NOTICE TO COUNSEL
The Federal Trade Commission is sponsoring a workshop called "Protecting Consumer Interests in Class Actions" at the FTC Conference Center in Washington, DC on September 13-14, 2004. The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics is a co-sponsor. Information about the Workshop can be found at the Federal Trade Commission's website, www.ftc.gov . It is generally open to the public. About three months ago, John T. Delacourt, Chief Antitrust Counsel, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission, asked me to participate in a panel that Mr. Delacourt will moderate. (There are several such panels of judges, academics, economists, lawyers and others.) I agreed, after making clear that I would not comment on cases still pending before me. The panel's topic is: " The Use of "Coupon" Compensation and Other Non-Pecuniary Redress ." The other members of this particular panel are:
Steven B. Hantler Assistant General Counsel for Government and Regulation DaimlerChrysler Corporation
Paul D. Kamenar Senior Executive Counsel, Washington Legal Foundation, and Clinical Professor, George Mason University School of Law
Christopher R. Leslie Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Lisa M. Mezzetti Partner, Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, P.L.L.C.
Philip A. Proger Partner, Jones Day
Outlines of the panelists' remarks are available at the FTC's website.
I am aware of no ethical restrictions that would discourage my participation in this legal education program, involving a wide range of viewpoints. Because some of the panelists, however, are employed by or associated with companies or organizations that have been, currently are, or may in the future be, involved in litigation before me, it seems best to disclose formally my attendance and involvement.
D. BROCK HORNBY UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE