Miami Law Class Action & Complex Litigation Forum


On December 8, 2017 the University of Miami School of Law is proud to host the 2nd Annual Miami Law Class Action & Complex Litigation Forum.

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The Forum will bring together leading judges, MDL panelists, practitioners, and scholars from around the country to discuss current cutting edge issues and topics associated with multi-district class actions and complex litigation.

Participating Judges

Bloom

The Honorable
Beth Bloom

United States District Court,
Southern District of Florida

Cecchi

The Honorable
Claire C. Cecchi

United States District Court,
District of New Jersey

Fallon

The Honorable
Eldon E. Fallon

United States District Court,
Eastern District of Louisiana

Gayles

The Honorable
Darrin P. Gayles

United States District Court,
Southern District of Florida

Proctor

The Honorable
David Proctor

United States District Court,
Northern District of Alabama

Robreno

The Honorable
Eduardo C. Robreno

United States District Court,
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Rufe

The Honorable
Cynthia M. Rufe

United States District Court,
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Vratil

The Honorable
Kathryn H. Vratil

United States District Court,
District of Kansas

 

Panel Topics

Adam Moskowitz

Discussion of a Hypothetical Class Action
Case/Fred Friendly Seminars Model

Moderator: Adam Moskowitz
Partner, Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton

Judges:
The Honorable David Proctor
United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama

The Honorable Eduardo C. Robreno
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

The Honorable Katherine H. Vratil
United States District Court, District of Kansas

Lawyers:
Mr. Frank G. Burt, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A.
Mr. Andrew S. Friedman, Bonnet Fairbourn Friedman & Balint, P.C.
Mr. Bruce E. Gerstein, Garwin Gerstein & Fisher LLP

Peter Prieto

Class Action: A Judge's Perspective

Moderator: Peter Prieto
Partner, Podhurst Orseck PA

Judges:
The Honorable Beth F. Bloom
United States District Court, Southern District of South Florida

The Honorable Claire C. Cecchi 
United States District Court, District of New Jersey

The Honorable Darrin P. Gayles 
United States District Court, Southern District of South Florida

Lawyers:
David A. Coulson, Greenberg Traurig
Robert C. Gilbert, Kopelwitz Ostrow

Lance Harke

Resolution of Class Action Cases

Moderator: Lance Harke
Founding Partner, Harke Clasby & Bushman

Judges:
The Honorable Cynthia M. Rufe 
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Lawyers:
Steven F. Benz, Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick
Tucker Ronzetti, Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton
Lawrence D. Silverman, Akerman
Teresa C. Toriseva, Toriseva Law

Harley Tropin

Hot Topics in Class Action and Mass Torts

Moderator: Harley Tropin
President, Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton

Judges:
The Honorable Eldon Fallon
United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

The Honorable David Proctor
United States District Court,Northern District of Alabama

Lawyers:
Hilarie F. Bass, Greenberg Traurig
Sarah Clabsy Engel, Harke Clasby & Bushman
David W. Ichel, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Senior Lecturing Fellow, Duke Law

Professors:
Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School

Date & Location

Alumni Center ExteriorDate: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Reception immediately following the Forum)

Location:
University of Miami Newman Alumni Center
6200 San Amaro Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Registration Fee: $495
Special Young Alumni Rate: $395 (for Miami Law graduates 2007-2017)
 

 

CLE & Certification

CLE: 8.5 general FL CLE credits pending approval by The Florida Bar
Certification Credits: 8.5 Civil trial certification credits pending approval by The Florida Bar

Registration Fee

Registration Fee: $495
Special Young Alumni Rate: $395 (for Miami Law graduates 2007-2017)

Hotel

Biltmore

The official forum hotel is the Biltmore Hotel, which offers constituents of the university discounted rates on a first come, first serve basis. When booking the Biltmore Hotel, please use promotional code: UNIMIA.

 

For Information

For inquiries contact ssegura@law.miami.edu

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