2017 ABA National Institute on Class Actions taking form.

We have completed our initial planning meeting in Cleveland this week for this Fall’s National Institute on Class Actions.  The program will be held October 26-27 at the Palomar Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The program will include panels on:

  • developments in the law regarding the enforceability of arbitration clauses containing class action waivers;
  • the practice and strategic considerations regarding opt-outs;
  • discussion of H.R. 985, a bill to curtail so-called “no injury” class actions and impose other restrictions on the device;
  • the conservative case for class actions
  • use of Rule 23(b)(3) class actions in civil rights cases
  • coordinating U.S. class actions with parallel class actions in Canada and Europe
  • roundtable of class action perspectives by in-house counsel, and
  • more!

I will again be co-teaching “Class Actions 101,” a primer on class action practice for less experienced litigators interested in attending the Institute.  We look forward to seeing you  there!  Drew.