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Past Event
6-7 December 2012


  • Andrew S. Marovitz
    T +1 312 701 7116
  • Archis A. Parasharami
    T +1 202 263 3328

Litigating Class Actions: The New Landscape After A Big Year In The Supreme Court

Chicago, IL

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. The Supreme Court already has two cases on its October docket that may further dramatically reshape the class action litigation landscape. These 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.

What You Will Learn

  • Qui Tam litigation and parallel government investigations
  • Class actions and arbitration: The aftermath of Concepcion
  • Positioning a case for settlement
  • Watching for ethical challenges
  • Smith v. Bayer and new life for repetitive state court class actions
  • Developing trial strategies
  • Post-certification motions
  • Lead plaintiff "pickoffs", offers of judgment, moving to dismiss class allegations
  • Electronic discovery
  • Antitrust and securities developments
  • Trying a class action case

Mayer Brown Speakers
Andrew Marovitz
Archis Parasharami

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