Cutting-Edge Issues in Class Actions: Wal-Mart and Other Important New Cases
Date: 4:30pm - 5:30pm PST February 28, 2012 Location: Hotel 1000, Parlor Room
Hotel 1000, Parlor Room
Dean Robert Klonoff and Professor Ed Brunet present a one hour MCLE on Cutting-Edge Issues in Class Actions: Wal-Mart and Other Important New Cases.
February 28, 2012
Hotel 1000, Parlor Room
1000 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
4:30pm - 5:30pm (Lecture)
Please plan to stay for an alumni reception in the Studio from 5:30-7:30pm.
Kindly respond by February 24.
Materials will be distributed via email prior to lecture.
Information on Robert Klonoff:
Dean Klonoff is a nationally-recognized expert on class actions. He is the senior author of the leading textbook in the field, used at law schools throughout the country. He served as an Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute’s class action project, Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation, a work that has been repeatedly cited by the Supreme Court and other federal and state courts. In 2011, Chief Justice Roberts
appointed Dean Klonoff as the only academic member of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, the committee that drafts the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. He is also a member of the Subcommittee on Class Actions.
Dean Klonoff has written numerous articles on class actions and frequently serves as an expert witness, especially in the areas of the fairness of class action settlements and the reasonableness of attorneys’ fees. Before entering the academy, Dean Klonoff was a class action attorney with Jones Day. He served as class counsel in more than 100 cases – including securities fraud, mass torts, employment discrimination, and many other kinds of cases.
Information on Ed Brunet:
Ed Brunet, Henry J. Casey Professor of Law, is a nationally known scholar in the areas of arbitration and pre-trial procedure. Brunet has been cited by Courts and journal authors over 700 times. He has written over 40 articles and several books. Brunet’s articles have been published in the law reviews of Michigan, Duke, Cornell, Tulane, Illinois, Iowa, Cal-Davis, Virginia, Georgia, SMU and North Carolina.
Brunet’s books have been published by Cambridge University Press, Thomson Reuters, and Lexis. Although Brunet is a committed scholar, he remains a respected teacher and has been awarded the Leo Levinson award for Excellence in Teaching three times. Brunet was a visiting Professor of Law at Emory University in 2002.