The National Hellenic Museum is sponsoring “The Trial of Hippocrates” February 20th at the Harris Theater, once again featuring leading trial lawyers to examine historic cases from ancient Greece using modern-day trial techniques.
Trying the case of the father of medicine include Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices; Dan Webb, Co-Executive Chairman and partner at Winston & Strawn; Patrick Fitzgerald, partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, and who served for 10 years as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Patrick Collins, partner at King & Spalding in Chicago and who served for nearly 10 years as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.
Also joining the trial teams are Christina Faklis Adair of Gozdecki Del Giudice Americus Farkas & Brocato LLP and Tinos Diamantatos, partner, at Morgan Lewis in Chicago.
U.S. District Court Judge Charles P. Kocoras of the Northern District of Illinois will serve as the presiding judge of the mock trial that will determine in modern times whether Hippocrates violated his own oath when he treated the King of Thebes before he died. The judicial panel also includes the Hon. William J. Bauer, of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman of the Northern District of Illinois; and the Cook County Circuit Court Judge Anna H. Demacopoulos.
The hundreds of expected attendees participate in determining the guilt or innocence of the defendant in voting as jurors at the conclusion of the abbreviated trial. A jury of luminaries from Chicago will constitute the jury of 12 that also casts a vote.
Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago, at the northern edge of Millennium Park. Tickets are $100 in advance and can be purchased at www.harristheaterchicago.org. Sponsorships of the event also are available by contacting the development team at 312-655-1234, ext. 28 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, go to https://www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/calendar/trial/
For further information, please contact Clifford Law Offices Communications Partner Pamela Sakowicz Menaker at 847-721-0909.