Class Action Litigation: The Ins and Outs in 2016
Class action litigation is a rapidly evolving area of the law that continuously frustrates businesses worldwide with its ever complex landscape. Numerous lawsuits, nationwide class certification, marketing reliance, actual injury, and remedial actions have greatly affected the backdrop of class action litigation. Such activities enable individual plaintiffs to fight jointly against larger, wealthier enterprises that will then impose larger financial burdens and litigation costs on the defendant corporations.
In a two-hour LIVE Webcast, The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and experts who will help you understand the Ins and Outs of Class Action Litigation in 2016. They will also present their findings and best practices in a class action settlement. Going beyond the basic mechanics, our experts will present their thoughts and opinions on how to identify and mitigate potential pitfalls and risks.
- Class Action Litigation - An Overview
- Recent Supreme Court Decisions
- Developments in Class Action Settlements
- Big Developments in Privacy Class Actions
- Trends to Look for in 2016
Aphrodite Kokolis, Partner
Schiff Hardin LLP
- Supreme Court decisions.
Rand L. McClellan, Partner
- What the Campbell Ewald decision means and where we go from here.
Luanne Sacks, Co-Founding Partner
Sacks Ricketts & Case LLP
Jonathan Shub, Shareholder
Kohn Swift & Graf, P.C.
Joint presentation discussing Plaintiff and Defendant perspectives on Recent Trends in Class Action Settlements, including ethical issues and structuring settlement procedures, regarding the following:
- Initial settlement negotiation and mediation strategies.
- Use of social media to stimulate claims.
- Increased judicial scrutiny of papers submitted by the parties, including class definitions, broad release language, claims made settlements, and class notice programs.
- Appellate Court review of and concerns regarding trial court settlement orders.
- How to handle professional objectors and amicus by regulators.
- Working with the Settlement Administrator.
- Revamping settlement after final approval is denied.
Casie D. Collignon, Partner
- 5 Big Developments in Privacy Class Actions in 2015 and 3 Trends to Look for in 2016
- The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals chips away at Article III standing as a first line of defense
- Class certification granted in target issuing bank litigation
- High-profile data breach settlements remain (mostly) limited to payment card breaches
- Customer data collection class actions continue to hit roadblocks, but plaintiffs are persistent
- The TCPA litigation explosion continues for now
- 2016 Trends:
- Will we start to see more settlements in nonpayment card cases?
- Will more data breach cases reach the class certification stage?
- How will pending Supreme Court cases impact privacy class action litigation going forward?
Who Should Attend:
- Class Action Lawyers
- Labor and Employment Lawyers
- In-house Counsel
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
Aphrodite ("Dede") Kokolis is an experienced litigator with a special practice emphasis on complex and appellate litigation, particularly the defense and settlement of class actions.
She has litigated dozens of class action suits in federal and state courts involving a variety of issues, including insurance coverage and claims practices, consumer fraud, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) issues, distributor and franchise issues, and products liability.
Aphrodite ("Dede") Kokolis is an experienced litigator with a special practice emphasis on complex and appellate litigation, particularly the defense …
Luanne Sacks is a co-founding partner of Sacks, Ricketts & Case, LLP, where she concentrates her practice on franchise, consumer, and employment class action defense, including in the food and technology industries. In her 30 years of practice, Lu has handled more than 200 consumer and employment class actions.
Prior to founding Sacks, Ricketts & Case, LLP, Lu was the most senior woman partner in the San Francisco office of DLA Piper LLP (US). Lu previously served as co-chair of DLA’s Class Action practice, chair of DLA’s California Litigation practice from 2005 to 2009, and served as vice chair of the Insurance Industry Committee of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law for 2005 and 2006. Currently, she is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association’s Cy Pres Committee. Lu has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer every year since 2005, included in the list of The Best Lawyers in America from 2007 to 2009 and again from 2012 to 2016, was named a 2015 and 2016 AV Preeminent Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, and is a Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in the categories of San Francisco Women (March 2015) and Litigation (February 2015).
