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UT Law School Symposium considers legal aspects of Y2K

The University of Texas School of Law will host its 1999 symposium “Litigating the Year 2000 Issue.”

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WHAT: The University of Texas School of Law will host its 1999 symposium “Litigating the Year 2000 Issue.”

WHEN: The symposium will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12

WHERE: Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public Affairs

BACKGROUND: The event is open to the public, but registration is required. Registration fee is $50 and it includes 6 hours of Continuing Legal Education Credit as well as breakfast and lunch. Speakers will discuss a wide range of issues relating to the legal implications of Y2K. The speakers and their topics are as follows:

  • Howard Nations, Law Offices of Howard Nations, Houston — “Legal Implications of the Millennium Bug: The Multiple Roles of Lawyers in Coping with the Fallout from the Trillion Dollar Computer Glitch
  • Terry Budd, Kirkpatrick and Lockhart, LLP, Pittsburg, PA — “Minimizing Exposure to Y2K Legal Liabilities”
  • Michael Quinn, Sheinfeld, Maley and Kay, Austin — “Bugs, Lugs, Slugs and Thugs: Insurance Aspects of the Y2K Problem — the Legal Dimension”
  • Reed Kathrein, Milberg, Weiss, Bershad, Hynes and Lerach, LLP, San Francisco — “Year 2000 Class Actions — Perspectives of Plaintiffs’ Counsel”
  • The Honorable D. Brook Smith, U.S. District Judge, Western District of Pennsylvania — “The Managerial Judge and Y2K Litigation” (keynote luncheon speaker)
  • Mark Grossman, Becker and Poliakoff, Miami — “Defenses to Y2K Litigation”
  • Clark Richards, Bell, Turner, Coogan and Richards, Austin– “Remedies and Theories of Liability for Y2K”
  • George Scott Christian, Texas Civil Justice League, Austin– “Proposed Y2K Legislation — Origins, Overview and Outlook”