May 11, 2023

Recent Developments in Mass Arbitration


In the past several years, the once largely unknown phenomenon of mass arbitration has been affecting a wide range of companies. Some elements of the plaintiffs’ bar have sought to leverage the arbitration fees that businesses must pay in consumer and employment arbitrations to coerce settlements of threatened mass arbitrations regardless of the merits of the underlying claims. These lawyers use the internet to recruit thousands or tens of thousands of a company’s customers or employees, who assert identical claims—which, when filed, will trigger tens of millions of dollars in immediately payable arbitration fees. The company then faces a choice between a settlement or a huge expense, which will be followed by additional costs as the claims are arbitrated. These threats to the integrity of the arbitral process now mirror the excesses of the class action system that individualized arbitration was intended to replace.

Recently, Mayer Brown partners Andy Pincus and Archis Parasharami led a team that issued a comprehensive report detailing the abuses of mass arbitration and potential solutions to the problem. Please join Andy and Archis for a one-hour webinar in which they will discuss the growth of mass arbitrations and how businesses can respond to that threat.

Approval for CLE credit is pending.

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For additional information, please contact Shilpa Patel at or +1 312 701 8487.

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