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Informative Article Re. Forced Arbitrations

This article succinctly and accurately describes the evolution of arbitration as a means for resolution of disputes between “merchants” in the 1920’s, to a mechanism used by businesses to block class actions by their customers or workers.

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Andrew J. McGuinness, Esq., named 2017 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers

I am pleased to report that I have recently been selected by my peers for inclusion in the 7th Edition (2017) of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, in the area of Antitrust Litigation.

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Save the Date! ABA 21st Annual National Institute on Class Actions: Oct. 26-27, 2017 (Washington, D.C.)

SAVE THE DATE!  Next year’s Institute will be held  on October 26-27,  2017, at the  Hotel Palomar in Washington, D.C. Please forward Drew any suggestions you  may have for topics of interest.

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20th ABA National Institute on Class Actions Celebrates 50th Anniversary of 1966 Amendments to Rule 23

On October 19-20, 2016, at the Wynn Las Vegas resort, the ABA held its 20th annual National Institute on Class Actions.  As some of you know, I serve on the Planning Committee for the Institute.  This year’s highlights included: Professor Arthur Miller provided a retrospective on the origins of the critical 1966 Amendment to Rule […]

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Drew presents nationally to ABA Roundtable on Antitrust Class Actions and Experts

At the invitation of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, I was one of two primary presenters last week’s Section of Antitrust Law presentation, “Class Action Fundamentals for Antitrust Litigators and Economists.” The event was hosted in Washtington, D.C., on May 5, 2016, and put on by the Section’s Civil Practice and Procedure Committee.  A copy of the […]

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Upcoming ABA Regional Class Action Program (May 27 San Francisco)

Consider attending the upcoming  class action program that I have helped organize for each of its three years running: the ABA 3rd Annual Western Regional CLE Program on Class Actions and Mass Torts.  The program will be held on May 27, 2016, at the San Francisco Bar Association offices in downtown San Francisco, 301 Battery Street, starting with a […]

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Drew designated a 2016 Super Lawyer based on peer reviews.

I am grateful again to have been designated a “Super Lawyer,” a publication by legal publisher Thompson Reuters, based on peer reviews.  I have been so designated each year since 2014.  See here.

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Save the Date! Oct. 19-20, 2016 ABA National Institute on Class Actions.

If you are a litigator or in house counsel with an interest in class action practice and law, be sure to pencil in to your calendar October 19-20, 2016, next to the words “20th National Institute on Class Actions at Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas.”   This year we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of modern Rule 23, adopted […]

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Drew presents at ABA Litigation Section joint Ethics and Class Action committees’ Roundtable on ethical implications of new discovery rules.

On Thursday, March 31, 2016, Andrew McGuinness participated in an ABA roundtable lunchtime presentation regarding the potential impact of the December 1, 2015, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil procedures on class actions–including ethical implications. Co-panelists were Peter Breslauer of the Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhodes firm (Philadelphia) and Scott Reiser of the Lum, Drasco […]

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ABA 19th Annual National Institute on Class Actions A Success

Last month in New Orleans the ABA hosted its 19th Annual National Institute on Class Actions. I sit on the Institute’s Planning Committee and–false modesty aside–feel that this was one of our best Institute’s ever. The quality of the programming and faculty were outstanding.  Panel topics included exploration of whether and to what extent consumer […]

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