NEW YORK, April 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Beard Group, Inc., is hosting the Class Action Money & Ethics Conference on Mon., May 1, 2017, at The Harmonie Club located at 4 East 60th Street in Midtown Manhattan.
"We're honored to bring together the widest array of business, legal and financial professionals, settlement administrators, insurers, investors, academics, government regulators, members of the judiciary and the media, for this year's one-day conference to exchange information and ideas based on their experience in the highest profile class action and complex litigation proceedings," says Joseph S. Cardillo at Beard Group.
This year's conference panels and faculty members are:
8:00 a.m. -- Opening Remarks -- Robin Cantor (Berkeley Research Group)
8:10 a.m. -- Evaluating Economic Outcomes and Ethical Considerations in Litigation Financing -- James Batson (Bentham); Radosław Góral (Dentons); Lucian Pera (Adams & Reese); Anthony Sebok (Cardozo); and Geoffrey Wyatt (Skadden)
9:10 a.m. -- The Economic Influence and Role of the Class Representative – Ethical and Policy Issues -- Peggy Daley (Berkeley Research Group); Andrew B. Clubok (Kirkland & Ellis); Annika K. Martin (Lieff Cabraser); and Nicholas Porritt (Levi & Korsinsky)
10:30 a.m. -- Implications of the Proposed Changes to Rule 23 -- Perry Cooper (Bloomberg BNA); Jay Edelson (Edelson PC); Robert Klonoff (Lewis & Clark Law School); Alan B. Morrison (George Washington University); and Patrick F. Philbin (Kirkland & Ellis)
11:30 a.m. -- Alternative Dispute Resolution to Mass Claims -- Robin Cantor (Berkeley Research Group); Halli Cohn (King & Spalding); Kenneth Feinberg (Law Offices of Kenneth R. Feinberg, P.C.); Ethan Greene (Reisman Karron Greene); and Scott Nader (Garden City)
1:40 p.m. -- Increased Class Participation in the Digital Age -- Jeff Friedman [tentatively] (Hagens Berman); the Honorable Faith Hochberg; Samuel Issacharoff (NYU); Mark Sole (Sipree); and Steven Weisbrot (Angeion Group)
3:00 p.m. -- Consumer Class Actions and Product Labeling: Consumer Protection or Opportunism? -- Van Beckwith (Baker Botts); Alok Khare (FTI); Bethany Lukitsch (McGuireWoods); and Rick L. Shackelford (Greenberg Traurig)
4:00 p.m. -- Future Regulation in Class Actions – Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act 2017 -- John C. Coffee, Jr. (Columbia); Alison Frankel (Reuters); Brad S. Karp (Paul Weiss); Alexandra D. Lahav (University of Connecticut); and Jonathan D. Selbin (Lieff Cabraser)
This year's conference sponsors are:
-- Berkeley Research Group, LLC
-- Sipree, Inc.
-- McGuireWoods LLP; and
-- Esquify, Inc.
Visit http://ClassActionConference.com/ for registration details and additional information about each panel discussion.
Beard Group, Inc., publishes Class Action Reporter -- the oldest and most comprehensive daily source of news and information about class action and complex litigation proceedings. Visit http://ClassActionReporterNewsletter.com/ for a free Class Action Reporter trial subscription.
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SOURCE Beard Group, Inc.