TICL & Trial Meeting

Thursday, January 17, 2019
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 7.00 (Professional Practice 4.00, Ethics 1.00, Skills 2.00)
Sutton Center- 2nd Floor


Including basics for new attorneys as well as  information, current case laws, strategies and updates for the experienced practitioners 

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Business Meeting and Election of Officers and District  Representatives of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section and Business Meeting and Election of Officers and District Representatives of the Trial Lawyers Section

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Class Actions 101:  From Basics to High-Level Choice of Law Issues (1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice)
This session will outline Rule 23’s elements using real-life cases, audience participation, and debate regarding whether class certification should have been granted.

Daniel R. Karon 

Karon LLC

9:50 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. New York Court of Appeals Decision in Desrosiers v. Perry Ellis Menswear, LLC and its Impact on Notification of Class Members (1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice)
This past year saw significant developments in class action jurisprudence.  Our panel will address recent federal and New York state class action decisions, including the New York Court of Appeals decision in Desrosiers v. Perry Ellis Menswear, LLC.
Hon. Eugene M. Fahey 

New York Court of Appeals

Professor John C. Coffee, Jr.
Columbia University Law School

10:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Break

10:50 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. The Long Reach of Class Actions:  Trends in Class Action Litigation (1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice)
Class action litigation is increasing in volume, with claims ranging from labor and employment to consumer fraud to product liability and beyond.  This session will cover the litigation and subject matter trends based on a survey, as well as topics such as the use of arbitration clauses and risk management approaches.
Julianna Thomas McCabe, Esq. 

Carlton Fields

11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Avoiding Legal Ethics Violations in Class Actions (1.0 Credit in Ethics)
From soliciting potential plaintiffs at the outset to final settlement of claims, this session will provide valuable guidance to practitioners navigating a host of ethical issues.
Peter A. Bellacosa, Esq.

Phillips Lytle, P.C.

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch – On Your Own

1:45 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. Critical Junctures: Depositions of Class Representatives and Challenging Expert Testimony at the Class Certification Stage (1.0 Credit in Skills)
Critical junctures in the life of a class action include the depositions of class representatives, and challenges to expert testimony at the class certification stage. This session will highlight key strategies for approaching these key depositions and challenges to expert witnesses.
Jacqueline K. Seidel, Esq.

King & Spalding LLP

Honor R. Costello, Esq. 
Crowell & Moring LLP 

2:35 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. Emerging Issues in Data Breach and Privacy Regulation Class Actions (1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice)
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, III once observed that there are two categories of companies: those that have been breached, and those that will be. With soaring numbers of data breaches, and other improper use of personal identification information, the courts have grappled with jurisdiction, mandatory arbitration provisions, pleading sufficiency, privilege issues, class certification and settlement.  Learn where this litigation has been and where it is heading.
Steven P. Benenson Esq.,

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC

3:35 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. New Settlement Paradigms – How to Navigate the Rule Changes (1.0 Credit in Skills)
This session addresses the recent amendments to Rule 23(c) and (e), as well as recent New York State court settlements and decisions, and their significance for new settlement paradigms.
Ellen Gusikoff Stewart, Esq.

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

For further information on this program, please contact Catheryn Teeter at [email protected] or 518-487-5573.

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