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Upcoming Conference at UT Law: The Rise of Appellate Litigators and State Solicitors General

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There’s a great line up of appellate litigators descending on Austin in January for The Rise of Appellate Litigators & State Solicitors General. Even one of these panels would be worth the trip.

January 22, 2009: Appellate Litigators in the Private Bar
Eidman Courtroom

Introduction
Kimberly Hicks, Editor in Chief, The Review of Litigation
Dean Lawrence Sager, The University of Texas School of Law
Hon. James C. Ho, Solicitor General of Texas

The Rise of the Appellate Litigator
Theodore Boutrous Jr., Gibson Dunn and Crutcher LLP
Hon. Walter Dellinger, Duke Law School, O’Melveny and Myers, former Acting U.S. Solicitor General
Hon. Charles J. Cooper, Cooper and Kirk, PLLC, former Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel
Beth S. Brinkmann, Morrison and Foerster, former Assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General

Appellate Litigation From the Client’s Perspective
David G. Leitch, Group Vice President and General Counsel, Ford Motor Company
Charles W. Matthews, Jr., Vice President and General Counsel, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Hon. Steven J. Law, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce (invited)

Litigating Before the Supreme Court of Texas
Hon. Nathan Hecht, Supreme Court of Texas
Hon. Tom Phillips, Baker Botts LLP, former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas (invited)

Dinner Keynote: “Representing the State of Texas as Solicitor General” (closed event)
Hon. R. Ted Cruz, Morgan Lewis and Bockius LLP, former Solicitor General of Texas

January 23, 2009: State Solicitors General
Eidman Courtroom

The Development of State SG Offices: A History
Hon. James Layton, Solicitor General of Missouri
Hon. James C. Ho, Solicitor General of Texas

Should States Establish and Expand SG Offices?
Dan Schweitzer, Supreme Court Counsel, National Association of Attorneys General
Hon. Gregory S. Coleman, Yetter, Warden and Coleman LLP, former Solicitor General of Texas
Hon. Julie Caruthers Parsley, former Solicitor General of Texas
Hon. Stephen McAllister, University of Kansas Law School, Solicitor General of Kansas

Luncheon Keynote
Hon. Jeffrey Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, former Solicitor General of Ohio

Impact of State SGs on Appellate Litigation: A View From the Bench
Hon. Wallace Jefferson, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas
Hon. Priscilla Owen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Hon. Allison Eid, Justice, Supreme Court of Colorado, former Solicitor General of Colorado

Representing the States in the U.S. Supreme Court: Stories From the Battlefield
Hon. Kevin C. Newsom, Bradley Arant Rose and White LLP, former Solicitor General of Alabama
Hon. Douglas R. Cole, Jones Day, former Solicitor General of Ohio
Hon. Caitlin Halligan, Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP, former Solicitor General of New York (invited)

State SGs and the United States: A View From Washington
Hon. Paul D. Clement, Georgetown Law School, former U.S. Solicitor General (invited)
Hon. Barbara D. Underwood, Solicitor General of New York, former Acting U.S. Solicitor General (invited)

Editors of The Review will moderate the panels.
This schedule may change. Please check prior to symposium to ensure accuracy.

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