2017 Class Action Litigation Conference - San Francisco

The class action landscape continued to evolve dramatically in 2016 and 2017. The Campbell-Ewald Co., Spokeo and Tyson cases have been decided and issues such as Class Standing, Certification and Use of Statistical Evidence have changed. Arbitration, nationwide class certification, proof of classwide reliance, actual injury and market remedial actions are still issues that dominate class action orders and opinions.  This program will explore the recent SCOTUS decisions, key Circuit level opinions, and their impact on the plaintff and defense bar. For those who dedicate their practice to class actions, whether plaintiff or defense, there is much to review and discuss from the past year.  This program will cover the latest developments in the law of federal class actions as well as procedural advice from leaders in the field. This timely conference will include a discussion of the development of recent major class actions cases and decisions as well as a look at upcoming cases and changing trends in current class action practice. This program is chaired by Robert “Bo” Phillips, of Alston & Bird and Michael Ram of Robins Kaplan LLP.

8:30 - 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10 Opening remarks and program overview - Program Chairs Robert “Bo” Phillips, of Alston & Bird and Michael Ram of Robins Kaplan LLP
9:10 - 9:50 Latest Developments including Recent and Most Significant Class Action Lawsuits and Proposed federal legislative changes
9:50 - 10:40 Pre-Suit  and Early Case Assessment
10:50 - 11:30 Notable Recent & Pending Cases in the 9th Circuit and SCOTUS
11:30 - 12:15 Novel Approaches to Discovery
Lunch - on your own
1:15 - 2:00 A Deep Dive into Spokeo: Including a Discussion of The Use Of Experts and Statistical Sampling at Class Certification in light of Spokeo and Tyson
2:00 - 3:00 An In-Depth Examination of Class Certification featuring a Close Look at Daubert Considerations
3:15 - 4:15 Best Practices and Non-Traditional Settlement Strategies and Mechanics in Class Action Cases including discussion of the proposed changes to Rule 23 and how they may affect settlements under the federal rules
4:15 - 4:30 Program Wrap Up
Program Chairs Bo Phillips and Michael Ram
program concludes

Robert “Bo” Phillips, Alston & Bird
Michael Ram, Robins Kaplan LLP
Jon P. Kardassakis, Lewis Brisbois
Mark A. Chavez, Chavez & Gertler LLP
Celeste C. Saravia , Ph.D., Cornerstone Research
Quyen Ta, Keker Van Nest & Peters
Paul Bland. Public Justice
G. Charles Nierlich, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Julian Poon, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (invited)
John W. McGuinness, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Simona A. Agnolucci, Keker Van Nest & Peters
Miranda Kolbe, Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe LLP
Susan Brown, Robins Kaplan LLP

This program is approved for 6 hrs of CA MCLE general credt hours.

Bridgeport is a State Bar of CA provider of MCLE (Provider 11872) This program offers 6 hrs of MCLE. Bridgeport will assist attorneys from outside CA obtain CLE in accordance with the rules of their state.

Program Details

Event Date 09-08-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-08-2017 4:30 pm
Individual Price $350.00
MCLE Hours 6 hours of California MCLE
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA San Francisco, CA 94111
Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
2 310.00
3 230.00

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