Raves

  • “A cyclonic interaction of the finest minds in the nation on the leading issues of the day, it was an honor to be part of it.”

    H. Gibbs Bauer, Bauer Law Firm, P.C., Houston, TX
  • “Excellent practical, real-world dialogue about challenges facing litigators and clients today.”

    Christopher Emch, Foster Pepper PLLC, Seattle, WA
  • “The deep dive into the issues is a unique conference design…The “Nightline” of the CLE circuit.”

    Rebecca Womeldorf, Hollingsworth, LLP, Washington, DC
  • “Theses are the best programs, bar none, on the subjects presented.”

    Hon. Carl J. West, Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA
  • “The Sedona Conference® dialogue offers the best vehicle I have experienced at many conferences over the years. The panel participants are highly skilled and are from differing backgrounds and experience.”

    Ray Lupo, McDermott Will & Emery, Washington, DC
  • “Without a doubt, this is the most interesting and thought-provoking IP conference in the country. A must-come!”

    Max Tribble, Susman Godfrey LLP, Houston, TX
  • “The conference was excellent, full of stimulating, high-level discussions of cutting-edge issues.”

    Brent Landau, Hausfeld LLP, Philadelphia, PA
  • “The intimate setting and the dialogue format provides a unique opportunity to share experience and knowledge and facilitate further development in this area of law.”

    Howard Miller, Bartko Zankel Tarrant & Miller PC, San Francisco, CA
  • “In 25 years on the bench, attending seminars coast to coast, this is probably the best faculty I have ever encountered. Knowledgeable, articulate, focused. They have put considerable thought into an organized approach to the issues.”

    Michael J. Skwierawski, Milwaukee, WI
  • “ In a word, ‘fantastic’. Since going on the bench in 1970, I have attended, as student or presenter, in excess of 100 seminars/training sessions. Without question, I receive more value for the time spent here than I have in any of the others.”

    Hon. James Smith, JAMS, Orange, CA
  • My first time at a Sedona conference and the set up is brilliant. Creating a directed but largely spontaneous dialogue creates a much more effective learning environment than that of a typical seminar.”

    Makai Fisher, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • The conference was excellent. There are too few opportunities for in-house lawyers, government lawyers, Judges, outside counsel from both sides and other professionals to have candid discussions on important issues.”

    Gene Schoon, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Excellent and particularly unique as well as valuable in the wide interaction of engaged and knowledgeable participants. No other forum approaches it.”

    Michael Morneault, H5 Technologies
  • This continues to be one of the richest conferences in the world.”

    The Hon. Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC
  • I enjoyed the format of the conference. The ability to participate in the discussion and hear the views of others was a nice change.”

    Ara Jabagchouran, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, Burlingame, CA
  • The conference was fantastic. The faculty members were superb, the issues selected for discussion were timely and important and the dialogue was candid and thought-provoking. The Sedona Conference® continues to be a one-of-a-kind experience.”

    Parker Folse, Susman Godfrey, LLP, Seattle, WA
  • “Past experience proved that the high-level content, unique format and extraordinary environment add up to an unmatched CLE experience! This conference was one of the best I’ve been to and this was my fourth! Lively discussion on timely topics—even “edgy” at times!”

    William Shull, Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., Houston, TX
  • Very useful learning experience. The freewheeling, yet disciplined, discussions were very engaging.”

    Michael L. McLuggage, Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP
  • Fabulous. High level. Great mix of perspectives. A dynamic exchange of views among officials, both sides of the bar, and the bench.”

    Dr. Philip Marsden, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • Far exceeded my expectations. Probably the best conference in terms of actual learning/stimulation that I have attended in 10 years.”

    Robert W. McCann, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • The format and the environment lead to honest, open discussions of the sort that I have never experienced at any other conference.”

    Michael A. Sadler, CRA International
  • Excellent. I really appreciate the small size and the opportunity to talk directly with the panelists. Real dialogue.”

    Max Carr-Howard, Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP
  • Excellent, strong and experienced faculty, engaged and professional attendees; free and meaningful dialogue”

    Barry Sabin, Department of Justice
  • Excellent conference! The candid and provocative forum, enlightening content and exceptional faculty of jurists and practitioners makes The Sedona Conference® a premier event and a truly valuable experience.”

    Lisa Habbeshaw, O’Melveny & Myers
  • Presented a unique opportunity to participate in an intellectual dialogue with the best of the best.”

    Deborah Race, Ireland, Carroll & Kelley PC
  • Excellent. The premium placed on dialogue instead of debate really helps cut through the typically canned speeches and false objectivity defining other symposia.”

    Susannah Torpey, Dewey Ballantine
  • The conference was great; the interactive dialogue is much more effective and interesting than other CLE’s.”

