December 4, Monday Quarterback Luncheon – 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Ruth Morelli is our Quarterback.
December 7, Thursday Luncheon Roundtable – 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Speaker is attorney Robert Swift, a pioneer in international and national human rights litigation. His topic – Remedies for Victims of Terrorism and Human Rights Abuses.
Robert Swift made history with a case brought on behalf of victims of the Ferdinand Marcos regime, certified by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1991 as the first class action human rights case in U.S. and world history. His success in that case, and in cases representing Holocaust victims against Swiss and Austrian banks, yielded nearly $10 billion in compensation for more than 2 million individuals. Bob will outline international and national remedies for compensation and remediation of victims of terrorism and human rights abuses, relating his own experiences in pursuing their claims – against individuals (or their estates, in the Marcos case), companies, and other legal entities. He will relate the challenges of an American lawyer confronting European and Asian court systems, with highlights of his case on behalf of WWII Korean victims against Japanese corporations, as well as the Marcos and Holocaust cases.
Bob has been the subject of articles, books, a TV program and interviews and is currently working on his memoirs. He is a long-time competitive tennis player, having been a tennis professional before his Army service in combat during the Vietnam War. As chairman of Legacy Youth Tennis and Education, a nonprofit that serves children in the Philadelphia area, he had a leading role in developing the Arthur Ashe youth tennis center in East Falls. He is a graduate of Haverford College and the NYU School of Law
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December 11, Monday Quarterback Luncheon – 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Russell Cooke is our Quarterback.
December 15, Holiday Luncheon, starting with Fish House Punch at 11:30 a.m.
December 18 through January 1