Class Action Litigation Conference

The class action landscape continued to evolve dramatically in 2013 and 2014, and 2015 offers more of the same. Arbitration, rigorous inquiry, nationwide class certification, marketing reliance, actual injury and market remedial actions are all issues that dominated class action orders and opinions.  Developments in economic product defect, market misrepresentation, privacy and pure omissions class actions impact most class action practitioners currently prosecuting or defending these cases.  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, which is geared for the advanced practitioner, 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 current practice. This program is chaired by Monique Olivier of Duckworth Peters Lebowitz Olivier LLP and Rachel Brass of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

8:30 - 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:05 Opening remarks and program overview - Program Chairs Monique Olivier and Rachel Brass
9:05 - 9:45 Supreme Court Watch: Cases that Will Impact Class Action Litigation  (2015-2016 Term) (Tyson’s, Campbell-Ewald Co., Spokeo, others
F. Paul Bland, Jr, Public Justice
Angel A. Garganta, Venable LLP
9:45 -10:45 The Use of Experts at Certification
Jake Sorensen – Pillsbury
Judith Zahid – Zelle Hoffman
11:00 - 12:00 Changing Standards for Class Certification: Ascertainability, Class Definition, and Standing
G. Charles “Chip” Nierlich,Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (defense)
Michael Ram, Ram, Olson, Cereghino & Kopczynski LLP (plaintiff)
Lunch - on your own
1:15 - 2:15 Getting your Settlement Approved or Why Do Some Cases Settle and Others Don’t?
Robert “Bo” Phillips, Reed Smith (defense)
Jennie Lee Anderson, Andrus Anderson LLP (plaintiff)
2:25 - 3:25 Choosing Your Forum:  Differences between California and Federal approaches
PAGA/Representative Actions
Enforcement of Arbitration Provisions
Rachel Brass, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher (defense)
Graham B. LippSmith, Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP (plaintiff)
3:25 - 4:30 Trying Class Action Cases
Cheryl Sabnis, King & Spalding (defense)
Todd Jackson, Lewis Feinberg (plaintiff)
Joseph R. Saveri, Joseph R. Saveri Law Firm (plaintiff)
program concludes

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 5 hrs of MCLE. Bridgeport will assist attorneys from outside CA obtain CLE in accordance with the rules of their state.

Program Details

Event Date 09-25-2015 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-25-2015 4:30 pm
Individual Price $375.00
MCLE Hours 6 hours of California MCLE
Hyatt Regency San Francisco CA
5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111
Hyatt Regency San Francisco CA
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
2 330.00
3 260.00

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