Broadcast Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET)


Class action and complex litigation cases become increasingly challenging and costly for businesses.  With the rising number of lawsuits being filed across the country and new threats of class action regimes in the United Kingdom and Europe, in addition to heightened regulatory and litigation enforcement uptakes, companies face increasingly higher stakes.  These growing complexities need to be addressed to proactively identify and mitigate litigation risk. Developing a competent and cutting-edge solution to respond in this ever-evolving landscape is essential.

In this LIVE Webcast, class action experts Isabelle Ord and Keara Gordon of DLA Piper will present an in-depth analysis of recent developments in the class action and complex litigation landscape in the US and globally. The speakers will share helpful practices to mitigate threats of class action lawsuits. They will also provide tips in developing an effective risk mitigation program.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Class Action and Complex Litigation – Overview and Statistics
  • COVID-19 Related Litigation
  • Emerging Trends
  • Notable Court Rulings
  • Practical Strategies to Avoid Lawsuits


Course Level: Intermediate


Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation: On-demand Webcast (CLE)


Prerequisite: General knowledge of class action litigation


Course Code: 148446


NY Category of CLE Credit: Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit: 1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Isabelle Ord, Co-Chair Class Action Group and Co-Chair Financial Services Sector
DLA Piper

Isabelle Ord is a trial lawyer who resolves complex and high-stakes disputes for national and international businesses and financial institutions. She is the co-chair of DLA Piper’s Class Action Litigation practice.

Her experience includes defending class actions and other complex business disputes involving unfair competition (B&PC 17200), false advertising (B&PC 17500), the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (Civil Code 1750), fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, Ponzi scheme and investment fraud, and lender liability. She also prosecutes claims for financial institutions and businesses, including credit recovery, loan participation and fraud claims.

Isabelle was the 2013 president of the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association and 2012 chair of the California State Bar’s Business Law Section Financial Institutions Committee.

She is a former Captain in the United States Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, and a paratrooper.

Keara Gordon, Co-Chair Class Action Group
DLA Piper

Keara Gordon’s practice includes the defense of class actions across a variety of substantive areas, including consumer, securities, privacy, and insurance litigation in a myriad of industries; financial and corporate litigation and counseling; corporate governance litigation; and internal investigations. She has been involved in appeals to the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits, and the appellate courts of New York, DC, Delaware, and Maryland.


Isabelle OrdCo-Chair Class Action Group and Co-Chair Financial Services Sector DLA Piper


Keara GordonCo-Chair Class Action Group DLA Piper

  • COVID-19 related class actions, including refund litigation
  • Consumer financial services class actions and complex litigation coupled with state and federal regulatory activity arising from COVID-19 related economic distress
  • The rise of class action regimes in the United Kingdom and the European Union, creating a legitimate risk of “global class actions”
  • Significant Developments in Class Actions
    • Standing
    • BMS/Personal Jurisdiction
    • Price Premium/Conjoint Analysis
    • Daubert analysis
    • Price Inflation
  • Notable decisions in the Ninth Circuits
  • Strategies for identifying and mitigating class action and related governmental enforcement risk

Date & Time:

Thursday, September 17, 2020

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

Who Should Attend:

  • Class Action Lawyers
  • Litigators
  • Litigation Officers
  • Paralegals
  • General Counsel


Isabelle OrdCo-Chair Class Action Group and Co-Chair Financial Services Sector
DLA Piper
Keara GordonCo-Chair Class Action Group
DLA Piper



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