2017 Judicial Conference Agenda

2017 Conference


2/23/2017 - Click here to view the updated agenda conference program.

2/23/2017 - The court has scheduled wonderful speakers for the Conference

9/8/2016 - The court has electronically distributed the save the date announcement. If you did not receive your copy, please click here.

9/7/2016 - A tentative conference program is now available.

8/11/16 - The court and Bar Association have chosen the Turf Valley Resort to host the 2017 Judicial Conference.

2017 Anniversary Celebration Judicial Conference
May 4-5, 2017, Turf Valley Resort
Thursday, May 4, 2017
10:00a-12:00p Plenary Ethics Panel – Perspectives on Recent and Traditional Issues in Legal Ethics
Presenter: Kenneth Allen
12:30-1:30p Q&A Brown Bag Session w/ Academic Paper Authors
  • The Top Ten Decisions of the Court of Federal Claims in Its First 35 Years: Lessons Taught and Lessons Learned
    Presenter: Professor Gregory Sisk, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • The Court of Federal Claims: Mediating the Tension Between the People and Their Government
    Presenter: Professor Evan Zoldan, University of Toledo College of Law
2:00-5:15p Historical Plenary Session
  • Development of the Court and Its Role in the Federal Judiciary
    Presenter: Judge Eric Bruggink
  • Historical Model of Case Management in the Court
    Moderator: Judge Loren Smith
    Presenters: Jerry Stouck, Greenberg, Traurig, LLP
    Jeanne Davidson, U.S. Department of Justice
    -Vaccine Injury Act
    Presenters: Gary Golkiewicz, Private Mediator and Former Chief Special Master

Kevin Conway, Conway Homer, PC

  • Emerging Law Case Studies
    -Flooding/Taking Claims
    Presenter: Robert Meltz, Congressional Research Service
    -Affordable Care Act
    Moderator: Judge Charles Lettow
    Presenters: Kirk Manhardt, Department of Justice
    -§ 1603 of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act
    Moderator: Judge Thomas Wheeler
    Presenters: Steven Gillingham, Department of Justice
6:30-8:30p Gala 35th Anniversary Dinner
Keynote Speaker: Thomas J. Perelli, Jenner & Block
Former United States Associate Attorney General
Friday, May 5, 2017
7:30a Bench & Bar Fun Run/Walk Race
8:30a-12:15p Jurisdictional Breakout Sessions
  • Tax
    Moderator: Judge Charles Lettow
    -Judicial & Legislative Developments (9:15-10:30a)
    Presenters: Judge Wolski
    Jason Bergmann, U.S. Department of Justice
    Jean Pawlow, McDermott, Will & Emery
    Professor Dana L. Trier, University of Miami School of Law
    -Discovery Disputes in Tax Litigation (11:00-12:00p)
    Presenters: G. Robson Stewart, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Vaccine
    -Overview of OSM for 2016 (8:30-9a)
    Presenter: Chief Special Master Nora Beth Dorsey
    -Presentation of DOJ/Vaccine Litigation (9:00-9:30a)
    Presenter: Catherine Reeves, U.S. Department of Justice
    -The ABCs of Immunology (9:30-11:30a)
    Presenter: Dr. Princy Kumar, MedStar, Georgetown University Hospital
    -SIRVA as a Table Claim (11:30a-12:30p)
    Presenter: Dr. Terry Dalle-Tezze, U. S. Department of Health and Human Service
  • Intellectual Property, Contracts & Bid Protests
    -IP Issues (9:15-10:45a)
    Moderator: Judge Edward Damich
    Presenters: Vince Colatriano, Cooper & Kirk, PLLC
    Gary Hausken, Department of Justice
    Professor Elizabeth Winston, Columbus School of Law
    -Contracts & Bid Protest Issues (10:45a-12:15p)
    Moderator: Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams
    Presenters: Thomas Brugato, Covington & Burling, LLP
    Sharon Larkin, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
    Marcia Madsen, Mayer Brown, LLP
    Douglas Mickle, Department of Justice
    Darrell Valdez, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia
12:30-2:00p Lunch Buffet for General Attendance or
Closed Session: Advisory Council Working Lunch Meeting
3:00p Optional: Bench & Bar Golf Outing (not included in registration fee)