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Broadcast Date: Wednesday, February 09, 2022
from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

Overview:

The rising competition among several industries including the healthcare and digital platforms has continuously challenged economic fairness and posed compliance hurdles for practitioners specifically under the Sherman Act. Some of the violations include price fixing, rigging contract bids, and allocating consumers between businesses that should be competing for them.

Several court decisions and regulatory developments have also constantly shaped the class action litigation landscape. Thus, practitioners are encouraged to keep track of all updates to position themselves better in this field of law.

Join a panel of key thought leaders and distinguished professionals organized by The Knowledge Group as they provide a comprehensive discussion of the recent enforcement trends and legislative developments surrounding class action litigation. Speakers will also offer practical tips and strategies in this rapidly evolving legal climate.

Key topics include:

  • Class Action Litigation: Latest Updates
  • Regulatory Changes and Implications
  • Demystifying the Sherman Act
  • Exploring Effective Litigation Strategies
  • What Lies Ahead

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast

 

Course Code:

149657

 

NY Category of CLE:

Areas of Professional Practice

 

Total Credit:

2.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Stan Panis, Ph.D., Managing Director
Intensity, LLC

Stan Panis, Ph.D., is a Managing Director at Intensity, LLC. Dr. Panis has decades of experience as an economist and statistician with deep expertise in healthcare, pensions, big data, and damage calculations. He has extensive litigation support experience, including as an expert witness in healthcare, labor, and class action cases. He has testified in Federal and State courts.

Previously, Dr. Panis served at Deloitte and the RAND Corporation. He has taught undergraduate and graduate statistics, econometrics, and economics courses at USC and UC Irvine. Dr. Panis has published more than 20 books and articles. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Southern California.

Kristof Zetenyi, Vice President
Analysis Group

Dr. Zetenyi specializes in applying microeconomics, econometrics, and statistical methods to complex litigation and non-litigation matters in antitrust and competition. He has extensive experience across a variety of industries and market types, such as health care, airlines, agriculture, software, and newspapers, as well as two-sided digital platforms. Dr. Zetenyi has evaluated market definition, market power, and competitive effects in class action cases involving allegations of monopolization and monopsonization, price-fixing, and other anticompetitive conduct. In labor and employment matters, he has analyzed the platform business model of ridesharing companies, and the potential impact of reclassification in cases involving allegations of driver misclassification.

Chadwick A. McTighe, Member
Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Chad McTighe is a Member in the Louisville office and Chair of the firm’s Business Litigation Service Group. He advises and represents clients in a wide range of business and commercial litigation matters, including extensive practice in class action litigation, shareholder and membership disputes, real estate litigation, data breaches, and fiduciary duty litigation. He represents clients in various industries, including telecommunications, oil and gas, tax liens, insurance, financial institutions, health care, and many others. He has practiced in a number of state and federal courts and has successfully argued multiple issues of first impression resulting in published appellate decisions. His accolades include: Martindale-Hubbell® (AV-Preeminent® rating), Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation’s Future Star, and Global Award as Class Action Adviser of the Year – USA in 2014.

Ye Zhang, Director
Resolution Economics Group, LLC

Dr. Ye Zhang is a labor economist and testifying expert witness with significant expertise in economic modelling and statistical analysis in all areas involving labor and employment issues. His practice areas address class action employment discrimination cases including compensation, hiring, promotion, and termination. Dr. Zhang also specializes in FLSA wage and hour cases, FMLA, state law issues of minimum wage and employee misclassification, EEOC investigations, OFCCP investigations of federal contractors, and economic damages (single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class actions). Dr. Zhang holds Ph.D. in Economics from University of Maryland and prior to his consulting career, Dr. Zhang served as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Indiana University.

Agenda:

SEGMENT 1:

Stan Panis, Ph.D.Managing Director

Intensity, LLC

  • An economist’s approach to typicality and commonality
  • Issues in determining liability and quantifying damages
  • Examples from cases in consumer fraud, healthcare, employment, and financial services

SEGMENT 2:

Kristof Zetenyi, Vice President

Analysis Group

  • Recent trend of intermediaries in the crosshairs in Sherman Section 2 monopolization and monopsonization cases
  • Not all intermediaries are created equal: a discussion of two-sided platforms, what two-sidedness is and how it affects class certification
  • A discussion of the dangers of misapplying platform economics from both a plaintiff-side and defense-side perspective

SEGMENT 3:

Chadwick A. McTigheMember

Stites & Harbison, PLLC

  • COVID-19 Class Actions. Focus would be on workplace suits, school suits, consumer protection cases, and securities cases.
  • The ever-evolving developments in the law of standing and class actions.
  • Privacy and data breach class actions, recent developments and predictions.

SEGMENT 4:

Ye ZhangDirector

Resolution Economics Group, LLC

  • Using statistics and economics in class action employment discrimination matters
  • De-mystifying pay equity: data and statistical consideration
  • Expert function in wage and hour class action litigation

Date & Time:

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

Materials:

Download Course Materials

Who Should Attend:

  • Class Action Lawyers
  • Chief Legal Officers
  • Litigation Officers
  • Paralegals
  • In-House Counsel
  • General Counsel

SPEAKERS

Stan Panis, Ph.D.Managing Director
Intensity, LLC
Kristof ZetenyiVice President
Analysis Group
Chadwick A. McTigheMember
Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Ye ZhangDirector
Resolution Economics Group, LLC

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