Miami Law Class Action & Complex Litigation Forum

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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

Vratil

The Honorable
Kathryn H. Vratil

United States District Court,
District of Kansas

 

Schedule - December 8, 2017

8:30 am Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am Opening Remarks
9:15 am Panel 1 
11:00 am Break
11:15 am Panel 2
12:30 pm Lunch Keynote: Steven Marks, Podhurst Orseck, P.A.
2:00 pm Panel 3
3:15 pm Break
3:30 pm Panel 4
4:50 pm Reception

Panel Sessions

Panel 1 (9:15 am – 11:00 am): Discussion of a Hypothetical Class Action Case/Fred Friendly Seminars Model 

Moderator: Adam Moskowitz, Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton, LLP, Adjunct Professor of Class Action Litigation, University of Miami School of Law

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. Joel Fineberg, Risk Settlements
Mr. Andrew S. Friedman, Bonnet Fairbourn Friedman & Balint, P.C.
Mr. Bruce E. Gerstein, Garwin Gerstein & Fisher LLP


Panel 2 (11:15 am -12:30 pm): Class Action: A Judge’s Perspective

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

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


Lunch Keynote: 

"Mass Torts vs. Class Action; the NFL Concussion Litigation Story" -  Steven C. Marks


Panel 3 (2:00 pm – 3:15 pm): Resolution of Class Action Cases

Moderator: Lance Harke, Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP

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


Panel 4 (3:30 pm – 4:45 pm): Hot Topics in Class Action and Mass Torts

Moderator:  Harley Tropin, Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton, LLP

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)

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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.

 

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For inquiries contact ssegura@law.miami.edu

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