Broadcast Date: Tuesday, March 03, 2020
from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)


Join litigation experts, Jemi Lucey (Greenbaum) and Alex Harris (Gibson Dunn), as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of appellate litigation. The speakers will present an engaging discussion of the current litigation trends and recent appellate rulings. Speakers will also provide the audience with practical strategies in bringing out the best in these lawsuits in light of the most notable and up-to-date cases.

Key topics include:

  • Appellate Litigation: Recent Trends and Developments
  • Notable Appellate Rulings and Cases
  • Top Appellate Issues
  • Best Litigation Strategies:
    • Oral Argument
    • Appellate Brief
  • The Future of Appellate Practice


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of the appellate law


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Jemi Lucey, Partner
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

Jemi Goulian Lucey is partner in the Litigation Department at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP. Ms. Lucey concentrates her practice on employment litigation and human resources related law, higher education law, and professional negligence defense.  She represents mid-market companies, institutions of higher learning, and public entities in federal and state civil litigation matters concerning employment discrimination and retaliation claims, professional negligence defense, higher education and Title IX alleged violations, business torts, and commercial contract disputes.

Alex Harris, Associate Attorney
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Alex Harris is an associate in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  He currently practices in the firm’s Litigation Department.  Mr. Harris focuses on appellate and intellectual property litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Harris served as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond M. Kethledge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  He received his law degree from Stanford Law School, where he conducted advanced clinic coursework in Supreme Court litigation and edited the Stanford Technology Law Review.

Mr. Harris has argued before federal and state courts, at the trial and appellate levels, in paid and pro bono cases.  He has also served as Continuing Legal Education faculty and his work has appeared in the Maryland Journal of International Law and the Washington Legal Foundation’s Legal Opinion Letters.

Mr. Harris is licensed to practice law in the State of California and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.


Alex HarrisAssociate Attorney

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP


Jemi LuceyCounsel

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

  • What to appeal (when you’re appealing)
  • Hot-button appellate issues throughout the country/Recent Significant Appellate Decisions
  • When to keep quiet (when you’re not so appealing)
  • Things to remember during trial to preserve your best case for appeal
  • What to say at oral argument
  • What not to say at oral argument

Date & Time:

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Appellate Lawyers
  • Litigators
  • Corporate Lawyers


Jemi LuceyPartner
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
Alex HarrisAssociate Attorney
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP



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