Mr. Carroll is often requested to share his experience and expertise with the members of the legal profession in various training programs and continuing education programs.  In addition to his law school and NITA presentations, Mr. Carroll regularly speaks to bar associations, law schools and professional entities on a wide range of topics.

 

  • Summer 2016

Dallas Bar Association, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section, “The Changing Landscape: The Supreme Court, Class Actions and Arbitrations,” – speaker on class action and arbitration decisions in the Supreme Court’s 2015-2016 term.

 

  • Summer 2016

Dallas Bar Association, DBA Trial Academy, “Conducting the Jury Charge Conference” – moderator and panelist discussing the conduct of the jury charge conference in federal and Texas courts.

 

  • Spring 2016

Dallas Bar Association, “Becoming Local Counsel:  Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid,” – speaker on duties, responsibilities and ethical considerations in acting as local counsel.

 

  • Spring 2016

Dallas Bar Association, DBA Trial Academy, “The Art of Voir Dire,” – speaker on voir dire and selection of jury.

 

  • Fall 2015

Federal Bar Association Annual Meeting, “Overview of Federal Criminal Antitrust Enforcement,” – speaker on penalties, immunity and leniency program for antitrust violation.

 

  • Spring 2014

Dallas Bar Association, DBA Trial Academy, “The Art of Voir Dire” – speaker on voir dire and selection of jury.

 

  • Fall 2013

Federal Bar Association, Annual Meeting, “Private and Government Related Consumer Litigation – Recent Developments and Hot Topics” – moderator and panelist discussing recent developments in class action litigation, enforcement of arbitration clauses and consumer related matters.

 

  • Summer 2013

Dallas Bar Association, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section, “Trial of a Class Action Case from the Defendant’s Perspective” – speaker on the law, issues and trial tactics in trying a certified class action to a jury.

 

  • Spring 2013

Dallas Bar Association, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section, “The Class Action Revolution – The Supreme Court Changes the Face of Class Action Litigation” – speaker and panelist on Supreme Court’s 2011-2013 decisions in the class action and arbitration areas.

 

  • Spring 2013

American Bar Association, “ABA Construction Forum, Trial Academy” – faculty member and speaker on opening and closing, direct and cross examination, and expert witnesses.

 

  • Spring 2013

Dallas Bar Association, DBA Trial Academy, “The Art of Voir Dire” – speaker on voir dire and selection of jury.

 

  • Fall 2012

Dallas Bar Association, DBA Trial Academy, “Experts and Expert Reports” – speaker and panelist on selecting, preparing and examining expert witnesses and discovery related issues.

 

  • Fall 2012

Federal Bar Association, Annual Meeting, “The Supreme Court’s 2011 Class Action Revolution, A One Year Retrospective” – speaker and panelist on Supreme Court’s Walmart, AT&T Mobility, Bayer and Halliburton decisions.

 

  • Summer 2012

Dallas Bar Association, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section, “Revolution or Minor Disruption – Twombly and Iqbal Through the Rear View Mirror” – speaker on motions to dismiss and pleading standards in federal court.

 

  • Summer 2012

American Bar Association, “ABA Construction Forum, Trial Academy” – faculty member and speaker on opening and closing, direct and cross examination, and expert witnesses.

 

  • Spring 2012

State Bar of Texas, Antitrust and Business Litigation Section, “The Supreme Court’s Class Action Revolution – What is in Store for Class Action Litigation 2012 and Beyond” – speaker and panelist on Supreme Court’s Walmart, AT&T Mobility, Bayer and Halliburton decisions.

 

  • Fall 2011

Professional Liability Underwriting Society, “Back to the Future:  A New Wave of FDIC Litigation Impacts D&O, E&O and Fidelity Exposures” – speaker and panelist on litigating failed financial institution’s director and officer liability claims with FDIC.

 

  • Summer 2011

Federal Bar Association Annual Meeting, “Revolution or Reaffirmation – The Supreme Court’s New Class Action Decisions” – Speaker and panelist on Supreme Court’s decisions in AT&T Mobility, Walmart, Bayer and Halliburton.

 

  • Spring 2011

Texas Bankers Association, Legal Conference “David v. Goliath – Taking on the Regulators” – Speaker on litigating against the federal financial institution regulatory agencies and boards.

 

  • Spring 2010

American Bar Association, Business Law Section Spring Meeting, “Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation – Appellate Practice,”

Speaker on recent developments in appellate practice and advocacy in the federal courts.

