This Law Seminars International conference is designed to inform and discuss significant developments in class action litigation. The faculty is comprised of class action practitioners, judges, and service providers from across the United States to discuss new developments and strategies from both plaintiffs' and defendants' perspectives to meet the strategic, substantive, procedural, and ethical challenges that class action litigation presents.

Topics to be covered:

  • Watching for ethical challenges from the start of the case
  • Motions to dismiss under rule 12(b)(6): Updating your playbook after the Twombly and Iqbal cases
  • Securities actions in light of recent decisions
  • Arbitration clauses after AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion
  • Tips for dealing with parallel government investigations
  • Consumer protection
  • Privilege logs, litigation holds, electronic discovery
  • Antitrust issues
  • Judicial perspective on managing class actions
  • Multi-state litigation in the post-CAFA world
  • Developing trial strategies and approaches
  • Trying a class action case
  • Class action notice: Rules and statutes governing notice-FRCP (b)(3) "best practicable"

Chicago partner Stanley J. Parzen will be speaking on the “Lessons from Specific Areas: Securities and Financial Roundtable,” and Washington partner Archis A. Parasharami will address, “Arbitration Clauses after AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion,” on Monday, October 24.

CLE Credit is available.