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Inaugural Complex Commercial Litigation Conference

Massachusetts Bar Association


Date: April 14, 2016

Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Location: Hyatt Regency, 1 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA

Plan to attend the Massachusetts Bar Association's Inaugural Complex Commercial Litigation Conference on April 14, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency in Boston.


  • Keynote address from Supreme Judicial Court Justice Robert J. Cordy
  • IP Panel:  How Intellectual Property Law Impacts Commercial Litigation

    Get an overview of the variety of mechanisms available to protect an organization’s technology and intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and non-compete clauses. Panelists will focus in particular on state law remedies for misappropriation of intellectual property and address the newly developing area of potential state law remedies against coercive infringements threats by “patent trolls.”
  • Bankruptcy Panel:  Kicking Over the Chessboard -- Everything a Civil Litigator Needs to Know

    Our panel of distinguished bankruptcy litigators will discuss the most important topics non-bankruptcy practitioners need to know when a litigant files for bankruptcy. Learn how the bankruptcy filing will impact the procedural and substantive aspects of the case, and be prepared to react quickly. Panelists will provide pointers on how to get a case back on track.
  • Business Litigation Panel:  The Perspective from the Other Side of the Bench  

    This presentation will examine realistic, substantive and procedural quandaries that attorneys encounter on a regular basis -- from the perspective of the bench. A distinguished panel of judges from federal court and state court, including the Business Litigation Session, and an arbitrator will provide insight on best practices for dealing with some of the complex and recurring issues that attorneys face as a part of their practice. Mintz Levin's Laurence Schoen will be moderating a judges' panel that includes Hon. J. Dennis Saylor, Hon. Janet Sanders, Hon. Brian Davis and Hon. Allan van Gestel.
  • Cocktail reception and light refreshments



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Professional Cropped Schoen Laurence Mintz

Laurence A. Schoen


Laurence A. Schoen is a Mintz trial lawyer whose practice encompasses a wide array of commercial litigation. Larry handles litigation such as antitrust, class action defense, contract and shareholder disputes, accountant liability, trade secret, insurance, and health care cases.