Trends and Updates on Class Action Litigation: Hot Buttons During the COVID-19 Crisis
The class action litigation landscape has been drastically affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic resulted in a wave of class action filings over the last six months touching nearly every industry and sector.
These cases are only now starting to work their way through the courts. Thus, businesses and their counsel must keep themselves abreast of all significant developments and also review and bolster up their litigation practices to mitigate risk.
Join a panel of key thought leaders and distinguished professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they provide a comprehensive discussion of the notable trends and developments in class action litigation. Speakers will discuss the critical issues and challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also offer best practices to cope with the changing landscape.
This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following:
- COVID-19-Related Trends and Statistics
- Early Decisions
- Best Litigation Practices
- 2021 Outlook
Colleen Gulliver, Partner
- Flood of COVID-19 class action litigation in the last six months (types, sectors, jurisdictions, etc.)
- Early trend to seek consolidation and/or MDL and MDL rulings
- Summarize any early substantive decisions on motions to dismiss
Paul Zurek, Vice President
Discussion of recent trends in class action litigation brought on by the COVID crisis.
- Discuss type of cases, amount of filings and sectors affected, both here and abroad.
- Discuss recent decisions in these matters.
- Strategies for identifying and mitigating class action risk going forward.
Who Should Attend:
- Class Action Lawyers
- In-house Counsel
Paul Zurek specializes in matters related to markets, securities litigation, risk management, valuation, and complex data analysis. He has submitted expert reports and declarations and testified in arbitration and regulatory investigations. In addition to serving as an expert, Dr. Zurek leads large teams in government and regulatory inquiries, civil litigation, and international arbitration. He has supported academic and industry experts at all stages of litigation, including trial.
Dr. Zurek’s econometric and financial expertise spans a range of industries, including investment management and financial institutions, technology, telecommunications, and transportation.
Paul Zurek specializes in matters related to markets, securities litigation, risk management, valuation, and complex data analysis. He has submitted …
Colleen Carey Gulliver’s practice includes the defense of class actions across a variety of substantive areas, including consumer, securities and privacy litigation in a myriad of industries; commercial litigation and financial corporation litigation in federal and state courts. Ms. Gulliver is currently defending several clients in COVID-19 related class actions.
Colleen Carey Gulliver’s practice includes the defense of class actions across a variety of substantive areas, including consumer, securities 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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