VLS Faculty Highlights

Faculty Highlights: July 2013

Heather Baum  

Participating in an Intercultural Communication workshop through the Center for Multicultural Affairs at Villanova University.

Andrew Brandt 

In the Media: Quoted in the Associated Press article, “Judge orders NFL, retired players to negotiate,” on July 9. The article was picked up by more than 120 media outlets across the country.

In the Media: Quoted in WHYY Radio’s July 9 story, “NFL concussion case ordered to mediation.”

In the Media: Quoted in the Daily Beast’s article, “English Premier League Is Now an American Billionaires’ Paradise,” on July 11.

In the Media: Mentioned in the Cincinnati Business Journal’s July 2 article, “Former Cincinnati sportswriter to lead new Sports Illustrated site.”

Patrick Brennan 

His article, "'The Pursuit of Happiness' Comes Home to Roost? Same-Sex Union, the Summum Bonum, and Equality," appeared as part of a symposium issue of the BYU Journal of Public Law. The article originated as an invited contribution to a symposium on "Whether Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage is Constitutionally Required" held at the J. Ruben Clark School of Law, Brigham Young University, in fall 2012.

Lectured for the fourth year in a row at the Roman Forum Symposium in Gardone, Italy.

David Caudill 

Lectured on Virginia Legal Ethics for the BarBri bar review course at George Washington University School of Law (June 12) and William and Mary Law School (July 1).

Taught an intensive Entertainment Law course at the University of Melbourne graduate law program in Australia, July 8-12.

Steve Chanenson 

Reappointed by Governor Corbett to the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing on July 2. Professor Chanenson is currently the elected Chair of the Commission and has been appointed to the Commission by three successive Governors of the Commonwealth.

Joseph Dellapenna 

Spoke on a panel, “The Looming Global Water Shortage: Crisis, Risk and the Way Forward,” on April 25 at the spring meeting of the ABA Section on International Law in Washington, DC; his topic was “The Evolution of Water Law.”

Spoke on “Patterns of Water Law” at the UNESCO Global Water System Program conference on “Water in the Anthropocene Era” in Bonn, Germany, May 21-24.

Was one of eight experts invited to participate in the “Vermont Water Law Colloquium” at the Vermont Law School on June 8.

Spoke on “The Law of Transboundary Aquifers” at the annual meeting of the Global Ecological Integrity Ecological Group in San Jose, Costa Rica on June 29.

Will be a visiting scholar at the University of Gent in Belgium for the fall 2013 semester.

Keith Fogg 

His book review of Joni Larson’s A Practitioner’s Guide to Tax Evidence will be published in the next issue of the ABA Tax Section NewsQuarterly.

Abraham Gafni 

His article, "Are There Limits to an Arbitrator's Award of Interest?," appeared in the Legal Intelligencer on June 18.

John Gotanda 

Recently sat on an arbitration tribunal, convened by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, for a case between a foreign investor and an Asian State. The one-week arbitration hearing was held at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

His article, “Consistently Inconsistent: The Need for Predictability in Awarding Costs and Fees in Investment Treaty Arbitrations,” was published by ICSID Review.

Richard Harvey 

In the Media: Quoted in The Wall Street Journal’s June 30 article, “Dell's Cash Overseas Is Needed at Home.” This article ran in multiple media outlets including Yahoo! Finance.

His article, "Schedule UTP: An Insider's Summary of the Background, Key Concepts, and Major Issues,” was cited in Wells Fargo vs. US by the US District Court of Minnesota.

In the Media: Quoted in the Financial Times June 10 front page story, ”Taxman presence at multinationals adds to avoidance fears.”

In the Media: Quoted in the July 8 edition of Tax Notes for a story on Pfizer’s tax situation.

In the Media: His article, “Apple Hearing: Observations from an Expert Witness,” was published by Tax Notes and International Tax Notes on June 3. The article was also featured in TaxProf Blog on June 6 and has made the top 10 downloaded list on SSRN for the Tax Law & Policy Journal.

His prior Tax Notes article, “Schedule UTP - Why so few disclosures?,” made the top 10 download list on SSRN for Tax Law: Practioner Series eJournal all papers.

Beth Lyon 

Served on the planning committee for and moderated three panels at the Association of American Law Schools Workshop on Poverty, Immigration and Property from June 10-12.

Attended, with Nancy Whalen, the University of Michigan's National Intergroup Dialogue Institute on June 19-22.

James Maule 

His 590-3 T.M., Taxation of Real Estate Transactions: Overview was published by Bloomberg BNA Tax Management, Inc.

Michael Moreland 

Presented a paper, “What Are We Really Arguing about When We Argue about the Freedom of the Church?,” on June 28 at Stanford Law School during the Annual Law and Religion Roundtable.

Participated in the Economics Institute for Law Professors at Beaver Creek, Colorado sponsored by the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law.

In the Media: Quoted in the National Law Journal’s July 9 article, “Villanova Law Probes Intersection of Economics, Religion.”

Mitchell Nathanson 

In the Media: Interviewed on WCHE Radio’s “Life Unedited” on May 25.

In the Media: Interviewed on KPFA Radio’s “Against the Grain,” which is also broadcast on radio stations throughout California, on July 1.

Michael Risch 

In the Media: Quoted in the Daily Journal’s June 28 article, “Judge rejects Apple bid to add hot-selling Samsung phone to patent case.”

In the Media: Interviewed by KCBS Radio on June 20 about the FTC’s call for an investigation into patent trolls.

In the Media: Interviewed by KCBS Radio on June 28 about kids apps that transmit information about their users to other companies.

Participated in a podcast discussion, “The Myriad Decision and Patented Innovation in the Biotech Industry,” for the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies on July 11.

Nancy Whalen 

Attended, with Beth Lyon, the University of Michigan's National Intergroup Dialogue Institute on June 19-22.

Contact: Kate Johnston
Tel: 610-519-8333
Email: kate.johnston@villanova.edu