Washington and Lee law professor Christopher Seaman spoke at Brooklyn Law School on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Professor Seaman participated in a panel at the Trade Secret Institute Symposium, “Trade Secret Law at the Edge”. The panel, including Ted Schroeder, chief counsel to Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Ira Levy of Goodwin Proctor LLP, discussed pending legislation to federalize trade secrets law.
The full program for the symposium may be found here.
Washington and Lee law professors Lyman P.Q. Johnson and David Millon, along with distinguished colleagues, have authored and submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services. Specifically, the comments address the proposed definition of “eligible organization” for purposes of coverage of certain preventative services under the Affordable Care Act.
From the abstract:
In late August 2014, after suffering a defeat in the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision when the Court held that business corporations are “persons” that can “exercise religion,” the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) proposed new rules defining “eligible organizations.” Purportedly designed to accommodate the Hobby Lobby ruling, the proposed rules do not comport with the reasoning of that important decision and they unjustifiably seek to permit only a small group of business corporations to be exempt from providing contraceptive coverage on religious grounds. This comment letter to the HHS about its proposed rules makes several theoretical and practical points about the Hobby Lobby holding and how the proposed rules fail to reflect the Court’s reasoning. The letter also addresses other approaches to avoid in the rulemaking process and argues for rules that, unlike what the HHS has proposed, align with the Supreme Court’s reasoning while being consonant with generally applicable precepts of state law and principles of federalism.
The full letter may be read here.
Washington and Lee law professor Mark Drumbl will speak at the upcoming The Georgia Journal and of International & Comparative Law Conference 2014: Children & International Criminal Justice. The conference will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
Professor Drumbl will participate in a panel discussion with Kerry L. Neal of Justice for Children, Professor Linda A. Malone of College of William & Mary School of law, Alec Wargo II of the Office of the Special Representative to the U.N. Secretary-General for Children & armed Conflict and Jo Becker of Human Rights Watch.
The full conference schedule is available here.
The full list of participants is here.
Washington and Lee law professor Mark Drumbl published a chapter in a newly released book, Pluralism in International Criminal Law.
Professor Drumbl’s chapter, titled The Curious Criminality of Mass Atrocity: Diverse Actors, Multiple Truths, and Plural Responses, discusses pluralism and international criminal law through a single case: Prosecutor v. Grégoire Ndahimana (International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Trial Chamber III, 2011)
Professor Shannon Presents at Freshfields on Attorney Ethics for Third Party Funding of International Arbitration
On October 8, 2014 Professor Shannon presented a lunchtime talk on the topic “Attorney Ethics for Third Party Funding in International Arbitration” at the Washington, D.C. office of Freshfields, a premier global law firm that specializes in international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration.
Attorneys in the firm’s New York office attended her talk via videoconference. Professor Shannon gave advice on how to handle the ethical issues that may arise in both international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration when an attorney represents a funded client or when an arbitrator hears a case involving one or more funded parties.
Washington and Lee law professor Christopher Seaman recently presented his work at a faculty workshop at Wake Forest University School of Law. The workshop was held on Thursday, October 2, 2014.
Professor Seaman presented his forthcoming paper, The Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrecy. The paper will be published in The Virginia Law Review.
Read The Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrecy on SSRN here.
Washington and Lee law professor Michelle Drumbl spoke at the 2014 Tax Law Symposium on October 3, 2014. The symposium was held at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Professor Drumbl spoke as part of a panel discussing EITC compliance.
The full program is available here.