Published “Legal Defects in FERC’s War on State Electricity Subsidies” on Common Resources on April 15.
Filed an amicus brief, written with the Stanford Environmental Law Clinic, on behalf of administrative law professors regarding the application of the major questions doctrine to American Lung Association v. U.S. EPA, a D.C. Circuit case challenging EPA's repeal of the Clean Power Plan on April 22.
Published “The Inherent Ambiguity of Out-of-Pocket Damages in Securities Fraud Class Actions” on The FinReg Blog from the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke Law on April 29.
Published “Loss Causation and the Materialization of Risk Doctrine in Securities Fraud Class Actions” in The Business Lawyer (Vol. 75:2) on May 5.
Presented “My Life in the Business of Sports” at VaynerX Conference in New York City on March 5.
In the Media: Interviewed on The Rich Eisen Show on March 20.
In the Media: Interviewed on Angelo Cataldi & the Morning Team on SportsRadio 94WIP Philadelphia on March 25.
In the Media: Interviewed on The Rich Eisen Show on March 27.
In the Media: Interviewed on Angelo Cataldi & the Morning Team on SportsRadio 94WIP Philadelphia on April 15.
In the Media: Interviewed for “What’s happening in professional sports right now?” on the Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer podcast on April 21.
In the Media: Interviewed for “Fundamentals: Former NFL executive Andrew Brandt” on the Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports digital show on April 21.
In the Media: Interviewed on The Pat McAfee Show on April 27.
In the Media: Interviewed on “Fallout From the NFL Draft, Rookies of the Year, Most Punchable Face, and Andrew Brandt” for the Again All Odds with Cousin Sal podcast on April 28.
In the Media: Interviewed on The Mike Missanelli Show on 97.5 The Fanatic on April 30.
Appointed to the editorial board of the new peer-reviewed Australian journal Law, Technology and Humans in March.
Named to the Advisory Board of TechNomos, a book series on law and technology published by Routledge in April.
Published “Expertise in Political Contexts: Latour avec the Third Wave in Science and Technology Studies” in Law, Technology and Humans (Vol 2:1) on May 5.
Presented “It's a Small, Small World: Exercises Designed to Bring Lessons Learned in the First Year LRW Classroom to the Global Stage” at the 2020 International Legal Education Abroad and LLM Administrator’s Conference at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC on February 21.
Appointed co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Pursuit of Justice” Legal Writing Competition in March.
Appointed to Villanova University Global Initiatives Steering Committee in April.
Served on a joint AALS/AALL Task Force to update and rewrite U.S. News & World Report survey questions pertaining to law libraries in May.
Published “Arbitrator Impartiality: What Should be Disclosed?” in The Legal Intelligencer on February 10.
Published “Employers: Have You Carefully Reviewed Your Mandatory Arbitration Provisions?” in The Legal Intelligencer on April 13.
Elected Chair of the AALS Section on Law & Religion in January.
Participated in a panel on “Religious Liberty and Non-Discrimination in Catholic Schools” at the Strategy and Perspective on Transforming Catholic Schools hosted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Catholic Education and the University of Notre Dame Alliance for Catholic Education in Washington, DC on January 21.
Participated in a manuscript workshop on Vincent Phillip Munoz, "Religious Liberty and the American Founding: Natural Rights and the Original Meaning of the First Amendment Religion Clauses" at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, VA on January 31.
Participated in "Law in a Polite and Commercial Society: Adam Smith's Lectures on Jurisprudence and William Blackstone's Commentaries" sponsored by the Federalist Society, the Liberty Fund, and the John Templeton Foundation in Phoenix, AZ on February 8.
Presented "The Founders’ Constitution" for National Review Institute Philadelphia Fellowship at the Union League of Philadelphia on February 10.
Joined an amicus brief in support of petitioners in the U.S. Supreme Court Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Agnes Morrissey-Berru (Nos. 19-267 & 19-348) on February 10.
Joined an amicus brief in support of respondents in the U.S. Supreme Court Fnu Tanzin v. Muhammed Tanvir (No. 19-71) on February 12.
Moderated a discussion on "Constitutional Interpretation: Living Constitution vs. Originalism" at the Jack M. Templeton Liberty Series at the Union League of Philadelphia on February 19.
Participated in a panel on federal judicial clerkships sponsored by the Federal Bar Association at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on February 24.
In the Media: Quoted in “The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a Philadelphia dispute over same-sex foster parents” for The Philadelphia Inquirer on February 24.
In the Media: Quoted in “Supreme Court To Hear Dispute Over Philadelphia Catholic Agency That Won’t Place Foster Children With Same-Sex Couples” on CBS Philadelphia on February 24.
In the Media: Interviewed for “Adoption Battle – Supreme Court to Hear Case” on NBC Philadelphia on February 24.
