Class Action Litigation in 2019: Trends and Updates to Watch For
For the past years, class action litigation has remained to be one of the most complex area of law that continuously brought challenges to businesses worldwide. With the ever-evolving economy, and the numerous trends and changes, significant developments are expected to arise this 2019 as well as in the years to come.
To avoid unwanted perils, businesses should keep themselves abreast of the changes and updates surrounding the class action litigation landscape.
Listen as a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent trends and emerging developments surrounding the class action litigation landscape in 2019. Speakers will also provide best practices and practical tips to avoid potential risks and pitfalls.
Key topics include:
- Class Action Litigation: 2019 Landscape
- Recent Court Actions and Decisions
- Legal Issues and Settlement Procedures
- Identifying Red Flags
- What Lies Ahead
Jennifer Riley, Partner
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
- Key class action trends in 2018-2019
- The impact of U.S. Supreme Court decisions & cases to watch for in 2019 (e.g., New Prime, Home Depot, Lamps Plus, Molock (DC Cir), etc.)
- Key class certification results & rulings
Chadwick McTighe, Member
Stites & Harbison, PLLC
- The death of class action arbitration? In light of the latest Supreme Court ruling on class action arbitration, are there still circumstances in which class action arbitration is possible? Should everyone adopt arbitration provisions now to avoid class actions?
- The state of CAFA removal. The Supreme Court has now held that a third party defendant cannot remove a class action under CAFA, potentially expanding plaintiffs’ ability to avoid CAFA jurisdiction. Are there still creative angles available to consider for CAFA removal?
- Statutory “injuries” and standing. As courts continue to grapple with the Spokeo decision issued in 2016, what are we seeing in the decisions being rendered?
- Personal jurisdiction and nationwide class actions. When relying on specific personal jurisdiction, are minimum contacts with the forum needed only for the named plaintiff(s) or for all members of the class?
Who Should Attend:
- Class Action Lawyers
- Class Action Litigators
- In-house Counsel
- General Counsel
- Top Level Management
- Private Companies
- Legal Consultants
- Legal Executives
- Other interested/related Professionals and Organizations
Jennifer Riley is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, the leading national employment and labor law firm. Ms. Riley practices in the complex employment litigation area, with a primary emphasis on defending companies from class and collective action lawsuits brought in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. She regularly represents employers facing employment discrimination class actions, wage & hour collective actions, EEOC pattern or practice lawsuits, and systemic investigations involving hundreds to thousands of employees. Ms. Riley also counsels employers regarding a range of issues, including hiring practices, investigations, and wage & hour compliance. Ms. Riley obtained her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and obtained her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall).
Jennifer Riley is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, the leading national employment and labor law …
Chad McTighe is the Louisville Office Leader of the Business Litigation Service Group. As an attorney in the Business Litigation service group, he regularly advises and represents 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, data breaches, and fiduciary duty litigation. He represents clients in various industries, including oil and gas, tax liens, insurance, financial institutions, health care, and many others. He has practiced in a number of state and federal courts and has successfully argued multiple issues of first impression resulting in published appellate decisions. His accolades include: Martindale-Hubbell® (AV-Preeminent® rating), Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation’s Under 40 Hot List 2016, and Global Award as Class Action Adviser of the Year – USA in 2014.
Chad McTighe is the Louisville Office Leader of the Business Litigation Service Group. As an attorney in the Business Litigation …
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About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Shaw has more than 850 attorneys in 15 offices providing a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected industry associations, consulting firms and media.
About Stites & Harbison, PLLC
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.
Stites & Harbison has 10 offices across five states — Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. The firm’s attorneys are currently admitted to practice in 19 states and the District of Columbia.