Breaking Down Global Class Action Cases
Remaining up-to-date with the issues revolving around class actions and knowing the best practices is key to effectively defending clients and raising the bar. Join us in this two-hour, live webcast as our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners discuss significant developments in global class action litigation with key updates on class action law.
Included in their discussions are the following:
- Overview of the Recent Global Class Action Cases
- Class Action Settlement Principles
- Impact of Class Action Law to Other Laws, such as: Privacy, Employment and Labor, Financial Services
- Best Practices and Latest Trends in Defending Class Action Litigation
- Up-to-the-minute Regulatory Update
Paul G. Karlsgodt, Partner,
- US courts are closing their doors to international class action litigation. Morrison v. Australia National Bank (Securities) and Kiobel v. Royal v. Royal Dutch Shell (Human Rights). Open question is whether this trend will continue in other areas.
- Class action litigation in other parts of the world is developing but developing slowly. Most significant impacts of these reforms tend to be to fill in gaps of problems that can’t be resolved through US class action litigation. E.g. Dutch collective settlements law.
- Institutional interests tend to spark the expansion of group and collective action. Securities and competition tend to be the first areas where new group or collective action laws are adopted. These are areas where institutional plaintiffs are most likely as opposed to individual plaintiffs.
- Egregious violations of collective rights also spark reform, but also tend to be resolved regardless of the state of available class or collective action laws (e.g., 9/11 Victim’s fund, BP victim’s fund).
- Fee-shifting and litigation funding remain key limitations to the proliferation of international class action litigation.
Robert P. DeWitte, Director, Class Action Services ,
Kurtzman Carson Consultants
- Tips to deter objectors
- The rise of the Federal Judicial Center’s notice checklist
- The role of new technology in class action notice
Who Should Attend:
- Attorneys defending class actions
- In-House Counsel
- General Counsel
- Legal Consultants
- Legal Executive
- Legal Officers
Paul Karlsgodt is the National Leader of BakerHostetler’s Class Action Defense Team and Litigation Coordinator for the firm’s Denver office. His practice emphasizes class action defense, with particular focus on data privacy and consumer class actions. He has represented companies in the insurance, healthcare, energy and telecommunications industries in numerous nationwide and statewide consumer class action lawsuits and related litigation. Paul’s legal blog, www.ClassActionBlawg.com, covers class action-related issues and trends. He is an active member of the Class Actions and Derivative Suits (CADS) Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation, serving on the Social Media Subcommittee. Paul is also editor of the book World Class Actions (Oxford University Press, 2012), which discusses class actions and other multi-party and collective litigation around the world.
Paul Karlsgodt is the National Leader of BakerHostetler’s Class Action Defense Team and Litigation Coordinator for the firm’s Denver office. …
Robert brings expertise in all kinds of class action litigation to KCC. As a Director of Class Action Services he is responsible for the strategy and implementation of initiatives that foster class action client relationships and ensure they receive strategic, and timely professional service. As part of his commitment to KCC’s client base, Robert is a frequent speaker at conferences, and leads the production of several KCC resources including the KCC Class Action Digest, which provides updates on recent class action decisions nationwide. As a former class action attorney in Chicago, Robert actively practiced in the realm of consumer and securities litigation, where he litigated a wide array of class action cases at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts. Robert received a joint Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration degree from Indiana University where he served as Notes and Comments Editor for the Indiana Law Journal. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University in History and Criminal Justice, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He is the incoming Vice Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s (CBA) Class Litigation Committee.
Robert brings expertise in all kinds of class action litigation to KCC. As a Director of Class Action Services he …
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