 

  • Spring 2010

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, “Dealing with the Unprofessional Lawyer” – Panelist discussing tactics for responding to the dishonest or abusive lawyer.

 

  • Winter 2009

State Bar of Texas, Business Torts Institute “Antitrust Overview” – Speaker on federal Texas antitrust laws, including civil and criminal litigation.

 

  • Spring 2009

State Bar of Texas, Suing, Defending or Negotiating with Banking Institutions, “Failed Financial Institution Litigation and the Superpowers of the FDIC” – Speaker on the substantive and procedural aspects of litigation with failed banks and the federal regulatory authorities.

 

  • Fall 2008

Dallas Bar Association, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section, “Update on Major Supreme Court Antitrust Decisions” – Speaker on application and interpretation of Supreme Court’s recent decisions on predatory buying, resale price maintenance, implied exemptions and pleading standards.

 

  • Spring 2007 and 2008

State Bar of Texas, Federal Court Practice, “Federal Court Jurisdiction, Venue, Removal and Remand” – Speaker on requirements for federal court jurisdiction and venue, removal jurisdiction and remand, and pleading and practice requirements in federal court.

 

  • Spring 1998 – 2008

Federal Bar Association, Federal Civil Practice Seminar, “The Local Rules and the ‘Local’ Local Rules” – Speaker on the local and informal rules and practices of the Judges of the Northern District of Texas.

 

  • Spring 2007

University of Houston Law Foundation, Litigation and Trial Tactics, “The Charge Conference and the Court’s Charge” – Speaker on standards, procedures, and tactics for conducting the charge conference, obtaining favorable instructions and preserving error.

 

  • Spring 2006

American Bar Association, Business Law Section Spring Meeting, “Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation – Securities Arbitration” – Speaker on recent developments in substantive and procedural aspects of arbitration of securities cases.

 

  • Spring 2006

South Texas College of Law, Civil Appeals for Trial Lawyers, “Federal Appellate Practice” – Speaker on handling federal court appeals, including jurisdiction, interlocutory appeals, mandamus and injunctions.

 

  • Spring 2006

State Bar of Texas, Federal Court Practice Seminar, “Transitioning from Trial to Appeal and Post-Trial Motions” – Speaker on post-verdict motions and perfecting appeal in federal court.

 

  • Summer 2005

Dallas Bar Association, Antitrust Section, “The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 – Panacea or Quagmire: A Look in the Crystal Ball” – Speaker on class action litigation under the new statute subjecting certain class actions to federal court jurisdiction.

 

  • Summer 2005

State Bar of Texas, Ten Minute Mentor Program, “Practical Aspects of Obtaining Injunctive Relief” – Speaker on the tactics, techniques and strategies for obtaining injunctive relief in federal and state court.

 

  • Winter 2005

South Texas College of Law, Advanced Civil Trial Law Conference “Arbitration” – Speaker on federal and state arbitration law and class action arbitrations.

 

  • Fall 2004

University of Houston, Litigation and Trial Tactics Seminar, “The Charge Conference and the Court’s Charge,” – Speaker on standards, procedures and tactics for conducting the charge conference, obtaining favorable instructions and preserving error.

 

  • Spring 2004

Collin County Bar Association, Collin County Bench Bar Conference, “Facets of Appellate Argument,” – Speaker and panelist on appellate argument techniques, Strategies and presentation.

 

  • Spring 2004

State Bar of Texas, Federal Court Practice Seminar, “Transitioning from Trial to Appeal and Post-Trial Motions” – Speaker on post-verdict motions and perfecting an appeal in federal court.

 

  • Fall 2003

South Texas College of Law, Civil Appeals for Trial Lawyers, “Federal Appellate Practice” – Speaker on handling federal court appeals, including jurisdiction, interlocutory appeals, mandamus and injunctions.

 

  • Fall 2003

Financial Institutions Legal Counsel Network, “Bank Fraud Remedies” – Speaker on remedies available to a bank as a fraud victim.

 

  • Spring 2003

University of Houston, Litigation and Trial Tactics Seminar, “The Charge Conference and the Court’s Charge,” – Speaker on standards, procedures and tactics for conducting the charge conference, obtaining favorable instructions and preserving error.

