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CCACon16PanelEric H. Gibbs, Girard Gibbs LLP
Andrew Friedman, Cohen Milstein
Ariana Tadler, Milberg LLP
Robin Greenwald, Weitz Luxenberg PC


7:30  |  Registration and Breakfast

8:15  |  Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30  |  Cross-Pollination

Class actions |  Mass torts  |  Whistleblowers | Third-party payors

CrossPollinationPanel2Eric H. Gibbs, Girard Gibbs LLP – moderator
Amy Zeman, Girard Gibbs LLP
Hadley Matarazzo, Faraci Lange LLP

9:15  |  The Latest From . . .

The U.S. Supreme Court |  The Civil Rules Committee | The Legislative Front

Ariana Tadler, Milberg LLP moderator
Deepak Gupta, Gupta Wessler PLLC
Stuart Rossman, National Consumer Law Center

10:00  |  Jennifer Robertson, Consumer Attorney Marketing Group

Marketing: The Importance of Transparency and Data


10:30  |  Where to Begin?

MDL strategies | Master complaints | Rule 23(g)(3) | Class Action Fairness Act


Robin Greenwald, Weitz Luxenberg PC – moderator
John Yanchunis, Morgan & Morgan

11:15  |  Motion to Dismiss – What’s Trending?

Standing | Knowledge | Particularity

Andrew Friedman, Cohen Milstein – moderator
David Stein, Girard Gibbs LLP
Michael Miarmi, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Berstein
Lesley Weaver, Block & Leviton LLP

12:00  |  Lunch

1:00  |  Discovery

Rule 26(b)(1) – proportionality  |  Rule 37(a)(4) – evasiveness  |  Rule 37(e) – sanctions

DiscoveryPanelAriana Tadler, Milberg LLP – moderator
Lauren Barnes, Hagens Berman
Daniel Girard, Girard Gibbs LLP

1:45    Class Certification

Ascertainability |  Multi-state classes  |  Issue classes  |  Injury, harm and damages  |  23(b)(2) classes

Annika Martin, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein – moderator
Archie Grubb II, Beasley Allen Law Firm
Doug McNamara, Cohen Milstein
James Bilsborrow, Weitz & Luxenberg

2:30  |  Break

3:00  |  Trial

Increasing in frequency?  |  Bifurcating liability and damages  |  Bellwether approach

TrialRobin Greenwald, Weitz Luxenberg PC – moderator


3:45  |  Settlement

Meeting the demands of heightened judicial scrutiny |  Front-loading final approval through preliminary approval

SettlementPanelAndrew Friedman, Cohen Milstein – moderator
Daniel Girard, Girard Gibbs LLP
Aideen Gaffney, Garden City Group LLC

4:30  |  Attorney’s Fees

Showing the court you earned your fee  |  Valuing compensation, injunctive relief and deterrence | Overcoming objectors and other critics

Attorney’sFeesPanel1Eric H. Gibbs, Girard Gibbs LLP – moderator
Jennie Anderson, Andrus Anderson LLP
Paul Geller, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

5:15  |  Adjourn