    Peter Boyle, Kilpatrick & Stockton
  • Outstanding program. Eschewing one-speaker lectures and instead using panels of expert practitioners on each topic kept the entire session lively, entertaining, and very informative.”

    William Pakalka, Fulbright & Jaworski
  • Excellent; very well comprised panel stimulating intellectually stimulating, challenging dialogue from most diverse points of view.”

    Gary McCallister, Gary D. McCallister & Assoc.
  • Excellent and very informative; more in-depth treatment of subject areas and level and discussion between faculty and audience is unique compared to other conferences I have attended.”

    Stanley M. Gibson, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro
  • Better than excellent.”

    Donald S. Edgar, Edgar Law Firm
  • A rare, valuable opportunity to hear a candid & informative exchange of thoughts.”

    Leslie O'Leary, Williams Love O'Leary
  • Excellent. Lively. Interactive.”

    Bob Visas, Arnold & Porter
  • Highlights the tough issues all of us experience and helped develop practical approaches to solving them.”

    Christopher J. Renk, Banner & Witcoff
  • Excellent – the format is superb, encouraging discussion on the most important issues of the day.”

    Charles W. Jirauch, Quarles & Brady Streich Lang
  • Stimulating and exciting environment.”

    James Morando, Farella Braun & Martel
  • Very informative and thought-provoking. Active participation by attendees and the depth of their experience make this a unique program.”

    Jeffrey Lutsky, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young
  • The best that’s ever been.”

    Timothy J. Malloy, McAndrews Held & Malloy
  • The free exchange of ideas and the variety of backgrounds of the panelists and participants made the discussions particularly rich.”

    K.B. Reisinger, SD IN, Law Clerk
  • Excellent – the most I’ve learned in years. The practical advice and wisdom is priceless.”

    Terrence P. McMahon, McDermott Will & Emery
  • Wonderful as always. It is an enormous honor to have the chance to discuss and absorb these critical issues with the premier experts in the field.”

    Joseph M. Alioto Jr., Alioto Law Firm
  • Fantastic; getting up close and personal with the blue ribbon panel makes this program more stimulating and more educational than any other conference.”

    Monica Latin, Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal, Dallas, TX
  • The Sedona Conference® was absolutely scintillating. The encouraged interaction allowed for a dynamic and exciting two days.”

    Ariana J. Tadler, Milberg Weiss, New York City, NY
  • Thoughtful, provocative, probing.”

    Bob Hubbard, Director of Litigation, Antitrust Bureau, New York Office of the Attorney General, New York City, NY
  • Terrific; dialogue among a balance of plaintiff’s lawyers, defense lawyers and economists really drilled down to the cutting edge of important, evolving issues.”

    James L. McGinnis, Sheppard Mullin, San Francisco, CA
  • Provocative and lively dialogue from opposing viewpoints on current development and trends.”

    David Radlauer, Jones Walker, New Orleans, LA
  • The very best prescient dialogue from fully engaged expert panelists and participants.”

    Robert G. Sterne, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, Washington, D.C.
  • Still the best patent litigation conference out there.”

    Steven Rodgers, Director of Litigation, Intel Corporation, Chandler, AZ
  • Excellent. Superlative. This is truly, truly different. It is what the word “conference” is supposed to mean but almost never does. No long speeches, but genuine interaction among extraordinarily able people. If all conferences were this way, there would be no need for mandatory CLE.”

    Kevin D. McDonald, Jones Day, Washington, D.C.
  • Very intellectually stimulating and a great forum for exchanging ideas and receiving critique and guidance from a group with over 600 years of professional experience.”

    Kent Brown, U.S. D.O.J. Antitrust Division, Washington, D.C.
  • Incredible faculty and participants make for very informative exchanges.”

    James Palmer, Utah Attorney Generals Office, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Excellent; discussion was pointed and in-depth”

    Ford F. Farabow, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, Washington, D.C.
  • Very high-end, interactive and honest.”

    Leora Ben-Ami, Clifford Chance, New York, NY
  • The Sedona Conference® is the most informative, educational and intense conference I’ve attended, yet the atmosphere is congenial and relaxed.”

    Max Peterson, O'Keefe, Egan & Peterson, Austin, TX
  • After most CLE’s, I throw the materials and my notes in a file and never look at them again. Not so with The Sedona Conference®. What I learned I will use in my practice starting Monday morning.”

    Kevin H. Rhodes, 3M, St. Paul, MN
  • Great exchanges between terrific faculty and excited and interested attendees make this a unique learning experience.”

    David Manspeizer, Wyeth, Madison, NJ
  • The Sedona Conference® is unique in topic and ambition. The mix of experienced faculty, experienced participants, and in-depth materials and discussion is replicated in no other conference.”

    Tom Q. Ferguson, Doerner Saunders, Tulsa, OK
  • Excellent dialogue about interesting issues with highly experienced people. The combination of perspectives really added a lot to the depth of the discussion.”

