• From the President - May 5, 2016

    As we celebrated Law Day and the award of the Learned Hand Medal for Excellence in Federal Jurisprudence to the Hon. Gerard E. Lynch, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, I was reminded of the importance of the rule of law […]

  • The Winter Meeting - May 5, 2016

    The Winter Bench and Bar Conference, known as the Winter Meeting, was held the first week in February this year at the Four Seasons Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii.  I always enjoy the Winter Meeting, especially the opportunity to meet with the judges who attend […]

  • Council Holds Winter Meeting; George A. Davidson Receives Whitney North Seymour Award - May 5, 2016

    The Federal Bar Council held its annual Winter Bench and Bar Conference at the Four Seasons Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii from January 30 through February 6, 2015.  Sharon L. Nelles of Sullivan and Cromwell chaired the meeting, and Second […]

  • The Worst Supreme Court Decision, Ever! - May 5, 2016

    There are, perhaps, many candidates for the worst decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, ever:  Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896), for example, or perhaps, Korematsu v. U.S., 323 U.S. 214 (1944).  But there really can only be one that ranks at the very […]

  • Preempting Avoidance - May 5, 2016

    The Second Circuit’s recent decision in In re Tribune Company Fraudulent Conveyance Litigation confirms that Section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code preempts state law fraudulent conveyance actions aimed at securities settlement payments made by a debtor in bankruptcy […]

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