In the class certification stage, plaintiffs bear an evidentiary burden to satisfy Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. District courts are also required to consider all probative evidence regardless of overlaps or other merit issues, especially with the inclusion of unharmed class members. Recent decisions released by the Supreme Court in Goldman Sachs and TransUnion clearly define this mandate. However, as in most antitrust class action cases, providing evidence of a class-wide impact remains a challenge.

While some courts advise using statistical methods in proving injury and representative sampling, others believe that proper certification can be possible if there is an existing method to separate an injured from uninjured class members.

Join a panel of key thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group as they provide a comprehensive guide on the procedures and requirements for antitrust class certification. The speakers will also discuss the most notable cases and court decisions as well as their impact on class certification proceedings.

Key topics include:

  • Overview of Class Certification Proceedings
  • Antitrust Class Certification Requirements
  • Notable Cases and Court Decisions
  • Impact and Implications of Recent Court Decisions
  • What Lies Ahead


Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

Live Webcast



General knowledge of antitrust law


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

How to Claim CLE Credits Per State:

CLE State Requirements:

Speaker Panel:

Jeffrey J. Amato, Partner
Winston & Strawn LLP

Jeffrey J. Amato is a partner in Winston & Strawn’s Global Antitrust/Competition and Complex Commercial Litigation practices.  He handles complex multi-forum disputes, principally in the areas of antitrust, class actions, and government investigations. Jeffrey is skilled in the use of expert evidence and data analytics to devise innovative legal strategies. Prior to joining Winston, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Arthur D. Spatt, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.  Before his clerkship, Jeffrey was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he prosecuted numerous civil enforcement actions against individuals, air carriers, shippers, and other regulated entities.  During his tenure at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, he received an interim appointment as Special Assistant to the Chief Counsel of the Transportation Security Administration.

Philip A. Giordano, Partner
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Philip A. Giordano is a partner based in Hughes Hubbard’s Washington office. Philip practices in all areas of antitrust law, including transactional matters before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ), government civil and criminal investigations, complex civil litigation, criminal defense, and client counseling. In addition to seven years in private practice, he draws on more than 15 years of experience as a prosecutor in the Antitrust Division of the DOJ, where he served as a Trial Attorney in both the Washington Criminal I Section and the Technology and Financial Services Section, and as a Special Assistant to the Directors of Enforcement in the Antitrust Division’s Office of Operations. Philip’s experience in antitrust matters spans a diverse set of industries, including computer hardware and software, auto parts, telecommunications, generic drugs, financial services, media and entertainment, publishing, chemicals, air cargo transportation, and consumer goods.


Jeffrey J. AmatoPartner

Winston & Strawn LLP

Date & Time:

Thursday, November 18, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

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Who Should Attend:

  • Antitrust Lawyers and Consultants
  • Class Action Lawyers
  • Legal Counsel
  • Paralegals
  • Compliance Executives
  • Litigation Officers
  • Top Level Management


Jeffrey J. AmatoPartner
Winston & Strawn LLP
Philip A. GiordanoPartner
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP



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