    Dean Eyler, Gray Plant Mooty, Minneapolis, MN
  • Superb; an excellent format for dialogue on important issues.”

    Robert P. Taylor, Howrey LLP, Menlo Park, CA
  • Uniformly high level of discourse - I plan on attending again.”

    William E. Shull, Halliburton Energy Services, Houston, TX
  • Intense, productive experience.”

    Kevin J. Arquit, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York City, NY
  • The most substantive program I’ve ever attended. The right faculty, talking about the right issues, in the right place.”

    Tom Rose, Proskauer Rose, New York City, NY
  • The Sedona Conference® offers the nation’s best talent and minds in a forum exchanging candid viewpoints on controlling and developing theories - a stimulating learning experience in a unique environment and beautiful setting.”

    Gary McCallister, Gary McCallister & Associates, Chicago, IL
  • Excellent. Best conference/CLE program I ever attended.”

    David Yusko, BP Amoco, Chicago, IL
  • Exceptionally well done; most helpful were the free flow and interaction of panelists, faculty and audience.”

    Don Martens, Knobbe Martens, Olson & Bear, Newport Beach, CA
  • Excellent. The quality of the panelists was uniformly superb and the audience participation at a high level. This is the 3rd Sedona Conference® I have attended and I continue to be impressed with its format and the quality of the participants.”

    Don Dunner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, Washington, D.C.
  • Very thought-provoking and enlightening. Great dialogue, give and take, among a terrific attendance and panelist group.”

    Sue Halverson, Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN
  • One is never too old to learn!! [50 years of trial practice]. The panelists were excellent and the dialogue with the attendees/panelists was very stimulating.”

    Edward M. Glennon, Lindquist & Vennum, Minneapolis, MN
  • This has truly been the most interesting and stimulating conference I have attended.”

    Benita Kahn, Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease, Columbus, OH
  • The Conference was everything and more than you promised in the brochure. Not only was the faculty superb, but you had committed participants in an interactive forum. After almost 30 years, this is the best conference in the best atmosphere I have attended.”

    Robert M. Travis, Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy, Atlanta, GA
  • Superb! Surpassed my expectations. Razor-sharp insight into issues, policy and strategies to facilitate patent licensing and conflict resolution.”

    Daniel Henderson, Phonetel, Inc., Dallas, TX
  • The most consistently informative, interesting, and intellectually stimulating panel I have experienced.”

    Chris Martiniak, Heller Ehrman, San Francisco, CA
  • Excellent! Best conference for advanced discussion and learning. Fabulous faculty. Insightful. Inquiring. Thoughtful. Approachable.”

    Jack Quinn, Armstrong Teasdale, St. Louis, MO
  • The Sedona Conference® is first rate in every respect high level substantive discussions, congenial social interactions, and unbeatable location.”

    Morgan Chu, Irell & Manella, Los Angeles, CA
  • The interactive give-and-take of this format allows each person in attendance the opportunity to interact and learn. What an excellent group of seasoned professionals. I have never enjoyed learning this much.”

    Marcia Eason, Miller & Martin, Chattanooga, TN
  • The Sedona Conference® provides what CLE is intended to be quality programs with stimulating interaction. The faculty and participants have been outstanding.”

    Robert E.B.Allen, Allen, Price & Padden, Phoenix, AZ
  • Truly an inspiring and thought-provoking weekend in such an awesome setting.”

    Robert J. Napleton, Motherway Glenn & Napleton, Chicago, IL
  • Exceptional…I am a better lawyer for attending.”

    Gerald R. Boss, Troutman Sanders, Atlanta, GA
  • Excellent—in 20 years the best and most useful seminar I have attended. The quality of the panelists was uniformly excellent. The topics were immediately useful. The group discussion was at a consistently high level and genuinely stimulating.”

    Allan P. Bennett, Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis, Jackson, MS
  • Perfect balance of pace, highly intelligent discussion; outstanding written material.”

    Vance Opperman, Key Investments, Minneapolis, MN
  • Superb. Intellectually stimulating.”

    Joseph diGenova, diGenova & Toensing, Washington, D.C.
  • Outstanding conference. The principle difference in this format is the limited number of participants that creates a forum for outstanding discussion among experienced practitioners.”

    D. Dudley Oldham, Fulbright & Jaworski, Houston, TX
  • Spread the word that The Sedona Conference® is attempting to take continuing legal education to a new level and appears to be succeeding.”

    Michael Ciresi, Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi, Minneapolis, MN
  • Extremely interesting and a constructive forum for discussion of the challenges facing the legal profession.”

    Sally Narey, CNA, Chicago, IL
  • The discussion was interesting and stimulating…Please accept my thanks for such a good experience.”

    Judge Richard S. Arnold, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Little Rock, AR