Class Action Mastery Forum | Jan. 15-17, 2019 | San Diego


Eight Sitting U.S. Judges Join the Panel

Hon. Anthony Joseph Battaglia, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Hon. Larry A. Burns, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Hon. Edward M. Chen, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Hon. Vince Chhabria, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Hon. Fernando M. Olguin, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Hon. John Byron Owens, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Hon. Dana Makoto Sabraw, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Hon. Richard Seeborg, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Agenda | Class Action Mastery Forum | Jan. 15-17, 2019


Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, Jan. 15 — Faculty dinner (faculty only)
Wednesday, Jan. 16 — Full day of sessions, including breakfast and lunch, followed by a reception
Thursday, Jan. 17 — The morning will feature a special networking event, followed by lunch, and a full afternoon of learning.

Agenda | Tuesday, Jan. 15

6:00 | Faculty Dinner | invitation only

Agenda | Wednesday, Jan. 16

7:30 | Registration & Breakfast

8:45 | Opening Remarks

Welcome! Our chairs have developed an incredible program during which you will enjoy insights from nationally recognized plaintiff and defense attorneys, experts, scholars and federal judges on the most critical and dynamic aspect of class action law and litigation. The event has been produced in collaboration with the event host — the University of San Diego School of Law — and takes place at the beautiful Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice.  A portion of the proceeds from this conference will go to the Keith F. Park Endowed Scholarship for students wishing to attend the USD Law School. The Forum has also been produced in collaboration with Western Alliance Bank, which specializes in banking for attorneys and law firms and settlement distribution agencies and claims administrators. Please participate. We welcome your questions before, during and after the forum. Send us questions in advance to Editor@LitigationConferences.com. We hope you find this a truly valuable educational and networking experience.

9:00 | Personal Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, & Hyundai 

Rosemary M. Rivas, Partner, Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
Andre Mura, Partner, Gibbs Law Group LLP

9:30 | “Standing” Under the California Unfair Competition Law

Stuart M. Eppsteiner, Partner, Eppsteiner Law APC
Jeremy K. Robinson, Partner, CaseyGerry

9:45 | Communicating With The Class

Summer Wynn, Partner, Cooley LLP
David Berger, Partner, Gibbs Law Group LLP
Eric Schachter, Vice President, A.B. Data

New Session!
10:15 | Lessons from the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Partner, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein

10:45 | Break

11:00 | Judicial Roundtable

Hon. Edward M. Chen, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Hon. Vince Chhabria, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Hon. Richard Seeborg, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

12:30 | Lunch

1:00 | Lunch Presentation 

Hon. Anthony Joseph Battaglia, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

1:45 | Employment Class Actions

Orly Lobel, Don Weckstein Professor of Labor and Employment Law, University of San Diego School of Law

2:00 | Securities Class Action Law Update

Peter Adams, Partner, Cooley LLP

2:15 | Data Breach / Privacy Class Actions

John Yanchunis, Partner, Morgan & Morgan
Karen Hanson Riebel, Partner, Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP
Tina Wolfson, Principal, Ahdoot & Wolfson, P.C.
Peter Stockburger, Senior Managing Associate, Dentons
Joshua Jessen, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

3:15 | Break | Sponsored by Postlethwaite & Netterville

3:30 | Cy Près: History, Purpose and Practice

Moderator: Stephen Ferruolo, Dean and Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
Hon. John Byron Owens
, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Robert C. Fellmeth, Price Professor of Public Interest Law, University of San Diego School of Law | Executive Director, Center for Public Interest Law, and Children’s Advocacy Institute
Robert Muth, Director of Clinical Programs; Director of Veterans Legal Clinics, University of San Diego School of Law

4:10 | Antitrust

David Mitchell, Partner, Robbins Gellar Rudman & Dowd LLP
Karin E. Garvey, Partner, Labaton Sucharow LLP
Daniel J. Mogin, Managing Partner, MoginRubin LLP
Greg Asciolla, Partner, Labaton Sucharow LLP

4:40 | Intellectual Property: Why Aren’t There More IP Class Actions? Should There Be?

David McGowan, Lyle L. Jones Professor of Competition and Innovation Law; Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law & Markets
Adam J. Gutride, Partner, Gutride Safier LLP
Daralyn J. Durie, Partner, Durie Tangri

5:10 | Settlement Strategies

Andrew N. Friedman, Partner, Cohen Milstein
Ted Pintar, Partner, Robbins Gellar Rudman & Dowd LLP
Ellen Gusikoff Stewart, Partner, Robbins Gellar Rudman & Dowd LLP
Lara McDermott, Executive Vice President, Gilardi & Co.

6:00 | Reception


Agenda | Thursday, Jan. 17

9:00am-11:00am | Harbor Cruise sponsored by Western Alliance Bank 

12 Noon | Lunch at Garden of the Sea | Kroc Institute

1:30 | Navigating Class Action Settlements Amid New Guidelines and Rules

Julie N. Green, Senior Vice President, Operations, CPT Group
James R. Prutsman, Partner, Heffler Claims Group

2:15 | Judicial Insights re Class Actions Pleadings, Case Flow & More

Hon. Larry A. Burns, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Hon. Dana Makoto Sabraw, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

3:00 | Break

3:15 | Consumer Class Actions

Hon. Fernando M. Olguin, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
John Gomez, Founder & President, Gomez Trial Attorneys
Timothy G. Blood, Partner, Blood Hurst & O’Reardon LLP
Aideen Gaffney, Vice President, Epiq
Brandon Schwartz, Director of Notice, P&N – Postlethwaite & Netterville
Thomas E. Loeser, Partner, Hagens Berman
Amy P. Lally, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

4:30 | Ethics and Professional Responsibility Specific to Class Actions

This panel of educators and practitioners will discuss the recently revised California Rules of Professional Conduct that specifically address class action practice. Concepts addressed will include: attorney fees, pre-solicitation and solicitation, advertising, confidentiality, contacting class members disclosures, arbitration, allocation of recovery, and more — plus answers to your questions. The panel is accepting questions in advance. Please email them to this address: Editor@LitigationConferences.com.

