resnicoff, DePaul College of Law Center for Judaic Law and Jewish Studies
4:45–5:30 pm

Open Bar and Networking

Conference Chairs

Advisory Committee

  • David B. Allswang, Holland & Knight
  • Robert J. Augenlicht, Kurtz & Augenlicht LLP
  • Paula Kaplan Berger, Berger Law P.C.
  • Jerry H. Biederman, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
  • Steven P. Blonder, Much Shelist, P.C.
  • Myron M. Cherry, Myron M. Cherry & Associates, LLC
  • Herbert H. Franks, Franks, Gerkin & McKenna P.C.
  • Judge Alan J. Greiman, ret.
  • Lydia Gross Kamerlink, Kamerlink, Stark, Powers & McNicholas, LLC
  • Bennett E. Kaplan, Axium Consulting LLC
  • Rhonda D. Kaplan Katz, The Kaplan Group, Ltd
  • Steven H. Lavin, Lavin & Waldon, P.C.
  • Jack S. Levin, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Lori G. Levin
  • David B. Pogrund, Stone Pogrund & Korey LLC
  • Debra S. Rade, Rade Law LLC
  • Elliot Richardson, Korey Richardson LLC
  • Stephanie A. Scharf, Scharf Banks Marmor LLC
  • David R. Seligman, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Michael H. Traison, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP

Young Jewish Lawyers Committee

  • Edmund S. Aronowitz, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.
  • Adam Braun, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Gail Schnitzer Eisenberg, Stowell & Friedman Ltd.
  • Bryan E. Jacobson, Chapman and Cutler LLP
  • David I. Mindell, Edelson PC
  • Bob Morgan, Much Shelist, P.C.
  • Daliah Saper, Saper Law
  • Ari Scharg, Edelson PC
  • Kyle Stone, General Counsel, Illinois Department of Public Health