Broadcast Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Overview:

Over the years, the number of class action lawsuits has significantly grown in both federal and state courts. As regulatory developments continue to emerge and impact litigation practices, practitioners are confronted with significant challenges. Hence, they must keep themselves abreast of any development in this field of law. Likewise, implementing a sound class action strategy is critical to dodge any litigation pitfall.

In this CLE Webcast, The Knowledge Group presents securities consulting practitioner Brendan J. Rudolph, (Principal, Cornerstone Research) and leading class action attorney Greg Coleman (Senior Partner, Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, PLLC) to discuss the most critical and relevant class action developments. The distinguished speakers will also address the potential litigation pitfalls and share practical strategies to ensure success in this type of lawsuit.

Key topics that will be covered in this discussion are:

  • Overview: Current Status of Class Actions
  • Notable Regulatory Developments and Court Rulings
  • Best Defense Strategies
  • Mitigating Litigation Red Flags
  • What’s on the Horizon

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

Live Webcast

 

Prerequisite:

General knowledge of class action

 

Course Code:

1410289

 

NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice

 

Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Brendan J. Rudolph, Principal
Complex Commercial Litigation Expert

Cornerstone Research

Brendan J. Rudolph consults to attorneys and supports experts in all phases of complex commercial litigation, including class certification and other motion practice, merits, arbitration, and trial. He has consulted on numerous securities cases and Delaware appraisal actions, and addressed issues involving hedge funds, private equity, and regulatory and private actions alleging market manipulation and insider trading. Mr. Rudolph has analyzed price impact, damages, market efficiency, asset and business valuation, volatility, and trading behavior in both foreign and domestic markets. His industry experience includes consumer goods, financial institutions,  materials and commodities, pharmaceuticals, and technology.

Greg Coleman, Senior Partner
33 Years of Trial and Appellate Experience

Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, PLLC

GREG COLEMAN is a Senior partner at Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman and has 33 years of trial and appellate experience. He attended The University of Tennessee College of Law, graduating in 1989. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell with respect to both his peers and also by the Judiciary. He has been designated a Pre-Eminent lawyer by Martindale Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named Best Lawyers in America lawyer of the year in Products Liability litigation. He is a member of the National Trial Lawyers and has been named a TOP 100 Trial Lawyer. Greg’s practice focuses on class actions, products liability, complex multi-district litigation, toxic torts, and ERISA class actions. He was co-lead counsel in a series of automobile defect class actions against General Motors and obtained a $46 million settlement on behalf of a class of 1.6 million consumers regarding excessive oil consumption. He was lead trial counsel in an ERISA class action against AK Steel Corporation in which he obtained a $178.6 million settlement on behalf of a class of over 3,000 retirees of AK Steel’s Butler Works Plant in Pennsylvania. Greg also obtained a settlement worth more than $100 million dollars against the Sharp Company for defective microwaves. He has been named lead or co-lead counsel in numerous class actions.

Agenda:

SEGMENT 1:

Brendan J. RudolphPrincipal

Cornerstone Research

  • Federal securities class action filings declined in 2022 for the third straight year. However, underneath the surface – when backing out certain M&A filings and novel case types – “core” securities filings were only slightly below long-term averages in 2022.

SEGMENT 2:

Greg ColemanSenior Partner

Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, PLLC

  1. Data Breach & Privacy Lawsuits. 
    1. Recent Trends & Predictions.
      1. A brief overview of new federal and state privacy laws that go into effect this year, plus commentary on new FTC guidelines.
    2. Social Media Lawsuits.
      1. Meta strikes again, skirting Instagram and Facebook users' privacy rights via in-app browsers.
    3. BIPA Trends & Recent Settlements.
      1. BIPA cases were heavily litigated in 2022, and our firm recently reached a $35 million settlement with SnapChat.
  2. Post-Covid Products Liability (Vehicles & Appliances).
    1. Predictions: "They don't make them like they used to."
      1. We expect to see an uptick in vehicle and appliance lawsuits as covid-era manufacturing defects begin manifesting in vehicles and appliances manufactured from 2020 to present.
    2. Cases to Watch: Residential solar scams, predatory lending, and fraudulent sales tactics.
  3. Mislabeling & Contamination Cases. 
    1. Overview and Recent Trends.
    2. Benzene Strikes Again.
      1. Milberg filed several class action lawsuits in 2021 following reports that several major brands of antiperspirant were contaminated with dangerous levels of benzene.
      2. A new report demonstrates that the same is true for dry shampoo products, and we've filed several new lawsuits in order to hold manufacturers accountable for their lax practices.
    3. Lead in Chocolate
    4. PFAS in Apparel

Date & Time:

Thursday, February 16, 2023

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

A recording will be available to view 24-48 hours after the live date.

Materials:

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Who Should Attend:

  • Class Action Lawyers
  • Corporate Lawyers
  • Litigation Attorneys
  • Paralegal
  • Arbitrators & Mediators
  • Litigation Support Staff
  • General Counsel

SPEAKERS

Brendan J. RudolphPrincipal
Complex Commercial Litigation Expert
Cornerstone Research
Greg ColemanSenior Partner
33 Years of Trial and Appellate Experience
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, PLLC

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