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The Sedona Conference® Now Accepting Applications for Invitation-Only Conference on Complex Litigation XIII: The Future of Civil Litigation 2, April 7—8, 2011, Del Mar, Calif.


SEDONA, Ariz., Dec. 21, 2010—The Sedona Conference® announced today that it is now accepting applications for the invitation-only The Sedona Conference® on Complex Litigation XIII: The Future of Civil Litigation 2, to be held on Thursday-Friday, April 7-8, 2011, at the L’Auberge Del Mar in Del Mar, Calif.

This year’s conference will assess the progress made since last year’s conference and the Civil Rules Advisory Committee of the Judicial Conference’s symposium at Duke Law School in realizing the elusive goal of Fed. R. Civ. P. 1—the “just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action.” The conference will reconvene leaders of that national dialogue in objectively defining the challenges facing the civil justice system. Led by a faculty of experienced public and private sector attorneys, judges, and legal academics from all points of view, the participants in this conference will engage in thought-provoking dialogue exploring:

•Civil litigation and justice—what does it mean; where are we going?
•The impact of post-Twombly/Iqbal pleading requirements
•Proportionality in e-Discovery preservation and production
•The proper role of judicial management
•The lessons learned of the various court “pilot projects”
•Attorney competence for the 21st century
•The role of bench and bar education to meet civil litigation challenges

The faculty will be chaired by Richard G. Braman of The Sedona Conference® and includes Thomas Y. Allman, former counsel to Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP; John M. Barkett of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP; James A. Batson of Liddle & Robinson, LLP; Elizabeth J. Cabraser of Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP; Alex Dimitrief of General Electric Company; Joseph D. Garrison of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Chimes, Richardson & Fitzgerald, P.C.; Professor Steven S. Gensler of the University of Oklahoma College of Law; the Hon. Paul W. Grimm of the District of Maryland; the Hon. John G. Koetl of the Southern District of New York; the Hon. Barbara Jacobs Rothstein of the Federal Judicial Center; Paul C. Saunders of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; the Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York; and Stephen D. Susman of Susman & Godfrey.

Registration is by invitation only and is strictly limited to 50 participants to ensure an intimate environment for meaningful dialogue. To apply for an invitation, please visit and follow the instructions on the program page.


 Civil Litigation
 Complex Litigation
 Electronic Discovery
 Civil Procedure

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