The ABA's 13th Annual National Institute on Class Actions will take place on Friday, October 30, 2009 at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco and will repeat on November 20, 2009 at the Willerd InterContinental in D.C. Here is the program description:
Each session of the National Institute on Class Actions will begin with a presentation by Professor John C. Coffee on new developments in class action litigation. The agenda also features programs that will examine issues concerning arbitration and class action waivers, recent developments in the standards for certifying a class, and advice for both plaintiffs and defense counsel on settling class actions. The session in San Francisco will include a program on the class action landscape in California courts, while the Washington, DC session will feature a roundtable discussion on current issues in class actions with three federal judges moderated by Professor Arthur R. Miller.Speakers include Jocelyn Larkin of the Impact Fund; Bonny Sweeny of Coughlin Stoia; Elizabeth Cabraser of Lieff Cabraser; Mark Chavez of Chavez & Gertler; and many others on both sides of the "v." Registration costs $500 for ABA members.