2nd National In-House Counsel Forum on Defending & Managing

Class Actions

and Other Complex Litigation

Monday, March 07, 2005

About

Can You Adequately Defend Your Client's Interests When Faced with a Class Action or Other Complex Litigation?

Each year, the plaintiff bar continues to be increasingly creative with regard to crafting allegations and causes of action against corporations. Every company is susceptible to the next wave of suit. The threats come from many areas of substantive law: employment; product liability; consumer fraud, etc. No company is safe. No industry is insulated. In order to successfully defend these claims, each company must have a proactive strategy in place to swiftly handle, repel and successfully manage these lawsuits.

American Conference Institute has developed the 2nd National In-House Counsel Forum on Defending and Managing Class Actions and Other Complex Litigation publication to provide the insight necessary for every company to minimize its risks and act quickly in the face of these damaging lawsuits. The materials provided by the speakers serve as a comprehensive guide to effectively minimizing litigation exposure and successfully defending your client in the midst of such complex litigation.

This publication provides the latest information and critical analysis on:

Defeating class certification
Effective strategies for defending your MDL
Examining your document retention policy to ensure effective defense of a claim
Successful strategies for removal of class cases
The most effective techniques for class hearings

Contents & Contributors

About

Can You Adequately Defend Your Client's Interests When Faced with a Class Action or Other Complex Litigation?

Each year, the plaintiff bar continues to be increasingly creative with regard to crafting allegations and causes of action against corporations. Every company is susceptible to the next wave of suit. The threats come from many areas of substantive law: employment; product liability; consumer fraud, etc. No company is safe. No industry is insulated. In order to successfully defend these claims, each company must have a proactive strategy in place to swiftly handle, repel and successfully manage these lawsuits.

American Conference Institute has developed the 2nd National In-House Counsel Forum on Defending and Managing Class Actions and Other Complex Litigation publication to provide the insight necessary for every company to minimize its risks and act quickly in the face of these damaging lawsuits. The materials provided by the speakers serve as a comprehensive guide to effectively minimizing litigation exposure and successfully defending your client in the midst of such complex litigation.

This publication provides the latest information and critical analysis on:

Defeating class certification
Effective strategies for defending your MDL
Examining your document retention policy to ensure effective defense of a claim
Successful strategies for removal of class cases
The most effective techniques for class hearings

Contents & Contributors


SOSA AND THE ATS: TRAP OR OPPORTUNITY?
Anne E. Cohen, Debevoise & Plimpton

CLAIMS UNDER CALIFORNIA'S UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW: CAL. BUS. & PROF. CODE 17200
Christopher Rillo, Arent Fox

LITIGATING WAGE AND HOUR CLASS ACTIONS
Lynne Hermle, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

GETTING IT RIGHT AT THE START: DEFEATING CLASS CERTIFICATION
John Nadolenco, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP

DOCUMENT PRESERVATION AND SPOLIATION
Maureen O'Neill, Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP

REMOVAL STRATEGIES FOR CLASS ACTIONS
Peter Herzog, III, Bryan Cave LLP

DEFENDING INDIVIDUAL & SYSTEMIC DISCRIMINATION & WRONGFUL DISCHARGE CASES
Walter B. Connolly, Jr., Connolly & Scharman

STATISTICAL APPROACHES FOR DEFENDING CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS
Walter B. Connolly, Jr., Connolly & Scharman

THE LAW MANDATES NO CERTIFICATION BECAUSE THE NATURE OF THESE COMPLAINTS REQUIRES INDIVIDUALIZED PROOF
Walter B. Connolly, Jr., Connolly & Scharman

EFFECTIVELY STRUCTURING CLASS WIDE ARBITRATION AND SETTLEMENTS: STRUCTURE, NEGOTIATION, DRAFTING AND OBTAINING APPROVAL OF CLASS SETTLEMENTS
Hunter R. Hughes, III, Rogers & Hardin

CLASS ACTION ARBITRATIONS: CURRENT STATUS AND UNANSWERED QUESTIONS
Christopher J. Willis, Rogers & Hardin

MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION: IN THE TRENCHES, WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
S. Derek Bauer, Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy LLP

THE JUDICIAL PANEL ON MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION: UNSHROUDING THE MYSTERY
Richard A. Lockridge, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
Maggie M. Tatton, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.

APPELLATE COURT REACTIONS TO CAMPBELL
Christina J. Imre, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold

THE "ECONOMIC LOSS ONLY" PRODUCT LIABILITY CLASS ACTION: CLAIM-SPLITTING AS A STRATEGY FOR OBTAINING CLASS CERTIFICATION
Brent Austin, Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP

THE LIGHT CIGARETTE CASES: THE USE OF STATE CONSUMER ROTECTION STATUTES AS VEHICLES FOR SINGLE-STATE PRODUCTS LIABILITY CLASS ACTIONS
Kevin M. McGinty, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

CLASS ACTIONS IN THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY
John Wester, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP

CLASS ACTIONS IN THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY
Frederick (Rick) Robinson, Fulbright & Jaworski

UPDATE ON CONSUMER CLASS ACTIONS
Herbert D. Shellhouse, Troutman Sanders LLP

PRACTICAL POINTERS FOR PRACTITIONERS
Paul E. Benson, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Cari K. Dawson, Alston & Bird LLP
Bruce Jones, Faegre & Benson LLP

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DOCUMENT AND DATA RETENTION AND E-DISCOVERY
Linda G. Sharp, Kroll Ontrack

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DOCUMENT AND DATA RETENTION AND E-DISCOVERY
Maureen O'Neill, Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP
Michael Coletta
Linda G. Sharp, Kroll Ontrack



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