96th Annual Dinner
in Honor of
the Federal Judiciary

Friday, March 23, 2017
New York Hilton Midtown

Keynote Speaker
Bob Woodward

Outstanding Public Service Award
Honorable Sue Lewis Robinson
(Ret.) District of Delaware




Dinner Reservation --- To View Your Firm's Seating Arrangement for the Dinner, Click HERE  
Individual Registration, please contact dinner@nyipla.org


Intent in Patent Cases:
How Courts Sort Out Whether Infringement Is Knowing, Egregious or Exceptional

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Rotunda, 3rd floor

Luncheon followed by a Discussion from a distinguished panel of Federal Judges
11:30 AM – 2:15 PM
Mercury Ballroom, 3rd floor


Firm Host and Honored Guests
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotunda, 3rd floor

NYIPLA Members and Honored Guests
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Mercury Ballroom, 3rd floor

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Grand Ballroom & Trianon Ballroom, 3rd floor

15th Annual Outstanding Public Service Award
Honorable Denny Chin
Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Dinner Speaker
Walter Isaacson
President and CEO of the Aspen Institute
Author of The Innovators; Steve Jobs; Einstein; Benjamin Franklin

The After-Dinner Party with DJ
10:00 PM
Rendezvous Ballroom, 3rd floor


New York Hilton Midtown 

  • Click here to view an interactive floor plan of the Grand Ballroom and Trianon Ballroom
  • Click here to view the diagrams for the Grand Ballroom and Trianon Ballroom

    Hospitality Suites
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM - Midnight, with ALL BARS in the hospitality suites closing at 7:15 PM.

    Concourse Level

    Carter DeLuca Farrell & Schmidt - Concourse E
    Fenwick & West - Concourse G
    Greenberg Traurig (Pre-reception) - Concourse B
    Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear - Concourse A
    Merchant & Gould - Concourse D
    Polsinelli Concourse H
    Proskauer Rose Concourse C

    Ground Level

    Baker & Hostetler PDR 3, Herb N' Kitchen
    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft - Bridges Bar
    Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto - Runway, Herb n Kitchen
    Goodwin - PDR 1, Herb N' Kitchen
    Troutman Sanders - PDR 2, Herb N' Kitchen

    Second Level

    Cooper & Dunham Murray Hill East
    Desmarais Nassau West
    Dorsey & Whitney Morgan Suite
    Greenberg Traurig (Post-reception) - Sutton Center
    Haug Partners - Beekman Parlor
    Hogan Lovells Madison Suite
    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton - Gramercy Suite East 
    Kirkland & Ellis Regent Parlor
    King & Spalding - Gibson Suite
    Latham & Watkins - Nassau East
    Mayer Brown - Sutton North
    Orrick Clinton Suite
    Ropes & Gray - Bryant Suite

    Fourth Level

    Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein - Lincoln Suite
    Andrews Kurth Kenyon - New York Suite
    Baker Botts - Harlem Suite
    Fish & Richardson - Hudson Suite
    Hoffmann & Baron - Midtown Suite
    Scully Scott Murphy & Presser - Green Room


    To reserve a hospitality suite for the day of the Judges Dinner, a firm must have attorneys who are NYIPLA members and meet the minimum number of dinner tables requirement, please contact Ashley Nelson (Ashley.Nelson@hilton.com) and Trevor Witcher (Trevor.Witcher@hilton.com) for details. 

    To View Prior Years Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal Judiciary, click here.