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ABA Panels Explore Global Legal Issues

THE American Bar Association splits its 2000 annual meeting between sessions in New York City (July 6-12) and London (July 15-20). Here are highlights of the London panels. Watch LTN for reports from both venues!

ABA Panels Explore Global Legal Issues

1:30 p.m. Luncheon to Commemorate Runnymede Rededication (Royal Court/Runnymede Hotel/Windsor Road/Egham, Surrey)

SPEAKER: Janet Reno, Attorney General of the United States

10:00 a.m. Opening Assembly (Royal Albert Hall)
11:30 a.m. to 01:30 p.m. Hands Across the Sea: The Pitfalls and Perils in Negotiating a Transatlantic Merger (PART I) (The Law Society/Common Room - 1st Floor)

SPEAKERS: Nelea A. Abaher, Louisville, Kentucky; Donald I. Baker, Washington, D.C.; Ian Fagelson, London, England; David A. Katz, New York, New York; Malcolm Nicholson, London, England; Guy Weijer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Electronic Standards: European Database Privacy Standards (The Law Society/Bell Suite)
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Electronic Standards: High Tech Courtrooms (The Law Society/Strand Suite)
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Electronic Standards: E-filing and Court Record Access (The Law Society/Fleet Suite)
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Jurisdiction of Cyberspace: Achieving Legal Order among the World's Nations (Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre Whittle Room - 3rd Floor)

SPEAKERS: Catherine Kessedjian, Deputy Secretary General, The Hague Conference on Private International Law, The Hague, The Netherlands; Andrew J. Pincus, General Counsel, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Washington, D.C.; Robert Pitofsky, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.; Renaud Sorieul, Senior Legal Officer, UNCITRAL, Vienna, Austria; Michelle Turner, Director, Asst. General Counsel, Dell Computer Corp., Round Rock, Texas; John Place, General Counsel, Yahoo, Inc., Santa Clara, California

MODERATORS: Thomas P. Vartanian, Chair, Section of Business Law; Henry Perritt Jr., Dean, Chicago ­ Kent College of Law

2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Marital Woes of King Henry VIII (Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre/ Churchill Auditorium - Ground Floor)

SPEAKERS: Florence Baron QC, London, England; Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, London, England; Paul Coleridge QC, London, England; Lynne Gold-Bikin, Norristown, Pennsylvania; Martin L. Haines III, Lake Park, Florida; Stephen Kolodny, Los Angeles, California; Peggy Quince, Justice, Florida Supreme Court, Tallahassee, Florida; Samuel V. Schoonmaker III, Greenwich, Connecticut; Robert Seabrook QC, London, England

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS: Margaret Bennett, London, England; Victoria Ho, Naples, Florida

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. An American Company in Europe - Professionals at Risk in Cross-Atlantic Mergers (The Law Society/Strand/Fleet/Bell Suites - 1st Floor)

SPEAKERS: Charles Abood, Sylvania, Ohio; Barbara Dohmann, London; Nicholas Davidson, London, England; Kirk A. Forrest, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Kim Hogrefe, Warren, New Jersey; Ronald Mallen, San Francisco, California; Lord Justice Philip Otton, London, England; John Powell, London, England; Andrew Tettenborn, Exeter, England; Wesley Ward, Houston, Texas; Debra Winiarski, Chicago, Illinois

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Hands (and Pockets) Across the Sea: The Challenges of Infrastructure Regulation in a Global Economy (Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre/St. James's Suite - 4th Floor)

SPEAKERS: Daniel Fessler, Washington, D.C.; Martin Cave, London, England; James Stanley, Glasgow, Scotland

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Global Convergence of Takeover Activity and Techniques (London Hilton/ The Ballroom)

SPEAKERS: R. Franklin Balotti, Wilmington, Delaware; Anthony Cann, London, England; Daniel Dickinson, London, England; Gordon Dyal, London, England; Anthony Salz, London, England

