Morgan Lewis partner Grace Speights will be presenting "Mediating Class Actions in the Wake of Dukes v. Walmart and Concepcion v. AT&T Mobility" at the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution 14th Annual Spring Conference on April 19, 2012.
The Supreme Court in April and June of 2011 appears to have upended the requirements for bringing class actions in either federal courts or in arbitration. What will be the effect of the changes in the law on the mediation of these complex employment, wage and hour, and consumer disputes? The panel will review developments in lower courts in the months since the decisions came down and consider the potential effect of the decisions and their interpretations on mediation practice. Moderated by an experienced mediator of class actions, the panel will feature four nationally known litigators who have been at the forefront of bringing and defending class actions in court and in mediating successful resolutions. Two (including the lawyer who argued Walmart before the Supreme Court) represent plaintiffs and two defendants.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
10-11:15 AM ET
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001-2002