Sponsored Seminars

4th National In-House Counsel Conference on Managing Complex Litigation

2/6/2007

New York, NY

Park Central Hotel
New York, NY

Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw, will be presenting The New Wave of Employment-Related Class Actions at the upcoming American Conference Institute seminar.

  • Considering CAFA’s impact on employment related class actions and developing strategies to protect employers 
  • Analyzing key class action cases and emerging theories for workplace class actions that companies will face in 2007 and beyond 
    • determining whether the exposure will be different or a manifestation of newly emerging theories 
    • what extent are certain types of companies at a greater risk due to recent decisions? 
  • Assessing employers’ vulnerability to employment discrimination class actions 
    • impact of Dukes v. Wal-Mart and other leading employment discrimination class action decisions on employers 
    • what's going to happen to Rule 23 theories and tactics in light of Dukes and the perspectives of plaintiffs, defendants,and courts? 
    • new EEOC tactics targeting big corporations for class action vulnerabilities 
    • cutting edge theories in race, gender, age and disability discrimination class actions and collective actions, and strategies for employers to limit and contain those theories 
    • winning defense strategies to defeat class certification theories in employment discrimination cases (and the plaintiff ’s views as to surmounting these defense strategies) 
  • Preparing for the flood of wage and hour fair labor standard class and collective actions being filed across the country 
    • defeating class certification in wage and hour claims 
    • using statistics, time and motion studies, and interview blitzes in exempt/non-exempt cases 
    • assessing and defending California 17200 claims in wage and hour litigation
    • ascertaining the impact of Sav-On on certification battles 
    • minimizing exposure in and defending against the explosion in meal break and rest period class actions
    • new exposures and practical strategies for reducing risk in off-the-clock claims 
    • winning strategies for preventing class actions and FLSA collective actions 
  • Determining whether audit programs can be used to assess and reduce exposure

Presentation Time: 12:00 p.m.

For more information, or to register, please visit the event's website at www.americanconference.com/COMPLIT