The New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance


The Future of Class-Action Litigation:
A Panel Discussion 

The past U.S. Supreme Court term included a number of class action cases with significant decisions on the enforceability of arbitration clauses, including American Express v. Italian Colors and the Class Action Fairness Act (Standard Fire v. Knowles). 


The Court also brought increased scrutiny to class certification standards in Amgen v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Comcast v. Behrend, emphasizing ascertainability at the certification stage that is playing out at the circuit court level, including 3rd Circuit decisions in 
Bayer v. Carrera and Marcus v. BMW.  
Cy pres awards are also gaining attention at the appellate court level, such as 3rd Circuit case In re Baby Products.

Join us to discuss implications of these latest developments on the future of class action litigation


Jessica D. Miller 

Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP


Jeffrey J. Greenbaum

Partner, Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C.


Leigh Schachter

Assistant General Counsel - Litigation, Verizon


Joe DePalma

Partner, Lite DePalma Greenberg, LLC


Ted Frank

Founder, Center for Class Action Fairness



Moderated by 

The Honorable Roberto Rivera-Soto

former Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court

Partner, Ballard Spahr, LLP

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Thursday, November 21st, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Continental breakfast at 9 a.m.

Sills Cummis & Gross
1 Riverfront Plaza 
Newark, NJ 07102

CLE credit pending
There is no cost to attend this event.