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Foreign Employment Law and Practice Issues Facing Multi-National Corporations in a Global Economy (Merchant Taylor's Hall)
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Organizing for Change: The Role of the Women's Bar (Offices of Margaret Bennett Solicitors/Charlton House)
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Doctrine of Dilution Trademarks (Emmanuel College/Cambridge, England)

SPEAKERS: Douglas N. Masters; James W. Morando, San Francisco, California; Hugh Laddie, Royal Courts of Justice, London, England; Nicholas Pumfrey, Royal Courts of Justice, London, England

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. "Out of the Box"--Thinking about the Training of Lawyers of the Next Millennium (Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center/Churchill Auditorium - Ground Floor)

SPEAKERS: Philip S. Anderson, Little Rock, Arkansas; Corinne Cooper, Professor, Kansas City, Missouri; Roberta Cooper Ramo, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Lord Peter Goldsmith QC, London, England; Yvonne Mokgoro, Judge, South African Constitutional Court, Braamfontein, South Africa; C.G.J. Morse, Kings College, University of London, London, England; Deborah L. Rhode, Professor, Stanford Law School, Stanford, California; Nigel Savage, College of Law of England and Wales, Guilford, Surrey, England; John E. Sexton, Dean, New York University School of Law, New York, NY; Randall Shepard, Justice, Supreme Court of Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana; Robert A. Stein, Executive Director, American Bar Association, Chicago, Ill.; Robert K. Walsh, Dean, Wake Forest Univ. School of Law, Winston-Salem, NC; Diane C. Yu, Managing Counsel, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, Missouri; David T. Link, Dean Emeritus, Notre Dame Law School, South Bend, Ind.

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Doing Business in the Global Economy of the Twenty-First Century: What's "Fair" and What's "Foul" Part I (Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre/Whittle Room - 3rd Floor)

SPEAKERS: Tim Cowen, British Telecommunications, plc, London, England; Charles James, Washington, D.C.; Frederic Jenny, Vice President, Conseil de la Concurrence, Paris, France; Joel I. Klein, Asst. Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.; Dr. Mario Monti, Competition Commissioner, Competition Directorate of the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium; Dr. Derek Morris, London, England; Robert Pitofsky, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.; Ky P. Ewing, Jr., Washington, D.C.; William Hannay, Chicago, Illinois; Michael J. Reynolds, Brussels, Belgium

MODERATOR: Janet L. McDavid, Chair, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Washington, D.C.

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. **Products Over The Pond: Is U.S.-Style Litigation Invading the U.K.? (Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre/Fleming Room - 3rd Floor)

SPEAKERS: Benjamin R. Civiletti, Former Attorney General of the U.S., Baltimore, Maryland; Robert A. Clifford, Chicago, Illinois; Harvey Crush, Circuit Court Judge, Kent, England; Carola M. David, Settlement Strategies, New Braunfels, Texas; Gerard Forlin, London, England; Willie E. Gary, Stuart, Florida; Richard Harding, Biodynamic Research Corporation, San Antonio, Texas; David Macintosh, London, England; Geraldine McCool, Manchester, England; Gerard F. McDermott, Manchester, England; John O'Hare, Supreme Court Taxing Masters Office, London, England; John Taylor, Lord Taylor of Warwick, London, England; Chilton Davis Varner, Atlanta, Georgia; Mikal C. Watts, Corpus Christi, Texas

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cross Border Planning (The Law Society/Bream's Room - 2nd Floor)

SPEAKERS: Ellen K. Harrison, Washington, D.C.; Carlyn S. McCaffrey, New York, New York

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. International Dispute Resolution- Responding to the Challenges of the New Millennium (London Hilton/The Ballroom)

SPEAKERS: Neil Kaplan, London, England; Toby Landau, London, England; Karl Mackie, London, England; Thomas Mahlich, Frankfurt, Germany; Kenneth Mildwaters, London, England

