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Brace Up for More Hot Buttons! – Recent Developments in Class Action Litigation

Live Webcast Date: Friday, July 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)
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Online CLE Class Action

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Class Action Webinar. Along with the recent aggressive regulatory initiatives and enforcement strategies, companies are also struggling to fend off exposure and litigation risks as class action filings relentlessly surge. Considering class action's vast and complex landscape, various industries have witnessed drastic and significant changes in class action practice over the years. With the emerging litigation trends and latest enforcement actions, it is essential for companies to brace up for more class action developments.

In this Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends; critical issues and best practices with respect to Class Action Litigation. Speakers will also offer strategic insights and practical tips in developing and implementing effective defense and settlement schemes while ensuring compliance with applicable laws.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Status and Assessment of the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017.
  • No injury class actions (with particular mention of data breaches and statutory claims like the Telephone Consumer Protection Act).
  • Ascertainability and the weakening of the concept in some jurisdictions.
  • Recent developments in class action settlements.
  • Impact of Justice Gorsuch’s Confirmation on Future Class Action Decisions by SCOTUS
  • Potential Implications of Microsoft v. Baker
  • Pro-active Strategies to Minimize Class-Wide Complaints
  • Ascertainability – What Can Your Data Show?
  • Class Action Statistics and Data Analytics after Tyson Foods

Who Should Attend

  • Class Action Lawyers
  • Class Action Litigators
  • Board Members and Directors
  • In-house Counsel
  • General Counsel
  • Top Level Management
  • Private Companies
  • Legal Consultants
  • Legal Executives
  • Other interested/related Professionals and Organizations

Faculty

Online CLE Class Action
John Fahr, Ph.D.
Director
Resolution Economics LLC
Online CLE Class Action
Edward Bierhanzl
Director
Resolution Economics LLC
Online CLE Class Action
Natalie J. Kussart
Shareholder
Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.
Online CLE Class Action
Chadwick A. McTighe
Member
Stites & Harbison, PLLC

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Online CLE Class Action

SEGMENT 1:
Chadwick A. McTigheMember
Stites & Harbison, PLLC

  • Status and Assessment of the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017.
  • No injury class actions (with particular mention of data breaches and statutory claims like the Telephone Consumer Protection Act).
  • Ascertainability and the weakening of the concept in some jurisdictions.
  • Recent developments in class action settlements.

SEGMENT 2:
Natalie J. KussartShareholder
Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.

  • Impact of Justice Gorsuch’s Confirmation on Future Class Action Decisions by SCOTUS 
  • Potential Implications of Microsoft v. Baker
    • History of Case
    • Status
    • How do the proposed amendments of Rule 23 affect the decision?

SEGMENT 3: 
Edward BierhanzlDirector
Resolution Economics LLC

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John Fahr, Ph.D.Director
Resolution Economics LLC 

  • Pro-active Strategies to Minimize Class-Wide Complaints
  • Ascertainability – What Can Your Data Show?
  • Class Action Statistics and Data Analytics after Tyson Foods

Online CLE Class Action

Online CLE Class Action

John Fahr, Ph.D.DirectorResolution Economics LLC

John Fahr is a Director at Resolution Economics, LLC, an economic consulting firm with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York.  

Dr. Fahr has conducted statistical analyses covering all aspects of employment discrimination cases, including compensation, hiring, promotion, termination.  His work focuses on the construction and analysis of large, complex databases using economic and statistical techniques, as well as calculating damages and providing on-going monitoring of employment decisions. Dr. Fahr also has extensive experience in the application of statistical techniques to FLSA wage and hour cases.  His clients include Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and single-plaintiffs.  In addition to his employment-related work, Dr. Fahr has several publications in the field of health economics as well as experience in the analysis of medical claims, including the identification of potential fraud, waste, and abuse.  

Dr. Fahr holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Online CLE Class Action

Edward BierhanzlDirectorResolution Economics LLC

Edward Bierhanzl is a Director at Resolution Economics, LLC, an economic consulting firm with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York.

