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American Conference Institute’s 2nd Annual Defense Counsel Summit Presents “Positioning the Class Action Defense For Early Success” Seminar

October 27, 2008 - October 28, 2008


Montgomery McCracken partner Charles Casper will present at the American Conference Institute’s 2nd Annual Defense Counsel Summit, Positioning the Class Action Defense for Early Success. Mr. Casper will discuss Factoring New Developments and Trends in Class Action Certification into Defense Strategies.

The following topics will be covered:

DAY 1 – MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008

  • Factoring New Developments and Trends in Class Action Certification into Defense Strategies
  • Vigorously Challenging and Defeating Class Certification:Strategies for Showing that Plaintiffs Have Not Met Their Burden
  • Managing Data and Responding To and Pursuing Discovery in the Most Efficient and Cost-Effective Way for Your Client
  • Navigating Ethical Grey Areas in Class Action Litigation

DAY 2 – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2008

  • A View From the Bench: Judicial Perspectives on Class Actions
  • Examining the Benefits and Risks of Class Arbitration and Negotiating/Structuring Effective Settlements Before Exorbitant Fees Are Incurred
  • Assessing Strategic Venue Considerations Triggered by CAFA and Addressing the Still-Unresolved CAFA Issues Impacting Class Actions Today
  • Foregoing Settlement and Taking the Class Action to Trial
  • Utilizing Defenses in Major Substantive Areas Subject to Active Class Action Litigation

Visit www.AmericanConference.com/classactions for detailed agenda and registration instructions.

October 27, 2008 at 12:00 PM – October 28, 2008 at 4:30 PM

888-224-2480

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