Class Actions and Complex Litigation in 2020: Creating a Cutting-Edge Solution to Class Action Litigation
Class action and complex litigation cases become increasingly challenging and costly for businesses. With the rising number of lawsuits being filed across the country and new threats of class action regimes in the United Kingdom and Europe, in addition to heightened regulatory and litigation enforcement uptakes, companies face increasingly higher stakes. These growing complexities need to be addressed to proactively identify and mitigate litigation risk. Developing a competent and cutting-edge solution to respond in this ever-evolving landscape is essential.
In this LIVE Webcast, class action experts Isabelle Ord and Keara Gordon of DLA Piper will present an in-depth analysis of recent developments in the class action and complex litigation landscape in the US and globally. The speakers will share helpful practices to mitigate threats of class action lawsuits. They will also provide tips in developing an effective risk mitigation program.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Class Action and Complex Litigation – Overview and Statistics
- COVID-19 Related Litigation
- Emerging Trends
- Notable Court Rulings
- Practical Strategies to Avoid Lawsuits
- COVID-19 related class actions, including refund litigation
- Consumer financial services class actions and complex litigation coupled with state and federal regulatory activity arising from COVID-19 related economic distress
- The rise of class action regimes in the United Kingdom and the European Union, creating a legitimate risk of “global class actions”
- Significant Developments in Class Actions
- BMS/Personal Jurisdiction
- Price Premium/Conjoint Analysis
- Daubert analysis
- Price Inflation
- Notable decisions in the Ninth Circuits
- Strategies for identifying and mitigating class action and related governmental enforcement risk
Who Should Attend:
- Class Action Lawyers
- Litigation Officers
- General Counsel
Isabelle Ord is a trial lawyer who resolves complex and high-stakes disputes for national and international businesses and financial institutions. She is the co-chair of DLA Piper’s Class Action Litigation practice.
Her experience includes defending class actions and other complex business disputes involving unfair competition (B&PC 17200), false advertising (B&PC 17500), the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (Civil Code 1750), fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, Ponzi scheme and investment fraud, and lender liability. She also prosecutes claims for financial institutions and businesses, including credit recovery, loan participation and fraud claims.
Isabelle was the 2013 president of the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association and 2012 chair of the California State Bar's Business Law Section Financial Institutions Committee.
She is a former Captain in the United States Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's Corps, and a paratrooper.
Isabelle Ord is a trial lawyer who resolves complex and high-stakes disputes for national and international businesses and financial institutions. …
Keara Gordon's practice includes the defense of class actions across a variety of substantive areas, including consumer, securities, privacy, and insurance litigation in a myriad of industries; financial and corporate litigation and counseling; corporate governance litigation; and internal investigations. She has been involved in appeals to the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits, and the appellate courts of New York, DC, Delaware, and Maryland.
Keara Gordon's practice includes the defense of class actions across a variety of substantive areas, including consumer, securities, privacy, and …
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Method of Presentation:
On-demand Webcast (CLE)
General knowledge of class action litigation
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Areas of Professional Practice
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About DLA Piper
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries worldwide. Our Global Class Actions and Collective Redress group has an experienced team of lawyers on the ground who can help navigate class action issues, in each local jurisdiction as well as across borders. Leveraging our global platform, our integrated team works closely together across multiple jurisdictions where class actions and collective redress litigation is existing, emerging or expanding, among them the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and many countries in Europe and Asia. We have more than 150 class actions litigators, who regularly defend many of the world's leading corporations against class actions and related regulatory proceedings. We anticipate emerging threats for our clients, develop effective strategies that respond to the nuances of a particular suit and keep their overall business objectives in mind.