Class Actions Post-CAFA et al

Leverage the Reforms and Emerging Trends

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Program Materials


The last few years have seen dramatic class action reform – passage of the Class Action Fairness Act, implementation of the Rule 23 Amendments as well as a number of state tort reform measures passed and in the works.

Understanding these reforms, as well as recent court decisions, jurisdictional variations and the arguments used by both sides of class litigation is crucial for both plaintiffs and defendants dealing with class litigation.

Listen as our authoritative panel addresses current topics and trends in class action law, including court interpretations of CAFA provisions, state class action reform at the state level, and emerging trends in a number of key issues in class litigation.



The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • How are CAFA and state tort reform initiatives impacting class and complex litigation – and court rulings?
  • What is the future of conditional certification and the “particular issues” approach under Rule 23 (c)(4)(A)?
  • How are courts ruling on opt-in versus opt-out classes in FLSA litigation?
  • What are the most effective strategies for attorneys defending and prosecuting class action lawsuits in a period of change?


Jennifer L. (Jenny) Brown
Jennifer L. (Jenny) Brown
Shook Hardy & Bacon

He has represented clients in class actions around the country involving products liability, consumer fraud, and ERISA....  |  Read More

Allan Kanner
Allan Kanner
Kanner and Whiteley

He has a wealth of experience litigating complex class action lawsuits in the areas of environmental, toxic tort, and...  |  Read More

William B. Rubenstein
William B. Rubenstein

Professor of Law

He has published, litigated, and served as an expert witness in the field of class action law. He regularly provides...  |  Read More