Broadcast Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)


Antitrust class certification has become more intricate over the years. The proliferation of lawsuits, court rulings, and regulatory trends continue to shed light on the evolving process and analysis of class certification.

The challenge remains on how plaintiffs and defendants will justify the merits of the claim. Thus, it becomes imperative that they are abreast of further developments and best practices in this landscape. Legal counsel must also proactively and carefully plan their strategies to successfully navigate their way through litigation.

Join a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group as they provide the audience with a comprehensive discussion of the emerging trends and developments in antitrust class certification. Speakers will also provide helpful tips and strategies to avoid pitfalls in light of recent case rulings.

This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following:

  • Antitrust Class Certification: Trends and Updates
  • Techniques in Drafting Class Certification Motion
  • Notable Cases and Decisions
  • Compliance Tips and Strategies
  • 2020 Outlook


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of antitrust laws


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credits:

2.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Josh Palmer, PhD., Partner

Josh earned a B.A. in Economics and Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2000 and joined applEcon as a staff analyst in 2002. Since earning his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2011, his consulting experience includes serving as the project director in charge of calculating overcharges and damages in a variety of antirust cases, including the IPP class actions In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust LitigationIn re Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation, and In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation. Josh has also been retained as an expert witness to establish causation and calculate damages on behalf of plaintiffs seeking lost wages under the Fair Standards Act.

Thu Hoang, Associate
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Thu Hoang is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where her antitrust practice focuses on pharmaceutical and high-tech industries. Thu’s work includes representing plaintiffs and defendants in litigations, and counseling clients regarding merger clearance issues, business practices, and civil investigations. She has worked on high-profile matters and clients, including Mylan v. Celgene, In re Glumetza Antitrust Litigation, Broadcom/Brocade, and T-Mobile/Sprint.

Daniel L. Brockett, Partner
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Dan Brockett, Chair of Quinn Emanuel’s Financial Institution Litigation practice, was recently ranked by Benchmark Litigation as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America for 2018.  He has been called an “elite trial strategist” by his peers, and has been consistently ranked among the top litigators by multiple leading publications.  Law360, for example, recently recognized Mr. Brockett as a “Competition MVP,” and in 2016 the National Law Journal named him one of its “Litigation Trailblazers.”   He has achieved national prominence primarily for his work in the areas of securities, antitrust, commodities, and structured finance and derivatives litigation.  Known as a cut-to-the-chase litigator with significant jury trial experience, Mr. Brockett has recovered billions for major institutional clients in federal securities, antitrust, and other suits against major Wall Street banks and other defendants.   He is particularly known for his work in the plaintiff antitrust, securities, and commodities space, and was recently chosen by judges in the SDNY as co-lead counsel in an array of precedent-setting cases, including the credit default swaps antitrust case; the gold antitrust and commodity manipulation case; the ISDAfix interest rate benchmark case; the US Treasuries antitrust litigation; and the SSA bonds antitrust litigation.  Mr. Brockett has served as lead trial counsel in over 20 major bench and jury trials and arbitrations, winning 90 percent of them.  He has recovered billions of dollars in verdicts, awards and settlements for his clients during his career, including approximately $1.9 billion in a recent, highly-publicized settlement of the credit default swap antitrust litigation, in which Mr. Brockett acted as co-lead counsel for the plaintiff class, and the recently-announced $508 million partial settlement in the ISDAfix case, in which Mr. Brockett also represents a class of sophisticated investors.  His work has won him extensive media attention and he has been interviewed by and featured in a variety of legal media publications, including CNBC, Reuters, Bloomberg, Risk Magazine, and the American Lawyer.

David S. Stone, Senior Managing Partner
Stone & Magnanini LLP

David Stone, Managing Partner of the Stone & Magnanini Law Firm, has been voted one of the top complex litigation attorneys in New Jersey consistently since 2008. Formerly Chair of the NJ Office of Boies Schiller & Flexner, Mr. Stone served as General Counsel of YankeeNets LLC and was instrumental in the formation of the YES Network. Mr. Stone served as Special Counsel to the Medical Society of New Jersey and in that capacity, helped draft the antitrust regulations currently governing the operation of health care facilities in the State. He served as lead counsel in numerous complex commercial litigations including the recently successful antitrust class action Coles v. UPMC in the U.S. District Court for the District of Pennsylvania. He has represented clients in antitrust lawsuits and other complex litigations at every level, including the Supreme Court of the United States.


SEGMENT 1: Thu Hoang, Associate Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

  • Overview of legal standard for class cert
  • Survey of recent developments at district courts and courts of appeal levels, with focus on pharmaceutical cases
  • Brief observations regarding class cert strategies from defendants’ perspective

SEGMENT 2: Josh Palmer, PhD., Partner applEcon

  • Economists’ role in class certification
  • How the presence and extent of uninjured class members may impact the economic analysis of:
    • Antitrust injury and causation
    • Damages

SEGMENT 3: Daniel L. Brockett, Partner Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

  • Class certification issues in financial market antitrust cases.

SEGMENT 4: David S. Stone, Senior Managing Partner Stone & Magnanini LLP

  • Challenges posed to class certification in antitrust cases as a result of recent Circuit Court and Supreme Court decisions.
    • current legal standards for class certification under Rule 23(b)(3), and recent notable precedents
    • the complexities surrounding the use of experts to certify such classes
    • the challenges plaintiffs are likely to encounter, including imprecision in the current legal standards, data intensive discovery, higher costs, and the unexpected complexities involving Special Masters, court-appointed Technical Advisors, Daubert motions, and sealing issues that may arise during this stage of the litigation.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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

Who Should Attend:

  • Antitrust Lawyers
  • Class Action Lawyers
  • General Counsel
  • Compliance Managers
  • Top Level Management
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Josh Palmer, PhD.Partner
Thu HoangAssociate
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Daniel L. BrockettPartner
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
David S. StoneSenior Managing Partner
Stone & Magnanini LLP



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