G&E attorneys attend and give presentations at conferences and other events across the U.S. and around the globe. Below are some featured events and speaking engagements.
Perrin Conferences – Class Action Litigation Conference
The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
160 E Pearson Street at Water Tower Place
Chicago, IL 60611
May 17, 2016» Read More
Firm director Adam Levitt will be co-chairing the 2016 Perrin Conferences Class Action Litigation Conference in Chicago, as well as acting as panel moderator. This is a joint plaintiff and defense conference which will include in-house counsel, insurance professionals and judicial perspectives. Some highlighted topics to be covered include Current Trends in Product Liability Class Action Litigation, E-Commerce Class Actions, Supreme Court Update- Spokeo, Tyson Campbell-Ewald and Baker, Mediation & Settlement Strategies and Ethical Issues in Class Action Practice.
For more information about the conference Click Here.
Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference
The Wynn Hotel
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada
April 19–22, 2016» Read More
Friday, April 22nd
12:30 pm: “Zofran Update” – G&E’s Beth Graham and co-panelists will present on the current status of the Zofran litigation.
The national Zofran Lawsuit concerns the use of the prescription drug Zofran and the growing body of evidence linking this drug to an increased risk of birth defects. The lawsuit alleges that the manufacturer of Zofran knew of this severe side effect, but failed to properly inform the United States government and healthcare providers that Zofran could cause significant potential issues, and that the drug required additional testing and research before it should have been widely marketed and prescribed to patients who had better alternative treatments.
For additional conference information, Click Here.
ABA Class Action Litigation in America – A National Symposium
The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans LA
March 10-11, 2016» Read More
G&E director Adam Levitt, part of the symposium planning committee, will also serve as a panel moderator for this exciting symposium presented by the ABA Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS).
Mr. Levitt will moderate a one hour panel discussion entitled “What’s on the Horizon: Emerging Class Action Trends,” at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10.
Attendees will gain valuable insight from nationally prominent litigators from both sides of the class action fence–leading scholars, seasoned jurists, mediators and insurers–and will learn about recent case law developments, emerging trends, risk management issues, case management techniques, pre and post certification strategies, arbitration and the ethical considerations in resolving these high profile and costly litigations.
Webinar: Delaware Case Law Update
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
11:30 am – 12:30 pm EST» Read More
Firm director Michael Barry will moderate a webinar on current and recent developments in Delaware case law and topics of importance to institutional investors. Speakers will highlight relevant facts and issues on key cases including:
- Developments in how Delaware courts view disclosure-only settlements
- Developments in liability issues in DE law, with emphasis on these cases:
– In Re Rural Metro Corporation Stockholders Litigation
– In re KKR Financial Holdings LLC Shareholder Litigation
- Potential legislative changes in Delaware.
CII members may register here.
Delaware Law Developments 2015: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know
PLI New York Center
1177 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10036
Thursday, June 4, 2015» Read More
Delaware law continues to play a critical role in U.S. corporate and securities law, particularly in today’s challenging and changing business environment. This unique annual program focuses on the important Delaware corporate law developments over the past year and the practical impact on your corporate or legal practice. The very top Delaware corporate law experts from the Delaware judiciary, leading law firms and corporations, and academia, will examine the latest case law and practical trends and share their real-world experiences, insights and advice on the issues of greatest concern to the corporate/securities legal community.
Firm director Nathan A. Cook joins the 11:00 a.m. panel presentation
on Section 220 Litigation;
Scope: When does Court allow inspection beyond board materials?
Purpose: Caremark claims—what is required?
