Fourth Annual Supreme Court Webinar: Cases of Significance to Business

Holland & Knight Webinar
November 15, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM ET

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to hear arguments and issue decisions with major ramifications for business interests now that the bulk of the cases have been accepted for review. This webinar will provide a timely analysis of current legal issues and a unique perspective on cases that will be decided by the end of the term in June 2017.

This program is designed for all attorneys, in-house legal personnel and executives with compliance responsibilities.

Featured Cases

This presentation will focus on a number of cases that will have an impact on various areas of law, including:

Copyright and Trademark Law

  • Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc.: Deciding the appropriate test to determine when a feature of a useful article is protectable under Section 101 of the Copyright Act
  • Lee v. Tam: Whether the disparagement provision of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. 1052(a), is facially invalid under the First Amendment

Class Actions

  • Microsoft Corp. v. Baker: Does a federal court of appeal have jurisdiction to review an order denying class certification when named plaintiffs voluntarily dismiss the claim with prejudice?

Securities and Fraud

  • Salman v. United States: Deciding circuit split on whether the personal benefit to prove insider trading requires proof as stated in Dirks (2nd Cir.) or a close family relationship (9th Cir.)
  • Shaw v. United States: Whether the bank-fraud statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1344, Subsection 1, requires proof of a specific intent to cheat a bank

False Claims Act

  • State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. v. United States ex rel. Rigsby: Deciding the standard to dismiss a relator's claim for violation of the False Claims Act's seal requirement

First Amendment Regulations

  • Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman: Whether state no-surcharge laws unconstitutionally restrict speech conveying price information or regulate economic conduct

Antitrust Law

  • Visa, Inc. v. Stoumbos [consolidated with Visa, Inc. v. Osborn]: Whether allegations that members of a business association agreed to follow the association's rules and possess governance rights in the association, alone, are sufficient to plead the element of conspiracy in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act

Holland & Knight Presenters

Our speakers all have extensive experience in Supreme Court litigation as well as in the regulatory and substantive areas of law that the court will address.

Laurie Webb Daniel  |  Partner, Atlanta
Samuel Spital  |  Partner, New York
Richard Williams  |  Partner, Los Angeles

CLE Information

Holland & Knight will make all reasonable efforts to seek CLE credit for this program in states with an MCLE requirement. Holland & Knight is an approved provider in several jurisdictions, including California, Georgia, Illinois, New York and Texas. In certain instances, some programs may not be awarded CLE credits because of content, delivery or jurisdictional restrictions. For New York attorneys, this program's format qualifies for CLE for transitional (newly admitted) and experienced attorneys.

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