Rebecca Smithwick, Attorney with Lupkin & Associates PLLC to Speak at TKG's The New York's Supreme Court Commercial Division Rules:Navigating Recent Alterations

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  • (1888PressRelease) June 20, 2017 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Rebecca C. Smithwick, Attorney with Lupkin & Associates PLLC will speak at TKG’s webcast entitled: “The New York’s Supreme Court Commercial Division Rules:Navigating Recent Alterations.”

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    About Rebecca C. Smithwick
    Ms. Smithwick is a tenacious and determined lawyer who hails from Melbourne, Australia. She currently practices as a senior associate at Lupkin & Associates PLLC. In 2015 and 2016, the “Super Lawyers” rating service recognized Ms. Smithwick as a “Rising Star” in the New York Metropolitan area for her work as a business litigator. Much of Rebecca’s practice is in New York’s Commercial Division, and she has fast become a recognized authority on New York’s idiosyncratic rules of procedure. She has published five well-received articles addressing the recent amendments to the Commercial Division Rules, and has recently presented in two CLEs on the topic, one of which was at the behest of the Office of Court Administration, whose CLE programming is accessed by judges and chambers staff.

    About Lupkin & Associates PLLC
    Lupkin & Associates PLLC is a high-end New York commercial litigation boutique. It provides clients with a formidable combination of legal skill and acumen, sound litigation judgment and personalized attention. Staffed by seasoned attorneys, all of whom have “big firm” litigation experience, its particular focus is on litigating complex commercial disputes in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court and the federal courts venued in New York City.


    The Commercial Division of the New York's Supreme Court aims to provide businesses with an efficient, effective and just forum for resolving complicated business conflicts. To do this, the Commercial Division Rules are continuously being examined and evaluated, so that they may reflect the demands of commercial litigation in the modern-day context.

    In the Fall of 2016, the Commercial Division announced a series of proposed changes to the Commercial Division Rules. Six of those proposals may go into effect this 2017. Although these proposals would not alter practice before the Commercial Division in the same manner that the 2014 and 2015 updates did, they may prove important for parties and counsel litigating or considering litigating in the forum.
    This course offers an overview of the new and evolving features of the Commercial Division Rules. A panel of thought leaders and practitioners will provide the audience with a useful roadmap in litigating complex commercial cases in New York in light of these changes.

    In a two-hour LIVE Webcast, the speakers will discuss:
    -The Highlights of the Proposed Changes:
    -Hyperlink Requirements
    -Sealing of Court Records
    -Model Language for Forum Selection
    -Estimated Length of Trial
    -Consultation Regarding Expert Testimony
    -Temporary Restraining Order Requirements
    -Other Important Changes
    -How These Changes Will Affect Your Practice
    -Best Compliance Practices

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

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