2018 Consumer Class Action Litigation Conference

Bridgeport’s Annual Consumer Class Action Conference explores and explains the changing landscape of consumer class actions.  This year’s program will include a review of the cases pending before the Supreme Court that will affect class action litigation, the current state of the law on ascertainability and standing, Standing to Pursue Statutory Claims, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017, Mooting Class Actions Through Unaccepted Offers of Judgment, CFPB’s Prohibition of Consumer Arbitration Agreements and a discussion of “hot topics,” including labeling  and data breach 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 Kevin Ruf of Glancy, Prongay & Murray LLP and Bethany Kristovich of Munger, Tolles and Olson LLP.

Agenda
8:30 - 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:05 Opening remarks and program overview - Program Chairs Bethany Kristovich and Kevin Ruf
9:05 - 9:25 Supreme Court Watch: Cases that Will Impact Class Action Litigation  (2017-2018 Term)
Bethany W. Kristovich, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Kevin Ruf, Glancy Prongay & Murray

9:25 -10:30 Hot Topics and Trends in the Prosecuting & Defending of Consumer Class Actions
(Product Labeling, Data Breachs, Damages, Certification, etc.)

Joshua Jensen, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Lauren Blas, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
10:40 - 11:30 Pre-Suit  and Early Case Assessment
Steven Feldman, Hueston Hennigan
Gillian Wade, Milstein, Jackson, Fairchild, & Wade
11:30 - 12:15 An In-Depth Examination of Class Certification featuring a Close Look at Daubert Considerations
Joe Krock, Ph.D., The Claro Group
Andre Mura, Gibbs Law Group
David Scheidemantle, Scheidemantle Law Group
Lunch - on your own
1:15 - 2:00 Current state of the law on Ascertainability and Standing
Bethany Gayle Lukitsch, McGuireWoods LLP
Matthew Preusch, Keller Rohrback

2:00 - 2:50

Be Careful what you wish for? -- Strategies for Prosecuting and Defending Class Action Cases That End Up in Individual Arbitration
Andra Greene: Irell & Manella LLP
Ray Gallo, Gallo LLP

3:00 - 3:45 California Consumer Protection Cases Predicated on Omissions
Kevin K. Green, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
Raija Horstman, Crowell & Moring LLP
Valerie Goo, Crowell & Moring LLP
3:45 - 4:30 Non-Traditional Settlement Strategies and Mechanics in Class Action Cases including Company Self-Initiated Market Actions
Jaclyn Anderson, Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP
program concludes

Faculty:
Bethany W. Kristovich, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Kevin Ruf, Glancy Prongay & Murray
Joshua Jensen, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Lauren Blas, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Lauren Blas
Steven Feldman, Hueston Hennigan
Gillian Wade, Milstein, Jackson, Fairchild, & Wade
Joe Krock, Ph.D., The Claro Group
Andre Mura, Gibbs Law Group
David Scheidemantle, Scheidemantle Law Group
Bethany Gayle Lukitsch, McGuireWoods LLP
Matthew Preusch, Keller Rohrback
Andra Greene: Irell & Manella LLP
Ray Gallo, Gallo LLP
Kevin K. Green, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
Raija Horstman, Crowell & Moring LLP
Valerie Goo, Crowell & Moring LLP
Jaclyn Anderson, Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner 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.

Event Properties

Event Date 01-19-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 01-19-2018 4:30 pm
Individual Price $375.00
Location
Westin South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
Westin South Coast Plaza
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
2 300.00
3 260.00
$375.00

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