The Future of Class Actions

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Program Chair
William R. Weinstein, Law Offices of William R. Weinstein

  • This program will provide attorneys with an examination of the current status and future direction of class action litigation in light of a series of recent Supreme Court decisions and other federal decisions raising fundamental questions about the viability of the class action mechanism. The panelists will discuss the impact of the Supreme Court’s recent decisions concerning the scope and viability of class actions under Fed. R. Civ. P. 23, as well as the Court’s arbitration-related class action decisions, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Arbitration Study. The panelists will also discuss recent developments regarding the settlement of class actions, including the structure of settlements that receive or are denied court approval, as well as current trends in the types of legal issues and claims being litigated in class actions, and class action issues currently pending in the Supreme Court or in the pipeline on their way up to the Supreme Court. The policies underlying class actions and how those policies are being affected by these recent decisions will also be explored.

    Live Program (includes download of materials):

    Live Program: $229 Member/$329 Nonmember

    Discounts will be granted to attorneys working for government agencies, public interest groups, full-time students and full-time academics.


  • Honorable Denise L. Cote, United States District Court Judge, SDNY

    John H. Beisner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

    Mark G. Califano, Senior Vice-President & Managing Counsel, Litigation, American Express

    Deepak Gupta, Gupta Beck PLLC

    Professor Samuel Issacharoff, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law


  • 6:00-6:05 p.m             Introduction


    6:05-6:40 p.m             Recent Supreme Court Decisions Regarding Rule 23 and their Impact on the Current

    State of Class Action Litigation


    6:40-7:15 p.m             Class Actions and Arbitration under the FAA


    7:15-7:30 p.m             Break


    7:30-7:55 p.m             Developments in Class Action Settlements


    7:55-8:25 p.m             Emerging Issues in Class Actions


    8:25-8:45 p.m             Class Action Cases or Issues in Pipeline up to the Supreme Court


    8:45-9:00 p.m             Q&A


  • New York Credit3.0 professional practice
    This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit for all attorneys.

    California Credit: 3.0 general
    New Jersey Credit: 3.2 general
    Pennsylvania Credit: 2.5 general

  • Save $$ on DVDs & CDs
    *DVDs $229 Member/$329 Nonmember

    *CDs $179 Member/$249 Nonmember

    *Materials Only (no CLE credit): $99 Member/$129 Nonmember

    * New York residents will be charged the New York sales tax for all audio visual purchases.

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  • Sponsoring Association Committee: Federal Courts, Ira Feinberg, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact: 
    Ann Rappleye, Director, City Bar Center for CLE | (212) 382-6606 | or
    Darianne De Leon, Program & Sponsorship Coordinator, City Bar Center for CLE | (212) 382-6731 |