9th Annual San Francisco Class Action Litigation Conference

August 12, 2010
Bridgeport Continuing Education
Marriott Marquis Hotel55 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA

A two-day program designed for:

Litigators, Counselors and Corporate Counsel

About the program:

The class action is a unique animal in the legal world that requires exceptional and specific skills in researching, writing, case management and client contact. This program will cover the latest developments in the law of federal class actions and California class actions as well as procedural advice from leaders in the field. This timely conference will include a discussion of the recent Hydrogen Peroxide and In re Tobacco II decisionis designed to give the practicing attorney and in-house counsel an in-depth knowledge of each step in the process, with an emphasis on the procedural rules and practice. This program will be chaired by Todd Schneider of Schneider Wallace and Timothy J. Long of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

Topics include:

  • In re Tobacco II and The Impact of Proposition 64 on Class Certification of UCL Claims
  • Recent Trends: including a discussion of Tobacco II and Prop 64 & discussion of other trends including the rise of ERISA based securities litigation and other litigation arising from the financial meltdown
  • Assessing the Merits of a Case – a Roundtable Discussion of Plaintiff Counsel
  • Defense Counsel Roundtable – Should Remedial Steps be Taken at the Onset of Litigation? If so, what is the Impact on the Defense
  • Pre-Certification Dispositive Motions, Pleadings Challenges, Class vs. Merit Discovery
  • Discovery in Class Actions including eDiscovery, Privacy Issues and Use of Discovery in Settlement, whether trial, mediation or arbitration
  • Making the Argument for & Against Class Certification
  • Strategies and Methodologies for Calculating Damages
  • Settlement Strategies and Mechanics
  • Notice, opt-out issues, objections and cy presand more

Making the Argument for & Against Class Certification

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


David F. Faustman of Fox Rothschild - defense
Andrew R. Livingston of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP - defense
Monique Olivier of The Sturdevant Law Firm - plaintiff