Trends and Developments in Antitrust Class Certification: Best Strategies in Light of Recent Court Rulings
Antitrust class certification has become more intricate over the years. The proliferation of lawsuits, court rulings, and regulatory trends continue to shed light on the evolving process and analysis of class certification.
The challenge remains on how plaintiffs and defendants will justify the merits of the claim. Thus, it becomes imperative that they are abreast of further developments and best practices in this landscape. Legal counsel must also proactively and carefully plan their strategies to successfully navigate their way through litigation.
Join a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group as they provide the audience with a comprehensive discussion of the emerging trends and developments in antitrust class certification. Speakers will also provide helpful tips and strategies to avoid pitfalls in light of recent case rulings.
This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following:
- Antitrust Class Certification: Trends and Updates
- Techniques in Drafting Class Certification Motion
- Notable Cases and Decisions
- Compliance Tips and Strategies
- 2020 Outlook
Thu Hoang, Associate
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
- Overview of legal standard for class cert
- Survey of recent developments at district courts and courts of appeal levels, with focus on pharmaceutical cases
- Brief observations regarding class cert strategies from defendants’ perspective
Josh Palmer, PhD., Partner
- Economists’ role in class certification
- How the presence and extent of uninjured class members may impact the economic analysis of:
- Antitrust injury and causation
Daniel L. Brockett, Partner
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
- Class certification issues in financial market antitrust cases.
David S. Stone, Senior Managing Partner
Stone & Magnanini LLP
Challenges posed to class certification in antitrust cases as a result of recent Circuit Court and Supreme Court decisions.
current legal standards for class certification under Rule 23(b)(3), and recent notable precedents
the complexities surrounding the use of experts to certify such classes
- the challenges plaintiffs are likely to encounter, including imprecision in the current legal standards, data intensive discovery, higher costs, and the unexpected complexities involving Special Masters, court-appointed Technical Advisors, Daubert motions, and sealing issues that may arise during this stage of the litigation.
Who Should Attend:
- Antitrust Lawyers
- Class Action Lawyers
- General Counsel
- Compliance Managers
- Top Level Management
Josh earned a B.A. in Economics and Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2000 and joined applEcon as a staff analyst in 2002. Since earning his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2011, his consulting experience includes serving as the project director in charge of calculating overcharges and damages in a variety of antirust cases, including the IPP class actions In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, In re Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation, and In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation. Josh has also been retained as an expert witness to establish causation and calculate damages on behalf of plaintiffs seeking lost wages under the Fair Standards Act.
Josh earned a B.A. in Economics and Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2000 and joined applEcon as a …
Thu Hoang is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where her antitrust practice focuses on pharmaceutical and high-tech industries. Thu’s work includes representing plaintiffs and defendants in litigations, and counseling clients regarding merger clearance issues, business practices, and civil investigations. She has worked on high-profile matters and clients, including Mylan v. Celgene, In re Glumetza Antitrust Litigation, Broadcom/Brocade, and T-Mobile/Sprint.
Thu Hoang is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where her antitrust practice …
Dan Brockett, Chair of Quinn Emanuel’s Financial Institution Litigation practice, was recently ranked by Benchmark Litigation as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America for 2018. He has been called an “elite trial strategist” by his peers, and has been consistently ranked among the top litigators by multiple leading publications. Law360, for example, recently recognized Mr. Brockett as a “Competition MVP,” and in 2016 the National Law Journal named him one of its "Litigation Trailblazers." He has achieved national prominence primarily for his work in the areas of securities, antitrust, commodities, and structured finance and derivatives litigation. Known as a cut-to-the-chase litigator with significant jury trial experience, Mr. Brockett has recovered billions for major institutional clients in federal securities, antitrust, and other suits against major Wall Street banks and other defendants. He is particularly known for his work in the plaintiff antitrust, securities, and commodities space, and was recently chosen by judges in the SDNY as co-lead counsel in an array of precedent-setting cases, including the credit default swaps antitrust case; the gold antitrust and commodity manipulation case; the ISDAfix interest rate benchmark case; the US Treasuries antitrust litigation; and the SSA bonds antitrust litigation. Mr. Brockett has served as lead trial counsel in over 20 major bench and jury trials and arbitrations, winning 90 percent of them. He has recovered billions of dollars in verdicts, awards and settlements for his clients during his career, including approximately $1.9 billion in a recent, highly-publicized settlement of the credit default swap antitrust litigation, in which Mr. Brockett acted as co-lead counsel for the plaintiff class, and the recently-announced $508 million partial settlement in the ISDAfix case, in which Mr. Brockett also represents a class of sophisticated investors. His work has won him extensive media attention and he has been interviewed by and featured in a variety of legal media publications, including CNBC, Reuters, Bloomberg, Risk Magazine, and the American Lawyer.
