4th Annual Second Circuit Moot Court Argument CLE

Event Date
  • 7/18/2017   5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Please arrive early for registration
  • Thurgood Marshall US Courthouse
    40 Foley Square
    Room 1703
    New York, New York 10007

Note: Registration will be closed on Monday, July 17 at 12:00PM. There are NO walk-in registrations at this program.

Reference Materials


  • NYIPLA Second Circuit Joint Bench Memo (41 Pages)
  • Anthony Walden v. Gina Fiore (11 Pages)
  • Art Rogers v. Jeff Koons (12 Pages
  • Best Van Lines, INC. v. Tim Walker (13 Pages)
  • Brandir International, INC. v. Cascade Pacific Lumber Co. (9 Pages)
  • Iain Calder and John Smith v. Shirley Jones (6 Pages)
  • Judi Boisson v. Banian, LTD. (13 Pages)
  • Mazer et al. v. Stein et al. (12 Pages)
  • Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, INC. (24 Pages)
  • Zippo Manufacturing Company v. Zippo Dot Com, INC (10 Pages)



NYIPLA, in conjunction with the Second Circuit, is hosting its Fourth Annual Moot Court Argument followed by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, on Tuesday, July 18, from 5:30PM to 8:30PM at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, Room 1703.  

Judges' Panel

SDNY Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein sitting by designation
EDNY Magistrate Judge Ramon E. Reyes, Jr. sitting by designation
EDNY Magistrate Judge Steven I. Locke sitting by designation 




Haug Partners     

Jessica Sblendorio     
Benjamin Dahl     

Hodgson Russ          

Kristen Flick          
David Yovanoff         

Pryor Cashman

Esther Kim
Luke Rushing

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Devon Edwards
Aislinn Toohey


Each firm will present an oral argument on behalf of a different interested party. The firms will present a hypothetical fact pattern based upon the Supreme Court's recent Star Athletica decision regarding the separability analysis in the context of copyright protection eligibility. The Judges from the Second Circuit and/or District Court Judges sitting by designation on the bench will conduct the proceedings and provide feedback after the firms present their oral arguments. 

Hosted by the NYIPLA Programs Committee