Recording Date: June 14, 2012
Duration: 1 hr 30 min
Audio Package Price: $149

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Data Aggregation and Privacy on the Internet: The Blueprint to the Next Big Class Action Bubble

• Understanding where these cases began: Double-click to today
• What kind of data-related cases will be relevant and why? Unique considerations for plaintiff and defense counsel
• The relevant state and federal laws governing data privacy, breaches, etc.: Who is policing and enforcing this area?
• Major hurdles to any case: Arbitration provisions, the 1st Amendment, preemption, and more
• The kind of experts and DATA you’ll need to gather during discovery, from the plaintiff and defense perspectives?
• Common mistakes in responding to data-related events and best practices for avoiding suits or defending them
• The horizon: The next big wave of data related cases – what you need to understand now
• How technology and the law will likely change in this area

Faculty:

John Yanchunis, Morgan & Morgan, P.A. John has handled a diverse size of complex consumer and commercial disputes, and for the last 13 years he had focused his practice on consumer class action litigation. He has served as co-lead counsel in the successful prosecution of the two largest class action cases in the United States, Fresco vs. Automotive Directions, Inc., Case No. 03-61063-JEM et al; and Fresco vs. R.L. Polk Case 0:07-cv-60695-JEM (Southern District of Florida), and served as lead, co-lead or class counsel in numerous other consumer class actions. John was born in Ohio and was raised on military bases around the world by parents who had both served in the military. Upon graduation from law school, John served as a law clerk for the Honorable Carl O. Bue, Jr., a United States District Judge in Houston, Texas. Upon the completion of a two year clerkship, John began his career as a trial lawyer.

Brian D. Wright, Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Brian’s areas of practice include advertising and commercial/products liability matters; he also has been involved in federal multi-district litigation and technology-related litigation. Brian represents publicly-traded companies, privately-held companies, and individual clients in complex business disputes in both federal and state courts, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings throughout the United States. He has worked on numerous and varied matters, developing tremendous experience in diverse areas such as false advertising litigation and industry-wide consumer protection class action litigation. He has also worked with large consumer products companies on numerous aspects of a major product recall, including assisting with resolution of manufacturing disputes, development and implementation of a consumer care reimbursement program, supervision of a third-party administrator’s resolution of consumer claims, preservation and evidence retention issues, and management and settlement of individual disputes regarding recalled products. He frequently and successfully represents FI&C clients in advertising challenges before the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.