Practising Law Institute's Class Action Litigation 2008: Prosecution and Defense Strategies

This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board. CLE Credit will be granted to attorneys.

Click here for the official event website and registration form. (New York, NY)

Why You Should Attend:

What is the future of class actions? What ethical issues do you need to address? What arguments and strategies will maximize your ability to obtain or defeat class certification? How can you increase your chances for a successful settlement or verdict? This year’s program will answer these questions, and many more.

Our outstanding faculty of plaintiff and defense attorneys, noted law professors, and federal court judges will bring you up-to-date on important developments in class action litigation. You and your clients will benefit from this program whether your practice focuses on employment law, products liability, toxic tort, securities, consumer fraud, or civil rights. The course also includes pragmatic tips on settlement and litigation strategies designed to improve your skills and your chances for success in the courtroom.

What You Will Learn:

- Understanding the new electronic discovery rules and their impact on class actions
- How to strategically litigate the class certification motion
- The role of arbitration in class actions
- Considerations and strategies on settlement
- Judicial perspectives on class actions
- How to present the class certification argument

Julia B. Strickland, Partner
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

The Role of Arbitration in Class Actions
- When can class actions be forced into arbitration?
- Recent precedent and changing standards regarding arbitration

Roundtable Discussion on Ethical Issues in Class Action Litigation
- Attorneys’ fees, coupon settlements, and settlements resulting in a net loss to class members
- Communication with person represented by counsel
- Disclosure to the court about the representative plaintiff
- Conflicts of interest in the class