Public Justice’s Speaker Series

Public Justice’s speaker series provides members vital information on issues relevant to practicing lawyers today. Each talk will last one hour (45 minute presentation and 15 minute Q&A).

This series is for members only. If you would like to join Public Justice, visit our membership page.

To register: log in to the site and select “webinars” in the top menu. Scroll down and select the name of the webinar for which you would like to register. On the members-only site, you can also access videos of past webinars.

Questions? Contact: memberservices@publicjustice.net

Speaker Series Schedule

Check back soon for updates to the Speaker Series roster in 2017. 

Past Webinars:

Spokeo and the Present and Future of Class Actions

Thursday, June 2 at 1PM ET/ 10AMPT

This month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins could have represented an unprecedented corporate gutting of America’s privacy laws, and federal consumer law generally. Instead, the decision was much more narrow, but has bearing on a number of pending class and individual actions.

Consumer class action expert Beth Terrell of Terrell Marshall and appellate advocate Deepak Gupta of Gupta Wessler take you through the decision, and discuss the short and long-term implications for class actions and individual consumer cases.

Class Actions in a New Supreme Court: Tyson Foods Gets Skewered

Tuesday, April 5 at 3PM ET/ Noon PT

Jocelyn Larkin of the Impact Fund and Jason Lichtman of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein discuss the long-awaited result in one of this term’s blockbuster Supreme Court cases.

Tyson v. Bouaphakeo, which upheld a jury verdict in a class action brought on behalf of low-wage workers at a Tyson Foods pork-processing plant, had the potential to drastically change the future of class action litigation. As it turns out, the Supreme Court’s decision broke little new ground, although it did include some surprising twists. Hear from two of the country’s foremost experts about what this decision will mean for the use of statistical evidence in class litigation going forward.

Larkin and Lichtman will explain how consumer advocates and class action litigators can use the case to their advantage and continue to use representative evidence to prove both liability and damages on a class-wide basis.