Bloomberg BNA Webinar: Class Action Waivers in Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

Upcoming Webinar to Address the Latest Developments in This Fast-Growing Practice in Employment, Consumer, and Commercial Contracts

ARLINGTON, Va., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA will host a complimentary, 90-minute webinar April 23, 2013, on the latest developments impacting the ability of companies to include class action waivers and mandatory arbitration provisions in their contracts with a wide variety of constituencies, including employees, customers, and shareholders.


Titled  Class Action Waivers in Mandatory Arbitration Agreements: The Newest Developments, the webinar is designed to provide practitioners with a keen understanding of the potential implications of two cases currently before the Supreme Court — Sutter v. Oxford Health Plans LLC and Italian Colors Restaurant v. American Express Travel Related Services Co. The upcoming decisions in these cases likely will have significant ramifications for the use and enforceability of mandatory arbitration and class action waiver provisions in employment, consumer, and commercial contracts.

This webinar is tailored for employers and practitioners who are subject to frequent customer, stockholder, employee, or commercial complaints or disputes, as well as attorneys representing the plaintiffs in such matters, the webinar will explore the outlook for arbitration agreements in light of recent, far-reaching Supreme Court cases and address how upcoming decisions are likely to impact existing agreements.

Registrants to the webinar will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the Federal Arbitration Act and the Supreme Court's recent decisions in Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. American Animal Feeds Int'l Corp., AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, and CompuCredit Corp. v. Greenwood.
  • Understand the class arbitration issues confronting the Supreme Court in Oxford Health and American Express, and the circuit courts in the D.R. Horton line of cases.
  • Learn the important cases percolating in state and federal courts that raise significant class arbitration issues.
  • Review the arguments made by counsel for the parties and amicus curiae at oral argument before the Supreme Court in Oxford Health and AmEx.
  • Learn about the likely outcomes in Oxford Health and AmEx, and gain insight into the impacts these decisions may have on the use, scope, and enforceability of mandatory arbitration and class waiver provisions in employment, consumer, and commercial contracts.

Class Action Waivers in Mandatory Arbitration Agreements: The Newest Developments  will take place April 23, 2013, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET. Bloomberg BNA is presenting this webinar at no cost.

Participants can view the webinar live by entering Promotion Code LGAUMKTG3 upon registration for the live webinar or LGNEXT2 to view it later, On Demand.

This webinar is being presented at no cost by Bloomberg BNA's Labor & Employment Law Resource Center™, which helps practitioners seamlessly conduct complex legal research with key cases and arbitration decisions, renowned news coverage, and expertly authored treatises.


Michael Rubin, Altshuler Berzon LLP
Michael Rubin is a partner in the San Francisco labor law firm of Altshuler Berzon LLP and is a former law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Rubin specializes in labor and employment law, class actions, and appellate litigation. Mr. Rubin has argued cases challenging the enforceability of mandatory arbitration clauses in the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit, and has represented several labor union amici in D.R. Horton, Inc. before the NLRB and in the Fifth Circuit. Michael is a member of the Board of Directors of the AFL-CIO's Lawyers' Coordinating Committee and a fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Jason M. Halper, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Jason M. Halper represents domestic and foreign clients in complex business disputes in federal and state courts and arbitrations throughout the country. He has extensive experience in securities, derivative, ERISA and RICO class actions, SEC and stock exchange investigations and arbitrations, internal investigations, suits claiming breaches of fiduciary duty, insider trading or other misconduct by corporate directors, substantial contract disputes, bankruptcy-related proceedings, and litigation arising from M&A or other transactions involving changes in or contests for corporate control in Delaware Chancery Court and elsewhere. He has been consistently recognized as a leading national trial attorney by numerous publications, including Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, and Legal 500.

Ryan J. Andreoli, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Ryan J. Andreoli's practice is concentrated in the area of complex commercial litigation, with a particular focus on securities and shareholder derivative matters. He has participated in the representation of pharmaceutical companies, investment banks, prime brokers, hedge funds, and defense contractors in a variety of state and federal courts across the country.

About Bloomberg BNA
Bloomberg BNA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, is a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals. Its network of more than 2,500 reporters, correspondents, and leading practitioners delivers expert analysis, news, practice tools, and guidance — the information that matters most to professionals. Bloomberg BNA's authoritative coverage spans the full range of legal practice areas, including tax & accounting, labor & employment, intellectual property, banking & securities, employee benefits, health care, privacy & data security, human resources, and environment, health & safety.

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