Luanne Sacks is a co-founding partner of Sacks, Ricketts & Case, LLP, where she concentrates her practice on franchise, consumer, …
Casie Collignon is a class action litigator, with primary experience in insurance, consumer and privacy related class actions. She has made significant achievements in class action settlements, thereby limiting litigation exposure and business risks for her clients. While zealous representation is often accompanied by aggressive legal strategy, she also believes that there is a time and place for cooperation in most litigation contexts. This approach has led to substantive and economic rewards for her clients. Casie is an editor and regular contributor to the firm’s Class Action Lawsuit Defense blog, commenting on the fields of new legal developments, class action settlements and practice pointers for class action practitioners. She has been commissioned by Bloomberg to co-author a treatise on defending consumer class actions. Casie also is the Hiring Partner for summer and fall recruitment for the firm’s Denver office.
Casie Collignon is a class action litigator, with primary experience in insurance, consumer and privacy related class actions. She has …
Jonathan Shub is a shareholder in Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C., which he joined in 2015. Mr. Shub is recognized as one of the nation’s leading consumer rights lawyers and has served in leadership roles in numerous federal and state class action cases over the past three decades. He has extensive experience representing classes against well-known manufacturers of all types of consumer products ranging from automobiles to air conditioning systems. He gained notable attention in the area of defective consumer electronics and computer hardware as a result of many cases against companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Maytag, IBM and Palm.
Mr. Shub has been recognized in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for the past nine years. He presently serves as co-chair of the Class Action Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice (formerly called the Trial Lawyers of America), and serves as a moderator and speaker at various class action conferences. He is routinely quoted on class action issues in leading publications such as Law 360 and the Wall Street Journal and writes extensively about class action litigation.
Jonathan Shub is a shareholder in Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C., which he joined in 2015. Mr. Shub is recognized …
Rand McClellan brings a determined and thorough approach to serving his clients, and is dedicated to adding value to his clients’ endeavors. Rand can handle all aspects of a dispute from initial investigation, trial, and beyond. Rand focuses on complex litigation, and his practice includes, but is not limited to, creditors' rights, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and false advertising claims. He also has particular experience in assisting financial institutions with litigation relating to business loans, and the defense of businesses in consumer class actions.
Rand McClellan brings a determined and thorough approach to serving his clients, and is dedicated to adding value to his …
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About Schiff Hardin LLP
Schiff Hardin LLP is a general practice law firm representing clients across the United States and around the world. We have offices located in Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Lake Forest, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Washington. Our attorneys are strong advocates and trusted advisers — roles that contribute to many lasting client relationships.
We possess strong capabilities in a variety of legal disciplines, including:
- Antitrust and Trade Regulation
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- Class Action Litigation
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- Product Liability & Mass Torts
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- Trade Secrets
- White Collar Defense and Government Investigations
About Sacks Ricketts & Case LLP
Sacks, Ricketts & Case, LLP (“SRC”) is a California and Arizona-based law firm specializing in the areas of class action defense, employment counseling, and complex commercial litigation. SRC attorneys have a collective total of 52 years of “big-law” experience and was ranked as a Tier 2 firm in 2015 by US News & World Report’s List of Best Law Firms.
BakerHostetler, one of the nation’s largest law firms, represents clients around the globe. With offices coast to coast and more than 900 lawyers, clients count on BakerHostetler to help them grow and protect their businesses in a complex business and regulatory environment. BakerHostetler has five core practice groups: Litigation, Business, Employment, Intellectual Property and Tax. Our attorneys have broad knowledge and experience in many industries, including energy, media, manufacturing, health care, financial services and insurance, consumer products, and hospitality.
About Kohn Swift & Graf, P.C.
Since its founding over 40 years ago, the Philadelphia firm of Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C. has held a reputation as a national leader in class actions and other complex commercial litigation. We believe in aggressively litigating our clients’ cases to a favorable resolution. While that may require winning lawsuits at trial, we often best serve our clients’ interests by resolving disputes quickly, through negotiation and favorable settlement. Whatever outcome best serves our clients, we pursue it to the best of our abilities because our compensation often is contingent on our performance. Most of our time is devoted to pursuing litigation under fee agreements where our compensation depends on what we achieve, not how much time we spend working on a case.