I am assured that the webinar will be balanced even though all the presenters are Arnold & Porter attorneys (including my friend Angel Garganta). This is the panel description:
Wal-Mart v. Dukes: One Year Later
In June 2011, the Supreme Court decided Wal-Mart v. Dukes, arguably the most significant class action opinion ever issued by the Court. Wal-Mart imposed uniform, and uniformly rigorous, class certification standards in all federal courts. On the first anniversary of this landmark decision, members of Arnold & Porter LLP's litigation practice group and consumer industry group will provide in-house counsel with practical analyses of the Supreme Court's decision and will examine its impact to date on class actions and class action law.
On a related note, I will have an article forthcoming in the next issue of Competition, the journal of the State Bar's Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section, called "Dukes and Common Proof in California Class Actions." The article covers Dukes, Brinker and Duran, among other decisions.