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ADR in the U.K. and the U.S.: A Comparative Analysis of Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems (Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre/Churchill Auditorium - Ground Floor)

SPEAKERS: John Feerick, Dean, Fordham University School of Law, New York, N.Y.; Thomas Stipanowich, Professor, University of Kentucky Law School, Lexington, Kentucky; Michael Black, Manchester, England; Eileen Carroll, Centre for Dispute Resolution, London, England; Deborah Enix-Ross, World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; Yves Fortier, President, London Court of International Arbitration, Montreal, Canada; John Hinchey, Atlanta, Georgia; Julian Lew, London, England; Bruce Meyerson, Phoenix, Arizona; Dana Nahlen, Electronic Data Systems Corporation, Plano, Texas; Karyl Nairn, London, England; Dorothy Nelson, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Pasadena, California; Elizabeth Plapinger, Center for Public Resources, New York, New York; David Rivkin, New York, New York; Andrea Schneider, Marquette Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; William Slate, American Arbitration Association, New York, New York; V.V. (Johnny) Veeder, London, England; Elpidio Villarreal, General Electric Company, Fairfield, Connecticut; Peter Watson, London, England

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Common Bonds/Common Challenges: Women, Minority, and Younger Lawyers in the 21st Century (Grosvenor House/The Ballroom - Ground Floor)

SPEAKERS: Greta Van Sustern, Burden of Proof, Court TV, Washington, D.C.; Cherie Booth QC, London, England; Mary Cranston, San Francisco, California; Judith Mayhew, Corporation of London, London, England; Dele Ogun, London, England; Angela E. Oh, Redondo Beach, California; David Warner, London, England

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Amalgamated Transnational Firm: The Global Web of Law, Business, and the Delivery of Legal Services (Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre /Fleming Room - 3rd Fl.)

SPEAKERS: Frank W. Blue, Vice President, CALTEX, Singapore; Peter Camp, Director, Educational and Professional Services; Rosewood House, Surrey, England; Barry Dean, Director of Academic Planning, The College of Law, London, England; Alison M. Dreizen, New York, New York; Finn E. Engzelius, Former Chair, Lex Mundi, Oslo, Norway; Thomas Earl Geu, University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermilion, S.D.; Richard Gutman, Exxon Corporation, Irvine, Texas; Martha M. Klein, London, England; M. Peter Moser, Baltimore, Maryland; Nigel Savage, Chief Executive Officer, College of Law of England and Wales, Surrey, England; Elizabeth Wall, London, England

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Doing Business in the Global Economy of the 21st Century: What's "Fair" and What's "Foul" Part II (Millennium Britannia/ Ballroom A/B - Lobby Level)

SPEAKERS: Michael H. Byowitz, New York, New York; Goetz Drauz, Brussels, Belgium; Valentine Korah, New York, New York; J. William Rowley, Toronto, Canada; Franz-Joerg Semler, Stuttgart, Germany; Mario Siragusa, Rome, Italy; Debra A. Valentine, General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.; Robert C. Weinbaum, Detroit, Michigan

MODERATORS: Robert T. Joseph, Chicago, Illinois; Phillip A. Proger, Washington, D.C.

9:25 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Fraud & Abuse 2000-Update (Flemings/Mayfair)

SPEAKER: J.A. (Tony) Patterson, Dallas, Texas Mayfair

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Privatization of the Public Workplace in the 21st Century (Herbert Smith/Auditorium/Exchange House, Primrose Street)

SPEAKERS: Edward Cooper, London, England; Georgiana King, London, England; Dennis Maloney, Aberdeen, South Dakota; Lawrence Poltrock, Chicago, Illinois; Donald D. Slesnick, Miami, Florida; Edward Younson, London, England; Parker Denaco, Concord, New Hampshire

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. International Secured Transactions in the Global Economy of the Twenty-First Century (London Hilton/The Ballroom)

