2017 ACAM Annual Meeting
March 30-April 1, 2017 | Omni San Diego Hotel | San Diego, CA
Thursday, March 30, 2017
|2:00 pm – 5:00 pm||ACAM Board of Directors Meeting|
|5:00 pm – 7:00 pm||Registration|
|6:00 pm – 7:00 pm||Welcome Reception|
|7:30 pm – 9:30 pm||Dinner for Board, Committee Chairs, Speakers, and Sponsors (by invitation only)|
Friday, March 31, 2017
|7:30 am – 1:30 pm||Registration|
|7:30 am – 8:30 am||Continental Breakfast|
|8:30 am – 8:45 am||
|8:45 am – 10:00 am||
Reflections of a Settlement Master: The VW Emissions Case
Robert S. Mueller III
|10:00 am – 10:15 am||
|10:15 am – 11:15 am||
A Report on the Creation and Work of Special Masters Committee of the Lawyers Conference of the ABA's Judicial Division
|11:15 am – 12:15 pm||
Refereeing the Dissolution of a Law Firm: Reflections on Napoli v. Bern, Supreme Court, New York County
Mark C. Zauderer, Esq.
|12:15 pm – 1:30 pm||
Internet Marketing and Personal Branding
Open Discussion of Fellows’ Recent Special Experiences
|1:30 am – 2:30 pm||
Unconventional Responses to Unique Catastrophes: Tailoring the Law to Meet the Challenges
Kenneth R. Feinberg
|2:30 pm – 2:45 pm||
|2:45 pm – 3:45 pm||
Perspectives on Pro Bono Service
Francis E. McGovern
|3:45 pm – 4:45 pm||
Using Science in Legal Decision-Making and Vetting Expert Witnesses
Professor David L. Faigman
|4:45 pm – 5:15 pm||
Presentation by Garden City Group
|6:30 pm - 7:30 pm||
|7:30 pm – 10:00 pm||
Annual Dinner and New Fellow Induction Ceremony
Saturday, April 1, 2017
|8:00 am – Noon||Registration|
|8:00 am – 9:00 am||
|9:00 am – 10:15 am||
Thoughts on the Detroit Bankruptcy Negotiations
Hon. Wiley Y. Daniel
|10:15 am – 10:30 am||Break|
|10:30 am – 11:45 am||
Interactive Workshop on Ethics Issues for Master
John Jay Welsh, Esq.
|11:45 am – Noon||
ACAM Business Meeting
Election of 2017 Board
Hotel and Travel Information
Omni San Diego Hotel
675 L Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(800) THE-OMNI (843-6664)
Room Rate: $279 per night,
Hotel Reservations Deadline
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Hotel Online Reservations
Please mention ACAM or the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters to obtain the group rate. Hotel reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis until Wednesday, March 8, 2017, or until the block has sold out. ACAM cannot guarantee the group rate after Wednesday, March 8, 2017. All reservations not cancelled within 7 days prior to day of arrival will be subject to a one-night cancellation fee.
With miles of sandy beaches and a year-round average temperature of 70 °F, San Diego is a premier travel destination. The newly renovated four-star Omni San Diego Hotel is located in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. The Omni San Diego Hotel puts you close to the city’s top sites and attractions and offers the perfect escape, with contemporary accommodations that feature views of the bay, city, or PETCO Park Stadium as well as the impeccable service Omni Hotels are known for.
Omni Select Program
If you are not already a member of the Omni Select program, be sure to sign up at http://www.omnihotels. com/loyalty. Get rewards instantly with complimentary inroom Wi-Fi, pressing service, morning beverage delivery, and much more.
Located in the city’s chicest neighborhood, The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead is one of the closest hotels to Atlanta’s most prestigious shopping venues—Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza. This elegant hotel serves as a home away from home, where Southern hospitality delights with a fresh twist on tradition. With impeccable attention to detail, each of their luxury accommodations is inspired by the timeless appeal of Southern gardens.
San Diego International Airport (SAN)—located 10 minutes from the Omni San Diego Hotel
ACAM has partnered with United Airlines and is offering discounted airfare to all attendees. To book airfare and receive a discount, go to www.united. com and use Offer Code: ZWYX435318. You may also call (800) 426-1122 and provide the agent with Agreement Code: 435318, Z Code: ZWYX.
From Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport—$43.50 each way, gratuity not included
$18 each way from San Diego International Airport (gratuity not included)
$8-$12 each way from San Diego International Airport.
$10 each way from San Diego International Airport.
ACAM has partnered with Avis Car Rental and is offering discounted car rentals to all ACAM attendees. To reserve and receive a discount online, please visit www.Avis.com. Enter the Avis Worldwide Discount Code: D012155 in the reservation details. You may also call (800) 331-1600 and provide the agent with Avis Worldwide Discount Code: D012155
Valet Parking: $42 per night
Public parking: A variety of parking garages are within one block of the hotel (prices vary).
Business casual attire is appropriate for the ACAM meeting.
The average high temperature in San Diego in March is 67 °F and the average low is 54 °F.
Things to Do in San Diego
Gaslamp Quarter Dining Options