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2023 James Humphreys Complex Litigation Center Bench-Bar Forum

2023 James Humphreys Complex Litigation Center Bench-Bar Forum

Presented by GW Law School and James F. Humphreys Complex Litigation Center

2023 James Humphreys Complex Litigation Center Bench-Bar Forum

This year's Bench-Bar Discussion on "Resolving Mass Torts in Different Forums" will examine the current state of MDL practices, complex litigation case management, and related issues that have arisen during and after Covid.

This conference will highlight current legal issues affecting class actions, fee issues in class actions and mass torts, and the growing role of litigation financing in complex litigation. It will also continue a discussion begun at the November 2022 conference on mass tort bankruptcies.

Featured JAMS Session:
Mass Arbitrations 
Friday, April 28, 2023 | 10:45 – 11:45 AM
  • Roger Trangsrud (Moderator) | George Washington University
  • Shirish Gupta | JAMS
  • Warren Postman | Keller Postman
  • Joe Sellers | Cohen Milstein
  • Robert J. Herrington | Greenberg Traurig, LLP 
This panel will explore why certain plaintiffs are heading to arbitration: is it numbers, or costs being imposed on employers, or attorney’s fees, or something else? This panel will also explore what defendants are arguing to avoid mass arbitrations with respect to disputes under existing contracts and how they might shape their contracts to avoid mass arbitrations in the future (including particularly the propriety and legality of mandatory cost-sharing provisions).

Featured People

Shirish Gupta
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Banking
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Financial Markets
  • Franchise Distribution Law
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
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