Participated in the lecture “Should We Adopt the Founders’ Natural Rights Constitutionalism of Religious Liberty?” at the Charles E. Test, MD '37 Distinguished Lectures Series: Religious Liberty and the American Founding: Natural Rights and the Original Meaning of the First Amendment's Religion Clauses featuring Vincent Phillip Muñoz at Princeton University on March 4.
In the Media: Interviewed for “Abortion access before the Supreme Court” on Radio Times on WHYY on March 10.
In the Media: Quoted in “Yes, the government can force churches to close. Here’s why” for Deseret News on March 21.
In the Media: Quoted in “Schools, libraries and gyms are shut down. Why are some churches still open?” for Deseret News on March 27.
Presented “Landmark Cases for the Free Exercise Clause” for the Legal Humanities Fellowship at the Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture at the University of Pennsylvania on March 30.
Participated in “Religious Freedom in a Pandemic” tele-forum for The Federalist Society on April 8.
In the Media: Quoted in “Americans Most Likely to Be Infected: the Faithful, Jailed or Old” for Bloomberg on April 11.
In the Media: Quoted in “Justice Department speaks out on church closures, condemns religious freedom violations in new statement” for Deseret News on April 14.
In the Media: Quoted in “Shutdown of religious services in pandemic prompts varied responses” for National Catholic Reporter on April 15.
In the Media: Interviewed for “Who Has the Authority to Reopen Towns Shut Down by Coronavirus?” on NBC Philadelphia on April 15.
Presented “Liberalism, Legal Authority, and the Nations” at the Nationalism, Populism and Protestant Political Thought virtual conference presented by Cambridge Institute on Religion & International Studies on April 15.
In the Media: Quoted in “S.F. attorney sues over California’s coronavirus ban on religious gatherings” for the San Francisco Chronicle on April 17.
In the Media: Quoted in “As states release reopening plans, churches prepare for the future with caution” for Deseret News on April 25.
Joined an amicus brief in support of petitioners in the U.S. Supreme Court Bruni v. City of Pittsburgh (Nos. 19-1184) on April 29.
Upcoming chapter, “The Dark Side of Compliance,” from Cambridge Handbook on Compliance (Forthcoming) quoted in “Does compliance have a dark side?” on Conflict of Interest Blog on December 27.
In the Media: Interviewed for “Josephine Nelson on Workplace Surveillance” on the Business Scholarship Podcast on March 30.
Published “The Case for Cryptocurrencies as a New Category of Regulated Non-Sovereign Fiat Currency” on the Just Money blog on March 31.
Presented “The Error Cost of Marriage” at the virtual 23rd Annual Critical Tax Theory Conference at University of Florida Levin College of Law on April 10.
Presented “Making Educational Videos” webinar for AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education Technology Committee on March 17.
Participated in “Modernizing Copyright Law for the Digital Age” tele-forum for The Federalist Society on March 31.
In the Media: Interviewed on “Contracts All Have Act of God Clauses” for KCBS Radio on April 20.
In the Media: Quoted in “Battle Between Beer Giants Goes Back to Seventh Circuit” for Courthouse News Service on April 28.
In the Media: Quoted in “Seventh Circuit Sides With Budweiser in Advertising Beef With Miller” for Courthouse News Service on May 1.
In the Media: Quoted in “Eighth Circuit Hears Trademark Fight Over Online Mattress Ads” for Courthouse News Service on May 13.
Named a distinguished visiting professor at University of Toronto Faculty of Law on January 6.
Served as Shabbat Scholar in Residence at Young Israel of Scarsdale in Scarsdale, NY in February.
Presented “Rabbinical Courts and Secular Law: A Happy Law and Religion Story” at the CLE Seminar: Issues in Contemporary Beth Din Practice at Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future in New York City on February 9.
Presented “Why Insurance Needs a Restatement: The Case of Settlement Duties” at the ABA TIPS Section Conference: Hot Topics in Insurance Law on February 28.
Presented “Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law” at Columbia Law School in New York City on March 2.
Submitted comments on “Implementation of the Taxpayer First Act” to the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of the Treasury, with other ABA Section of Taxation members on March 20.
Submitted comments on “Preliminary Comments on Impact on Taxpayers of COVID-19” to the Internal Revenue Service, with other ABA Section of Taxation members on April 3.
Submitted comments on “Collections-Related Relief in Response to COVID-19” to the Internal Revenue Service, with other ABA Section of Taxation members on April 6.
Presented “Tax Implications of COVID-19: Tax Collection in the Time of COVID-19” for the ABA Section of Taxation webinar on April 9.
Primary responsibility for comments submitted on “Delivery of Economic Impact Payments to Low-Income and Vulnerable” to the Internal Revenue Service, with other ABA Section of Taxation members on April 13.
In the Media: Quoted in “Virus Payments Pose Test For IRS Free File Private Partners” for Law360 on April 14.