 

  • Winter 2002

Texas Savings and Community Bankers Association and Independent Bankers Association, 29th Annual Legal Conference, “The Barn Door Is Open. The Cow is Gone. Call The Sheriff! What Do We Do After The Fraud?” – Speaker on strategies, remedies and procedures to report and prosecute perpetrators and to provide compensation for victims of fraud.

 

  • Spring 2002

Association of Attorney Mediators, “ADR Programs in the Northern District of Texas” – Speaker on early neutral evaluation, summary jury trials, and mediation in the Federal Courts.

 

  • Fall 1997

Federal Bar Association, ADR Procedures in the Federal Courts, “Non-Binding Summary Jury Trials” – Speaker on the use of summary jury trials as a settlement alternative.

 

  • Fall 1995

University of Houston, Advanced Real Estate Short Course, “Lender Liability Update” – Speaker on current developments in lender liability litigation.

 

  • Fall 1994

University of Houston, Advanced Business Litigation Seminar, “The Obligation of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Commercial Transactions” – Speaker on contractual, common law and statutory duties of good faith in commercial transactions.

 

  • Spring 1994

State Bar of Texas, Advanced Real Estate Drafting Institute, “Drafting Transactional Documents from the Trial Lawyer’s Viewpoint.” – Speaker on contractual drafting techniques to avoid, or positively effect, litigation.

 

  • Summer 1993

Dallas Bar Association, “Traversing the Quagmire:  Federal Jurisdiction, Venue        and Removal.” – Speaker on federal practice and procedure issues.

 

  • Spring 1990

Southern Methodist University, “FDIC/RTC Defenses:  The Iron Hand,” Fourth Annual Bankruptcy Law Institute – Speaker on the substantive and procedural aspects of litigation involving the FDIC and RTC.

 

  • Fall 1989

South Texas College of Law, “Litigation Involving the Regulatory Agency,” Advanced Civil Litigation Institute -Speaker on substantive and procedural aspects of litigation with federal regulatory agencies.

 

  • Summer 1989

Southern Methodist University and Dallas Bar Association, “Lender Liability-A Changing World for Lenders and Borrowers” – Speaker on recent developments in lender litigation.

 

  • Spring 1988

Dallas Bar Association, “Advising your Client about Multi Party Accounts,” Chapter XI Nontestamentary Dispositions and Similar Problems.” – Speaker on recent decisions involving joint tenancies with right of survivorship.

 

  • Winter 1987

State Bar of Texas, Professional Development Program “A Spectrum of Civil Litigation:  Business Litigation for Lawyers and Legal Assistants” – Speaker on arbitration and recent developments in securities litigation and federal procedure.

 

  • Spring 1986

Federal Bar Association “Federal Jurisdiction and Removal” – Speaker on federal jurisdiction, removal and venue.

 

  • Fall 1984-1987

Dallas Bar Association “Basic Trial Skills Course” – Speaker on various aspects of trial procedure.

 

  • Fall 1983

American Bar Association Section of Litigation

“Parens Patriae Symposium” – Speaker on recent developments in parens patriae litigation.

 

  • Summer 1983

National Association of Legal Assistants

“An Overview of the Federal Antitrust Laws:  Problems in Compliance and Litigation” – Speaker in all day seminar on procedural, substantive and compliance issues under the federal antitrust laws.

 

  • Summer 1982

Dallas Association of Legal Secretaries

“Workshop on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure” – Speaker on local rules and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

 

  • Spring 1982

State Bar of Texas, Antitrust Section

Moderator “Antitrust Institute on Unfair Competition – Common Law and Antitrust Remedies.”

 

  • Spring 1982

Texas Bankers Association

“The Antitrust Laws and the Banking Industry” – Speaker on the impact of the Sherman and Clayton Acts on the banking industry.

 

  • Spring 1980

Dallas Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section “Antitrust Compliance Programs” — Speaker on the formulation and implementation of antitrust compliance programs by house counsel.

 

  • Spring 1980-81

State Bar of Texas

“Antitrust Mini Institutes” — Speaker on the history, theory and application of the Robinson Patman Act.

 

  • Fall 1979

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Fall Workshop “Representation of the Businessman” — Speaker on the antitrust aspects of the businessman’s relationship with his competitors, suppliers and customers.

 

  • Fall 1978

State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program “The Art of Winning Before Trial:  The Final 100 Days” — Speaker on pretrial procedures and discovery from the defendants viewpoint.