On May 18, 2007, I will be speaking at the 5th Annual Unfair Competition Law Program sponsored by the State Bar's Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section. This year the day-long program will take place in Los Angeles at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. A pdf copy of the program brochure is available at this link.
My panel will be called "Section 17200—The State of the Law Today" and I'm very pleased to be able to announce that my co-speaker will be Will Stern of Morrison & Forester, author of the Rutter Group practice guide on 17200. I hope that a number of readers of this blog will sign up to attend. It looks like the program will very good with a host of knowledgeable speakers. Here is the schedule:
8 - 8:30 a.m.: Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.: Introduction and Welcome
Bonny Sweeny, Chair, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California
Elaine Foreman, Vice Chair, UCL Program, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California
8:45 - 10 a.m.: Section 17200—The State of the Law Today
Kimberly A. Kralowec, Furth Lehmann & Grant LLP
William L. Stern, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Moderated by Franklin D. Kang, Sidley Austin LLP
10 - 10:15 a.m.: Break
10:15 - 11:30 am: Class Actions Since CAFA
Gerald E. Hawxhurst, Baker Marquart Crone & Hawxhurst LLP
Gail Lees, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Bruce L. Simon, Pearson, Simon, Soter, Warshaw & Penny, LLP
Moderated by Dennis Stewart, Hulett Harper Stewart LLP
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote Address: Federal Trade Commission Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch
1:15 - 2:30 p.m.: The Reliance Element in 17200 Practice
Sharon J. Arkin, Arkin & Glovsky
Howard Holderness, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Harvey Saferstein, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
Moderated by Albert J. Boro, Jr., Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
2:30 - 2:45 p.m.: Break
2:45 – 4:00 p.m.: The New Frontier? The Consumers Legal Remedies Act
Katherine Kinsella, Kinsella/Novak Communications, Ltd.
Daveed A. Schwartz, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Steve Newman, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Reed Kathrein, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
Moderated by Thomas A. Papageorge, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office