Wage and Hour Class Actions: Looking Back and What’s Ahead

Production Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
Galit Avitan Knotz
John Fahr, Ph.D.
Jennifer A. Riley
Dr. Elizabeth Newlon

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About Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s labor and employment lawyers represent a wide range of employers on their most complex and challenging labor and employment legal problems, from wage and hour class actions and discrimination cases, to arbitrations involving key talent, to complex labor controversies. Our subspecialties include: employment/EEOC litigation and counseling; wage-hour/Fair Labor Standards Act litigation and counseling; general employment counseling; labor relations/corporate campaign advice and litigation; labor and employment issues in financial restructuring and corporate transactions; workplace safety and health regulatory advice and litigation; executive contracting and terminations; competitive hiring disputes; pension, benefits and executive compensation advice and litigation; Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistleblower matters; labor and employment appellate litigation; California-specific counseling and litigation; labor and employment issues affecting government contractors; and workplace privacy and data protection.

Website: https://www.akingump.com/

About Resolution Economics Group, LLC

Resolution Economics provides sophisticated economic, statistical and financial analyses, forensic investigations, forensic technology, dispute advisory, expert testimony, and specialized technology and analytic solutions to leading law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies.

The firm has provided expert testimony in class-action, multi-plaintiff and single plaintiff employment matters alleging discrimination in employment practices on the basis of age, race, gender, national origin, and ethnicity.  The experts at Resolution Economics have managed complex, high profile litigation and compliance matters, many of which were national in scope.  The Labor and Employment team is one of the most experienced in the nation at analyzing class certification and merits issues in class-action discrimination disputes, and are experienced in handling complex wage and hour matters as well.  The firm also provides assistance in information management, statistical sampling, and statistical analysis, as well as data collection, surveys, and observation studies.

Website: http://www.resecon.com/

About Seyfarth Shaw LLP

At Seyfarth Shaw LLP, we are leading the way in delivering legal services more effectively, more efficiently, and more transparently. With more than 850 attorneys in the United States, London, Shanghai, Melbourne, and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve our clients’ changing business and legal needs in corporate, employee benefits, employment, litigation, and real estate. Seyfarth Shaw provides thoughtful, strategic, practical legal counsel to clients of all sizes across all industries, delivering excellent legal service, sophisticated technology and process improvement solutions. Our clients range from Fortune 100 to midsize companies, and include publicly traded and privately held companies and various types of funds.

Our success is the result of a constant, unrelenting focus on the needs of our clients, and we are always looking for ways to meet our clients’ needs for value and efficiency while maintaining the high quality of our services. That's why we created SeyfarthLean®, our proprietary, value-driven client service model, which combines the core principles of Lean Six Sigma process improvement with project management and tailored technology solutions. Since 2005, SeyfarthLean has been unique within the legal profession and a distinctive approach to providing, delivering, and managing client and legal services.

Our client-first approach has resulted in numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected industry associations, consulting firms, and the media, including: BTI Consulting’s “Client Service A-Team” list, which ranks firms that serve the Fortune 1000 and is based exclusively on client feedback; a top spot in the Financial Times North America Innovative Lawyers 2015 report of the most innovative firms; the Association of Corporate Counsel “Value Champion” award; and multiple awards from the International Legal Technology Association, including 2014 “Innovative Project of the Year” and 2013 “Innovative Law Firm of the Year.”

Website: http://www.seyfarth.com/

About NERA Economic Consulting

NERA Economic Consulting is a global leader in economic analysis and consulting. With nearly 400 experts in 25 offices around the world, the firm applies economic, finance, and quantitative principles to solve complex business challenges and legal questions.

The firm’s antitrust economists provide a full range of theoretical and empirical economic analysis and testimony in matters involving mergers and acquisitions, antitrust litigation, and competition policy. NERA's experts assess and, when appropriate, testify to the economic merits of allegations of anticompetitive mergers and acquisitions, foreclosure and exclusionary conduct, horizontal and vertical restraints, monopolization and abuse of dominant position, and collusion. NERA's experts also have extensive experience estimating damages in antitrust matters, as well as assessing the appropriateness of class certification.

Website: http://www.nera.com/

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