Combating Class Settlement Objectors: New Rule 23 Amendments, Key Preventive Measures and Tactics
Minimizing and Defending Against Challenges by Professional Objectors, Government Officials, and Public Interest Groups
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide class counsel with an examination of trends in settlement objections including the amendments to Rule 23 as they relate to objectors and outline best practices for both plaintiff and defense counsel to protect proposed class action settlements.
- Professional objectors
- Government official objections
- Public interest group objections
- New amendments to Rule 23
- Best practices for minimizing and overcoming challenges to class action settlements
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What tactics can defense and plaintiff class counsel employ to discourage the filing of objections by professional objectors?
- What are the most common objections made by government officials?
- Which are the most common public interest class action settlement objectors and what are their motivations and agenda?
- How can counsel--both defense and plaintiff--be proactive in protecting their proposed settlement?
- How will the amendments to Rule 23 change the treatment of class action settlement objectors?
Wystan M. Ackerman
Robinson & Cole
Mr. Ackerman chairs the firm's Class Action Team and has a national class action defense practice. He has been... | Read More
Mr. Ackerman chairs the firm's Class Action Team and has a national class action defense practice. He has been involved in defending more than 60 class actions in numerous jurisdictions and in many of those cases prevailed on a dispositive motion. Mr. Ackerman has defended putative class action cases involving insurance and financial services, products liability, data breaches, healthcare, consumer contracts, and securities. Mr. Ackerman has chaired the Class Action Special Litigation Group of the Commercial Litigation Committee of the DRI, and is currently Vice Chair of the Class Action and Multidistrict Section of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.Close
Michael P. Daly
Drinker Biddle & Reath
Mr. Daly has spent nearly twenty years defending, counseling, and advocating for clients that interact with consumers.... | Read More
Mr. Daly has spent nearly twenty years defending, counseling, and advocating for clients that interact with consumers. His practice focuses on defending class actions and other complex cases, handling critical motions and appeals in adversarial and administrative matters, and maximizing the defensibility of marketing and enforceability of consumer contracts. He is a Vice-Chair of the firm's class actions practice; the senior editor of its TCPA Blog; and a leader of its TCPA, Consumer Contracts, and Retail Industry Teams.Close
Andrew J. Trask
Shook Hardy & Bacon
Mr. Trask focuses his practice on class action and complex litigation in various industries, including the automotive... | Read More
Mr. Trask focuses his practice on class action and complex litigation in various industries, including the automotive industry and financial services. Regarded as an authority in class action litigation, he has experience in class actions involving product liability, consumer fraud, telecommunications products, business litigation and contracts, banking, securities, ERISA, antitrust and environmental claims. He also has defended mass tort cases involving financial regulations, as well as government investigations and data breach matters.Close