Miami Law Class Action & Complex Litigation Forum

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Friday, December 7, 2018

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Join leading judges, MDL panelists, practitioners, and scholars from around the country for the 3rd annual forum and discuss current cutting edge issues and topics associated with multi-district class actions and mass tort litigation.

The Forum will coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach, the world’s largest and leading international art fair presenting artworks from across the globe.

PROGRAM - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Michael Goodnight

Master of Ceremony
Aaron Podhurst, Podhurt Orseck, P.A.

David Boies

Lunch Keynote
David Boies, Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP

Panel 1: Ethical Issues in Class Action & Mass Torts

Moderator:
Harley Tropin, 
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton

Judges:
The Honorable Cecilia M. Altonaga, United States District Judge, Southern District of Florida
The Honorable Sara L. Ellis, United States District Judge, Northern District of Illinois

Practitioners:
Allan Kanner, Kanner & Whiteley, L.L.C.
Adam Moskowitz, The Moskowitz Law Firm
Marty Steinberg, Hogan Lovells

Panel 2: MDL: Uniform Rules v. Best Practices

Moderator:
Peter Prieto, 
Podhurst Orseck, P.A.

Judges: 
The Honorable Robert M. Dow, United States District Judge, Northern District of Illinois
The Honorable David Proctor, United States District Judge, Northern District of Alabama

Practitioner:
John H. Beisner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 


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

Panel 3: Third Party Financing

Moderator:
David W. Ichel,
X-Dispute LLC; Adjunct Professor, Miami Law; Duke Law

Judge:
The Honorable Amy J. St. Eve, 
United States Circuit Judge, US Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Professor:
Samual Issacharoff, NYU Law

Practitioners:

Hilarie Bass, Greenberg Traurig LLP; immediate last President of the American Bar Association
John H. Beisner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 
Ernest Getto, Burford Capital; Ret. Head of Litigation, Latham & Watkins 

Panel 4: Hot Topics in Class Action

Moderator:
Lance Harke, Harke Law LLP

Judge:
The Honorable John W. Thornton, Jr.Circuit Court Judge, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida

Practitioners:
Teresa C. Toriseva, Toriseva Law
Lawrence D. Silverman, Akerman LLP

(Reception immediately following the Forum)

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Date & Location

Alumni Center ExteriorDate: Friday, December 7, 2018
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
 

CLE & Certification

CLE: 8.5 general FL CLE credits will be applied for with The Florida Bar
Certification Credits: 8.5 Civil trial certification credits will be applied for with The Florida Bar

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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