On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Institute for Corporate Counsel presents its annual seminar (5.5 mcle hours) at the California Club in downtown LA (sponsored by the USC Law School and LACBA's Corporate Law Departments Section). Lots of to speakers to see (Pete Wilson, Johan Perez, Mike Feuer, Billie Greer, etc.) and interesting programming to be had (especially re labor and employment law), but for appellate nerds the real show is from 3:15 to 4:15 when "a distinguished panel of former members of the Solicitor General's office will discuss developments and issues before the U.S. Supreme Court."
(If you attend and want to do a write-up, please send it to me for posting.)
The panel, moderated by DJ editor David Houston, consisted of Mahoney, Phillips and Shah.
Mahoney discussed Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, predicting a ruling that will change the law covering securities class actions. Shah discussed the McCutcheon v. FEC political contributions case, predicting that Roberts will be the swing vote.
Phillips discussed the Greenhouse Gas cases. And Shah discussed the NLRB v. Noel Canning case.