Broadcast Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

Overview:

Prompted by the Biden administration’s aggressive focus on market competition, the past year has witnessed notable antitrust enforcement activities in several key industries. Furthermore, recurring debates over class certification standards continue to shake up the legal landscape for antitrust lawsuits.

As the antitrust agenda remains to become a top priority this yearpolicy changes are anticipated to open new challenges in handling class certification in antitrust cases. Thus, practitioners must closely track all trends and legislative developments that will create major shifts in the class certification process and litigation.

In a LIVE Webcast, leading antitrust thought leaders Ralph E. Labaton (Haug Partners) and Hagai Doron (S. Horowitz & Co.) will provide an in-depth discussion of the latest and significant issues surrounding antitrust class certification. Speakers will also provide practical strategies in handling complex antitrust class claims.

Key topics include:

  • Antitrust Class Certification Trends and Developments
  • Emerging Class Certification Issues
  • Recent and Notable Court Decisions
  • Tips to Strengthen Your Antitrust Class Action Strategies
  • What Lies Ahead

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)

 

Prerequisite:

General knowledge of antitrust laws

 

Course Code:

149897

 

NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice

 

Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Ralph E. Labaton, Associate
Selected as 2021 and 2022 “New York Rising Star” in Antitrust Litigation by Thomson Reuters - SuperLawyers®

Haug Partners

Ralph E. Labaton is an attorney in the New York office of Haug Partners, where he focuses on antitrust litigation and other complex litigation matters. He has significant experience litigating class actions across multiple industries, including reverse payment or “pay-for-delay” pharmaceutical actions. In addition to managing his active caseload, Mr. Labaton also advises clients seeking to obtain and protect intellectual property rights, such as patents and trademarks.

Mr. Labaton earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he earned the CALI Award for Excellence for his efforts in the Securities Law Clinic. Mr. Labaton earned his B.B.A., cum laude, from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business.

Hagai Doron, Partner
Top-Ranking Member of The Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” in Israel in the field of Competition/Antitrust

S. Horowitz & Co.

Hagai Doron chairs S. Horowitz & Co.’s Antitrust & Competition Law Practice Group and is widely recognized as one of Israel’s leading antitrust lawyers.

Hagai’s extensive experience includes: advising on civil and criminal investigations by the Israel Competition Authority, challenging monopoly declarations, merger control, collaborative joint ventures, distribution strategy, cartels, dominance, licensing, and class actions involving breaches of Israeli antitrust law. In particular, Hagai acts for clients in damages and class action claims which seek substantial compensation following a finding, whether in the US, the EU or Israel, of a contravention of competition law.

Hagai also has substantial experience co-coordinating with foreign counsel on Israeli antitrust and merger clearances for global and cross-border mergers, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other collaborative arrangements.

Agenda:

Segment 1

Ralph E. Labaton, Associate

Haug Partners

Recent Antitrust Class Certification Precedents and Their Impact

  • 9th Circuit's En Banc Packaged Tuna Decision
  • 4th Circuit's Zetia Decision

 

Segment 2

Hagai DoronPartner

S. Horowitz & Co.

  • Israel class actions regime in general – a well-established 30 years' experience in handling opt-out class actions, placed Israel as one of the most litigious and plaintiffs-friendly jurisdiction. We will present basic principles of Israel's class actions law to start with.
  • Over the last ten years Israel had been pioneering antitrust class actions outside the US and Canada. We will review the place of private enforcement in Israel for antitrust matters, compared with the local regulator's enforcement priorities.
  • Follow-on class actions for damages based on foreign infringement, enforcement and settlement/immunity proceedings are a real risk to any foreign company that has also businesses in Israel, and even for companies with only indirect activities or effects on Israel. We will review the main pending cases in this regard.
  • After several years of dealing with procedural preliminary aspects (mainly, jurisdiction and service on foreign defendants) it seems that the Israeli Supreme Court is paving the way for private plaintiffs to submit and advance class actions in Israel against foreign defendants. We will review the main new decisions and determinations regarding jurisdiction, service, motions to dismiss and discovery of documents as part of the certification phase.
  • The air-cargo surcharges cartel case's implication on future litigation in Israel.
  • Excessive pricing by dominant firms – the Supreme Court Coca-Cola judgment and anticipated next developments.

 

Date & Time:

Thursday, September 29, 2022

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Antitrust Lawyers and Consultants
  • Trial Lawyers
  • Class Action Lawyers
  • General Counsel
  • In-House Counsel
  • Paralegals
  • Compliance Executives
  • Litigation Officers

SPEAKERS

Ralph E. LabatonAssociate
Selected as 2021 and 2022 “New York Rising Star” in Antitrust Litigation by Thomson Reuters - SuperLawyers®
Haug Partners
Hagai DoronPartner
Top-Ranking Member of The Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” in Israel in the field of Competition/Antitrust
S. Horowitz & Co.

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