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Thursday, June 2, 2022

9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)
10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

  • Jennifer Rosato Perea, Dean, College of Law, DePaul University
  • Stephan Landsman, Director, Clifford Symposium, DePaul University
10:15 a.m.
Session I: Bankruptcy

  • The Administrative State in Bankruptcy - Jared Ellias, University of California Hastings; George Triantis, Stanford University
  • Fake and Real People in Bankruptcy - Melissa Jacoby, University of North Carolina
  • Cheap Grace in Bankruptcy Court - Troy McKenzie, New York University
  • The Committee Charade in Mass Tort Bankruptcy - Lindsey Simon, University of Georgia
  • Discussant:  Nora Engstrom, Stanford University

12:15 p.m.
Lunch (provided)

1:15 p.m.
Session II: Corporate Responsibility

  • The Great American Double Standard - Honorable Jed Rakoff, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • The Challenge of Holding Corporations Accountable Through Civil Litigation - Howard Erichson, Fordham University
  • “A Force Created”: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Politics of Lawsuit Immunity - Myriam Gilles, Yeshiva University
  • Shareholder Wealth Maximization and Securities Fraud - James Park, University of California Los Angeles
  • Discussant:  Miriam Baer, Brooklyn Law School

3:15 p.m.

3:30 p.m.
Session III: Tort Law To The Rescue?

  • The Texas Two Step in Bankruptcy: Corporate Abuse in the World of Mass Torts and What Can Be Done About It - Maria Glover, Georgetown University
  • Tort Claims for the Coverup of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Private Litigation, Corporate Accountability and Institutional Reform - Timothy Lytton, Georgia State University
  • When a Corporation’s Rational Ignorance Causes Harm: Charting a New Role for Tort Law - Wendy Wagner, University of Texas
  • Discussant:  Elizabeth Burch, University of Georgia

5:15 p.m.
Conclusion of Day One

Friday, June 3, 2022

8:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)
9:00 a.m. Session IV: The Boeing Max

  • Nosedive: Boeing and the Corruption of the Deferred Prosecution Agreement - John Coffee, Columbia University
  • Malice or SNAFU? Punitive Damages and Organizational Culture Defects - Bradley Wendel, Cornell University
  • The Boeing MAX 737 Crashes—Aeronautical Accident Outliers - Stephan Landsman, DePaul University
  • Discussant:  Margaret Lemos, Duke University

10:30 a.m.
10:45 p.m.
Session V: An Overview of Private Litigation and the Public Good

  • Private Enforcement for the Digital Age - David Engstrom, Stanford University
  • What We Know and What We Don’t Know About Private Litigation and the Public Good - Sean Farhang, University of California Berkeley
  • Tort, Crime and Public Health: Reflections on Legal Categories - Alexandra Lahav, University of Connecticut
  • Personification and Punishment: Metaphors and Corporate Acts - Gregory Mark, DePaul University
  • Discussant:  Robert Rabin, Stanford University

12:30 p.m.
Concluding Remarks