Supreme Court Moot

October 21, 2009Duke Law News

October 21, 2009
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room 3043
Duke Law School

In Jones v. Harris, the Supreme Court has been asked to clarify the standard for judging whether fees charged by mutual fund advisors are excessive under Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940. The case may provide insight into the extent to which the Court will support closer scrutiny of the investment industry in the wake of the financial crisis. David Frederick, a leading Supreme Court litigator at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel in Washington, D.C., does a practice moot at the Law School in preparation for his November 2, 2009, oral argument at the Supreme Court. The distinguished panel includes Professors Jim Cox, Deborah DeMott, Bill Brown, Neil Siegel, and 3L Emily Johnson.

PANEL OF JUDGES
Neil Siegel
Professor of Law and Political Science
Co-Director, Program in Public Law
Duke Law School
moderator

James Cox
Brainerd Curry Professor of Law
Duke Law School

Deborah DeMott
David F. Cavers Professor of Law
Duke Law School

Bill Brown
Visiting Professor of the Practice of Law
Duke Law School

Emily Johnson
Candidate for Juris Doctor, May 2010
Duke Law School

COUNSEL OF RECORD FOR RESPONDENT
David C. Frederick
Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C.
Washington, DC

Read more about the case here in the SCOTUSblog case files.