Fifth Annual Supreme Court Webinar: Cases of Significance to Business
Holland & Knight Webinar
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 2018.
This program is designed for all attorneys, in-house legal personnel and executives with compliance responsibilities.
We hope you can join us for this highly informative program.
This presentation will focus on a number of cases that are likely to have the greatest practical impact on various areas of law, including:
- NLRB v. Murphy Oil USA, Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis and Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris: Deciding whether provisions in employment contracts requiring individual arbitration of claims violates a contrary congressional command under the National Labor Relations Act protecting concerted activity and the pursuit of statutory remedies
- Digital Realty Trust v. Somers: Deciding whether the anti-retaliation protective provisions for whistleblowers in the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 extend to individuals who have not reported alleged corporate misconduct to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and thus fall outside the statutory definition of whistleblower
- National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense: Deciding whether the Clean Water Act grants federal appellate courts jurisdiction to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's rule that defines the scope of U.S. waters
Intellectual Property Law
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) administrative inter partes review (IPR) of patents: Deciding whether the USPTO's use of IPRs to analyze the validity of existing patents is unconstitutional because it cancels private property rights through a non-Article III forum without a jury
First Amendment Regulations
- Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission: Deciding whether the use of the state's public accommodations law to compel the petitioner to make a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage violates the baker's religious beliefs concerning marriage in regards to the free exercise and free speech clauses of the First Amendment, or is this mere conduct compelled by a neutral and generally applicable law and thus not a violation of the First Amendment; a ruling for petitioner could limit the government's ability to enforce commercial regulations; the court also may address speech versus conduct distinction, an area on which it has written frequently but not consistently
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.
Stacy Blank | Partner, Tampa
Laurie Webb Daniel | Partner, Atlanta
Steven Gordon | Partner, Washington, D.C.
Richard Williams | Partner, Los Angeles
Continuing Legal Education
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.