Significant Trends and Developments in Class Action Litigation: Implications to the Year Ahead
Over the years, the evolving landscape of class action litigation has posed challenges among employers and related practitioners as updates and trends continue to emerge. Because of this, companies and organizations should always keep themselves abreast with the developments and latest trends in class action litigation. This also intensifies their protection against potential risks that often lead to costly penalties.
Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the latest significant issues surrounding class action litigation. This LIVE Webcast aims to teach you what more there is to know about class action litigation and its implications in 2019 and beyond.
This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following key provisions:
- Notable Class Action Lawsuits and Settlements in 2018
- Litigation Strategies and Practical Tips
- Ascertainability Requirement in Class Certification as Aid for Class Action Litigation
- Legal Issues, Trends and Updates
- Recent Court Decisions
- What Lies Ahead
Keara M. Gordon, Partner, Co-Chair, Class Action Litigation Practice Group
- The rise of global class actions
- Spokeo standing – current developments
- In re Asacol Antitrust Litigation and uninjured class members
- China Agritech - equitable tolling under American Pipe
- Personal jurisdiction after Bristol-Myers Squibb
- Lambert v. Nutraceutical Corp – no equitable tolling for 23(f) petitions.
Dr. Vinita Juneja, Managing Director and Chair, Global White Collar, Investigations & Enforcement Practice
NERA Economic Consulting
- Recent trends in shareholder class actions – data on filings, dismissals, and settlements.
- Economic analysis in class actions
- Consumer class actions – addressing class certification and sampling.
- Considerations regarding opt-out plaintiffs in shareholder class actions.
- Shareholder class actions:
- Distinctions between the disclosure of a risk and the realization of a risk
- The impact on damages of properly measuring the inflation in a stock price
David M. McMillan, Attorney
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Rule 23 Amendments: Impact on Pre-Certification Discovery Strategies
- Overview of class action settlement approval process prior to amendments
- Typical scenarios and strategies for pre-certification discovery
- Overview of key changes to class action settlement approval process
- Impact of amendments on pre-certification discovery strategies and tactics
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
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, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits, and the appellate courts of New York, DC, Delaware, and Maryland.
Keara is a member of the firm-wide Executive Committee, the Chair of the Partner Nominating Committee, co-chair of the Class Action Litigation Practice Group, and on the Steering Committee for DLA Piper's National Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW). Keara is on the board of directors of MAC Angels, a non-profit corporation that helps families coping with ALS, and coaches her daughter's mock trial team at the Ursuline School, which in their first year of competition won first place in the 2017 Thurgood Marshall Junior Mock Trial Program.
Keara Gordon's practice includes the defense of class actions across a variety of substantive areas, including consumer, securities, privacy, and …
Vinita Juneja is a Managing Director and Chair of NERA Economic Consulting’s White Collar, Investigations and Enforcement Practice and was formerly Chair of NERA’s Securities and Finance Practice. She directs matters involving securities, finance, and valuation disputes, and also matters involving regulatory investigations. She has worked on over 1000 class action suits analyzing damages, materiality, causation, settlement value and class certification related issues.
Dr. Juneja has testified and submitted testimony in US federal district and state court proceedings; Canadian court; Israeli district court; and in arbitrations in the USA, Canada, Singapore, and the UK. Dr. Juneja has an Honors BA in economics from the University of Western Ontario (now known as Western University) and an MA and PhD in economics from Harvard University.
Vinita Juneja is a Managing Director and Chair of NERA Economic Consulting’s White Collar, Investigations and Enforcement Practice and was …
David McMillan is a litigation attorney at BakerHostetler. His practice centers on class action defense, data breach litigation, bankruptcy and other types of general commercial litigation. Representing clients across a range of industries including technology, health care, hospitality and retail, David helps companies navigate the constantly-evolving realm of class action defense, working to develop and pursue legal strategies aimed at mitigating potentially devastating exposure. He is also part of a team representing the Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) under the Securities Investor Protection Act, advancing the global effort to trace and recover assets for Madoff's defrauded customers with allowed claims.
David holds a B.A. from Cornell University (2004) and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law (2009).
David McMillan is a litigation attorney at BakerHostetler. His practice centers on class action defense, data breach litigation, bankruptcy and …
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About DLA Piper
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers worldwide. It provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognized for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients - whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.
About NERA Economic Consulting
NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For over half a century, NERA’s economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.
NERA’s clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world’s largest economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
About Baker & Hostetler LLP
Recognized as one of the top firms for client service, BakerHostetler is a leading national law firm that helps clients around the world to address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With five core national practice groups – Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Tax – the firm has more than 940 lawyers located in 14 offices coast to coast. BakerHostetler is widely regarded as having one of the country’s top 10 tax practices, a nationally recognized litigation practice, an award-winning data privacy practice and an industry-leading business practice. The firm is also recognized internationally for its groundbreaking work recovering more than $12 billion in the Madoff Recovery Initiative, representing the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Visit bakerlaw.com.