Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
Walt Disney World® Resort

Cost to Attend:

Includes Friday night banquet dinner and Saturday firework reception.

$250 - Judiciary, Government Employees and Student Members (you must be logged into your account to view member pricing)
$300 - General Members (you must be logged into your account to view member pricing)
$400 - Non-Members
$175 - Guest, Dinner Ticket
$50 - Guest, Firework Reception Ticket

Limited onsite registration will be available. Prices will be $25 higher at the door.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 30.  No refunds will be issued after this date.
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Friday, February 2, 2018 

2:30 p.m.                        

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   
Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance
Room: Grand Harbor Ballroom South   

Session I:  Departures from the American Rule on Attorney’s Fees
Moderator: Hon. Robert Luck - Third District Court of Appeals of Florida


  • Bruce J. Berman – Shareholder, Carlton Fields
  • Prof. Brian T. Fitzpatrick – Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Hinda Klein – Partner, Conroy Simberg
  • R. Hugh Lumpkin – Managing Partner, Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin

5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.         
A Reception Honoring the Justices of the Florida Supreme Court
Room: Asbury Hall

5:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.       
Florida Chapters banquet
Room: North Ballroom


  • Hon. R. Alexander Acosta - United States Secretary of Labor
  • Hon. Pamela J. Bondi - Attorney General, Florida
  • Hon. Gregory G. Katsas - United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Saturday, February 3, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.    
Breakfast & Registration
Room: Asbury Hall

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks: Adam Putnam - Agriculture Commissioner of Florida
Room: Grand Harbor Ballroom South  

9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.    
Session II: The First Amendment/Title IX and Due Process at the Universities
Room: Grand Harbor Ballroom South

Moderator: Carlos G. Muniz - Senior Vice President, McGuireWoods Consulting; Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

  • Nancy Hogshead Makar - CEO, Champion Women; Advocacy for Girls and Women in Sports
  • Michael Morley – Barry University 
  • Jesse Panuccio - Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Ayman Rizkalla – Assistant General Counsel, University of Miami

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           
Session III: Florida Separation of Powers
Room:  Grand Harbor Ballroom

Moderator: Hon. Tom Barber, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida

  • Amit Agarwal – Solicitor General, Florida
  • Kathryn Ciano – Senior Counsel, Uber
  • Mayanne Downs – City Attorney for Orlando
  • Daniel Nordby – General Counsel, Governor of Florida

12:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.    
Luncheon & Session IV: Perspectives on the Florida Office of Attorney General
Room: Asbury Hall

Moderator: Joe Jacquot, Foley & Lardner, LLP

  • Rep. Jay Fant – District 15, Florida House of Representatives
  • Hon. Ashley Moody – Former Hillsborough County Circuit Judge
  • Ryan Torrens - Torrens Law Group, P.A.
  • Rep. Frank White – District 2, Florida House of Representatives

2:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.       

Discounted Disney theme park tickets may be purchased by Conference attendees and their guests at the ticket desk located in the hotel lobby.

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.     
Dessert Reception
Reception followed by firework viewing: Living Seas Salon

The Friendship ferry boats offer complimentary transportation from the Resort to the International Gateway located at the rear of EPCOT. Conference attendees and registered guests may enter EPCOT beginning at 7:45 p.m. Disney hosts will greet and escort attendees and registered guests into the Park and provide directions to the reception area. EPCOT's nightly fireworks show, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, will be visible from the reception area. Casual attire is suggested.


Hotel Accommodations:

The Federalist Society roomblock is full. If you need hotel accommodations, you can make arrangements at the BoardWalkSwan and Dolphin, or Hilton Bonnet Creek.
The Federalist Society does not have a roomblock at these hotels.