Miami Law Class Action & Complex Litigation Forum

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Friday, January 26, 2024

University of Miami

The 8th annual event, along with leading judges, practitioners, and scholars from around the country to discussed cutting-edge topics on class actions, multi-district cases, mass tort litigation and more.

Cutting-Edge Topics

Antitrust/AI class action trends

Hot topics in class actions, including bankruptcy

A closer look into class action trials

Special judges panel on MDL/complex litigation

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2024 Pending CLE Credits

Alabama: 9.0 general credit hours

California: 9.0 general credit hours

Florida: 11.0 general credit hours (2.0 Ethics and 2.0 Technology), 11.0 Civil Trial and Business Litigation certification 

Georgia: 9.0 general credit hours (1.0 Trial)

New Jersey and New York: As FL is an approved jurisdiction in NJ and NY, CLEs will qualify for CLE credit in NJ and NY through reciprocity.

North Carolina: 9.0 general credit hours (1.5 professional responsibility/ethics)

Pennsylvania: 9.0 general credit hours




See Past 2023 Program

Thursday, January 26, 2023  (UM School of Law)

Panel – Class Actions are Off the [Block]chain, Room E352

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Join a panel discussion regarding current legal issues involving blockchain technology and cryptocurrency in the class action and regulatory contexts and how their interplay will shape future litigation and the industry.

Moderator: Joey Kaye, J.D. '15, Partner, The Moskowitz Law Firm

Friday, January 27, 2023 (Shalala Student Center, University of Miami)

Welcome Remarks

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

David Yellen, Dean and M. Minnette Massey Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law

Panel –The Rise of Bankruptcy to Resolve Mass Torts          

9:15 AM – 10:45 AM              

Defendants are increasingly turning to the bankruptcy process to resolve their mass tort liability. The bankruptcy process provides speed and comprehensiveness, but a number of innovations such as the “Texas Two-Step” and third party releases have raised a number of concerns.

This panel of experienced practitioners and judges will discuss the rise of bankruptcy resolution of mass torts, its relative advantages and disadvantages, and its relationship to other complex procedures such as multidistrict litigation.

Moderator: Stephen F. Rosenthal, Partner, Podhurst Orseck P.A.

Panel – The Rise and Future of Global Class Actions

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM            

Our panel of leading practitioners, academics, and industry experts will break down the  unprecedented rise of cross-border and collective actions in the UK, Europe, South America and across the globe with an emphasis on the opportunities and challenges presented by these fast-moving legal and regulatory developments.

Moderator: Lance A. Harke, J.D. ’90, Mediator and Arbitrator, Upchurch Watson White & Max

Lunch Keynote

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

The Honorable Robert M. Dow Jr., Counselor to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States.

Panel - Class Action Nuts and Bolts: Pleading, Certifying, and Defending National Classes

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Hear from distinguished members of the bench, bar, and academy on how and whether to prosecute and defend national class actions.

Our speakers will provide tips and discuss the most recent jurisprudential developments surrounding complaint drafting, 12(b) motions, discovery, and class certification, all with an eye on the ultimate prize: a 50-state class.

Moderator: Ben Widlanski, Partner, Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton

Panel - Everything you Wanted to Know about Multidistrict Litigation but Were Afraid to Ask

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

This will be an interactive dialogue between panelists and the audience concerning the current status of multidistrict litigation.

Moderator: The Honorable Eduardo C. Robreno, Senior District Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Closing Reception

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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The conference is held under the Chatham House Rule.


Thank you to our 2023 sponsors