SPEAKERS: Charles Mooney, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Catherine Duffy, Dublin, Ireland; Eliot Spitzer, Attorney General, New York State, New York, N.Y.; John White, London, England

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The WTO Millennium Round: Will Labor Standards, Human Rights and the Environment be Integrated into the International Trading System? (The Law Society/Common Room - 1st Floor)

SPEAKERS: Philip Berkowitz, New York, New York; James Cameron, London, England; Thomas Cottier, Bern, Switzerland; Edward Krauland, Washington, D.C.; Daniel Magraw, Washington, D.C.

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Promoting Pro Bono in a Global Environment: Luncheon (The Law Society)
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Assembly Luncheon (Grosvenor House/The Great Room)

SPEAKERS: Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State; Robin Cook, Foreign Secretary for the U.K.

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. International Legal Competitors for the Next Century: Global Services, One-Stop Shopping and the Seamless Web (The Law Society/Common Room - 1st Floor)

SPEAKERS: Jeffrey Aresty, Boston, Massachusetts; Julia Chain, Borehamwood, England; Sydney M. Cone III, New York, New York; Mary C. Daly, New York, New York

2:00 p.m. to 5:00p.m. Cutting-Edge Technology and the Delivery of Legal Services (Trowers & Hamlins/ Sceptre Court - 40 Tower Hill)

SPEAKERS: Richard Cohen, London, England; Richard S. Granat, Pikesville, Maryland; James Keane, North Potomac, Maryland; Todd Miller, Greenwood Village, Colorado.

2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. David vs. Goliath: Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Among Global Law Firms (Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre/Fleming Room - 3rd Floor)

SPEAKERS: Ward Bower, Altman Weil Pensa, Inc., Newton Square, Pennsylvania; Terri Gelberg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Donna Killoughey, Tempe, Arizona; Gerard McDermott QC, Manchester, England; Evett Simmons, Port St. Lucie, Florida; Donna Willard-Jones, Anchorage, Alaska

2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Multidisciplinary Practices: The Future is Now (Church House Conference Centre/Assembly Hall - 1st Floor)

SPEAKERS: Samuel DiPiazza, General Counsel, PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York, N.Y.; Daniel R. Fischel, Chicago, Illinois; Judith Mayhew, London, England; Sherwin P. Simmons, Miami, Florida; Irwin L. Treiger, Seattle, Washington; E. Norman Veasey, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware

MODERATOR: Herbert S. Wander, Chicago, Illinois

2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Future of the Jury System in the U.S. and England: Changing Paradigms (Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre/Churchill Auditorium - Ground Floor)

SPEAKERS: B. Michael Dann, Superior Court Judge, Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix, Arizona; Judith S. Kaye, Chief Judge, New York State Court of Appeals, New York, New York; Ralph C. Martin, II, District Attorney, Suffolk County, Boston, Massachusetts; Lord Woolf, London, England; Ronald C. Smith, Professor, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois; G. Marc Whitehead, Chicago, Illinois; Courtenay Griffiths, London, England; Valerie Hans, Division of Criminal Justice, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware; Jonathan Hirst QC, London, England; Stephen Kaye, New York, New York; Albert Krieger, Miami, Florida; Terence MacCarthy, Federal Defender, Northern District of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois; G. Thomas Munsterman, Director, National Center for State Courts, Center for Jury Studies, Arlington, Virginia; Charles Ogletree, Professor, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Edward Sparrow, London, England; George Staple, London, England

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation of an E-commerce Claim (Royal Courts of Justice/The Court of the Lord Chief Justice)

SPEAKERS: John Abramson, London, England; Bernard Eder, London, England; Ian Hunter, London, England; Michael A. Knoezer, New York, New York; Lord Justice Mance, London, England; Charlotte Warr, London, England

7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Physician-Hospital Restructuring Issues and eHealth 2000 (Flemings/Mayfair

