Seminar June 7, 2007

Class Action Litigation Forum

Get the latest information on issues, trends and strategies surrounding class action litigation today.  Alston & Bird LLP and Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP presented an informative program designed for in-house counsel, executives, risk management professionals and others affected by class action issues.  Topics covered included the following...

  • Fighting Statutory Damage Class Actions:  What to Do When Plaintiffs Don't Need to Prove Damages
  • The Best Offense is a Good Defense:  Corporate Best Practices for E-Discovery Under the New Federal Rules
  • The Ninth Circuit's Wal-Mart Decision:  Not Just a Cautionary Tale for Employment Class Actions
  • Strategies for Defeating Class Certification:  Putting Teeth into the "Rigorous Analysis" Standard
  • Settlements under CAFA:  Is Your Settlement Safe with State and Federal Regulators?
  • Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts:  Be Careful What You Ask For

Susan Hurd spoke on Stoneridge Investment Partners, addressing what every company needs to know about "Scheme Liability" theories under Section 10(b) and the issues presently before the Supreme Court.  Charlie Morgan addressed trends in Employment Class Actions and Collective Actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Kristy Brown and Jane Thorpe discussed emerging trends in Class Actions, including plaintiffs' favorite new theories and defendants' loss of Favorite Defense.  John Jordak participated in a debate with a plaintiffs' counsel on differing viewpoints in current Class Action issues.  Karl Geercken spoke on corporate best practices for E-Discovery under the new Federal rules.  Cari Dawson addressed the best practices for settling Class Actions and joined Scott Elder to discuss strategies for defeating Class Certification.  Our speakers were joined by professionals from Deloitte, AT&T Mobility, Attenex, ING, Shell Oil Companies and others for this event.

June 7, 2007
9:00am - 4:45pm
Pierre Hotel / New York, NY

Media Contacts
Nicholas Clarke
Senior Communications Manager
Phone: 212.210.1222
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