EVENTS & CONFERENCES

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.

Firm Directors Beth Graham and Adam Levitt, and Senior Counsel Tom Ayala, Present at American Association for Justice Annual Convention

AAJ Annual Convention
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
July 22–25, 2016» Read More

Friday, July 22 – 3:10 pm
Firm director Beth Graham co-presents “Zofran: Introduction, Screening, Defenses, Generics”

Friday, July 22 – 3:40 pm
Firm senior counsel Tom Ayala co-presents “Compare and Contrast:  The Science Behind Zofran, SSRIs, and Other Teratogens”

Saturday, July 23 – 3:10 pm
Firm director Adam Levitt co-presents “Proving Class Wide Damages After Comcast in Consumer Product Class Action”

Click Here for more information about the 2016 AAJ Annual Convention.

Firm Director Dan Berger Presents at Practising Law Institute’s 2016 Seminar in New York

Practising Law Institute Expert Witness 2016 Seminar
PLI New York Center
1177 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
June 27, 2016» Read More

The PLI Expert Witness 2016 seminar focuses on the crucial benefits and effective use of expert witnesses in complex litigation. Panel presentations by experienced litigators and expert witnesses demystify the challenges of selecting, preparing, and using experts.

G&E director Dan Berger joins distinguished a panel in the opening presentation, the “Role of Expert Witnesses in Complex Litigation,” covering:

• Introduction to expert testimony
• Roles of experts in complex litigation
• Selection of experts

Firm Director Olav Haazen Instructs Courses in Netherlands on Cross-Border Litigation in the U.S.

Centre for Professional Legal Education
Radboud University – Nijmegen, Netherlands
May 25, 2016
Centre for Professional Legal Education
Zwartbol Academy – Alblasserdam, Netherlands
May 27, 2016» Read More

Firm director Olav Haazen instructs a Continuing Legal Education course on “Cross-Border Litigation in the United States,” at both Radboud University and Zwartbol Academy, in the Netherlands.

Firm Director Adam J. Levitt Chairs Nationwide Perrin Class Action Litigation Conference in Chicago

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 acts as co-chair the 2016 Perrin Conferences Class Action Litigation Conference in Chicago, as well as being a panel moderator. This is a joint plaintiff and defense conference which includes in-house counsel, insurance professionals and judicial perspectives. Some highlighted topics 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.”

Firm Director Beth Graham Presents at “Mass Torts Made Perfect” April 2016 Conference

Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference
The Wynn Hotel
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada
April 22, 2016» Read More

Friday, April 22nd
12:30 pm: “Zofran Update” – G&E’s Beth Graham and co-panelists 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.

Firm Director Adam Levitt is Planning Committee Member and Panel Moderator for American Bar Association’s 2016 Class Action Litigation in America Symposium

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, also serves as a panel moderator at this exciting symposium presented by the ABA Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS).

Mr. Levitt is moderator for 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 gain valuable insight from nationally prominent litigators from both sides of the class action fence–leading scholars, seasoned jurists, mediators and insurers–and 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.

Firm Director Michael Barry Moderates “Delaware Case Law Update” Webinar for The Council of Institutional Investors

Webinar: Delaware Case Law Update
January 20, 2016» Read More

11:30 am – 12:30 pm EST
Firm director Michael Barry moderates a webinar on current and recent developments in Delaware case law and topics of importance to institutional investors. Speakers 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.

Firm Director Nathan A. Cook Presents at Practising Law Institute Seminar in NYC

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
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

Firm Director Adam J. Levitt is Chair, and Firm Directors Robert G. Eisler and Nathan A. Cook Speak at Nationwide Perrin Class Action Litigation Conference in Chicago

Perrin Conferences – Class Action Litigation Conference
Omni Chicago Hotel
Chicago, Illinois
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

To view conference agenda Click Here

Firm Director Beth Graham Co-chairs and Presents at HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Xarelto & Power Morcellators

HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Xarelto & Power Morcellators
Belmond Charleston Place Hotel
205 Meeting Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
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

Firm Director Adam Levitt Speaks at Conference on Complex Consumer Litigation

“Challenges Facing the Food and Beverage Industries in Complex Consumer Litigations”
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
April 8, 2014» Read More

2:15 p.m.
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.”

Firm Director Adam Levitt Presents at 360 Advocacy Conference

“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.

Grant & Eisenhofer Co-Hosts Conference on Investors’ Remedies for Losses Suffered from Investments In UBS-Offered Puerto Rico Family of Funds

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.

Firm Director Adam Levitt is Panelist at the Center for Animal Law Fall 2013 Symposium, Chicago

Animals as Food: The Legal Treatment of Animals in Contemporary Agribusiness and Factory Farming
DePaul Center, 1 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60604
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”
1:15-2:45
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.

Firm Director Adam Levitt Joins Other Prominent Panelists in a Mass Tort Discussion at the ABA Annual Section of Litigation Conference in Chicago

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