Who Should Attend

Attorneys, business executives, and consultants involved with class action litigation and governmental officials involved with parallel investigations

Why You Should Attend

Seminal decisions from the United States Supreme Court and leading federal appellate courts defining and redefining the scope of class action practice have come fast and furious over the past several years. New developments, as well as ongoing developments in the appellate courts, trial courts and Congress, have the potential to impact virtually every business, consumer and shareholder in the U.S. Lawyers and business leaders alike need to be aware of this changing landscape and the effect it may have on the bottom line.

This class action litigation conference is designed to provide a cutting-edge and in-depth exploration of this vibrant area of the law. Our faculty is comprised of leading class action practitioners, judges and service providers from across the United States who will discuss strategies from both plaintiffs' and defendants' perspectives. This two-day conference will include discussions of the latest developments in significant areas of the law affected by class action practice, including recent decisions concerning antitrust, arbitration rights, damages calculations, forum issues, securities and other financial transactions, consumer protection, contracts, false claims act/whistleblower claims, governmental investigations, labor and employment, and Internet privacy, to name just a few.

Whether you are an experienced legal practitioner, in-house counsel, a business leader, or involved in any endeavor affected by class action litigation, this conference will answer your questions and provide strategies and insight into this important legal field.

Program Co-Chairs: Todd C. Jacobs, Esq. of Grippo & Elden LLC and Adam J. Levitt, Esq. of Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.

What You Will Learn
  • Class Action Fairness Act
  • A proactive approach to ethical issues at the beginning, middle and end of the case
  • Qui Tam litigation and parallel government investigations
  • Arbitration agreements
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act cases and related insurance issues
  • Developing trial strategies and approaches
  • Recent developments in the Supreme Court, Seventh Circuit and Northern District of Illinois
  • Evolving issues in privacy class actions
  • Manifestation of defect analysis in consumer class action cases
  • Consumer class actions: How are the lower courts interpreting and applying Comcast?
  • Antitrust class actions: Post American Express developments
  • Securities class actions
  • Preparing for and trying a price-fixing case