Dr. Bierhanzl has extensive experience in economic modeling and statistical analysis in the areas of labor and employment.  He has worked on engagements involving allegations of age, race, and gender discrimination in compensation, hiring, termination, performance, promotion and other employment decisions.  In wage and hour matters Dr. Bierhanzl has provided analysis and expertise addressing both FLSA and state law issues of overtime pay, missed meals and breaks, off-the-clock work and employee misclassification.  The scope of projects he has worked on has ranged from large class action matters and multi-district litigation to small single-plaintiff cases.

Dr. Bierhanzl holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Economics from Florida State University.

Online CLE Class Action

Natalie J. KussartShareholderSandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.

Sandberg Phoenix Shareholder Natalie Kussart joined the firm in 2007 and works primarily with the Business Litigation and Products Liability Practice Groups. Natalie specializes in class actions and personal injury/products liability defense. Throughout her career, she has represented trucking and bus companies, hospitals, physicians, banks, mortgage providers, and manufacturers of automobiles, consumer products, heavy machinery, medical devices, recreational products, and drugs/pharmaceuticals. In 2002, Natalie graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Millikin University before earning her Master of Arts in Communication from Illinois State University in 2004. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, graduating second in her class from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2007. Natalie was named as a Rising Star by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers in 2009, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Sharing Sandberg Phoenix’s focus on superior client service, Natalie prides herself on responding to client inquiries quickly and achieving the best possible result for her clients. She is committed to defending her clients effectively and efficiently.

Online CLE Class Action

Chadwick A. McTigheMemberStites & Harbison, PLLC

Chad McTighe is a Member of Stites & Harbison, PLLC based in the Louisville office.  He is a member of the Business Litigation Service Group and the Class Action Defense and Appellate Advocacy teams.  He represents and advises clients in a wide range of business and commercial litigation matters, including extensive practice in class action litigation, shareholder and membership disputes, real estate litigation, and fiduciary duty litigation.  He is AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, is rated by Kentucky Super Lawyers®, was recognized by Benchmark Litigation on their Under 40 Hot List in 2016, and was named a Global Award Winner 2014 by Professional Sector Network for Class Action Adviser of the Year - USA.  Outside of Stites, Chad is an active member of the community and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation.

Online CLE Class Action

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

Prerequisite:
   Experience in civil litigation

Course Code:
   146448

NASBA Field of Study:
   Business Law - Technical

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
    2.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Resolution Economics provides sophisticated economic, statistical and financial analyses, forensic investigations, forensic technology, dispute advisory, expert testimony, and specialized technology and analytic solutions to leading law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies.

The firm has provided expert testimony in class-action, multi-plaintiff and single plaintiff employment matters alleging discrimination in employment practices on the basis of age, race, gender, national origin, and ethnicity.  The experts at Resolution Economics have managed complex, high profile litigation and compliance matters, many of which were national in scope.  The Labor and Employment team is one of the most experienced in the nation at analyzing class certification and merits issues in class-action discrimination disputes, and are experienced in handling complex wage and hour matters as well.  The firm also provides assistance in information management, statistical sampling, and statistical analysis, as well as data collection, surveys, and observation studies.  

Website: https://resecon.com/

Established in 1979, and with more than 100 attorneys across seven offices serving Kansas, Missouri and Illinois, our work at Sandberg Phoenix is concentrated in the areas of Business, Business Litigation, Health Law, and Products Liability. Consistently rated as one of the top firms in our region, we are regularly called upon to work with in-house corporate counsel and various independent firms, as well as business owners and individuals. Sandberg Phoenix stands behind our promise to provide extraordinary client service with a rare client service guarantee, ensuring that every client receives timely, responsive and cost-effective legal services.

Website: https://www.sandbergphoenix.com/

A full-service law firm representing clients across the United States and internationally, Stites & Harbison, PLLC is known as a preeminent firm managing sophisticated transactions, challenging litigation, and complex regulatory matters on a daily basis.  The firm represents a broad spectrum of clients including multinational corporations, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, health care organizations, manufacturers, private companies, nonprofit organizations, family-owned businesses and individuals.  Tracing its origins to 1832, Stites & Harbison is one of the oldest law practices in the nation and among the largest law firms in the Southeast.

Website: https://www.stites.com/

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