Jenner & Block

American Bar Association's 2007 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Jenner & Block Partners Barry Sullivan, Thomas P. Sullivan, Ronald L. Marmer, Lorelie S. Masters, Linda L. Listrom, Carter H. Klein, and Joseph G. Bisceglia will participate in the American Bar Association’s 2007 Annual Meeting to be held August 9-14 in San Francisco, California.

Barry Sullivan will speak at an August 10th session entitled, “Sex, Drugs, and the Law: The ABA’s Response to HIV/AIDS.”  The session will review the evolution of AIDS-related legal and policy issues, examine their ever-growing impact on society, and discuss ways in which lawyers can help prevent the spread of HIV. Mr. Sullivan has held several leadership positions within the ABA and is the former chair of the ABA AIDS Coordinating Committee. Along with Mr. Sullivan, current and former Committee Chairs including the Honorable Richard Andrias of New York City, Shelley Hayes of Washington, DC, and Robert E. Stein of Washington, DC will speak at the session.

Thomas P. Sullivan will speak and Mr. Marmer will moderate an August 11th session entitled, “Guantanamo and the Rule of Law in Time of War.”  The program will allow leading figures and veteran lawyers who have shaped the debate about how the United States should deal with suspected enemy combatants to offer their perspectives on the rule of law in time of war.  Along with Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Marmer, Gitanjali S. Gutierrez of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Glenn Sulmasy of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, will speak at the session.  Mr. Sullivan is a former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and Chairman of the ABA’s Illinois Committee on Defense of Indigent Persons.  Mr. Marmer has held several leadership positions within the Litigation Section of the ABA and is currently a member the Section's Council.

Ms. Masters will speak at an August 11th session entitled, “Switch Hitting? Ethical Implications of Advance Conflict Waivers,” at which a group of trial lawyers will examine and cross-examine leading ethics experts in a hearing on a motion to disqualify plaintiff’s counsel in a stock options backdating class action to illustrate whether an advance waiver will or will not hold up.  Ms. Masters has held several leadership positions within the ABA and is currently the Chair of the Section of Litigation’s Committee on Committee Newsletters and Journals.

Ms. Listrom will speak at an August 11th session entitled, “The Next Frontier: Admissibility of Electronic Evidence,” which will discuss how to use the Federal Rules of Evidence to overcome objections to common forms of electronic evidence, such as metadata and instant messages.  Along with Ms. Listrom, Sheldon Fineklstein of Newark, James Gordon of Los Angeles, and Gregory Joseph of New York will speak at the session.  Ms. Listrom has held several leadership positions within the ABA and is currently Co-Chair of the Section of Litigation’s Trial Evidence Committee and a member of the Section at 40 Task Force.

Mr. Klein will speak at an August 12th session of the Letter of Credit Subcommittee discussing the model supersedeas letter of credit as substitutes for appeal bonds.  Mr. Klein is past Chair of the ABA’s Letter of Credit Sub-Committee and a member of ABA's Uniform Commercial Code Committee and its Payments Subcommittee.

Mr. Bisceglia will participate in the August 13-14 meeting of the House of Delegates, of which he is a member, and various other events involving state bar association leadership. He is a member of the ABA’s House of Delegates, the Section of Litigation, and the Forum on the Construction Industry.