Lawyers and the Law in New York City: Ten Years after 9/11

Lawyers and the Law in New York City: Ten Years After 9/11

Reception and Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 6:30-8 p.m., reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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This reception and panel discussion commemorated the tenth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, which had a profound effect on the law and lawyers in New York City.

Ten years later and ten blocks north of Ground Zero, distinguished speakers shared their reflections and unique perspectives, addressing topics including: the September 11thVictim Compensation Fund as a model for future publicly funded compensation programs; civil liberties, law enforcement, and national security in a post-9/11 world; legal issues arising from the rebuilding at Ground Zero and New York City’s response to more than 10,000 lawsuits filed against the city as a result of the attacks; and the effect of the attacks on a law firm that was located in the World Trade Center’s North Tower. The panel discussion was followed by Q&A with the audience. The speakers’ reflections have been published in an issue of the New York Law School Law Review.   To read the issue click here.   The issue can also be found through LexisNexis, Westlaw, and HeinOnline at 56 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 819-1256 (2011–2011). For reprints and subscriptions, click here.

Moderator: Richard A. Matasar, Dean and President, New York Law School

Distinguished Speakers:

Joseph W. Armbrust, Jr., Partner, Sidley Austin LLP: “After the North Tower: A Law Firm Survives and Thrives”

Michael A. Cardozo, New York City Corporation Counsel: “New York City: Responding and Rebuilding”

Kenneth R. Feinberg, Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund; Partner, Feinberg Rozen, LLP: “Compensation Funds: Policy and Precedent”

Donna Lieberman, Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union: “Civil Liberties: Then and Now”

Other Event Details:

A wine and cheese reception began at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program at 6:30 p.m.

Where: New York Law School, 2nd Floor Events Center, 185 West Broadway, New York, New York 10013

CLE: 1.5 CLE credits were available at no cost (Areas of Professional Practice).

Questions? Contact the Law Review at 212-431-2109 or

Related 9/11 Anniversary Events:

A symposium titled Civil Liberties Ten Years After 9/11 took place at New York Law School on Friday, September 9, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring, among others, Michael Chertoff, Richard Epstein, Linda Greenhouse, Geoffrey Stone, and John Yoo. For more information, click here.