Class Actions and Complex Litigation: Creating a Cutting-Edge Solution to Class Action Litigation
As class actions continue to surge and impact various regulatory landscapes, companies are driven to establish tactical defense strategies and create a cutting-edge solution to class actions and complex litigation. Considering the increasing litigation costs and heightened enforcement actions, keeping abreast with the latest updates in class action litigation has never been this crucial. It is also important for companies to remain vigilant of the emerging trends and issues to effectively address and manage exposure and litigation risks.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends; critical issues and best practices with respect to Class Actions and Complex Litigation. Speakers will also offer strategic guidance and practical tips in developing and implementing substantive and cutting-edge solutions to class action litigation while ensuring compliance with applicable laws.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Class Actions and Complex Litigation – Then and Now
- Recent Key Cases and Developments
- Critical Issues and Emerging Trends
- Class Action Avoidance Strategies
- Key Considerations When Creating Cutting Edge Solutions
- Strategic Guidance and Tactical Defense Tips
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- Overviews of Rule 23, 23(c)(4)
- Defense pointers
- Strategies for counteracting class action notifications
- Class action waivers in arbitration agreement
- Avoiding Class Action Litigation in the First Place
- Developing compliant policies to protect your organization
- Timekeeping and information gathering to manage risk
- Creating training that educates your employees and managers
- Documenting compliance to deter and defend class action lawsuits
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- Early Resolution to Class Action Litigation
- Assessing exposure and predicting settlement value
- Exploring early resolution with the other side
- Exchanging information without discovery
- Early mediation or staged mediation
- Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act: possible solution or just a new set of problems? I’d assume at least some, perhaps many, of the attendees will at least have heard of this legislative effort by now, but given the subject matter of our presentation, I think it’s a good topic to discuss—and is one on which I think some round table type input could be good just to let the audience hear some different takes on the Act.
- Data Breach Class Actions. The Equifax data breach is going to be something of which everyone on the call is no doubt aware, and while I don’t know that we want to get into much discussion of the pending class actions filed as a result, there has been a lot of data breach litigation and a lot of litigation in recent years addressing standing and injury (both in the data breach context and in other types of litigation) that would be worth discussing.
- If there’s time, might be worth discussing trends in class action settlements, particularly on judicial scrutiny of such settlements.
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
Andrew Scroggins is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP based in Chicago, Illinois, where he is a member of the Firm’s National Labor & Employment group, focusing on defending employers in a wide range of class actions, collective actions, and multi-plaintiff litigation. He has experience with all aspects of employment litigation, with a particular focus on complex class and collective action proceedings. A significant portion of his practice includes matters concerning the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), ranging from the handling of administrative charges to subpoena enforcement proceedings and pattern-and-practice litigation. His experience in this area includes claims of age, sex, race, national origin, disability, and genetic information discrimination and retaliation.
Andrew Scroggins is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP based in Chicago, Illinois, where he is a member of the …
Chad McTighe is a Member of Stites & Harbison, PLLC based in Louisville, Kentucky. 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 state and federal courts and has successfully argued multiple issues of first impression resulting in published appellate decisions. His professional honors include AV-Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, Kentucky Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation’s Under 40 Hot List 2016, and Class Action Adviser of the Year – USA in 2014 by Professional Sector Network Global Awards.
Chad McTighe is a Member of Stites & Harbison, PLLC based in Louisville, Kentucky. As an attorney in the Business …
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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 and among the largest law firms in the Southeast.