Advanced Topics in Class Action Litigation

    This complimentary 90-minute MCLE credit-approved program will provide current information about important trends in class action litigation. In-house legal personnel involved in class action litigation will benefit from hearing our distinguished panel of speakers discuss the latest court decisions, actions by the CFPB and JPMDL, and their practical real world experiences with the issues that are most important in class action litigation today.

    You are welcome to listen to this webinar and earn MCLE credit via the web, or to join us in person in our Los Angeles office.


    • Courts’ emerging focus on ascertainability as a class certification impediment
    • New case law and strategies for using of offers of judgment to avoid class action litigation
    • The likely impact of the CFPB’s study on the use of arbitration clauses
    • Recent trends in class settlements
    • Continuing issues in multi-district litigation

    Webinar Participation
    To register as a webinar participant, please click on the link below. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions for joining the meeting.


    Live Program Information
    This program also will be presented live in Locke Lord’s Los Angeles office. RSVP by clicking the link below to attend the program in person.

    Locke Lord LLP
    300 S. Grand Avenue
    Suite 2600
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
    Program: 10:00 a.m.


    CLE Credit
    This program is pending approval for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
    Please specify the state from which you would like to receive credit when registering.

    Panel Speakers
    Brent Benoit – Brent Benoit focuses his practice on securities litigation, complex commercial litigation, and internal and governmental investigations. He has represented clients in a wide range of important cases involving issues such as allegations of securities fraud, disputes over merger and acquisition transactions, alleged anti-trust violations, broker/dealer litigation, and energy law issues.

    Kirsten M. Castañeda – For over a decade, Kirsten Castañeda has briefed and argued appeals and original proceedings in the Texas courts of appeals, Texas Supreme Court, and the Fifth Circuit, as well as representing clients in the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits. Her appellate work includes assisting trial counsel with error preservation in class certification hearings, as well as appeals of class certifications, arbitration orders and awards, health care issues, consumer finance matters, and other commercial cases.

    Roger B. Cowie – Roger Cowie concentrates on commercial and securities litigation, class actions, and government investigations. He has represented numerous officers, directors, and corporations in shareholder class actions, shareholder derivative actions, SEC enforcement actions, and government investigations based on allegations of securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.

    Thomas J. Cunningham – Thomas Cunningham is Co-Chair of the Firm's Litigation department and the leader of Locke Lord's Class Action practice group. Mr. Cunningham represents some of the nation’s largest companies in national consumer class action litigation. He regularly handles class action cases involving consumer finance and consumer fraud-related claims. He is currently defending a number of companies in high exposure TCPA class action cases. He is admitted in California and Illinois but practices in courts across the United States.”

    J. Matthew Goodin – Matt Goodin is a litigation partner in the Firm’s Chicago office who represents financial institutions and other corporate clients in state and federal courts throughout the country. Mr. Goodin's practice focuses on class actions and other complex litigation with an emphasis on the financial services industry.

    Nina Huerta – Nina Huerta's practice focuses on labor and employment matters. Ms. Huerta has represented employers in cases involving allegations of employment discrimination, family leave laws, restrictive covenants, wage and hour laws and unfair competition claims. Ms. Huerta has assisted clients with defending class actions, including wage and hour class actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and California Labor Code.

    Paul Kaplan – Paul M. Kaplan is a partner in the New York office of Locke Lord LLP where he concentrates his practice in business litigation and dispute resolution and antitrust litigation and counseling. He represents domestic and foreign financial institutions and corporations in federal and state litigation and regulatory matters, and has advised them on the antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions, as well as a broad range of industries on general antitrust matters.

    Please contact Marissa Pallan at mpallan@lockelord.com or 312.443.1792 with any questions.

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