Hot Topics in Class Action Litigation

    Locke Lord hosted a CLE Program entitled "Hot Topics In Class Action Litigation," on November 17, 2010 in the Dallas office. Videoconference and webinar participation were available.

    A panel of knowledgeable Locke Lord attorneys addressed issues of concern to in-house counsel and other attorneys whose clients are presently involved, or potentially involved, in class action litigation. The panel presented information about recent developments and emerging issues in class action law, as well as application of class action lessons to other types of litigation.

    Program Highlights 

    • Hot topics in securities class action practice
    • Recent CAFA and other class action decisions
    • Understanding class action waivers in arbitration clauses
    • Second chance in state court?
    • How class action lessons apply to other lawsuits


    Kirsten Castañeda (Dallas Senior Counsel): As a member of the Appellate Practice Group, Kirsten frequently works with trial lawyers on federal and state class certification issues, discovery disputes, error preservation, and jury charge preparation and objections.

    C.W. (Peter) Flynn (Dallas Partner): Peter has over 20 years of experience defending securities class action suits and has represented companies and individuals in SEC and other regulatory investigations.

    Ron Kurtz (Los Angeles Partner): Ron is a litigator with more than 15 years of experience in a wide variety of complex civil matters in federal court, state court, arbitration, and mediation, with special emphasis on business and regulatory disputes in the health care industry.

    Kelly Turner (Chicago Partner): For more than 17 years, Kelly has represented financial services, insurance and other clients in a wide variety of complex contract, business tort, general commercial, consumer fraud, class action and insurance disputes in state, federal and bankruptcy courts across the country.

    Who Should Attend

    In-house counsel, attorneys with clients who may be involved in class action litigation, and other executives and leaders who want to better understand class action law.


    CLE credit is available for this program and information specific to your state will be provided after you register. Please indicate your mode of attendance when you RSVP.

    RSVP for Live Program

    RSVP to Rachel Wallace at 214-740-8830 or rwallace@lockelord.com.


    This program was available via videoconference at the following Locke Lord offices: Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC. Lunch will be provided. Contact Rachel Wallace for re information (rwallace@lockelord.com).


    In addition, this program also will be available via webinar. Click on the link below to register as a webinar participant


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