Mass Tort and Consumer Class Action in the 2017 Landscape
As faulty manufacturing continues to yield distress among consumers, the surging number of product liability claims is expected to faze the mass tort and consumer class action landscape in the coming years. Similarly, the Plaintiffs’ class action bar has recently focused heavily on false advertising consumer class actions. Thus, keeping apace with the recent developments in these areas is very significant in order to mitigate legal risks and challenges.
In this one-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends; critical issues and best practices with respect to the Mass Tort and Consumer Class Action Landscape. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing effective strategies in ensuring compliance with applicable laws.
Key topics include:
- Mass Tort and Consumer Class Action – An Overview
- Latest Product Liability Claims
- Potential Opportunities and Challenges
- Common Pitfalls in Mass Tort and Consumer Class Action Litigation
- Recent Trends in False Advertising Consumer Class Actions
McCullough Ginsberg Montano & Partners LLP
- Overview product liability claims
- Potential pitfalls
- Case law
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
- Landscape consumer class action industry
- Defenses coming forward after Spokeo
- Ways that companies can avoid being target of consumer class actions
- Additional statutory class actions
Who Should Attend:
- Trial Lawyers
- Mass Tort Litigation Attorneys
- Class Action Litigators
- Corporate Counsel
- Claims Managers and Adjusters
- Safety and Risk Management Officers
- Product Development Managers
- Product Design Officers
- Other Related Professionals
Sara Triplett’s practice emphasizes complex commercial litigation, including actions involving mass torts, class action claims, and products liability, as well as soft intellectual property. Sara is admitted to the State Bar of California, State Bar of Florida, and State Bar of New York, as well as a variety of federal courts throughout the United States.
Sara is presently responsible for managing the defense of all New York litigation for a Fortune 500 client. Previously, she was National Coordinating Counsel for a Fortune 1000 client, and defended it in over 120 federal multidistrict litigation mass tort cases. During this time, she negotiated dismissals with plaintiffs’ counsel in over 20 high profile mass tort cases, resulting in a significant decrease in potential exposure and national press coverage. Additionally, she obtained several dismissals, with prejudice, of high profile mass tort bellwether suits due to her strategic deposition and discovery handling, as well as her dispositive motion practice.
Sara Triplett’s practice emphasizes complex commercial litigation, including actions involving mass torts, class action claims, and products liability, as well …
Garrett S. Llewellyn is a member of Akin Gump’s litigation and consumer class actions practices. His practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation with a focus on disputes alleging breach of contract, unfair competition and similar business torts, breach of fiduciary duty and consumer fraud.
Mr. Llewellyn has served as litigation counsel for asset management companies, hedge funds, national and international corporations, hotels, insurance companies, and individuals. He represents clients through all stages of civil litigation in both state and federal court – including managing discovery, preparing witnesses, taking and defending depositions, drafting and arguing dispositive motions, opposing class certification, working with damages, valuation, and other experts, and preparing for trial.
Garrett S. Llewellyn is a member of Akin Gump’s litigation and consumer class actions practices. His practice focuses primarily on …
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About McCullough Ginsberg Montano & Partners LLP
McCullough Ginsberg Montano & Partners LLP (MGM) is a litigation and corporate law firm known for its dedication to its clients, legal expertise and successful outcomes. The members of MGM collectively bring a vast amount of litigation experience representing small businesses, as well as some of the largest publicly and privately held companies in the United States and abroad, in areas including products liability and toxic tort defense; environmental litigation; corporate and commercial litigation; intellectual property; and international arbitration. MGM's practice also encompasses commercial landlord tenant litigation, class action litigation, and appellate work. Whatever the issue – MGM is responsive, dedicated, and results driven.
About Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has a national practice of over 300 litigators, with a consumer class action team focused on defending class action cases in a number of substantive areas of law. The team has obtained numerous victories in consumer class actions, at trial and in advance of trial, through dismissals with prejudice at the pleadings stage, summary judgment motions, voluntary dismissals by plaintiffs after we obtained key admissions in discovery and countless denials of class certification. According to The American Lawyer, the team has achieved “bet-the-company wins for clients across the country.”
Our lawyers are experienced in key legal areas, such as the enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration agreements; standing to pursue consumer protection claims, technology and privacy; and the efficacy of consumer disclosures. They appear regularly before states’ attorneys general, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Securities and Exchange Commission, all of which affect class action defense.