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Halftime at the Supreme Court

Halftime at the Supreme Court
Product Code - LGN227
Speaker(s): Thomas C. Goldstein, Goldstein & Russell P.C.; Thomas Taylor, Bloomberg BNA
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While most lawyers will never appear before the U.S. Supreme Court, few can argue that their practices have never been affected by one of the Court’s rulings. This term alone, the justices are taking on issues ranging from campaign finance to legislative prayer, with sojourns into environmental regulation, labor relations, and securities class actions. The Court’s decisions in these cases will form must-know precedents for lawyers all over the country, settling conflicts throughout the federal circuits and shaping the American legal landscape.

This program will provide explanations of the major cases of this term and provide insight into what potential outcomes—as well as opinions already issued—might mean for lawyers and their clients. It will also try to look into the future of the Court’s activity and discuss what kinds of issues are piquing its interest and what attorneys should be on the lookout for in upcoming terms.

Finally, we’ll talk about running a Supreme Court practice with one of the preeminent Supreme Court litigators in the country and address the challenges facing lawyers in this high-profile, high-stakes practice area.

Educational Objectives:

• Gain a high-level understanding of the cases that have been decided by or argued before, or that are currently pending before, the Supreme Court.
• Get a look at what to expect from the Court in the second half of its October 2013 term.
• Hear an analysis of possible outcomes in cases that will affect both the business community and the lawyers who represent business interests.
• Learn about the Court as an institution and what to expect from the Court going forward.
• Discover what it’s like to run a Supreme Court practice in the Roberts Court era.

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

The variety of topics addressed by the cases on the Supreme Court’s docket make the program suitable for a variety of lawyers whose clients may be impacted by the Court’s rulings this term. The material will be of particular value to litigators in both the trial and appellate worlds and to anyone with a particular interest in the Supreme Court as an institution.

Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: A general understanding of litigation practice.
CPE Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based Live
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Recommended CPE Credit: 1.0 credits
Anticipated CLE Credit: 1.0 credits (may vary based on from which location requested)

For additional information, please see the “CE Credit” tab.

Thomas C. Goldstein, Goldstein & Russell P.C.; Thomas Taylor, Bloomberg BNA

Thomas C. Goldstein, Goldstein & Russell P.C.
Tom Goldstein, a partner with the Washington firm Goldstein & Russell P.C., has argued 31 cases before the Supreme Court, including matters involving federal patent law, class action practice, labor and employment, and disability law. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Goldstein teaches Supreme Court litigation at Harvard Law School and taught at Stanford Law School as well from 2004-2012.

Mr. Goldstein has been repeatedly recognized as a leading member of the bar. In 2010, The National Law Journal named him one of the 40 most influential lawyers of the decade, and he is known as one of the nation’s top appellate advocates. He founded, and is the publisher of, SCOTUSblog, which in 2013 became the only weblog ever to receive the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.

Before founding Goldstein & Howe in 1999, Mr. Goldstein practiced law at Boies & Schiller LLP and at Jones Day Reavis & Pogue. He left the firm he founded in 2006 to create the Supreme Court practice at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, where he also was a partner and principal co-chair of the firm-wide litigation practice. He returned to what is now Goldstein & Russell in 2011.

Mr. Goldstein earned a J.D., summa cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law and an A.B. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Thomas Taylor, Bloomberg BNA
Tom Taylor joined Bloomberg BNA’s United States Law Week in 2010. He is the Assistant Managing Editor and covers the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts of appeals. Prior to joining Bloomberg BNA, Mr. Taylor practiced with the international law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP in both Washington and New York.

Mr. Taylor is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and also earned a degree in Economics from the University of Virginia College of Arts & Sciences. He is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia.

This program’s CLE-credit eligibility varies by state. Bloomberg BNA is an accredited provider in the states of New York*, California, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia, and most other jurisdictions grant CLE credit on a per-program basis. At this time, Bloomberg BNA does not apply directly to the states of Florida, Rhode Island, Montana and Hawaii although credit is usually available for attorneys who wish to apply individually. Additionally, the following states currently do not grant credit for Bloomberg BNA OnDemand programming: Arkansas, Ohio, Nebraska, and Delaware. All requests are subject to approval once the live webinar has taken place or the customer has viewed the OnDemand version. Please contact the Bloomberg BNA accreditations desk if you have specific questions that have not been addressed.

*Bloomberg BNA is an accredited provider in New York for experienced attorneys only.

Hardship Policy

For information regarding Bloomberg BNA’s Hardship Policy, please visit the Continuing Education Information page.


Individual programs, subjects, and formats may not receive credit in some states and there may be specific rules regarding who may earn credit or the maximum number of credit hours that may be earned with specific formats. For specific questions, contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about your MCLE rules or visit the American Bar Association’s website for general information on accreditation.

If you have further questions regarding a specific state or how to file for CE credit, please contact Bloomberg BNA customer service at 800-372-1033 and ask to speak to the CLE Accreditation Coordinator or send an email to

Supreme Court Practice, Tenth Edition

“For Supreme Court practitioners, or anyone else who may need to file a brief at the U.S. Supreme Court, it could be the best $495 you ever spend.”

—Speaker Tom Goldstein, with Amy Howe, Book review: New edition for a classic treatise, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 28, 2014, 7:00 PM)