Summer 2019

Faculty Milestones

Testifying in DC: David Olson appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 7. “It is thus critically important to find the right amount of patent protection (in terms of breadth and duration) that encourages adequate drug development but does not provide inefficiently long monopolies,” he said. Daniel Lyons spoke at a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on broadband internet access, arguing for universal connectivity. Patricia McCoy testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and addressed the question of how banking agencies should regulate and supervise institutions.

Ask the Experts: Ray Madoff spoke to the Washington Post, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Nonprofit Quarterly, Sludge, WGBH, NECN, CNBC, and the Biden Foundation on matters pertaining to charities, nonprofit oversight, and endowments. The American Constitution Society featured a blog in which Kent Greenfield opined on the anti-discriminatory rights of corporations. Jeffrey Cohen talked to Law 360 about the college admissions scandal. Hiba Hafiz spoke to Bloomberg about a comment she helped to draft on the NLRB’s “joint employer” proposal. An opinion contributor to The Hill, James Repetti ’80 wrote most recently about Trump’s tax losses in the 1980s and 1990s.

Letters to the Editor: Mark Brodin penned a response to a Boston Globe article regarding the debate over impeaching President Trump, and David Wirth wrote in the New York Times that voting in the next election is a way to stop this administration’s dismantling of climate change agreements and policies.

Moore Good News: Kent Greenfield has been named principal author of the two volumes of Moore’s Federal Practice dedicated to the Supreme Court. Described as “the backbone of any federal litigator’s library,” it is one of the most frequently cited treatises in federal court practice in the US. Greenfield succeeds Yale Law School’s Drew Days, III, who was Solicitor General under President Clinton. Greenfield’s colleague Daniel Coquillette is one of four editors of the entire multi-volume treatise.

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