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First Monday 2020 Journal

BEYOND THE COURTROOM

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  • Qualified Immunity & Our Work:  Qualified immunity limits the financial consequences that public officials might face if they commit misconduct while on duty.  Not only are civil rights violations like brutality and false arrest often shielded from taxpayers, but also in later trial proceedings.  Join us to discuss how allegations of bad acts by officers can be explored in a criminal trial, and how attorneys litigate the non-disclosure of such information in a post-conviction setting.
  • Our Appellate Litigation:  What does "appellate defense" mean to us?  And why do appeals matter in public defense?  Join our staff in conversation about our appellate litigation practice.  We'll discuss recent OAD successes in court, our strategies, and how we're using our litigation practice to pursue racial justice and holistic representation.
  • The Reinvestigation ProjectLike the Serial and In the Dark podcasts?  Ever thought about how to unravel a wrongful conviction?  Join our Reinvestigation Project to talk about how a guilty verdict doesn’t always mean the crime was solved.  They'll discuss mistaken eyewitnesses, false confessions, and dubious forensic science in the New York courts.
  • The Parole Advocacy ProjectOur clients deserve to rejoin the community.  What does it take to convince people who run an unforgiving system that our clients have been punished enough?  Join the Parole Advocacy Project team to discuss what it took for our clients to get a second chance.  They'll also be available to answer any questions you have about parole and how it works for our clients.
  • COVID and PrisonsYou can’t socially distance in prison.  Incarcerated people are at greater risk of contracting and dying from COVID-19 than the general public.  Join our attorneys to talk about how OAD has been fighting to protect our clients during the pandemic, and to discuss what more needs to be done in the months ahead.

WARMEST THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS!

HONORARY CO-CHAIRS

Myrna Felder  Ι  Roy L. Reardon

 

HOST COMMITTEE

Antonia M. Apps  Ι  Nicolas Bourtin  Ι  Sean Hecker  Ι  Jeffrey Udell

LEADERS

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BENEFACTORS

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PATRONS

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Dechert LLP

Elizabeth Grayer & Aidan Synnott

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

John & Jo-Ann Lynch

Milbank LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Kit Roane & Katya Jestin

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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SPONSORS

AlixPartners

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Cornerstone Research

Selendy & Gay PLLC

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

SUPPORTERS

Antonia M. Apps

Garrard Beeney & Evan Mason

Steven L. Holley

Scott D. Miller

Alison S. Ressler

Joel B. Rudin

Walden Macht & Haran LLP

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Nicolas Bourtin & Elisabetta Lachi

Covington & Burling LLP

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Mitch Eitel

Maria T. Galeno

Robert J. Giuffra, Jr.

Goodwin Procter LLP

Sean Hecker & Mari Hinojosa

Mary & Tom Heyman

Brian & Mary Loughman

Tatiana Martins & George Sirignano

Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC

Peirce Moser

Joe & Nina Shenker

Stephanie G. Wheeler

INDIVIDUAL PATRONS

Avergun Family Charitable Trust

Susan Bixler

Julius Chu

H. Rodgin Cohen

Amanda Davidoff

Justin DeCamp

Stephen Ehrenberg

Empire Discovery

Mary Anne Ford

Terri Gillis

Philip & Eileen Graham

Suhana Han

Tracy Richelle High

Dani R. James

Alan Levine

Diane McGimsey

William B. Monahan

Joseph Neuhaus

Rita-Anne O'Neill

Ann-Elizabeth Ostrager

David M.J. Rein

Matthew Schwartz

Jeffrey T. Scott

Leonard Shen

Michael Tomaino

Jeffrey Udell

Liza M. Walsh

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS

Robert Downes

Richard Faughnan

Rita M. Glavin

Linda Goldstein

John Hardiman

John Kryder

Sharon Levin

Michael C. Miller

Anna Roberts

William Scalchunes

John Siffert

Christina Swarns