SPEAKER(S): Kevin Outterson, Nashville, Tennessee

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Hands Across the Sea: The Pitfalls and Perils in Negotiating a Transatlantic Merger (Part II) (London Hilton/The Ballroom

SPEAKERS: Stephanie Bess, London, England; Michael Byowitz, New York, New York; David A. Katz, New York, New York; Daniel Rosenberg, London, England; Guy Weijer, Nautu Dutilh, Rotterdam

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Biotechnology and the Law in the New Millennium (Church House Conference Centre/Assembly Hall - 1st Floor)

SPEAKERS: Fiona Caldicott, Principal, Somerville College, Oxford, England; Keith H.S. Campbell, Division of Animal Physiology, Sutton Bonnington Campus, Leicestershire, Scotland; Alexander M. Capron, U.S. National Bioethics Advisory Commission, Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; Richard Durbin, Deputy Director, The Sanger Centre, Wellcome Trust; Genome Campus, Cambridge, England; Everett Mendelsohn, Chair, Department of History of Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Thomas Wilkie, Director, Biomedical Ethics, Medicine in Society Programme, The Wellcome Trust, London, England; Scott F. Partridge, Houston, Texas; Gilbert Whittemore, Boston, Massachusetts

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Assembly Luncheon (Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre/Whittle/Fleming Rooms - 3rd Floor)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: George Mitchell, former U.S. Senator and Mediator of the Northern Ireland Accords

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Global Climate Change: Planning for the Big Contingency (Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre/Mountbatten Room - 6th Floor)

SPEAKERS: John Browne, Group Chief Executive, BP Amoco, London, England; Jonathan Lash, President, World Research Institute, Washington, D.C.; Kenneth L. Lay, Chairman and CEO, Enron Corporation Houston, Texas; Frank E. Loy, U.S. Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs, Washington, D.C.; Sheila S. Hollis, Washington, D.C.; Laura Kosloff, Portland, Oregon; Edward L. Strohbehn, Jr., San Francisco, California

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Legal Education in the United Kingdom and the United States in the New Millennium (University of London)

SPEAKERS: Lee Bridges, London, England; Kim Economides, London, England; Joy Hillyer, London, England; Jonathan Hirst QC, London, England; Phillip Jones, London, England; Herma Hill Kay, Dean, Boalt Hall, University of California Law School, Berkeley, California; Patricia Leighton, Manchester, England; Jeffrey E. Lewis, St. Louis, Missouri; Robert MacCrate, New York, New York; Erica Moeser, Madison, Wisconsin; Carl Monk, Washington, D.C.; Lord Justice Potter, London, England; Henry Ramsey, Jr., Berkeley, California; Norman Redlich, New York, New York; John E. Sexton, Dean, New York University School of Law, New York, New York; David Sugerman, Lancaster, England; William Twining, London, England; Robert K. Walsh, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Lord Woolf, London, England; James P. White, Indianapolis, Indiana; Graham Zellick, London, England

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wiring the Legal Profession for the 21st Century (Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre/Churchill Auditorium - Ground Floor)

SPEAKERS: Henry Brooke, President, Society for Computers and the Law, London, England; Curtis Coward, McLean, Virginia; Steven Daitch, Vice President, Technology Business Development, West Group, Eagan, Minnesota; Fred Edwards, Conroe, Texas; Deborah Enix-Ross (Invited), Senior Legal Advisor, World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; David Hambourger, Chief Information Officer, Winston & Strawn, Chicago, Illinois; Roger Horne, London, England; Jeff Kichaven, Los Angeles, California; Mark Saville, Lord Saville of Newdigate, London, England; Ronald Staudt, Chicago, Illinois; L.J. West-Knights, London, England; James Keane, JusticeLink, Potomac, Maryland; Richard Susskind, IT Advisor to the Lord Chief Justice, Herts, England

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