2018 Class Action Litigation Conference - Los Angeles

Bridgeport’s Annual Class Action Conference explores and explains the changing landscape of class actions.  This year’s program, which is geared towards all practitioners, will include a review of the cases pending before the Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court that will affect class action litigation, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017, the current state of the law on ascertainability and standing, combatting a presumption of reliance, material omissions, injunctive relief only cases, and a discussion of “hot topics,” including labeling disputes.  The program also will include a nuts-and-bolts roundtable discussion of tactics and techniques that will allow plaintiffs’ and defense attorneys to candidly share what techniques employed by their adversaries they find the most effective.  The program is co-chaired by Paul Bland of Public Justice and Neal Marder of Akin Gump.

8:30 - 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:05 Opening remarks and program overview - Program Chairs Paul Bland and Neal Marder
9:05 - 9:25 Class Actions 2018: Hot Topics in Class Actions including the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017, Cy Pres in the 9th Circuit and Other Emerging Topics- Program Chairs Paul Bland and Neal Marder
9:25 - 10:10 Jurisdiction Issues post Bristol Myers
10:20 -11:20 The On-going Changes to Ascertainability and Administrative Feasibility
11:20 - 12:15 Class Certification and Article III Standing After Spokeo
Lunch - on your own
1:15 - 2:15 Dealing with Competing Class Actions- Where Class Actions and MDLs Intersect
2:25 - 3:30 Mooting Class Actions Through Offers of Settlement
3:30 - 4:30 Class Action Trials - Yes, There Are Class Action Trials
program concludes

Paul Bland, Public Justice
Neal Marder, Akin Gump
Jay Edelson, Edelson, P.C.
Belinda S Lee, Latham & Watkins
Gillian Wade, Milstein, Jackson, Fairchild, & Wade
Steven A. Ellis, Goodwin Procter
Robert "Bo" Phillips, Alston & Bird LLP
Steven Williams, Law Office of Steven N. Williams
Timothy G. Blood, Blood Hurst & O'Reardon LLP
Ali Rabbani, Akin Gump
Laurence D. King, Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP
Michael Ram, Robins Kaplan
Mark Miller, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Kalpana Srinivasan, Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
Michael D. Roth, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

other speakers to be confirmed.

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.

Event Properties

Event Date 04-06-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 04-06-2018 4:30 pm
Individual Price $350.00
Hotel Indigo LA Downtown
899 Francisco St | Los Angeles, CA 90017
Hotel Indigo LA Downtown

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
2 300.00
3 225.00

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