Dan Brockett, Chair of Quinn Emanuel’s Financial Institution Litigation practice, was recently ranked by Benchmark Litigation as one of the …
David Stone, Managing Partner of the Stone & Magnanini Law Firm, has been voted one of the top complex litigation attorneys in New Jersey consistently since 2008. Formerly Chair of the NJ Office of Boies Schiller & Flexner, Mr. Stone served as General Counsel of YankeeNets LLC and was instrumental in the formation of the YES Network. Mr. Stone served as Special Counsel to the Medical Society of New Jersey and in that capacity, helped draft the antitrust regulations currently governing the operation of health care facilities in the State. He served as lead counsel in numerous complex commercial litigations including the recently successful antitrust class action Coles v. UPMC in the U.S. District Court for the District of Pennsylvania. He has represented clients in antitrust lawsuits and other complex litigations at every level, including the Supreme Court of the United States.
David Stone, Managing Partner of the Stone & Magnanini Law Firm, has been voted one of the top complex litigation …
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Quinn Emanuel is a 800+ lawyer business litigation firm—the largest in the world devoted solely to business litigation and arbitration with 23 global office locations. Firm lawyers have tried over 2,300 cases, winning 88% of them. When representing defendants, Quinn Emanuel’s trial experience gets better settlements or defense verdicts. When representing plaintiffs, Quinn Emanuel lawyers have won over $70 billion in judgments and settlements. Quinn Emanuel has also obtained five 9-figure jury verdicts, forty- three 9-figure settlements, and nineteen 10-figure settlements. FTI Consulting named Quinn Emanuel the biggest litigation firm in the world. The American Lawyer named Quinn Emanuel the top IP litigation firm in the U.S. and the firm as one of the top six commercial litigation firms in the country. We were voted six times as one of the four “most feared” firms by General Counsels at Fortune 500 companies — the lawyers they “least like to see” on the other side. The UK legal periodical, The Lawyer named us “International Firm of the Year.” Law360 selected us as Antitrust, Appellate, Banking, Class Action, Insurance, Product Liability, IP, White Collar, and Trials “Practice Groups of the Year.” Managing IP twice recognized us as having the “Best ITC Litigation Practice” and honored us with the “Patent Contentious West” award. Legal Business has named us “US Law Firm of the Year” three times, and our German offices have been named both IP Litigation and Patent Litigation Firm of the Year by JUVE, Germany’s most prestigious legal publication. Global Investigations Review, a leading legal periodical covering global white collar investigations, named us the “Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year.” Global Arbitration Review named us the 11th best arbitration practice in the world. Further information is available at www.quinnemanuel.com.
About Stone & Magnanini LLP
Named one of the Top 10 Boutique Law Firms in the U.S. by The National Law Journal, Stone & Magnanini LLP is a Firm of experienced and skilled trial attorneys, former law clerks and prosecutors trained at the best law schools and law firms in the Country. Our attorneys have significant experience both defending and prosecuting civil antitrust cases brought either as class actions or individual actions, and defending criminal antitrust matters. Handling antitrust matters requires not only a solid grounding in the complex law of antitrust, but also a deep understanding of business practices and economics. In cases being investigated by the government, Stone & Magnanini’s experience in dealing with the U.S. Justice Department, various U.S. Attorneys Offices and State Attorney Generals is invaluable to our clients.