The class action landscape continued to evolve dramatically in 2012 and early 2013. Arbitration, rigorous inquiry, nationwide class certification, marketing reliance, actual injury and market remedial actions are all issues that dominated class action orders and opinions. Developments in economic product defect, market misrepresentation, privacy and pure omissions class actions impact most class action practitioners currently prosecuting or defending these cases. For those who dedicate their practice to class actions, whether plaintiff or defense, there is much to review and discuss from the past year. This program, geared for the advanced practitioner, will cover the latest developments in the law of federal and California class actions as well as procedural advice from leaders in the field. This timely conference will include a discussion of the development of AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, Dukes vs. Wal-Mart, Mazza v. American Honda, Comcast v. Behrend, Halliburton Co, and changes to approaches to Rule 23 and other emerging topics, including the unique use of experts for class certification. The conference speakers are lawyers who are on the front lines of the most impacting class action issues in the courts today.
On Day 2 of the conference, Rachael Meny and her fellow panelists will present "What Makes a Good Case? A Roundtable of Plaintiff and Defense practitioners." For a complete agenda, and registration information, please visit the conference's page on the Bridgeport website.
About Rachael Meny
Ms. Meny has successfully represented companies, venture funds and partnerships, and individuals in litigation regarding class actions, trade secrets/employee mobility, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, breaches of fiduciary duty, breaches of contract claims, Business and Professions Code Section 17200, unfair business practices, antitrust and intellectual property matters.