Ticketed Events

The following are special events taking place at the Annual Meeting. 

Sunday, May 20, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Special Program - Legal Minefields for Driverless Cars
Location: The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Speaker: Alan B. Morrison, The George Washington University Law School Speaker: Anne Marie Lewis, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Speaker: Bryant Walker Smith, South Carolina University School of Law Speaker: Lorelie S. Masters, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Speaker: Victor E. Schwartz, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Driverless cars are coming, and with them are a host of complicated and fascinating legal issues. Led by Alan Morrison, an ALI member and Associate Dean for Public Interest Law at the George Washington Law School, the Sunday program will include topics from how federal regulation might operate for this very different kind of vehicle; to preemption of state and local laws; to protecting the privacy of occupants in vehicles that record their every movement; to determining tort liability when there is no "driver" in the conventional sense of the word; to setting insurance rates in a world of liability uncertainty; to controlling the cybersecurity risks from computer errors to intentional hacking. 

Even if your practice area does not include these issues, you will find the program eye-opening and worth your time. 

The following materials have been assembled for this program:

Additional materials are available at newlypossible.org.

Sunday, May 20, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Special Program - The Path of Education Reform: Law, Politics, and Public Policy
Location: The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Speaker: Goodwin Liu, California Supreme Court Speaker: Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Speaker: John B. King Jr., The Education Trust Speaker: Nina Rees, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

This special program will feature the panel discussion "The Path of Education Reform: Law, Politics, and Public Policy." Our expert panel will be moderated by Justice Goodwin Liu of the Supreme Court of California. This complimentary program is open to all Annual Meeting attendees; but pre-registration is required. No CLE credit is available for this event.

Sunday, May 20, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Annual Welcome Dinner
Location: The Sequoia Restaurant

This event is invitation-only for first-time attendees and new ALI members. 

This event is organized by ALI members Jennifer Elrod of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Jean FitzSimon of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Travis LeBlanc of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, and Brian E. Nelson of Los Angeles 2028.

The dinner will be held at the Sequoia Restaurant (3000 K St., NW) and will feature a brief presentation for members attending their first Annual Meeting and will cover a variety of topics including basic protocols and ALI traditions.

This event will only appear on the electronic registration form for members invited to attend.

Tickets for the dinner are $100.

Monday, May 21, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Members Reception and Buffet
Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Speaker: Elena Kagan, Supreme Court of the United States Speaker: Paul D. Clement, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Reception attendees will have the opportunity to take a break from the reception to listen to U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan and former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement of Kirkland & Ellis at 7:30 p.m.

Completed in 1997, the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center is the second largest government building in the country. The building was Congress-mandated to bring together public and private resources for the advancement of international trade and globalization under a single roof. Located on the Federal Triangle, which occupies the area between the White House and U.S. Capitol, this building encourages public accessibility and all are welcome to explore the building’s artworks and extraordinary architecture.

Buses will depart The Ritz-Carlton at 5:30 p.m. and drop off attendees at the 14th Street entrance. Distance to the reception at the Reagan Building is 1.5 miles (approximately 17 minute drive; 30 minute walk).

Tickets are $75 per person.

Tuesday, May 22, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Luncheon Honoring New 25-Year and 50-Year Members
Location: Salon III
Speaker: Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser

All are welcome to purchase tickets to this luncheon honoring New Life (Class of 1993) and New 50-Year (Class of 1968) members.

The lunch speaker is Elizabeth J. Cabraser, partner at Lieff Cabraser, ALI Council member, and Life Member from the Class of 1993.

The Class Committee will present ALI with the 1993 Class Gift: Chair Larry S. Stewart, and members Charles J. Cooper, Joan Sidney Howland, David W. Ichel, Mark S. Mandell, and Bettina B. Plevan.

Tickets are $65 per person.

Tuesday, May 22, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Annual Dinner and Reception
Location: The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Speaker: David M. Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group

This event is black-tie-optional with reserved seating. The evening's speaker is David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group in Washington, DC., one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing $174 billion from 31 offices around the world.

Tickets are $125 per person.

Wednesday, May 23, from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Members Luncheon
Location: Salon III
Speaker: Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative; New York University School of Law

The Wednesday lunch will feature speaker Bryan Stevenson, the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public-interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death-row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults. Mr. Stevenson has successfully argued several cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and recently won a historic ruling in the Court banning mandatory life-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger.

Tickets are $65 per person.


Information about CLE credit for this meeting will be available at the onsite registration desk (Roosevelt Room). This $100 fee includes CLE credit for substantive portions of the Annual Meeting and most state required CLE fees. [This fee does NOT include credit for the ALI CLE Ethics program on May 20.]