I highly recommend that all plaintiffs' attorneys register to attend CAOC's 4th Annual Class Action Seminar, which will take place this coming Thursday, January 28, from noon to 6:00 p.m. at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. Registration is $160 for CAOC or SFTLA members ($175 for non-members), and you can earn 5 hours of MCLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics credit. Click here for more on the program, and here to register online.
I've attended this program each year since 2007, and it is always excellent. This year, the roster of speakers includes prominent and experienced class action practitioners, along with Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert B. Freedman and Northern District of California Chief Magistrate Judge James Larson. The complete program schedule is below. I'm attending again this year and hope to see some of you there!
Co-Moderator: Ingrid M. Evans • Waters Kraus & Paul
Co-Moderator: Todd Schneider • Schneider Wallace, et al.
Niall McCarthy • Cotchett, Pitre, & McCarthy
UCL Class Actions- Certified In The Post-Prop 64 and Post-Tobacco II Era
Monique Olivier • Sturdevant Law Firm APC
Choice of Law Clauses in Class Actions: Beating Defendants’ Latest Get-Out-of-Jail-Free-Card
Leslie Bailey • Public Justice
Is it Better to File a Nationwide Class Action or State-Only Class Action?
Brian Kabateck • Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP
Absent Class Member Declarations in Certification Motions: Ethical and Strategic Issues and Pitfalls
Jon Gertler • Chavez & Gertler LLP
Question and Answer Session I
Litigating Class Action Employment Discrimination Cases
Brad Seligman • The Impact Fund
Strategies In Banking Fraud Cases
Mike Sobol • Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein LLP
Trends In Claims Administration
Dan Burke • Gilardi & Co LLC
The Importance Of Class Actions In American Jurisprudence – Perspectives From The Bench
Hon. Robert B. Freedman • Alameda County Superior Court, Complex Division
Chief Magistrate, Hon. James Larson • US District Court, Northern District of California
Question And Answer Session II
Judges Welcome Reception