McNees Attorney Debra Fourlas to Speak at IMLA WONK Breakfast at 2017 Mid-Year Seminar
April 23, 2017
Debra P. Fourlas will present, Amicus Briefs as a Tool for Appeals of Municipal Law Issues, on Sunday, April 23 at the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) 2017 Mid-Year Seminar on April 23 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The event will take place in the Omni-Empire Ballroom at 7:30 a.m. and is available for all registrants.
Fourlas, the co-chair of the Appellate & Post Trial practice group at McNees, will lead an interactive roundtable discussion on the strategic use of amicus briefs, including such topics as when an amicus brief is appropriate, the proper focus of an amicus brief, and cooperation between parties and amici.
Fourlas practices in the area of civil litigation, with a primary focus on commercial litigation and appellate advocacy. She has represented an extensive clientele in appeals in all Pennsylvania appellate courts as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She also has wide experience in post-trial matters at the trial court level. Her commercial litigation experience includes preparation of cases in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts. Her practice encompasses a broad range of matters including director and shareholder relationships, commercial instruments, secured transactions, collection issues, and contract disputes.
She has represented clients in a broad range of tort and contract actions, including shareholder and partnership disputes, professional malpractice defense, and defense of lender liability claims. Fourlas’ practice also includes representation of creditors in bankruptcy litigation. She has represented Adams County for many years in the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates.
About the IMLA
The International Municipal Lawyers Association is a non-profit, professional organization based in Washington D.C., that has been an advocate and valuable legal resource for local government attorneys since 1935. The IMLA offers more than 2,500 members across the United States and Canada continuing legal education courses, research services, membership in substantive law sections, litigation assistance in the form of amicus briefs, a bi-monthly magazine (the Municipal Lawyer), model ordinance services, an electronic bi-weekly newsletter, and substanteive CLE accredited teleconferences.