2018 Annual Meeting!

April 12-14, 2018 | Omni Royal Orleans Hotel | New Orleans, LA

Thank you to our Sponsors!

GCG
Epiq Systems, Inc.
Moritt, Hock & Hamroff, LLP

 

Register for the 2018 ACAM Annual Meeting

 

Schedule

Thursday, April 12, 2018

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ACAM Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Registration
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dinner for Board, Committee Chairs, Speakers, and Sponsors (by invitation only)

Friday, April 13, 2018

7:30 am – 1:30 pm Registration
7:30 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 8:45 am

President's Welcome

Edgar C. Gentle III, Esq.
Gentle, Turner, Sexton & Harbison LLC
Hoover, Alabama

8:45 am – 9:15 am

Streamlined Case Start-Up: Avoid Spinning Your Wheels

Loree Kovach
Aideen Gaffney
GCG

9:15 am – 10:30 am

Special Masters in Social Justice and Social Reform Litigation

 

Moderator:

Randi Ilyse Roth, Esq.
Complex Settlements, P.C., Saint Paul, Minnesota
 

Panelists:

Hon. Donovan W. Frank
United States District Court of Minnesota
Senior District Judge, St. Paul, Minnesota

Hon. Paul L. Friedman
United States District Court of the District of Columbia
Senior District Judge, Washington, D.C.

Hon. Amy M. Totenberg
United States District Court of Northern Georgia
District Judge, Atlanta, Georgia

David Ferleger, Esq.
Office of David Ferleger, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Carlos A. Gonzalez, Esq.
The Gonzalez Law Group, Atlanta, Georgia

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Special Mastering in MDLs and Mass Tort Cases

 

Moderator:

Deborah E. Greenspan, Esq.
Blank Rome LLP, Washington, D.C.
 

Panelists:

Hon. R. David Proctor
United States District Court of Northern Alabama
District Judge, Birmingham, Alabama

Hon. Donovan W. Frank
United States District Court of Minnesota
Senior District Judge, St. Paul, Minnesota

Kim M. Catullo, Esq.
Gibbons, PC, New York, New York
Megan E. Jones, Esq.
Hausfeld, San Francisco, California
Cathy A. Yanni, Esq.
JAMS, San Francisco, California
Patrick A. Juneau, Esq.
Juneau David, APLC, Lafayette, Louisiana

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch—Guest Presentation

There Is No Remedy: The Role of a Special Master in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure

Kimberly R. West, Esq. (and a couple of actors)
Wallace, Jordan, Ratcli & Brandt, LLC, Birmingham, Alabama

1:15 am – 2:30 pm

ACAM Fellows Special Master Experiences

 

Moderator:

Roger S. Haydock, Esq.
National Arbitration Forum, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 

Panelists:

Cary Ichter, Esq.
Ichter Davis, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia
Merril Hirsh, Esq.
Troutman Sanders, LLP, Washington, D.C.
Peter S. Vogel, Esq.
Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP, Dallas, Texas

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Break

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Special Master Ethics, Immunity, and Insurance Issues

 

Moderator:

Richard D. Grauer, Esq.
Mediator and Special Master, Bloom eld Hills, Michigan
 

Panelists:

Patrick A. Juneau, Esq.
Juneau David, APLC, Lafayette, Louisiana
Hon. Kenneth O. Simon
Judicial Arbiter Group, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
Hon. John P. Leopold
JAMS, Denver, Colorado

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Reception

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Annual Dinner and New Fellow Induction Ceremony

Keynote Speaker:

Hon. R. David Proctor
United States District Court of Northern Alabama
District Judge, Birmingham, Alabama

Saturday, April 14, 2018

8:00 am – Noon Registration
8:00 am – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:15 am

Micro Special Mastering—Aggregate Settlements, Lien Resolution, Legal Fee Disputes, Privilege Logs, Discovery Disputes, Limited Charges, and Small Cases

 

Moderator:

Edgar C. Gentle III, Esq.
Gentle, Turner, Sexton & Harbison LLC, Hoover, Alabama
 

Panelists:

Cary lchter, Esq.
Ichter Davis, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia
Kimberly R. West, Esq.
Wallace, Jordan, Ratcli & Brandt, LLC, Birmingham, Alabama
Chris T. Hellums, Esq.
Pittman, Dutton & Hellums, P.C., Birmingham, Alabama
David M. Tenner, Esq.
Ridley, McGreevy & Winocur P.C., Denver, Colorado
Cathy A. Yanni, Esq.
JAMS, San Francisco, California

10:15 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Managing the Case Spectrum: Gotchas to Avoid

Nicole Hamann
Senior Vice President, Epiq Systems, Beaverton, Oregon

Michael O'Connor
Senior Director, Client Services, Epiq Systems, Beaverton, Oregon

11:00 am – 12:15 am

Special Mastering in Criminal Cases

 

Moderator:

Hon. Richard A. Levie (Ret.)
JAMS, Washington, District of Columbia
 

Panelists:

Hon. Paul L. Friedman
United States District Court of the District of Columbia
Senior District Judge Washington, D.C.

David R. Cohen, Esq.
David R. Cohen Co. LPA Cleveland, Ohio
Randi I. Roth, Esq.
Complex Settlements, P.C. Saint Paul, Minnesota

12:15 am – 12:30

ACAM Business Meeting

Election of 2018 Board

12:30 Adjourn
6:30

Optional Dine Arounds

 

Hotel and Travel Information

Hotel

Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
621 St. Louis Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
www.omnihotels.com
(800) THE-OMNI (843-6664)

Group Rate Reservation Link

Room Rate: $289 per night,
single/double occupancy

Hotel Reservations Deadline
Monday, March 19, 2018

Please mention ACAM or the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters to obtain the group rate. Hotel reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis until Monday, March 19, 2018, or until the block has sold out. ACAM cannot guarantee the group rate after Monday, March 19, 2018. All reservations not cancelled within 7 days prior to day of arrival will be subject to a one-night cancellation fee.

The Omni Royal Orleans o ers graceful elegance in New Orleans and features 345 luxury guest rooms and suites, a rooftop observation deck and pool, and multiple dining outlets, including the award- winning Rib Room. The hotel is located in the heart of the French Quarter at St. Louis and Royal Streets and within walking distance to Jackson Square, Saint Louis Cathedral, Preservation Hall, and world-class restaurants, bars, and entertainment.

Transportation

Airports

Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)—located 30 minutes from the Omni Royal Orleans

Airfare

ACAM has partnered with United Airlines and is offering discounted airfare to all attendees. To book airfare and receive a discount, go to www.united. com and use Offer Code: ZEBW112006. You may also call (800) 426-1122 and provide the agent with Agreement Code: 112006, Z Code: ZEBW.

Taxi

$33 each way from Louis Armstrong International Airport (gratuity not included)

Uber

$25–$30 each way from Louis Armstrong International Airport

Rental Car

ACAM has partnered with Avis Car Rental and is offering discounted car rentals to all ACAM attendees. To reserve and receive a discount online, please visit www.Avis.com. Enter the Avis Worldwide Discount Code: D012155 in the reservation details. You may also call (800) 331-1600 and provide the agent with Avis Worldwide Discount Code: D012155

Parking

Valet Parking: $47.57 per night, including tax, with unlimited in and out privileges. The garage clearance is 6 feet, 6 inches. O site parking is available within two blocks for larger vehicles.

Other Information

Dress Code 

Business casual attire is appropriate for the ACAM meeting.

Weather

The average high temperature in New Orleans in April is 79 °F and the average low is 60 °F.

Things to Do in New Orleans

http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/

New Orleans Dining Options

http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/ cuisine/

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