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.

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

10:40 - 11:30 Pre-Suit  and Early Case Assessment
11:30 - 12:15 An In-Depth Examination of Class Certification featuring a Close Look at Daubert Considerations
Lunch - on your own
1:15 - 2:00 Current state of the law on Ascertainability and Standing
2:00 - 2:50 Be Careful what you wish for? -- Strategies for Prosecuting and Defending Class Action Cases That End Up in Individual Arbitration
3:00 - 3:45 California Consumer Protection Cases Predicated on Omissions
3:45 - 4:30 Non-Traditional Settlement Strategies and Mechanics in Class Action Cases including Company Self-Initiated Market Actions
program concludes

Bethany W. Kristovich, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Kevin Ruf, Glancy Prongay & Murray
Bethany Gayle Lukitsch, McGuireWoods LLP (invited)
Kevin K. Green, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
Matthew Preusch, Keller Rohrback
Valerie Goo, Crowell & Moring LLP
Graham B. LippSmith,Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP
Andre Mura, Gibbs Law Group
John W. McGuinness, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Gillian Wade, Milstein, Jackson, Fairchild, & Wade
Raija Horstman, Crowell & Moring LLP
Andra Greene: Irell & Manella 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 $335.00
Westin South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
Westin South Coast Plaza

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
2 295.00
3 250.00

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