Sponsored Seminars

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


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