David McGowan, Lyle L. Jones Professor of Competition and Innovation Law; Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law & Markets
Heather L. Rosing, CFO & Shareholder, Klinedinst Attorneys & President, California Lawyers Association|
Daniel Eaton, Shareholder, Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek

5:30 | Forum Adjourns

 


Meet the Chairs

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

A third generation attorney, he 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 – who tried more than 700 jury trials – legendary status.

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 is past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now American Association for Justice) – the world’s largest trial bar –and has been lauded with more than 60 professional awards, including a perpetual award in his honor, the “David S. Casey, Jr. Consumer Advocate Award” from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. In 2016, he was named among the Top 100 attorneys in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal, lauded as one of the state’s top 30 Plaintiff’s attorneys by the same publication and was inducted into the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s Past Presidents Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Since 2008, he has served as state chair for Senator Dianne Feinstein’s judicial selection committee, maintaining a steadfast volunteer commitment to finding the most qualified judicial candidates for the federal bench in California. Prior to his appointment as state chair, David served on the local San Diego judicial selection committee for 16 years.

 

Peter Stockburger, Senior Managing Associate, Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice

Peter is also a member of the firm’s global Employment and Labor group and Cybersecurity groups. Peter focuses his practice on cybersecurity and data protection, employment litigation and counseling and complex commercial litigation. He also concentrates in public international law and is a contributor to Dentons’ Privacy and Cybersecurity Law blog.

A frequent author and speaker, Peter regularly advises clients on a broad range of cutting-edge legal issues, including cybersecurity and privacy litigation, LGBT issues in the workplace and international human rights law. He also has extensive experience handling a variety of complex litigation matters, including trade secret, product liability and construction related disputes. In addition to his work at Dentons, Peter also serves as a “virtual fellow” with the US Department of State, where he provides counsel to the US embassy in Mexico City on international labor issues. Since 2009 he has served as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he teaches in the area of public international law and appellate advocacy.

Peter also has an active pro bono practice focused on immigration law. He has successfully acquired legal status for refugees from Egypt, Mexico and Haiti. For his work, he was awarded the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services from the State Bar of California in 2015, and the Pro Bono Publico Award from Casa Cornelia in 2016.

Complete Faculty

Hon. Anthony Joseph Battaglia, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
David Berger, Partner, Gibbs Law Group LLP
Gayle M. Blatt, Partner, CaseyGerry
Timothy G. Blood, Partner, Blood Hurst & O’Reardon LLP
Hon. Larry A. Burns, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Partner, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein
David S. Casey, Jr., Managing Partner, CaseyGerry, co-chair
Hon. Edward M. Chen, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Hon. Vince Chhabria, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Daniel Eaton, Shareholder, Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek
Stuart M. Eppsteiner, Partner, Eppsteiner Law APC
Robert C. Fellmeth
, Price Professor of Public Interest Law, University of San Diego School of Law | Executive Director, Center for Public Interest Law, and Children’s Advocacy Institute
Stephen Ferruolo, Dean and Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
Andrew N. Friedman, Partner, Cohen Milstein
Koji Fukumura, Partner, Cooley LLP
Aideen Gaffney, Vice President, Epiq
Karin E. Garvey, Partner, Labaton Sucharow
John Gomez, Founder & President, Gomez Trial Attorneys
Julie N. Green, Senior Vice President, Operations, CPT Group
Joshua Jessen, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Orly Lobel, Don Weckstein Professor of Labor and Employment Law, University of San Diego School of Law
David McGowan, Lyle L. Jones Professor of Competition and Innovation Law; Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law & Markets
Lara McDermott, Executive Vice President, Gilardi & Co.
David Mitchell, Partner, Robbins Gellar Rudman & Dowd LLP
Daniel J. Mogin, Managing Partner, MoginRubin LLP
Andre Mura, Partner, Gibbs Law Group LLP
Robert Muth, Director of Clinical Programs; Director of Veterans Legal Clinics, University of San Diego School of Law
Hon. Fernando M. Olguin, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Hon. John Byron Owens, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Ted Pintar, Partner, Robbins Gellar Rudman & Dowd
James R. Prutsman, Partner, Heffler Claims Group
Rosemary M. Rivas, Partner, Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
Karen Hanson Riebel, Partner, Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP
Heather L. Rosing, CFO & Shareholder, Klinedinst Attorneys & President, California Lawyers Association
Hon. Dana Makoto Sabraw, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Eric Schachter, Vice President, A.B. Data
Hon. Richard Seeborg, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Brandon Schwartz, Director of Notice, P&N – Postlethwaite & Netterville
Peter Stockburger, Senior Managing Associate, Dentons
Ellen Gusikoff Stewart, Partner, Robbins Gellar Rudman & Dowd
Tina Wolfson, Principal, Ahdoot & Wolfson, P.C.
Summer Wynn, Partner, Cooley LLP
John Yanchunis, Partner, Morgan & Morgan