Class Action Law Forum | March 4-5, 2020 | San Diego


Join Judges, Litigators, Scholars & SMEs for this Prestigious Event!

The 2019 program received incredible reviews from attendees and faculty alike. Western Alliance Bank Settlement Services Group is proud to bring back this invaluable forum on such an important and dynamic area of the law. 

Who should attend: Class action plaintiff attorneys + Class action defense counsel + Personal injury lawyers + Mass tort attorneys + Paralegals at class action firms + Class action service providers.

Take a look at the 2019 lineup. and see some of what inspired these great comments. Read below about our program leader who brought together so many sitting federal judges and leading practitioners.

Program Chairs

David S. Casey, Jr., Managing Partner, CaseyGerry

A third generation attorney, David joined his late father David S. Casey Sr.’s firm in 1976, after working as a prosecutor for the San Diego City Attorney’s office. With dozens of high profile verdicts and settlements achieved over a nearly 40-year legal career, he is well on his way to attaining his father’s legendary mark of 700 jury trials. David leads the firm in obtaining multi-million dollar results each year in a complex range of cases, and was recently appointed to the national VW Multidistrict Litigation Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee overseeing litigation targeting Volkswagen over its diesel emissions scandal. He earn his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. Read more.

Joshua A. Jessen | Partner | Gibson Dunn 

​Josh a member of Gibson Dunn’s Litigation Department and practices in the Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Consumer Protection Group, Intellectual Property Group, and Health Care and Life Sciences Group.He has represented many companies in putative data privacy and data security class actions, and has been instrumental in obtaining dismissals or other successful resolutions of those actions. He earned his law degree magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Lead Articles Editor of the San Diego Law Review.  While attending law school, he served as a judicial extern for U.S. Magistrate Judge James Stiven.  Read more.

Thanks to these organizations for their support.

What they are saying.

“The class action mastery forum is unique among the other programs which focus on class litigation. The speakers overall are some of the most experienced in the profession and the presentations provide material appropriate for experienced practitioners , but even the novice can come away from the seminar with a solid foundation to begin the practice in this area.”

John Yanchunis | Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group

“The Class Action Forum in San Diego exceeded my expectations! It was clear that the presenters had been carefully selected as each was a foremost expert in his or her legal field. They addressed the issues that truly matter on both a practical and intellectual level, so each session had full attendance. The organizers made every moment count so that even during lunch, we heard valuable material from venerable speakers. This conference was efficient and very pleasant with an emphasis on the education, while allowing for an appropriate amount of socializing which enabled me to make new contacts for both business development and collaboration.”

Marjorie Ford Smith | Certified Structured Settlement Consultant