Privileges: Wal-Mart decision
For the full seminar schedule Click Here
Perrin Conferences – Class Action Litigation Conference
Omni Chicago Hotel
May 6-7, 2015» Read More
Conference Events Featuring G&E Directors:
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
8:30 AM – Opening remarks by event co-chairs, G&E director Adam Levitt and Todd Jacobs
8:45 AM – Adam Levitt will moderate a roundtable on current trends in consumer protection litigation
10:45 AM – G&E director Robert Eisler will participate in a roundtable on antitrust litigation
1:00 PM – Adam Levitt, along with Todd Jacobs, will moderate a panel of federal judges in a discussion of “Judicial Perspectives on the Management of Class Action Cases”
Thursday, May 7, 2015
9:00 AM – G&E director Nathan Cook will speak on a securities litigation panel, focusing on Halliburton, corporate by-law revisions, and “loser pays” issues
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HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Xarelto & Power Morcellators
Belmond Charleston Place Hotel
205 Meeting Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Wednesday, December 3, 2014» Read More
This year’s conference covers updates to some of the most publicized drug and device litigation, the science behind drugs such as Xarelto and certain power morcellators, and a review of the liability and jurisdictional issues relating to the drugs and case filings.
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Conference co-chair G&E’s Beth Graham joins other distinguished panelists in a presentation entitled “Power Morcellator: Filing, Jurisdiction, Case Criteria.”
Click here to view the Agenda
Friday, October 10, 2014
12:00 pm–1:30 pm EST» Read More
Recent developments have presented institutional investors with new opportunities to recover their losses arising from securities fraud. A new decision allows institutions to sue in United States courts for non-domestic transactions. Foreign securities cases are beginning to present realistic alternatives to US litigation. Institutions can enhance their recoveries in class action settlements by adjusting to what has become an adversarial system… Director Geoff Jarvis joins other distinguished panelists for a lively discussion of these recent developments.
For more information Click Here.
“Challenges Facing the Food and Beverage Industries in Complex Consumer Litigations”
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
Tuesday, April 8, 2014» Read More
Adam Levitt, a Grant & Eisenhofer director and head of the Firm’s Consumer Practice Group, joins fellow panelists Jesse David, Ph.D., R. Trent Taylor, Esq., and Charles C. Sipos, Esq., to discuss “The Changing Class Action Landscape – what are the national trends, best practices and developing Claims.”
“Damages: Go Big or Go Home”
Wynn Las Vegas
March 23-25, 2014» Read More
Tuesday, March 25
9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
“Make No Small Plans: Damage Modeling in the Mega Case”
Grant & Eisenhofer director Adam Levitt, head of the Firm’s Consumer Practice Group, joins fellow presenters Mark DiCello and Russell Lamb to discuss the effective use of damage modeling in large-scale direct action, mass tort, and class action cases.
UBS Investors Puerto Rico Conference
San Geronimo B Conference Room, Caribe Hilton
1 San Geronimo Street
San Juan, Puerto Rico
February 27, 2104
3:00–5:00 p.m.» Read More
Grant & Eisenhofer, along with Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP, and the Law Offices of Andrés W. López, P.S.C., co-hosted a free, no obligation conference to discuss investors’ remedies for losses suffered from investments in UBS-Offered Puerto Rico Family of Funds.
Animals as Food: The Legal Treatment of Animals in Contemporary Agribusiness and Factory Farming
DePaul Center, 1 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Tuesday, October 30, 2013» Read More
The legal, moral and ethical issues surrounding animals in contemporary food production and distribution are the focus of the Center for Animal Law’s annual fall symposium.
“Food Labeling: What Labels Actually Mean for Consumers and Animals”
Adam Levitt, along with 3 other distinguished panelists, analyze the words on food packages. Cage free, free range, natural, and organic are only some of the hazily-defined terms seen at many grocery stores, and this panel will provide insight into what these words actually mean for consumers and for animals. It will also look at who regulates their usage and sanctions against false advertising. Genetically modified organisms, their benefits, and their effect on human health will also be covered during this segment.
ABA Section Annual Conference
JW Marriott, Chicago
April 24–26, 2013» Read More
Firm Director Adam J. Levitt joins Magistrate Judge Sidney Schenkier, of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and Professor Francis McGovern, of Duke University School of Law, in a panel discussion on the topic “Disaster Averted, Mass Tort Resolved — Settling Tort Disaster Cases.”
The ABA Section Annual Conference for litigators brings together lawyers and judges from across the country for the latest in trial advocacy… Click here for conference brochure